Why I like my etsy store

My Etsy store is my source for some extra income as well as the satisfaction I get from the responses  from the people who purchase my items.  My handcrafted jewelry is diverse as well as colorful and unique.  When I make a piece of jewelry I imagine who will wear it and where, at her job, a party, or just for fun.  My jewelry covers all sorts of possibilities.  Some are dramatic, some simple, most are brilliantly colorful, some for evening wear, some for casual wear, but all are original designs.  I tend to like the dramatic items best.

Most of my time is spent on the design, putting the beads together to best show off their beauty. I am fortunate to have a variety of sources for unusual beads and materials to make them into a piece of jewelry.  I get most of  my  ideas from the beads themselves.   I have also  helped friends to get started making their own jewelry. This occupation is my pleasure.

Although sales have been slow these past few months it doesn’t stop me from looking for new ideas, new beads, and new ways to promote my Etsy shop.  I list almost all my creations on Pinterest and some of my  creations are also available in Classifiedads.com http://bit.ly/Oh2WzL   and I have an Ebay site for a few.

In a few weeks I will be promoting a new category on Etsy, Baby Booties.  I have crocheted 5 sets and am just waiting for them to be photographed.   I have no camera so I have to wait for my daughter to take the pictures for me.   I hope they will be well received.  I will announce their promotion here.

Please take a look at my Etsy shop.   The items for sale are not just jewelry.  I have vintage items that belonged to older members of my family and decided to pass them on to someone who will appreciate them as much as I did.   In addition I have included some other types of creations, such as a beaded purse, a knitted baby afghan, a hand painted blouse, a vintage hat, a macrame belt and much more.

Have fun with my shop!

Do You Suffer From Leg Cramps?

Do you get leg cramps at night?

I found a terrific way to relieve my leg cramps without the danger of taking quinine.  They wake me up almost every night.  Here it is:  Pinch your nose with your fingers as tightly as you can.  I know, that sounds crazy, but it’s a Chinese remedy.   And it worked for me last night.

I have been getting leg cramps for as long as I can remember and tried all sorts of things to stop the pain.  I was told that quinine relieved the cramp.  My doctor suggested quinine soda.  That was useless, it doesn’t contain enough quinine.  I was able to get quinine pills over the counter years ago until the Food and Drug Administration took them off the market.  Then I found that I could get them from a pharmacy in Canada, but they required a prescription and my doctor said he wasn’t allowed to prescribe them.  Quinine is not approved to treat or prevent nighttime leg cramps. The risk of taking quinine may be greater than the possible benefits. Quinine can be dangerous.  The side effects are multiple and serious and could cause death.

I have a few left and I keep them for the severe cramps I sometimes get or if they affect both legs.  I am concerned about the danger connected to quinine. Usually I get up and stand, putting all my weight on the leg until the cramp goes away. But that disturbs my sleep.

Someone recommended rubbing a silver spoon over the cramp.   I tried that with absolutely no relief whatsoever.

Last night I decided to try the nose pinching.  What an amazing result!  It took a couple of minutes, but it gradually went away.  I was astonished!  I found this remedy in a novel I was reading.  The main character was awakened by a leg cramp and just pinched his nose until it went away.  I thought it was worth a try.  If you have the same problem, try this.  You may be pleasantly surprised.

In my research for this article I found an ad for an “amazingly effective fast-acting organic and natural muscle remedy, for both preventing leg cramps or stopping them once they start. It was discovered by the Amish while they were still in Europe and brought to this country sometime in the 1880’s. It is curious that it has never before been made generally available to leg cramp and charlie horse sufferers until now especially, considering that this Amish remedy is the fastest acting relief for muscle cramps of any natural product anywhere.”

Ingredients:
A carefully balanced mixture of certified organic unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar,
juice from the ginger plant and just the right amount of all natural garlic juice in
special combination so as to achieve almost instant relief from leg, foot and hand
cramps. Salt and gluten free.

One bottle is usually enough for 2 to 3 months for most people.  (You only take it when you need it.)  http://www.stopslegcramps.com/links.html

If you get leg cramps the following article will give you some information.  However none of the suggestions worked for me.  I believe that one or more of the medications I take has contributed to the frequency of my leg cramps.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-13/lifestyle/sns-201204131600–tms–mayoclnctnmc-a20120413apr13_1_leg-cramps-restless-legs-syndrome-calf-muscles

One site I discovered stated that a shortage of magnesium in your system can cause leg cramps.  However I take magnesium daily and still get leg cramps.

If you suffer from nightly leg cramps try pinching your nose before taking any medicine, approved or not.