Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekend Update

My wire crocheting skills are slowly's a picture for your evaluation. I went bead shopping yesterday and came home with more tools than beads, but that's not a bad thing! I got a ball pien jewelry hammer to use when hammering wired jewelry, a set of mandrels to help make neat coiled circles and curlicues, plus some steel bookmarks that can have beaded lengths added to them! I'm really excited about the bookmarks, as I've wanted to try my hand at them for a long while. Keep your eyes and blogger dashboards open for pictures soon!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Technique

So I was in JoAnn Fabrics yesterday, browsing through their newly revamped bead section, hunting for some inspiration. I came across a book: "Crocheted Wire & Bead Jewelry" by Jacqui Harris. Woohoo!! Inspiration struck! I grabbed the book and started looking. The end of the story is that I went home with an odd assortment of beads, 2 crochet hooks, and two colors of 26 gauge wire! I've crocheted ever since I was little, but the idea of using WIRE to crochet with was completely unique. Once I get the technique down, I've got tons of new ideas for necklaces and bracelets. Watch out world: I'm armed with wire, beads, and a crochet hook!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Today is a good day! I sold a necklace today to a friend and it's already shipped! I came up with a new packaging idea last night which will let me use some fabric I've had my eye on. I also listed a few new items on Etsy. They got a fair amount of views right away, which is encouraging. I can only hope that those views will turn into sales! Here's a picture of the necklace that I listed. The beads are actually lava, which I think is really cool. Check them out on Etsy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

So I decided to run a small promotion for my Etsy shop: get a free pair of earrings with any purchase from my shop! These "freebie" earrings are NOT ones posted in my shop, but will have the same quality of workmanship as anything you see in the shop! Happy shopping!

Monday, July 5, 2010

New Listing & Critique!

So my laptop is finally working again (thank you so very much, husband!) and so now I can post new items on Etsy, work on my photographs, do blogging...all that good stuff!

Here's a picture of and link to my latest listing on Etsy: a beautiful pair of earrings with peridot Swarovski crystals!! A great way to lighten up a summer outfit!

I've also been selected for a shop critique by Aunt Karen's Creations blog!!! Drop by and leave a comment for the critique at