Giveaway on String Bean Studios!!!!

Link for gievaway: http://string-bean-studios.blogspot.com/2011/03/crafting-for-lyme-arm-warmers-giveaway.html

The awesome and super talented Keri at String Bean Studios is hosting a giveaway for a pair of my armwarmers!

Arm Warmers are one of the best accessories to have in your collection. They were crocheted using 100% Acrylic Yarn; will fit a small to medium adult hand. I have a slightly shorter version of these that I wear all the time. They’re 9 inches from top to bottom and about 4 inches wide.

Make sure to go to the String Bean Studios site to find out how to enter! All the details are listed on her blog so check it out and good luck!

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Blue Sparkly Necklace

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Price: $15.00 (USD) includes shipping

This necklace has blue translucent glass beads and silver on a simple silver chain with a rhinestone pendant that I think perfectly completments the other accents. End to end this necklae is 18 inches, with an additional 3 inches of adjustable chain by the clasp. It has a lobster claw closure.

I swear as I keep making them, I keep trying to find excuses to keep them. I know that I can’t keep all the jewelry I make or there will be a serious overflow issue in my house. I just end up loving them all so much. So you can be assured that anything I make it made with healthy doses of love :).

Size: approximately 18 inches with 3 extra inches of adjustable chain

Color: Silver and Blue

Material: Metal

To make a purchase please email me at craftingforlyme@gmail.com


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Stretchy Green Bracelet

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Price: $10.00 (USD) includes shipping

Handmade Green Glass Beaded Stretchy Bracelet. This one measures almost 7 inches around. Fits perfectly on my wrist. I used some gorgeous green smoky looking glass beads with green and white glass seed beads between them. It is a little bit smaller than the pink stretchy one listed here just for comparison. This one is also made on an elastic cord so it will fit a variety of size wrists. Made with Love <3.

Size: amost 7 inches around

Color: Green with Transparent and Green seed beads

Material: Glass beads on elastic bracelet cord

To make a purchase please email me at craftingforlyme@gmail.com

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DNA Pair of Earrings

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Price: SOLD!

I think it goes without saying that we all know I LOVE these earrings. They are definitely not the original idea for the DNA earrings I had in my ever ambitious mind but they are adorable. Also, most people won’t understand what they are, so they can act as a conversation piece or a way to weed out the people you DON’T want to talk to. hahaha. OK, enough of that. These nucleotide pairs are on the same earring post instead of being side by side because since they will be seen basically independently of one another, it didn’t make sense to have the matching bases be on either side. OK, enough rambling about why the pairs are where they are……

Originally I was attempting my hand at some serious wire work for these. I wanted the nucleotide pairs to be side by side (as they should be) within a double helix wire structure. I don’t have the right wire or I don’t have right hands, either way it didn’t happen as I was planning. So these came into being. They are made from letter beads and a pretty black metal star-burst charm hanging from the bottom. I will continue to try and make the double helix because eventually it has to work, right??

What a huge explanation for a small pair of earrings, I can’t help it, the dork in me just wrote this post.

Just for illustration of what a total dork I am, here is a photo from my 365 project; this is where I am sitting now and every time I am on my computer this is my view.

Back to business…..

25% of the proceeds of this sale will go to Lymenaide!!

Size: almost 2 inches long

Color: Black and Silver

Material: Metal wire, Metal Charm and Plastic Beads

To make a purchase please email me at craftingforlyme@me.com


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Letters for Lyme 2011 Responses

I was wondering if anyone else got any responses worth talking about?

Letters for Lyme 2011 in my opinion was a successful campaign. Many people joined in the movement. It felt great to be part of something so much larger than myself. Seeing all of us united is very indicative of the things to come, of the things we can accomplish together.

I sent out a total of around 70 snail mail letters not including the 50 plus emails.

I received two letters in the regular mail and a few emails back. At least the two snail mail letters showed that whoever received the letter actually read it, or most of it.

The replies were slightly intelligent. They cited Lyme Disease, explained the research being done and who is doing what. Blah Blah, agreed with the IDSA guidelines and then and directed me to contact the CDC. The old game of pass the buck. However, it was nice to get some sort of response. In spite of the fact that I only received few responses it felt like a small victory. The more people that hear our stories and our voices, the more awareness we spread and that is the point, right?


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Yay for Bartering!

How I love meeting all these incredible crafters and business owners with Lyme. This means we can use the barter system to trade and get what we both want! I love Lisa’s Candles (smellsamazing.com) and she said she very much wanted some Lyme Awareness Jewelry. we are trading my jewelry for her candles. Sooooo, excited! Those candles make my house so much more inviting by filling it with such delicious scents. It warms my soul as well as my olfactory senses, I swear. So these are the first two pieces I am trading with. I am also making a necklace, soon I will post a blog with the picture of that. I haven’t fully formulated the path I want to take with making the necklace quite yet, so I don’t have any idea of what it will look like yet. All in the fun of creating it 🙂

I will be making some more similar to these and posting them for sale soon enough.

One more, Yay for bartering and meeting awesome people in the process!

I love my Lyme Family!!

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Stretchy Pink Bracelet

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Price: $10.00 (USD) includes shipping

Handmade Pink Stretchy Bracelet, made with pink glass large beads and pink, blue, purple, and some yellow and orange pastel glass seed beads for good measure. These bracelets have become one of my favorite things to make. I love all the colors and textures I can combine and it is a lot of fun! Goes without saying that this is made with love :). It is 7 inches in length but stretchy, so will fit on someone with a larger wrist as well. I tend to make things based off of my wrists. This one is a little bigger than some of the other ones I have made so far.

Size: about 7 inches around

Color: Mainly Pink with other pastel accents to match

Material: Glass beads on elastic bracelet cord

To make a purchase please email me at craftingforlyme@gmail.com




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