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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Another great give-away from Bella Be Jeweled plus my Top EBay Sells of the Week

I am so excited to feature another local artist/designer for a My Dear Trash give-away. Kelly from Bella Be Jeweled wants to share a $20.00 gift certificate with one lucky follower.

About Bella Be Jeweled...

“It all started when I was a little girl.

My mom and I would hit the streets of the LA marketplace in search of fabulous finds to adorn the shelves of mom’s salon/boutique. And that’s when my obsession with shiny, sparkly little bits & baubles began.

Soon after my first baby Isabelle was born, I found myself in this land of cactus, rocks, and sweltering heat, AKA Mesa Az. On a trip home to Cali, I escaped the summer heat and found myself once again shopping the marketplace. This time I had an Idea. I filled my suitcase with all the sparkly things i could find and headed back to my new home in AZ and throw my very first Jewelry party. To my surprise, it was a huge success! Word of mouth spread and I found myself booked with parties. With Isabelle on my back, together we made weekly trips to Cali to restock (Grandma was ecstatic).

It's hard to believe that was 9 years ago! Since then I have had two more beautiful babies, Mack and Lola. I have also discovered a new love for not only buying and selling jewels, but creating custom pieces as well. My girls love to sit and sort my baubles and get paid to untangle strands of beads. I have been blessed with a very patient Mr. who has put up with me spending all of his hard earned dough on the beads and findings that somehow end up in our sheets and beneath our feet.”

To qualify, you must be a follower of both My Dear Trash and Bella Be Jeweled and leave at least one comment under any blog posting. The more you comment, the more you're entered. Winner will be announced April 1, 2010. Good luck and thanks Kelly. I love your shop and get compliments on your stuff wherever I go ( I especially love the black flower jeweled hair clip).

Onto my top EBay sales of the week and what a week it was. Lately, EBay has offered 50% off listing fees on random days here and there. A sale like this keep me motivated because I can save $20 to $30 off my EBay bill. In this economy, even EBay has to play by the rules and a sale is a great way to get people's attention. Today, March 2nd, happens to be a 50% off listing fee day on EBay. My goal is to list all 50 items for the week today.

Here are my top sales of the week.

This beautiful lot of 2 Banana Republic Size 8 Full Pleated Skirts were purchased at the Mountain View Rummage Sale. They sold on Ebay for $22.49.

I discovered Jams World, a Hawaiian-print clothing company, about 3 years ago. I'm not sure what Jams World secret is, but their colors are so bright and true, it's no wonder they are one of the top selling labels in Hawaii. I found these Jams World XS pants last fall. They sold last week for $16.09. Today, I'm shipping them to Hawaii. :) They're tropical, that's for sure.

This beautiful Express Design Studio Shirt was found at a yard sale. Once I got it home, I realized the tags were still on it. I listed it NWT (New With Tags) and it sold for $17.49.

And these Banana Republic Size 2 Charchol Gray Lowrise Flare Jeans sold for $15.50. I try to be as descriptive as possible in my titles to attract the most attention to the item.

On a side note, this Old Navy Sweat Suit sold for $9.99. I wasn't sure if it would sell because the jacket is small and the pants are medium, but it's so cute I thought I'd give it a go. I'm glad I tried.

Remember, Savers has dollar day on Monday & Goodwill has dollar day on Thursday. Wherever you live, you can call your local thrift store and find out if/when they have sale days. Most importantly, have fun and pick up a thing or two for your own closet. I always do.


  1. I love your site and all your great finds. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What gorgeous jewelry and hair ornaments she has! Fun giveaway! I'm a follow of your blog and hers!

  3. Hey! Still reading each entry!

    I'm loving Bella Be Jeweled!!! Thanks for introducing us.

    But, what if we want to email her? She has lots of great things but I don't know how to buy the older stuff. Could you post her email address?


  4. Hello Edie. I know, I'm in love with her stuff too. She's way talented. Her website is
    You can click on the bellabejeweled label in my post or the bellabejeweled label in my tab bar and it will take you directly there.