Thursday, May 27, 2010


Lots of owl earrings, these are so much fun to make!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cloud Watching

My cloud polaroids :)
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

GIVEAWAY!- Custom Jewelry by me! 2 winners!

Hey everyone, it's been a little while since I've done a giveaway.
I've been making a lot of jewelry on my summer break from grad school and I thought it would be fun to host a custom jewelry giveaway!

This giveaway will have two prizes, one winner will get either a custom pair of earrings/necklace from me (based on their choice).
-The winner will get to choose either by theme, bead colors, specific charms, etc.
I open to using various materials including shrinkable plastic, polymer clay, chain, lockets, brass charms, bead caps, plastic charms, vintage beads, stone beads, chip beads, glass beads, flower beads, stone beads, pearls and more!

-I want the winner to challenge me to make something new, that they would enjoy :)
Here are some images of some things I have in my bead boxes, as well as things in my etsy ;) (Click to view images larger)

BUT WAIT, another winner will receive a pair of polymer clay owl earrings in a color of their choice!
The earrings are similar to these glass ones currently in my etsy shop:

So how do you enter??

Anyone can enter :)

First and Mandatory Entry: Go to my etsy, link is in the sidebar of my blog: and tell me your favorite item in my shop in a comment along with your name and email ;)

Want more ways to enter??
Extra entries (get one entry for each of the following, make sure you leave a seperate comment):
-heart my shop on etsy!
-follow my blog!
-Follow me on twitter, @Jennrach and leave your user name in a comment
-tweet about the giveaway, make sure to leave @jennrach somewhere in your tweet
-blog about giveaway, make sure to include a link in your comment!
-tell me your favorite quote!
-To earn 5 extra entries, purchase something from my shop!

Again, make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry!

Giveaway ends Monday, June 7th at 12:00 noon eastern time!

Winners will be notified by email, if winners do not respond in 3 days, new ones will be picked ;)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Friendship Bracelet Swap

The Things we Make Blog is having a Friendship Bracelet Swap!

You can make them out of thread, fabric, beads, etc. The sky is the limit!
Send one to receive one back :)

You can sign up here:

Make sure you sign up by the 25th of May! :)

I've already been playing around with my jewelry supplies for this one ;)

Friday, May 21, 2010

a few more earrings...

I'm really slow about updating my etsy.
And now, I'm watching after my boyfriend's adorable puppy.

But I managed to put up a few new pairs of earrings and here is a picture of the adorable Annie for you too ;)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hey...check out my etsy ;)

Hey everyone, I've marked down a bunch of things in my etsy.
I've also bought some vintage jewelry and been making some more stuff to list, so be on the look out ;)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Be Prepared for a rant! STOP SMOKING!

I realized I haven't been checking up with blogging, my apologies.
Although, I officially finished my first year of graduate school.
My summer has started so hopefully there will be more time in my life for things I want to do.

Now, on to this rant as promised in the title of this post...

I was on an errand running spree today, getting ready for a road trip with my boyfriend. One of the many things I had to do was laundry. I was sitting in the Laundry mat gazing out the window and I see something absolutely ridiculous.

What's so ridiculous???
A overweight woman on a bike smoking a cigarette.
Are you crazy?
What's the point of riding a bike if you are going to smoke a cigarette.
Way to kill yourself faster.

I proceeded to watch this woman try to make it down the block on her bike, she stopped every couple of feet on the sidewalk and took another puff of smoke.

I wish that so many people would stop smoking, it will kill you.

Here are some smoking statistics:

• One in every ten people die because of a disease related to smoking
• One in every three adults smoke a cigarette daily
• Ten million cigarettes are purchased in stores every minute throughout the world
• One person dies every ten seconds from smoking
• One in every five children try a cigarette and become addicted to them for years on end
• Everyday about ninety thousand children try a cigarette (luckily some don’t continue)
• Second hand smoke may be just as dangerous to children as smoking a cigarette themselves
• The highest percentage of people that smoke are between the ages of 25 and 44.

Also, if you have to smoke...please stop smoking around your kids, it's absolute poison!
I could be a millionaire if I collected a nickel for every time I saw this, disgusting!