Friday, April 30, 2010

The Kentucky Oaks...Fillies and Lilies

Saturday is the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The Derby is the first race in the Triple Crown and is dominated by 3 year old colts. I haven't missed watching the Derby more than a handful of times in the past 30 years. I love the excitement of the race, the beauty of the animals, the thrill of a win (or not!)

What you may not know is that today, the day before the Kentucky Derby, is the 136th running of The Kentucky Oaks. While the Derby is open to both colts and fillies, this race is just for the ladies. If you think the fillies aren't contenders, last year's winner, Rachel Alexandra, went on to win The Preakness against all those colts :o)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Colored Petite Ball Chains. Love them!

Wow, these are 1.5mm petite and beautiful colorful chains for your pendant creations. Not clunky or chunky, and not plain at all. Choose from 10 fabulous colors. Closures included in matching colors.

Shown are black and gunmetal on a 7/8" pendant using a small Aanraku bail.

Chains available in my shop

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mighty Strong Magnets! Super Strong Rare Earth Magnets!

Crafters unite with Mighty Strong Magnets! Wow, these magnets are super strong. So strong that they hold a soda can to the top of a car going 70mph! I have these magnets available in my shop on Etsy, but will soon have them available on Available in 3/8" and 1/2" sizes.