Monday, July 29, 2013

Vote for my friends....pretty please.

My wonderful friends are trying to win the contest to go see the MUSE.  They are now in position #28.  I hoping by posting this that my lovely customers and nail peeps will take a minute and help vote for them.  Thank so much!!!!

Just click the link below to vote for them.

Vote for Dawne and Cassie!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

After an incredibly long year....I am back and my store is re-opened!!!  WooHoo.  Looking forward to making some beautiful pieces.

My Family update:

(1) My husband motorcycle accident injuries have healed...he had a plate and seven screws put in his leg and he has recovered and doing well.  He walks with a slight limp...but he is alive and that is all that matters.

(2) My brother healed from his heart attack, went through cardiac rehab and found out the cause of his sudden heart attack was that genetically he has a very low HDL (good cholesterol).  I have found out that I suffer from this as well.  We have both made a lot of changes in our lives to keep us as healthy as possible.

(3) My son Ryan (12) broke his finger earlier in the year and then fractured his L5 disc in his spine (he is a catcher and gets bumped a lot).  He has recovered well and was invited to play baseball for a week this August in Cooperstown at the Field of Dreams.  He will be inducted into the Youth Hall of Fame cool is that??  SO proud of him!!

(4)  My mother recently had kidney stone surgery and is on the mend.  She is a trooper and after having breast cancer (almost 5 years since her cancer removal!!) nothing can stop her.  She is my inspiration :)

(5) While I was running around taking care of everyone, I started noticing a lot of strange things happening to me and I kept blowing off the symptoms thinking it was the start of  "pre-menopause".  Unfortunately it was not that.  I went to the doctor for a sore throat and came out with Type 2 diabetes, a mass in my thyroid (and it was not working properly) and generically low HDL.  Wow...really? 

So what did I do...I got healthy!  I have lost 32 pounds, changed the way I eat, started exercising, had the majority of my thyroid removed and take a ridiculous amount of medicine daily.  I feel better than I have in years and spend more time with my boys.  I have realized over the last year that family is everything, because you never know when your life is going to take a strange turn.....

Anyway...I am back to making jewelry.  Thank you to everyone that have sent emails and messages with kind and supportive words during this trying time in my life.  They have meant the word to me.  I am slowing dipping my feet back into making jewelry again and am looking forward to it.

I have a few new products that I will be debuting soon. One is an oval glass bracelet with a chain bracelet (which comes in silver or antique brass). Second is a necklace that has two or three gradient size pieces hung together (think past, present and future type necklace) and lastly is a charm that can hang from any charm bracelet that you may already own, it clips onto an existing bracelet. I am also working on getting some new findings and products in. 

Looking forward to catching up with all that I missed out on and making some exciting and fun jewelry!!



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Unfortunately I am dealing with some personal family issues and my store will not be opening until they are resolved.

To name two issues, (1) my husband was in a motorcycle crash and has had surgery to put his leg back together. (2) my perfectly healthy 41 year old brother has had a heart attack and is recovering.

Right now, 100% of my focus is with my family and dealing with these and other issues that have happened. I am sorry if I am not returning messages but I just can't right now.

Sorry, Tracey

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fingerpaints Special Effects Polish

Oh my...this line is perfect for me because I love a great flakie polish and this collection includes FIVE of them.  I was able to pick up all five of the polishes at my local Sally's.  I have read around the internet that this polish line is hard to find or has been sold out in alot of places.  Glad I went when I did!!

Here are pieces I am working on for necklaces and key tags:  I knew these polishes would look fabulous in jewelry:


My girl Krista (@headacheslayer on Twitter and craftyangel on etsy) gave me the tip to mix all 5 polishes together and look what happens:  a flakie orgasm!!!!

all 5 polishes mixed together

Although I love the Fingerpaints Special Effects polish favorite flakie polish is still Cult Nails Unicorn Puke. :0)  just stunning!

Cult Nails Unicorn Puke (Clairvoyant)

What is your favorite flaky polish??


Friday, December 9, 2011

Nails Magazine Top 7 gifts! (guess whose on the list?)

It had to share because I am so flippin excited!

OMG! Nails Magazine just came out with their top 7 gift ideas for nail techs and co-workers and guess whose jewelry is #1 on the list???? MINE!  So honored and excited!

*dances around*

"Nail polish jewelry from GingerKittyDesigns. I have a polish bottle-shaped necklace from her that I tend to wear to beauty shows, and at the International Beauty Expo in Long Beach, I saw Nail Files reality TV star Katie Cazorla wearing a GingerKitty bracelet that was actually created using Cazorla’s own The Painted Nail by Nubar polish line. (It’s real polish encased inside the jewelry.)"