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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hi there, I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas. We did here at our house. The kids are still out of school and we are still spending some time together until they go back to school next week. I just wanted to say Thank You for a fantastic year. I owe it all to my blog readers, bead customers, friends, and family. I will be back to blogging next week, I have lots of fun planned for 2010 so I will see you then....

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Wrap Up

Hey Hey...thought I should post some dates for shipping and last minute orders. Tomorrow, Wednesday the 16th is the last day to order from the Jangles website and still get it in time for Christmas. The website is always open and I am working on orders when I can, but I will be out of the studio from December 22nd through January 3rd. I will be back in full swing on January 4th.

As for Etsy Jangles and Jangles Emporium, I will ship until the 22nd. If you need something for Christmas and you are worried about getting it there in time, e-mail me and we can figure something out. Orders placed after the 22nd will still be shipped throughout the holidays, but there are a lot of days the post office is closed so plan on a few extra days transit time.

If you placed an order at the open house, I am glazing all week to get things made. Your orders will be going out in the next day or two.

Make sure you stop back by the blog during the holidays, I will still be posting.

Have a great day,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

We Have a Winner

Hello!
Wow, what a fun time last night. Thank you to all who stopped by. It was loads of fun. I promised to announce the winner of the 50.00 gift certificate today. The winner is Linda Foley! Wahoo Linda! She told me last night she was feeling lucky when she entered her name and I guess she was right.

Have a good day everyone,
Jennifer

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thanks a Bunch!


Wow! What a night! Thank you everyone for participating, it was a ton of fun. You are the best friends/customers out there!

I am exhausted and happy that I came to the open house in my pj's. That makes it really easy for bed time. I will be checking my e-mail a few more time tonight, so if you still have questions or need something you can send me an e-mail. I just won't be as quick as I have been all night.

Have a great night and Thanks again,
Jennifer

Last Winner of The Evening


It's drawing time and it's the last one of the night! I am going to reach into my big bowl of names and the winner of the bracelet is Rosalynn Bender.

Send me your mailing address and I will mail out your bracelet tomorrow. Congratulations!

Thanks to all of you who entered to win. I can't believe how many names I had in my bowl tonight. It was full!

If you place or placed an order tonight then you will be entered in the 50.00 gift certificate drawing. I will announce the winner of it tomorrow on the blog.

Sale Details

I thought I should post the sale details again. They might get lost in the long list of posts.

Here are the details….

Everything in both Etsy shops and everything ceramic on my website is 25% off!

Here are the details…

Etsy sale…If you haven’t been to my shop before, you will notice my beads are different designs or color combinations than what is on my website. They usually come in a set or with coordinating beads. So if you are afraid of putting colors together, this is your place. For the next four hours you will get 25% of the price shown. I will credit the 25% back to you once I receive your order or you can wait for an adjusted invoice. The best part of Etsy is the beads are in stock. I will ship your order tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
Jangles

Jangles Website….Everything ceramic is 25% off, this does include kits. It usually takes me a week to get orders out if I need to make beads, I plan on making all the beads tomorrow for orders placed tonight, that way there will be a speedy quick turn around. You can always e-mail me if you are in need of beads by a certain date. I always try to get every one's orders to them when they need it.


www.jangles.net

Jangles Emporium This is my newest Etsy shop and it wasn't here for the open house last year. I have packed it full of jewelry, bags, wall hangings, and gifts. Just the same as my Jangles Etsy shop, these items are all in stock and will ship tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
janglesemporium

So go ahead and look around…don’t forget I am here so by all means if you have a question ask away.

If you have a wholesale account with me. please e-mail me for the detail's of your sale.

I am sorry I can only offer these discounts to orders placed this evening, not on previous orders.

Make sure to keep checking back to the blog. I will be posting new posts all night long…next post is about the door prizes and it will be coming soon.


I am always happy to combine orders between Etsy shops and Web orders to save you shipping costs. You don't even have to remind me, If there is more than one order from you you can assume that I will combine them and charge you the least amount possible.

Almost Over


My open house is over in fifteen minutes but don’t panic, if you are still shopping, keep going, as long as you get our orders in before midnight est. you will receive the 25% discount and be entered to win the fifty dollar gift certificate.

Don't forget about the personalized snowman ornaments available tonight only. While I am here I thought I would show you a few other items that would make great gifts. Check them out in the Jangles Emporium Etsy shop.

Teacher or Co-Worker Gifts

I don't know about you but I seem to have a list a mile long of gifts I need to make for my kids teachers. That's not just the school teachers, we have piano teachers, swim coaches, club leaders, etc. Otis is my only co-worker and I have already picked up a bone for him. But if I did have co-workers I think these would be great gifts for them too.A Bookmark

An Ornament

A Flower Vase

A Pin

Sale Details

Here are the details….

Everything in both Etsy shops and everything ceramic on my website is 25% off!

Here are the details…

Etsy sale…If you haven’t been to my shop before, you will notice my beads are different designs or color combinations than what is on my website. They usually come in a set or with coordinating beads. So if you are afraid of putting colors together, this is your place. For the next four hours you will get 25% of the price shown. I will credit the 25% back to you once I receive your order or you can wait for an adjusted invoice. The best part of Etsy is the beads are in stock. I will ship your order tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
Jangles

Jangles Website….Everything ceramic is 25% off, this does include kits. It usually takes me a week to get orders out if I need to make beads, I plan on making all the beads tomorrow for orders placed tonight, that way there will be a speedy quick turn around. You can always e-mail me if you are in need of beads by a certain date. I always try to get every one's orders to them when they need it.


www.jangles.net

Jangles Emporium This is my newest Etsy shop and it wasn't here for the open house last year. I have packed it full of jewelry, bags, wall hangings, and gifts. Just the same as my Jangles Etsy shop, these items are all in stock and will ship tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
janglesemporium

So go ahead and look around…don’t forget I am here so by all means if you have a question ask away.

If you have a wholesale account with me. please e-mail me for the detail's of your sale.

I am sorry I can only offer these discounts to orders placed this evening, not on previous orders.

Make sure to keep checking back to the blog. I will be posting new posts all night long…next post is about the door prizes and it will be coming soon.


I am always happy to combine orders between Etsy shops and Web orders to save you shipping costs. You don't even have to remind me, If there is more than one order from you you can assume that I will combine them and charge you the least amount possible.

And We Have a Winner!


Wahoo! Nancy Leong you're the winner of the Christmas beads! Send me your mailing address and I will get them sent off tomorrow.

Okay, here is the last door prize of the evening.


This hours prize is for this fun beaded bracelet. I made this bracelet on memory wire with three medium beads and a glass bead mix. It's super fun to wear and even better it will fit any size of wrist.

Don't forget if you place an order this evening, you will be entered in the 50.00 gift certificate drawing that will take place tomorrow.

My Favorite Sweets

In a previous post, I told you I like to bake. I thought I would share with you my three favorite holiday recipes. They are always around the Heynen house in December. By the way the cookies in the picture are ceramic.

Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:
1 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup Coconut

Directions:
Mix the peanut butter, butter, and rice krispies together. Form into balls and roll in coconut. I like to store mine in the refrigerator and then put them on a plate for parties.

Peppermint Patties

Ingredients:
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
4 cups confectioner's sugar
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening

Directions;

Mix the milk and peppermint extract together in a bowl. Start adding the powdered sugar a little at a time. Keep adding the sugar until the mixture becomes a stiff dough that is no longer sticky. Roll into 1 inch balls and flatten with your hands. I put them on wax paper on a cookie sheet and let them dry out for a couple of hours. Turning them over half way through will help.

In a separate bowl melt the chocolate chips. Add the shortening and stir until smooth. With a fork dip the patties into the chocolate. Lay them back onto the waxed paper to cool.

Yum...I'm hungry now :)

Sale Details

I thought I should post the sale details again. They might get lost in the long list of posts.

Here are the details….

Everything in both Etsy shops and everything ceramic on my website is 25% off!

Here are the details…

Etsy sale…If you haven’t been to my shop before, you will notice my beads are different designs or color combinations than what is on my website. They usually come in a set or with coordinating beads. So if you are afraid of putting colors together, this is your place. For the next four hours you will get 25% of the price shown. I will credit the 25% back to you once I receive your order or you can wait for an adjusted invoice. The best part of Etsy is the beads are in stock. I will ship your order tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
Jangles

Jangles Website….Everything ceramic is 25% off, this does include kits. It usually takes me a week to get orders out if I need to make beads, I plan on making all the beads tomorrow for orders placed tonight, that way there will be a speedy quick turn around. You can always e-mail me if you are in need of beads by a certain date. I always try to get every one's orders to them when they need it.


www.jangles.net

Jangles Emporium This is my newest Etsy shop and it wasn't here for the open house last year. I have packed it full of jewelry, bags, wall hangings, and gifts. Just the same as my Jangles Etsy shop, these items are all in stock and will ship tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
janglesemporium

So go ahead and look around…don’t forget I am here so by all means if you have a question ask away.

If you have a wholesale account with me. please e-mail me for the detail's of your sale.

I am sorry I can only offer these discounts to orders placed this evening, not on previous orders.

Make sure to keep checking back to the blog. I will be posting new posts all night long…next post is about the door prizes and it will be coming soon.


I am always happy to combine orders between Etsy shops and Web orders to save you shipping costs. You don't even have to remind me, If there is more than one order from you you can assume that I will combine them and charge you the least amount possible.

Some Holiday Inspiration

I thought I would get a big long post of Holiday Jewelry in here. I have made a lot of it over the past nine years I have been making ceramic beads. Here are some holiday ideas....











Our 8:00 winner is...


And the Wall Hanging goes to Barbara Congratulations! Send me your mailing address and I will get it right out to you. Barbara, I don't have your last name but I do have your e-mail so I am going to send you a note right now.

We still have two more drawings tonight and then the big one tomorrow. You are still in the drawing if you gave me your name earlier.


This hours drawing is for a set of Christmas beads. I have Christmas beads every where online. You can find them at my website here and here, plus you can find one of a kind bead sets at the Jangles Etsy shop.

I will announce the winner at 9:00 for these.

Personalized Ornaments


How cute are these? I have always wanted to offer a personalized bead, ornament or something but wasn't really sure if I could handle making personalized items all of the time. It's possible I could go crazier than I already am. :)

I thought today would be the perfect day for these snowman ornaments. I made my boys these with their names on them. You could get one for your kids, your grand kids, your dog, your hubby, your teacher, oh I could go on and on...

I can do just about any length of name, Fletcher has eight letters and it fits on the snow just fine. If you're wondering if a name is possible, e-mail me, remember I am here.

To order the snowman ornaments you can go here to my website. Type the name or names in the comments box of the order. One name per ornament please.

These ornaments are only available tonight, so make sure you get them this evening if you want some.

Why I like Christmas so Much

As you all know by now, I love Christmas. I thought I would list some reasons why...

1. I love the lights, I would have my yard done up in them all year round if possible.
2. I love all the bright colors, the glitter, the patterns on the wrapping paper, the shiny balls, I could go on and on.
3. I like to wrap presents.
4. I like to shop, even at 5:00 the day after Thanksgiving. Yes, I was out there, I wouldn't miss it for anything. I have gone with nothing to buy.
5. I like my family and friends so parties with all of them are fun.
6. I like to bake and this time of the year I have a good excuse to do it.
7. I love the hustle and bustle. Being crazy busy is fun when it's not all year round. Seriously, the long lines at the grocery store and Target make me happy.
8. People are friendlier this time of year.

What about you, what do you like about Christmas?

Sale Details

I thought I should post the sale details again. They might get lost in the long list of posts.

Here are the details….

Everything in both Etsy shops and everything ceramic on my website is 25% off!

Here are the details…

Etsy sale…If you haven’t been to my shop before, you will notice my beads are different designs or color combinations than what is on my website. They usually come in a set or with coordinating beads. So if you are afraid of putting colors together, this is your place. For the next four hours you will get 25% of the price shown. I will credit the 25% back to you once I receive your order or you can wait for an adjusted invoice. The best part of Etsy is the beads are in stock. I will ship your order tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
Jangles

Jangles Website….Everything ceramic is 25% off, this does include kits. It usually takes me a week to get orders out if I need to make beads, I plan on making all the beads tomorrow for orders placed tonight, that way there will be a speedy quick turn around. You can always e-mail me if you are in need of beads by a certain date. I always try to get every one's orders to them when they need it.


www.jangles.net

Jangles Emporium This is my newest Etsy shop and it wasn't here for the open house last year. I have packed it full of jewelry, bags, wall hangings, and gifts. Just the same as my Jangles Etsy shop, these items are all in stock and will ship tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
janglesemporium

So go ahead and look around…don’t forget I am here so by all means if you have a question ask away.

If you have a wholesale account with me. please e-mail me for the detail's of your sale.

I am sorry I can only offer these discounts to orders placed this evening, not on previous orders.

Make sure to keep checking back to the blog. I will be posting new posts all night long…next post is about the door prizes and it will be coming soon.


I am always happy to combine orders between Etsy shops and Web orders to save you shipping costs. You don't even have to remind me, If there is more than one order from you you can assume that I will combine them and charge you the least amount possible.

We've got our First Winner!


Yippee! , Sandra Johnson you're tonight first winner. I will mail out your Jangles beads tomorrow.

Didn't win? Don't worry, there are still three more drawings tonight and then the big one tomorrow. Make sure you get your name in. Your name is still in the bowl if you entered it in the last drawing.



The next door prize drawing will be at 8:00 pm EST. The winner will receive this mixed media wall hanging I made. If you don't want to wait for the drawing to get your hands on one of these they are in the Jangles Emporium. I just added some new one to the shop today.

Cute Little Gift Bags


Tonight if you place an order for beads or jewelry, I will be sending it in a cute little bag. If your beads are for a gift then all you have to do is put a name card on the ribbon and you're all set. If the gift is for you, then it will be like open a present when you receive your order. If you're beads are for more than one person, let me know and I will be sure to include enough gift bags for everyone.
Gift bags will vary in colors and designs.

Merry Christmas!

Where are you from?


We didn't do this last year and some of you had the great idea to say where you are from when you post on the blog tonight. Last year we had people from all over the country and a few other countries posting comments and hanging out. If you want to put your location in the comments that would be super cool.

And just in case you don't know, I am from Athens, Georgia. I am originally from Kokomo, IN and then we lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for about four years. We settled here in Georgia three years ago.

Where are you from?

Door Prizes


I think I have some good prizes for tonight drawings. Every hour I will be giving away a prize. If you would like to be included in the drawing, (and who wouldn't), send me an e-mail or leave a comment on my blog. I will put your name on a piece of paper and place it in the bowl. Every hour I will draw out a name and let you know here at the blog if you're a winner.

I also have a grand prize drawing. Any one who places an order tonight will be entered in a separate drawing to win a 50.00 gift certificate for Jangles. I will announce the winner tomorrow on my blog.

The first door prize for tonight is an assortment of ceramic beads made by me. You get all of the beads shown here in the photo. Hurry up and get your name in, the drawing for these beads will take place at 7:00pm EST.

Welcome, come on in...

Hey there! Welcome to the second annual Jangles online open house. I am so happy you stopped by. I have lots of blog posts planned for tonight, so make sure you refresh your screen often. If you were here in person, I would be offering you cookies and drinks, but you're not so I hope you brought your own. Get comfy, I am in my jammies and slippers, it should be a fun night.

Now onto the real reason you are here! The sale right? Here are the details….

Everything in both Etsy shops and everything ceramic on my website is 25% off!

Here are the details…

Etsy sale…If you haven’t been to my shop before, you will notice my beads are different designs or color combinations than what is on my website. They usually come in a set or with coordinating beads. So if you are afraid of putting colors together, this is your place. For the next four hours you will get 25% of the price shown. I will credit the 25% back to you once I receive your order or you can wait for an adjusted invoice. The best part of Etsy is the beads are in stock. I will ship your order tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
Jangles

Jangles Website….Everything ceramic is 25% off, this does include kits. It usually takes me a week to get orders out if I need to make beads, I plan on making all the beads tomorrow for orders placed tonight, that way there will be a speedy quick turn around. You can always e-mail me if you are in need of beads by a certain date. I always try to get every one's orders to them when they need it.


www.jangles.net

Jangles Emporium This is my newest Etsy shop and it wasn't here for the open house last year. I have packed it full of jewelry, bags, wall hangings, and gifts. Just the same as my Jangles Etsy shop, these items are all in stock and will ship tomorrow.


Etsy
Buy Handmade
janglesemporium

So go ahead and look around…don’t forget I am here so by all means if you have a question ask away.

If you have a wholesale account with me. please e-mail me for the detail's of your sale.

I am sorry I can only offer these discounts to orders placed this evening, not on previous orders.

Make sure to keep checking back to the blog. I will be posting new posts all night long…next post is about the door prizes and it will be coming soon.


I am always happy to combine orders between Etsy shops and Web orders to save you shipping costs. You don't even have to remind me, If there is more than one order from you you can assume that I will combine them and charge you the least amount possible.

Open House Starting Soon


Just a reminder, my online open house will be starting soon. The fun begins at 6:00pm EST. Make sure you stop by, I am having drawings for door prizes every hour, hugs sales, new items, and lots of fun. If you are excited to get a head start on the shopping here are the sites where the sales will be taking place.

www.jangles.net
www,jangles.etsy.com
www.janglesemporium.etsy.com

Stop back by the blog, that's where all the details will be.
See ya soon!
Jennifer

Big Day!


Good morning! Big day here in the Jangles Studio. It's the open house tonight. I am working away getting new things added to the shop. I hope you all stop by tonight between 6-10pm EST, I have lots of great prizes, sales, and more. Talk to you then....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Glitter

As you probably know, my youngest little guy is six years old. We have been reading lots and lots of Junie B. Jones books. If you're in kindergarten or first grade you totally know who she is. Anyway, they are really funny books and last night Junie said something in her book that I can't get out of my head.

"Glitter can turn your whole day around."

I guess officially, the quote would be by Barbara Parks since she is the author of the book. Either way, I do love the quote and I do wish I was able to get glitter glaze for my beads. I am a sucker for shiny things. Above is a picture of the Glitter Bar at my friend Dori's Dreaming Bear Studio. If you are ever in Marion Iowa, you can stop by and use all types of the stuff on your art projects. How fun!

See you Wednesday night,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Coming Soon

Wow! I am busy, busy around the Jangles studio. Next Wednesday is my online open house. Yipee! We had a blast last year and I am hoping this year will be the same. I am working to get things ready for the big night. Above is a picture I am drawing, I have been working one several for my posts. I wanted something flashy to post for when I announce the winners of my doors prizes every hour.

I am also working on several new pieces to debut the night of the open house. I think you will really like what I have...but you have to wait until then to see. But I have to say, I am super excited to show them off. I will be stocking the Etsy stores with new work the day of the big event.

Here are the details so you can get in on your calendar ....

Jangles Online Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 9th
6-9pm EST
New Items, Loads of Gifts and Jewelry, Beads and Beader Gifts, Crazy Sales, Door Prizes, and Holiday Fun. I will be online for all of the open house.

The fun all starts here at the blog


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