Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Changes to Norcaro

     I have decided to close my Etsy store.  My Artfire store will remain open.  It was too difficult to maintain both stores, my own website, this blog, and make jewelry along with my responsibilities as a wife and mother.  My website is also down for now.  Along with those closings and a few others I found I have more time to create jewelry.  I have also traded in those sites for Twitter.  I think Twitter is more fun anyhow.  Im also on Facebook.  I will be moving my Myspace blogs and photos to Facebook and closing the Myspace page.  I hope these changes will help people find my store and give me more time to focus on my jewelry.  Please support me and my company by following me on Twitter (I will follow you too!) and being a fan on Facebook.  I'm still looking to make that first sale on Artfire.  Help me spread the word.  Thank you!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cafemom Street Team Mom Attack!!

Tonight's attack is on......
Erin with Turtley Awesome Crafts!!!  Erin is a very talented mom and has some wonderful items in her many shops.  Here are some of my personal favorites!

From her artfire store
Brown and blue flowers
 Mary Jane Baby Shoes
It was a hard choice, but these 100% cotton Mary Janes are just adorable!  The pattern is beautiful and the blue and brown colors are  very popular.  Your baby girl will definetly be the best dressed one at the play date in these.  At only $16.00 they are a steal!  They come in 4 sizes, 0 to 18 months.

From her etsy shop

 Monkey Pee Pee Tents

If you have a baby boy then you know changing time can be risky buisness.  Made from soft and absorbant flannel, these handy little tents catch any pee your son decides to aim in your direction.  They come in many patterns, but the monkeys are my favorite.  You get 3 for only $4.50!
*BTW, she also has a DROOLIE to match the Mary Janes in this shop!*

Erin also has Sewopolis on etsy and artfire.  She's a busy woman I tell ya!

From Sewopolis on etsy

DIY Iron On/Sew On
Garden Maze Red Elephant

Yet another hard decision.  Sewopolis is full of fun DIY projects.  But this elephant caught my eye.  I think this little guy would look great on a dainty little white dress.  It's as simple as ironing it on and sewing the edges.  Instructions are included.  A great price at just $3.00!

From Sewopolis on artfire

DIY Iron On/Sew On
Sock Monkey Heart

How can you not love sock monkeys on pogo sticks!  This fun applique could go on just about anything.  Why should kids get all the fun stuff?  Add this to your grocery sack to stand out in the check out line!  It's $3.00 and comes with instructions.

Erin is also the maker of the Original Ouchie Pouchie-Boo Boo Bag!  These can be found on etsy at 

The Ouchie Pouchie (TM)
 Turtle Turtle
Ouchie Pouchies are awesome and way more convient than bags of ice.  They are filled with rice! So they are non toxic and you don't have to worry about that mystery blue stuff in the gel packs you get at the store.  Just store them in the freezer and it's ready for Jr.'s next boo boo.  You can also pop it in the microwave to soothe achy muscles (like when you pull something picking up your toddler). They come in plenty of pattern choices, but the Turtle Turtle is my fave.  At only $4.50 each, you can afford to get each kid their own!

Now go and attack this tallented mom!  Buy homemade from moms!  Moms do it better!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cafemom Attack! Victim:CELYN

Here is another cool mom who makes cool things! She is the latest Cafemom Street team Attack! victim. Celyn! She is a busy mom with 3 etsy stores.
The first is CosmicClean Body. Here you will find all sorts of wonderful smelling treats for your body and your home. Everything from soaps and lip balms to candles and soap dishes. This store caries all of your sensational scented needs!

Next up is Gazed Upon Glass. Here you can find all things glass. Find that special someone a one of a kind piece of jewelry, the little ones a night light, or a unique house warming gift for the new home owner. All handmade by Celyn!

This last store is a cutie! Handmadeby Celyn carries Bam Bags! These cute little bags are great for all those boo boos those little ones get. They can be used warm or cold and are washable! They come in many patterns. You are sure to find one for you little accident prone one.

Check out all three of Celyn's stores and tell your friends! Support handmade moms! BUY HANDMADE!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July Special!

Till the end of July I will offer free shipping on all products in my Etsy shop ! You will still get insurance and tracking. But the last day is Friday, July 31!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Two Kazoos!! Check it out!

Quality Handmade Fun Felt Goodies for Kids of All Ages! Check out Two Kazoos for some really neat goodies! Right now she is having a sale! ALL GLASS MAGNETS 50% OFF!! She also has a clearance section. She has travel games, hair accessories, play food for the kiddies, and lots of other fun stuff. So check her out!


Norcaro Jewelry Company

Well I took the leap into entrepreneurship and started to sell my jewelry online. Not much else I can do with it around here. I have an Etsy shop and an Artfire shop. Since times are tough I can't really advertise in the traditional sense. So here I am, blogging about it. Help me out and take some time to read about my jewelry and visit my shops. I would really appreciate it.

I'll start off with a little bit about me. I am 28 years old. I married my high school sweetheart and we have 5 kids. My girls are Loxley 9, Teagan 3, and Georgia 2. My boys are Ethon 7 and Tucker 10 months old today. I am a stay at home mom. I mean really, could you imagine my daycare bill? I have an associates degree and plan on being a high school science teacher once I finish college. Jewelry making started out as something to pass what little free time I have. I beats cleaning and cooking by a long shot. After a while my house started looking like a bead warehouse. It has become a bit of an obsession. So I decided to start selling my jewelry. I can't wear it all.

I am completely self taught. Let's face it. With 5 kids I have no time or money to take classes. So I learn from my mistakes, and read up on techniques on the web. So far it's worked great.
I try to make my jewelry as durable as possible. There is nothing worse than seeing your favorite necklace fall to the floor in pieces due to your kid using it as a teething ring. I like to make things that can go with your little black dress one night and your blue jeans the next day. Having a little bit of everything for everyone is my goal. After all, I am about as eclectic as they come. So sticking to one style just isn't for me.

I get my inspiration from a lot of different places. Sometimes even people. Right now the season is my greatest inspiration. There are so many colors you only see in the summer. Color combinations in flowers, summer birds, and the ocean are really nice this time of year. Check out my water lilly bracelets. I got the idea for those from some water lillies I spotted on a trip to the Lazy 5 ranch with my kids.
I also like to mix it up with shapes. The world is full of plain jane, round pearl and bead necklaces. What's so wrong with squares? How about stars? How about stars inside of squares? I love it when I am wearing something and someone comments on it's uniqueness. Who doesn't like to be noticed?
On a recent trip to Charleston S.C. I came across an awesome bead shop. They had a ton of beads I have never seen before. They were having a killer sale too! (what girl doesn't like a good sale?) In the corner on the floor was a basket of grab bags. The best buy I ever made. I found out that I really like working with stone, shell and mineral beads. The colors are fantastic. Nice gem stones in great shapes and colors. I have so many ideas for those bags. I have some nice ones made up and in my shops right now.

Well that is me and my shops in a nut shell. I will be posting my new creations here as well as my specials and sales. So keep an eye out. And please pass the word. Thanks!