Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!! last questions for the Giveway!!

the first of three comes from my daughter paige...

1. what's red, white and blue all over?

2. what's your favorite firework?
mine's the one that after it explodes,they go every which way like worms in the sky.

3. your favorite patriotic song AND a verse to support your answer!

see you on facebook!


Sunday, July 3, 2011

new question and giveaway details...

favorite songs...
one that makes you laugh.
one that makes you cry.
one that makes you want to dance!

make a comment on my FB page HERE~ Up to 3 comments a day.
~ Tell your friends.
~ Check back daily for new questions.

Winner will get a $50.00 the gift certificate (credit) to spend at my Etsy store. The gift certificate has no cash value and can only be spent at my Esty store.

Click HERE for a peek.

the contest starts June 29th at 12:00 am (pdt: pacific daylight time) and ends on July 5th at 11:59 p.m (pdt)

for more details see post on June 28, 2011 ‘summer giveaway 2011’

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer giveaway!! win a $50.00 gift certificate!!

There's still time to enter the drawing!!

make a comment on my FB page HERE~ Up to 3 comments a day.
~ Tell your friends.
~ Check back daily for new questions.

Winner will get a $50.00 the gift certificate (credit) to spend at my Etsy store. The gift certificate has no cash value and can only be spent at my Esty store.

Click HERE for a peek.

the contest starts June 29th at 12:00 am (pdt: pacific daylight time) and ends on July 5th at 11:59 p.m (pdt)

for more details see post on June 28, 2011 ‘summer giveaway 2011’

Thursday, June 30, 2011

question three...make me laugh!

Tell me about an embarrassing or funny thing that's happened to you or that you did in the last twelve months, okay if it's really funny, you can go back further then a year.
If you can make it funny AND keep it to ONE word, I'll give you and extra entry!!

remember you get to answer 3 times!

AND if you get a friend to 'Like' my page and make a comment you'll get your name entered in the drawing again...and again...and... you know what I mean.
If you want the details read below... otherwise go HERE!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

summer give away 2011!

it's time for another give away!! WOO-Hoo!!
this time the prize is a $50.00 gift certificate to my Etsy store.

I'm going to try to keep this short and sweet...(and simple?)

the contest will start June 29th at 12:00 am (pdt: pacific daylight time) and end on July 5th at 11:59 p.m (pdt)

1.Using only ONE word, comment on a question that will be posted here
2. A new question will be asked daily, so be sure to check back!
3. Enter up to three, YES!! 3 times a day!! for every comment you make, your name will be entered in the drawing. (no more then 3 comments a day!)
4. Tell your friends!!
Each person you refer will be entered in the giveaway as long as they 'Like' my FB page, make a comment and tell me who referred them.
for every new friend you refer, YOUR name will be entered again. WOOT!!!
4. Write your one word answer/comment on my FB page Click HERE But don't go back yet!!

SO, to recap...
~ make a ONE word comment.
~ Up to 3 comments a day.
~ Tell your friends.
~ Check back daily for new questions.
~Comment on FaceBook by clicking HERE
the gift certificate has no cash value!! and can only be spent at my Esty store.
Click here for a peek.

If you're still with me...

the latest question is...

Anklet or Earrings??

Friday, June 3, 2011

season of giving...

I donated this 30 inch necklace to my daughters High school band and color guard silent auction...
The colors are amazing and neutral, turquise colored glass, animal prints, browns,blues.... and can be worn with just about anything!

Lots of Lampwork glass beads, freshwater pearls, citrine, sterling silver, pewter, swarovski crystals.

I hope it does well...
(minimum bid is $100.00)

I might have to bid on it myself!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

mercy, peace and love...

Jude 1:2
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

sterling silver and *redeemed glass necklace

Mercy charm:
This glass box charm was created using a sterling silver shaped heart that was forged by hand with the word ‘Mercy’ stamped in to the silver, it was then oxidized and encased in glass and soldered using high content sterling silver solder. The back side of this charm has the verse from Jude 1:2 …May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Peace charm:
the peace charm is made of sterling silver, I hand forged and shaped the silver by hand then soldered it together and slightly oxidized it.

Love charm:
The glass heart charm which represents the ‘love’ in the verse was made from a ‘redeemed’ bottle. The glass was melted at about 1700 degrees using a torch when the glass liquefies it’s then hand shaped into a heart.
The heart was then kiln annealed over a 9 hour process to help relieve the stress in the glass.
It was then framed using copper and soldered with a high content sterling silver solder.
* Redeemed: to make something acceptable or pleasant in spite of it's negative qualities or aspects.

The ball chain measures 30” and is made of metal.

If you have any questions or comments or for my latest creations you can find me on facebook by going to

thank you,
patricia Robitaille

Romans 4:7 & 8 "Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight.
Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin."

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We have a winner!!

and once again, I have spend WAY too much time trying to upload the video, so you get still pictures instead.

This is my beautiful assistant and youngest daughter Paige, ready to throw a dart at the winning Balloon...

And the Lucky winner is...

Congratulations Carrie! email me at with your address.
Thanks for playing!!
Have a merry Christmas!!
Be sure to check out my Etsy store for original and one of a kind Christmas gifts!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

happy holiday give away!!

yeah, yeah, I know you've seen wine charms and everybody seems to have a least one set somewhere in the cupboard from years gone by, but these are different!

Yep, you're going to want a set of these Recycled/Redeemed lampwork glass charms for all the festivities comin' up and for year round because they're not screaming of red and green, so they'll look just as incredible by the pool this summer.

They attach to the stem of a glass with ball chain instead of the wires that seem to stretch out and lose their shape.

Another added bonus.. you don't have to remove them from your glass when the parties over..I'm loving that!

The glass charms won't fade or change colors..ever!
(the stainless ball chain might show wear though, but that will just add character..right?)

Okay, enough of the blamering on with the 'Give Away' rules...

1. The contest starts today,right now! Saturday November 27, 2010 and ends Friday December 3rd at 6:00pm (PST) the winner will be announced by Sunday, December 5th.
2. to enter go to my Facebook Web Page: patricia Robitaille jewelry
3. 'Like' my page and make a comment so I can count you in on the contest!
If your aready a friend/fan you only have to make a comment and refer friends.
4. Enter only once a day. (I'll know if you enter more often! tisk-tisk!)
5. Your name will be added again for every 'New' friend that you refer who 'likes' my page and makes a comment.(new friends/fans as of today 11/27/10)

I think that's about it, let me know if you have any questions :)

thanks for playing and refering your friends,
pssst... they can also be purchased at my Etsy shop

Saturday, September 11, 2010

a perfect day at the beach

I LOVE this bracelet! I've been thinking about it for the longest time and FINALLY got it together and out of my head yesterday.

It's made of seven Hollow beads and the colors are ocean-y blues.

My plan was to list it on Etsy, I even took a bunch of pictures (that's why there's a penny with it, so potential buyers can see the size of the beads)

I made the mistake (?) of wearing it to lunch at the beach with my childhood friend Maribeth and now i can't sell it because I love it!

At lunch I wore it with two chunky Treasure beach bracelets, then later in the day I wore it alone.

As a result, I've spent all morning making more hollow beads.
I'll list another in a few days.
I hope you like it too.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Drum roll please...

This is how the winning names were chosen... I assigned numbers to each name that made a comment on My Facebook web page over the past two weeks, which made you eligible to win the Recycled glass Anklet. We went to the 99 cent store a bought a ton of ping pong balls and numbered them. Then, we and put the initials of each person that recommended a friend to my FB page Your names (intials) were entered once for every new friend you sent to my page. Having your intials on a ball(s) made you eligible to win the Beach bracelet. Next we dumped all the balls into the Jacuzzi and when the first ball fell out of the spill over we had our WINNERS!! YaY!! You can watch the video to see the process and results or scroll down…. Anklet Winner!! Beach Bracelet Winner!! Congratulations!!! Thanks for participating!!
Lizzy Foster Sands is the winner of the Recycled glass Anklet and
(DJ) Debra Lea Johnson is the winner of the Beach bracelet!!!

I couldn't get the video to load..sorry =(

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sea Trash Giveaway!!

Recycled Heart of Glass anklet…

AND… this Beach bracelet!

To win the Anklet:

If you’re not already a ‘Friend/fan’ on Facebook become one by hitting the ‘You Like This’ button on the right side of this blog.
Then go to: patricia Robitaille jewelry (click on my name and it'll take you right to my facebook page!) make a comment on the Facebook page. Keep it simple.
Tah-Dah!! You’re now entered in the drawing!!

To win the Beach bracelet:

Recommend a friend who’s NOT already a Friend/Fan on Facebook (as of 7/16/10) to: patricia Robitaille jewelry (click on my name and it'll take you right to my facebook page)

For every one of your friends that becomes a Friend/Fan and makes a comment telling me who recommended them, their name will be entered in the Anklet drawing and YOUR name (YOU the recommending friend) will be entered in the BRACELET giveaway.

To recap:
• Existing and new ‘friends/fans make a comment to be entered in the anklet give-a-way.
• You only need to comment once.
• Contest starts July 16, 2010 and ends July 30, 2010 11:59 p.m (PST)
• To win the BRACELET, recommend your friends and your name will be entered to win the bracelet.
• The more friends you recommend the more chances you have to win the beautiful beach bracelet!! Hooray for you!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

saving labels one bottle at a time!

How to safely remove labels from bottles.

This is the method I like to use, it works for me most of the time.

Some labels, like champagne and beer bottles seem to be a little tougher to remove. The glue on champagne bottles seems stronger, doesn't soften up as much and the glue gets a little brittle. (Beer bottles: buy a 6 pack! you can try all kinds of different methods!)

This is just my experience, yours may be different.

These are the tools you will need to have ready to go:

An oven, preheat to 200 degrees.
A sharp straight edge razor blade.
1 or 2 oven mitts or pot holders.
A CLEAN cotton kitchen towel.
Acid free card stock paper to mount your label onto (while it's warm and sticky)

1. Preheat your oven

2. Rinse your bottle(s) out before baking, otherwise you get baked on wine in the bottle, kind of gross and you (I) can't get it clean after baking.

3. Place your clean bottle on the oven shelf.

4. Heat up for about 10 mins.

5. Use a clean oven mitt or kitchen towel to remove the bottle from the oven. It'll be hot, but not 'On fire-molten hot' don't be afraidy cat.

6. Have another clean towel folded on the counter where you're going to be working to lean your bottle on.

7. Pick up the razor blade CAREFULLY! you don't need to get any blood on your label!
Start to work the razor blade under the edge of the label, just to get it off the bottle, then use your fingers to peel away the label,
The label will be really sticky, don't let it roll up on itself.

8. Have your card stock ready and on a flat surface.
Quickly place your label onto the paper, use some care when you mount it, unless you use a big piece of paper that you can cut after you mount it, that will give you room for error.
(I precut my paper to 5 1/2" to 8 1/2" to fit the journal book I keep my labels in).

9. Clean up the sticky glue left on your bottle with Goo-gone, then rinse the bottle with warm soapy water to remove the goo-gone.

!0. Now the glass is ready to be sent to me!
You can have a wonderful piece of jewelry made from your special bottle.
To save on postage you can bust the bottle yourself and send me some of the glass instead of the entire bottle....