Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Only 2 days left for the sale...

Last minute notice if you want to get super prices!! Sale ends December 10th at midnight.

Thank you to everyone who has ordered and added to their collection of Toby and Max jewelry. We understand it is a careful decision these days as to where you spend your money. You are appreciated! And my dog Oscar thanks you too for his bones!!

Have a great Holiday and Christmas!

xoxo Sandy, Tracy, Oscar Noodles the Poodles, and a few other work people and helpers.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Adorable new designs

These cuties are in very limited numbers right now, and oh so affordable, the 2 smaller pendants on the right are only $22.00! Sale ends December 10th, so best shop soon."I am so excited to share my new jewelry with you! I love these little designs! They are just so doggone cute, as well as versatile and very affordable. Stack them up on a chain or cord for a necklace, or wrap around your wrist for a charm bracelet!
I think they are sexy!"

Also available in earrings....
Go to www.TobyandMax.com/store and click on NEW.

And last but not least ... our most favorite dog phrase, on a cuff! After getting so many requests for this, how could we refuse?
"Be the person your dog thinks you are" on the top, with 2 cute 3D dog bones on each side of the phrase.

If you don't want to order online, feel free to call it in at 541-997-7766
Why don't you forward this email to a friend with gift ideas!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Be the Person your DOG thinks you are" is ready!

A lot of dog people have been waiting for me to make this bracelet into a cuff which has been so popular in my links design. I have just finished it and here it is. It is truly adorable, just like your pups, with a tiny 3-d dog bone on each end of the words. Isn't it the cutest!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Are you wondering what to give?

Give a gift that has meaning. Toby and Max Jewelry has words that mean something to both the giver and receiver. Share your love, your appreciation, your dreams, your confidence and belief with another. Solid sterling that will last a lifetime and be treasured as a reminder of you for all time.


To make life easier, we will ship directly to your friend or loved one with a beautifully wrapped package and notecard with your words.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Need some Cheap Therapy??

Have you seen the fabulous art paper and inspired words from CHEAP THERAPY? I just love that name. Cheap Therapy, I can go there! Well, Lisa, the owner artist is a wonderful inspirational person who makes all her paper notecards, posters, and so much more by hand. Go by and take a look. www.CheapTherapy.net I know you will feel refreshed by her thoughts and inspired by her work.

Lisa sells Cheap Therapy exclusively to her business partners. If you happen to be a wholesale buyer who'd like to offer Cheap Therapy to your customers, contact Lisa at cheaptherapy@embarqmail.com for partnership details. Mention Toby and Max to receive a 20% discount on your first order! (This offer can't be combined with other special offers Lisa may be offering at the time of your order.)

If there is not a store near you that sells Cheap Therapy, there a link at the bottom of her page for Creative Artworks, where you can buy retail online.

One of my favorites is this one of course!

"Dogs aren't your whole life, but they make your life whole".

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Favorite Cuff for Dog Lovers on its way!

Dog lovers, your new bracelet is almost ready! One of the favorite phrases on my link bracelet, "Be the person your DOG thinks you are" is now going to also be offered on a cuff! I have had many good folks ask me to put these words on a cuff for easy wearing and it is almost ready! I will have these in time for Christmas. As soon as I get the first one finished I will snap a pic and post it here.

And the design is very cute with a little 3-d dogbone on each end of the words. Quite a nice conversation piece and a great gift for your dog loving friends.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

While walking to town, always with my camera in my pocket, I found a bee that would actually stay still long enough for me to get a shot. Good bee, good bee. Oh yes, I have been without my dog for too long.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Some Amazing Jewelry

If you want to see some completely amazing jewelry and what I call works of art jewelry, please visit my friend's sites linked below. Amazing pieces! This pic is just a 'tasty'!

David Robbins Art and
David Robbins more and different

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I received this note today..

"my pendant from toby and max jewelry came and i am so excited! it is gorgeous, and i love it and i don’t know if i will ever take it off!
thank you sandy, for having the contest, i am so glad i was the winner! huzzah, huzzah.

you are very welcome Renee, enjoy!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Renee was so excited to hear she had won. Here's what she had to say,

"Dear Sandy,
oh my gosh--you just totally made my day!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Tears are streaming down my face.
I feel so honored and deliriously happy. It is so perfect. thank you.
This is so encouraging and beautiful -- i am full of tearful joy...

I am so happy too Renee,

Monday, September 7, 2009

And the Winner is....

RENEE ALTSON!!! Congratulations Renee, you are the winner of my sterling "Protect Me" pendant!! I will be contacting you shortly to get your address to mail the gift. (If you see this first you can email me directly).

A big thank you to all you wonderful folks who took the time to leave comments about their favorite Toby and Max jewelry pieces. I have enjoyed reading all of the comments and it makes me very happy to know that the meaning behind my jewelry has touched all of you in a special way.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tomorrow -- The Winner!

Tomorrow I will announce the lucky winner of my first sterling give-away contest. Check back Monday evening and see if its you!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Designs Coming-any special requests?!

I am designing some new earrings and smaller pendants that will be ready in time for holiday 09. I thought this would be a good time to get any special requests or feedback from my readers on what you would like. I have some exciting ideas and I would like to hear yours. This is your chance to have input into my design process. You may leave a comment below, or email me directly at Sandy@TobyandMax.com.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just a few more days to enter my Sterling giveaway!

If you haven't entered yet, scroll down a couple post to "Do you Want to Win This" and go to the comments below that post and tell me what is your favorite piece. Its easy, and if you want to check out all my pieces to know which is your favorite just go to my website www.TobyandMax.com and take a look.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Great People in Panama!

I just love this guy. He always has a big smile and his vegetable stand is one of many in the farmers mercado building. I buy pineapples (pina's) from him and he picks just the right one to cut into either that day or the next day, whatever I request. The best pineapples I have ever had for $1-1.50. And mangos, I love those mangos, depending, I get either 4 or 6 mangos for 1.00! And avacados, .25 cents each!!!

I just love the people here, they are always smiling and friendly and eager to help. FOR EXAMPLE; I bought a small lamp the other day at a pharmacy (farmacia) gift shop and it didn't have a light bulb in it. It must have been the manager that was helping me cause he was dressed in a nice suit and went into his office and brought out a light bulb for me to try. (I am sure he took it out of one of his own lamps). "Good, can I buy the light bulb?" "No" he says (it really wasn't the right type of bulb, it was more of a spot light), "I need a light bulb for my lamp" I say. Now mind you, I am trying to speak in espanol, which is not a pretty picture, and I am smiling and moving my hands and trying to get the point across, and he disappears. Umm, he was gone so fast, where did he go? My lamp is there, so I wait looking at other stuff in the store for maybe 2 minutes, and in the door he comes with a huge smile and a brand new light bulb, in the box, in his hand!!! He shows me the receipt, .30 cents. He had gone down to a store a few doors down and bought one for me!!!!! Oh my, I was astounded!! What service, but what a lovely thing for him to do! And he looked even happier than I did!

Did I mention, I just love the people here!!

Question for Dog People...

I am thinking of making a new cuff bracelet design that says "Be the Person Your DOG Thinks You Are". I have it on a link bracelet now, but have had several requests for it to be on a cuff, so I thought I would ask you; my friends, collectors, dog lovers, etc.
Would you like to see this added to my collection?? Please comment below. And if you mention CONTEST, it will also enter you in the contest for my sterling Protect Me pendant. Hard to beat that deal!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Want to win THIS?!! .......Be part of my first Contest!

This contest is closed, but there is a new contest started 7/23/10 that will be going on for about a month. Check my blogs current post for info.

This is a substantial piece of Sterling. Not the light weight, can't tell if you have them on, (or lose them) neck charms that are so common now. I made this pendant first in clay, forming the wings into a beautiful sculpture. Then on the back I stamped the words "Protect Me". You can use this as a talisman for protection, a reminder that you are not alone, or just as a beautiful piece of sterling art. It is almost 1" across and quite thick. Reminds me of those lost treasures that are found at sea, when the trunks are opened and all the silver and gold coins fall out.

You can win this "treasure" by simply leaving a comment below telling me what your favorite Toby and Max piece of jewelry is. If you need to visit my website to browse all my designs click here to go to www.TobyandMax.com BUT, DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK HERE TO THIS BLOG POST to leave your comment. (COMMENTS are listed at the end of this post, click, and you can read all the comments left or you can click on the Jump to Comments Form and leave your comment.) AND, BE SURE TO include your first name and your email address or some way I can contact you if you should win the contest. Also, just to make it a tad more interesting please put the name of the state or country you are currently in.
Contest is over the end of August, so enter now, and I will notify the lucky winner shortly thereafter.

ALSO, if you can't wait, or want one for a friend, then now is the time to buy, as I have just put them on sale. 25% off only for the length of the contest. Click here to go to sale.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I have to share my new find!!

I blogged about her on my travel blog www.SandyBeginsHerAdventures.blogspot.com , but am posting here in case you missed it there. Isn't she cool!
I love her face. She is carved wood, (except the wings are metal) and she is from Guatamala. I bought her here in Boquete, Panama at the store I blogged about before Casa Colonial. She is such fun to have around. I put her on a little table in the corner of my livingroom and I am going to put a spot light on her as soon as I figure out how to get one to work.
I didn't notice the golden boots till I got her home! She has a few fingers missing, but I think that makes her more interesting and handmade looking. She is about 2 feet tall.
Oh, and she has some cracks in her; but don't we all!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lets travel together to Panama!

I am spending some time in Panama, Central America, in this small, quaint little town in the highlands surrounded by coffee plantations. yum yum. I would love to have you join me. Here is my travel blog: www.SandyBeginsHerAdventures.blogspot.com. You can leave me feedback, suggestions, or if there is anything in particular you would like to know about.
Hasta Pronto, (see 'ya soon!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"I Will" do and be many things

I Will ..... be more outgoing.
I Will ..... create art.
I Will ..... be brave.
I Will ..... eat less.
I Will ..... be the best I can be.
I Will ..... succeed.
I Will ..... travel more.
I Will ..... Survive.

You decide what special empowerment this unique pod shaped pendant will give to you! To me it represents many things, growing, learning, exploring, and living brave everyday. The words "I Will" are stamped on the back. Approximately 2" long. 
ON SALE right NOW!
click here for more pics

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cat Lovers - I know you are out there!

What a cutie!! All sterling pin a little over 1" tall with a tie tack pin back. How many cat lovers do you know that would enjoy a little gift from you? and its on a BIG SALE! Don't ask me why, sometimes I just want to put something different on special. Now $35.00, regularly $55.00.

See, I don't only love dogs, I love cats and their people too!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Congratulations Graduates, and always "Believe in Yourself"

This is a gift that has a great meaning behind it. (Literally, the words are on the inside so they are private for the wearer). This gift will be appreciated forever. And it's made right here by hand, in the u.s.a.!
"Believe in Yourself" shown above for women info click here
And for a larger version that is a heavy duty man size (plain on the top) click here

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thinking Graduation??

This handly sterling keychain is so appropriate for someone starting out in lifes new adventures. "God Bless" on the front, and "ME" on the back!!!! A nice momento of meaning to give a loved one. Looks great when we wrap it up in a cute box with ribbon with a note enclosed with your personal wishes. (All included in price.)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Remember seeing Lupines when you were a kid?

I always enjoyed the fields full of beautiful blue wavy lupines while I was growing up in Napa Valley. This week I traveled there to visit my mom and the lupines were blooming everywhere. I rolled down the window and drew in the sweet fragrance of grape soda!! Thats what they smell like to me, it was wonderful.
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Graduation time is coming!

We have several very special solid sterling bracelets that make the perfect gift for graduation day! Giving these special pieces with affirmative phrases is a wonderful daily reminder to your graduate that their future is a time of hope and dreams! Click here to see several bracelet designs.
And for a truly wonderful link bracelet that has several words of wisdom on both the front and the back of each sterling link click here. (shown at top).
To make your gift giving easier for those graduations that are far from you, we will happily wrap your gift beautifully and send a card with your special message directly to your graduate. (what a nice gift to receive and actually wear during graduation!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Your MOM should have one

Solid Sterling made in the USA. An appropriate gift for Mom and for good friends, don't you think?!! Use code BLOGMOM for 10% off before May 1st!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Delicate sterling flower with 4 sided bronze wired heart dangling below from sterling earwire with gold plated ball accent.The components are my original design & made by bending and cutting metal and stamping in designs with a hammer one by one. Finished pieces are then oxidized and polished several times to bring out the luster of both metals.Very refreshing and comfortable to wear with the subtle movement. Approx 2 inches long. Lovely to give as a gift if you can bear to part with them. $44.50

Monday, February 9, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

X Marks the Spot! (of my heart!)

Large, bold, sterling heart pendant that I hand-stamped and then soldered a brass X (that I cut out with a jewelers saw--much like a hacksaw) and a 3D dot! X does indeed mark the spot of my heart, or yours, should you decide to purchase. Espresso brown adjustable cord with 2 brass matching beads that tie together nicely with the pendant. Also available on black cord or chain. Only a very few of these are available. Heart is almost 2" long!
For more info click here

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dog Lovers Special Valentine

"Be the Person your DOG thinks You Are". Handmade ONE at a TIME, hammered, stamped, soldered, polished, oxidized and polished again.A much loved classic design, very few made. (This is my last one from my private collection.) Brass Bone on the front with the the words: "kind", "wise", "gentle" stamped on the back. SOLD! Some lucky dog lover will be receiving a nice gift! Thank you.
And to see all the NEW designs just listed (they are so cute!) click here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Valentines Gift for your best bud!!

A very pretty 3D heart with wings are atop this cuff with "I Am Blessed To Have A Friend Like You" on the inside. It's a really sweet bracelet - your friend will love you for it! (even more than she already does).

Click here for info and purchase sale price

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Caring and Sharing when it counts the most....

The letter below is so meaningful to me. This is why I do what I do. To hopefully make a difference in peoples lives. Thank you Betsy for your kind heart and giving soul.

Hi Sandy,
My name is Betsy. I live in TN, just outside of Nashville. I have worn your silver cuffs for a few years now. My very favorite is "It will be alright." I used to buy these from Femail Creations but they quit carrying them. I thought all was lost. You see, I would give them away to women I would see who were having a hard time. I gave my first one to my mother when she lost her best friend about three years ago. When I had to go to rehab and leave my four daughters for a month, she gave the cuff back to me. While in rehab I met a dear woman who was really struggling. I gave her the cuff and told her to keep it as long as she needed it and then pass it on to someone who needed it more. I came home and ordered many more over the next couple of years, wearing them and then giving them away. I had given my last one away when they quit carrying them. My mother gave me one I had bought to replace hers and I have worn it for the past year. When I found your website with your cuffs, I almost died!!! I immediately bought another one for my mother. I also bought three others that I loved. I stack them on my left arm and don't wear anything else. My daughters love my cuffs. I also wear my "One Day at a Time" cuff every day. I just bought the men's version for a friend of mine who is celebrating 17 years in recovery on Friday. Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful cuffs and tell you what they have meant to me!!!xoxo betsy