Saturday, October 24, 2009

Which should be my free gift for my 400th customer???

Flowers
Pearls




I have decided to go with the flower earrings! Congratulations to the 400th buyer! and Thank you very much! - Molly

Sunday, October 4, 2009

CricketsCreations's



My favorite knitter! Please go check out her Etsy shop! you will be sooo happy you did!


Monday, August 3, 2009

What do you Expect will happen today?


August 3, 2009
What Do You Expect?
by Rick Warren
“Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith will it be done to you’; and their sight was restored” (Matthew 9:29–30 NIV).

A friend of mine, Bruce, taught college in Oregon for awhile. When he began his first semester teaching there, he was told that the college placed students in English classes by their level of ability. Bruce was assigned to teach two “average ability” classes and one “advanced ability.” He really enjoyed teaching the advanced class: they seemed more alert, more fun, asked better questions, and, as expected, had a higher grade average than the other classes.

On the final day of the semester, Bruce commented on these differences to the other professors in the faculty lounge. He said he hoped to get more of the advanced classes next semester. But to his surprise, his department director said, “Bruce, I don’t know where you got your information but we phased out the average/advanced distinction a year ago. You’ve been teaching mixed classes all semester like the rest of us!”

Bruce couldn’t believe it! He checked his records, and sure enough, there were far more A’s and B’s in the class that he thought was full of smart kids. And he really had enjoyed teaching that class more. But the only real difference between the classes had been Bruce’s expectations of them.

You can set people up for success or failure by your expectations.

People tend to become what they think we expect them to be. If you communicate to the people around you that you expect them to be lazy, uncreative, and negative, that’s probably how they will respond to you. On the other hand, if you treat people like winners, they’re likely to become winners. Psychologists call it “The Pygmalion Effect.”

• The best salesmen expect customers to buy their product.
• The best executives expect employees to have creative ideas.
• The best speakers expect audiences to be interested.
• The best leaders expect people to want to follow.
• The best teachers expect students to learn.
Would you like to bring out the best in those around you? Here's the key: Treat them the way they could be! Don’t just “tell it like it is.” Tell it like it could be.

Jesus said, “According to your faith it will be done to you” (Matthew 9:29 NIV). What are you expecting this week from yourself . . . from others . . . from God?
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This is from The Purpose Driven Connection.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Elizabeth Jewelry


Crafty Home Business Ideas


If you are blessed with crafting talents, you are in luck. Selling crafts, either online or at craft fairs, is a wonderful way to bring in extra cash.

Online Sales

Selling crafts online is much easier than most people think. As long as you have an inventory of completed items that are easy to ship, you can start selling your items online without much difficulty. An easy way to get started is by creating an online craft store through www.Etsy.com.
Etsy is an online craft site that is very easy for sellers to use. Signing up for the site and setting up your store is free. The site charges a small listing fee and a 3.5% fee on each item sold.

While Etsy is an easy way to get started, you should eventually purchase your own domain (website address) and set up your own website or blog. A very affordable e-commerce solution is Shop Kit Plus (www.shopkitplus.com).

Craft Fairs

Local craft fairs are another wonderful way to sell your crafts. Many areas have several of these, especially around the holiday season. Here you can set up a booth or table and the shoppers will come to you.

There is usually a fee for space or a table, but these are generally minimal. Check with the local chamber of commerce, churches or civic organizations to find out if there are events scheduled locally at which you can purchase a table.

Other Local Ideas

Another way to sell your items locally is take a cue from the direct sales industry and have a home party! Invite your friends and family over, and encourage them to bring a guest.

On the day of the party, create a nice display of your items. Let your guests touch and feel your items. If you do not have enough supply on hand, simply take orders for your items and deliver the item when itís completed. Make a cateloge of some of your favorite best sellers. Encourage your guests to have their own home party for your items by giving a special discount to your future hostesses.

If you are a crafty person, who enjoys crafting as a hobby, you can turn your favorite pastime into a moneymaking venture. Many people do not have these talents and will be more than happy to pay for your handmade items.
It is actually easier than you think to get your handmade products into stores. Elizabeth Jewelry is in dozens of Northwest stores, all obtained without a BA! Next week I will post everything I know about how to get your wonderful handmade products into stores! Take care and stay cool in this heat!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

BLOGGING!

Become A Blog Designer

Did you know that many people are now using blogging platforms, such as Wordpress, to create both blogs and websites? Even large companies such as Ford Motor Company use Wordpress as the base for their website.

There are many reasons that businesses, both large and small are turning to Wordpress. For starters, it is open source, which means that it is free! It is easy to customize and can serve many different purposes. A person may use it to create a simple online journal or it can be modified into an e-commerce store that sells hundreds or thousands of products.

If you are familiar with Wordpress and know how to customize a theme, you should consider becoming a blog designer. Unlike a web designer, you wonít need to know anything too specialized or difficult.

You will need to know how to upload a theme and customize it by changing the colors, and add a customized header. If you are not skilled in graphic design, you could outsource the creation of the header.

As a blog designer, you could choose to work locally. Many of your local business owners may not be very familiar with websites, blogs, and the differences between them. They may not have even heard of Wordpress before.

They may not realize that it is a very affordable option for their website. Traditional website design can cost quite a bit of money. By educating local business owners on the benefits of Wordpress, you may find yourself with a full client load very soon.

Of course, you can also work online and design blogs for people you meet virtually. Most people with an online business are very comfortable working with people theyíve never met face to face.

As a blog designer, you can also add on blog coaching services, where you teach your clients how to navigate their new Wordpress blog. Writing a post may seem like a simple activity to you, but it may be daunting to someone whoís never used Wordpress.

There are other blog platforms you could choose to work with, such as Blogger and Moveable Type. The possibilities of a blog design business are endless!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

JULY GOALS

Ok, July Goals for my Business:

Finish all 230 item sample line (23 to go)

Photograph all items for cateloge by Professional

Write up wholesale and retail price lists

Have Cateloge layout made by Professional

Print 100 cateloges (28 pages each)

Make 100 cateloges on C/D's

Search out national stores to mail C/D's to.

Send out Print Cateloges to existing Wholesale accounts

Upload all 230 Items on Etsy.

Must be done by end of July for Christmas orders!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's my Birthday!!!


On July 1st, just a few hours away, I will move on one more year, and celbrate the last year of my 30's!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Portland Rose Festival




Elizabeth Jewelry will be exhibiting at the Portland Rose festival at the Waterfront village this year! Please come and say hello!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Which is your favorite?


I need to make a decision! I am going to make these earrings in either marquise, or round, and I like both, so help me by letting me know your favorite! They will also be available in pink, rootbeer, and light blue topaz.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Looking for new ASSISTANT.

CHECK THIS OUT if you live in the Portland Oregon Area:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ofc/1130337340.html

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009



I am making a new "LUX" line full of wonderful higher end stones, like this one with Blue topaz and phrenite. I hope you like them!

Thursday, March 5, 2009



Life’s Little Pleasures
By Molly

“We cannot do great things, we can only do small things with great love.”
~ Mother Theresa

It’s the little things that make life worth living. An unexpected smile from a stranger, a gentle hug from a child or running into an old friend are just a few of the small moments that can enrich our world. There are literally dozens of meaningful moments that occur through the course of a day. Unfortunately, many of us are oblivious to them as they pass us by having neither been received nor absorbed. Life just keeps getting faster and more isolated as far too many of us lead a life of seclusion, hooked up to the latest electronic device instead of a flesh and blood human being.

Acknowledging and embracing the special moments in life not only enhances our lives but also the lives of others. As these moments accumulate, there is an even greater chance that they will penetrate our hearts to renew awareness, jumpstart spiritual growth and encourage new ideas. It is when we open our hearts to all of the possibilities around us that miracles can truly begin.

Nearest and Dearest

The relationships we have with those closest to us are often the most meaningful. Yet, despite the familiarity, it’s easy to overlook the impact our loved ones have on our world. We often belittle their actions by simply chalking it up to something that ‘have’ to do because they love us. Unfortunately, this robs the loved one of the value of reciprocation and cheapens their deed. Instead we should be receptive to whatever kindnesses we are offered and show the gratitude that is undoubtedly deserved.

To Forgive and Forget

Forgiveness is not always easy especially when egos collide and both sides feel slighted regardless of the reason. However, rising above the turmoil and taking the first step on the winding road of absolution is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It does, however, take someone who is sturdy in character to concede defeat. Yet the knowledge that it was your strength that led to a resolution is more than satiating enough. More importantly, taking the higher road and allowing someone to go in peace without holding a grudge is the sign of an individual who is truly at peace with themselves as well as others.

Openhandedness

It’s unfortunate that the concept of gift giving does not always transcend the holidays we celebrate every year, such as Valentine’s Day or Christmas. Giving a small token of affection to someone out of love or simply to recognize a job well done is the fastest way to cement a meaningful bond. Have you ever received an unexpected gift? Remember the way it made you feel and how your heart soared? Giving gifts straight from your heart may just end up becoming a precious HYPERLINK "http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5358223" heirloom that the recipient will spend their whole lives cherishing. Special thought and consideration must be given in selecting something that is meaningful and will stand the test of time while not breaking your budget.

Reaching Out in Understanding

Extending yourself, whether spiritually or financially, to another human being in a spirit of cooperation and understanding does more for the human condition than just about anything else could. If all of the denizens of the world followed a similar ethos, things like abject poverty, hunger, destruction and exploitation would be eradicated from the face of the Earth. It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of someone who needs it.

The world we live in is full of dazzling glitter and innumerable earthly pleasures. However, they are not all meaningful and most of them can be harmful to us, whether in a physical or spiritual sense. Engaging in the beneficial pleasures can be heartwarming endeavors that add value to life and make it worth living.



Elizabeth Jewelry incorporates only the finest materials to create masterful pieces of jewelry. Genuine semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski Crystals, and Cubic Zirconia are just a few of the resources used to create award-winning designs that have graced many celebrities on the red carpet. Elizabeth Jewelry is the number one selling line of beaded jewelry in numerous stores in the Northwest, and can also be found in national catalogs.

For more information on Elizabeth Jewelry’s stunning designs, visit:

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Friday, February 13, 2009

My Love Child


My son, Cameron, Turns 15 on Valentines Day! 
Happy Birthday my little Snuggle Bunny!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TUCSON GEM SHOW


This is a grouping of my beads I obtained at the 2009 Tucson Gem show.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

CANDY

Check out this cool candy Colored Treasury:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My sister Just opened up a new Resturaunt

I cant get the flyer to post here, so here is the web site: PRESS Spokane WA

New!



Look! I am learning how to stamp and solder! These are my first few pieces. I am so very excited! It was my new years resolution to not only overcome my fear of fire, and using the torch, but to learn how to solder! Stamping is also new to me. I have so many new things to learn, but with an abundance of books at my side, and plenty of mentors, I feel confident that I have a good start. These pieces are not perfect, but they are my firsts! I still have to attach a bead to the end of the ear wire I put together, but I need it to be the best, so I am taking my time deciding.


Monday, January 12, 2009

I was Movies and Twiggy on AOL


This is the whole story. If you have a small business, please go check it out! It is a short piece I wrote on your business name. 

These are from my NEW! affordable fashion line. They are one of a kind, so I imagine they will sell fast!