Saturday, February 28, 2009


I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I myself have been busy with my fathers birthday! Parties, Presents, Dinners and Family get-togethers! It's been a lot of fun, but here I sit at 11:30 pm and just getting home exhausted! We did the waterpark resort on top of all that too! Phew, I just need to sleep in until noon tomorrow!! Alright, I got a message from Scribblistic that let me know I was in her treasury today! How cool!It's a SWEET treasury that features my Pizza Ring! I discovered some cute new shops too!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Contest Winner!

We have a winner for my giveaway!!!!!! I want to thank everyone that stopped into MichellesCharmWorld and picked out their favorites!! With over 40 entries, my little cu was full to the brim! I tossed them all out and had my babies each pick one, then husband picked one of those 3! My winner today is EM! Thank you to everyone! I will be contacting the winner shortly!

You have won this fabulously funky purse charm and a 5.00 gift certificate to my shop!
Have fun shopping and everyone have a great weekend! Thanks again!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New At MichellesCharmWorld

Please stop by MichellesCharmWorld to see what new treats have been appearing!

Tuesday Thank Yous....

So Tuesday is here and it's been a very thoughtful time for me. A favorite teacher of mine passed away this weekend, and old friends and I got together to attend the wake yesterday. It was a heavy heart that we all had when we met up and then thinking of her and who she was and how this teacher affected us all made us think how truly special this woman was and still is and how she deserved to be celebrated. We waited in line for 2 hours for the visitation to speak with the family. A friend of ours ended up at the back of the line as we were leaving and she said that there was still another 2 hours behind her. You can just see how much she impacted people there. You could hear the tales flying while in line and the people laughing at good memories. It was a life to be proud of, to admire, one to strive for. So my thank you goes to her. A teacher that brought me out of my shell. One that molded me into the person I am today. Cheers to the life of a wonderful woman that truly did change the world around her.

I would also like to offer up a quick apology to the waiter at Houlihans last night, we were there past closing and i'm sorry it took the turning up of the lights to give us the hint that it was time to go. I apologize for our loud laughter as well! You were a great waiter and made us laugh a few times yourself! Thanks for making it a memorable evening.

My final thank you goes out to you! All that have hearted my shop make me feel truly loved! I want to thank you for helping me make my dream a success!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Monday....

So it's monday and i'm saddled with an upset stomach and 2 kids with runny's been a lazy weekend and i'm sorry about the lack of blogging going on here lately! It's been busy getting into the height of craft show season coming up! I can't believe how fast Spring is approaching!

I wanted to be sure to remind you to change up your featured items today and select 2 items from your shop that need to be rephotographed! It will be a great way to bring some life into your shop! Have you thought about changing up your backrounds?? I have an idea in head that I will try and work out this week sometime and see if I like how it turns out!
I have also been featured in a treasury today! It's so pretty and bright! Thanks so much to MonarchDancer for the feature! Please stop by and click and comment on the treasury!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Street Team Giveaway!

Good Morning everyone! Today brings you lucky people another giveaway! You can enter and find about more about this contest over at my Street Teams blog!This one is from my shop at MichellesCharmWorld. Here you will find Lolita inspired acessories that sweeten your wardrobe without the extra calories! I love to call my line Wearable Sweets.

This is Me! I'm Michelle of both MichellesCharmWorld the colorful candy store of funky jewelry and TheFunkyBeadNButton a destash shop full of charming goodies to make your very own pieces of wearble goodness! That is my normal look of confusion and annoyance that I tend to constantly have on my face with the pen that goes with my everywhere. I take notes and sketches of pieces at a moments notice. I'm a married mother of 3, that really and truly did marry her very own Prince Charming! We even got married at Disney World!

I am giving away this fabulously sweet purse charm! It's a charming addition to any bag that will instantly give you a pop of color. This piece has an understated elegance that is full of charm. The winner of my giveaway will also receive a 5.00 gift certificate to my shop in addition to this purse charm.

Head over to the blog to enter and WIN!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Have You Seen It?

Our new street team blog has begun it's week and more of giveaways! Please stop in to the blog every day to see who is featured and what they are giving away! Enter all the contests! Mine is tomorrow! I have an idea of what I am giving away, but I still have to think about it for a bit of time! For today you can win the cutest set of crochet strawberries!
Stop on into my shop today and check out the new sweets I have added in! Such fun goodies sure to make your wardrobe pop this year!

Breakfast Time Necklace by MCW 13.00

I have some new trinkets to list in my Destash Shop today too at some point! so be sure to check that out too! Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thoughtful Moments....

Today was just a crazy day! My computer crashed and was on life support! haha! So off husband ran to get me a new laptop! He knew I couldn't go too long, while the other one was being fixed, if it even survives! Isn't he the best? So while all that was going on, I decided to start on some new pieces for the shop and my upcoming show next week! So of course, now that i'm getting into the groove of being back online, I find myself incredibly behind!!

Cupcake Earrings by MCW 9.00

I was thinking about my show this week and I have GOT to get my set up configured, so hopefully I can work on that this weekend and be ready to go for the show. I bought some new displays, so it won't be the same as last time. I always get so nervous for new shows. This one is in Elgin, I will get the information up soon for those of you people close to me!

Tea Cup Delite Earrings by MCW 10.00

So here is to hoping that this week gets better, because did I mention that my Honda is going into the shop tomorrow for work? Gahhh! The waterpump and belts and something else...I hate cars! So I guess it can only go up from here right??? Right??? ummm...okay!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Reminder and a Winner....

It's that time of the week again! Time to freshen up our shops and give it a new look! Let's go ahead and change up those featured items!! I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! I had a lot of fun and the weather was foolishly almost Spring Like! haha! Unfortunately before all the pink and red was out of the stores, the pastels of Spring and Easter bagan to arrive! So my featured Items will be bringing in the pastels too! haha! If you can't beat them, join them!

Now it's time to announce the winner of my contest! BooksByRachel come on down!! Congrats on your 10.00 gift certificate to my shop! Just email me at and I will send you back your code for buying up your goodies! Yay! Happy Monday everyone!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love is in the Air


Wow! So Valentine’s Day is finally here! I can’t believe how swiftly this year has been going. It’s almost surreal! This weekend brings upon us a Hallmark Holiday, you know where the card, candy and flower and Jewelry people all try and sell you their goodies and let you know that your loved ones will know you care if you buy them something. Well, isn’t that just foolish? And yet people flock to the stores year after year and buy, buy, buy. This year the gifts may not be as lavish, but there will still be gifts. There always are.Guess what? I’m a sucker for these holidays! haha! I hate cards, flowers and candy. I’m just not one that likes stuff that will die, you eat or just get thrown away. Get me a good book and I’m yours. As a kid, my parents always got us something special on Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day (and we’re Mexican!!), pretty much any little holiday. It made us feel just a little extra special than every other day. It made it fun and something to look forward to. So here I am, a mother of 3 and doing the same thing! My husband is fabulous at these sort of holidays, he likes to hide cards and presents and watch me find them. I love that this year this fun holiday is on a Saturday, so we are together all day. There is nothing romantic about the day, it’s just about being with loved ones. Our children join us a nice place for dinner and it’s more about LOVE itself than being in love. I like keeping it a day of being with our family. So now I’ve babbled on and on that it’s time for the reason I am here! HAHAHA!

 Let’s pop into our shops and change up our featured items! Let’s make them holiday appropriate! You never know those last minute shoppers are still out there! Don’t forget about my giveaway going on this weekend! check it out, I will be picking the winner on Monday! Have a fabulously sweet weekend and go ahead, let the holiday take you over just a little bit! I won’t even let you know that I decorate for these little holidays too…oops…

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Win It! Win It! Win It!

It's your chance to win a gift certificate to my shop!!! How would you like to win 10.00 to spend on anything in store? Alright well this is your chance! I will be picking the winner MONDAY MORNING and will post it in Mondays Reminder Post!

How To Win:

Head over to MY SHOP and pick your favorite item from there.

Come back here and post the link in the COMMENTS section of THIS POST only.

ALSO let me know what you wish you could find in my shop.

Those 2 things will get you ONE (1) entry into the contest.

You can get another entry if you post about my giveaway on your blog, just do the above things and then also add the link to your blog here so I can see it.

Additional entries will be given to you for each item you purchase from my shop.
Just do the first 2 and then post a link to the item you bought here in the comments section! ENJOY!
*the fun stuff*
Gift Certificate can be used ONLY at
Gift Certificate is non-refundable and has NO cash value
Gift Certificate expires on March 15th
You will NOT receive change from any unsed portion of the certificate.
Gift Certificate can only be used once
Gift Certificate CAN be applied towards shipping
If you buy something over 10.00 I will just sent you a revised invoice or refund your payment.

My street team has a mini gift guide up! Go take a look! That's my Ice Cream Sundae Ring in the center!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Welcome to my little corner of the Internet! I am slowly working on getting my Etsy shop back up and running but due to buying a house out of nowhere, moving and then starting a full time job I have been swamped. I have 100 things going and like I said, I'm opening up slowly! Until then you can check out the items I am working on now and even go ahead and purchase them if you would like! Each item has its own price under the photo and shipping is $2.50 with .50 for each additional item. All items are handmade by me and ship out same day as payment is received Mon-Fri. I accept PAYPAL only. If you are interested in purchasing an item message me via e-mail: MichellesCharmWorld@ Gmail. Com (no spaces).

1. Shining Star Bracelet $15.00
This super chunky bracelet is gold tone and oh so perfect for New Years Eve! It measures perfectly for a 7 inch wrist and has a clasp closure. (Need it longer? Ask Me!)

2. Christmas Sparkle Bow Earrings $15.00
Add a little shimmer to your Holiday with these AWESOMELY CHUNKY sparklers! These earrings are silver tone and shine with every single movement. You will get a pair that looks JUST LIKE these but the ones I am wearing are ALL MINE!!!

3. Royal Star Earrings $15.00
These Shining star earrings are perfect to wear when you ring in the new year! Enjoy the shimmer and shine as they catch the light!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tuesday in the Studio.....

Hello everyone! Today I am typing from my studio! I usually work around the kids, but since they have chosen to watch a movie this morning, I am stealing away! I have some new supplies that I have been waiting to work with and think today may just be the day! We don't have any lessons to get to and my daughter and I already worked on her workbook early this morning! I have the kids table set up with the craft of the day in here for when the movie is over. We're making Valentines today! We use whatever we can find and the kids finally get to cut up the books that are beyond repair thanks to the baby!
Why don't you take some time for yourself! Put that laundry down, stop vacuuming and head on into the studio! Tell yourself you will not move until you get a certain number of pieces done. The sun is shining into the studio this morning and I'm telling myself if I can get 12 pieces done and photographed then it's been a successful day! How many times do we tell ourselves that we will work another day, that we will create another day? Today is that day! Even if it's just 1 piece!!

Ice Cream Sundae Ring by MCW 10.00

Keep an eye on my blog this week! I have a giveaway starting soon! It's for a 10.00 gift certificate to my shop! Hope you all have a great tuesday!!

Monday, February 9, 2009


YAY! My Lollipops and Hearts bracelet was featured in a treasury! This great collaboration was put together by Jen of MouserkinsMagic. It shows many members of our new street team!

We are the Eclectic Artisans Team and we are just getting started. Check out our Blog to read more about us and keep checking in as we are adding more every day! Be sure to comment on the treasury and get your 12 clicks in please!

Monday Morning

Monday morning is here! Time to enter your shop and change up those featured items! What theme are you going with? I decided to stick with a simple and elegant black and white theme.

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and this week brings everyone much luck and good times along the way!
The weekend weather had us playing outside a lot and the melting snow made for some seriously messy times! hahaha!
The local antique mall had me dying for some new goodies, but I just couldn't make up my mind! These vintage canisters would look GREAT on my kitchen display shelf, I just couldn't bear to use them! So for now they will be at the top of my list if they are still there when we go next week! haha! I figured I would give myself enough time to think about the purchase first and I have to see if anything from my destash shop sells, once I list it! (That's my spending money shop! haha!)
My studio phone is so boring and blah, that I have been dying to spice it up with something totally fabulous and begin adding a little more decor to it. These phones totally caught my eye! I would love one in pink, so I'm checking a huge antique mall this weekend, if it's a no-go then I am going wiht the mint green!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vintage Buttons

I love to collect vintage buttons. Something about looking at pretty old buttons and thinking about where they came from, whose clothes they decorated, what store they came from. They seem to each tell a story! I love to sort them and play with them and use them in any way possible! What do you love to collect?

I opened up those buttons and began sorting and then a bracelet formed, then it still looked plain, so I added pieces from broken vintage jewelry I came across at an estate sale. I love the Spring-like look of the outcome!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Treasures!!

Hi everyone!! Stop on in and take a look at all the new goodies I posted!
It's going to be a busy weekend for me so ALL sale made today and tomorrow get a FREE pair of earrings! Just use the code: FUNWKND
I hope you find something you can live wihtout! CHeck out my sale items too! All purchased from my sale rack get a special little something in addition to the earrings!! Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Customer Service Reminder...

Good morning everyone! Gahhh! I'm sorry I just disappeared yesterday! I needed a little me time! I spent the day with my father and had a wonderful time! I spent virtually no time on the computer and lo and behold 5 sales! I was also able to create some new pieces while the kids spent time with grandpa!

A Bit Chatty Necklace by MCW 14.00

Have you ever called a customer service number only to be put on hold for what seemed like DAYS? It's quite annoying isn't it? Think of our convo system as our little customer service number! We need to respond in a timely manner. I KNOW that it's hard to respond rapidly, heck some days I don't even get on the computer until really late at night, but it's our job. Maybe put in your announcement how long it takes for you to reply to convos and if they have not heard from you to try messaging you again. If you will not be answering all day, go ahead and put that up there. When i'm gone for the day, I mention that. When I am keeping business hours, I mention that. When I am on vacation, I mention that. Keep your customers informed. I like to also mention my AOL instant messenger name and I keep that updated when I go out for the day too. I will also be adding on my email address today too since i've heard sometimes convos don't get to where they are going. It's good to keep everyone informed! I can't stand walking into a store and the only clerk working is in the backroom chatting away on the phone. It's not fun to have to wait, but if there were a sign that said 5 minutes, then I would understand! Let's try and run our businesses more efficiently! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Featured Today!

I just got another notice that I am featured in another treasury!! I'm so excited! This one makes me hungry for sweets!! That's my Tea Time Charm Bracelet in the bottom corner! Take a look and please be sure to comment and click 12 times on any combination of the photos!!

Buy this bracelet today and get a free matching pair of fork earrings like the fork charm in the bracelet! Just use code: FreeEar!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's Up It's Up....

OMG! I have a big, no make that a HUGE thank you going out to my very sweet friend from AdornMeJewelry. My page is up! Right now it just has my Etsy mini on it and links right to Etsy, and i'm soooo thrilled! Eventually I will add more as soon as I can figure out how to work it all myself! heehee! Right now, I think I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful friend that can do such amazing work! I love it so much!

Please check out all her amazing baubles and trinkets! I think I drool daily over everything in her shop! haha! She probably sees my city in her google Analytics and wonders who is stalking her daily! heehee! It's just me my dear! I happen to love everything in her shop, but my personal favorite is this amazing ring:

So if you get a chance, please visit her shop it's wonderful and sweet and gorgeous! Wishing you all a fabulous wednesday!

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