Friday, April 30, 2010

Foolish Friday

Recently I talked about versatile knock knock jokes that you can change easily depending on circumstances.  Here is another one of those:

Knock Knock !
Who's there ?
Teddy Who ?
Teddy is the first day of the rest of your life !

Since "Teddy" substitues for the word "Today," you can always change it to something like:

Teddy is a good day to work in the yard.

Teddy is a fine day to pick up all your toys.

Teddy is a great day to go to the dentist.

You get the idea :-)

Caleb brought these drawings home from school. The first one is a penguin--of course. The second is a diagram of how to build a radio.


Monday, April 26, 2010

NEW item

Not everything in my shop is handmade.  Sometimes I just run across nice items from my suppliers that I know my customers would like. That is why you'll find magnetic converter clasps, chains for pendants, donut bails and prayer boxes on my websites. Now I'd like to show you my newest convenience item:  jewelry polishing cloths.

Since I sell a lot of pearl jewelry, I needed a special cloth that would allow me to polish up the ear wires, clasps, chains and other tarnished components without damaging the delicate pearls. These are not impregnated with abrasive jewelers' "rouge." They are a soft, lint-free cloth with a a bit of a texture. They'll easily take off light tarnish from silver and fingerprints from gemstones.

The great thing about these is that you can wash and re-use. I'm selling them in sets of two so you can have one in your jewelry box and one in your travel kit--or give one to a friend.

$6.50 for two polishing cloths

Find these on-line in my Etsy shop or at Sue Runyon Designs.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Foolish Friday

So, I've created a Foolish Friday publicity hound. Caleb had to get into the act and brought this home from school for me--a knock knock joke he wrote. Notice he even used the two color format that I use.


Caleb with a HUGE rose in our back garden this week

Thursday, April 22, 2010

NEW items! Dragonflies

What could be more enchanting than this beautiful copper and glass dragonfly that looks like it has come to rest? Jewel-like in real life, dragonflies have long been considered to be a fantastic motif for jewelry and hair ornaments.

I've been working on these for a while and it didn't come easy.  How to make little wire wrapped dragonflies that were functional, didn't look like any others and were pretty? I used up yards of copper wire working out the design and I'm finally happy with them.

Copper dragonfly hairpin

copper dragonfly pendant

These are copper, but I can make them in gold color wire for the same price or upgrade them to sterling silver or gold filled wire. 

And what did I do with all of my reject designs?  They're hanging around somewhere . . .

You can find these in both my on-line store and my Etsy shop.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just because . . .

"Loveliest of lovely things are they 
On earth that soonest pass away. 
The rose that lives its little hour 
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower. "

William Cullen Bryant
This was a happy accident. I snapped the photo in passing thinking that the light was not right, but it turned out to be pretty with light shinning through the leaves. Even if it's not perfectly composed, the color of that tiny rose is glorious.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Foolish Friday

Knock knock !
Who's there ?
Cash who ?
Cash me if you can !

This is a "gurfel"--one of Caleb's school projects

Friday, April 9, 2010

Foolish Friday

Knock knock jokes can be useful if you know how to adapt them to the situation. Take the following for instance:

Knock knock !
Who's there ?
Police who ?
Police stop telling me these awful knock knock jokes !

Since "police" substitutes directly for the word "please" you can change the ending to anything you like. For example:  

"Police stop making so much noise in the back seat because I'm trying to drive"

"Police finish your homework or you will be sitting there until next Tuesday."

"Police stopping making faces at your sister or you will be getting a time out."

Feel free to leave me a comment on how you plan to use your newly acquired knock knock versatility.

Caleb last week enjoying the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

Yesterday I helped chaperone a 3rd grade Field Trip to Red Rock Canyon.  I would like you all to know that my inventory of knock knock jokes came in very handy on the bus trip back to school!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


All Copper earring designs normally $10 each. This week:
2 pairs for $18
or 3 pairs for $24

Discount will be refunded to your Paypal account after purchase. Or, if you prefer, you can let me know which ones you want and I can e-mail you a Paypal invoice which reflects the discounted balance.

You may find my copper earrings in my on-line store or in my Etsy store.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

He is Risen!

Picture of the Jefferson Memorial that Dan took in Washington DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival this week

Friday, April 2, 2010

Foolish Friday

Knock Knock !
Who's there ?
Radio Who ?
Radio not here I come !

Caleb is reading the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret for class. This is his doodle of the mechanical man in the story. Is it just me or is there a little Picasso in this?

Thursday, April 1, 2010


It's that time of year again. I'm preparing to give a $10 Sue Runyon Designs gift certificate away in April. No, this is not an April Fool's joke! I do a give-a-way several times a year.

All of my e-mail newsletter subscribers are eligible to win. To enter go to the Newsletter page on my website and sign-up to receive my e-mail newsletter six times per year. This will also put you in the drawing for ALL of my give-a-ways as long as you remain a subscriber!

You need only to provide your e-mail address. I will not collect any other information and will not share your e-mail address with anyone.  Please be sure and read the instructions carefully about adding me to your e-mail filter so that I will be able to contact you if you win.

Best Wishes,