Monday, October 25, 2010

a little more done...

The latest:


You can see I added the phrase, "We can all travel down the path of our dreams". It is from a quote of mine on one of my sterling bracelets, which I changed a bit for this collage. I painted more color also, can you see the difference? Somehow I still have an empty space in the middle!! I was thinking of a mirror, or is that too weird??
I am going to do more stamping up the left side and some around the sun. I need to get it finished so I can get my kitchen table back!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Friends Sale" ends tomorrow night & a Special Bonus

This is a special sale for followers, readers, and friends of Toby and Max Jewelry who are invited to save 25% off EVERYTHING you order. My post below has all the details. This Sale is NOT mentioned on my website, it is only for YOU, my friends and followers!!

As a Special Bonus, go to My FaceBook page here: and click on the "LIKE" button, and I will give you an extra $5.00 off on your order! And that will also give you another way to keep up with my special sales to my "friends" only!! Its a good thing!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

5 day SALE~ 25% off EVERYTHING!


For our loyal friends and followers, here's a special sale just for you! Now is the time to get those pieces that you know you've been wanting, and also get holiday gifts for the special people in your life.

Don't wait as the price of sterling is skyrocketing and our prices will soon have to be increased.

This is your chance to get fabulous Toby and Max handmade sterling designs at a large discount AND at "last years" silver prices!!!! Give a gift that will last a lifetime and always remind them of you.

You pick, and we ship, either to you or to your recipients. Each item is beautifully wrapped and includes a note card with your own greeting! If your recipient would prefer a different design, exchanges are easy. No worries! Really!

Wow! Look at our NEW MINI PENDANTS! These affordable gifts make GREAT little stocking stuffers. Choose from You're my Cupcake", "Love you to the Moon and Back" and "Bad to the Bone" adorable 3-d sterling charms.

Please use coupon code - Loyalty -and order soon, as this offer is only good for the next 5 days!! (ends at midnight Oct. 25th)

If you are shopping for more than one friend and have different address for us to send to, just tell us which items go to which address in the "comments box" and we will take care of everything for you. If there is any question at all, we will ask you for clarification, so you have a "no worries" experience when ordering.

Our family here at Toby and Max appreciate your friendship and loyalty to our high quality American made products. We always keep your wishes close to our hearts and send you blessings throughout the year.


xoxo Sandy


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Join my new club!!

For all of you who have been waiting to order, my "Bad to the Bone" sterling necklace is now on my website. It is $22. on the website, but if you put in comments "BAD TO THE BONE CLUB DISCOUNT", your price is only $18.00!! (for a limited time) So, join now!! Don't forget your DOG wants to wear one too!!
See for yourself how cute it is and order info.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Having a little fun playing today

I thought I would try a collage type mixed media painting 'sort of thing'. I am so inspired looking at my friends collage art over on FaceBook that I decided to try one today. It is just the beginning, I still have to do a lot of embellishment around the edges, but I have this giant space in the middle (how did that happen?) and I thought I would ask for ideas from all of you. I just wanted to have fun and I did have BIG fun doing this, but I would also like to finish it with something good. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Crazy Bloggers club!

It's not even on the website yet it is so new, and I have already been getting so many people who want to wear this little sterling "Bone" charm, that I thought I would start a club! After all, serious bloggers, got to be tough, diligent, interesting, cool, and of course a little "bad to the bone" to be able to do all that on a regular basis!! Right now it is only $18.00 and comes on a 20" chain ready to wear. I will be wearing one, how about you. I can post pics of all the 'club members' wearing their 'bones'!! So email me directly if you want to join the club!!

Who's your Cupcake?

Wouldn't your daughter just love this??? How cute and just under 1" tall and comes on a chain ready to wear.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Who do you LOVE this much????

Finally got a professional pic!! It is not quite 1" tall and comes on a chain ready to wear!

Brand new, I just got them finished. They are not even on my website yet, so if you want one please email me directly at to reserve yours from my first batch!! "I Love you to the Moon and back". The price now is $22.00, but may be higher when it goes on the website since sterling is skyrocketing.
Do you like it?? I think it just turned out so cute!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Donating to Breast Cancer Research

For this month of October I am donating to Breast Cancer research for every sale on any of these 3 items: "I am a Survivor" cuff bracelet; "Bless this Woman" neck tag; and "WARRIOR" (I am STRONG) cuff bracelet.

It is something that has affected most of us, whether a friend, a relative or ourselves. If you ever thought of giving a gift to the special person, a gift that gives hope, and inspires, now is the time as part of your payment will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I thank you for participating in the very important fight.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Had to share this--Touching & Funny!!

HOMELESS MAN'S FUNERAL...To good to keep to myself, have to pass it on.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was no-where in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man. And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."

Apparently, I was still lost

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cupcakes are here!!!

I finally have some finished! They turned out so nice. Very layered 3-D with the frosting, sprinkles, and hearts. So cute, but I only have a few and they are not even on the website yet, so if you wanting one of these cuties, email me quickly.
I probably should have waited till I got a better picture, but I just had to show you. I love them. Wouldn't your daughter love having one of these to wear. Or maybe you should wear it for her!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Am I crazy!? I tried out for a play this morning!!

I can't quite believe it myself. I started taking acting classes a couple months ago and our teacher who is a retired acting coach from southern california is directing a new play, and I actually got up the nerve to go and "read"!! The whole experience is so interesting, from all the things to learn about how to act, (and not be "acting") to how try-outs are done. We are supposed to find out tonight who gets parts and which ones. I don't care, I don't need to be in the play, not even sure if I want to be, I just wanted to experience the 'readings' with other people who were trying-out and soak in the new experience.

See, I am really quite shy, and I thought this whole thing would be good for me to expand my boundaries and do something that was a bit uncomfortable. I had no idea that it would be so much FUN!