Friday, April 29, 2011

Danny's Hole

In the 80's, we used to go deep sea fishing in Murrells Inlet, SC. One day I decided to stay home. And I'm glad that I did. John came home early that day. He didn't have any fish.
Seems that one of the guys that paid to fish decided to swim instead. Yeah, you read that right. We're talking about fishing out in the Gulf Stream, hours from shore. John looked up and saw this man do a perfect swan dive off the rail. He quickly started to swim away from the boat.
The captain immediately cut the anchor so they could pull up to him, but Danny kept swimming in the opposite direction. Finally one of the mates dove in after him. They finally coaxed him into the boat, where they quickly duct taped him so he wouldn't hurt himself, someone else OR dive back in. It was a long ride back to shore.
The fishing spot where they cut the anchor is now called Danny's Hole. I will never look at an anchor again without thinking about this story.
There are several pieces of anchor jewelry in my Etsy shop. They can be found here.
Until next time.....

Thursday, April 28, 2011

After The Storm

Two full days of strong storms, here in TN. Today, the sun came out. What a wild ride!
Until next time.....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day from my garden to yours.

Until next time.....

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tax Weekend Sale

I've decided to have a sale in my Etsy shop this weekend. 15% off until Sunday night at midnight, CST. Sale applies to all instock items. Hope to see you there.

Until next time.....

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cat Sun Glasses

Do they make such a thing? Althea needs them! Doubt she'd wear them, but she sure does need them. Look at those squinty eyes. It's the time of year when I go sun glass shopping. I didn't get a new pair last year and I need one desperately. Maybe I should keep an eye out for cool cat glasses. Until next time.....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Jewelry

I've been adding quite a bit of new jewelry to my Etsy shop. Here's a sample. Some of it hasn't been listed yet, so check back or convo me if you see something you're interested in.

Until next time.....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Removing Odors From Vintage and Other Pieces

If you buy vintage things, sooner or later you're going to receive a package that smells like cigarettes and/or perfume. I recently received two in one week. Yuk! I tried my usual remedies and neither worked. I got online and Google came to the rescue. Thought I'd pass my findings on here.

One of the orders had porous beads in it, so I didn't feel comfortable using vinegar on them. The other was old brass and I was afraid the vinegar would clean the brass. Didn't want that to happen! So, I didn't even attempt to try the vinegar. I took a one quart yogurt container, put the bone beads in and covered with baking soda. Left it for a few days. When I opened it, the odor was still there.

Next, I tried coffee. I put the beads in a yogurt container lid and set them on a bed of coffee beans in a plastic container with a lid. Left it a few days. That didn't work either.

With Google's info, I put my beads back in a new yogurt container and covered them with clean cat litter. After a day the odor was gone! Worked with the brass too.

Until next time.....

Friday, April 8, 2011

25% Off All Bullet Jewelry Today Only

25% off all of my bullet jewelry today, April 8th. The sale pieces can be found here.

Enjoy your weekend.

Until next time.....

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day Sale

April Fools Day sale in my Etsy jewelry shop today. 15% off. Until next time.....


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