Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fantastic New Lanyard - A Must See!

Check out this Fantastic new ID Holder/Lanyard! It is made of beads of glass and crystal.  The crystal beads are in two colors, golden and smoky, to accent the other beads.  It has two fabulous accent beads made of glass, white with black and gold swirl design. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for friends, family, co-workers, or even yourself.  Please visit us at Blue Raven Creations to see many other great items and gift items.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beaded Badge Holders, Go to Work in Style

Many of us have to wear an ID badge to work.  More and more these days, businesses are using badges for security.  And if your job place is like mine, then you too have a "wonderful" picture that rivals your DMV photo. So we need to add a little STYLE and a little PIZAZZ to our badges. Handcrafted beaded ID Badge Holders are the way to go!  You can get them in many styles and colors.  You can even get them to match your outfit. Come and see our beaded badge holders at
Blue Raven Creations.  We have something for everyone.  And, we can do custom pieces for you.  These are great for Christmas gifts too!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Finished Scarecrow Outift

   Here are few pictures of the finished "straw" in the scarecrow outfit.  I used four pony tail holders and lots and lots of strips of felt that I cut myself.  The felt pages are really cheap at a craft store or Walmart.  And since the strips that I cut were long, I just tied them onto the pony tail holder.  You can always place them on and trim if they are too long.  Now that Scarecrow day is over at school, my child has decided they are great to play with.  When she is done playing with them, I can take all the felt off and still use the pony tail holders. Now, if I could only figure out something useful to do with all of those felt strips cut to look like straw, hmmm......

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Easy to Make Halloween Outfit

My child has to wear a scarecrow outfit to school on Halloween.  I received several helpful tips for other moms.  It is super easy.  I wanted to share these ideas.  Find an old straw hat, the older and more torn the better.  You can use a pair of overalls or just jeans and a long sleeve shirt, even dad's old flannel shirt. Take yellow felt and cut into strips to resemble straw or hay.  Then you can sew these into the inside of the sleeve cuffs and bottom of the pants, sticking out of course.  But if you are like myself and not a whiz at sewing, you can tape the felt to the inside or even hot glue it, if you are ok with never wearing that pair of pants or shirt again.  Another fabulous way to do this is to get four large pony tail holders.  You know, the stretchy ones.  Then wrap the end of each strip of felt around the pony tail holder and tack it or hot glue it to itself.  Then you simply slip it on the child's wrists and ankles.  This way you are not ruining the clothes and afterwards it also provides a great addition to their dress up clothes that they will add to any outfit. Get a bandana for a belt or around the neck.  You can cut out some patches of fabric and sew, glue or safety pin them on to make the outfit appear that it has patches.  Draw some big freckles and rosy cheeks on those beautiful faces and you have yourself a great scarecrow for very few dollars.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Set of six festive holiday wine glass charms available now at our store.
They have bright and colorful beads and small snowmen, gloves, Christmas trees, stockings and ginger breadmen.  These are the perfect office party gift.  They are great to bring to a Christmas party as a gift with a bottle of wine or your favorite drink. 
Another fantastic use for these little gems is gift decorations.  You can loop them onto a bow, ribbons, or rafia on your packages, or even a gift bag handle. Give your freinds and family that little extra this season with these wine glass charms.  We also can make custom charms if you have a idea in mind. Come and see us at Blue Raven Creations!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New! Eyeglass Holder Necklaces

You don't have to use the eyeglass holders that attach to the earpiece on each side.  You can use the eyeglass holder necklace.  Simply take your glasses or sunglasses off and slip one earpiece into the beautiful ring.  It is as simple as that.  Your glasses are still around your neck and easy to find.  And your holder will be a beautiful and stylish necklace as well.  You can have one that matches any outfit!  Stop by and see us at
Blue Raven Creations.  We make custom pieces also.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Not Just For Reading Glasses Anymore

Eyeglass Holders or Chains are not just for your reading or eyeglasses anymore.  You can wear your Sunglasses with them.  It is a great way to hang on to those sunglasses when you are out shopping, in the garden, taking walks or just out playing with the kids.
I am forever misplacing my sunglasses.  I leave them in the car, at the house, at my friends house!  It is very frustrating when I can't find them.  And even more frustrating when I buy another pair, only to misplace them also.
These very affordable eyeglass holders offer the ability to have a stylish way of "hanging on" to those sunglasses.  Add a little Pizazz to you sunglasses!
At Blue Raven Creations we offer a variety of sizes, colors and styles. They are super affordable!  We even take custom orders.  Come by and see us!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beaded Eyeglass Holders - Back in Style!

Remember when your grandmother or great-grandmother wore an eyeglass chain with her reading glasses.  I remember my grandmother working on her crafts, taking on and off her reading glasses.  She had a beautiful silver eyeglass holder.  Now, these are all the rage!  These beaded eyeglass holders bring a little flair and sparkle to your glasses.  And they are functional as well.  I can't tell you how much time I have spent looking for my glasses.  Now I don't have to.  I can simply slip on my georgous beaded eyeglass holder and have my glasses with me anywhere I have to go.  Even if I run out to do a little work in the garden, I never have to search for them.  You can find them in any color, size or style you desire.  At Blue Raven Creations you will find a wide variety of handcrafted beaded eyeglass holders.  We have a great selection of colors, ready to match any outfit or maybe just your favorite colors.  We even take custom orders.  The popular themes currently are school colors. Give us a hollar
at Blue Raven Creations and show some spirit; we can create an eyeglass holder in your favorite teams colors.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

If I can do it, anyone can.

I needed something to do to take my mind off my crazy life and relax.  My husband would tell you that I needed a hobby so he could have some "hobby" time.  Although, I don't consider retiring to his mancave to watch tv or play the playstation a desireable hobby myself, he would disagree.  I started crafting again after several years.  I always felt guilty, like I should be cleaning something, or washing more clothes, or working in the yard, and the list goes on and on.  When I finally decided, I really needed my "craft" time for myself.  I enjoy painting, scrapbooking, beading, just about anything.  So in the evenings, after the little one has gone to bed and my husband is doing his "hobbies" I go to my craft room.

About a year ago, I looked at something on Ebay and thought to myself, I should try selling on Ebay.  After some research, well ok, a lot of research, I listed my first item on Ebay.  I am not one to jump into things quickly.  I like to research it, ponder a while, research some more, sleep on it, and eventually give it a go.
So after posting some items to Ebay, I found that I had a few sales.  Nothing that was going to make me rich, but it was exciting.  I found a new joy in knowing that someone was going to use and hopefully, enjoy something that I created.

Through a chain of events a few months ago, I found that I had to change the website where I hosted my pictures.  So I did some research. And yes, I pondered a while, researched some more, slept on it and finally found a place that I felt comfortable.  That was InkFrog.  They had a very small reasonable fee and many people had wonderful things to say about it.  I made the Leap, forgive the pun, and changed over to InkFrog.  I found that they were extremely helpful and inviting.  The support service was fast and friendly.

So now I have a new hosting site and I am happy with my little Ebay sales, when I hear of this great offer through InkFrog.  BuyItSellIt, associated with InkFrog, has a great deal to have your own store front on their site.  Basically, you can establish your own online store.  I began thinking "What a great idea!"  No more fees, fees, fees, rules, rules, rules.  I can chose what I want my own store to look like, what checkout service I want to use, and not have to worry about feedback. I know what you are thinking, she jumped right into it.  Wrong, I did some research, pondered on it a while, more research, slept on it several nights, and then jumped in.

Now, you have to understand that I am not your computer savy individual.  Sure, I can work on the applications at my job, work most of the programs on my home computer, but putting together an online store is all together different.  The BuyItSellIt group makes it easy.  They have the tools for you to put together an online store of your very own.  And the other sellers in the forums are such a great help.  They answer all your questions, even the dumb ones from me. Now while this was made simple, this was really a whole new world for me.  If you had asked me a couple of months ago about Base Feeds and SEO Optimization, I would have asked what foreign country you were from and ran for the translator.  But with a little hard work, some great help, and a lot of "research", I feel like I have come a long way.

I now have my store front up and going with several items to sale.  Blue Raven Creations is the name of my store, and by all means, feel free to drop by and see what you think. Any comments, good or bad, are helpful and welcome.  Good comments help validate us and bad comments are what we should learn from.  It is still a work in progress.  I have so much more to learn and understand and probably a lot more research and pondering to do.

The moral to my little ramblings is, "If I can do it, anyone can."  And look, I just wrote my first blog!