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Sharla at Sharma Designs
Gilroy, CA
Visit my blog at http://www.sharmadesigns.typepad.com
Interests: dogs, shopping, project runway, douglas coupland, good friends, indie films, art fairs, reality tv, murder mystery novels, walking on the beach, celebrity gossip blogs, david sedaris, excel spreadsheets, lucky magazine, taking afternoon naps, seeing my daughter experience anything for the first time, stargazing, netflix, indie businesses, disco music, easy recipes, and of course elmo, photography, psychology, family, starbucks, amusement parks, anne lamott
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As we get closer to my due date I need to focus on preparing for the babies. We have a lot of work to do around here! Unfortunately this means I have to lose my bead room. It is going... Continue reading
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Here are a few Etsy items that I think would make great gifts! I don't have a reason to buy all of them so I thought I would pass along some of my favorites! Remember when shopping on Etsy to... Continue reading
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First and foremost, I am running a free shipping promo in my shop from now until Christmas. All orders under $50 will ship USPS first class and domestic orders over $50 will get a free upgrade to Priority Mail. I... Continue reading
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I was taking pictures of necklaces today and turned around and saw this. This is the work of my 5 year old. She is my child that sorts things by colors and likes everything to be neat and in order.... Continue reading
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We are in escrow. Finally!! As long as everything continues to go smoothly this lovely room will be my future bead room. The paint is not just on the walls. Oh no, it covers the ceiling too and even the... Continue reading
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Today we are having a lazy Saturday. I even got to get out and get a pedicure! With my husband's crazy work schedule that is a rare treat. For this week's pick I utilized one of Etsy's new features. When... Continue reading
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This weekend we headed over to Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton, CA. Although it is not very far from us we have never been. The girls were very excited. We took the steam train through the Redwoods up to Bear... Continue reading
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What else would a jewelry maker give her own Mother for Mother's Day? I am glad that my mom likes jewelry and, more specifically, that she likes my jewelry. It has become my go-to gift for any occasion. One of... Continue reading
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Those of you who have ordered from me before know that my packages look like this: The raffia ribbon may be one color, two colors or a different kind of ribbon altogether but I always have my stickers. Whenever my... Continue reading
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So I didn't get as many posts done as I wanted this week but there is always next week right? This week has been full of stress and we are waiting to hear an answer on the house we want.... Continue reading
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Today the girls and I ventured out to a hill near our house that has a great view of the city. The hill is small with a winding trail and steps so it's an easy hike even for the little... Continue reading
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I'm going to try to post a tempting wish list from my bookmarks every week. I tend to stay up late browsing on the computer and enjoying the silence of my house so I collect quite a list! I also... Continue reading
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Before you start reading I have to warn you that this may be a bit like seeing the little man behind the curtain who plays the wizard . The end shot is definitely more glamorous than the process. If you... Continue reading
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Mom jewelry seems to be very popular these days. I myself have a few pieces of mommy jewelry but I tend to be pretty picky about it. While I like my jewelry to be big and bold I don't feel... Continue reading
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As my Facebook fans already know (as the news automatically posted 2x on my fan page. sorry) I was on the front page of Etsy yesterday. It's great when it happens because your shop gets a lot of traffic. Some... Continue reading
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Mar 15, 2010
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At three separate times this weekend I sat down to make new jewelry and ended up staring at the table uninspired and frustrated. I have learned that when I am experiencing what I like to call "Beader's Block" it is... Continue reading
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New to me that is. Many jewelry artists oxidize their sterling silver jewelry to give it that antiqued look. While I have been aware of the process for some time I was somewhat leery of trying it myself. See..the process... Continue reading
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My Aunt from Maryland was visiting over the Christmas break. Since she also makes jewelry I thought it would be fun to take her on a "bead tour" of the lovely bead shops in the area. When I first starting... Continue reading
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I spotted these lovely ladies yesterday in the Marshalls clearance aisle. They were a mere $13 and while I have no room for them in my current corner-of-the-room studio I just had to have them. If you have been a... Continue reading
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Dec 6, 2009
Free worldwide shipping in my jewelry shop until Christmas. No code necessary! http://sharmadesigns.etsy.com
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Want to win free jewelry? Pop on over to my Facebook fan page and comment on my contest with which piece of jewelry from my shop you would be thankful for. Easy to enter! One entry per person and the... Continue reading
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Since joining Etsy I have had a lot of people ask me if I do local shows. This year I have had to answer with "Unfortunately..no" We are in a temporary residence that is much smaller than where we were... Continue reading
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A few pieces of jewelry from my Etsy shop that I thought would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving attire. If you hurry you will get it in time for Turkey Day! The free shipping that is offered right... Continue reading