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Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday - Cyber Monday ***FREE SHIPPING***

I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed on Black Friday through Cyber Monday.  Offer good until 11:59 on 11/ my Etsy Shop! Get your shopping done early! Tempting preview...ENJOY! Happy shopping, hope you all get the best deals in town.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

TIP--Handmade Tools

I posted before about the cost of tools for jewelry making , so I made some of my own. Like I said in my last post, I still  like to find household objects that will work for me. I had in my mind that I wanted something very sturdy and solid to make earring hoops and large soldered rings. I searched around and came up with nothing, well not really....there was always the broom stick.  But I couldn't find a variety of sizes.  So off to Home Depot I went.  I purchased four larger dowel rods in the following sizes: 7/8 inch, 1 inch, 1.25 inches, 1.5 inches, all in hard oak.  Cost about $12!! I came home and sawed off a 9 inch piece...drilled a large hole to accomodate up to 10 gauge wire for use with wire wrapping for rings. Here's what the dowels look like:

So far they are working out great, I just put them in my bench vice and start wrapping and hammering! Here's a sneak peak at what I made, to be listed in my Etsy Shop soon!

Not bad for not using conventional tools~hope you enjoyed this post and it will be useful to you or someone you know! Have a great day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Funny video I found on you tube

I was just browsing YouTube and came across this funny video...thought I'd share it with you all! What Cats Really Think of Us When We Are Talking To Them! LOL...I'm guilty of talking to my three cats this way...and I'm sure they think I'm nuts. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Marvelous Monday...well only because I had the day off!!

I was blessed to have today off...the weather was unseasonably warm for November! Temps in the high 60's, sunny and not a cloud in the sky...just perfect.  I spent the majority of  my day indoors, taking photos. I get my best shots when the sun is shining and the natural light filters in through the windows.  So, although I would have rather traversed the land today, I am so happy that I got all my jewelry photos taken.  Now the long process of uploading and listing. Will save a few for each day!  I'd love to have at least 100 items in my shop before the holiday season arrives. Here's two fresh listings for you all to enjoy!  Hoping to post my "featured facebook fan #4" in the next few days...all depends on how the day goes!

Pia: Deep purple quartz is snuggled next to a gorgeous iridescent coppery purple rondelle, the focal pendant hangs from an antiqued flower chain!

Simplistic: Vintage acrylic grey nugget bead, perfect for everyday wear, goes with everything...very simple!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Featured Facebook Fans...#3 Sister Jewelry

Whoa...I am so far behind this week, I feel like I'm paddling backwards and I'm never going to catch up!  I wanted to post this earlier this week, but totally ran out of time.  I haven't made any new designs this week because I've been so busy at my full-time job that I've been exhausted after coming home, and have had little time for anything else.  I had a "girls" day with my adorable 7 year old niece today...(who's now sleeping soundly...ahhh!) and I now have a moment to relax and get up-to-date with my blog. 

So as promised here is my featured facebook fan #3--SisterJewelry.  You can find her designs on Artfire! She is Member & Sponsor of SRAJD (Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer).  Her passion is watches, necklaces and bracelets.  I've chosen a few items that I like to show off for this unique jewelry designer.

Black Onyx with two-toned watch face!  Perfect for all your wardrobe needs, very versatile.

Please visit SisterJewelry on Artfire!  That's all for this post, ENJOY! May the rest of your weekend be joyful and happy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Weekend Designs

Weekend designs....updating my shop, getting ready for the upcoming holiday season! More designs to come...stay tuned!  Tomorrow I plan to post my next Featured Facebook fan #3. 

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