Saturday, February 20, 2010

Little Girl's Jewelry Birthday Party

I was asked to do a Girl's Jewelry Birthday Party for 11 girls ages 5 to 8 yrs. old. Thanks to Rena Klingenberg's wonderful advice on I was able pull this off and have loads of fun with these great kids! The favorite colors were pink, blue and purple in this order. I must admit I was fearful of not having enough pink! Today's girls love things that are truly sparkly and bright. I used mostly glass beads and rose quartz hearts/stars. To keep the expense down I used sterling silver plated clasps. Several bead containers were placed on the floor and I had the girls sit in a circle taking serveral minutes to look over the beads. We talked about colors and designing a bracelet. I had the girls pass out the bead boards and pink pouches. It was fun helping them and certainly they did not need much help in designing - they were fantastic and creative! I never had the opportunity to be with a group of little girls. Each one had their own personality starting to emerge. I just adored them and had so much fun. My husband did ask me what's going to happen when they all finish their bracelets at once and come at me with their little bracelets to be finished? They did form a line and waited patiently for their turn. I am amazed at how much the girls enjoyed having this jewelry birthday party!

I took the photo of all the girls finished bracelets. It's truly a friendship photo that will make memories.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

And the Winner is...

Happy Valentine's Day!
The winner of To Be Me Jewelry's Valentine Day contest is Susan W.!
Susan please email me your address so I can mail the turquoise earrings to you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let it Snow...let there be cookies!

The snow is piling up here at the Jersey Shore. Near blizzard conditions. We are flip-flop people not boot people.

This photo is a house across the street. The trees are huge.

Snow has reached about 16 inches and it's still snowing!

Oh my, I just realized - I bet schools will be closed for the rest of the week - cabin fever setting in.

Let it snow, let there be cookies. Time to bake chocolate chip cookies. I think I made too many!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Contest for Free Turquoise Earrings

Ok, Beadheads - here's the deal...To Be Me Jewelry will be giving these Turquoise earrings away on Valentine's Day, February 14th. Yes...I hear some of you whispering in my ear, "Claire, you should be giving heart earrings away for Valentine's Day". I say-baloney! Turquoise reminds me of warm weather and that's where we are headed soon in the coming months.
Contest Rules:
1. You must be a fan of To Be Me Jewelry on Facebook.
2. To be in the running email me privately by February 13th with the message - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
3. Contest will close at 7:00 p.m. on February 13th.
Your name will be placed in a container and my son will pick out the name. Easy enough!
The winner will be announced on To Be Me Jewelry fan page on Valentine's Day.
Contest will be open to USA, Canada, UK residents only.