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New Items For Your Wardrobe

Take a look.  I just listed several new necklaces on both of my Amazon and Etsy sites.  They are different, original designs, and colorful items for your everyday or evening wear.

I am most pleased to include a crystal pendant necklace in a variety of pastel colors on my Amazon site.

But, on Etsy you will find a white necklace with splashes of pink, a lovely clear honey colored one, three different blue necklaces as well as an unusual one  made with sea shell discs.

And, you don’t pay for shipping when you purchase an item from my Etsy shop if it is sent to your site in the US.

Please take a look at etsy.com/shop/mizmlu or http.www.amazon.com/handmade/mizmlu

Thanks, MizMlu

Is There a Baby in Your Future?

Maybe not your own, but a new baby coming in the near future for someone you know? A gift of baby booties would be appreciated for the new mother. You’ll find several new, hand-crocheted booties for the baby on my Amazon site, Amazon.com/handmade/MizMlu.

There are blue booties for boy babies, pink for girls, and white for everyone.  They will make a delightful gift for the shower or for showing off the new arrival.

Take a look.

Dare to be Different

Are you looking for a necklace that is like no other?  How about one that is in a color or design that you have never seen on any other lady? Do you want your friends to ask you where you got it?  Well, look right here for a selection of unusual designed and colorful accessories.

Each of the individual necklaces shown here is an original design which takes advantage of the beads themselves.  I like to choose the beads I use for their color and/or the shape or distinction.

While making my creations I picture in my mind who might wear it, at work, or play or on an evening out.

These items were originally listed on my Etsy site and were discontinued when the listing ran out. I renewed them for your consideration. Search for dare2bd in my shop and you will find these pieces.

I am describing them here so that you can get an idea of the style and variety I have in my stock.  If you see one, or more, that you like, make a note of the item number and go to my Etsy shop in the discontinued section for a more precise description and picture.  They are all listed with the “dare2bd” item designation. Remember I offer free shipping to a US destination.

#6109 is 24” long and is made with 1/2” white beads in the form of knots and splashed with gold accents. $15.97 It is called “Uncommon white beads twist with gold knots necklace”

#7004 is 26” long with ½” black round beads separated by an assortment of silver beads. $18. It is called “Big, black and silver tone bead necklace”

#0421 is 23” Long with red and white alternating beads. $15.  It is called “Red and White color splashes necklace #2”

#3061 is 23” long with a variety of black and silver beads. $19 It is called “Dynamic Black necklace, handmade, stunning, big, bold”

#5010 is 23” long with ½” black beads decorated with violet flowers and separated by silver star beads. $18

#5428 is 25” long with flat oval 1” smoky beads in the center and ¼” smoky beads around to the back.

#9726 is 25” long with gold, flat, oval ¾ etched beads and 3/8” spacers. $12

#0754 is 33” long vintage with matte beige 1/4” beads & gold spacers with a drop cluster of tiny beads.  $34.97 called “Vintage pink necklace with chandelier pendant”

#4894 – 34” long with ½ black & ¼’ silver beads with gold splashes. $15

#4396 – 22” long, black 1/8” cubes & rhinestones spacers at 1” lengths. $15

#2563 – 25” long, dark matte blue 5/8” ovals with 1/8” shiny spacers. $22

#4813 – 19” clear blue glass ovals streaked with glitter. $24

#7008 – 48” pale peach ¼” beads with sparkling stars. $19.97

#3837 -25” Six black ¾” blocks with painted lavender flowers & seven 1/8” matching swirls, then black bicones to finish. $10.97

#9453 – 22” black oval pendant with carved white flower on a chain of 18” white pearls. $16.97 “Elegant pearl necklace with pendant”

#0355 – 22” with 1” carved beige pearly, satiny flowers. $27.97

#1676 – 25” with ¾” pink polymer painted circle in center & ¼” & ½” painted disks and ¼ “ pink beads. $19.95

#8527 – 41” vintage wood 1” barrels & tiny wood spacers, $10

#9918 – 44” crescent 1/8” pink beads with sparkling shiny dots. $15

#3178 – 20”  ¾” globes with leathery covers & assorted black beads. $24.97

#0139 – 23” Three 1” rings with painted flowers & bicone spacers. $13.97

#9546 – 23” Three striped turquoise 3/4” & four solid color center with seed beads to complete. $34.97

#5815 – 25”  Pink on beige ½” blocks and dusky pink 1/8” spacers. $18

Let me know if you find anything you like, or would like to see more.

 

 

I Love Cats

green_eyes_cat_faceThroughout all my years of growing up and growing old I have had a cat, sometimes two.  Except now.  For the last 15 years I have not had a cat for a pet.  The last one died of old age about that long ago.  I did not acquire a new one and I don’t know why I didn’t.

But then I moved into a mobile home.  And somehow didn’t think about getting a new cat.  So I don’t have a cat now and I can’t think about getting one.  My home is small.  I would have to find a place for a litter box and if the cat happened to get outside it would be very difficult to find it.  Then driving to a vet when needed with a cat in the car is not something I want to do.  Been there, done that.

So I don’t have a cat.  But I miss having that little soft, furry companion.  I miss the purring and the rubbing against my leg for attention.

Then I saw this advertisement for a black T shirt with a silvery white cat on it and I fell in love. I want that T shirt. However, I have a closet full of T shirts and should not even consider buying more. I think maybe wearing the T shirt would almost be the same as having a real cat without all the disadvantages.  And I dream.

New Jewelry

I just finished listing ten new necklaces on my Google site for your consideration.  They range in price from $13.97-$19.97 and consist of red, blue, white, black and gold and silver tones.  My jewelry is designed mostly for the lady who goes to work every day and wants to be a little different in her choice of accessories. I don’t neglect the lady who spends her time at home, though.  I stay at home, but want to look pretty just for myself.  I, too, want to be different in my wardrobe.  No pajamas in the daytime.

The necklaces I listed are different.  You won’t find them anywhere else.  I like to work with colors that are bright and unusual as well as bead forms that are not just round.  All my jewelry, both new and vintage, follows that pattern.

So, whether you stay at home, or go to work, you will need an accessory that stands out from the usual. Mine are that.

You’ll find the ones I just listed at www:amazon.com/handmade/mizmlu

Other places where my jewelry is listed are:

http://mizmlu.etsy.com

http://jewelryalamode.com

 

Every Lady Should Have a Pearl Necklace

I have three. Mine are not real, but I love them.

Every lady needs a pearl necklace for those special occasions. It doesn’t matter if they are faux or real. Really nice white pearls look lovely on a dark outfit. I just finished listing two on my Etsy site that I had restored.  As I was looking at them to describe them I realized how beautiful they were. I imagined who might wear them. You? Or someone you would give them to?

The two I listed are not real oyster pearls, but they are vintage and they have a luster that doesn’t show their age. Which, as a lady, I can’t divulge. I really don’t know it, anyway. But I loved re-stringing them and recapturing their loveliness.

These two beautiful pieces are priced at $11.97 each with free shipping in the US. All my necklaces are shipped in an organza pouch so that they are protected in shipping, and might be placed in a jewelry box with all your other pieces. One of them would also be a charming gift for someone you appreciate and love.

You’ll find them at http://mizmlu@etsy.com.

Gregarious Gemini May 22-June 20

Geminis are sociable, curious and full of ideas. They are energetic, clever, imaginative, witty, adaptable and make very interesting and exciting friends. The colors associated with Geminis are early spring airiness-white, yellow, spring green, pale gray and silver.

You’ll find pieces of jewelry associated with Gemini on my Etsy site at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu in the “sections” portion of my shop. You may also find them in the opening pages. If you are planning a gift to a Gemini my necklaces and bracelets are shipped in an organza pouch.

Look for Cancer next month.

floral/white necklace

White beads with floral design necklace

White beads with floral design necklace

New Page with 30% Off Original Etsy Jewelry Price

JUST CREATED!!  A new Page with numerous items at 30% discount from original pricing.  All items are unusual, original designs, handcrafted, one of a kind, colorful, and would make great gifts.  Purchasing is easy.  Just complete the email form with the item number you like.  Ask any question.   I will respond as soon as I can.  No obligation for asking questions.  But prices are non-negotiable.  Shipping is prompt.  Payment is through PayPal.

Mosey on over, can’t hurt.  You’ll find the new Page on the list to the right beginning with “Bargains…”.   Take a look, you might have missed just the right piece for that new outfit.  And should you not find what you are looking for, email me at mdenyer@dslextreme.com.  I have lots more and should be able to find just what you want.  I will be adding more items as they become available, so come back often.

Have Fun With This Cute Hat

New on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

Cute as a button colorful crocheted hat for the young at heart. You can change the flowers on the hat to have a different hat every day! Vibrant multi colored flowers about 2-1/2” in diameter are easily attached to the hat with buttons on the back that pass through spaces between the crocheted stitches. Depending on the number of flowers you want on your hat you have a choice of flowers to attach according to your mood, the outfit you are wearing, your sports team, your favorite colors, or whatever suits your fancy. Changing flower colors is quick and easy and the flowers are secure.

Two white hats and two black hats are now available.

To purchase your hat choose one in either white or black . Then select, at no extra charge, up to 4 flowers from the picture on the Etsy listing showing the available colors in alphabetical order. Please be advised that some colors are available in very limited quantities and will disappear from the list when sold out, to be replaced at a later date. If you should desire your flowers to be all of one color please contact MizMlu at mdenyer [!at] dslextreme.com for availability and extra time needed for delivery.

If you want more than 4 flowers for your hat you can purchase them from the list at 3 for $1.00 as long as available.

The hats pictured on the Etsy listing are shown as examples and are for display only.

Hats are crocheted with 100% acrylic CARON Simply Soft yarn in a smoke free environment.

NOTE: This hat is no longer available on Etsy.  Contact me for special order.

See many other original, unusual, colorful items at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

 

How much is that thing worth?

Did you see the recent story about a little white bowl purchased for a minimal amount and discovered to be worth a couple of hundred thousand dollars?  Makes you want to scope out garage sales and your attic or that crammed closet, right?

Well, I have been doing just that.  I’m going through my belongings to eliminate the things I no longer want or need.  In the process I found a Zippo lighter that had belonged to my late husband.  He had it when we met and carried it his whole life.  I happened to see an article about collectors interested in Zippo lighters.  The article stated that some could be worth from $2000-$5000.  Others just a few dollars.  That got my attention.

I found a site online which listed all the Zippo lighters beginning with the first produced in 1933 and going to the present.  So I contacted them and asked about my Zippo which had a design of Reddy Kilowatt on the front.  I had the date of its production, 1949-1955 and the patent # and clearly described it.  The response came back rather quickly, $175, if it was in mint condition and in the original box.  That wasn’t true of my husband’s Zippo.  He used it.

So I am not going to sell his treasured possession.  It will go to one of my children, none of whom smoke, but love the memories of their father.  And I’ll keep looking for my “little white bowl”.