Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Working With Pearls

I've made 4 bracelets this week and quite a few pairs of earrings with some new pearls I got. What is it about pearls, I wonder? They just look and feel so special and as soon as you put them on, you feel special, too.

The hard part is deciding which color pearl is your favorite, I think. Right now I go back and forth between peacock pearls and your standard white ones. Which do you like?

These bracelets can all be seen here.

BesTeam Member of the Week: Elle's Beads

This week's feature BEST Team member is Elle's Beads
In her own words:

"My mantra is that beautiful and fun jewelry can be made from simple beads. You'll find my funky fabric barrettes and brooches here as well as jewelry made from vintage beads, charms, and findings."

Looking through her shop, I'm loving it! And of course I'd showcase these colors:

Visit Elle's Beads Etsy shop here.
To find her elsewhere on the web:
Her blog
Her Zibbet shop
FB fan page

Stop by and say hey and make sure you tell her waterwaif sent you!

We Have a Winner!

The giveaway for the beautiful botanical brass birdy necklace ended on June 28th and we had a LOT of entries. Seems everyone wanted a chance to win that sweet necklace and who can blame them? I'd have entered if I could!

Out of 483 comments, decided our winner for us. The winner is comment # 194:

CathyH said...194
entered yummy cupcake soy candle
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

Congratulations, CathyH! 
Check your email!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tempt Me Tuesday!

It's that time again! Look at everything that is tempting me this week!
If only I could sell something, then I could buy something. Isn't that always the way?
I'm tempted by teal this week. Okay, fine, every week.

Teal le Creuset - John Lewis exclusive

Wasabi Surfrider- Kona

Ami Elizabeth for EAD

Monday, June 28, 2010

Help the Gulf Coast! Here's How You Can Help!

Help the Gulf Coast!

Have you heard about this? There is a store on Etsy and its entire purpose is to raise money to help the Gulf Coast recover from the oil spill disaster. Oil has been spilling, no, gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for TWO MONTHS now and there is no end in sight. 

A lot of us would love to be able to help but don't live near the crisis area. Well, here's a wonderful way that you can help! You can either donate an item to the Help the Gulf Coast store or you can purchase something from it. 100% off all proceeds are donated to OxFam America and the National Wildlife Federation. Both organizations have given them permission to fundraise on their behalf. To date, over $5000 has been donated from the sales!

For a full list of etsy sellers who are participating, please view the profile here:

If you're interested in donating an item for this shop, please check out the donation guidelines in the shop policies!
And then use this link to donate an item:

Their Facebook page:
Their blog -
Their twitter -

All items bought from the Help the Gulf Coast store have FREE SHIPPING in the US. 

Here are some of the awesome items available for purchase from this shop. Remember, 100% of ALL proceeds go directly to charity.

8x8 photo by annajulia

Original koi painting by earthart

Under the Sea pendant by mochahete

Ocean Air photo series by Rachael Scott

Sea turtle photo by zahnerphoto

Photo by honeytree

Mermaid cherry quartz necklace by me

Sea glass by 808sunshine 

Spring Bucket hat by tolduso

Beach in a bottle by usagikisses

Morning Inspiration

These were all taken on MY beach (Melbourne Beach, Florida). 

Kirby Collins

 LocoMotion Photography

Sandy Shores

We Have a Winner!

The giveaway for pink cupcake votive candles has ended and it's time to announce a winner!

As always, has chosen the winner for us and the winner is comment #96:

Danielle said...96
I follow your blog

Congratulations, Danielle! 
Check your email!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What I'm Reading Now

I have been a historical fiction fan for years and am always on the lookout and the hunt for good ones.

Just recently I read the Josephine B. trilogy by Sandra Gulland and just loved them. I cried at the end of the third. What a sad but strong love Josephine and Napoleon had!

Right now I am reading Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. It tells the story of a girl named Joan who grew up in the 800s between France (Frankland) and Rome. She pretended to be a boy and then a man because women were not allowed to be scholars, or indeed anything other than wives and childbearers. The book tells how she grew from child to woman (man) and became Pope.

No one agrees on whether or not Pope Joan is fictional or not but the book is fascinating. Here is the wiki page on her if anyone cares to read up on it:

So tell me, what have you been reading lately? Anything that you just love?

We Have a Winner!

The giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to be used in Savvy Silver's beautiful Etsy jewelry store ended last night.

As the rules state, I use to determine the winner.

And the winner is...


Lynn said:

Lynn said...
fb fan of Savvy Silver
Lynn A
lynnirenesa at gmail dot com

Congratulations, Lynn!

Win a $20 Gift Certificate to MY Store! Ends 6/30!

Want to win $20 to use at Waterwaif on Etsy?

My friend and team-member, Clever Crafter, hosts a weekly interview/giveaway on her blog. This week, I've donated a $20 gift certificate to MY Etsy shop and you have until June 30th to win!

All you have to do is hop on over to Clever's Corner! Entering is super fast and easy and there are lots of ways to enter. You can use the gift certificate on any item in my store so what are you waiting for?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers: June 26

Good morning and happy weekend everyone!

Today, for my Saturday Blog Shoppers special sale, I'm offering 20% off all bracelets!
If you've had your eye on one, now's the time to get it! Make sure you mention "SBS" in the note to seller or email me. I'll send you a revised invoice or I'll refund you the 20%
This sale is good through Sunday night.

Here are a couple bracelets you could snag if you're quick!