Friday, December 3, 2010

Let It Snow (Part Two)

'Let It Snow (Part 2)' - an Etsy treasury by beadedrelics

Snowy Vintage Fence - 8x12 o...

BOGO - Playing in the Snow -...

Snow Falling on Maple 8x10 F...

snow white 8x10 fine art pho...

Mountains 8 x 10

Tree in Winter - Tree Photog...

Snowy Playground (5x7)

Winter 8x10 Fine Art Photogr...

Snowy Branches - 8x8 Origina...

Bicycles in Snow - 8x12 Orig...

First Snow at the Lake 8x10 ...

BOGO - 8x12 - As Winter Set ...

Fine Art Photographic Print ...

Contrasting Colors in Aspen ...

Christmas Buy One Get One Fr...

Snowy River 8x10 Photographi...

Let It Snow (Part One)

'Let It Snow (Part 1)' - an Etsy treasury by beadedrelics

Wisemen Still Follow His Sta...

Owl In Winter (5x7 Original ...

Winter Tree Acrylic Paintin...

One Horse Sleigh 11x15 origi...

Heading for Home / 11 x 14 O...

Karen Tarlton Original Oil P...

Snow Bunny - Print

Old Fashioned Snow Day Origi...

A Winter's Storm

Original Oil Painting Winter...

Rustic Framed Holiday Minnes...

Tufted Titmouse in Snow No. ...

First Snow Master Piece E...


Isabella and the Bear

Holiday SALE 25% OFF, Coupon...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Sale

Now through Monday, November 29, the prices of all items in my shop have been reduced by 10%. Please stop by and take a peek.

For those of you in the United States, have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Girls A Line Tunic Dress Damask Sugar Spice
Today, I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite shops on Etsy - Hot Lava Clothing. I was recently introduced to this shop through a blog giveaway, which I was lucky enough to win. My daughter was thrilled to receive the Halloween skirt, and requests to wear it as often as I can wash it. Due to her thin figure and the elastic waist band, I won't be surprised if she's still able to wear it next Halloween. The quality is top notch, and the fabric has not faded at all after repeated washings. I asked Tammy to tell me more about herself and the history of her shop:

"Hot Lava Clothing offers custom handmade boutique style clothing for kids and a limited women's line inspired by Hawaii’s tropical landscape and lifestyle.  I started HLC because I found it hard to find quality clothing that fit my younger children who are slim, and I often had to alter things anyway.  My goal is to provide customers with top quality items at reasonable prices and excellent customer service.  I love designing and creating clothes for my own kids and enjoy sharing them with others too.  Everything I sell is handmade from start to finish.
Girls A Line Mini Dress Winter Holiday

I am a busy mom of 5 (yes five) and have been pleasantly surprised at how my business has continued to grow much like the kids.  I’ve been fortunate enough to work from home for nearly 10 years now.  My work background is Retail Management/Buying, Home Mortgage Financing, and Real Estate - all of which have provided me valuable experience that has helped me with my current business.  While I enjoyed each of those over the past 20 years, I found myself looking for something more creative.  Ever since I can remember, I’ve always dabbled in some sort of craft.  I learned how to knit and crochet at 8, did a lot of card/scrapbooking, and of course, sewing.  I’d really like to try jewelry making but haven’t yet, but I think it would be something fun for my kids to do with me.

You can find Hot Lava Clothing on Etsy, Artfire, Facebook, and Twitter.
Girls A Line Peasant Dress Olive Scroll on Aqua

If you live on or visit the Big Island, you can find exclusive HLC designs not found at my online shops at the Olivia Clare Boutique in Hawi.

You are invited to join the HLC fan page at  This is a great way to see what I'm up to and for Special Fan Only Discounts!"

I hope you enjoy Hot Lava Clothing as much as I do.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Welcome to my blog, Beaded Relics. I'll start out by giving you a little background on myself. I'm a 30 year old mother, jewelry designer, and administrative assistant. I live in Boston, MA, USA with my husband and three year old daughter. I began designing jewelry out of frustration at not being able to not find jewelry that suited my tastes. I quickly progressed to making jewelry for other people that I know, and in July 2010, I decided to open my Etsy shop. I sell handmade jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I particularly love designing with antiqued metals, but also love using a wide variety of other materials.

I love to hunt for new, interesting beads and findings online, in local bead shops, and at bead shows. My stash has become quite large. I keep many of these beads in a unit with several shallow drawers. This evening, the bottom of one of those drawers partially fell out the bottom due to the weight of the beads. I guess I better start creating more and slow down on buying new beads! I created six new pieces this weekend, which will be listed in my shop within the next few days.

I will be writing about new designs, other handmade artists that I admire, jewelry making techniques, and other related topics. Interested? Just follow via RSS or Google Friend Connect (links on the right) in order to receive notification of new posts.