Monday, March 11, 2013
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Website: Studio Collection
Thursday, October 18, 2012
These new designs are Fabulous, and I am speaking seriously here!
I love them so much I can't wait to get one of each finished for myself to wear all the time. Right now I am making them for you, so I just have to wait a bit.
There is a limited supply on each of them, so check my website often to view them and order early, as these will go really fast.
They are all "over the top beautiful"!
First, my new bracelet: All kinds of mixed media, including Sterling Silver, Solid Bronze, pearls, beads, and lots of cool stuff! The beads are the most beautiful colors.
OH HOW I LOVE THIS NECKLACE!!
Give yourself strength, Give yourself courage, you know you are a WARRIOR! Beautiful warrior shield shaped large pendant (in enviro-friendly pewter) and Solid Bronze cross with Fleur de Lis, and the word "BELIEVE" on the back. Sterling Silver charms with flowers and beads. All hanging on the coolest neck of mixed beads hooked up on leather that goes around the neck!
More new pieces to show you, but will need to wait to later. I hope you LOVE these like I do :)
Friday, August 10, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
For these designs and more go here: http://www.tobyandmax.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=30
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
I am so happy to have found Amy's blog because whenever I go there, I just feel good. She has delicious recipes, and many good things you just need to know about!
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Also available on a Beautiful 20" antique chain that comes with your choice of 1 of our new baubles to begin your collection. Add to it anytime when you find another you just can't refuse!! (7 available currently and more coming soon!)
"MAN DOG" looks great on black leather, perfect for the man in your life. Or, if you have a big bruiser of a dog, he will look great in it too!
"My Heart Belongs to You", is good for, well, just about anybody you love. Your wife, your girlfriend, (one a a time please :), your favorite dog or cat.
"Wonder Dog" is a classic cause everyone
thinks knows their dog is a wonder dog!! I know mine is :) xo, Sandy
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The town has walled streets that are all 2 stories, that to me was like looking down a tunnel or a maze until I got used to them. No signs showing you what was inside the building are allowed to hang out from the wall, so when you look down the main streets, you can't tell what is down there until you walk up to each door and read the sign that is flat against the wall. It is kinda nice, (once you know your way around) that you don't have signs hanging out all over, but it makes for a lot of walking on the cobblestones to see what is down the block.
I have lots of pictures of women carrying bundles on their head, and fruit baskets! I will post those soon. Also coming up, and so interesting (really is, even though it might not sound like it) is where the women do their laundry, in a communal setting. Fascinating.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Ok, so I am not a consummate cook, I admit that. Well, today I decided to do up a whole chicken with all the fixens for company was coming over and I knew they liked the dark meat.
Knowing I don't like to 'deal' with chicken, I open up the bag and take a look.
Ok, so I was prepared to find maybe gizzards inside. But when I open the bag, I saw this hanging out.
Ick, did they put those in there?!
I have heard it said that people in the U.S., or cities, are too distant from the meat they eat. Detached from the reality of eating animals. I just know this, that I don’t want to ever eat anything again that has a head!!!!
Lord, please help me to like vegetables more..
Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Like right now, I just saw someone who had "When God made dog, He smiled" in their shopping cart. It makes me wonder. Who are they? What are they like? They must be dog people. Good people then. (in my opinion). Is their dog ok? Are they celebrating or anguishing over something? I have a million questions. I never know unless they leave some ideas in their comments.
I am always thinking about you. You, who look at my site, my designs, who love them, who love. I want to know you better...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Exercise, getting in shape, being fit, all that good stuff. Yeah, well, good stuff until it comes time to do it. For the last 2 weeks I have been going to a dance/exercise class 3 times a week! First thing when I get there is the mirrors! yes, I said mirrors, everywhere. Like you want to see what you look like bending and sweating. I don't mind the sweating, really. It's the seeing all angles in the mirrors that I don't like. I have an answer to that though, I just line up in back, way away from those tell tale reflections.
First day I thought I was doing so good, keeping up with the regulars and the instructor says, "Just one more", and then "Last one", and I thought, I MADE IT!! I DID THE WHOLE THING!!! A song in my heart. Bravo for me!!!
Wait, what? The instructor is starting another! The "last one" announcement had been just for that 1 song. There were about 29 more! Or at least it felt like it. I didn't know this class would go on for an hour. Nobody had told me that part. I made it for 20 minutes.
Check back for my ongoing saga....
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Now, as I am sitting and enjoying my coffee there are more birds making all kinds of different calls and I would suppose 'talking' to each other. I think it is interesting that one of the biggest and loudest beautiful songs comes from this small little bird. I am also smelling my Gardenias that I have in a pot on my terrace. They are just lovely. What a beautiful beginning to this Easter Sunday.
It seems so fitting that today is the day I show you my newest earrings which I am just in love with. "Birds on the Fence" dangle with pearl. They go with my "Birds of a Feather" bracelet and pendant. These earrings are just adorable, and super light to wear. Hope you like them as much as me. They remind me of my mornings with all my bird friends.
May you be blessed. xoxo, Sandy
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I have decided that I just love my peeps so much (that's you), I am going to have a contest for something new and exciting EVERY month!! I guess you already know that you mean the world to me if you read my post from yesterday. This is my way of showing my appreciation, and I hope it makes you happy. So, get on it and enter, I want you to win!
Winner gets a choice of either pendant/pet tag above!! I like for my friends to have a choice, especially to have a dog piece as a choice too! The contest entry is my first post right at this link on Facebook. It's easy and fast. www.facebook.com/TobyandMaxJewelry
And if you want to spread the good news to your friends, please share with the buttons below. xoxo, Sandy
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
When people order from me on my website, I always ask them to please let me know where they found me and anything they would like to share. And I have to tell you, that I have received, SO MANY, wonderful, beautiful, straight from the heart, comments that I just had to stop what I was doing and tell you THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
Learning from your comments, just how much my jewelry designs and words mean to you is overpowering to me. Overpowering in a very good way. It is why I do what I do. It gives me such a feeling of love and appreciation, it just means the world to me. I have been wanting to share this with you for a long time, and today is the day.
Here is one I just received this morning. I have paraphrased a bit and left the name off. This is from a special person who is ordering the "It Will be Alright" bumpy road bracelet. Actually, the 'bumpy road bracelet' is one of my favorites, and I wear it everyday and never take it off, so this message went straight to my heart.
"...love me, love my dog. I called and you had one left and you sent it to me. i haven't taken it off since! i love it. My mom used to tell me that it would be all right...she's gone now and i need a reminder...plus i love dots! i could buy every one of your jewelry items if i could!!!!"
Thank you so much dear (J) for sending me your heart in your comments. It let's me know and helps me to believe I am doing something meaningful for others.
Thank you to everyone who takes the time to share their messages and feelings with me. xoxoxo, Sandy
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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This giveaway is open to all residents over the age of 18 in the U.S. and Canada. Giveaway ends on March 25th and will be announced here.
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Thank you for entering our first giveaway, you will ABSOLUTELY LOVE the prize. Good luck and happy winning!!! xoxo Sandy
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Many years ago while I was living in Phoenix, it was time for me to produce my new jewelry designs. I would always produce many new pieces, usually 10 or 12, at least twice a year to keep my clients interested on my new work. It was time for me to come up with new, wonderful as always, awe-inspiring designs, and I had NOTHING. I was BLANK. Call it blocked or what have you, I had no new designs, time was short and I was scared. And I had alot of people depending on me, besides, if I didn't make good designs, I didn't make any money for the year. Talk about pressure.
The shows, I always did several wholesale shows in different parts of the country with my representatives showing for me and they were asking me what the new pieces were like. They were excited of course, cause my new work was always wonderful, and they were anxious to hear about what I had come up with. I had a responsibility to the reps, to the stores, to my following, my faithful customers, to come out with the always expected WONDERFULLNESS of my next Toby and Max designs.
and I had nothing. Blank, Void, Empty. I had been trying for weeks to come up with them. As I said, I was scared, frightened that I was totally empty on all cylinders.
I went to bed that night, and prayed. I am used to praying, I do believe in prayer. Maybe more now than I did back then. I prayed, "Dear Lord, please help me, bring me YOUR designs, what YOU want me to share with my following. I am scared Lord, I have absolutely nothing in my mind as to what to come up with. I have never been on empty before. Lord, please inspire me with what I should do. Thank you Jesus, I trust in you." Now I don't remember the exact prayer, but it was something very close to that. Then I went to sleep.
About 2 hours later I woke up, and I saw designs moving all around my head. I grabbed a notepad and pen, and started jotting them down. They flowed like a river, one right onto the next. They were cohesive, and beautiful. I drew out 13 new designs right there as fast as I could, and I knew they were perfect. I said "Thank you Lord", and went back to sleep.
The next day I put them in metal on my steel block with my hand stamping. They all went into my line quickly, in time for the shows, and were some of the best selling, most loved designs I have ever made. Everyone was happy,over the top happy, my reps, my stores, and my collectors, my faithful fans who follow me.
So do I have faith? You bet I do! Do I believe, oh yes. Has this type of communication and answers happened to me since? Yes, many times.
I don't know why I am feeling so compelled to write this, right now at this time. But I do know there is a reason. I have faith that it will find the right person, and I believe it will help, console, give faith, whatever it is supposed to do, to whoever it should. I have learned through the years (although I admit I still need to give myself a reminder talking to once in a while) to do my best and go in faith that what should happen, will happen with faith and prayer. And so I write this.