Friday, August 28, 2009

Double Whammy End of Summer BOGO Sale!

What is a Double Whammy End of Summer BOGO Sale ????
Well, I have TWO (2) Etsy shops. And I am having a BOGO sale in both of them!

Friday, August 28th Thru Monday, August 31st

Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap

It's the end of the long hot summer.
I am making soaps for the fall and for the upcoming holidays.
I need room on my curing rack!!!

Here's the deal - Buy 3 or more soaps, and receive an extra bar of soap FREE!

Visit my Etsy soap shop at Check out my listings for your choice of 3 soaps, or your choice of 5 soaps (includes free shipping). Be sure to list your soap choices in the "comment to seller" section!

Sale Ends August 31

Jewelry From Tucson

The famous Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is coming up, and I'm going to be making all kinds of new jewelry. I need room in my jewelry closet!

Here's the deal - Buy any piece of jewelry, and get a second piece of equal or lesser value for 1/2 price!!

Visit my Etsy jewelry shop at Purchase your desired two pieces of jewelry, and I will refund your discount via Paypal.

Sale Ends August 31

Friday, August 21, 2009


I have finally decided that I have WAY too many beads. So, I am "destashing"! I have re-opened my bead shop on Etsy, called Beads From Tucson.

Some of the beads I have gotten listed, are these pretty Ocean Jasper spears

And these pretty little 3mm faceted sodalite beads

OH, and this strand of yellow jade. These are just the nicest shade of butterscotch!

And here is a gratuitous cat piture!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Upcoming Photo Sales

Starting this fall Ray will be making available for sale some of the photos that he likes best. They will come in two forms which include mounted, matted and framed using archival materials or mounted on archival mounting board ready for framing.

Most sales will be here locally in the Tucson area at craft shows but he will also offer sales online as well. He will show all works for sale on his blog The Sonoran Connection as they come available.

The photo shown here is "Feeding Time" a 13"x 19" photo in a 18"x 24" frame. $229.00 plus shipping.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

What's on the Curing Rack ?

I have a few soaps on the curing rack, and one just taken out of the mold. Would you like to take a look?

Hawaiian Citrus Spa: A lightly salted soap to add a touch of spa to your bath. Oils used are olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, and wheat germ oil. Scented with essential oils of grapefruit, orange and May Chang. And an added bonus, a bit of Alaea Hawaiian Red Salt. Alaea salt has been used for centuries in Hawaiian blessing ceremonies. Naturally red from the volcanic clay in the sea, islanders use the salt to purify, cleanse and release toxins from the body.

Goat Milk Oatmeal and Honey: This is a restock, one of my more popular goat milk soaps. Made with olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, organic canola oil, rice bran oil, wheat germ oil, goat milk, natural desert honey, and very finely ground oatmeal. This soap is great for sensitive skin types.

Gingersnap: A fall favorite. The house smelled like I'd been baking all day after I poured this one! Made with olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, wheat germ oil, and Gingersnap fragrance oil. With just a touch of ground cinnamon. Kids always love this one at the farmers market.

Pomegranate Fig: A new fall fragrance for me. A very sweet scent which I'm sure will be a hit. Made with olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, wheat germ oil, and Pomegranate Fig fragrance oil. The pretty pomegranate red swirls are made with rose clay.

Chai Tea with Shea Butter: A wonderful unisex scent, this soap should catch the attention of both men and women. Made with olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, rice bran oil, castor oil, and Chai Tea fragrance oil. I just cut this one this morning, so you can see how the center is a different color than the outside. This is normal and after a day or so, the color will even out as the air flows around it.

Autumn Harvest Mix: And last, but certainly far from least, my once a year Autumn Harvest Mix just turned out of the molds, waiting to be cut. Made with olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and castor oil. I added some soap shreds of different colors .... blue from my Blue Maritime, green from my Rosemary Mint with a Splash, red from my Rose Clay Facial. Then I added some pumpkin puree. And for fragrance, a mix of Pumpkin Spice, Gingersnap, and Apple Jack & Peel. Yeah, Baby!!!!!!!

Look for these soaps on Etsy in the following weeks!