, Online gift shop owner makes jewelry to relieve stress

October 13, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Linda Blatchford of is recovering from her sprained back and broken hand, resulting from a fall at the end of August. “It’s a long healing process, and difficult to be creative when you’re in pain,” says Linda.

View Linda B’s custom-designed glass and gemstone jewelry, including her new line, “painted glass pendants” at 3 area shows. Affordable prices range from $10 to $100, depending on the gemstones and sterling silver components. Mention the word “fossie” for 10% off.

This is the second time that clients can view new items before they are uploaded onto the Web site, testing a new marketing strategy. is an online gift shop offering books, chocolate, and custom designed jewelry.

Bosses Day, Sweetest Day and the Winter Holidays are coming soon. You’ll save shipping costs by coming to Linda’s booth and buying gifts at the following shows:

Sat., 10/13 from 9 am to 3 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
357 Division
Elgin, IL
Note: You can also purchase and order Katie’s Old Fashioned Chocolates at the Elgin show.

Sat. 11/3 from 9 am to 3 pm
Eastview Middle School - Mistletoe Magic Arts & Crafts
Oak & Lake Streets (behind the Dairy Queen)
Bartlett, IL

Sat. 11/10 from 10 am to 4 pm
Resurrection High School Craft & Holiday Bazaar
7500 West Talcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

“I hope to inspire others to still use their creative energies as part of the healing process, but, using moderation. I overdid making jewelry one weekend because it’s so much fun. It is also a great way to relieve stress.”