Earring Converter Review

Today I’m reviewing a very fun fashion accessory product!  Have you ever seen the cutest pair of earrings in the store or in your own collection at home and thought, “If only these were fish hook earrings!”  Now you can convert your favorite post earrings to fish hook earrings with these earring converters from Luc-Co. [Read more…]

Cutey Shamballa Bracelet Review

As you know, I LOVE jewelry! Today I’m sharing a couple of Shamballa Bracelets I got from Cutey.

Inspired by the mythical kingdom known as Sambhala in Buddhism, regarded as a place of peace and happiness the shamballa bracelets are designed to bring a little happiness to your life. Made from the highest quality materials and available in a range of sparkling colours, these fully adjustable bracelets will fit any wrist like a match made in heaven. All with a total of nine beautiful jewel encrusted clay beads.

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New Jewelry at Simply Sweet Creations FINALLY!


Okay! I have to admit that I have completely fallen down on the job this year when it comes to my shop!  By falling down on the job, I mean I’ve basically made nothing, and I’ve basically listed almost nothing.  And I certainly haven’t promoted anything!

And yet, I’ve bought a ton of new materials over the last few months! Yeah, it makes a lot of sense!  But finally this past week I got to work!

I made a lot of new pieces, including *newsflash* my very first ever handstamped jewelry pieces! Ahh! And usually I will make things, and I may or may not photograph them that day, and I may or may not list them that week or even at all. (I know, Bad Shop Owner!)  But I’m very excited about these!  I photographed them the same day!  And I listed almost all of them in one sitting!  And I’m already posting about them. I’m on a roll!

Anway here are some of my favorites.  Hope you like them!

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Bead Crochet Jewelry Book Review & Giveaway

Today I’ve got a fun book review and giveaway for you.  As you know, I love promoting books and products that teach you how to make things, so I was really excited to have the opportunity to share the new book Bead Crochet Jewelry: An Inspired Journey Through 27 Designs (Jewelry Design) with you.


Synopsis: Beading experts, teachers, jewelry designers, and mother-daughter team Bert and Dana Freed share their techniques and complete step-by-step directions for a delightful array of bead crochet jewelry projects. Using a wide range of stunning beads in lovely color combinations, the 27 bead crochet pieces may look complicated but are very easy to make following their clearly explained techniques and expert tips. BEAD CROCHET provides all the inspiration and skill you need to create unique jewelry pieces to wear or give as wonderful gifts. From dangling earrings to chunky necklaces and plaited bracelets, these beautiful and intricate-looking pieces are sure to standout and be admired by all.

What I love about the book is that it’s perfect for crafters of all skill levels.  If you’re just making bead crochet jewelry for the first time, it will tell you everything you need to know about the materials that you’ll need and how to get started.  And if you already makde bead crochet jewelry, it will teach you some great new tenchniques.

I also love the variety of projects that it shows you how to make, and I love that it shows you step by step instructions in written and in picture form.

Buy it! Order your copy of Bead Crochet Jewely on Amazon.

Giveaway: One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a copy of Bead Crochet Jewerly.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes but was not otherwise compensated for the post.  Giveaway copy is being provided by St. Martin’s Press.

The Trendy Boutique Featuring Interchangeable Magnetic Jewelry


I’m am so proud and excited to welcome back The Trendy Boutique as a sponsor to my blog.  Julie, a mom from Georgia, has really put a lot of work in to this boutique!  And with the back to school shopping season in full swing, this is the perfect time to go by and see everything they have to offer!

With handbags, flip flops, scarves, backpacks, and a whole host of jewelry, they are your own stop shop for fun and stylish accessories! [Read more…]

Christmas in July Giveaway

I’m very excited to be celebrating Christmas in July for the second year in a row! This is a giveaway hop where each participating blogger is giving away at least $50 worth of prizes for this event, so this is your chance to win some sweet gifts for yourself!

Christmas in July Giveaway hop is hosted by Matter of Cents, Just Married with Coupons & Sweep Tight.  Grand Prize is sponsored by Maggie Bags and is valued at over $600.  Maggies Bags takes high-quality recycled material & gives it new life by creating sophisticated handbags that are eco-friendly! Save 25% off the Linear Line with Coupon Code: Christmas-n-July through 9/30.  The 2nd Prize is an Ultimate Munchkin Gift Basket, Munchkin offers clever, innovative solutions to help make parenting safer, easier & fun.


Now let’s get to my giveaway!  For one winner, I’ve got a prize pack worth $82!  Check it out!

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Christmas in July Spotlight: The Hollie Rogue Shop


For the second year in a row, I’m participating in a Christmas in July giveaway hop.  The giveaways will open July 16, and I’ve got a really great prize pack  worth $82 for my readers.  One of our prize sponsors is The Hollie Rogue Shop, which sells lovely embroidered pendants and jewelry!

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Three Little Pixies Hand Stamped Jewelry Giveaway and Magical Mother’s Day


This week I’ve got a fabulous Mother’s Day giveaway from Three Little Pixies.  Three Little Pixies is an amazing Etsy shop that offers handstamped jewelry!  And you are going to love all their unique creations!

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Guest Post: Lightweight Acrylic Beads Are Very Useful

Acrylic beads are available in many colors. Someone who is looking to make a very colorful piece of jewelry will often use these beads because they can find almost any color that they want to use in these beads. They are also very durable. A piece of jewelry that is being made for a young child will be very durable if made with these lovely beads.

Not only are they colorful and durable, but these beauties are also very lightweight. People are able to add larger pieces of jewelry without adding too much weight that it weights them down too much. This is what makes them wonderful for making earrings. A bigger earring can be created with these without pulling down on the earlobe.

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Valentine Shopping at Julian & Co


My amazing sponsor Julian & Co has a fine selection of jewelry available for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!  The shop is known for it’s fine, heirloom quality jewelry, especially its personalized, parent and grandparent pieces.  But it’s also a great place to shop for friends, family, teachers, and your significant other.

If you’re looking for something classic, check out their Heart of Gold Insignia necklace. This is cute and simple piece would be great for ladies of all ages, and like other jewelry at Julian & Co, you can have it personalized with names or dates on the back.


Or you can say, “I Love You” with their LOVE Insignia necklace (which also can be personalized.

And I personally love their Friendship Insignia.  This charm features the Native American symbol for friendship and peace.  Since my husband prides himself on being part American Indian, I think he would like this.


Be sure to place your orders with Julian & Co by January 30 for Valentine’s Day delivery!
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