Make It Monday: Tea Specialty For Flu and Cold

Green Mint Ginger Tea

 

For the past week my home has been hit with the nasty flu/cold.  I spent most of last week, hacking with the most annoying cough.  From experience ginger and mint have always been my “go to” for a cold.  It’s actually not a bad combo to have as tea on a regular basis as well.  It also works wonders for upset stomach.  Here’s my go to recipe tea specialty.

Ingredients

2 cups of water

1 inch long piece of ginger root

1 green tea bag

Few sprigs of mint

1 tablespoon of honey

1.  Bring ginger root and water to a boil and pour into a tea pot or cup to seep with mint and green tea for at least 5 minutes.

2. Pour tea into a cup and sweeten with honey.

 

 

Organize With Style

It’s that time of year again that I like to call Pre-Spring cleaning.  Among many other projects that I have going on, the re-organization of my studio/office area is going to be the most challenging.  I use the word challenging because the biggest issue that I have is the size of the space and the many functions that it serves.  It’s an office area and jewelry studio for The Pink Locket and then a personal spot for my crafting, organizing bills and files and other miscellaneous personal things.  One key change I plan to make is the use of the walls to store items and I’m also going to convert a standing wardrobe into jewelry work station.  I’ve been collecting my ideas on my Pinterest Office Ideas board.  Hopefully in about a month I’ll have a beautiful all purpose space that I’d like to call it.  Here are some of my must haves for this new space.

 

 

I love this type of shelving space.  It’s both practical and aesthetically eye pleasing.

 My new space definitely needs to have a positive flow of energy, so I will be using this setup as a guide on how to setup my desk space.

 

 

 

 

This is also a must for my new space, an L shaped desk.  It will help get organized and remain organized.

Have any stylish organizing tips for my new office space?  Please leave me a comment below.

NYFW Street Style

NYFW Street Style

 

Some people can’t wait to see what looks strut the runway, I on the other hand can’t wait to see what struts the street during NYFW.  Frigid weather and all, the street styles you see during Fashion Week shows that fashion prevails in any kind of weather.  Since I’m not in attendance, I’m very thankful to the internet and the two hash tags #nyfw #streetstyle.  There were so many looks to choose from, but I settled on this one because the boots say it all.

Make It Monday: Gold Midi Chain Ring

DIY Style Gold Midi Chain Ring

I’m in love with midi rings, especially gold midi stacking rings.  I haven’t come up with really cool design just yet, but when I do you’ll see it in my Etsy store.  For today’s Make It Monday I’m going to show you how to create a simple chain midi ring.  If you are a DIY and style craft-a-holic like I am then you may already have the tools that you’ll need.  Be sure to sign up to my list so that you can receive more DIY Style tips, my jewelry collection additions, and more cute things delivered to your inbox.

Materials: – Chain approximately 1 ½ inches long – Jewelry wire (18 or 20 gauge) – 2 small jump rings – String – Highlighter or ring mandrel – Wire cutters – Round nose pliers – Flat nose pliers

Midi Stacking Rings Steps 1 and 2

1. First measure the finger that you want to wear the ring on. Using a string measure the top part of your finger and cut the string where it meets on your finger. Then measure the base part of the same finger and cut the string where it meets.

2. Using the two pieces of string measure your jewelry wire adding about ¼ inch to the length.

Midi Stacked Rings Steps 3 through 4

3. Take the highlighter and bend wire around it to create a ring shape. You may have to remove the ring from the highlighter to get a tighter ring.

4. Using your round nose pliers you are going to loop the ends of the wire.

Chain Midi Rings Steps 5 through 6

5. Ben the loop of each end of the wire upward.

6. Carefully open your jump rings using your round nose pliers.

Midi Chain Ring Steps 6 to 7

7. Loop one end of your chain then connect it to one of your rings and close the jump ring. Do the same thing for the bottom end of the chain and connect to the other ring.

8. Slide ring on finger and make minor adjustments by slightly squeezing rings for a tighter fit.

 

Giving Tuesday – Inspirational Jewelry

Motivational Copper Cuff

It’s “Giving Tuesday” and today we’re giving away a copper cuff bracelet to one lucky person and helping you “speak your goal into existence.”  The year just started and if you need motivation or inspiration to help propel you well here you go!  Sign up to my list and you’ll automatically be entered to win this beautiful copper “Speak It Into Existence” cuff bracelet.  I’m also going to kick it up notch and make it even more personalized for our winner and stamp their initials on it :)

Just go ahead and sign up to my list, you’ll receive jewelry updates on my current collections, as well as, DIY style ideas, and first dibs on sales and giveaways.  I send out an update email only twice a month – so you’ll never receive anything spammy and I don’t share your email with anyone.

Make it Monday: How to Personalize Your Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away.  For today’s Make It Monday I’m going to show you some ideas on how to personalize your gift to your loved one with ideas from other bloggers.  These are all simple and budget ideas that you can do with items you probably already have laying around the house.  Don’t forget to sign up to my list to get updates on wonderful projects like this, as well as, DIY Style ideas and my handmade jewelry specials.

Gift Ideas : Personalized Jewelry & Wine Accessories

etsymatch personalized gift for valentine's fb

 

Valentine’s Day is a great time to give a gift that’s personalized.  Personalized jewelry are great options for both men and women.  Personally, I love designing personalized jewelry pieces for my customers.  It gives me honor to be a part of a process that is sentimental to a fellow customer.  You want to know a secret?  Sometimes I’ll design 2 custom pieces for an order just to see which one I like better before shipping it to my customer.  I want to make sure that it’s a perfect fit.

This Valentine’s Day give your loved one a gift that he/she will remember.  Some of my customer favorites are personalized cuff links and necklaces .  Here are some other personalized gift ideas.  What gift would you love to receive this Valentine’s Day?  Drop me a comment!  Be sure to subscribe to my list for more wonderful updates on my designs and DIY style tips.

Personalized Wine For Valentine