Monday, March 30, 2009

Back From Vacation

Hey y'all! Just got back last night from my trip to Alabama and I am tired. But lot's to do: unpacking, blogging, tweeting, advertising, listing new items on etsy, etc...

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!

Stay shiny!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

All's Well That Ends Well

I set up my booth at the Tinley Park Recreation Center Craft Fair last weekend. It was my first time selling there and I wasn't sure what to expect from them.

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.

Stay tuned!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I Found a New Ceramic Artist

I received my Beading Daily newsletter the other day and saw an article about a necklace inspired by a ceramic pendant made by Melissa at Chinook Jewelry.

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

Etsy Team Member of the Week

I want to start featuring a team member from my etsy team, The Big Damn Crafters, every week. I will start out with OmShanti Handcrafts.

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!


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