Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thank you...

I am thankful for:
The breath I take every day
The health, family and friends and roof above our head.
The sun that rises every morning and sets every night.
The food that I found when I opened the fridge.
The safety feeling to be able to walk to the park, school, church, etc
The freedom to speech
The new and repeat customers
Happy Thanksgiving Day

PS: Picture is courtesy of Abigail, for her Super Turkey theme.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Goblet that makes you feel like a royalty...

I've never thought how wonderful it feels to get a goblet from Ellison Bay Pottery.

You don't have to drink wine from it. No one knows what inside. I use it to drink sparkling juice, milk (with cookie), tea, water, juice... and I feel like a royalty.

It's a beautiful piece to look at and yet it's more functional than regular glass goblet.
Best, it's microwave able. Because it's made of clay, it could withstand heat.

EBP makes not only goblets, mugs and vases. They also make lamps, baskets, casserole bowl, plates and other functional items.

To learn more about EBP, you can visit their website,

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Save those dust...!

No, it's not pixie dusts or dust bunnies.
It's sterling dust that you would produce when you're filing or sewing.

When it's accumulated to a good size of dust, you can add those dust to a piece of metal and heat it. The dust creates a beautiful texture that may surprise you. Like the one I did on this piece of metal disk.

Now it's up to you. It's beautiful just as is. You can use it as a pendant or if you have a pair, you can make earrings.
As for me... hm.. I'm still deciding what to do...

So... save the dust !

PS: I decided to make a big dipper pendant.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Special...

You do not need to wait till Friday...Thanks giving special is on now...
Get 20% off store wide.
It's a total savings of 30%-40% when you use Bigib online coupon.
Hurry... offer expires Dec 13, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

MPTV show today....!

It's been a busy day weekend for me. The show started at 10 am. It was a bit slow at the beginning but then the traffic starts to build up towards the afternoon.

It's fun to see familiar faces, friends and customers. Rick H, from Milwaukee, came approached me. He said that he bought a piece from me last year for her grand daughter and she's so happy with my piece. It just made my day...
I feel so happy to meet customers who came back and give complements. It gives me assurance that I did a great job.

And one of the best thing is meeting old friends and making new ones. I met Diane from EBP, Genevieve D and Elise L.

I plan to do more shows next year as the baby is a bit older now.
Even though this would be my last show for the year, I will still available online 24/7 at Etsy store.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My piece is published at Squidoo

It feels so great when someone talks about your pieces you made. It's an acknowledgments that your pieces are special and worth mentioning.

Lisa, from, published my pieces on her website. She also talks about jewelry trends forn 2009. Great resources for jewelry artist.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mark your calendar, meet me at MPTV Holiday Art Fair November 22-23, 2008

Mark your calendar. New pieces are coming for my next show at MPTV...Nov 22-23, 2008 at 12560 W. Townsend St., Brookfield, WI
Free admission, Free parking...
Print your 10% coupon at home.
This is my last show of the year.
If you happen to be in the area, please stop by to say "Hi".

Friday, November 14, 2008

What kind of world do you want?

I heard this on TV for Sears ad...
It keeps playing on my head, so I decided to search on the web and found it in you tube.
I thought I share it with you...
What kind of world do you want?
by Five for Fighting.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Refer a friend program

Refer a friend program is going on through November. How it works?

You can blog me, or refer me to your friends. When you friend purchase an item from me, I will ask him or her who refers you. You will receive a special thank you gift. That's simple.

So, when you blog me, you may be the lucky one...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Personalized Christmas Ornaments Limited Edition

NEW from BIGIB ...
Personalized Christmas Ornaments with your family name and year.
The size is about 2" diameter. It is big enough to put your family picture.

Limited quantity.
To learn more about this, please visit my etsy store.

Friday, November 7, 2008

We fixed our patio wooden sliding door weather strip...

Well... I know this is not a fix it yourself blog, however, I think this worth blogging.
It's our biggest achievement in fixing the a door...

Our weather strip patio door is falling apart. With winter is on the way, it's been our priority to replace it. I've looked at local home improvement stores and I still can't find the weather strip I needed.

After weeks searching on the web, I found Conservation Technology, which looks like it would be able to help. The weather seals looks so much like WS 84 on their catalog weather seals catalog. I think they call it a "leaf seal". However, with a minimum $25 and shipping charges, it made me to try looking for something locally.

I went to Elliot Ace Hardware at Elm Grove ( my favorite part because the people are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable) and was referred to Lisbon Screen and Storm where I emailed Mike my single liner sketch.
He responded that he may have something similar to it. So, I was so very hopeful that we can fix this problem.

We went there, spoke with Dan, and within 20 minutes, we were out the store with big smiles.
We found the thing... Today, we replaced it and it perfectly fit.

We also fixed our front door sweep. There are many kind of sweep type and sizes. Ours is kind that has a barb that goes inside the door.

This is the picture of the door without the sweep. So when you are looking for a replacement, either you have to bring the old sweep or needs to measure the distance of the barb.
I found ours at Menards. There is also a universal sweep which uses adhesive to stick on the door.

Once you found it, just use a mallet to force it in the door. On both edge, we put silicone sealant like the ones you use in the bathroom. We screwed on both size using sheet metal screw just to enforce it. It's not necessary - not suggested in the direction.
We did the enforcing part, however, because when we put the door back, we accidentally folded one corner, which means the sweep didn't cover the gap as it's suppose to.

The tricky part is putting the door back. It's a bit challenging for both of us to put the door back... but we made it...

Winter... we're ready for you...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bookmark in a card TM - great gifts for teachers and readers

You don't have to break a bank to give unique gift for your special ones. Bookmark in a card is a unique and functional gift you can give this year.

Just like the name said, it is a book mark or book clip in a card. The bookmark is handmade of copper wire, hammered, heat patina. It comes in apple/pumpkin, Christmas tree, sun or flower shapes. The card is decorated with Chiyogami paper. It is great gift for readers, teachers and your special ones.

When recipient receive the card, she/he will not only receive a beautiful hand made card they also could use the copper bookmark and cherish it for years.

To learn more about Bookmark in A card, please visit my etsy store and click on Bookmark In A Card section.