Posted by Abby on 6:53 PM

Hey gang! Lots to report! My last blog was a birthday feature blog, and I tipped my hat to a few fellow South Carolina Etsians who were celebrating their big days. Well, the powers-that-be over at the SC Street Team liked the idea so much, they've asked me to be a contributer to THEIR blog! I'm pretty excited about it, especially since it's just another way to promote awesome SC artists!!

Today was my first blog over there, which means, I have another birthday story to share with you!! SimplyCharminginSC would like to wish a very happy birthday to Renate and Arlene, the etsy duo who created JNJKeepsakes

These ladies are pretty special. They create handmade beads from dried flower petals and incorporate those beads into their designs! How cool is that?? Have a particular bouquet that's really special? Dry those puppies and send them to Renate and Arlene and they can create you a piece of jewelry you can treasure much longer than the life of the flowers.

But there is an even bigger reason why you should wander into their shop. These ladies have a very special reason for selling on Etsy. One of their creations, the
Jessica Necklace (pictured below) was inspired by Arlene's neice, who was killed in a drunk driving accident. The proceeds from the sale of this necklace are donated to MADD.

So stop by and wish these talented and creative ladies a Happy Birthday....and maybe pick up one of those beautiful necklaces for yourself.

In other news, I've been busy crafting and had a few new items to post in my Etsy shop! Here is your very own personal sneak peek!

Jungle Vine Bracelet, $10

Black Tie Affair Bracelet, $12

Told ya! I've got a couple of other things I've sent to be added to the SC Street Team store, as well. So stay tuned for that!! I've also SLASHED all my shipping prices---so it's MUCH more affordable to buy from my shop now!!

I hope, if nothing else, this blog inspires you to visit etsy! It feels SO good to be back to the grind again! I'm so glad it's 2010! :) Till next time, from,



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