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Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Holidays




from PinkIce Jewels...


Please leave us a comment of your thoughts on your gift from us. We would like to know when and where you received your gift.

Also there are other opportunities to WIN more PIJ Jewelry, just join our email group.
Once again, PinkIce Jewels wishes you much joy during this holiday season. Thank you in advance for your comments.

Friday, November 7, 2008

A New Day...to be PROUD of America




It's a new feeling to really be proud of being an American, let alone being proud of my country. As I sat in front of the TV Tuesday night anxiously awaiting the results of the election, all I could do was think of my grandfather and father who grow up in the south. I reviewed all the stories told to me by them and what it felt like for them to have to drink out of a certain water fountain or use the back door of a restaurant because of the color of their skin. I thought of what it must have felt like for my father to see this election unfold. I wished for my grandfather to have lived to see this day. I remember falling asleep and waking up to the announcement that Senator McCain would be giving his concession speech and the tears start rolling...

As a Black American, I understand what it feels like to be grateful and proud of a country, who isn't proud of you. I never understood why I was not so quick to drape a red, white and blue flag outside my house or why making a US of A quilt was never a true desire. It hit me the following day, that I never really felt like that flag really represented me as a black woman. Though I was born and live in this country, stand by all of its values and what it means to be an American, I truly never felt like I was really a part of this nation because I was not truly represented. My people were never truly represented on an international level as being apart of this country.

So, Tuesday I became apart of this country, along with many millions of other minorities. This awesome outcome of a people spoken (not just blacks but melting pot of backgrounds) made me really proud to be a United States citizen.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Finding Enough Content

I have been thinking about my blog and how I can post more...what is there really to talk about and I got to thinking some more.

Writer's block tends to clog up the brain and I become an idiot. I lose track of the purpose of a blog and that is to help my guests get to know me a little better. So, after I thought of it from that point-of-view I realize I have tons of things I could talk about...you all may not want to hear any of it but needless to say, I will still talk about it.

For instance, I am currently trying to finish up my nieces' (two as in plural) customes by Friday. And I have one dress made for one who wabts to be Tinkerbell but there is a shell that goes over that dress (have yet to start on). Then, the other, I have yet to start sewing and she wants to be the cheerleader from High School Musical for the other. But I purchased all the remaining notions and things for completion today and I'm feeling pretty good about the outcome by Friday. So, I'll have more content to post on this lovely blog of mine once the customes are finished.

I also have some new designs coming for the holiday. I hope they turn out to be as cool as they are in my head (hopefully). I plan to have a vote (just something to do). I think it would be fun.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Expecting...not this!

I had not expected for pregnancy to be this way. I thought by week 13 or 14 I would be free of sickness. Guess not. My mother and sister tell me (but did not explain) that they were sick until their 6th month -arrgh! I was so hoping I did not follow suit but I guess that is not my path because here I am at week 17 (almost 18 on Thursday) and I'm still nauseated.

It's been pretty hectic these days, with being sick (daily (why didn't anyone fully explain this to me)), going to school (taking chemistry) and working. It's all getting to me a little bit. Oh, I forgot trying to grow a non-cooperating small business on the side.

Then I have all of these wonderful ideas in my head and I don't have time to get to them and when I do have the time, I can't get focus enough to do them. I've been told welcome to the world of Motherhood. How nice! In all honesty, I am very happy to be expecting my first child. REALLY!!! But I'll get through it all...just 4.5 more months and I'll have a whole new set of issues to deal with (I hope I am as appreciative of them all as everyone keeps telling me).

Anyway, I'm just letting it all out for the time being and making a little fun at myself as well.

Until the next time,
Serena

Friday, August 22, 2008

Holiday Extravanganza

PinkIce Jewels

announces

our first annual

"Holiday Extravaganza" contest



You could win a twelve month supply of beautiful jewelry and other handmade items created by PinkIce Jewels and other artists on Etsy. The Winner will receive a free jewelry set valued at $30.00 or higher. To enter our contest just click on the title "Holiday Extravanganza" (above) and join our email list.
Best of Luck to you all.



Contest GuidelinesNo purchase necessary to win prize. There is only one entry per email address. Participant must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Participant must remain on the email list for the duration of the contest promotion (twelve months). Actual postal (physical) address must be supplied along with the email address. Entries without postal address will not be eligible to win. Deadline to enter contest will be December 31, 2008. Winner will be announced January 8, 2009. Winner will be notified by email and/ or postal mail no later than January 15, 2009. The winner will began receiving their prize in February and will continue through January 2010, for duration of twelve months.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

2008 PinkIce Jewels ~ Fall Craft Shows

It is about that time to get ready for our fall craft shows. This is a list of the upcoming shows.
(Events will be added so continue to check for updates)






Saturday, August 23, 2008
New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
821 Inkster Rd, Inkster, MI 48141
12pm - 5pm


Thursday, September 25, 2008
Ladies Night Out – Shopping Extravaganza
Macomb, Michigan


Saturday, October 20, 2008
St. Damian Fall Arts & Crafts Show
30055 Joy Road Westland, MI 48185
9am - 3pm


Saturday, October 25, 2008
Togetherness Day Bazaar
Detroit, MI


Saturday, November 1, 2008
Holly Holiday Art and Craft Show
Holly, MI


Friday, November 7, 2008
Annual Shop for the Holidays Vendor Night
Shelby Twp, MI


Saturday, November 15, 2008
Vendor Extravaganza
Macomb Twp, MI
As mention above more shows will be added and detail inforamtion will be given.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Trying to find my Style…

In completing an application to join an on-line group of jewelry artists, I was asked what does the word “artisan” mean to me.

“When I see the word "artisan" I think original, elite individuals who approach their craft from an artistic point of view. A person who can express art in such a way that their audience can only say "WOW"!”

I was honest in my own definition of the word but wondered if I fall into this category. Then I proceeded to look over my designs, through pictures and such and it dawned on me in looking at my jewelry that I am all over the place in terms of design. Usually each designer/ creator has his or her own style. Their voice can be heard when you see their creations. Honestly, I don’t have my own distinct voice. I dibble and dabble in some of everything and its time for my individual voice to be heard.

So, I’m going to be doing a bit of research on myself and see what I come up with, of course, I will keep you updated on my discoveries.

This is going to be so much fun because after that I really have to figure out how to work this camera that really has too many features for me but it was a gift so that I could take professional pictures of my jewelry. And I’m half way there with that…

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Our home...



This is the official home of PinkIce Jewels. I have been spread all over the Internet in hopes of getting the word out concerning PinkIce Jewels but all I've really been doing is running myself crazy.

So I have decided to do everything right here on the blog. Hopefully, I can streamline everything so you can read the topics and posting most valuable to you as our guest. The other site that will remain open is PINKICE JEWELS MYSPACE, though we are still connected to the others detail post will not be listed, only a direct link to this page.

I hope that this has not caused anyone any inconvenience and that the change is best for both PIJ and its customers.

Thanks for your support.

Serena L. Trent