Saturday, December 3, 2016

Latest Lovelies

It has been a realllly long time since I've posted here, 
so I thought I would share some pretty photos of some of my favorite items in the shop.

You can find all of these beauties and so much more at Speckled Egg.
You can find Speckled Egg on Facebook and also now on Instagram, where I try to post a little more regularly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gorgeous Czech Glass Beads!

I've just added a collection of premium Czech glass beads to Etsy.
These are absolutely beautiful beads, with unique finishes.
These are brand new beads, 
but I've tried to select a variety of shapes and colors that would pair well with vintage projects as well.

You can find all of these and more in my Speckled Egg Etsy shop!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

End-of-Summer Sale!!!

Over 75 items have been marked down on the website!
You will find some great deals on buttons, beads, cabochons, etc.
Quantities are very limited, and once they are gone, these items won't be restocked.

Click HERE to see!

Hope you are enjoying these final days of summer!  
I've been busy collecting lots of new (((old))) goodies to share with you!  
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Website Update - Vintage Beads, Charms, & More!

The website have been updated with over 60 new items!
Gorgeous vintage beads, charms, jewelry-making supplies and more.
Many are in very limited quantities.

Just a few peeks...
Click HERE to see it all!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Shop is Open!

I'm happy to let you know that the website is now fully stocked and ready for the holidays!
You'll find lots new and vintage Christmas items and embellishments, 
German picture scraps, gold Dresdens, ribbons, millinery, and more. 
Plenty of goodies for crafting, wrapping, and gifting.

Click HERE to see it all!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Shop Update

Hi Friends!
I am so happy to be getting back into the swing of things after a crazy summer.
It was fabulous and busy and full of great memories.
My girls are loving school and are happy to be back with friends and in their school-year activities.
I'm looking forward to doing more blogging, crafting, pinning, and treasure hunting!

I just finished updating the website with some gorgeous new finds.
I really love these fun, rich, autumn-y colors!
Hope you will too!
All orders placed in October will receive 20 of these gorgeous vintage stones, FREE... 
(While supplies last.)

To see all of the new goodies, please visit Speckled Egg.
Thanks so much!
Happy Fall!

Monday, July 1, 2013


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Friday, February 8, 2013

Penguin Hot Cocoa Stirrers

We recently celebrated my Littlest One's birthday.
The theme was Penguins and Polar Bears.
I found a ton of great ideas on Pinterest, of course!

One of my favorite things at the party was a cookies and hot chocolate bar.
I filled carafes with hot cocoa and had several toppings and mix-ins ~ whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, cinnamon, etc.
I also made these Penguin Cocoa Stirrers, using some items that I had on hand.
The were a hit.
They would also make great party favors or stocking stuffers.
I didn't think to take photos for a proper tutorial at the time, but I will try to explain how I made them.

Plastic Spoons
Small bowls
Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate Candy Melts (such as Wilton)
Candy Eyes (such as Wilton, available at craft stores with the baking supplies)
Orange Sprinkles
Waxed Paper
Small lollipop bags and ribbon
  1. Melt white chocolate candy melts according to package directions. Place in small bowl.
  2. Dip the scoop part of a spoon into the white chocolate to coat.  Let excess drip off and then place on wax paper to harden.   Repeat with remaining spoons.
  3. Melt the dark chocolate candy melts according to the package directions. Place in small bowl.
  4. Once the white chocolate has completely hardened, dip each spoon diagonally in the dark chocolate halfway.  Let the excess drip off, and repeat with the other side of the spoon.  This creates the head and wings of the penguin  ~  a triangle of white chocolate should still be visible as the penguin's belly.  Place on waxed paper.  While the dark chocolate is still wet, add the candy eyes and create a beak with two orange sprinkles. Repeat with all spoons.
  5. Let the spoons completely harden and wrap individually, using a piece of ribbon to tie.  
  6. Stir into a mug of hot chocolate (or coffee) for an extra sweet treat!
  • I used about half a bag of each chocolate to make 16 spoons.
  • Regular chocolate chips can also be used, but you may want to temper the chocolate.
  • I would not suggest using the plastic spoons in a boiling hot drink, as the spoons may melt.  We had no problem using them in fairly hot chocolate though.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Shop Update

Some fun holiday items have been added to the website!

The complete line of Christmas and Winter items is available here.
Also, sure to also check out the Ribbons, Tinsel & Trims category.  
It has been restocked with all of your favorites, just in time for wrapping season!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Easy DIY Ribbon Napkin Rings

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I'd repost a quick tutorial that I did last year for The Creative Patch.

These napkin rings are sooo simple and can be made to match any table setting.

Assorted ribbon, trim, and burlap in coordinating colors.
Buttons, lace/fabric scraps, vintage jewelry, silk flowers, acorns, or other embellishments
Hot glue and glue gun.
Cut ribbon pieces to about 6.5 inches.
Layer ribbon as desired and glue down.  Glue embellishments to center of ribbon.

Flip over ribbons and fold down about 1/2" inch on each end.  Glue in place.  This will help prevent fraying and create a more finished look.  Roll ribbon into rings and glue ends together.
Easy peasy and so pretty!