Welcome to Precious Beginnings!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A beautiful creation made with some of my images

Check out these beautiful glass pendants made by Kim Jolley of Art By Accident.
These pendants were made using my images! How cool are they!

You can see all of here awesome creations on her blog:

The possibilities are endless!
You can see all the digital images that I have available
'Til next time.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Listing Alert! Bottle Caps with Holes

I just just listed some bottle caps with holes! Perfect for making your own necklaces, earrings, book bag tags, zipper pulls, keychains and even window charms...
What about some cute mini Christmas tree ornaments?
Add a jump ring and one of my cute beaded ornament hooks and you have the cutest mini tree ever!

I also have lots of SUPER CUTE new images for your bottle caps. There are about 150 so far! You can see them all here

Our family is taking a much deserved vacation to Disney from August 10-27 I will not be online at all during this time. If you need anything before I leave, please contact me ASAP! I will get it in them mail or emailed to you before we go.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Flat Bottle Cap Blanks

Flat Caps are super neat! They have the rubber seals removed and holes punched so they are ready for you to turn them into a ONE OF A KIND creation!

Perfect for pendants on necklaces, keychains, book bag tags, hair clippies, hair bow centers, earrings, scrapbooks, cards, and so much more!

I have lot's in stock! Email me for more info!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Digital Images are ready to GO!

Hello All!
After a lot of hours of working on Image Sheets - I am proud to announce that all of my images can be seen below in the slide show. Find something you like, then visit my Etsy site to purchase. www.PreciousBeginnings.Etsy.com Don't see exactly what you are looking for? Let me know what you need and I will gladly create custom images!
Till Next Post,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bottle Cap Blanks - Now available!!!

A new item has just been added to both my sites:

***I have THOUSANDS available at great prices:***
Qty 25 - 2.50
Qty 50 - 4.50
Qty 100 - 5.75
Qty 500 - 25.00
Qty 1000 - 45.00
Available with Holes ready for jump rings for necklaces or bead dangles for additional $2.50 per 25 ordered.
Check 'em out!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Images Now Available

Just a quickie update - I just listed some really cute St. Patrick's Day Bottle Cap 1 inch Circle images to my Etsy site. I think they are so darn cute and will be perfect for any bow center, necklace, earrings, or clippie!

And a Sweet Deal for any one that would like to comment - I will send you this image sheet that can be printed at any local photo processing lab. The price: $1.25!!!! Only until March 14th, 2009

So comment on this blog and your price for the St. Patrick's Day Image Sheet is only $1.25!

Until Next Blog - Take Care.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Digital Images for Creating Your Own Jewelry and Accessories

I have found my newest obsession!
Making digital images for Bottle Cap, Dog Tag, ClayDot and Disc It jewelry and accessories. I have used many of them myself and they are so much fun!!!

I love making bottle cap necklaces and key chains and even book bag bling! I'm having so much fun! Too much even...
Here is just a sample of what I have available - For more collections, please be sure to check out my Etsy store.
Are you looking for custom or personalized images? Let me know!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I'm Baaaaack!!!

I am so happy to be back on the computer. Things around here have been nuts! The holidays kept me hopping then a temp job and life in general. I had a wonderful holiday. We spent time with family that was long overdue.

I got a new computer program for Christmas that I finally figured out and now I am so excited to play with new images! So much so that I have created some really cool ones that I am selling on my Etsy site. http://www.PreciousBeginnings.etsy.com You can check it out and let me know what you think!

I hope to be able to update this blog much more often now that things are getting back to normal...As normal as it can get here anyway...LOL

Well, seeing as it's almost midnight, I am going to head to bed and get some sleep tonight. I have been so intrigued with the computer program that I have not been sleeping very much. I am addicted to the computer. There I said it...

And with that I am going to bed. Good night!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Sale at Precious Beginnings!!!

Finally, after weeks of preparation, I am proud to announce that all IN STOCK items are 25% off until December 3rd, 2008!   The items that are on sale can be found on my Etsy site.
Please be sure to read the information on the home page for more details about this sale.

If you are looking for other items you can see all available items on my Photobucket.
Note:  not all items are priced and detailed so if you are interested in any items posted on my Photobucket, contact me for more information.
Some items have multiple qtys so if you need more than one, please ask.

Don't forget to come see me at the Annual Holiday Faire in Wallingford, CT on December 7th
For all the details and vendor list visit this link:

Monday, November 3, 2008

Been Pretty Busy!

With the arrival of my new camera, there was a rush to find all the components to make it work. All the batteries in the house were dead and the memory cards were all in Kaitlin's messy room.  Once all the items were found. I went crazy taking pictures...

I have a BIG SALE coming very soon.  Keep watching for it!  I still have a lot of photos to take in the next couple of days and when they are ready to upload, you will be getting a great deal!  

Now back to taking more pictures!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My new camera is on it's way! WOO HOO!

I am so excited that I am finally going to receive a new (to me) camera. 

 I had a very unfortunate accident in June on the hottest day of the year. While setting up at a craft show, the temperature at 7am was humid and very hot and it was only getting hotter all day...YUCK!  I brought extra drinks to keep us all hydrated as setting up for a craft show is not easy work.  I set my camera in the foldable carry along chair and had a nice cold drink of gatorade.  Put the top back on and set it in the cup holder in the chair.  Things get moved over and over again while setting up as we never seem to set up the same way twice....

The chair got picked up and moved over a bit and the gatorade tipped into the chair...NBD since the cap was on, right?  Well, the cap wasn't on tight and it poured into my all time favorite camera ever.  It was damaged beyond repair.  *sniff*  So sad....

My camera was so awesome.  It took the best pictures.  It took a little getting used to in the beginning as does everything else but once I figured out how to use it, I didn't ever want another camera again.  Mine was in perfect condition.  Not scratches, nothing.  I treated so well because, like I said it was my favorite!  My hubby bought it for me 2 years ago because he knew that I wanted to take better pictures for  my crafts to sell on the internet.  

I finally found one on eBay and bought it...I got very nervous as the seller never contacted me at all until 5 days after purchasing it.  Not a good eBayer... He finally contacted me yesterday and gave me the tracking number... Should be here today or tomorrow  YAY!!!  

Once it arrives....Watch Out!!!!    I will be once again Picture Crazy!!!  I take it with me everywhere.  You never know when something just shouts..."Take a Picture of Me!"

And I will have to re-shoot all the pictures you see in the blog ...Those are not coming out very nice are they?...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Look Who Came To Visit Me

I took this picture from my kitchen window.  Right before I ran to get my camera this bear was no more than 8 feet away from me outside the window.  He looked back at me while I was walking towards the door to leave.  Good thing I saw him first!

Scared the ba-jeepers out of me!!!  He must of been at least 250 lbs.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tutu Bow Holder and 5 Pairs of Clippies Set

Tinkerbell Tutu Bow and Clippie holder. $15 each
Made to hold bows and hair clippies on the ribbon strands on the skirt but hangs as a beautiful decoration in the bathroom or child's room. This is lightweight yet sturdy. Marabou waist gives this bow holder a princess flair!

Also available in Pretty Princess Pink! Be sure to check back tomorrow as I should have pictures posted then!

(After I get a new dishwasher....*sniff* After 10 longs years of service, ours finally gave out today. Of course there was a full sink ready to be washed...as always!)

5 Pairs of Clippies sold all together as a set for $10 or each pair for $3

Beautiful and stylish. Stripes, wavey stripes, argyle, flowers and swirly dots all in the same tones of llight blue, green, pink and white
Please specify With or Without no-slip lining.

Interested in a custom 5 pair set? Contact me!
I would be happy to work with you to create a beautiful set of clippies just for you.

I will be posting more available clippies tomorrow! Keep Checking back!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

More New Items!!!

Skulls and Crossbones in Pink

Girlie Goth - Cute and Cool at the same time!

Pinwheel bows on Snap Clips

6.00 per set of 2  or $3.50 each

These are available in other styles of ribbon as well.  Contact me for your custom order!

Blue Saddle Stitch Snap Clippies

Very Cute and perfect to put on Beanies and Headbands...(pics coming soon!)

Lots of styles of ribbon available.  

All edges of ribbon is sealed to prevent fraying.

$6.00 per set of 2  or  $3.50 each

Friday, October 10, 2008

Here are the latest Bow Creations!

Pink Lady Bug Clippie
An adorable little lady bug on a green lined single prong alligator clip.

Made with premium quality grosgrain ribbon and clip.

$3.00 each

My Flower Garden of Hair Clippies

Beautiful flowers on single prong alligator clips, double prong alligator clips, and snap clips.

Perfect for attaching to the beautiful crochet headbands...(Pictures coming very soon)
$3.00 each

 Ice Cream Cone Bow!  

This bow is made of white and pink grograin ribbbon with a handmade ice cream cone center. 
Attached to a fully lined french clip.  

$4.00  each

Pictures are Coming!

Hello!   Welcome to my newest venture...I am so excited to be able to share with you what I am working on at any given time.

For those who don't yet know me, let me introduce myself.  

My name is Amanda and I live in Windsor, Connecticut.  I have a wonderful, supportive husband and 3 beautiful children.  
      I can't remember when I started sewing because my mom taught me how when I was very young.  I lost interest in it for a while but when I was getting married I really wanted to make a wedding quilt.  I cut squares of fabric, taped them to squares of thin cardboard, and set them out with fabric markers for my guests to sign and decorate.  After the wedding but before my first anniversary, I really got back into sewing and put together my wedding quilt.  Now, it is one beautiful and funtional memory from that special day.  I try to make clothes for my kids when I get the chance.  I have even ventured into dress shirts and ties for my husband and for my dad.  I really enjoy sewing and love making new stuff!

     I started crocheting when I was pregnant for my son in 2001.  I wanted to make him something special for when he was born.  I bought a book and some yarn and I practiced every chance I got.  I ended up making a blanket that would fit a twin size bed and it was crooked.  Not my best work by any means but it was something special.  It was my first finished project.  From that point on, I was hooked  (no pun intended).  I started looking all over for new patterns and ideas and when I got better and better I started making my own patterns so that I could make exactly what I wanted not what someone else had created.  I still use some patterns but I change a lot about them so that they are beautiful to me and exactly what I want. 

     I was invited to a friends baby shower and was at a loss for what to get her.  I had the option of going to buy items from her registry but I also wanted to do something a little more special and handmade.  I started with a diaper cake.  I had all these diapers that my kids outgrew before they could use them and I had been saving them for just this occasion, so I went shopping and found some really cute accessories for the cake and created something that had people really taking notice.  I had a glimmer of hope that what I create may be worth something to someone else.  I decided that I was going to make more stuff and put it on a website and this has just grown from there.  I have thousands of ideas of new items but I just don't have the time yet to make all that I want.  I am a full time mom and wife, and part time business owner.  I have a pretty full plate but some how I manage to stay up all hours (usually until about 1-2am) after the kids go to bed.  That's my time to get stuff done.  I hope that all my hard work is worth it.  Hearing the wonderful comments from all that have purchased really makes it seem like I am doing something right!


     I created this website in April 2006 and I do craft fairs in upstate NY around where I grew up and in CT where I am now.  I hope to see you at one of them as I continue on this journey to fulfill my dream of crafting and someday owning my own store.

You can see some pictures of me and my family on Facebook, if you are interested...Click Here
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You can also check out my MySpace page...Click Here
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 I am currently working on taking pictures of the newest items available at my website.  Soon you will be able to check out my Hair Flair and so much more!

You can always check out what I currently have by visiting www.PreciousBeginningsLLC.com  I specialize in custom handmade gift creations for babies, kids and women.  

Diaper Babies are the most unique gift to give for a new baby or at a shower.  I can always customize anything you see there, so feel free to contact me any time!

'Til next post,
Take care!