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Behind the Design: Warm n' Toasty necklace set

Custom Jewelry ProjectsPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, December 12 2017 07:20AM
It seems like I say this every year but it's that time again when I make a custom piece to gift my god mother.Like always I go into this blind and just pull beads and hope they all work together. Luckily, this time I did it fairly quickly and on the first try too. Winning!
This time I pulled only earthy warm tones. I came up with some glass beads, jasper beads and some wood beads. They were all in the same family and should work pretty well together.
I first started with the earrings since they would be easy to figure out. I pulled a jasper bead and several of the light wood and dark wood beads.
I knew I wanted the jasper beads to be the focal point of the earrings so I put one jasper bead on a head pin.
I then played with the wood beads until I got the combination right. I finally came up with one light wood bead and two dark wood beads.
I then attached the two components together and we're almost done with the earrings.
I added the ear wires and the earrings are complete. It's a nice mix of earthy tones. Not too long and not too short. Perfect.
Now onto the necklace. For this, I first cut a long piece of wire. I didn't measure for one and just cut.
I then strung on these glass beads. The story behind these beads is they came from a top I had a long time ago when I lived in Florida and I refused to throw it away even though I only wore it once to a event at my sister college. I think I only kept it because of those beads. I got tired of toting this one shirt around and finally cut them off at the beginning of this year. These 3 are the last of them. They're so big that I couldn't make anything else from them. I'm glad they're being used in a special piece for my godmother. It's like she had a piece of me in a way.
I then took the remaining jasper beads left over from making the earrings and evenly distributed them on both sides of the glass beads.
I then took a large amount of the light wood beads and evenly distributed those on both sides of the jasper beads. It's all about symmetry.
To finish off the piece I added the dark brown wood beads.
I then added the jump rings and clasp and wire wrapped one side with the remaining wire. I don't know why I didn't think of that with the first side but next time. It's a great way to use up the remaining wire instead of just cutting it off.
And the necklace is completed. If I say so myself. It came out beautifully. I couldn't ask for a more beautiful piece to gift someone.

Now my godmother should be receiving it sometime today keeping my fingers crossed with the USPS. Because we all know how terrible they can be. So I should receive a call sometime today or tomorrow to get my review. What do you guys think?

For your custom order, feel free to email us at orders@satindoll.biz . We would love to work with you and help your idea come to life.

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Books to Read Printable

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, December 08 2017 03:18PM
With 2017 coming to a close I'm starting to think about my reading list for 2018. Since I was gifted Kindle Unlimited for a year for my birthday it's the perfect time to read all those books I've been putting on the back burner. With that said, I decided to update my reading list which equals a free printable for you.

The previous printable I was using was from Wendaful which was good but as you can see doesn't hold that many books for a book lover. So my new one features a spot for the title of the book, the author, your status on the book and your star rating. I tried to include everything that Goodreads records. I can't wait to fill up a couple pages of these. Going to get my worth of my Kindle Unlimited for sure.

To download, click the image below.


To print:

To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printable.




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November Must Haves

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, December 05 2017 01:42PM
It truly amazes me how fast November came and went. Here we are in the first full week of December. I've been using most the same products or items every month but in November I switched up and this months favorites feature a true mix.From beauty to home to stationery to jewelry.
I've been into using wax melts for a minute now but recently I picked up Better Homes & Gardens wax melt in Spiced Woodland Currant and I'm in love. Actually everyone in my house loves it too.It gives just enough scent isn't overpowering. One square can literally burn for weeks before you have to add another one. I bought these at Walmart and it was cheap. Only $2 and some change. I highly recommend this brand of wax melts.

If you didn't know already but I'm a planner girl. Me and my Big Ideas or Create 365 has been putting out new sticker books like it's nobody's business. (Create 365™ The Happy Planner™ Value Pack Stickers, This Colorful Life) This one is now old since they have yet again come out with more but I was on the hunt to find this one along with others.I'm happy I found it. It has tons of stickers to do a weekly spread. The quality is great and the variety of stickers they have is well worth every penny. I got mine at Michael's for only $10 during some sale.

I'm a draw-er and with recently me introducing my new line of die cut dolls into my product assortment I've been drawing a LOT more. With that being said I've been using my Staedtler Mars plastic eraser again. This one is definitely from my college days. 14 years ago. Yeah, that long ago. I literally have a stash of them since I used to go through them so much while in school. If I remember correctly I got them from Staples since it was directly across the street from my school. I highly recommend them.

Just like my favorite brand of erasers I have a favorite pen that I love to line my drawings with. I recently switch back to my Pilot Precise V7 Rolling Ball pen in Fine from a Staples brand pen because it was bleeding through the paper. I love this pen because it doesn't bleed, makes precise lines like it's name and works on all different paper types. That was my problem with the Staples one. No match how much I love it it was killing me. I'm glad I switch and will only be using this pen for now on.
Now that it's no longer summer and fall/ winter is here in NY. There is no more wash n go's for the new future. So I've switched to doing twistouts when I wash my hair and then stretching it for another week before I wash my hair again. I've been using OGX Moisture + Vitamin B5 Weightless Oil Mist. It supposed to nourish them hair and fight frizz plus all that other stuff. I've been using it to add oil to my hair and help in combination with my moisturizer to help keep my hair moisturized. I love it and so does my hair. Not only does it help lock in moisture and does help fight frizz. Plus just like the bottle said it's weightless. So oil can weigh down your hair and leave it stiff as a board. This doesn't and I'll definitely be getting a new bottle soon because this one is literally almost done. You can find it at your local beauty supply, Target and Walmart.

With it now being fall/winter I have put away all my big earrings including my hoop earrings and have been wearing studs earrings again. Because it's just too cold for that and I love my earrings. I've been reaching for my White Opal Vintage Glass Stud earrings in conjunction with a basic pair of studs.The reason I love these so much is because they're white. Meaning they can go with anything. I just grab them and go.No fuss required. I highly recommend them and I' m not just saying this because I made them and are selling them. They're a must in a jewelry collection. You'll be thinking me later for sure.

Well this concludes my Must Haves for October. What are you loving?

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December/Christmas Bucket Lists

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, December 01 2017 06:16AM
Happy December!!! Wow, how fast this year has went by. This month for many of us will be a busy one with getting ready for the Christmas and ringing in the new year. For that reason I decided to create not one to two bucket lists to make it a bit more fun.The first being our Winter Bucket List. Featuring tons of wintery actions like paint your nails a festive color. The list features about 30-32 different actions. Yours will come plain for you to decorate to your hearts desire. I used stickers and some plaid washi tape to give it some character.

To download, click the image below.
And our second bucket list being our Christmas Bucket list. Which you can make a fun family to do for the holiday season. This one I decorated with all thing Christmas from stickers to washi tape. It features about 30-32 actions that will keep you busy this holiday season.

To download, click the image below.
To print:

To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printable.



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December Journaling Cards

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, November 28 2017 11:36AM
I feel like I've been saying this every month but truly wow it's only days away from December. Really, where did the time go. Before we know it we'll be ringing in 2018.
Just like November, I decided to keep December pretty simple with only 2 options for journaling cards. One being the simple one and the other featuring a pair of snowflake mittens. Very festive without being in your face. I also did something quite different this month and put both journaling cards on sheet. So regardless of which one you choose to use. You'll print them on one sheet instead of two. With many of us using two or more planners. It's good to have a calendar in each for quick reference. So enough chit chat and onto the download.

To download, simply click on the image.
December Journaling Card

Mittens December Journaling Card

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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BWWPC Mega Sale Wish List Printable

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, November 21 2017 07:42AM
With Black Friday only days away I know everyone is making their lists and checking them twice to make sure they get all the deals and steals for this holiday season. I'm participating this year in the BWWPC Mega Sale and decided to create a printable that you can include your planner to make your shopping a bit earlier.
It features a complete lists of the participating shops with their discount percentage and shop url. Very convenient.
The next page features a wish list printable that you can write down the shop name and percentage plus item(s). So convenient and will be a life saver for me. It's quick and easy to download and only available in personal size unfortunately.

Now to download.

To download click on either image. Both pages come in the one download.




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October Must Haves

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, November 07 2017 10:49AM

Wow, it has been a good couple of months since I've done a favorites blog post. Nevertheless, I have some items that I've been loving all through October. I included a little bit of everything from beauty, to hair care, jewelry and some stationery items. So enough chit chat because I can already tell this is going to be a long one.

My first item is one of these portable perfume holders. I really don't know the name of it. It's good if you have a big bottle of perfume and you transfer it into this and now you can take your perfume on the go with you. No more roller balls. It even has a spray nozzle. You simply take the spray nozzle off your big bottle of perfume and put this contraption on top and keep pushing down until the contraption is full. I love it and it being a pretty rose gold color is an added plus. It's the size of basic lipstick.
Recently with the expansion of my Stationery line I've been drawing a lot more. With that being said I was using a Staples brand pen to line my drawing and it was bleeding through the paper. It didn't matter what type of paper it was. It bleed through it all. So I searched my supplies and came across this Pilot Precise V7 Roller Ball in Fine Point.I love it. It's smooth, doesn't bleed and leave my lines perfect. I'll never line with any other pen ever.

Recently, Nicki Minaji and MAC teamed up with each other to do a full on collection. Now when I saw this I had to jump on it. Number one the packaging is to die for. Yes, I'm a packaging junkie. Two the color is everything.
This one is Nicki's Nude. On MAC's website it is described as soft corally pink.
I absolutely adore this color. It's a corally pink but not on the summery coral pink side. It's a more wearable color that you can wear everyday. Which I sometimes do. I pair it with a pink lip liner and a brown lip liner. No gloss is need in my opinion. You can add more brown lip liner to make it more earthy. More pink liner to make it more pink.It's very versatile. Go and get it.A must for any makeup junkie.
With it officially fall now. I've been deepening the colors of my lipsticks.With that being said I had to whip out my Whirl MAC lipstick.
It's described on the MAC's website as a dusty rose and they couldn't be more correct. I pair it with Whirl Lip liner and a brown lip liner. The perfect fall lip color. Plus it's a matte finish but still super moisturizing. One of my go-to colors. Definitely a must in any makeup collection.

First off Happy Birthday to all my Scorpios. I go through periods were I wear necklaces and then I don't. I've been in a necklace wearing mode and my go-to piece has been my Scorpio Brass Golden Chain necklace available on my website. Besides the fact that it goes with just about anything. It's also a conversational piece. I literally had people start a whole conversation about Scorpios.Like really. But anyway.I've been loving it to death.

I go through hair products like nobodies business. So when I ran out my old moisturizer I went through my stash and found this True by Made Beautiful Hydrating Hair Butter. I never noticed until today that is says it's for 3c | 4b/c hair. My hair is mix combination of 3b, 3c and 4a if you can believe that.
It's a creamy, light weight mixture that my hair loves. I do the LOC method when I was my hair and I use this moisturizer after I do that. Because it's water based and not too heavy my hair loves it and absorbs it nice. I use it on my hair when it's wet and when it's dry. It leaves my hair light and well moisturized. Add a oil to seal and I'm good to go. I'll definitely be buying another one when this one is done. Oh and I totally forgot to mention how good it smells. Delicious. You can find it a your local beauty supply store, Target and Walmart.

Now a while back I ran out my hair styler/moisturizer and went in my stash and came across this. I was like hmmm, let me give it a try. Olive Oil ORS Smooth-N-Hold Pudding is the business. It's hydrating, plus has a good hold it and makes the perfect styler.

Like it's name it has a pudding consistency. I've used it to style my hair while it's wet, and when it was dry. Plus, I've done a wash n go with it. Through it all it has performed perfectly.It's like a 3 in 1 product. I only hope when this one is done I can find it in stores.

I've come to learn that I'm a gel pen type of girl. Move over the regular bullet pen. This one is pretty generic gel pen from Dollar Tree the Jot brand in a 0.7 mm point. It writes so smooth and doesn't bleed through any type of paper. A win-win for me.
I'm totally in love with this page marker I made for my planner. Would you believe it's from a makeup palette box. Yes, a makeup palette box. I added a Heidi Swapp pocket on this side to hold my monthly calendar and a die cut.
The other side features another pocket of cardstock and holds extra stickers. I decorated the pocket with varies die cuts from several Stationery brands. All I did was laminate it to make it sturdy. You can search on Youtube how to make a page marker. It's super easily and I shared on my Instagram stories while I was making it .

Finally, my last favorite is my Head in a Planner Die Cut. She available for personal use in my Facebook Group. The story behind her is, she was supposed to be one of my very first die cuts. When I print her out with all the others she printed like this. She just won't print me for anything. I've kept her in my planner ever since. Since I recently got a laminator I laminated her so she's protected.

Well this concludes my Must Haves for October. What are you loving?

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November Journaling Cards

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, October 27 2017 10:04AM
November is only days away and like the leaves falling it time to update our journaling cards. For November, I kept it pretty simple. A simplistic one and the other featuring 3 leaves in fall colors.
Just like previous months I cut mine with a scalloped scissors to add a decorative edge.One will be going in the front of my TN shown above and another will be going in a pocket in my recollections everyday planner. Don't think too hard about it. Have fun with it.

Now on downloading them.

To download, simply click on the image.


November Journaling Card


Leaves November Journaling Card

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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