Monday, March 29, 2010

Personalized Soaps for Little Hands

I just listed my Personalized Soaps for Little Hands on Etsy. They are adorable! I am very happy with how they turned out. :)

click on the titles to go to the Etsy listings.

Personalized Dirt Soap for Little Hands

Personalized Sweet Confetti Soap for Little Hands

I hope to get them on my website asap!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Drawing for a Handmade Necklace

Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap and Jewelry From Tucson
Bring you a a Drawing to win a lovely handmade necklace!

Spring is here! The birds are singing everywhere, the desert is blossoming, and I feel good. I feel like celebrating! And what better way to celebrate than to offer my good customers a chance to win a beautiful handmade necklace, made by ~yours truly~ me!

The Drawing:

Besides making soap, I also make jewelry. My jewelry can be seen here: Jewelry From Tucson. From now until the end of day April 30th, I am offering all customer making a purchase a chance to win a handmade necklace, retail value $60. Actually, you will have a choice between two necklaces!

Drawing Rules: Make a purchase from Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap website, Aunt Nancy's Etsy Shop, or Jewelry From Tucson up until end of day April 30th. Each order will be assigned a number as I receive the order (sequential number starting with number 1), and you will be notified of your number. On May 1, I will use to generate a random number for me. The customer with that number will be declared the winner, and will have a choice of ONE of the necklaces pictured above!

The first necklace is made with carnelian, glass, sterling silver, and a couple of freshwater pearls. The second necklace is made with turquoise from Arizona, brown aventurine, and sterling silver. Each necklace has a retail value of $60.00!

Carnelian Necklace: This necklace is made using carnelian beads of different shapes and sizes, including 10mm barrel beads, 8mm rondells, and 6mm rounds. I have included four very unusual looking long glass tube beads, with a circle design on them. The pendant is made from a sterling silver chandelier earring finding. I added dangles of a long carnelian tube bead, small carnelian beads, and freshwater pearls, all accented with Bali sterling silver spacers. It is finished off with a sterling silver toggle clasp for easy fastening. The length of the necklace is 21 inches. The length of the pendant is 2 1/4 inches.

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The Turquoise Necklace: This lovely choker style necklace is made with beautiful blue and green turquoise beads from the Kingman mine here in Arizona. Accented with lovely brown aventurine beads and Bali sterling silver spacers. And finished off with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp for a secure hold. This necklace is 17 1/4 inches long.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Personalized Dirt Soap For Little Hands

This is what I am working on, and as soon as these little soaps cure, I'll be ready.

For all you with little ones, summer days are coming. And your little ones are going to be gleefully running around outside playing in dirt and mud, coming home with little hands and faces as dirty as you can imagine! And is it a hassle to get them to wash their hands and faces? How about a soap sized for their little hands, with globs of "dirt" imbedded in them, and smells a bit like dirt, and comes with a wrapper with their names on it! Would this give a little incentive for them to use soap instead of just maybe sticking a finger a wee bit in the water?

I gathered up a few brown soaps (light brown, medium brown, dark brown) and shredded them a bit, and cut them up into small pieces of different shapes. Then I made a batch of soap using my olive oil and cocoa butter recipe, stirred in the shreds and cuts, and added a bit of cedarwood essential oil for that oh so wonderful earth smell. When I took the soap out of the mold, I cut them into my regular big bars, then I cut those bars into quarters. And what I got was nice small (2 1/2 x 2 x 1/2) bars imbedded with what looks like pieces of dirt! Once they are cured, I will sell them in quantities of 6 and 12, personalized with whatever name is requested on the wrapper.

I've kept a few bars at full size, for the big kids. :)

I also did a much more colorful batch, and scented it with a bit of Asian Lily and Musk Melon. This one will be called Sweet Confetti for Little Hands, and will also have personalized wrappers. This one actually would be great for guest bathrooms, or maybe even for favors at parties, as well as little hands.

Just listed in my Etsy shop

A couple of soaps just listed in my Etsy shop (they will be posted on my website within a day or so)



Dark Musk

Pineapple Crush

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spring is Coming !!

Yes, spring is coming! A lot of you that are knee deep in snow may not believe me now, but it is! :)

And to prove it, just listed is my Lily of the Valley soap.

Also just listed, Asian Lily & Musk Melon. I can't tell you how great this smells !!!

Both soaps can be found on my website

Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap

AND in my Etsy shop

Aunt Nancy's Etsy Shop

On The Curing Rack

Currently on the curing rack -

Lilac (ready to go, just needs to be photo'd and listed)
Patchouli (ready to go, just needs to be photo'd and listed)
Pineapple Crush
Rose Clay Fragrance Free Facial

And this week, I will be making Fragrance Free Goat Milk (a restock), and some confetti soaps (scents TBD).