"Handmade Artisan Jewelry For Every Woman's Taste"

Monday, December 29, 2008

End Of Year Clearance Sale!

It's that dreaded time of the year again, Inventory time! Yuck! I just loath doing inventory.
I have literally thousands of beads on hand at any given time because, well, I'm just obsessed with the darn things, LOL
To help reduce some inventory I am having a huge sale in my jewelry shops on Etsy www.cblandcompany.etsy.com and Ruby Lane www.rubylane.com/shops/creationsbylisaandcompany
My Etsy store is 35% off on all items in my store and in my Ruby Lane shoppe which has a larger inventory, I have many items at 35% or more off ( search CLEARANCE ) as well as items with less than 35% discounts.
I am offering FREE first class mail shipping in both stores thru December 31st.
So go ahead and treat yourself or start next years Holiday shopping, there are some great deals to be had :)
I will also be closing my Etsy jewelry shop in a few weeks and pursuing other online venues and unsold clearance items will be removed from my Ruby Lane shoppe to make room for new inventory that is piling up around here, LOL

Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Gifts To Warm Your Soul From The Etsy Angel Team

I wanted to share some more works of some very talented people before the Holiday shopping season has passed.

Sharla of www.BeadedTail.etsy.com has so many items in her shop that are near and dear to my heart.
She is a fellow animal lover and her jewelry sales support many animal awareness causes.
Please visit BeadedTails Etsy shop for beautiful jewelry and know that you will be helping the fur babies at the same time :)
Here are a few of my favorites:

Peggy of www.ArrivingAngels.etsy.com has the most gorgeous quilts and crocheted items for the little one in your life. I have a snowman quilt ordered from Peggy and can't wait to see it!
Some of my other favorites from her shop besides her quilts are these adorable Guardian Angel and Cupcake trinket boxes.

Michelle from SilkCreekGallery www.silkcreekgallery.etsy.com, has some stunning jewelry in her shop and her husband does amazing metal forging. It was hard to choose just three favorites :)

Enjoy Everyone and remember to support your fellow Artist and buy handmade :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tis The Season!

I can't believe Christmas is almost here again! Where does the time go?
The past two years I have eleviated a lot of stress by shopping online. I try to buy as many handmade items as possible. It supports independent Artist ( a lot of my friends :) ) and you are purchasing a quality product that is so much more special.
I thought I would share some items from a few of my favorite shops.

Mona, A.K.A "SewingGranny" www. sewinggranny.etsy.com is awesome to work with, she has created so many wonderful, special orders for me and I love her and her shop dearly. I have shown a couple photo's of the gorgeous quilt she made for me, which I will treasure, and also a photo of the cutest towel I have ever seen!

Another dear friend, Amanda of "Chloe Boutique" www.wildlifer78.etsy.com has absolutely stunning Artisan jewelry! Here are a couple of my favorites, I personally own the first pair, "Sugary Plum" earrings :)

Chris Dembinski of "Crafts By Chris" is such a sweetheart! I love her shop and have personally purchased many of her gorgeous beads. Check her out at www.craftsbychris.etsy.com
These are just some of the many beads I have purchased from Chris, aren't they gorgeous?
I have also included a photo of the earrings I made with them :)

Michelle from "Cozy Moments" www.cozymoments.etsy.com
has some simply to die for handmade soaps, lotions, perfumes and other personal care and bath products. She is such a sweetie and a pleasure to work with! My personal favorites from her shop are her version of Bath & Body Works "Vanilla Bean Noel", they smell good enough to eat!

Carrie's shop, "Tiger Lily Studio" www.tigerlilystudio.etsy.com is just fabulous! I have purchased a couple of her organic lavender blend Dream Pillows and OMG! I just love them! What a way to unwind at the end of the day. You will love them too!

Hope you enjoy these selections of Handmade Artisan items. I will be adding some more goodies in the coming days for your viewing pleasure :)

Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh No, Here Comes That White, Fluffy Stuff Already!

We have recently moved from Michigan to Wyoming and boy, I was not ready for this stuff already!
It started last Friday with rain/snow mix all day and woke up to snow on the ground Saturday which did melt by the end of the day. Sunday was another matter however, we had about 3-4" of snow on the ground and most of it is still there!
This was the scene at our house this morning, beautiful, yes, but I still don't like the stuff, LOL.
My Husky and Husky/Shepherd mix dogs are right in their element though, they are just loving it. The hound is a Southern gentleman so he is not too crazy about it.

My Mom says it's been in the 80's back home and the fall colors are just beautiful this year. I wonder if I click my heals three times and repeat "There's No Place Like Home" if it would work, LOL

Friday, October 10, 2008

Our Family

I thought I would update my blog by telling you all a little bit about myself and my family.
I have been married to my wonderful husband Ken for twenty years and we have eight wonderful fur babies that we love to pieces.

My breeds of choice for dogs has always been Huskies and Malamutes. In years past I have owned a purebred Malamute, a purebred Husky and now have a half Husky half Malamute.
This is Kaisha, she is now 4 years old.

She is such a silly girl!

Next is my lovely Sasha. We rescued her from an owner who beat her all the time. This beautiful, shy girl is still somewhat afraid of men. People who abuse animals disgust me and I think that punishments should be harsh.

Isn't she a cutie :)

Our third dog is a beautiful, big ole Redbone Coonhound whose name is Rebel.
Our Accountants son who is a pilot could no longer keep him so she had been taking care of him, well, she knew how we loved dogs and asked us if we would like to give Rebel a home. How could we turn this boy down? OK, so he is a bit over weight, the neighbors love him too :)

What a Ham I am :)

Now onto the cats. We are down to five now.

Here is my beautiful, long haired "Red".
Red was the office cat at our Vets office. I would always mooch on this cat and him me.
One day I went to the Vets office and they asked if I would like to take Red home, he had been trying to get out the door all the time lately and the office was on a very busy road.
I quickly said yes to providing Red with a new home. Recently he went missing for a day and a half and my heart was just broken, thank goodness I found him at a neighbors!

Red loved to spend time with J.B (Just Bunny)
When he was in his outdoor hutch

Next cat is my Taz. What a great cat he is, such a little lover boy.
We got Taz and his sister Patches when someone was going to "Do Away" with a batch of kittens they had. How dare they! I am so glad that we saved them. Taz is one of the best cats we've ever had.

Next we have Taz' sister, Patches. She is a bit of a shy girl around people but boy does she raise heck with the dogs. She chases Kaisha all the time, it is so funny!
I don't have a great photo of Patches at the moment but will get one and update this post soon :)

This photo is of Jessie. He is a feisty, black cat. He doesn't take any crap from anyone or anything, LOL

This is Andy. Andy is Jessie's brother. This is one mischievous cat folks! If there is trouble to get into, he will do it. He is also such a smooch. He sleeps on us with his paws around our neck. First cat we have had that insists on giving us hugs all the time :)
Guess he wanted to go with Ken the last time he left out of state for work, LOL

K.C is now living with my sister, I had to give her up when we recently moved :(
They all love her though and she has a good home. She is another feisty little cat and a heck of a mouser.

This is such a cute photo of Taz and K.C.

This photo is one of my baby boy, Felix, who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge a year ago this past August. He died from Kidney failure from that pet food recall :(
He was such a sweet little boy and I will always love and miss him. He is the black and white kitty, Taz and him were best buddies.

Buddies, Taz and Felix

Bandit has also crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He was a stray cat that adopted us. He was such a cool cat and just LOVED people. I miss him as well.

Bandit on Ken's Harley

Bandit wearing HIS Harley hat :)

Well, that is a bit about my little family, hope you enjoyed the story :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Eye Candy!

A few new designs I will be adding to my website soon. Hope you enjoy them :)

Saturday, July 5, 2008


1. Lisa's gaze, 2. London Pasta Week: Day 1, 3. IMG_7034.CR2, 4. Pretty in Purple Mosaic, 5. Lorenzo Lamas, 6. raspberry margarita, 7. (0429) Abu Simbel, Egypt, 8. Raspberry - Swirl Cheesecake, 9. Ghost Busters Cake, 10. hand in hand with animals, 11. Sentimental, 12. cblbanner 125x125

Here is a fun Flickr game that my friend Amanda http://chloeboutique.blogspot.com/
posted on her blog. This was so much fun to do! I would love to see what some of you come up with :) Have fun!

How to do it:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into a Flickr search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker and make a cool mosaic to put on your blog or flickr. Simple enough!

The questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Etsy Angels Team Jewelry Challenge Winner!

I challenged Etsy Angel jewelry designers to a fun contest.
The participants in this challenge were all given the same glass, crystal, gemstone beads and pearls to use as well as a gorgeous handmade polymer clay focal by Chris Dembinski of craftsbychris.etsy.com
We could use our own metal beads, spacers and findings to complete our designs.
Shown are the designs that we came up with. Everyone did such a fabulous job!
I am sure that choosing a designer was a difficult decision, I am glad I was excluded because I don't think I could make up my mind!

And the Winner is.................................................................................................
Amanda (wildlifer78.etsy.com) Congratulations Amanda!
You have won a $20 Gift Certificate from your choice of my jewelry shop, cblandcompany.etsy.com or my bead supply shop, beadznstonezsupplies.etsy.com and also a gift certificate from Jennifer Crook's bead shop merkababeads.etsy.com

Great job everyone, your designs are BEAUTIFUL and I appreciate your entering the contest and all of the hard work you put into your designs!

A) Marilyn (Starwaves.etsy.com)

B) Amanda (Wildlifer78.etsy.com)

C) Jennifer (Merkabajewelry.etsy.com)

D) Chris (Craftsbychris.etsy.com)

E) Judi (Silvercrystaljewelry.etsy.com)

F) Me ~ Lisa (Cblandcompany.etsy.com)