Early July Morning, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Why I Opened My Etsy Shop

I love to make jewelry and have been making it ever since Junior High School. Well, I did take off a few years while raising our four children. 

Now that we are pretty much empty nesters, I started to make jewelry again. In recent years, I have given my creations as gifts and donated to various places including women's shelters and cancer centers. 

I have also taught classes at the local library, the senior center, and to youth and women at church.

In the last few years, I have had two of our children get married, and was given the privilege to create the jewelry for their wedding.
This was for my daughter in law....

This was for my daughter....
I had a ton of fun creating these.

Many of my friends have told me that I need to sell my jewelry. They told me to open up an Etsy shop; so October 2015, TappingflamingoBling was born. 

guitar string bracelet

Most of my pieces are made primarily of semi precious stones, glass beads and crystals. Since I grew up in Florida, I gained a love for anything that pertains to the ocean or tropical, so most of my pieces reflect that. I like to keep my creations affordable, but at the same time use good quality products. My main goal is to make you look beautiful, yet not break the bank.
On my TappingflamingoBling Etsy Shop, I just added some of those expandable bracelets that are popular now...and they don't cost $25 to $50 either! They are very affordable.

Most of my stuff is one of a kind, like this piece. It is made of green  and pink Chinese crystals. I dropped a silver leaf pendant that sports a beautiful tiger's eye stone. This piece was sold very quickly! Sorry...

However, these matching earrings...well, even though they sold with the necklace, I can reproduce them again. But only for a limited time.

I can also do custom orders. Just send me a convo on Etsy and we can discuss what you are looking for. I sure hope you check out my shop!


  1. Love those bracelets! $10 is a deal too.

  2. yes it is. The lowest I've seen them at any store is $19, on sale.