Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Sale ! 15% off !

Not much to say except I'm having a Black Friday sale for this week ! Come get your savings this week. Come check out the shop and enjoy some savings this week ! Each purchase will also include something from us here at Shire Jewelry !

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cooking up a storm !

I have always loved to cook and since I was young, I asked for cooking tools to put in a hope chest in hopes that I would have a family to cook for. I married young and haven't stopped cooking since. I raise the first crew of 4 boys and now they are all grown but wow, what a chore cooking for so many at once but I loved every minute of it. Now with one young one again and a man that I love dearly, things are so different. Learning to cook for a smaller family is hard when your used to cooking for lots of people. I still make way too much when I cook and there is always left overs here. this week the apple fairy's dropped off 6 bushels of apples and I've been canning them since then. Apple pie filling first, then apple butter and now apple sauce. we also started making our own pizza on Tuesday nights since we realized we were spending way too much at the local pizza shop in town. so here is some of our stash for the week. I could really use some more apple recipes too if you have some, leave them in the comments. thanks ~ Lisa

Monday, October 10, 2011

Keeping sooooo busy

As a online seller, you always worry when things get slow yet when they pick up, all life everywhere else stops. Not the normal stuff like taking care of the family and pets but more like getting sleep, finding time to read or take time for myself. It seems that all I do these days is think jewelry and Spider Jerusalem Costume Sunglasses. I swear some day I hope to never see another pair lol I sent out 5 pairs today and 5 lockets a couple of rings Oh my ! I don't mind the business but wow, sometimes it sure comes in bunches. here's what I'm working on today. I'm still not happy with the locket but before I could say BoooOoo I had too many people wanting one. I better get busy ! The abalone is for a ring for myself and one for the shop the flowers are for earrings and a necklace, I need more color in my life and in the shops. the mood stone is for another ring.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Sale ! 10% off all shops.

Due to the Hurricane bearing down on us, I figured I would make it fun ! (I do love a good storm ) All items in my both shops will be 10% off if you use the coupon code Irene. I will ship everything out after the lights and power come back on. As you can see by this first photo, it will be crossing right next to us and the east side is the worst for getting the strongest winds which is where we will be. Were also going to be getting all the flooding but we do have a sump pump so that should be ok. I hope everyone fairs well with the storm and keeps safe ! Check out the shops.....
<---Jewelry shop <---Everything else shop

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fairy Magazine

You can find my jewelry featured here on the magazine site. I just love their magazine though I've only read one so far. Its just full of beautiful photos, drawings and color on every page. Check it out ! Fairy Magazine they are having a giveaway and my earrings are one of the prizes. Enjoy !

Sunday, June 5, 2011

thank you for being my teacher !

Its almost the end of the school for my kiddo (in fact his birthday was yesterday and now he's 12 !) To thank our teachers this year we have some neat mugs at Glen Shire ! Hand made at the studio here in our small shire.

Are you ready for summer ? We sure are !
Check these out at

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring has Sprung !

it's been raining here so much that spring has sprung ! Now it's turning into a jungle so enough with the rain already !! It is inspiring to see all the flowers so I just had to make some in the shop and these are what I came up with. the enameled ones, I brought the real flowers into the work room so I could match them as closely as possible. enjoy !

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter sale all week !

all week, there is a sale in the Shire Jewelry shop. (sale ends May 1st.)
Just enter the code Easter11 in the coupon box and it will take 15% off automatically !


Saturday, April 23, 2011

two more lots of rings posted

I did some craft shows a while back and these were the rings I took with me. Some were made in the store we had, others made here. Anyway, I forgot about them since they were all still in the show trays and I just found them all this last week. I have another huge lot going up some time this week of all the vintage rings I have as well but that's for another day and time. Enjoy ! These can all be found in

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rings and Things !

Here is another up date for the shop - just a couple rings this week going in there. I love all the new designs but I didn't make them all in one day lol They have been sitting in a box waiting to be listed and then forgotten about so now that it's spring and time to clean out the boxes, I figured now is as good a time as any ! So off to the shop they go and more to come soon I'm sure. If it would stop raining out long enough to get better photos that is ! Enjoy !!

Oh and another horsey thrown in for good measure.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

busy busy spring

I'm always forgetting to up date the blog when new things are available in the shop. I am slowly loading up the new things as I go and forgot that I had this bunch in a box waiting to be listed. I actually have many boxes of stuff like that to list, it just all takes time and well, I'm blond and forget. lol so here are some new things that will be listed this week as I go- probably a couple at a time. Then I will dig out the rest. thanks for keeping up with my shop, it means the world to me that you are watching me on my adventure ! ~Lisa

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Busy spring work.

I've been trying hard to keep working some every day in hope that after a while my shop will be found by people and will do well. I love what I do and hope to continue. I'll be adding more each week and soon there will be halter tags for horses and dog and cat tags that have a decorative flair. I hope you enjoy the new work as much as I love making it. Laurie L., thanks for being my first groupie ! I love that you came back more than once to purchase something ! I wanted to send you a little something extra and the tag was a great idea. May Bella wear it well.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cha cha cha changing !

Most people hate change and yet my life seems so full of it but I have grown accustom to change in my life and think that it has finally come to a point when I expect it. Most people call me a strong person because of all the change in my life but I feel weak because of it all. I guess outward appearances are very different from the inside of a person.
I grew up wanting to be a veterinarian and here I am a jeweler making my own jewelry. Not what I expected to do in my life but now I'm loving it.
I've raised 5 boys in my life, I never thought that I would have that many and only boys but I loved every minute of it and they make me who I am today. They grow older and move out which is one change I have to say that I truly hate. If I could keep them always closer, I would be the happiest woman ever but they grow up, have children (yes, I'm a grandma) and one even passed away too young at 21. He will be forever missed. They are all forever in my heart.
I've had every kind of animal I ever could, owning a small farm at one time with cows, goats, chickens & horses to name a few. Now here in our small house, we have just cats and dogs and breed our collies each year.
The last 7 years of changes have been the hardest but they have also lead me to the most happiest in my life that I have even been. I moved from the worst relationship ever into a fantastic one with a man that I always find amazing each and every day. Thank you Kevin for Loving me ! Even now with my terrible health, he stands by me through it all. He takes off of work for every doctor appointment, hugs me when I'm down and listens to me ramble when I need to talk about nothing. He inspires me to grow each and every day.
Life is about change and even though its hard at times, without change, we can never grow into what we love.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Etsy Slow down ?

There is a lot of talk on Etsy of all the new silly things they are adding to the web site, people's pages and all over the site. People are up in arms about all the new changes and it has made for very S L O W sales this month. Due to the fact that part of what I make pays my medical bills and for other things we need here at home,I had to step up my game by adding another shop but someplace different. So now, I have a new shop here on ArtFire !! come check it out !
for now, it's just my jewelry but if it goes ok, then I will add the other things there.