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....


Thursday, June 10, 2010


In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness;

for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. ..
Romans 8:26, 27, 28

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pennies from Heaven

This was a special bracelet for a friend of mine, Jennifer.
Her Great Grandmother, GG, died 1 year ago, May 30th.

Her Grandmother would always say that the pennies you find are pennies from heaven and would pick them up and save them.

Jennifer's husband, Kyle, knowing that the 1 year anniversary date was close and would be extremely hard for Jen asked me to make 'something' special.

I asked him some questions and knowing that pennies played a special roll in Jennifer and GG's relationship I knew I would have to incorporate at least one.
Since GG was born in 1922 I thought a penny with that date would be extra special.
Kyle was able to find one in his dad's stash of old coins and drilled it for me!! YaY!!

The beach was also very special to both of them, so I used shells and fresh water pearls and some hollow lampwork beads. I etched some of the lampwork beads to make them look more like beach glass.
I also used both of their birthstones, Sapphires and Diamonds (crystals)
The heart that dangles on the end has a 'G' on one side and another 'G' on the other side.
I loved creating this bracelet,
thanks Kyle!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

redeemed... make something acceptable or pleasant in spite of its negative qualities or aspects

Ephesians 1:7
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Day!

I've had this metal tray forever, my mom bought it in Mexico on a family vacation when I was about 14 years old.
I don't remember if she ever really used it, but I always liked it. I think it’s the curvy edges.
Anyway, it was kind of an ugly grayish metal that always looked dirty and black stuff came off of it when you touched it.
I spray painted it white 10 or 15 or a hundred years ago and have used it constantly.
I've been wanting to repaint it for a while and finally decided to paint it with chalk board paint! Now I can write a message celebrating whatever the occasion is.