I WANT YOUR OLD OR BROKEN JEWELRY

Recently my friend Betty gave me a shoe box filled with little bottles of beads and assorted broken jewelry items she no longer wanted.  I was delighted to get them.   I have been given old jewelry from other ladies in the past, but usually just one or two pieces.  This was a treasure box.

I took out all the items I couldn’t use to give away and sorted the beads that were left.  Several were pearls of all sizes, but there were a few beads that were in colors or shapes I had never seen. I was inspired by the variety.

By adding some beads from my stock I was able to create 8 new necklaces!  I will be putting those up for sale as soon as my daughter can take pictures.

While doing this I had a thought.  Surely there are a number of ladies out there with broken jewelry or old items they no longer want.  Even I have a few like that.  Why not give those gorgeous old pieces a new home?  Therefore, I am offering to take them off your hands.  You can send them to me.  I will pay the postage for any items in the US.  I am not able to pay the postage for International shipping.  But if you can afford it I would still like to have them.

Contact me at mizmlu@gmail.com and let me know what you have, where you live and how much the postage will be.  We can make a deal and you will get rid of some things you have been hanging onto for no reason, just hoping they will get fixed somehow.  I will treasure them and give them new life.  Thanks.

Mizmlu

Bargain pricing on expiring Etsy listings

Interested in getting something new in your jewelry box at a bargain price?   Then check out my Etsy shop.  Ten of my creations are going to expire in just a week, if not sooner.  There are 6 Christmas necklaces, a pair of earrings and 3 necklaces.  If you let me know what you would like, I will give you a 10% discount in addition to my normal free shipping.  As a matter of fact, if you check out my expired listings and find something you missed when it was first listed, the 10% discount will apply if I still have it.  I need to make room for new listings so take advantage of this offer and help me out. Find them at http://mizmlu.etsy.com or contact me at mizmlu@gmail.com in order for me to adjust the pricing on the Etsy site for you.  Thanks.

DON”T READ THIS, if you are a woman under 30 | woman under 30

This message is about those of you who have reached the age of 30, or older. I picture you as probably possibly married, having one or more children and working. You could have completed your education, have a job, and a husband, (maybe not that last item). I think of you as you get up each morning, take care of your family’s needs before your own. Then get ready for your daily routine and leave for work.
One of those chores is choosing an outfit to wear that day. Maybe you are tired of your clothes and accessories and need something new. I can help with that. There is nothing like a bright new necklace to make an old dress or pant suit show off your style. I make jewelry for you.
I make necklaces, bracelets and earrings that are suitable for the workplace. The colors of my creations are bright and the styles are very different. Every item is unusual and one-of-a-kind, not to be seen as ordinary. They can make an old outfit sparkle like new.
Just to let you know, some of my creations would be perfect for a night out with your favorite person.
So, I invite you to take a few minutes and browse through my multiple varieties of colorful selections in the three sites listed below. I think you might find the selection and prices worth your time. There is something about wearing a new accessory that will perk up your day. I hope you find it in my creations.

http://mizmlu.etsy.com

http://jewelryalamode.com

www:amazon.com/handmade/mizmlu

Weird Things you Probably Didn’t Know

I just ran across a list of 32 strange things most of us never knew. I thought I would share them with you a few every so often as time allows. Look for “Weird Things You Probably Didn’t Know”

1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel
2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
3. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

New listings on jewelryalamode

ELEVEN!  New listings have just been added to the inventory of jewelryalamode.  You will find many pretty colors and different styles there.  Some of the prices have been reduced enabling you to purchase more than one.  (big smile)

Shipping is free in the US for purchases of more than $10 and all of these are in that category.  International shipping is by USPS rates.

You just may find a Christmas gift for someone you know as well as treating yourself to a gift.  You certainly deserve it.

Find the new listings at http://jewelryalamode.com

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

P1600306

Family Fun With Fish

Family Fun With Fish

I found an article by my late husband Jim on how we got started on our fish keeping activity. It appeared in the FIN FUN bulletin of the L.E.R.C., Aquarium Society of Lockheed Employees Recreation Club in Burbank, dated October 1965. Here it is:

TANKS A LOT by Jim Denyer

There is a time in everyone’s life when the togetherness urge turns into madness.

Just such an event occurred to me during the month of January, 1964. About the middle of the month, my son, Jim Jr., came home from a visit to the local discount store with a ten-gallon tank, a pump, a filter, a small paper covered book on how to keep fish in the home.

The trouble was that he had run out of money before buying any fish. My wife, Marylou, said that the store had a “lot of very pretty ones and they aren’t too expensive”.

I felt generous, so we all got into the car (this trip included our two daughters, Circe and Jennifer) and went back to buy fish. A pair of guppies, platys, mollies, angel fish and kissing gouranis are the ones I remember buying. However, in the next few weeks I started looking at ads and visiting various
Fish stores in the vicinity. A trio of convict cichlids, a pair of paradise fish, some neons, and catfish were added.

I also started visiting the public library for books to read on the subject and to find out why it was getting harder to see the fish through the murky water.

About that time, Jim Jr., came home one day and announced that he had made collections and wanted to buy his own fish. He pointed out that they wouldn’t fit with the selections of Marylou and myself, so would I please get another tank so that he could have his back?

At this moment, Marylou registered a protest that my fish were biting hers.’’

The result was two tanks.

The population explosion, both by immigration from the local fish stores and by the first exciting miracle of live birth by the mollies soon caused further overcrowding.

In fact, despite the fact that I now have about 20 tanks, most of these are still overcrowded. The days of “one large tank should take care of all of our problems” have been replaced by “why don’t you get rid of some of the fish you don’t want?”

But we still enjoy them, that is, after the filters have been cleaned and they are fed and no new problems crop up and if I don’t have to figure where to put any of the new friends won at the raffle table and . . . . .

I copied this verbatim. Didn’t change a word. Although there are some things that are not quite correct. And the number of tanks grew to 45.
MizMlu
Owner MizMlu’s Etsy Store
http//mizmlu.etsy.com
Blog:
http://mludenyer.com

An Invitation to My Readers

I would like to invite you to make a visit to my Etsy shop. I have been busy making new jewelry items for your fancy. I just listed 27 new necklaces and will be adding several pairs of earrings as soon as I can get photos taken.
The new necklaces come in all colors and forms of beads and I am sure that you will find something you like.
Some are fancy for a night out on the town and others will be just right for your business wear or just to look pretty while doing errands. All are original designs I created and are handmade by me. Some do not have clasps so they fit easily over your head and are noted as such in the description.
Prices range from one at $24.95 to one at $10, but most are priced from $15 to $19. Shipping in an organza pouch is free in the US. I ask customers in International countries to contact me for charges because each country has a different shipping cost.
I enjoy making jewelry. I have been making my own to complement my apparel for many, many years. I would like to share my original designs with you and in doing so create a name for myself and bring in a little extra money. I am a retired senior and can always appreciate the return on the materials that I use.
I would like to hear from you as to what your thoughts are. Your comments would be of great value to me.
Thank you,
Marylou Denyer, (mizmlu at mizmlu@gmail.com)
Etsy shop: http://mizmlu.etsy.com
If you don’t find anything to your liking in my Etsy shop, take a trip to
http://jewelryalamode.com where you will find 130 necklaces at bargain prices. I do charge for shipping from this site.

Update on Mizmlu

I am home recovering from 2 surgeries and a therapy stay in July. My usual activities came to a screeching halt when I had a gall bladder attack and then a fall which happened when I got home from the gall bladder surgery. The fall caused a hairline fracture in my left femur which required a return to the hospital for repair. The double hospital stays and inactivity led to necessary therapy.
I am just now catching up with my normal day to day activities. I added a few new items to my Etsy shop yesterday and hope you will take a look at the new pieces. You’ll find my shop at http://mizmlu.etsy.com.
When I got home I resumed work on the three afghans I am making for my great-granddaughters in Washington state. They are meant to be wedding gifts from me on the happy occasions. The girls are in their teens and weddings are a long time off, but at my advanced age I will not be there. I wanted them to have something to remember me by. Also, as the years pass my eyesight and abilities wane and I might not be able to make their gifts if I didn’t do it now.
Hopefully I will stay healthy and have no further medical issues.
Marylou