Follow my blog with bloglovin Linda B's Blog: May 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

New Jewelry Designs from LindaB Handebeaded Jewelry

In case you don’t know, I’m having a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. Part of your purchases will be sent to this important cause.

This adorable dog charm/purse charm or key ring is expiring soon



Friendship Flower Adjustable Rings

Friendship Flower Earrings



Turquoise and Black Gemstone and Czech Beads Bracelet

Turquoise and Black Gemstone Earrings

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Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day Card



Sale – Red Posie Earrings Sale – Strawberry Quartz Pendant
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Coming Soon  
Heart Greeting Card Hair Combs
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Chains Magnets
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Silver and white pearl kippah Gold and peach pearl kippah
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Nomad pendants White seed beads
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Congrats Card Purple and Red Glass Pendant
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Any purchase is a donation, so I really appreciate your support. Tell me what items you like and I’ll create a special listing for you.

Thanks, Dear Blog Readers.

June 4 Blog Carnival - EtsyBloggers Team

This blog carnival assignment is to "Tell us about your Grandfather or Great-Grandfather. Does he like Etsy/would he have liked Etsy? Was he crafty? 

My paternal grandpa, Louis, was a carpenter in New Jersey. He was a terrific people person and would stop mothers with baby carriages on the street to talk to the baby and mom. He was a very religious man, enjoyed life and his family. 

It's too bad that I don't remember what he made, but I have seen custom built-in kitchen cabinets that my Uncle Eli made. 

Also, my dad built several items for my dolls: a china cabinet for tea parties, a playpen to hold my dolls, and when I got older, he built a corner desk for me. I searched online, but didn't see any similar  pictures to share. 

When he passed away, may his memory be for a blessing, I didn't have a place to put these items, so they were donated. 

There is one item that I still have, a bookcase that he built and stained, which my parents used as a bar. It has sliding doors and I have my TV, VCR and cablebox on it in the bedroom. 

Computers weren't part of their generation, but I'm sure they all would have supported Etsy and small businesses. 

By the way, it's very fitting that these my uncle and my dad were veterans in WWII. My uncle was stationed in Italy and my dad was in Burma. So, I am pleased to share my memories of such good men with you. 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

5.30.10 The Winner is …

You voted, Linda’s Top 5 Etsy Finds featured sellers promoted and the winner is VeeDubz pillows.

Congrats, Vee!

2 Thow Pillows Purple Mauve Spot Print


I’ll be sending Vee some questions to answer for her Blog Feature Interview.

You can enter your item on Tuesday in Etsy Forums. Look for the thread “Wanna be Featured – Linda B’s Top Etsy Finds…”

Thanks, Dear Blog Readers and Followers.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday's Top 5 Etsy Finds

Each week, I post in the Etsy forums asking Etsy sellers to show me a handmade item from their shop and comment on my blog. It's Linda's Top 5 Etsy Finds.

Before I show you this week's choices, I have one announcement. I'm having a 30% off sale in my online shops and part of the proceeds from your purchases will go to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Fund. See details in my shops at,,

Now, to the Top 5 - and Dear Readers, I will ask you to vote for your favorites by commenting on my blog. The item with the most votes will get a solo blog feature here on my Featured Seller blog post.

Crochet Flip Flops

2 Purple Mauve Handmade Pillows

Please give these Etsy shops some love, and maybe even purchase an item or two from them and me.

Take a moment this weekend to think about those soldiers who have lost their lives protecting our freedom. And have a safe, fun holiday weekend.

Remember to vote for your favorite item in comments.

Thanks for reading my post.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cancer - What Can You Do About It?

Unfortunately, cancer affects many of our lives through friends and loved ones either battling the disease or worse, losing the battle and passing away. My most recent experience is through an online friend, a teammate who died. She underwent an experimental treatment and, it's sad, but it didn't work.

Seven years ago, my favorite aunt died from brain cancer which was diagnosed only 8 months before.  One of my cousins really did his best - he moved her into his home and took her for treatments and arranged a birthday party in August, her last birthday, and she had a grand time. We all did. I'm grateful that I had a chance to visit her on the east coast before she died; I was her surprise. She died in October. 

My mom battled lung cancer and parts of both lungs were removed. I was newly married and in college, and at the time, surgery was the best option. They removed the cancer, but she died of a heart problem. This was in 1977, but I miss her terribly still.

So, you're reading all this sadness and thinking what can I do? How can I help? I'm having a fundraiser for the Susan G Komen Cancer Fund, so part of your purchases will go to help cancer research. Take 30% off items priced over $5 in my shop. I'm increasing the sale from 20% off to get more participation. I'll refund by PayPal or convo me to change the price.

This pink cats eye hope bracelet is already marked down

I'll extend this offer to all my online shops:

Etsy shop
Artfire shop and
my Website

Please do your good deed by purchasing an item so I can donate to the Susan G Komen Cancer Fund.

My prayers go out to everyone touched by cancer. Together, we can do something!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Etsy Treasuries – Thanks so much

A few of my items are in Etsy Treasuries and I’m very grateful to the curators.

My honey onyx Siam Swarovski crystal bracelet is in this one


and my Turquoise Cube Necklace is here

Thanks for showing some love to the Treasuries.

I’m having a Cancer fundraiser to benefit Susan G. Komen in my shop.

If you purchase an item after seeing my blog, I’ll give you 20% with the Notes to Seller “cancer20blog.” This applies to items over $5 only and excludes any tax and shipping.

Thanks, Dear Blog Reader.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Jewelry Designs by Linda B Handbeaded Jewelry

I've been creating and working with new beads I bought at the gem show in Chicago. Of course, I don't have pictures of all the items yet, but I'll show you a few pairs of earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

Judaica Chai Pearl Earrings

Czech Blue Swarovski Earrings

Blue Pearl Chai Judaica Earrings

Purple Wine Bottle Earrings

Pink Quartz Bracelet

Turquoise & Coral Necklace

Comments and feedback are welcome. By the way, I'm having a cancer fundraiser in my Etsy shop, so please do what you can to help me.

The Winner of the Blog Feature is --- The Mini Notes

Congratulations to Yesteacher, the winner of last week's votes. Thank you all for voting and visiting my blog.

I'll be sending her the profile interview questions for her solo blog feature.

If you'd like to enter for this week, look on Tuesday for my Etsy Forums thread "Wanna Be on Linda Top Etsy Finds Blog..." and follow the directions.

I so appreciate you visiting my blog and voting for your favorites. It's one of my favorite posts, Linda's Top Etsy Finds.

New topic:
I'm having a Cancer Fundraiser in my Etsy shop. A porition of proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, so I'd appreciate any purchases. You'll get 15% items that are not marked "Sale", over $7.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Raising Funds for Cancer – Susan G. Komen

An online EtsyTwitter team member passed away last week, and in her memory (and my mom and my aunt’s loving memory, who had different kinds of cancer), I’m having a fundraiser and sale in my shop.

The sale goes through Tuesday at midnight and is a 15% discount on items that are not already on sale.

Walking Cat Earrings


A portion of proceeds from your purchases will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, so I’d really appreciate your support.

Chunky Multicolor Ceramic Bracelet


Blue Czech Glass Swarovski Crystal Earrings


I love beading with color, and if you don’t see your favorite color combination, I’d be happy to create something with you.

Red posie earrings


Thank you, Dear Reader, for visiting my blog. If you can, please donate to this wonderful cause by making a purchase from my shop.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Sale - for Cancer Funds

* * * Sat only until 6pm CDT, Cancer Fundraiser! Take 15% off purchases over $8 (not including shipping or tax in IL). I'll refund the discount via PayPal with "Cancer" in Notes to Seller". Happy Shopping! * * * 

In memory of Joyce Richard of the EtsyTwitter Team, my aunt and my mom, I will be donating a portion of proceeds from your purchases to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. 

Purchase from and contribute to this meaningful cause today. 

Appreciate your support.

Linda B.  

EtsyTwitter Team Treasury

I woke up this morning and discovered my newest listing, Tree of Life necklace in an Etsy Treasury.

Would appreciate your clicks and comments.



Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, May 21, 2010

EtsyBloggers Team - Handmade by Sandi

Sandi is a talented artist on Etsy and a member of the EtsyBloggers Team. She also is giving and helps other artisans by promoting them on her blog and Twitter. Her Etsy shop has a variety of items. She crochets, knits, sews, paints and makes jewelry, too. Her items are well made and she's having a Birthday Bash Sale! Check it out.

Here is her newest Felt Bowl

And, she's created a wraparound Oven Mitt

Eco Friendly Tote Bag

If only I needed another tote bag, I adore her painted tote bags.

Happy Birthday, Sandi and best wishes for many more birthdays and sales.

Friday – It’s Gotta Get Better

The birds woke up the cats, who woke me up at 4 am. Do your cats lick plastic bags? Isn’t the sound like scratching a challkboard? So, between the happy chirping and bag licking, I couldn’t sleep and got up at 4 am.

This is Buddy, the bag licker, who is now opening the closet door (bifold)


And, what did I do next? Got on the PC of course to see what’s happening at Etsy and upload some new photos.

Then, Homer jumped into my lap and scratched me with his back claws (not to outdo his bag-licking brother – he now licks bags too). So cute when he’s asleep! :)


Here’s a new Treasury that my earrings are in


And here’s my new listing for today

Turquoise and coral necklace


Hope you have a great Friday!