Monday, May 18, 2009

The French Lily - Fleur de lis Charm and Labradorite on Sterling Silver

I am so excited about listing this new necklace here on my blog. I couldn't wait to tell you guys all about it. I have this beautiful new necklace listed in my shop. You can click on this url to see it in my shop:
It has a beautiful Fleur de Lis charm with a labradorite dangling on the side. I usually don't admire my work so much but I am loving this piece!
I would love your comments and feedback on this! Let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shiny Leaf Earring - Ruby and Blue Topaz on Sterling Silver

Ooo I made these new lovelies that I am very proud of. These earrings have a lovely little leaf charm dangling from a chain and two strands on the side. One strand has 3 blue topaz stones and the other has a ruby. They dangle beautifully and look gorgeous! Simple yet graceful! I will be putting more editions of this necklace later on at my website. Here have a look:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Little Angel - Blue Topaz with Sterling Silver Angel Charm

This is the cutest necklace ever. It has a beautiful Angel Sterling Silver charm with a little blue topaz dangling. Topaz is the birthstone of December. It can be a beautiful gift of an adult of a little girl. It is so cute and dainty. I was also thinking about launching a new Garnet Edition of this necklace. Keep an eye out in my store for that!

My Flashy Heart - Labradorite on Sterling Silver Heart Charm

Here is one of my favorites. I love this necklace.
It is composed of a single faceted labradorite briolette attached in front of a Sterling Silver Heart on a sterling silver chain.
Here is a picture for you guys. You can also check it out at the following url

Friday, May 15, 2009

Gemstone, Tree of Life Lariat, and more!

Hello everyone,
I finally managed to go and visit this gemstone place. It was a huge warehouse!!! They had these beautiful gemstones that I went all Goo Goo Gaa Gaa over! I spent so much money and now I can't wait to start working on my new projects.
My hubby is the sweetest ever. He is always organizing my beads and my jewelry for me. I have a wonderful working area now! He does not let me touch anything until he's done tagging and labeling everything.
Gemstones need to put nicely in seperate bags so that they don't get scratched up. So, now I bought tons of those little baggies to put each stone individually in.
I also have pictures from my jewelry shop. I listed this beautiful Tree of Life Lariat the other day. Here is a picture!

I will be posting more pictures of my new jewelry so keep visiting!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Starting this month, May 2009, I have decided picking a really talented and hardworking ETSYian who deserves some credit for their work, as a Featured Seller on my BLOG.

This month's Featured Seller is Anna White, also known to some as airportlovestory. You can visit Anna's lovely shop at where she has everything, from jewelry to supplies, and even gifts. What made me want to interview her were her 'Red Reds Earrings' which I adore and now own! Here is a picture:

When I had a little chit chat with Anna here is what she had to say.

Tell us a bit about yourself - name, location, affiliations, personal stuff.

Hi! My name is Anna, and I live in Omaha, NE with my boyfriend Jake in an inspiring old house partitioned into apartments. I spend most of my free time on, working on improving and maintain my online handmade shop, I work for a wonderful business called Teddy Bear Connnection, a local stuff-your-own-animal store, with cars and race track, to boot! I hope to be the manager come Christmas, and I think I can make it happen, the owners really like me - knock on wood! ;)
As for personal stuff, well, I’m eccentric, neurotic, and generally weird. I have lots of fun mood swings, hate doing the dishes (I simply refuse), and love shopping. I don’t even have to buy anything, I just have to be in a store for an hour or two or 14, and see what’s on sale and look at eeeeeverything! I end up doing this alone, of course, haha, but it’s good to see all the fashions and trends out there, and incorporate it into my creations.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

Honestly, creating things is EVERYTHING I do! I write songs and play guitar/sing around town, and the most rewarding part of that is when the music and lyrics come together with a crowd full of smiling, bobbing heads. I also sometimes cook dishes that I make up in my head and never get the recipe for (it usually doesn’t turn out so great or edible!) I make jewelry, of course, and bead mixes. Sometimes, I make bad decisions, or start a new project I can’t seem to finish. All that aside, I always create love. And spread it all over like the world’s a big piece of toast! (I also create jokes in my head that come out as non-jokes!)
OH- And I opened up a new Etsy shop, – where I sell supplies, including beads and charms for my fellow jewelry makers. It helps sustain my PayPal balance and since supplies sell quicker than jewelry, it’s keeping me busy on slow days! J

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

I made a necklace awhile ago, when I first opened my Etsy shop in April ’08… that has a foam bird, antique key, a rhinestone charm on it, that represents my boyfriend and I’s relationship. I used the tiny foam bird to cheer him up when he was the saddest I’ve ever seen him (poked him in the nose with the tiny beak, screaming “Cheep! Cheep! Cheep cheep!”) … the rhinestone is the very first thing I left/lost at his house when it fell off a necklace and showed up a week later, making him smile and call me right away… and the key is from eBay, but obviously represents the key to his heart - I KNOW! Nauseating, right? Plus, I just got a tiny aluminum charm with a J stamped into it, for Jake, my lovie. J

How do you promote your work?

I network with other Etsyians in chat rooms (especially Featured Seller), I talk to strangers on the street about my work, I go shopping with friends who see jewelry they like and I smile coyly and say, “I can make that for $5 less, and in a color you’d like better.” And I work with other Etsyians, giving away free jewelry in turn for distributing my business cards with their orders. I’ve been thinking about some other ways to promote, including bumper stickers, referral program, and frequent buyer cards, but I’m still working out the kinks in those.

In ten years I'd like to be…

My long-term career goal is to own and run a business along a main shopping/dining strip in a nice city (think the San Antonio Riverwalk, downtown Seattle, Kansas City Court, NYC’s 5th Ave, etc.). My building and business with be two suites and two-fold. One suite will be a handmade boutique, more or less taking other artist’s talents and putting them into an offline Etsy-type shop. The other suite will have fine art and a stage for local artists and small name fame to perform… pretty cool idea, huh? I also can’t wait to be the proud mama of a beautiful baby, when that time comes. I want to travel and learn and grow and experience things in not-so-typical ways.

Thank you for reading more about me! I invite you to visit my shops, &, and my music, at Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hello Hi everyone,
Some of you might have seen my new jewelry collection. Now I only offer Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry in my FizaDesigns ETSY shop. !
I have about 17 items in my shop currently out of which 15 are necklaces and 2 are earrings. I have a lot of stuff to make and not enough time. I am also trying to add a lot of new stuff in my bead shop at ... really cool new things for all jewelry makers ... beads start at 99cents!
Oh been so busy lately with everything. I will add new pictures later on tonite so don't forget to check out my blog later.
Bye for now!