Sunday, April 26, 2009

some of my favorite pendants...ever!

A long, long time ago I bought my first vintage Terra Sancta Guild pendant on eBay. It is this "Shalom"
<--- pendant. I fell in love with the "stained glass" look of the brass and enamel pendant, but didn't think the chain it came on did it justice. I removed the chain and made a beaded strand for the pendant. Well, one thing led to another; pendant, that is, and before I knew it, I was a collector of Terra Sancta Guild vintage pendants. I always made new necklaces for them; color deserves color! Anyway, here are a few of the first necklace strands I made incorporating the pendants. Since the pendants are copyrighted by the Terra Sancta Guild, I can't re-sell them, even though the beaded necklaces are my own creations. I have a lot more, but just stopped taking pictures of them. Maybe someday I will add to the photo collection, but I hope you enjoy these!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Second Beagles Team Challenge Giveaway Contest!

It's been a very busy and emotional past 2 months for the members of the Etsy Beagle Street Team! The tragedy with our team member's nephew left us all very sad, but we had a very successful campaign on our blog to help the family of little Zachary Cruz. And sadly, 2 of our members had their dogs cross the rainbow bridge. We will miss our little darlings, Sid and Maggie. :0(
Two of our teammates had great vacations, though, and we were happy to see the photos they shared with us! Through good times and bad, the beagle "rule of the pack" has given us strength, determination, comfort, and also life's blessings of happiness, laughter, and joy.
We have all been getting ready for Spring, which has arrived beautifully for some of us, and sporadically for others. Despite it all, the team has had another successful team challenge; the theme this time is "Beagles and Blooms." We started our second team challenge giveaway today, which is posted on our Etsy Beagles blog. I'd like to invite everyone to check out the challenge entries. Simply post a comment telling what your favorite entry is, and you will be eligible to win a great prize! See the contest, rules, deadline, and prize on our Beagles blog:
Arrrooooo! Linda & Flash