To all my Twitter Followers:
This morning, I turned on my computer as usual, checked e-mail, checked my shop and went to Twitter to see if I got any special tweets for the day. I had several spam DM's, but I know them. I never clicked on them and never would. I just shut down Explorer and started my busy day.
I was outside all day. I cleaned my garage out for the winter, then went to cut the grass and mulch leaves. My mower didn't start. I worked on it all day. Cleaning the spark plug, checking it all over to get it started with no luck. So I had to rake leaves. I started at 9:30 AM and finally got back into the house around 3:15 PM. I got stuff together for supper and wanted to check e-mail...the usual stuff. I went to Twitter, through TweetDeck, and I see all these Mentions that my account was hacked because they were getting spammed by me!!??? It wasn't me. Several people stopped following me because of this and my account was suspended for a brief time too. I then realized I was hacked.
So, to all my followers, I need you to know that I would not, could not send you spam. I wouldn't send any of my followers anything to jeapordize their account. I also ask that if you get any DM's from me directing you to some site to "test your IQ" or anything like that, DELETE IT! DO NOT OPEN IT! IT WILL GET YOU HACKED! I apologize to all who have been annoyed by this arrogant person who thinks they have the right to do this. But please be assured, it wasn't me.
With the help of a great fellow follower, Gilliauna, I went through a process she sent me suggested in a blog posted by Chel, http:/chelpixie.com/blog/2009/11/02/recovering-from-twitter-phishing. I hope this worked, I really do. I also contacted Twitter to let them know I was hacked. Lastly, I have been trying to delete the spam DM's, but I can't at this time. I'm not sure why right now. I will keep trying till they are gone and hope that new ones don't return.
If anyone else has been hacked try this process posted on Chel's blog. If anyone still gets DM spam from me, please let me know on here and I will keep trying to fix it until it stops! I promise.
Again, I'm so sorry for all this mess!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
WINNER - ZANVIA! CONGRATULATIONS!
WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE SET! - REVISED!
WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE SET! - REVISED!
REVISED...AGAIN! I think people are too busy right now for contests. BUT, still want to give this away. So to get it done, I'm going to reduce the RT count again. Same rules, just a new RT count to get this done.
Winner will be posted on Twitter and here on my blog. So, be sure to bookmark or follow my blog in case you miss my tweet about the winner!
I will also send a DM to the winner on Twitter to give details on shipping out your prize!
To enter you must go to Twitter and RT the following: RT @DelicateLinks WIN THIS NECKLACE SET http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19903320 50 RT Wins 1 RT/hr. plz
Click on the link above to get further details on the prize in my shop at Etsy!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER!
NOTE: I sold a blue necklace very similar to my giveaway necklace and got this e-mail from the buyer...
I just received the blue necklace and earrings today (Saturday). It was fun to have the colorful wrapping- a great touch! The pictures you have truly do not show the pieces justice. I absolutely love them- I was able to wear them to a wedding today- matched my dress perfectly. They are very comfortable to wear and the necklace is just the right length.
Thank you so much!
Here's the link to that necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=20155594
Thursday, October 22, 2009
WHY I DO WHAT I DO ~ MY INSPIRATION
When I was a little girl, my sisters and I always sat with my mom and went through her jewelry box, trying it all on. I remember one day I came across this necklace wrapped in tissue paper, tucked away in a corner of her jewelry box. I had never seen this one before. Mom explained to me that it was her grandmother's; my great-grandmother's. It was left to my mom when she passed away. I have admired this necklace ever since.
I always loved stories of the earlier, simpler years of this country and I read books on the subject as much as I could. Although times were simpler, everyday things weren’t all that easy to do. When I see old things in museums, old towns when I traveled and items like this necklace, I can almost see a story in my head about it. Times were tough and items like this necklace were so precious. Imagine how this was made back in the late 1800's, early 1900's. I try to imagine what it must have been like back then. How easy things are for us today. Imagine having to make a meal on a wood burning stove or fire for 6 to 8 people. Can you imagine making all your clothes by hand, not only for you, but for your entire family? Washing clothes with a wash board! Have you ever had to wring out clothes because your washer broke down right in the middle of a washing cycle??? Can you imagine doing that for every load? Twice! Well, these are just some of the things that go through my head.
When I asked my mom where my great-grandmother got this necklace, she didn't know. She imagined her grandfather gave it to her though. She had admired it just like I did when she was a young girl. If you look closely, it is carved coral or turquoise mounted onto a brass setting. The coral or turquoise stone is also faceted in the back. The chain used to be antiqued, which made it look like brass, but it's actually sterling silver. My mom said it just rubbed off over the years. I often wondered if it was fixed in some way and she assured me it never was. The only thing that changed was that a small carved coral rose that dangled off the bottom of the pendant is missing from the necklace. My mom doesn't know what happened to it. I have been looking for one to match it for almost five years now. Each one I show my mom, it's just not quite right. Some days, I hope to find one and bring it back to what it really looked like. Then some day's I just want to leave it like it is. I can imagine my great-grandmother wearing it only on special occasions...to church or maybe a social. It’s a very beautiful necklace.
Since I saw this necklace, any jewelry I bought was compared to it. I always loved old, vintage looking jewelry the best. One day, about 5 years ago, I needed a certain color necklace to wear with a special dress to a wedding. I looked everywhere and couldn't find what I wanted. My dress called for an old, vintage look. It just so happened I was in a local, well known craft store one day and came across beads of all kinds, jewelry findings, chain, charms, everything I needed to make that necklace. So I did! I just loved how I could make exactly what I wanted. It turned out beautiful and I received many compliments on it. The next thing I did was start making necklace sets for my family and gave them out for birthdays and Christmas. Little did I know that I started a new hobby that changed my life. Before I knew it, I went to craft shows and had home parties and actually started to earn a little money from it.
I was continually told to sell my necklaces on line and heard about Etsy one day. When I was going to set it up, I needed a name for my shop. I planned to use a picture of my great-grandmother's necklace for my avatar. When I was looking at it, I admired the workmanship on it. The chain was made up of delicate hour glass and oval links. Delicate Links. To me, it was perfect! So, for almost one year now, I've been selling there too! All because of one, beautiful necklace! One special note, I got a convo one day telling me they were disappointed not to find the necklace on my avatar for sale in my shop. So I decided to take it down for now. Maybe once people know me a little better, I will put it back up.
OK, so now I'm blogging. Who would have thought that this would turn into such an adventure! It’s hard, hard work. I work full time too. But I really enjoy making my necklaces. Things are so uncertain right now and it helps me to relax as well as make a little money to help me pay some bills. (Not many, but it helps!) I'm planning many things here on my blog. I can't promise to update every day, but I do plan to have a giveaway soon. So stay tuned!