Monday, September 27, 2010

Introducing Maxwell John...

Born September 17th, 2010 at 7:51am
7 pounds 7 ounces
19.5 inches long

Monday, February 8, 2010


I've been contemplating a post for many days now and have come to the conclusion that my life is kinda boring at the moment. This is the reason I don't twitter and really don't understand it...just can't believe that there is anyone who would want to read about the ho-hum day-to-day activity of my life...ooohhhhh, wait...I'm getting hungry...going to make some lunch soon! It's all just too exciting to put into words.

Sarcastic rant least today I can share a new design:

I'm planning to create this new locket style necklace with a few options other than the oak tree. For now you can find this one for sale in my Etsy store!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

And the winner is...

Miriam from MA who was lucky number 82!

Thanks to all who entered...stay tuned for a second giveaway sponsored by FrugalMommy that will begin next week! She will be hosting a Valentine inspired giveaway for this necklace (which is one of my favorites):

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

They're here...

...and they're fabulous!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Love is in the air...

I've been pondering new designs for Valentine's Day for awhile now. It may be a Hallmark holiday to some but it is one of my favorites so I go out of my way to make it meaningful. I guess I love the romance that comes with the date...a simple box of chocolates, handmade cards, conversation hearts, silly little cartoon animals bursting with love. That is where my mind has been and these are the creations that have sprung from it so far:

Friday, January 8, 2010


This is one of the little guys who have been liberating the seed from our bird feeder...and keeping our "kids" entertained for hours on end. Just so you get an idea of how exciting our cats find this, the camera was not on zoom when I took this...if there wasn't glass there I could have scratched this little guy behind his ears...not that I would do such a foolish thing!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Beyond Excited!

I had the find of the decade earlier this afternoon and am so incredibly excited...yes the decade is only 7 days old but this find might just last the test of time.

Anyway, I've been browsing at purchasing some new metal stamps for quite awhile now. Anyone who knows how much these things cost will understand the patience with which I've been shopping. I'm not one for fancy fonts because the "standard" ones you can buy don't fit my style (and are used by everyone) and I can't bring myself to drop half a mortgage payment on a custom order set.

Soooooo...I've been browsing a number of places, Ebay being one, and today I found a VINTAGE set of 1/4" Young Brothers stamps at an absolute steal. I couldn't believe it and I couldn't buy them fast enough! I only hope they are as good as they look and I am imagining...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's Giveaway!

~~~~~Giveaway is officially ended with 285 entries~~~~~

What's better than starting off the New Year with free jewelry? Nothing I say! One lucky EWD fan will receive this personalized Sterling Silver Mini Initial Necklace absolutely free, just for being a fabulous fan!

How do I enter, you ask?!

Visit EclecticWendyDesigns then come back to this post and leave a comment about the site or a specific item!

If you would like additional chances to win, you will receive extra entries from any of the following:

1. Follow my blog then come back to this post and leave another comment stating you are a blog follower.

2. Blog about this giveaway then come back to this post and leave another comment with the link to it.

3. Tweet about this giveaway then come back to this post and leave another comment with a link to it.

4. Follow EWD on Facebook then come back to this post and leave another comment stating you are a FB follower.

5. Share a link to EWD on Etsy with your facebook friends and family then come back to this post and leave yet another comment stating your have shared the link.

This contest will end January 15, 2010 at 5:00pm CST. The winner will be chosen using and will be notified via e-mail (so make sure I am able to contact you). Winner will be able to personalize the necklace with up to three initials and should receive their prize within two weeks!

Ode to the golf ball marker...

Almost a year ago I decided to make my husband a golf ball marker for Valentine's Day. It was a simple and inexpensive gift, which is what we strive for on that particular holiday. I made a few more for family and friends and then decided that perhaps I should add it into my Etsy store. Since I sell jewelry, I knew it was a different item that might not fit in and I was unsure if I would sell any.

I have to say that I've been nothing short of shocked at how much attention this little item has received and how much business it has brought. To date, I have sold more than 20 markers, the item has had almost 1600 viewers, and it has been featured on the front page twice. Yes, completely shocked and completely grateful!

You can find these little gifties here:
EWD Personalized Gifts