Saturday, October 17, 2009
Right now I am reading "Crafts and Craft Shows: How to Make Money" by Philip Kadubek. It has some pretty good advice on the many different ways to sell your crafts.
I was selling at a craft show last week and realised that I had the highest priced jewelry there. Not that it is overpriced...the opposite in fact...it's just that I had the only wire-wrapped and gemstone jewelry there. Does this mean that I need to start concentrating on Fine Arts and Craft shows? Hmmmm. Something to ponder...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
However, I am willing to make some jewelry in other colors. All you have to do is ask.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Fall Festivals and craft shows.
I am all set for two craft shows and looking to book a few more. But before I go, I have to redesign my craft booth. I have some great ideas; both simplistic and earthy. It includes burlap.
Here are a couple more pieces that I have up on etsy..
I purchased a tutorial off of www.jewelrylessons.com by CL Design. The copper pendant has been antiqued and polished. I love them!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
There are plenty of other items featured as well...all gorgeous. Y'all go check them out!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
If you like handmade fabric baskets and cards, go check it out!
The giveway is for a beautiful tan fabric basket with amber beads and it goes until August 31st, 2009. Good luck, y'all!
School starts in a week and we haven't even bought all of the school supplies needed, my mother-in-law is in the hospital with serious problems, and I am worn out.
Ever had one of those months?
I did make a few more necklaces last week. The pendants are ceramic and handcrafted by Melissa at Chinook Jewelry. I think they turned out nicely. What do you think? Remember, I do take criticism in the spirit that it is offered.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 13th
6:45 - 7:15 Colors of the Woods jewelry
I will be having a special sale for those who attend. All of my wine glass markers will be 20% off and if you purchase a necklace, earrings will be 50% off. Hope to see you there!
Here is the official blurb..
A Sassy Affair Shopping Extravaganza
Sponsored by Sassy Sisters In Sales
August 13, 2009
5:00pm - 9:15 pm EST
Various vendors representing a variety of products. There is something for everyone. Games, Prizes, Special Deals, Exclusive Savings! Invite your friends - they won't want to miss this either! All of our guests will be entered for a chance to win fabulous prizes , but you must REGISTER !!!!!!!
Event will take place on WAHMChats.com. In the menu select Chat rooms, enter your name, no password needed. Once logged in you'll be in "the lounge". At the top of the box click on the arrow & choose the room assigned to a Sassy Affair.
Sit back and enjoy the fair! Chime in with questions or comments anytime.
Friday, August 7, 2009
So, I ordered three more pendants from Melissa. It will be fun picking out the color combinations for them.
Oh, and I just found out yesterday that last time I went to my favorite bead store (the day I bought beads for the necklaces mentioned above) I spent waaaaaay more than I intended. $100.00 more!!!! And not on beads.
Yep, I got a traffic ticket and didn't even know it.
It seems that as I was making a right turn on red (didn't see a sign at all) a picture was taken of my car. Why is it some intersections are legal to make a right turn and some aren't? There's so much traffic, sometimes you are so busy making sure it's OK to to turn, that you don't have time or even remember to check for No Right Turn on Red signs. There were none that I saw anyway.
So, lesson learned.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thanks ladies! And thanks to everyone else who participated.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
So, let's see what you've got!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Anywho, she is having a contest over on her blog to name some new glazes she has come up with. Also, just for blogging about her contest, she is having a drawing for a free pendant.
So, go check it out! Go on now!
Y'all know what I'm talking about.
Lots of good designs are coming up. Got some awesome ideas that need to be implemented. (hint) Since I am an Alabama fan, I have some ideas for cute Bama jewelry. My own design, as I don't want to infringe on the university's copyrights.
Plus, I will be ordering more sterling soon and am planning on purchasing metal stamps so I can make personalised necklaces and bracelets.
So, Colors of the Woods has some great things coming up. Stay tuned to this station for more! ;)
Monday, March 30, 2009
My grandmother, bless her heart, fell in love with a couple of pair of copper earrings that I made while I was down there. SO, I gave them to her, knowing she would wear them when they went out to eat, and knowing how much she would tell everyone about them. Family advertising is great!
I scoped out a local craft fair while I was there. Lots of jewelry talent there, but only one who had my style. She wasn't into the wire wrap as much as I, but she did lovely bead work with gemstones beads and pendants. Gorgeous! Here is her info...
Lilah Broxton Designs - B'ham, AL
I am lovin' working with sterling silver now. Just posted some in my etsy shop, so y'all come on ever and check them out!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
As soon as I walked in, I noticed that there were a LOT of other jewelry crafters there.
At first, I thought they had put us all together in one room ( we were spread out into six or seven smaller rooms), but then word trickled in from the other rooms that they had just as many jewelry folk set up in there as well.
Tinley obviously did not limit the types of crafts who signed up.
Regardless, I did pretty well and they show was very fun to do. I think I was one of the only ones there who did copper wirework and I had lots of customers tell me that my jewelry was unique.
That's what I wanted to hear! :)
Sold a lot of copper rings and had requests for sterling silver. So the other day, I ordered 30 feet of silver wire and have a lot of projects planned for it.
Friday, March 6, 2009
You know how it is. You see a focal bead or an unusual pendant and just have to make something with it.
That's what I did.
I immediately went over to her website and ordered two pendants from her Botanical collection. Not only did I receive what I ordered, she also sent me a free pendant. Bless her heart. Now that's what I call customer appreciation.
Here is what I made with the square pendant.
I thought it turned out rather well with the unakite beads.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Her Minty Footy Spray is awesome for your feet. I bought some a few months ago and love it! Sometimes at night, I can't sleep because my feet are hot. So I spray a little of the footie spray and it cools them off.
Check omshanti and the other BDC team members for some great handcrafted items!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
At first I was very excited about it, but now I am having doubts as to how it looks.
I want it to be special, so I thought of adding a cherry quartz rose bead for the pater instead of another shamrock bead.
What do you think?
Monday, February 23, 2009
Unfortunately, most of the classes that I'd love to take are closed already. I guess this is one of the events in life that you have to make reservations for a year in advance. Kind of like a big wedding.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I have decided to start offering a weekly bargain in my etsy shop and I'll feature it here on the blog.
This week, I am offering the Walk in the Woods Necklace. It is made of jasper beads and has a silver tree pendant and a silver plated "s" hook clasp. The colors of the beads are just beautiful and remind me of a summers day in the woods.
Just click on the Buy Now button on my side bar and be looking out for more weekly bargains every Saturday.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The first group that I joined was the Big Damn Crafters.
They got the name from an episode of Firefly, which is the common thread that binds us in this group. We are all Browncoats...fans of the cancelled show Firefly and the movie Serenity. So we have contests to make the best Firefly-themed items each month and we post promotions in Etsy Promotions that sometimes are themed to Firefly.
If you are fans of this series or just looking for something different, check out the BDCers on Etsy. Just type in TeamBDC on Etsy's search box. There are some very talented crafters/designers on there.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
There are a bunch of beginner lessons on making findings such as jump rings, chains, simple pendants and tumbling. Also, you can learn to make intricate designs such as a wire-wrapped cabochon, and how to oxidize the metal with eggs.
Some lessons are free and some aren't, but there are some mighty good designs on there and some nice designers willing to share and teach you as well, such as Bobbi from My Wired Imagination.
Friday, February 6, 2009
I love copper and love working with it, so this techinque might be something to look into for the future. Here is an example of a flame-painted pin.
Flame painting involves a using a torch to heat the copper. Different degrees of heat make different colors. I can just imagine making a pendant using this technique. Isn't it beautiful???? This heart was made by a husband and wife team. You can find them at www.coppercolorists.com
Monday, February 2, 2009
I am just sitting here in my home office, hanging up pictures, a white board, cleaning off my desk, etc... Not very entertaining, I admit, but I need to get on my blog more often and share my beading adventures with you.
I just signed up with twitter.com. You can find me at www.twitter.com/colorsofthewood. The full name couldn't be added due to it being too long, so the final "s" is missing.
Now I just have to figure out how to tweet.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Looks like there are a few artists/designers in there. I haven't been able to explore much of the site yet, but it looks user friendly and so do the people.
Y'all come on over and check us out!