Friday, April 30, 2010

Free Shipping to the States!

Now through Mother's Day, I'm offering free shipping to customers in the U.S. in my Gypsybeads Shop! Simply purchase your item via Paypal, and I'll refund your shipping price! No really :)

Includes everything in the store, even Bindi Boxes, and Sale items, so take advantage while you can!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm in a Treasury :)

siouxsiequeue added my Little Geisha Box to her treasury! This is my second Treasury this month (sorry, I just figured out how to get a screen shot on a small monitor), and I'm so honored :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

4 Stones, 3 Beetles, and Half a Worm....

Today I decided to get out into the back yard and clear some area for my garden this year. Having intended to start a garden every year for the past 10 years, and never having made it, just having cleared out the area was a big accomplishment :) During my labor, I found 4 stones, 3 black beetles, and half a work (sorry worm :( ). They grow back right?
So here's a picture of my own little plot of land. I don't know what I'm going to plant in it yet. Perhaps tomatoes, zucchini, maybe some bell peppers, and then some herbs like basil and oregano. Any suggestions for someone who hasn't had a garden since childhood (and, let's face it, mom did most of the work;) ? I'll keep you updated as the garden progresses :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Love it!

I was wandering around Etsy, and saw this little guy poking about! I love him :) Everyone needs a miniature squirrel in a cup ;) He is offered to you by foowahu, and you can purchase him here.
Vanessa from Cute not Kawaii is going to covet him, aren't you Vanessa? ;)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Great Movies to Bead by....

I spend a lot of time beading 'alone' in my bead room with my trusty computer, and I watch a lot of movies that I've seen a million times (you know, the ones that you don't actually have to look at the screen for because you know them by heart?) I love to see movies that have great jewelry, romance, drama, costuming, or all of the above.

This month, I have chosen an action flick: Gladiator (2000)

Not your normal 'female' fare, but the storyline is enticing (not to mention the scantilly clad men in the story), and the costuming and ornamentation are beautiful. Keep an eye out for the fashion on Lucilla (played by Connie Nielsen), the Emperor's sister, as she has some fabulous jewelry and hair ornamentation (who knew that you could look that fabulous with just a bit of ribbon in your hair?), and for the scene-stealing performances by both Russell Crowe, and Joaquin Phoenix. This storyline deals with issues such as incest and patricide, and does have its bloody moments in combat, and is rated R

Like the idea of Gladiator, but think the men are wearing too much clothing?
Try 300 (2007)
In all seriousness, this is a wonderful film that shows skill and comraderie above all. Keep an eye out for Queen Gorgo (played by Lena Headey) who has a wonderful sense of fasion, and embodies the ideal of a strong, independant woman. This movie can get a bit racey and bloody at times (it is rated R), so keep that in mind.

Seen both of these movies, and are looking for a lighter fair?
Check out Meet the Spartans (2008)

This is a spoof on 300 which stars a couple of well-built, attractive men (ie, Sean Maguire, and Kevin Sorbo), and a lot of their paunchy comrades with jokingly obvious air-brushed abs, as they take on the Persian hoard. This movie is rated PG13 for some hilarious sexual content, and crude language.