Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Bandana Masks available.  Many colors to choose from.  Fitted bandana masks are $10.00.



Some cutom orders for mask sets.  Sets include (1) fitted and (1) pleated.  An eyeglass ear saver is optional for $2.00.  Sets are $18.00.





The Governor of Idaho issued a stay at home order for the month of April.  Although he has opened some businesses back up we are still staying at home to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Idaho.  So far, knock on wood, our county only has 4 cases and has for the past 2 weeks.  While I have been staying at home I have been making masks and donating them to Sr Centers and Medical facilities here locally.  I am continuing to make masks and will be selling sets for $18.00.  If you would like a button glasses ear saver it's an additional $2.00.  Fitted masks are $10.00.  One pleated masks are $8.00.  You can buy them from me on Facebook or  at my Zibbet web store.  Here are some of the masks that I have made in the past two weeks.




Thursday, March 5, 2020

Labradorite Pendant

I had a custom order request from a friend of mine.  Her Nephew had mined some Montana Sapphires and she asked me if I could make a necklace and earrings set with his stones.  This is the pendant.  It is a beautiful Labradorite cab that I purchased from India.  The smaller stone is his sapphire.  The completed set was sent off to be given to her Nephew's girlfriend.  She has now gotten her gift and loves them!  I was happy with the way it turned out too.

Hand painted Rocks

A couple of my hand painted rocks!  Both sold.



One door closes and another one opens

After 14 years of selling my handmade goods and custom wire wrapped jewelry on Etsy, it is time to make a change.  I contemplated this change about a year and a half ago when Etsy once again raised it's sellers fees.  I opened a second store at Zibbet but at that time they were going through a major overhaul, adding an option for multiple platforms managed from their website.  I felt this was a great concept but at that time their website still needed a lot of work and during this past year and a half they have fine tuned how the sellers web stores look and function.  I decided to try it again.  The Etsy import tool worked like a breeze in uploading all of my Etsy listings into my new Zibbet web store.  Edits were easy too as was adding sections, customizing the layout, adding shipping profiles, and partnering with a company that allows you to accept credit card payment for your customers.  What's not to love?  Zibbet is now the handmade marketplace that Etsy once was before Etsy got so greedy it opened up to oversea's sellers and mass producers who sold products so cheap handmade sellers could not compete.  Etsy is no longer the great place for handmade sellers that it was when I opened my store in 2006.  I knew I wanted to make this change at the end of 2019 but life has a way of getting in the way of things and I did not seriously look to Zibbet again until the beginning of March.
I am happy to say my new Zibbet stores are now set up and I am ready for business.  I even had my very first sale March 4th..... yay Andrea!  You are the best!!!!

I have two Zibbet stores.  One is a marketplace shop, much like Etsy.  My items are available and you can also see products that are being sold by other sellers.  The link to my marketplace store is:  https://marketplace.zibbet.com/lvs-beads-n-things  I also have a stand alone store, much like Etsy's Pattern.  It is my own customizable web store front.  That url is:  https://lvs-beads-n-things.zibbet.com/  I will be adding my custom domain once it is released by Etsy.

I am making lots of new items that I now have for sale.  I still make custom orders.  I carry a large array of incense, smudge bundles and smudge supplies, and handmade candles, beard balm, paw wax, hand painted feathers and rocks, and so much more.

Please stop by and take a peek and bookmark us so you can come back often to check out our newly added items.  As always we thank you for your interest in LV's Beads n Things and Twisted Whisker Creations.

Below is a picture of one of my handmade wire wrapped creations.  It is a Picture Jasper cab wire wrapped in copper and embellished with little wire wrapped pine trees, kind of a signature of life here in the northern Panhandle of Idaho.  I will be making more of these types of pendants as this one sold immediately on Facebook before it ever got listed.  Gotta love my Facebook friends and buyers too!

Our Facebook link is:  https://www.facebook.com/LVsBeadsnThings




I hope you are all having a wonderful and happy 2020.  As always peace and blessings.  ~LVS~

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Seasons come and seasons go and here in north Idaho summer ends far too soon.  We've already had our first snow!  My pipes have frozen twice... nothing new during the winters here... sigh.  The dogs loved the snow twhile it lasted but all of it has melted now.  It was supposed to snow this weekend but thankfully the storm missed us.

With the seasons changes I've made some business changes too.  I finally opened up a store at Zibbet, something I've been contemplating for the past two years.  With Etsy's recent changes it was the needed fuel that lit the fire under my rear and I spent this past weekend setting it up and fine tuning it.  To visit the new store:  https://www.zibbet.com/lvsbeadsnthings
I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season.  Wishing you all the best for a bright, happy, healthy, wonderful 2019.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

My first attempt at making a chicken wire northern robin.  I had fun making this little guy.
I had a request to make up some more of my hand painted wolf feathers.  Here are the finished results which are now for sale at my Etsy store.  This next week I will be painting up some eagle feathers.  Check back to see the finished products. 


Monday, November 2, 2015

Fall is upon us and winter fast approaching.  With the colder weather comes sniffles, colds, and flu season.  Essential oils and aromatherapy can bring relief to stuffed up noses, sinus headaches, and help boost immune systems.  What better way to enjoy the benefits of these precious oils than to have the scent last all day long with a beautiful and functional personal diffuser.  Now available at my Etsy store are several Lava Rock personal diffusers.  Several options are available including necklaces, bracelets, and removable charms.  Shown below is a lava rock and turquoise oil diffuser necklace and lava bead and coral bracelet.  Please stop by our Etsy store for all available personal diffusers. http://lvsbeadsnthings.etsy.com


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Aqua Aura and Puka Shell Choker

Beautiful Aqua Aura quartz crystal that has been wire wrapped in sterling silver.  It is on a 16" puka shell choker necklace.  Wonderful color combination and perfect for "summer."  It is available at my online Etsy store.