Top 10 reasons to buy my handmade jewelry

Top 10 reasons why you should buy a piece of jewelry from Mizmlu’s shops:

 
1: You don’t have to leave your home. The shops come to you.
2: All items are handmade.
3: Jewelry is unusual and colorful.
4: Each piece is an original, unique design.
5: I never make the same item twice.
6: A large variety to choose from, including earrings and bracelets at my Etsy shop.
7: Vintage items are available.
8: Many different styles including double or triple strands, extra long pieces, chokers, casual, evening wear, everything under the sun.
9: Shipping is fast.
10: Most items are shipped free in the US. International shipping is at USPS charge. No handling charges, ever. Easy purchases through PayPal.

 

So, please take a look at my Etsy shop at etsy.com/shop/mizmlu for my latest creations and jewelryalamode.com for a wider variety of styles, colors and bargain prices.
If you have a comment on either shop I would love to hear from you. I can be reached at mizmlu@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest.

Visit my other online site

I have an online site, directed to California readers, to sell jewelry and other items that I use for extra viewing and for items that are not handmade by me There are some different and unusual items there that might interest you. Prices on all items include California sales tax and shipping. Although the listing states no International shipping I will ship anywhere from this site. However you must contact me for cost as countries have different charges depending on the weight of the item. If you live in the US in a state other than California you may deduct the tax. It’s listed in the description. International buyers also may deduct the tax. Payment is by PayPal. No checks or money orders.

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Take a look. You might find something different, unusual and interesting. The jewelry that I make is one-of-a-kind, not found anywhere else. It’s colorful and attractive. If you don’t find what you are looking for on that site try mizmlu’s store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu. There’s lots of different stuff there. I add new items frequently. Hope to see you soon.

My Thoughts on Airline Travel

I am extremely disturbed by the airline service currently in force.  Service is not the correct terminology.  It does not exist.

Last month my daughter took a trip to Florida from her home here in California.  She booked her flights with United, but from my experience all the airlines are pretty much the same.

She left Burbank airport at 7 am and arrived in Florida at 6:30pm.  A flight of 6 hours duration actually took 8-1/2 hours.  The flight stopped in Denver for a layover of 2-1/2 hours and a change of planes. The same schedule applied on her return flight.  Only this one took longer.  She was actually in the air 7 hours but in transit for 10-1/2 hours, also changing planes.

Her 2 hour layover on the way home was in San Francisco where her son lives, but she was not able to see him.  She was  in a secure area and could not leave, nor could he come in.  They could not meet.

I do not understand the reasoning behind the airline  scheduling.   However, from a consumer’s standpoint,  it is extremely inefficient.  In the past I often experienced a stopover where some passengers exited and others boarded after which the plane resumed flight.  This I can understand, but to have to wait two hours for another plane is grossly inefficient.  Not only that, but there is an extra charge for each landing and takeoff.  Passengers must pay for this delay and inconvenience.

Not only is the scheduling inconvenient for the paying passengers, but the service is degrading as I write.  No longer can you have pillow or a blanket without a charge, but you must wait in your seat until the bathroom facility is not in use.  If you are not close to the bathroom someone else will surely beat you to the door.  So you must wait.

The seats are so close together that your legs are cramped within minutes.  Don’t try crossing your legs.  And you must pay for the earphones to try to take your mind off of the discomfort you are experiencing.  On a long trip doctors advise walking up and down the aisle to help prevent blood clotting.  That is not acceptable by the attendants, nor even possible.  Have you tried getting out of your seat if you are next to the window?  Good luck with that.

Does anyone understand the baggage restrictions  anymore?  Each airline seems to have their own conditions which some passengers might not be aware of until checking in.   Let the buyer beware seems to be the ordinary.  And bring lots of cash with you.

On a short trip you can always drive.  Hah!  With the current price of gasoline rising daily that is not a valid option.   And on a long trip you must deal with stayovers in a motel or hotel.  I won’t  get into that.

What is a traveler to do?  In my case I no longer travel.  My back problems do not allow me to stand in line for any length of time so that my carryon and I can be searched and screened.  Because I have knee replacements I must endure a patdown which now may be an x-ray.  While this is going on my carryon disappears into never-never land but is available for anyone to snatch or remove items from.  This is the only part of flying that I actually have no problem with.  I don’t like it, but I want everyone searched and screened so that the bad guys are not on any flights.

Whatever happened to service?  Does anyone complain about the lack thereof?  No.  We must travel for a variety of reasons and the airlines know this.  They can do whatever they want because we are captives to their regulations.  We are at the mercy of the airlines.  They can schedule flights whenever they want and charge whatever they want and take away whatever they want and still we fly.  We have to.  There’s no other way to get where we want to go.  It makes me angry.  I can’t see any way we are going to get relief from their greed and inconsideration.

While writing this I did not address the fact that in many cases the pilots are not given enough lay over time to rest between flights which puts all of us in jeopardy.  We are at the mercy of the airlines.  Something should be done.  I just don’t know what.