Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Around the end of 2008, I purchased a domain. It's been on the back burner for a while for lots of different reasons that I won't go into. But now, I'm ready to go live with it. My next big decision is to find a good, reliable, and economic hosting site. I don't want all the bells and whistles.....not yet anyway. Those will come later, along with selling from my site too. For now, I want to be able to just do the basic stuff, upload my jewelry photos, give business info, link to my shops, etc. So..I'm on the search, and I'm really excited! Over this past weekend, it rained a lot, so of course that meant staying inside and playing with my beads. It was SO difficult, but somebody had to do it! :) I made 1 necklace and 3 pairs of earrings, with this pair being one of them. I use the natural light from outdoors to take photos, but it's been cloudy and rainy lately, so Ive been waiting to take my pics. Even though it was still cloudy today, I was able to get a few. These earrings are called, "Soft as a Whisper." I love the way the pale aqua Chalcedony blends with the gorgeous glass Lampworks. I listed these beauties for sale today. To see and read more about them, just go to my Etsy Shop. Until next time...Peace!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
My poor blog must be feeling so lonely lately... I havn't posted in 7 days! I've just been so busy working on my jewelry business. I've ordered business cards, return addy labels, oversized post cards, a "thank you"stamp with my business name, and even a car magnet! All of which will reflect the same design/logo. A good friend of mine (I call her D) said that it helps to be consistant with a design or logo so that shoppers will eventually recognise you. She didn't say that in those exact words, but that's pretty much what she meant. And hopefully... I'm on my way to doing just that! In the meantime...I have listed one of my newest necklaces to my 1000Markets Shop. I call her, "Carmen." She is designed with light amethyst Czech Glass rondelles and Peridot gem rounds surrounding a single puffed Bloodstone teardrop. To read more about it, click here. I've also made a couple of pairs of earrings. One with mini glass Lampworks, and another with white Jasper briolettes. Yummy! Both pairs will be listed for sale once Mother Nature cooperates and will let me take some decent photos. Until next time, have a beautiful Sunday! :D
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I devoted most of my Sunday to editing photos and listing new jewelry pieces to my Etsy Shop and my 1000Markets Shop. I havn't been able to get much done lately due to my oh so loving degenerating health. lol! I know I shouldn't crack jokes about it...taking care of your health is extremely important, but when you have to deal with chronic pain everyday, you find ways to not let it get you down. Anyway, back to my new listings...this first piece is a lovely pair of earrings I call, "Tiffany." They adorn Czech glass beads & gold-brass beads on Antique Copper, and they really shine in the sun. Aloha," is a fun necklace adorning a Sterling Silver flip-flop charm with amethyst Crystals as the centerpiece and links of light-amethyst Czech glass rondelles, faceted Pink Quartz, and the cutest green and bumpy Lampwork beads that I received from my friend, Studio Marcy. The chain is Sterling Silver and closes with a lobsterclaw clasp. Find this necklace in my Etsy Shop. Cherry Drops," a beautiful pair of earrings which contain gorgeous faceted Cherry Quartz rounds with Bali Flower beadcaps on Fine Silver earwires. You can find these in my Etsy Shop as well.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Meet Kristy of Shiny Adornments! Kristy is a very talented jewelry maker and a fellow team-mate on the Artisan Beaders street team. Her talent for wirewrapping is amazing, as you can see with the bracelet above, "Fragrance of forgiveness." This ring is one of my favorites! "Shara - Handmade Pearl Cocktail Ring" If you don't already know, Kristy runs a very popular blog. It rates right at the top of all blogs, containing all kinds of awesome information and features you won't find anywhere else! Check out Kristy's fabulous blog here. Just look at the bling on these stunning earrings from Kristy! "What lies beneath" While Kristy is a Mom, a wife, and works full-time....I don't know how she does it! She really is a strong and outgoing woman and is an inspiration to all women and artisans. To purchase Kristy's handcrafted jewelry, visit her Etsy Shop and her Artfire Shop. Check out Kristy's Flickr page for more photos.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Along with my "CraZy Spring Fling Sale" (25% off every item) I am in the Artisan Showcase on Blockhead Radio. The showcase features images from different artisans that scrolls along the top of the page. Each of the items are handmade and for sale right now. I'm very excited about this! Click here to view the Artisan Showcase. This lovely bracelet "Spring Joy" adorns Prehnite nuggets, faceted olive Czech Glass beads, Peridot Crystal cubes, and Peridot CatsEye butterflies happily wirewrapped together with sterling silver wire & jumprings. It measures 8", and closes with a fun silver butterfly & flower toggle clasp. Take 25% off the price right now during my Etsy Shop Sale. Another handmade bracelet "Lilacs in Bloom" is loaded with glass leaves, glass cubes, seed beads, Catseye butterflies, Fiber-Optic beads, Catseye beads, and Sterling Silver beads that surround a beautiful Glass Lampwork oval decorated with with baby blue raised flowers. It measures 7 & 1/2", and closes with a silver flower & leaf toggle clasp. You can take 25% off this jewelry piece as well. Visit The Jewelry Box today and save!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I've decided to put everything in my Etsy Shop on sale! Includes my newest jewelry pieces too. Lets face it, the economy just plain sux right now, and I don't want people to miss out on purchasing a quality handmade jewelry piece from me, so starting today, April 12th, you can take 25% off any item. A 25% discount will be applied whether you choose 1 item, 2 items, or even 5 items! When finished shopping, please Do NOT Pay. I will send you a revised invoice reflecting your savings. Pretty simple, huh! And a great way to save on upcoming holiday gifts for the jewelry lover in your life. This is one of my newest necklaces, "Playing in the Garden." It's loaded with Czech Glass Teardrops & Citrine Rondelles with a pretty butterfly & flowers adorning Sterling Silver chain. Save $22.00 with 25% off! Another new jewelry piece this year is my "Color me Softly" Copper Shell Pearls & Crystals bracelet. You can save a total of $10.75 for this lovely bracelet. My "Crazy Spring Fling Sale" ends April 30th. Check it out at my Etsy Shop, "The Jewelry Box." Have a great day and Happy Shopping!!
Friday, April 3, 2009
I'm featured on the Artisan Beaders blog for the "Color of the Week" (CoTW) post!! This was a nice happy surprise!! "Many thanks and hugs to Brandi!" :D Brandi is a very good friend of mine that I adore. She makes the most beautiful jewelry too. Click HERE to check out her sweet Etsy shop. I call this necklace "Fun in the Sun Flip Flops!" I find myself making more and more jewelry geared towards Spring and Summer because I'm so ready for it. Yesterday, we actually woke up to almost 2" of snow!! It melted right away, but will Old Man Winter ever leave and go home?! Mother Nature needs to have a serious talk with him. lol! :D Anyway, my Flip Flop necklace will soon be listed in my Etsy Shop. Hope someone out there is enjoying a nice sunny day!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Meet Lynne of "Fireball Beeds." She is a really sweet woman and has an awesome talent for making Lampwork beads and jewelry. Lynne is also a fellow team-mate on the Artisan Beaders Street Team.
This Lampwork tube bead titled, "Dreaming of a tropical island," is one of my favorites!
Lynne lives and creates on a small island called, "Deer Island," in New Brunswick, Canada. How cool is that! She also features her work in a seasonal gallery among other Canadian artists.
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