Friday, August 19, 2011


And the winner is

Stephanie VanGroll

And the answer was

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-yes the heroes in a half shell!!

The woman I am making these for is in her sisters wedding and it seems this sister was a huge TMNT fan when she was little, so this is a little thing they are doing in their honor. If you look you will see that the necklaces each have turtles by the clasps...that was a HUGE clue!

I also had the honor of making the bride a bracelet as a keepsake for childhood memories.

I enjoyed the contest and I think I will do more! Until then KEEP CREATING!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I have been creating jewelry sets for a bridal party. The contest is to figure out why they picked theses four colors.

First correct answer on my blog gets this necklace.




Monday, August 15, 2011


If you have been wondering where I have been, I have been crazy busy!! This week I am making cupcakes, a chocolate birthday cake and a cake for my new church's picnic! I am also in the process of making four necklace/earring/bracelet sets for a wedding and an additional bracelet for the bride. Keep an eye out, I will be posting pics of these items very soon!

In the meantime, KEEP CREATING!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Something New....

Today I created a Facebook Page to go along with my blog. I hope that all my followers (6 of you) will like that too:) Handmade by Tara is the FB page:)

I also created a new cake last night-I love the way it turned out and I was able to see the little boy when he saw it for the first time. I think he liked it:) Thanks Anna for ordering it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Creations

I was contacted a few weeks ago by a sorority sister from NIU who needed to complete her collection of bracelets. Each bracelet has a child's name and birthstone in it. It was my pleasure to create one with her youngest one's info. I have shown it to a few people and they LOVE the green that is in it, which is the August birthstone. What do you think?

My next creation is for my Grandma Viola. She is probably the only lady in my life who I haven't made a bracelet for. What is my excuse? Everytime I think about it someone is due with a new baby and that means taking it apart and adding a new birthstone. Even though my cousin David's wife is due in September I made her one. Hoping that little Josh will come in September because that is what I put on the bracelet!! I am sure Melanie would like him to also come on time or a wee early! On the "Great" part I have all Grandma's Great Grandchildren, and on the Grandma part, her 9 grandchildren are represented. I hope she likes it:)

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Last but not least I am including the bracelet that I wear. I am sure my 6 readers have wondered what design I wear. This bracelet has each of our initials and then an R in the middle for our last name. It also has corresponding birthstones with the letters.

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Have you created anything new lately?


Sunday, June 19, 2011


The itty bitty baby that made me an Aunt for the first time is turning 16 tomorrow! WHAT? I remember visiting her in the hospital and couldn't believe my eyes. We had her party today and I am still in awe of what a beautiful, smart, funny young lady she has turned into. I couldn't be more proud of her.

Of course I had to make her something, so I made her an anklet, it has her birthstones on it.

Happy Birthday Brecken Paige! I love you!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


And the winner is:

Teresa Robinson!

Teresa please email me and let me know what birthstones you would like in your necklace. Also your mailing information.

Thank you to everyone for entering. I will have more giveaways!