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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Magician – Houdini

Several weeks ago, there was a special about Houdini on “Brad Melter’s Decoded.” I’ve been a Houdini fan ever since the movie starring Tony Curtis. In fact, for 1 of my projects for my typography glass, I used Houdini as the topic.


In the special, Houdini was against spiritualists because when his dad died, he hired one to find the hidden watch and paperwork. Houdini was going after fraudulent readers, those actually robbing people. He exposed tricks they used: props, etc. to throw sound, a glove to touch someone’s hand so they could use their hand to do tambourine’s, pull strings, etc. If 1 unusual thing happens, you believe you’re visited by a ghost.

 

The left is a small Houdini stamp. On the right is a postcard of Houdini I purchased at the Houdini Museum in
Appleton, WI. I also have a magnet showing Houdini’s water escape and a book titled The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero by William Kalush and Larry Sloman.

houdini

In the last seasons of his life, Houdini sent out an undercover squad who went to storefront psychics before his show, and discredited them during his show. He put on a séance knowing all their tricks. Hostility arose from those people he was exposing because they used trickery and made money off them. He turned over the information to the police before he left town. He exposed 80+ fortune tellers and saved hard working people money.

Did Houdini die of appendicitis? He died on Halloween 1926. There’s more to tell, and that will be another blog post.

 

Here’s some of my magic: a new shape for my Jewish women’s beaded wire kippot $40 – it’s for sale at http://linorstore.com/kipot.htm

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Thanks for visiting, dear blog readers.

Tuesday Twitter Tree - Etsy Bluebird Team

Welcome to the Tuesday Twitter Tree



New (10/16) Instructions:

You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. No more than two items, please. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc.. Retweet our hastag during the evening hours. Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.

Please add our NEW tag to your tweets. #RETWT This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag. Thanks!

Limit of two (2) hashtags. Please do NOT use other team tags - Shorten your links

Linda's Affordable Jewelry


Blue Esther Purim Bracelet Set http://www.etsy.com/listing/91845266 #retwt @lindab142 #jewish



Owl Colorful Necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/91121303 #retwt @lindab142 @jewelry @handmadebot2


See you on Twitter. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Shopping Spree 1.29.11

Let’s shop in our PJs again. Terrific items from Etsy shops and Artfire shops.

St Patrick’s Day Gemstone Bracelet & Earrings Set
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91522432/st-patricks-day-green-aventurine
stpat_bracset

Tree of Life Swarovski Crystal Earrings
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4301142
tree
One of my sponsors:
Pandora Style Bracelet
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91567079/pandora-style-bracelet
pandora


Thinking about the SuperBowl?
Football Light Switch Cover
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77071066/football-steel-single-lightswitch-cover
football

St Patrick’s Apron
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Basketsbyrose/4271189
stpat_apron

Visit my Sponsor - Flower Brooch
http://www.etsy.com/listing/72358295/vintage-flower-brooch-czech-1970s-brass
brooch

Bread Cutting Boards
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74751379/cutting-boards-set-of-3-bread
cuting board

Shop and tweet.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Saturday Night Specials in Linda B’s Jewelry Shop

I wanted to announce that I’m having a special in my shop this Sat., Jan. 28. Use the Coupon code SAT15 for 15%
off your purchases totaling $20. Does not include shipping or supplies. This offer expires at 6AM on Sunday.

These are my Twitter items:

Garnet January Birthday Wire Wrapped Ring

Classic Pearls Purple and White Swarovski Crystals Bracelet Set

garnet_angel purple_white_pearl_b
Garnet Angel Birthday Earrings http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3677068 @lindab142 #retwt #handmadebot2 @artfire
Purple and White Pearl Beaded Bracelet http://www.etsy.com/listing/67789761/classic-pearls-purple-and-white @lindab142 #retwt #shopetsy #myhandmadetweet
I hope to put my quality control team to work this weekend.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Month Shevat

Today is the first day of the new Jewish month of Shevat. 

Like its corresponding zodiac sign Aquarius, the Hebrew month of Shevat is represented by the water-bearer. Just as water is essential for physical life, so too is Torah a spiritual necessity. And as the sages often compare Torah to water, it is not surprising that “in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, Moses spoke to the Children of Israel, accounting all that God had commanded him to them” (Deuteronomy 1:3). Thus it was, that on the eleventh month, Shevat, and on the first day of the month of Shevat, Moses began his final presentation of God’s commandments. 

All the days from the first of Shevat until the seventh of Adar are especially well suited for renewed inspiration in the study of Torah and the doing of Mitzvot." 

What significance does this connection have over 3,000 years later? In the Northern Hemisphere, where most of the world’s Jewish population resides, the beginning of Shevat is not just the rainiest time of year, but the coldest as well. Shevat, however, is meant to be a season of hope. When life sometimes seems hardest, the seeds of inspiration begin to grow. 

Important dates in Shevat
Shabbat Shirah - The Shabbat on which the parsha of Beshalach is read is called Shabbat Shirah, because it contains the song sung by Israel after the splitting of the Red Sea.

TuB'shevat - This is the Rosh HaShanah (New Year) for trees.

Tree of Life Swarovski Crystal Earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/91078546 @lindab142 #jewelrybot @rtmyart

 Lucky Green Aventurine Necklace  http://www.etsy.com/listing/45057245 @lindab142 #jewelrybot #save


To honor the New Year for Trees, for every purchase made between January 26 and March 15, I will donate a percentage to plant new trees in Israel. Help me out, please.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Treasury Love

Here’s my post to share my love to those who included me in their Treasuries.

Purple_T heart_christ
bridal_T love_edi
love_T cupcake
aqua_T bar_mitzvah
red_T cherries
red2_T yarn
owl red heart felt
Pass hex
rainbow_T gloves
romantic jerusalem
adorable flower
Happy Shopping!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tuesday Twitter Tree 1.24.12

Welcome to the Tuesday Twitter Tree



New (10/16) Instructions:

You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. No more than two items, please. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc.. Retweet our hastag during the evening hours. Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.

Please add our NEW tag to your tweets. #RETWT This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag. Thanks!

Limit of two (2) hashtags.

Some hashtags are automatic, and so to explain...

Example:

The item below is too long to tweet! Please make it easy on those retweeting and have your items twitter ready.

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black
ChristieCottage - Knitting on ArtFire... #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206

Linda B's affordable jewelry:


Valentine's Day Bracelet - Red Coral and Turquoise http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3917246 @lindab142 #retwt @valentines @jewelry @handmadebot2



Mardi Gras Earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/91078864/mardi-gras-earrings @lindab142 #retwt @mardi gras #earrings @fattuesday

Special: Get FREE shipping on your order of any item(s) in this section with Coupon Code FREESHIPCL. 1 coupon per customer.



Welcome my new sponsor, Blue Morning Expressions. We met on the Twitter Tree.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday Musings

I can't believe it! I picked the winners of both teams for the SuperBowl. And, I watched most of the 2 football games. Haven't made my guess/vote on who's going to win yet, though.



My newest item in my Etsy shop is:
Queen Esther Purim Bracelet


Copper Dragonfly Earrings

For February Birthdays, here are my Amethyst and Pearl Earrings

Have a terrific Monday. See you at the Twitter Tree.