Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Very Special Christmas

Awhile ago I posted on Facebook we had made 20 ovarian cancer angels to a lady who was gifting them to cancer patients she works with. Tonight I got the following email and I have to say, it was truly the icing on the cake for a fabulous Christmas. I had one small present today that didn't cost much at all and it was by far one of the best Christmas Days I have ever had in my life for so many other reasons - all of them the right reasons.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Barb and Dave,

I just had to let you know how much the patients have loved the angel ornaments. Every one that has received one of these has just gone on about how beautiful their gift is. No one has seen anything like them before. One of the patients called me the day after she received hers to let me know her daughters had already hung it in the window for her.
Thank you so much for your hard work in getting these too me in time for Christmas.

Also, the packaging was beautiful.

Hope you have had a blessed Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Lincoln Center - 2011 Booth
 It's been too long since I've been here.  Shows are done for the year, December proved to be our best month of the year on Etsy, and I have all the Christmas custom orders done.  I thought perhaps I should post a picture of our booth this last year as promised. 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!  Thank you for our best year ever and looking forward to 2012 being another record breaker. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Getting Ready for Shows

I am in the process of getting ready for shows we are doing this fall.  It's a rainy, dismal day, so a good day to stay inside and work.  I have not forgotten about my Etsian friends though!  Sales have been so good on both Odyssey Creations and BZ Originals that I have had to quit posting new items or I won't have anything left for shows!  Love you guys!  If you are in the area, shows are:

October 15/16 - Mollie McGees, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO
November 4/5/6 - newly remodeled Lincoln Center at Magnolia and Meldrum, Fort Collins, CO
November 19/29 - - Mollie McGees, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO

See you there if you are local!

Barb Z

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New ornaments are coming!

I will be listing some new ornaments soon. I feel like I am SO far behind on these!  Where is the summer going!  I have some more pink ones coming and a gorgeous red and gold one that you can get a preview of on the Odyssey Cache Blog Spot.   Here is the smallest of the pink ones that will be listed Lil Lady

Three websites, that are continually growing, while still doing a full time job can be a little overwhelming at times, but I love it!  I just can't (and won't) stop making things.  Besides, what ever would do with ALL of the supplies in my work shop!  love all my pretties - to make prettier things yet.  Gotta go - got a custom jewelry order to work through still tonight!  Ohh, - check the BZ Originals site for new stuff soon as I have a Bali bead order coming in tomorrow!  Good, good stuff to work with! 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Separate Blogs are working now

I now have separate blogs for each shop working.  You will see some of the jewelry overlaps into this site and some other things overlap in the others, but please see my links to the right for all our shops and blog spots!  Moving forward!  Yay!  Plus, FINALLY got a new banner on Odyssey Creations both here and on Etsy!  Looks so much better.  Do you think I should change my Odyssey Creations icon to a picture?  I actually have a couple that aren't too bad right now.  Thoughts?   Meet my husband, Dave.  He's truly my support system, my shipping manager, and he also does all the stained glass, builds me whatever I need for my craft room, built and put together our show display, and I couldn't do the shows without him!  We just had our 7th anniversary!

Custom Order Wedding Pics

It's always nice to see pictures of the actual wedding when I have done the flowers or custom bouquets.  I got these this morning and Shan just looks beautiful.  This was a simple back yard wedding in Texas, but I am so honored to have been a part of it with all my silk creations.  Not shown are the boutonniere and toss bouquet. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011


5% off all long beaded fringe on Odyssey Cache through July 5, 2011.  Enter 5POFF discount code on checkout! 

My First Really Large Ornament

My First Really Large Ornament