Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog!

Welcome to the 2014 Grow Your Blog Party hosted by Vicki at the beautiful blog, 2 Bags Full! There are around 600 blogs joining in the fun this year and I am so looking forward to meeting new friends and viewing all the fantastic blogs!
The name of my business and blog is Blue Finch, and I'm sorry to say that if you came here looking for a bird blog, then you are out of luck! Several people did that last year and we both got a good laugh out of it! While I do love all things bird (hence the name), I just don't blog about them!  However, I do like to refer to my blog as "The Nest".
I am a mixed media jewelry artist who primarily creates jewelry. This means that some days I cannot decide between watercolors and glitter glue, so I usually use both! Most days I create jewelry or jewelry components, but some days I create on canvas or work on sculpture.  Some days I mess around with Resistance, and don't create shit, but more on that later...
One day my daughter, Beautiful Creature Numero Uno, and I were discussing blogging. We talked about the kinds of things people like to see and read about, and she said "Mom, I think people would want to know what goes on behind the beads." So out of the mouth of my own baby bird came the focus of my blog. I hope to give you some glimpses behind the beads into the beautiful life I am creating. As we all are....

Until next time...Welcome to The Nest!

34 comments:

  1. Good morning and welcome to the grow your blog party. I am Kathy of Kathyinozarks and I'm one of her helpers-greeters.
    I really love the ear rings you made for me last year and I just love handmade jewelry.
    Enjoy the party!

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  2. Good morning Rachel, thanks for coming over for a visit and your kind comment. LOL, I cheated a little and posted last night, I'm not a early riser on weekends;) Love your beautiful ear rings!
    Have a great weekend and
    Happy Blog Hopping!
    Diana

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  3. Hello Rachel! I'm very glad to see that your absence from BlogLand was due to exciting NEW adventures and not a terrible event. I love my beautiful earrings that you sent me after last year's Grow Your Blog event and I still wear them frequently. I hope that you'll soon be up-and-making again soon!

    fatdormouse.blogspot.com
    dormouse.wibsite.com

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  4. Hello Rachel, pleased to meet you! Your blog is beautiful and I like your art! I hope you have fun at the party today and stop by for a visit :)

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  5. Hi Rachel, We are off for a new adventure with our blog party. I have been across the US and the ocean this morning visiting blogs and oh what fun. It is a fun and I hope to meet a lot more people. I love your jewelry that you make. Have fun. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri friend.

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  6. Hi Rachel, Stopping by from Grow your Blog, really enjoying the journey of meeting such a variety of blogers - lovely to meet you:) Vicky

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  7. Hi Rachel
    What a lovely blog ... so happy to have found you at the GYB party!
    Isn't it fun finding all kinds of bloggers out there!
    You are quite talented ... love your jewelry!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  8. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind words. I love the idea of behind the beads-smart kid. We have recently had a major change/move. From the freezing prairies to the temperate west coast. From big city to small town. I didn't have to do it with children which adds so much more to the organisational and emotional load. I'll look forward to reading all about it.

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  9. Hi Rachel,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. Your blog name did catch my attention; however, I wasn't thinking it was a bird blog ... LOL. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  10. Hi Rachel, Thanks for popping over to see me. Great blog, and I absolutely love how you display your earrings on little bird cards!!!! Fab idea. Look forward to browsing more later.
    Gaynor

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  11. What a beautiful blog you have. I found you from the GYB party and am so glad I did. I will follow you to see your creations and hear your stories. Please drop by for a visit at wirednan.blogspot.ca

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  12. Hi Girlfriend, just popped by to say Hi and wish you well in this year's GYB party. Wow, this is where we met last year :D I hope you get lots of great new followers for your beautiful blog and look forward to reading more posts throughout the year!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  13. I'm a new follower! Looking forward to seeing more of your artistic creations and adventures!

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  14. Hi, Rachel - been hanging around sing last year - still loving my special little earrings...never wear them that I don't get a compliment! Enjoy the Blog Hop - Happy Creative Sunday - Tanya

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  15. found/followed you from the gyb party. love your jewelry! I occasionally make jewelry, but definitely not often enough. lol..

    hope you'll stop and visit me as well.

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  16. Excellent post, I must say!!! xoxo

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  17. Hi Rachel, thanks for following my blog, I've come to read yours and I'm following with Bloglovin. I'm really looking forward to seeing all your makes.
    Jill

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  18. Hello Rachel
    I remember your blog from last year's party and still treasure my earrings you made. Have fun at the meet and greet this year!

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  19. Hi Rachel,

    We're still making our way down the humongous list of blogs on the GYB part! We want to at least visit everyone; hope we make it by the end of the month!

    Your blog and jewelry are lovely. We'll be back to follow your adventures.

    Deb and Kathy

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  20. Hi Rachel!

    I LOVE that you are referring to your blog as "the nest"!! A cozy place to grow some wings! :)
    xoxo,
    Wendy

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  21. Hi Rachel. I LOVE the name Blue Finch, very appealing and it's a pleasure to visit you. I will be following by email and plan to spend more time here enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Carole xox

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  22. Hi Rachel, I very much appreciate the earrings you sent to me last year. While we were in the States this summer, I sent you a small gift. Did you receive it? Hope all is well! Best wishes, Tammy

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  23. Hey Rachel, Your jewelry is lovely and I really like the name of your blog even if you don't blog about birds. You have a lovely blog. It has been nice meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  24. Pleased to meet you on the GYB tour, Rachel. Beautiful artistry and blog, thank you for sharing. I am your new follower and I look forward to your posts. I love beading accents on my art quilts but my your work is fantastic! best, deborah I'm at: http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  25. Hello Rachel...I always love to see what you have been up to. And you must know that I my local honey bee farmer took notice of my "bee earrings" that you gifted to me. Hope you are enjoying the blog party. Thanks for stopping by. So many blogs...so little time! Aloha

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  26. hello, nice to meet you! I'm just going to have a quick look round...

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  27. Beautiful creations! So glad to pop over from the GYB party!

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  28. I've been following since last year's party and your work is still lovely! Nice to visit again!

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  29. Your jewelry is lovely. Thought I'd stop by from the GYB list... Slowly making my way through it. Please stop by my embroidery blog if you are interested. (I'm in the 1st group)

    aprilsongstress

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  30. Rachel, I'm just starting to catch up and am popping over to say hello. Appreciated your kind words over at Chickens & Fine China. Love that you are also nurse and YOU GET IT. Looking forward to future conversations and getting to know you. And your jewelry? Love it!! Best, Nancy

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  31. Still doing a little hoping around GYB! Got to check out your work some more!

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  32. Lovely blog - I love your jewellery. I also make jewellery. It is a calming experience for me. I have subscribed to your RSS feed. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can’t wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in. but I like all things creative n thrifty. Wasn't
    that a witty birdy you have that gives you inspiration for you behind the bead scene.

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  34. A belated thank you for visiting and joining my blog, Rachel! You commented that you're moving to Western Maryland. I'm looking forward to visiting that area since its not far from my new home in WV, and I've heard its quite lovely there. You'll have to let me know when you get settled. And your beaded jewelry is really wonderfu - I look forward to joining your blog and exploring furtherl! Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

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