Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Items - Smurses

I know, I know, you are wondering; what the heck is a smurse? Visit my website to find out what these neat little smart purses are.

Ivonnardona's Creations

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Website Coming!

I haven't posted in a couple of days. I've been busy trying to get my new website up and running. I'll have newsletter sign up, maybe some "How To" videos for jewelry making and of course items to buy.

I have it published as of now, but not all of the sections are finished and I've noted them with the ever famous "Under Construction". Stop by and check it out.

Ivonnardona's Creations

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One World-One Heart

The most wonderful thing started today; One World-One Heart. This is truly an amazing way to bring people together. For more information and how to join visit Lisa at One World One Heart.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What do we have here? A little Red Hotness for Valentines!

One of the groups that I belong to have Themes of the Week sales. The one that is happening now is the Red Hot Theme of the Week and it runs 1/11-1/24. Some members of the estyBEAD team will have specials for these items going on.

To see what is included in this awesome theme, simply follow these instructions:

Go to and log in.
At the top of the page is where you will find an area that looks like this for searching:

The tags are "ebtw" and "red hot", which is what you need to enter here. Helpful hint: Do NOT type ebtw in all caps, you will get nothing. Click "Search" and wait for the pages to load that have these specific tags associated with them.

Just for fun, here are some of the pages I looked at earlier:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

For All You Small Crafters Out There!

If you do not already know about the new government regulation that could affect you; then you really need to read this article at World Net Daily!

And if you really want something to read so you can fall asleep; then here is the link for the actual Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008!

I'm writing someone today in the house of representatives! Can you imagine what it will do to all of us who currently try to make a living online? Let's take some action and get this ridiculous Act reversed.

Let's Hear It For Recycling - Junk Stop

I'm always looking at those green bean cans wondering what I can make out of them besides luminaries. Junk Stop takes it one step further by actually making stuff out of recycled items.

CD Stacked Battery Operated Night Light:

Warped Record Clock:

23/42 Clock Face from Recycled Tin:

Way to go Junk Stop. Stop by their shop and find out what else they are recycling!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dealing With Discrimination

I was using Stumble Upon! by Firefox when I came upon an interesting documentary about a teacher who, after Martin Luther King was shot, took to teaching 3rd graders and correctional institute employees about discrimination. At first, it seems as though her method is harsh. But just keep watching. I think everyone should have to see this video series.

A Class Divided on

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Made by Mavis!

I love plants! I just can't keep them alive. Usually I do best with cactus but now there is hope. Made by Mavis has the most adorable and clever moss terrariums. Yes you heard right, MOSS TERRARIUMS. I know I could keep one of these alive.

Now, if you don't have a green thumb or even if you do; go get one of these moss terrariums at Made by Mavis!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tea Survey!

I was just wondering who and how many of you drink tea? If you are interested, I have set up a survey for you to take. After the survey I'll display the results here on my blog!

Click Here to take survey

Sunday, January 11, 2009

China aims to silence reform call

This is a truly sad story and I agree with the Charter 08 document. How does anyone expect to prosper in a time where freedom is in question all around us. I also think they should release Liu Xiaobo, as he only signed a piece of paper standing up for what he believes is right.


You can check out this story here.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


This is great!!

Dippylulu has the right idea; too bad this can't be circulated worldwide. I love the other cards in the series as well. Stop by her shop and show your support in believing that plagiarizing is BAD!

When I was in school, I wrote on a discussion board about plagiarizing. There was someone in one of my classes that was copying my work word-for-word and calling it her own. She was kicked out of school as she was doing this to a number of people.

If you want to know about creative commons licensing and the "RULES", visit the Creative Commons FAQ page. My argument to all this is can you prove when the idea was born?


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