Saturday, February 14, 2009

Artist Spotlight... Buster and Boo ❤

Update: The winner of the Buster and Boo earring give-a-way is OLIVE STREET STUDIO ...Congratulations! Be sure to enter this week's give-a-way from Elsita!
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Inspired by nature, the world around her, antiques and more, Sara Sacks, the self-taught designer and owner of Buster and Boo creates beautiful earrings, necklaces and Scrabble tile pendants that reflect her loves.

Busy with both her Buster and Boo Etsy shop as well as her sister shop, Woolies, which is full of adorable handmade dolls & toys, it’s surprising that she finds time for family, but she has managed to do it all.

And, in case you might have wondered…the name Buster and Boo originated with two of her four dogs, which usually lay by Sara most of the time when she works.



“I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the thrill I feel when somebody appreciates what I’ve made - enough to buy it! Oftentimes though, I become attached to an item, and then it’s hard to part with it!"


Spotlight...Buster and Boo


Tell us a bit about You…
Sara Sacks, Tucson Arizona. We live on a little ranch with 9 animals - 2 horses, 4 dogs, 3 cats OH and 2 teenage boys. But I'm afraid I still have my terrible Philadelphia accent. :0)

What inspires you?
There is nothing like wa
lking into a fabric store or a yarn shop and seeing all the colors and patterns. Then feeling it - I'm addicted to color and texture. But probably most of my inspiration comes from animals-nature.

Apart from creating things, what do you do for fun?
Horseback ride, hang out with my family, play with my dogs. Read - I used to rea
d all the time. I miss reading. It's hard to read when you're knitting or making jewelry.

Do you work at your art/craft full time or do you have another job?
I work full time, but the most wonderful thing about my 'day-job', is that my home is my office. I have to travel sometimes (ugh), but other than that I have a dream job. However, if I could only be 'discovered' on Etsy, then I just might quit my day job........dreaming......

What has been your most memorable moment selling your art?
Every sale is exciting. It's an affirmation. I also love doing craft fairs ~ I love face to face interaction. The internet is awesome, but I love meeting and talking with people.

What are your current obsessions?
Organic fibers and fabrics. Vintage beads. Sterling silver charms. Every day it's something new......


Any advice for fellow artists...
Promote, promote, promote. You cannot make sales if nobody knows about you.


If you could be any character who would it be and why?
I like being myself.....but as a kid I always pictured myself as a horse. I was also born in the Chinese year of the horse.

Do you think you lived in a past life? If so, where & when?
Yes. I think I'm an old soul. But no idea when or where...except I'm pretty sure it was near the ocean.

Tell us your future plans for your business...
More consignment and hopefully more wholesale.



Anyone you'd like to mention as a fave Etsy seller?
German Dolls, Mod Moxie or The Fairies Nest. Oooh, my list could go on and on
!


Jewelry Shoppe: http://BusterAndBoo.etsy.com
Knitted Lovelies: http://Woolies.etsy.com
Blog: http://woolies-woolies.blogspot.com

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This Week's Give-A-Way is now closed. Congratulations to Olive Street Studio!

Sara of Buster and Boo is so very sweet! The winner of this week's give-a-way gets to pick her/his favourite pair of earrings from her shop valued at $12.00 or less! And, with so many stunning earrings to chose from, it's going to be a hard choice for one lucky person!

To enter...
Visit either Buster and Boo or Woolies, then come back here to tell us what you favourite item is.

For extra entries into this contest...
1} Get ONE extra entry by posting a comment on any other
post on my blog, not including artist features.
2.} Get ONE extra entry by following my blog.
3.}
Get THREE extra entries by posting about this blog and contest on your blog. Post here with link to your blog.


Most Important Details... I will make sure all extra entries are entered into the give-a-way since all entries are handwritten by me. I DO check every single entry and comment. The winner's name is drawn randomly by hand. If your favourite piece of item by Buster and Boo or Woolies is not part of your comment and some sort of viable contact information is not included, your entry will be disqualified. Give-a-way is shipped out via the artist. All entries must be received by noon on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 PST. There is a clock on the right side of this blog so that you may check Los Angeles {PST} time. This contest is open to everyone, everywhere.


Best of luck to you, my Pretties!


209 comments:

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coliebear said...

I like the Wedgewood earrings from Buster and Boo.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Shop, scrabble tile pendant, includes black satin cord necklace.

Nora
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Roxy said...

i love Thunder from Woolies.

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Roxy said...

follow you!

mverno said...

the wedgewood earrings are cool

JS Hes said...

I absolutely love the Petit Pomme earrings from Buster and Boo! Thanks for the chance.
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ewalsh said...

I really like the "Full Moon" earrings. Thanks!

Paige said...

I like the First Love scrabble tile pendant.

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elaine said...

I like the Hill Tribe Scroll Earrings-very pretty design.

Elaine R
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bFlat said...

I love the Amazon River earrings!

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Jenna said...

Oh, the leaf earrings at Buster and Boo are gorgeous! Thanks for the contest! Fun!

Debbie said...

So many of her things appeal to me but I especially like the Scroll Earrings.

Vicky H. said...

I like the Hill Tribe Scroll earrings.

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mar said...

Viola Scrabble Tile Pendant is my favorite item!

Stephanie said...

My favorite are the francesca from Buster and Boo.

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Karen L said...

I love the viola scrabble tile pendant! So pretty and my favorite colors!
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Karen L said...

I'm a follower!

Chelsey said...

I like the Little Princessa earrings best of all! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Vivien said...

I love the turquoise trumpet earrings!
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oneinamil23 said...

i like the aspen leaves or stormy ones

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Dumaurier said...

I so love the simplicity of the Need some Culture

The Green Yak said...

The Victorian Teddy tile necklace is adorable :-D

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janil said...

I love Lotus, paper bead earrings and typewriter key pendant!!!!


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janil said...

follower! Thanks!!!!!!

amb22 said...

The iceing on the cake pendant is very pretty!

Anam said...

Wow, what a great Etsy shop. There's isn't anything I don't like! I guess I'll choose the Little Flower sterling silver earrings.

Lilly said...

The Renaissance Faire Earrings are my favorites from Buster And Boo. Beautiful!

Lilly said...

I am a follower.

Sharon said...

LOVE the Monika Sweater from Woolies...THANKS

Sharon said...

follow you THANKS

lsfish said...

Anna Karenina earrings

The Giveaway Diva said...

i love the life is a puzzle charm necklace!

Tickleworm said...

I love the Francesca Earrings and the Amazon River earrings! And about every pair. LOL

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pms3237 said...

I like the Little Red Heart necklace

Mónica said...

I love the renaissance faire earrings!

Amber said...

Night Sky earrings are my favorite!

Please enter me - I would love to win!

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The Blessed Bee said...

I really like the Hill Tribe Scrolls earrings. Good luck to everyone.

Kimberly said...

I like the Pondorosa Pinecone necklace and Thunder the woolie horse.

thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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mmentor said...

thanks for the opportunity

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like the Buster and Boo Wedgewood earrings. Gorgeous! Thank you!

CathyH said...

Nice shop and a lot of things I like! I picked Le Cirque,

CathyH said...

I follow now

divaqueenie said...

I lvoe the Night Sky earrings from Buster and Boo, thanks!

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Sweet Shop, scrabble tile pendant. So cute!!

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Whimsical Creations said...

subscriber

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Tina12312 said...

I love her Renaissance Faire earrings, beautiful! Thank you so much!

Tina12312 said...

I'm a follower. Thanks!

Victoria said...

I really love the Renaissance Faire earrings from Buster & Boo! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

409cope said...

I love the Victorian Valentine Scrabble Tile Pendant the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I like the The Secret Garden.

gkstratos said...

I like the Full Moon earrings from Buster and Boo.
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gkstratos said...

Following
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JuliaA said...

i like the little flowers and the hill tribe scrolls.

JuliaA said...

i follow this blog.

toughturtles said...

Le Cirque

Shelley K. said...

My favorite is cheeky little urchins earrings from Buster & Boo.

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Shelley K. said...

Follower

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Rosanne said...

The fairy earrings are really cute!

danosor said...

Please enter me in this contest.I am a subscriber.

dctm said...

I like the tangering scrabble tile pendant

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mogrill said...

The Thunder from Woolies is my fave!!

llinda29 said...

Turquoise trumpet earrings are me

connie said...

I love little red heart!

Michelle said...

My favorites are the Stormy earrings. Thanks for the chance to win!

k8lynr said...

i love the faux typewriter pendants from Buster and Boo.

-kate
jaded_anthem@yahoo.com

Sunnyvale said...

I like the Ponderosa pine necklace

Vanessa said...

The Amazon River earrings are gorgeous!!

lilacpop said...

I love the francesca earrings! And the horse on the other site reminds me of my favorite childhood stuffed horse-my heart melted when I saw it!

Contact me at:
jannabissett at yahoo dot com

judyv12306 said...

You have a set of earing on your blog, they are like a double "S" pattern, I want them. I look on the site and couldn't find them. I would like to win. In any case could you let me know where to find those earings.

demmi said...

I love the little Thunder doll con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love the amethyst earrings!

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Nelsby said...

It's SO tough to pick a favorite...this beautiful work is just so unique! I really do love the Francesca earrings and the Anna Karenina earrings.
Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

I'm now following your blog.
Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

I couldn't resist...I just HAD to post a comment on Friday's (2/13) "What's up with...?" post!!
Thanks!
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leslismith95@hotmail.com said...

I loved the faux typwriter pendants. so cool

loves3cats said...

I love the The Pink Ribbon, a scrabble tile pendant - Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Very Pretty.

loves3cats said...

I follow your blog.

loves3cats said...

I blogged about you here:
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Bee and Rose said...

I am loving the Hill Tribe Scrolls earrings! (I also love that she offers wholesale and lives in Tucson!) Great interview!

beth said...

I just love the cheeky little urchins from Buster and Boo. Very cute! Thank you!
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AmandaSue said...

The rosa pendant is really pretty and I love the Simple Sophisticate earrings. thanks for entering me.

Lo said...

I love the Wedgewood earrings (Buster and Boo).

Abby said...

Faux typewriter key pendants are adorable!

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Minxy Mimi said...

I love theFaux Typewriter Key Pendant
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Minxy Mimi said...

I follow!~
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joni chadwell said...

the Amazon River earrings look great

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M.A. said...

I like the Fairies Earrings.

Liz said...

I like the Amazon River earrings from Buster and Boo.

Beth said...

I love the Renaissance Faire earrings from Buster and Boo. Thanks!

mel said...

I love the need some culture earings. I also like the
Italian Scrolls pendant.

Therese said...

I like the RoseBud paper bead earrings best

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite item from Buster and Boo are the fairies earrings :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I blogged about the contest :
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Stacie said...

Viola, scrabble tile pendant is really pretty.

Andi said...

I like the kindness necklace.

Elsie said...

Eureka!

The Flies With Eagles Earrings are what I've been looking for!! I have seen a couple Bald Eagles flying here in Ohio, and when I saw these feather-charm earrings, I wanted to cheer! They remind me of the great birds.

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Aleda said...

I like the Wedgewood earrings at Buster & Boo - such a gorgeous shade of blue!

Anonymous said...

Night Sky earfings
laura
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Estela said...

How pretty are the lotus earrings from Buster and Boo!!

Shanda said...

I love the Stormy earrings! Thanks
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miriama said...

I think the Cherry Blossom Time earrings are really pretty!

miriama said...

I follow you

Miss A said...

I like the Anne Boleyn earrings from Buster and boo.

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Aik said...

I love the Full Moon earrings from Buster and Boo.

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Bebemiqui said...

I like the Night Sky earrings!
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Nancy said...

I like the Petite Pomme earings the best. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Damaris said...

well its a hard choice indeed! congratulations on the beautiful work. i like the night sky earings the best, and the cherry blossom time ones come in second ;)

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ehhogan said...

Rosa, scrabble tile pendant

M's Mommy said...

I love the Hill Tribe Scroll earrings on Buster & Boo. Thanks!
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gahome2mom said...

I like the lil' lamb - woolie. I also like the francesca earrings. Thanks.

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Damla said...

I like Musique Classique, scrabble tile pendant, includes black satin cord.

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Madeline said...

The cheeky little urchins earrings from buster and boo are too cute!

Tisa said...

I love the Stormy earrings! ~:) Thanks!

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megankortepeter said...

I love the Petit Pomme earrings

Gabriel said...

I really like the Monika Sweater from Woolies.

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Lessa said...

the RoseBud - paper bead earrings are really cute!

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Smooshy said...

i like the little red heart necklace!

littlelatina said...

The first love title is pretty

Alicia said...

Like the Queen of Diamonds!

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bison61 said...

I like the I love flowers necklace

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OliveStreetStudio said...

The 'kindness' necklace at Buster and Boo. LOVELY shop too.

OliveStreetStudio said...

Oh For to include that I'm also a 'follower'. thx!

neves41 said...

I loved so many items!
It's hard to choose between the "Full Moon" and the "Leaf" earrings. I really loved coy koi and Raven too. So glad I found your site, I'm a big Etsy fan.

kathy55439 said...

really like the wedgewood earrings and the scrabble tile pendents

socmama said...

I love EVERYTHING from Buster and Boo. And Billie the goatie is adorable!

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Love the leaf earrings!!!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Following you on blogger!


Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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hazel said...

my favorite item is the Little Princessa earrings
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Becca said...

I love the Hill Tribe Scrolls earrings, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I am now following your blog. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Linda and Greg said...

Love the Francesca earrings! Thanks!!

Robin said...

My favorite are the Sponge Coral Beauties. I just love the color.
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sarah said...

i love the pink candy corn earrings!

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janetfaye said...

I like Night Sky earrings.

Thank you!

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jennem said...

At Buster & Boo, I like the Lilies of the Valley earrings.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

LOVEIS said...

I love the renaissance faire earrings!

judybrittle said...

I really love Bailey from Woolies. That is so cute. Thank you!

Dierdra said...

Hill Tribe Scroll earrings

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like the Falling Leaves In Silver earrings!

joannaonthelake said...

From Buster and Boo my favorite item is the Paris in the rain, scrabble tile pendant. I think it is beautiful, as is all the other very unique and wonderful items I saw there today! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
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joannaonthelake said...

I am now Following your Blog. My username is joannaonthelake

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blackhawk56 said...

The Wedgewood earrings really caught my eye.

singermagic1 said...

so many cute one, I think I like the flower ones best

terri142 said...

I really like the Little Princessa earrings

Angie said...

On Buster & Boo, I LOVE the "Pause" necklace. What a fab reminder! :-)

Holly B said...

I love the Life's a Puzzle necklace from Buster & Boo, what a cute design!

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Kate said...

I love the fairy earrings! Thanks!

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Ludmilochka said...

Life's a Puzzle is my fav!

Anonymous said...

i love the Ponderosa Pinecone
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Anonymous said...

First Love, scrabble tile pendant are cool
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Melanie said...

I like the Mariposa, scrapple tile pendant! Its beautiful.


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jodene said...

I really like the full moon earrings

crystalf said...

I really like the RoseBud - paper bead earrings. Thank you!

SeahorseLady said...

I love the pretty silver Full Moon earrings.
Nice site!

SeahorseLady said...

I also follow your blog.

jolt! said...

I like the 'Life's a Puzzle' necklace.

Homemaker said...

I absolutely love the Full Moon earrings...I actually love alot of what she makes, but those will hafta be my most favoritie :o)

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Homemaker said...

I am now a follower!!

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Donna M. Clark said...

Turquoise trumpet earrings are my favorte item from her site.

Sue said...

I love the Need Some Culture earrings. So cute. Thanks for sharing~

BB said...

I love the Ponderosa Pinecone from Buster and Boo. :)

rosannepm said...

At Woolies I like Gentle as a Lamb

rosannepm said...

I follow your blog
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Jess V. said...

I like the wedgewood warrings

Sarah Z said...

I really like the Hill Tribe Scroll earrings from busterandboo' shop!
Thanks
Sarah
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Leslie said...

Renaissance Faire, earrings

Melissa said...

I like the Stormy Earrings

autumnbride7 said...

I love the Lucky Seven of Hearts... I would wear this to the casino for good luck!

purplepassion126 said...

I like the Little Flowers earrings

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Following through blogger as purplepassion126

Jennifer said...

I really like the Aspen Leaves Earrings.

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Anonymous said...

I adore the "Fly Away" earrings!

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lisalmg said...

Beautiful earrings! I also love The Secret Garden pendant. Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

My wife would love the full moon earrings!!

Thanks as always!
Thomas Johnson
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fyjules said...

I love the Petit Oiseau.

sydneysmommy0 said...

The Aubergine Earrings look like they would go with so many diffrent outfits. I would love to add them to my collection. Thanks
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Kathy said...

I like the Renaissance Faire, earrings the best. Thanks.
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Darcy said...

Very nice jewelry, and reasonable prices! I really like the Pink Orbs earrings.

Thank you!

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Bella, scrabble tile pendant.It is so pretty.Thanks
for the giveaway

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Swtlilchick said...

Following you (Swtlilchick)

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loisll said...

I like on the phone tile, very nice items.

SandyM204 said...

I like the Full Moon earrings.

SandyM204 said...

I follow your blog.

purango said...

The Amethyst Earrings from Buster and boo are my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

mom2anutball said...

I really like the pink orbs!! Thanks for the chance!
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mom2anutball said...

Im following!
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Candie said...

I like the puzzle necklace. Thank you

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kathy pease said...

i love the Tiger, scrabble tile pendant, includes satin cord

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965@myfairpoint.net kathy pease

Amy said...

I really think the Amazon River earrings are so beautiful. Thanks. Godesseablu@msn.com

lilyk said...

I love the cheeky little urchins earrings!

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love from Buster Boo:

amethyst earrings!

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I subscribe/follow!

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Samantha P said...

the Life's a Puzzle necklace is too cute!

Samantha P said...

follower!

Rita said...

I like the full moon earrings from Buster and Boo.

Heather said...

From Buster and Boo, I like the Little clouds in sky earrings.

Jennifer said...

I love the Simple Sophisticate earrings, very pretty!

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