by Designer Lori Esterly

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Happy Friday!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you had a great week!  I’ve been busy, busy, busy working on making jewelry for my up coming jewelry shows/bizarre(s).  Here is a picture of my latest creation.  It is a twist on an old favorite.  Let me know what you think.  I have some fun ideas for personalizing them too.  Choose the dangle in the center from any number of fun items from Initials to little characters to beads like the one shown here.

This Fall Glass Circular Pendant has a little dangle in the center that could be your initial, a little character or a bead or beads of your choice. Pick your own colors too. You can also order this one in Swarovski Crystal for added sparkle.

This Fall Glass Circular Pendant has a little dangle in the center that could be your initial, a little character or a bead or beads of your choice. Pick your own colors too. You can also order this one in Swarovski Crystal for added sparkle.

Please send me your opinion.  I would love to hear what you think and even what you would buy as a gift or just for yourself.  This one is Glass but I am working on a Swarovski Crystal version too.

Looking forward to hearing from you…

Have a Great Weekend!


A Friend of Mine…Pam Sani

Hi All, Happy Monday!

I know, I know!  I’m really just trying to get myself into a good mind-set to face another week.  How do you prepare yourself for the new week?

I have told you about my friend Pam before.  She is a brave soul!  Last Friday she had a jewelry show in her home.  She worked  so hard preparing for it.   I hope she got a really good return on all her hard work.  She has a good core group of people who come just to see what she makes and they buy from her too.  Can you imagine?  Imagine having repeat business…what a dream.  Just starting out I don’t even have a mailing list.  I would just send an invitation to everyone I know.  That’s about 6 people, ha ha ha.  She has had shows before so it is not as big of deal for her as it is for me but still there is a lot of work that goes into something like that and I know she wants to have good sales as well as a good time.

I’m scared to death to take on something like that, but as you know, anything I’m scared of I wind up walking right into eventually.  So, there is a fall fund-raiser at my church each year called “The Holly & the Ivy”.  I have looked into possibly setting up a table and selling my jewelry there in October.  We will see what happens and if I can pull this off.  It would be a great way just to get my jewelry out there to be seen in the community.

I’ll Keep you posted.

As for Pam…She’s a veteran jewelry show seller  and after having to take some time off she is just getting back into her groove.  I can’t wait to hear how well she did!  I’ll be sure to let you know too.

Have a Great Week!

~ Lori

Successful Business People’s Weekends


Happy Monday Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I recently read an article about how successful business people spend their weekends.  I wish I could find the link for you but I can’t seem to find it, sorry.

The article talked about how successful business people know that the best way to be prepared for work on Monday is to use their weekends doing things that rejuvenate them.  From Friday at 6pm to Monday at 6am there are 60 hours for you to do all the things that will refresh you and prepare you for a new week.

You should do things that you have to do during the week as much as possible and only those chores that you can’t do another time, on the weekend.  You should limit “have-to’s”  to only a couple of hours on the weekend.  Spend the rest of your time enjoying what you love, like gardening, sailing, or spending quality time with family and friends.  Schedule time so it will be comfortable for you.  Get that extra rest you need, read that book you have been dying to open, or just play with your children/grandchildren, but no business!  No laptops, No email and No Business calls!  The time is yours so ENJOY!  (If you do get a brainstorm got down a few notes and put it away.)

The article suggested that you just brainstorm and write down everything you can think of including all the big and little things you would like to do, places you would like to visit, people you would like to spend time with and books you would like to read.

This weekend, plan a day trip, go to the movies, go to church or go visit your mom.  Take Time for Yourself, you deserve it, you need it and it’s yours!  So tell me, what are you going to do this weekend?

This is a beautiful spot at a local park that I enjoy visiting.

Have a Great Week Planning your Weekend!

~ Lori


A Friend of Mine…Margaret Almon

Hello Everyone,

I want to introduce you to a friend of mine.  Her name is Margaret Almon.  She and I are working on a project together. The reason I wanted you to meet her is because she creates the most beautiful mosaics and I wanted to share one in particular with you.  

She creates beautiful pendants like this one.  Consisting of all kinds of glass they are beautiful and amazing. I work with some small beads but what she does with glass…Wow!  This pendant is 1″ square.  Those pieces are quite small.  Isn’t it beautiful?  Write back and tell me what you think or better yet go tell Margaret directly below.

Margaret does much more than pendants.  You should check out her storefront.  Here’s the link.

If this link doesn’t work go to and search Nutmeg Mosaics.  Margaret and her husband Wayne work together making beautiful art! Check them out!  And tell’em Lori sent you. 🙂

~ Lori

A Friend of Mine…Joanne Graves

Hi Everyone,

How are you all doing This new week?  I hope you had a great weekend like I did!  I have a question for you.  Did you ever have a friend who would do anything to help you?  I have great friends!!! The best friends I have every had in my life have been the friends I have since transplant.  They are the kind of friends who will help you with anything but give you a good kick in the pants when you need it.  Joanne Graves is a friend like that.

Joanne took me to Hahnemann last week and it wasn’t the first time she has taken me to the hospital for check ups.  She is also helping me with a lot of details for my son’s Graduation party at Church coming up very soon.  I hope you have faithful friends like I do.  I try not to take them for granted.  Also, I try to reciprocate as much as possible but I have to tell you my friends appreciate me even when I can’t reciprocate.

I never had a lot of friends in school but I learned a principle.  If you want friends you have to be friendly.  So, I began trying to be friendly.  It worked!  People started smiling back at me when I smile at them.  Say hello and they will respond.  Put yourself out there and be friendly and you will be surprised how people respond especially in this world where everyone is too busy to be personal.  You may just make someone’s day with a smile.  Try it! What do you have to lose?  Then come back and tell me what happened.  I’m waiting to hear from you.

And to Joanne…Thank you so much for all your help and especially for your friendship.

Have a Great Week!


A Friend of Mine…Dianne Hartshorn

I want you to meet a friend of mine.  Her name is Dianne Hartshorn.  She too is a Right Brainer.  I have met a lot of great people because of the Right Brain Business Plan.

Dianne has a wonderful store in Sinking Springs, Colorado called Blanche’s Place.  She sells (and I think rents) Victorian and Western style clothing for costume parties etc.  But that’s not all, she sells Victorian style jewelry too, very neat.  Plus she keeps history alive.  So if you live in the  Sinking Springs area go see Dianne and tell her Lori sent you.  If not check out her sites below because they are worth a perusing and you never know when you might find something you have been looking for.

Have a great Week!

~ Lori

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