Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Yes, I am aware this is my third post today.  But I made a beautiful bohemian style treasury and want to share it!  Click the picture to go to it.

Also, you see that bag in the corner?  I will probably buy a bag or two from her.  What do you guys think?  I have a New York bag in that style that my future step daughter wants when I'm done with it.  Shes going to be 9 in August, so I was thinking of buying her one for her Birthday.  That or a Monopoly game, becasue that is her favorite game.

Couple of minutes

So, I had a few spare minutes this morning, and decided to try and work with the pins I got.  I used some of my turquise, my coral and indian glass beads.

The blue one is indian glass, the red ones are coral and the orange and blue ones are round turquoise beads with dyed turquoise rondells.

Debating on what to do with them.  Sell them as pendants, earrings, neckalces, bracelets?  Or all?
Sorry the picture is so dark.  The lighting in my house is horrible and its so cold and wet outside.


Yesterday I went to the store to buy some new supplies.  I got some head pins, some nylon coated stanless steel, and some tools.  So hopefully I will come up with something cool really soon!

I know, a boreing update but nothing else is new around here.  Just been cleaning out my room and listing stuff on ebay.  I need to get rid of a lot of stuff so I can hopefully move by the end of summer.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Must Get Batteries

So, I was going to take picthres of the many items I need to list, and my camera went dead.  I need to get batteries, and then were will be many new things up on the site!  Including the embroidery bracelets that i've been talking about for forever, and some new hemp bracelets that go with the new color blocking theme thats in these days...

Have a wonderful thursday guys!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time to catch up

Well, today was a busy day.  I woke up sick, really sick.  Probably from the stress I've been feeling the past few days.  I havent been sleeping well, mostly I havent been sleeping at all.  I got in a few hours all together last night, I kept dozing off, so I guess they were naps.  This morning I had a horrible headache and was really sick to my stomach.  But I guess I'm feeling a little better, and hoping to sleep tonight.

I had a productive day today though.  I made about 5 orders, one of which was a custom order with 4 items!  I made all except one order, and thats becasue it was an ebay order, the person ordered 3 bracelets and only paid for one, but I recieved payment today and am going to make it in a little bit.  I also made a diffrent ebay like a week or 2 ago, and listed clothes on there.  So I got some of that done, although I think I'm going to talk to my neighbor and see when she wants to have a yard sale, and talk to my boyfriends mom and see when she wants to have one.  We figure if all 3 of us have one together, it might be better since were all 3 neighbors.

I made myself a bracelet, I love it.  I think I'll list it on etsy to sell copies of it.  I used some of my aluminum jump rings, some small jump rings and one of my cool industial chic spacer bead things.  Also, it would make a really cool necklace if I were to get chain to add to it!

Its storming like crazy over here.  Hail and everything!  I'm going to catch up on reading some of my fav blogs, discover a new blog or 2, and maybe make a treasury.

Monday, April 18, 2011


So yesterday a lady asked me if I could make two patchwork bracelets for her grandson.  I stayed up all night making them for her, hopefully her grandson enjoys them!  One was a camo inspired bracelet, I really enjoyed making it.  It was a fun challenge to try to make something camoflauge inspired.  Heres a picture of how it turned out:

The other one was more like my other patchwork bracelets.  Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New findings

So today was stressful at work.  I really strongly dislike my manger.  I need a new job.  I really wanna work at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, a resale shop or a book store.  All would be ideal.  So today I to Michaels to look at supplies and help relieve some of my stress.  I wanna make diffrent jewelry.  Don't get me wrong, I love making hemp jewelry and macrame, but I need a change.

I found some colorful jump rings and some really cool bead type things.  Can't wait to find out what I create with these!

Friday, April 15, 2011


So yesterday, I ran out of another important thing needed to make bracelets....beads.  I use beads to tie off almost all of my bracelets, and ran out.  On my way to the post office I stopped by walmart to get beads, and right next to them were earring hook things.  So I bought a pack, and have been making a few pairs of earrings.  Right now, they are all simple bc I dont have many supplies to make more complicated earrings.  Each pair will come with a set of clear earrings backings.  Let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back in business...

So, I got a few orders all at once, and ran out of a couple of colors of hemp cord I needed.  Well, I got my hemp cord in the mail today, so hopefully I'll be making a trip to the post office tonight.

And this time, I don't know why I didn't think of it before, I looked at the brands of hemp cord I use.  I never really paid any attention before.  But I am going to start learning about all my materials I use, it might actually be useful, and help me make my products even better!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I was featured in a beautiful treasury

Today, I was featured in this beautiful treasury. Go check it out!

I also got my box of promotions from the promo swap.  These are going to last a good while!

Other than that, I have nothing to blog about today. I have been on a cleaning spree, and hope to have a yard sale in the next week or 2 in order to destash a lot of stuff.  The est will eaither go on ebay or charity.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Basket Special

So yesterday I didn't write.  It was however an eventful day.  My boyfriends pet snake (a red tail boa constrictor) which is about 6 ft long, decdied to bite him, in the face!  It was kind of scary really, and the snake still proceded to try to attack him after he was let go of.  I'm def glad it wasnt one of the kids that got attacked, but this has been one of my fears of him having a snake THAT big.  But he is okay, thankfully, and has decided not to keep the snake any longer.  I don't know what he is going to do with it, but more snake.  That makes me feel a little better about moving in with him, too. 

Yesterday I made a set of four bracelets.  They are my Easter Basket special.  A blue, a pink, a lavender, and a tye dye pastel bracelet, all for 10.00 + shipping.  Hopefully a couple of them will sell.  Order by April 20 (in the U.S.) to have them there by Easter!

Click below to get to this special:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Newest Treasury and tips on how to make a good treasury

Its me again.  I just made a new treasury, called girly girl.  I've been making a lot of treasurys latley, some turn out good with over 100 views and lots of comments, some not so good.  I just wanted to share tips on how to make an awesome treasury and how to promote it for newbies.

1.  Pick a theme.
     Pick a theme for your treasury before you begin.  It may be hard, but once you pick a theme you will find so many great items to fit into your treasury that you wont have enough space to putthem all in.

2.  Pick great items.
     Find some great items that pop off the screen.  And make sure the picture is clear.  There are some awesome items on etsy, but if the picture is not bright, clear and able to sell the item, its probably not going to look good in your treasury.

3. Tag your treasury.
    At the side of the page, there are both popular treasury tags and popular item tags.  These can also be helpful to helping you pick your items.  The more popular tags you use, the better the chance of making a hot treasury.

4. Join teams.
    There are lots and lots of teams on etsy!  There are some awesome Treasury teams too to promote.  I am part of a few treasury teams  Some require you to make so many treasurys a week, and feature members.  I'm in a treasury team that requires you to comment on the top 15 treasurys above yours in order to help promote treasurys.  These all work, too.

5. Stay active on Etsy.
   Keep your shop fresh and stay active on the team fourms.  People are more likley to comment on your treasurys if you comment on other peoples treasurys too.

Hopefully this has help a few people.  And here is the link to my newest treasury:

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My work space

So I thought I would show you guys my work space, and ask if anyone has any suggestions.  I use a dresser to store my supplies, and the desk in my livingroom to make things.  I would like to be more organized, or have a whole new work space.  But I am planning on moving this summer, so hopefully I'll be able to create an awesome work space for myself.  But right now, I'm working with what I've got.

That green/white thing in the back is also filled with hemp.
 That clear case has all my beads and charms in it.
 My folder that I keep trace of all my sales and purchases in.

 The second to bottom park of my book case keeps all my packaging supplies.

And my desk.  I use my laptop to start my picture editing process.  Then I finish editing on the home computer/list everything.

Not every exciting, I know.  But there you have it, the workstation of Peppy and Belles jewelry.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Update

I know I keep saying this, but I'm really going to keep up with my blog now.  Last month sales were awesome, but so spuratic, and I think its becasue I neglected Facebook, my blog, and more importantly, I wasnt on Etsy as much.  So were going to ee what happens this month (even though last month was the month I made the most money!!)

I listed my jumpring bracelet today, along with two patchwork bracelets.  I will be making more soon.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!

New Bracelet to be listed soon

So, last post I mentioned I got a pet rat, named Oreo, from my boyfriend.  Well, Heres a few pictures of him. <3

He's such a sweet little guy, and I'm looking forward to spending time with him!

Anyway, yesterday I made a bracelet.  This is my first bracelet that I made that wasnt made of hemp.  It was made with Jumprings, seed beads, and star spacer beads.  It took about an hour and a half, but I enjoyed making it.  I think I'll be making more bracelets in this style, if I get good feedback from it.