Monday, August 30, 2010

Full Throttle Magazine 4th Annual Biker Build Off

Congratulations to Deadwood Choppers NY for taking home the "Best of the Best" award with the "Termite's Delight"Deadwood went up against Copper Mike of Gravesend Cycles & Choas Cycles - 2010 Build-Off Champions - for the title "BEST of the Biker Build-Offs"

The event was jam-packed with people showing their support for the builders, Full Throttle Magazine and The Make-A-Wish Foundation.  All of the proceeds raised at the 8th Annual Full Throttle Anniversary Party / 4th Annual Biker Build-Off Competition went to benefit this wonderful foundation.

In case you aren't already aware, Deadwood Choppers NY has built many well-known bikes including The Victory Junction - which made its debut on the Nascar circuit at the Pocono Racetrack in PA earlier this year, and graced the Cover of the August 2010 of Full Throttle Magazine.


I've learned that I have to do things when I'm inspired to do them.  There is a divine plan that comes with my bouts of epiphany, even if I can't see it at the moment.  Maybe "divine" is too strong a word, but read on & I'll think you"ll get what I'm trying to say.

A good example of what I'm trying to convey is the two finger quartz skull ring.  One night I was inspired to make it and list it right away.  Now this is something I usually never do - I have pieces sitting in trays that were created back in February that have still not made it to the website for sale.  Anyway, within 10 hours of listing the skull quartz double ring it sold! 

They say there is a teacher for every student.  And I believe that can be taken one step further - "there is a designer for every style".  What I mean is...every time I'm inspired to create something, there is already a person for whom it is destined.  If I keep the momentum going by photographing and listing the piece as soon as it's created then it is likely to find it's home sooner rather than later.  Catch my drift?

Another good example of this is the Glow in the Dark Quartz ring - within 30 minutes of listing this ring it sold! I immediately had a request for a silver version & happen to have one more stone on hand with which to fulfill the request.

I can't take all the credit for the Glow in the Dark stones though.  I walked right past them at the last gem & mineral show.  Both my husband and four year old son said "you have GOT to buy these".  As usual, they were right!

Want your very own Glow in the Dark Quartz jewelry piece?  No Problem!  Custom requests are my specialty.  You can see lots more crystal jewelry, including the piece that was featured in the September 2010 issue of Cleo Magazine here.

Do you follow your intuition (a.k.a. moments of inspiration)?  Have suggestions for staying on track?  I'd love some feedback if you feel so inclined - they don't call my style chaotic for nothing.

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Here!

My very own personal copy of Cleo Magazine arrived in the mail from Australia today!  

MerCurios along with fourteen other Etsy sellers are featured in the article titled "What's Now" - "15 Reasons we Heart Etsy" on page 72 of the September 2010 issue.

The Double Finger Crystal Quartz Ring that you see on the bottom left - that's ours!  Our International sales have always been good.  However, once this article hit newsstands, it's like someone turn on the flood gates. 

Did I mention YOU can have your very own version of the featured quartz ring for FREE?  Way before Cleo requested samples MerCurios teamed up with the savvy fashion blog Fashion Clique to bring one lucky reader this very ringInterested?  You can find all the details here.  But hurry, this contest ends on August 31, 2010.

Many thanks to Jessica of Fashion Clique for making sure MerCurios got a copy of the oh so coveted Magazine. xoxo


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gabriel's Ring

I'm sure it comes as no surprise to family and friends that I've been neglecting my blog lately.  When you wear all the hats, something has got to give.  This time it was the blog.  A LOT has been going on and I'm here to bring you all up to speed...

My son has been bugging me for months to make him his very own four finger brass knuckle ring.  I kept putting it off, and putting it off, not really being inspired.  That changed on Friday; the night before the Rumblers 2010 Kustom Kills & Hot Rod Thrills Car Show (look for a separate post on this event).  I suddenly became inspired, as this would be the perfect place to debut Gabriel's new ring - selfish, I know. says "WANNA PLAY" and is his favorite phrase of all time - he only says it about 100 times a day.

It was a HIT!  Everyone loved it.  Of Course with Gabriel rocking the ring, how could they not love it! And, YES it is most definitely for sale!  For $35 your child can have their very own custom four finger brass knuckle style ring & be the "King of the Playground".  It's crafted from 5mm wide copper and has a felt backing to protect the little fingers.

More on what's been going tomorrow...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MerCurios Fashion Clique Giveaway

Last days to enter to WIN this Quartz Crystal Double a.k.a. 2 Finger Ring by MerCurios.  Entering is as easy as clicking the "Like" button on Facebook.  In fact, that's all you need to do!

Head on over to the Fashion Clique Facebook page here and click the "Like" button.  Once you have "liked" their page & suggested it to a few friends - say so on Fashion Cliques wall.  

That's it! You are now entered to WIN this fabulous ring.  ...did I mention it was included in the September issue of Cleo Magazine? And it's open to ALL US and International peeps!  Good Luck!

What do you think of this giveaway? Is there something you would like to see more of?  With whom should we partner next? Suggestions?  Let me know...I'm listening!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

West Meadow Beach

Gabriel & Mommy

Going to the beach today with Gabriel was the BEST thing I did today.  The tide was so low and there were sand bars everywhere.  

We walked out to one, made foot prints in the sand and witnessed nature up close and personal.

Gabriel's little hand holding a baby jelly fish

The shores were littered with these jelly egg sacs - I knew they were eggs of babies, but had NO IDEA they were baby jelly fish!  

Apparently come the end of August, these little guys will be grown.

hermit crab

This little guy was one of many hermit crabs scurrying along the sand bar.  The hermit crabs were all shapes and sizes from the tiniest spec to this guy - he was the largest we saw today.

The tiny snails were fun to watch too.  There were hundreds making their way along the sand, some burrowing deep before our eyes.

This really was a fun afternoon.  North Shore beaches are so rocky that it takes low tide for nature to reveal itself.  This was truly a first for me as I've never walked out to a sand bar.  I'm so happy that I could do this with Gabriel today, allowing him to experience this for the first time too!  We go to the aquarium all time, but it's nothing like this.  Today was beautiful, for sure.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Giveaways

August seems to be the month for giveaways and we have three!

Giveaway #1:

First, as I mentioned in this post - to celebrate being "found" on Etsy we are giving away two Custom Tattoo-style Banner rings.  The very same ring that was featured in Etsy Finds 

This giveaway is happening on Twitter and here's how it works:

1. Follow MerCurios on Twitter here
2. We will randomly give away one ring at 1657 followers and another at 2000 followers.

You have two chances to WIN this CUSTOMIZABLE ring!

If you feel like spreading the love, please tweet the following:

  "Follow @MerCuriosJewels for 2 chances to #win this 

Giveaway #2:

Hosted by Fashion Clique and open to all - national and international residents is your chance to win a Crystal Two Finger ring 

This giveaway is for the entire month of August and here's how it works:

1. "Like" Fashion Clique on Facebook here.
2. Suggest Fashion Clique to your friends on Facebook.
3. Your name will be placed in the random drawing that will take place on September 1, 2010.  It's that simple!

Giveaway #3:

Hosted by Inked Up Mommies and open to all - national & international residents is the creme-de-la-creme of giveaways!  The prize? Why it's your favorite piece from MerCurios 

This giveaway takes place Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15.  The winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, August 16.  Here's how it works:

1. Visit the MerCurios shop on Etsy here and choose your favorite piece.
2. Post that favorite MerCurios piece on the Inked Up Mommies Facebook page here.  That's all there is to it!

Good Luck Everyone and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Let me know how you feel about these giveaways by leaving a comment below.  Will you be entering one, all or none?  xoxo.