Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Holidays

Family and I had a very nice Christmas. We had my in-laws come down from Sacramento and we had a great time. We enjoyed talking, enjoying the Holidays and just spending family time together.

We are almost beginning a New Year. 2009 has gone sooooooo fast!

As for the paper mache head, I still need to work on that. I guess the next step will be to sand down the rough edges. Attaching some ears will be quite interesting. I'm not really sure how that will turn out. Regardless of how it comes out, I will definitely post a picture and let you see how it turned out. We will either laugh together or cry together depending on how it turns out.  :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Here it is........

Paper Mache

Okay, this is my last ditch effort to make my own half torso mannequin.  I hope this one turns out all right.  :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I really enjoyed my short jog along the woods this morning.  Actually, I was jogging in a Military Installation. Forest sorrounds many parts of the base so there is always alot of nature to see. I've seen cardinals, blue jays, snakes, alligators and a bear.  Fortunately, I was far enough from the alligator and bear so I didn't become their snack.  :) The bear and alligator run in happened sometime last May within a 10 minute time frame. Nature was definitely enjoying the weather and so was I.

Today, I think I saw a Bobcat cross in front of me at a distance. Too big for a house cat but perfect size for a Bobcat. Hmmmmm.......not really sure.

Anyway, I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving. We didn't travel anywhere this time. In fact, we live far away from all extended family, so our family spent a quiet Thanksgiving at home.  It was very nice but quiet.

Today, it is gloomy, grey and a bit cold.  Not exactly the type of weather I expected for Florida but it does get cold here in the winter.

What am I working on today?  I will probably make some paper mache jewelry while I watch a movie. I think paper mache  jewelry is cute, colorful and fun to wear but it just takes so much time to make it.  :(  Therefore, I don't make it too often. When I do make it, I make about 5 different items in one sitting and then I don't make anymore for a few weeks. 

Well, I will close for now. Hope everyone enjoys their day!


Thursday, November 26, 2009


Family and I had an awesome day!  We began our wonderful Thanksgiving by going to mass.  The rest of the day was filled with cooking,  and enjoying family, fun activities. We have so much to be grateful this Thanksgiving. We have one another.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Please visit my etsy page:  http://www.lydiastreasures4u.etsy.com/
I have a buy 2 get 1 free item sale.  My free items are listed on flickr and the link can be found on my etsy store.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Handmade Jewelry and Accessories by LydiasTreasures4u on Etsy

Handmade Jewelry and Accessories by LydiasTreasures4u on Etsy: "http://www.flickr.com/photos/lydiastreasures4u/?saved=1"

Monday, November 16, 2009

Would you wear big Earrings?

Why should you?
1. They're in style.  When you surf the T.V., what are women wearing?  Big Earrings
2. Big Earrings draw attention to your neck, face and eyes.
3. Anyone can wear them.  Women of all shapes, and sizes can wear these earrings regardless of any length of hair whether it be long, short or anything in between.
4. Wearing big earrings will surely get you noticed. So, be ready!

You can achieve many different looks by wearing big earrings. 
Warm -  If you want  to show off your new, winter hat or scarf,  wear big earrings. 
Playful- Wear your earrings with a cute, girly baseball hat.
Elegant- If you want to appear elegant, wear a nice or fancy dress, high heels and your earrings
Comfortable- Wear your earrings with jeans or comfortable outfit of choice.
Are you ready to take the plunge?

In order to prevent from tearing your pierced ear skin, be sure the big earrings you purchase are light weight.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Working on my Jewelry

A picture of my self working on some earrings.  I usually don't wear glasses but I need them for reading or working on Jewelry.  :)  Presently working on some wooden earrings.  Almost done with them.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Plans for today

Hmmmm...Today is Thursday and one of my easy days.  Just finished taking a trip to the Orthodontist with
one of my kids.  It was a very quick appointment....I like those.  In and Out.  Didn't have to wait in a waiting room for what seemed like an eternity.

I saw a big rock embedded in the ground as I was driving into our neighborhood.  Funny, I've walked by there so many times and hadn't bothered to notice it.  I think it will make a great prop for my jewelry so I parked my vehicle and took some pics.  Not sure how they are going to turn out but I do hope they turn out
well.  Not really sure what the neighbors who were driving by were thinking: "Why is the lady taking pictures of the ground?"  Haha.....I wasn't paying attention.  I was too busy trying to take some pics and the sun was so bright that I could barely see what was on the camera screen.

Kid's are back in school and the house is soooooo quiet.  :(  Wishing they had one more day off.  I guess I'll just have to wait till Thanksgiving when they have some days off from school and their busy schedules.

Well, I am going to make me a Salad for lunch.  I'm really hungry. 
Good bye for now,



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Everything finally coming together

Yeah!  I am finally getting this blog to look a little bit better.  I've really been busy making some jewelry, posting pictures, posting in forums, Twittering, Facebooking, My spacing etc. Amazing, I even got a little bit of housework and family time done in between.  Thursday is my non-volunteering day at the school so I hope to take some really nice pictures when and if the sun is out.

I Volunteer at a local school in a second grade class. I basically help the students with their seatwork if they need help.  It's amazing just how many kids start feeling sick whey they are about to start doing their seatwork.  Headaches, leg aches, stomach aches etc. are just some of the more common ailments that suddenly strike once the work begins. One question I get asked by at least 10 students every time I volunteer is:  How much longer before recess??? Interesting as to how seatwork can make kids ill immediately.

Yikes, I just remembered I've got to turn in my library book in tomorrow before I start getting late fees.  It's
 a pretty interesting book, though.  The book is about making jewelry out of  all kinds of left over material and then decorating your material beads with different mediums. Some of the necklaces illustrated in the book have some kind of  worry dolls and knick knacks hanging off of them.  One of the necklaces had small pieces of wood, ribbon, small bell, and other miscellaneous pieces. Pretty interesting.  Never thought about that! Some of the necklaces require that you use a sewing machine.

I don't sew eventhough I do have a sewing machine in my closet.  I think the very last time I took any kind of sewing was when I was in High School and took a Home Making Class.  I learned how to make a pillow and a skirt.  After unstitching and restitching the skirt about 3 times, I really began to dislike sewing. I think it was the elastic waist that was messing me up for some reason.  The good news is that I actually finished the skirt and got an "A" in the class. The bad news is that I never sewed again after that class.  Maybe, some day, I"ll try it again.  But for now, I'm not in a hurry to jump back into sewing unless something really captivates my interest.

Well, I have to go and check on a couple of things before I go to bed.  But for now, Goodnight!


Easy Day and much accomplished

Well, we were expecting a big storm coming into Florida this morning.  When we got up, there was no rain, hardly any wind and  it was not storming.  Hmmmm....the kids didn't have any school due to incoming storm, appointment at Hospital was cancelled so not much  was going on.

Kids and I enjoyed our day off.  We watched movies and hung out at home.  I got to finish my new jewelry creations that I had been working for a couple of days.  I finished 2 chokers and then took pictures of them.  I usually try to take pictures during the day.  I really dislike taking pictures at night because they always turn out orange.  Anyway, the chokers look vintagy and I really like them.  I make so much jewerlry that sometimes I want to keep a couple of my creations for myself but I don't. I am hoping to sell everything so that I can buy more supplies, make more jewelry and sell.  I am having so much fun!

Well, my daughter helped me get this website looking nicer but it's really late and I have got to go to bed.  I am soooo tired and it's really late.

Good night and God bless,
Lydia  :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Creations Today

I went to a local Thrift shop and found some awesome findings and brooches to use on my necklaces.  They

are so pretty I was so anxious to use them in my jewelry creations.  Here are some pictures of some of the new creations I made.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Yeah.....It's Friday.  Have some jewelry listings to do and picture taking for my shop.

Feel free to visit me at LydiasTreasures4U.etsy.com  

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Still trying to find out how I can re-arrange this blog better and to see if I can use my own picture background....Searching........Searching......

Oh, here is a sneak preview of the pic's I will be posting sometime tonight on etsy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm so tired

It's almost 10:00 pm and I've been really busy trying to advertise my newly opened
shop on Etsy. Blogging, Twittering, and posting, posting and posting.

Geez......I just hope I can figure all this out and how to connect all these Url's

Hope you have a great night!


These are some of my new earrings I've made recently. More pictures can be seen on my Etsy Website. www.LydiasTreasures4U.etsy.com

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

On November 1st, I officially open shop at: http: LydiasTreasures4U.etsy.com
I am so excited but very busy trying to get everything ready to go.

I've been creating jewelry, writing descriptions and taking pictures and more pictures
of each and every piece of jewelry. I am almost done with all the details.

Gotta go on account of having to do more work on my jewelry before opening

Have a nice evening! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hmmmm.......Missed my morning walk this morning. Just trying to learn the ropes of
how to blog on this site. Not that I have any problems talking or typing, but just manuevering around this site. Trying to get the settings, layouts and everything else set up.

Enjoying the Bible study I am taking at a local church. We are almost done studying a book
entitled: "Beauty by the Book" by Laurie Cole. It's about becoming a Biblically Beautiful
Woman and how to avoid being indiscreet, immoral and irritating. It's a reall eye opener and can really convict someone of their wrongs/rights and what to watch out for.

I also like to volunteer at a local school. I help children understand the work that they are assigned and I help them with any questions they may have regarding their work. Aside from that, I also teach Sunday school to 5th and 6th graders at a local chapel on Base.

I am so excited about opening my new Etsy shop in November of 2009. It is called: Lydias
Treasures 4U. You're probably wondering why I didn't put an apostrophe after Lydia. (I know I would wonder if I was reading this blog) Well, many websites wouldn't let me. In fact, many of the websites will not let you have spaces or apostrophe's when registering a business name, so there you go. Although it is grammatically incorrect, I had no choice. So, if you happen to stumble on my Etsy website, my business name will not have an 's.

I also love to make jewelry. Any kind to be exact.......I like to experiment with paper mache, cloth, buttons, polymer clay etc........I am inspired by seeing pictures, nature while taking a walk and even window shopping and seeing vintage items.....So many ideas.....But sometimes, so little time to do them in. That's why I write them down on my notebook. I hope to make them all some day in the very near future.

Well, enough of me. I've got to see if I can go and find some jewelry bargains and clean some house. Oh, and ready for dinner and kid's homework.

Goodbye, for now.
Lydia :)