07 December 2008

Smile And Wave

Having made my first (and second... and first custom..) Etsy sales, it's time to out myself. I've been blogging on the DL for quite a while now, so this will be a bit of a shock.

Everyone smile and say, "Hi Alicia's entire family!"

My mother's birthday was this weekend, and I made a little something for the occasion.

They're made with silver plate findings, crystals, and freshwater pearls.

Christmas is a very big holiday in our family, so this one's from Monkey.

Copper and glass seed beads.

Monkey does nice work, huh?

I wish. That 16 gauge copper is great in a finished project, but murder on my hands!

Outing myself has a two-fold purpose.

The first is that I can actually say things like, "I have to go to the post office to ship an order." Or, "I was at this blogging conference..." Or, "I forgot to RVSP because I was knee deep in email and thought I had already."

The second is that I come from a big family. A big CRAFTY family.

They knit. They crochet. They sew. They quilt.

They should also ETSY!

So if you're here for the first time, and know me outside of the bloggiverse, there are a few ground rules on Oh2122, for your safety and mine.

I say my name, but only my first name. No last names, please. Hubby and the Monkey are only ever Hubby and Monkey. You can use your name, but omitting your last name is probably best.

Monkey's picture is never posted here.


Yes, I'm in MA, and most of you are too, but there's no need to say where in MA.

You'll meet a lot of nice people among the pixels, but it's always a good idea to be cautious.

Have fun, be careful, and welcome to bloggy land.


  1. Hi, Alicia's entire family!

    I've been following you since "that blogging conference" (hee!) and am so inspired by your wirework.

    I have a stash of beads in a box next to me, and only 19 days 'til Christmas. Eeep!

  2. You're so cute for the little bloggy tutorial/guideline post. And smart for keeping your personal info personal. I haven't done that and I should probably do a whole re-vamp of my blog!
    Beautiful (as always!!) pieces!

  3. Hello...new to the SITS world I'm still a little blogger shocked at the large number of talented, crazy, funny and sweet people out there. I hope you do not mind me stopping by...feel free to check out my blog. I am hosting a Give-A-Way that ends tomorrow. Check it out! :D

    I'm sure your mom was delighted with her gift...off to check out your stuff on Etsy.

  4. Absolutely better to be safe out here in Virtualand! Our family website with any personal references to us and lots of photos has encrypted password protection on our domain. I am very weird about that type of stuff and really struggled with the decision to post any pics of him on my blog.

  5. Very important to warn people of some safety t ips to follow. I use my own name, but make up names for my family, also. I do post pictures of my niece and nephews, but they are all at least 2 years old. They grow so fast that you wouldn't recognize them within 6 months.
    I think in blog world we'd only need to be really concerned about a stalker who likes our blog. People looking to steal children can find much easier ways, such as myspace and FB, as well as kids' chat rooms.

  6. so much fun! thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  7. I just wanted to stop by to thank you for visiting my blog with BATW today!

    Oh my goodness...you are one crafty lady indeed. Your creations are beautiful!

  8. Wow the jewelry and that star are a.ma.zing!!! I'm off to etsy!

  9. Wow! I LOVE that star ornament! That's pretty awesome!

  10. That star ornament is gorgeous!!


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