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I live in New Jersey, married with two teenagers that keep me very busy. I love crafting and recently decided to take my crafting to a new level by opening stores on Etsy. Etsy is a site for people that love crafting and buying handmade items. I have been open about fours months and its been a lot of fun! I consider myself a creative person who needs to be busy in order to stay sane :) If you get a chance I would love for you to visit my stores on Etsy. You can find me using the following links~~~~~~~ www.klayfriends.etsy.com which is for my collectible, fun & Classy Jewelry and my newest store which specializes in Clay Piggies and other critters at klaysweetpiggies.etsy.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Hi Everyone! I am so sorry that I have not updated my blog in awhile as its just been crazy around here. I had my dance recital, my daughter had her prom, I had some animal troubles in my house and generally life has been hectic. I am back though and have made some new piggies that I would love to share with you from my Etsy store. My new Etsy store, klaysweetpiggies.etsy.com is doing Great! I have 12 sales in less than six weeks and I am thrilled with the popularity my little piggies are having. I have put some pictures of my newest piggies on and you can see them anytime in my store. I appreciate all the support my blogger friends have given me in the past and I promise to update much more often in the future...laura

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Grand Opening Of My 2nd Store!

I am so very excited and wanted to share my news with all of my blogger friends. I recently opened a 2nd shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7308215. This shop is Dedicated to my Polymer Clay piggies. I also will do a few other cute critters now and then, but the focus of this store is on my Piggies. I hope you visit one day and let me know what you think. I plan on making many more piggies and will try my best to also take special requests~~laura

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thank You Everyone!

I just wanted to take this time to thank all the wonderful people that have a blog, or maybe don't have a blog and have taken the time to Follow me and my updates. Your comments that you leave me can turn an uneventful day into a supburb day and I wanted you to know how much it means to me. I have only been blogging for less then two months & what an eye opening experience it has become. I have met the most fantastic, fun, creative people with Hearts of gold through my blog and it shows there are still "good" people out there.

~~A Special Tribute To Etsy Crafters!!~~

As you know or may not know, I have a store on Etsy, Klayfriends.etsy.com I have been selling since February and have had good days and very slow days at times. Through it all the crafters that I have met through twittering,blogging & the Etsy forums have been Inspirational to say the least. To all of those who support me, feature me in their blogs, etc. "Thank You Ever So Much" I look forward to fun, successful journey with Etsy & all of you!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Scent of a Rose

I was inspired by the beautiful day that I spent in New Jersey today. Me and my yorkipoo sat outside just enjoying the warm air and sun..it was so peaceful. I got to really enjoy my farm and animals instead of watching from the window. I think sometimes we forget to just sit back, relax and appreciate the simple beauty around us. We are so busy with our computers and businesses that we forget how wonderful mother nature can be. I was so inspired by the outdoors today that when I came in I worked on this necklace as it just went with the theme of my day.

What inspired you today???

If you would like to see more pictures of this necklace here is the link:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Any Cereal Lovers Out There???

Okay, so yesterday while i was enjoying my low fat, boring healthy cereal, I was remembering being a kid and begging my mom for the sweetest cereals on the market.
She was pretty easy to break down and I usually got my Captain Crunch, Fruit Loops, Count Dracula..hahahha remember those? You know its amazing that if you were like me back then we survived!, but we did. Sometimes I wonder if our kids aren't missing out...pushed to give them nutritious cereals and low fat foods all year around...Gosh, they can't even bring sweets for their birthdays to school anymore :( Realizing that we have children that aren't getting enough exercise as we did due to computers, video games etc, I can see why they are pushing the "healthy" choices, but I still think some of my best memories were sitting at the table with my Frosty Flakes and maybe even having a cupcake when I got home from school. I made a "new" Klayfriend yesterday, Fruity Cereal Piggy to remind us of the days we use to eat sweet, fun cereal and sometimes eat as this piggy is one at a time and leave the soggy cereal & milk in the bowl...hehehehe
Those Were The Days!!

The link for the new piggy is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23729213

Monday, April 13, 2009

~~~I love a good rainbow after a storm~~

Well, my kids go back to school tomorrow..their week off seems to have flown by.
My house is always crazy, but fun! My son had two friends over and my daughter also had kids coming and going over the past week. its going to be awfully quiet here tomorrow without them. We all were talking over breakfast this morn and my daughter was going on about how scared she is of stormy weather, tornados, etc.etc... I was explainig that after every storm a rainbow follows and when shes away at college in the fall and scared just think of the rainbow after the storm and she can get through anything! When I finally got a chance to relax today I contemplated what kind of bracelet I would make and it was then the discussion of the morning came back to me and so became my newest bracelet...Colors Of The Rainbow, etsy link is
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23632176. It is so beautiful in person. If you get a chance and could comment I am wondering if I should do more swarovski crystal bracelets. I love making my charm bracelets, but these are so pretty as well. Have a great day all...God Bless all our rainbows! Laura

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Dear Piggy Happy Birthday To You!!! Its scary when my Klayfriends actually become like people to me...Yikes :) I hope you don't mind me sharing my piggys as I am falling in love with each one that I make :) I love making my collectible jewelry, so much fun! but I must say, the last week or so I have had some fun switching gears and playing with my clay as well :) Like Her??? visit at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23482496

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Down On the Farm Pics

Good Morning, as I mentioned in one of my blogs I wanted to share with you pictures of my 2nd favorite hobby, My Farm. The first picture is of my newest handmade piggy, Spring Day piggy. You can visit Piggy at my etsy store: klayfriends.etsy.com under Clay items in my store :)

I have two goats Zoe & Rosebud..both purchased at local Jersey farms. Zoe is an older goat that I purchased as she was no longer good for breeding and Rosebud was purchased by me because the owners "show" their goats and her formation was not "perfect". I have two white Pekin ducks. The smallest one was found on a main highway and the bigger I adoped from a local farm. They love their pool :) I also have pics of my chickens that lay eggs everyday. The farm would not be complete without a picture of my miniature horses. I have two of them but could only get one of Jumpin' Jim with his whole head in his feed bucket..silly guy.

My farm is small, only a few acres, but it brings lot of enjoyment to me, my family and friends. Unfortunately, my husband may want to sell in the next few years once my son has finished high school and downsize and at that point I would have to consider suitable homes for my friends, but for now I enjoy each day with them!

I hope you enjoy the pictures and I will put more on as the seasons change.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring has Sprung

I am thinking its time to go out and get supplies to get my garden going..I am also debating whether or not to get more baby chicks this year. The problem is they sell them straight run which means they could be male or female..I don't want roosters so I always pray for females.. Keep a watch in the near future for pictures of my farm. Its been so rainy or windy here lately that I haven't been able to get good pics of my clan, but I will soon promise :) I have mini horses, rabbits, goats, chickens and of course my puppy sofie whose pictures are listed below a few blogs.

The picture above left is my newest piggy, Garden Piggy Nicloe~ she is so sweet with her pretty butterfly wings. You can see more of her by using this link http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23234397.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Its once again down pouring in jersey tis morn but today I don't care because for tne first time in my 6 weeks selling on etsy I made it to Treasury for my little Springtime Piggy..take a peek I am so excited :) http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=49096.
Enjoy Your Day Everybody!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Time Flies

I can't believe I haven't blogged since last week...time flies.
I had the best day today. I spent a few hours making Easter cupcakes with my niece, what a thrill...nothing like a 3 year old to make you smile...she is amazing! I miss those days as mine are teens....lucky me!!

I made a new necklace yesterday. Its called Pretty In Pinks.. Its a Charm Pendant necklace, 26 inches long. I would appreciate any comments you would like to share with me being it is quite unique...I am hoping people like it as much as I do :)
you can view more pics at my store: klayfriends.etsy.com in my necklace section.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Here Comes The Sun!

Okay, so we did have some sun yesterday~~finally. Today its back to damp & wet weather which again left me plenty of time to get my creative juices going. I made a really fun summertime Charm Bracelet called, Under The Sea Blues that I wanted to share with you. If you would like to see more pictures you can by using this link

To all of you that commented on my little puppy Sofie with Easter scarf we appreciate it and thank you. I promise to post more of Sofie very soon :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sofie with Easter scarf!

Had to share picture of Sofie wearing her Easter scarf.
She is waiting on the Easter Bunny, lol

Rain Rain Go Away!!

Woke up to a cloudy,damp rainy day in Jersey...geez, we just have not hit the really good weather yet over here.

While I am waiting for some new beads & pieces to arrive, took some new pictures of one of my favorite Retro pieces I wanted to share with everyone..This little owl necklace always seems to make a dull day brighter....Lets Hope. I hope where ever you are the weather is sunny & warm cause we are at the end of our ropes over here in the Northeast. Have a Great Day Everyone! heres the link to the owl necklace to see more pictures and description: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22245680

Monday, March 23, 2009

Our Puppy Sofie

I wanted to share a picture of my little baby. We got her in July...shes 10 months old this month and she loves to sit beside me when I work on my jewelry & clay creations...she is a sweetie, my little sofie. She is a 9 pound yorkiepoo.

New Summertime Bracelet!

Okay, I just could not take the 40 degree, felt like 25 degree day here in Jersey and had to create a Summertime bracelet and boy did I ever....If you get a chance, please let me know what you think..

I guess I should get back to college hunting for my daughter now as thats what I am suppose to be doing..lol

where is spring??

Okay, Is anyone else at the end of their rope waiting for Spring>? I am looking forward to even a 60 degree day..these 40's have to go away already! :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Newbie To Blogging

Hi All,

So excited to start my new venture blogging. I always wanted to but never could find the time. I have been very busy making my new jewelry & clay creations for Etsy along with socializing with friends and family this weekend. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the "real Spring" to show up! :)

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silly pic of sofie

silly pic of sofie
My little yorkiepoo

Mama Mia Necklace

Mama Mia Necklace
Mama Mia, Here I Go Again........

Fun On The Boardwalk Charm Bracelet

Fun On The Boardwalk Charm Bracelet
a must have for summer!

Ladybug Piggy Collectible

Ladybug Piggy       Collectible
One Of My One Of a Kind Piggys

Fly Away Butterfly Necklace

Fly Away Butterfly Necklace
One Of My Favs for Spring/sSummer


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