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Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Supplies!

Well, I broke down and bought new supplies. the challenge for the summer of not buying any new supplies to use what I have on hand ended. I did really well for about two months on the challenge, but I was really get bored of my beads and I was almost completely out of sterling silver wire. I now have it organized and put all away. I did design a new pair of earrings from some of my new supplies.
I some swarovski chatons that I ordered a while in error, and didn't want to send them back since I made the mistake. I found some chaton settings to put them in and it is a link with 2 loops. I added a wire wrapped link of swarovski briolette below the link and they look great.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Having a Trunk Show

I'm having a trunk show at one of the shops I consign my jewelry. This Saturday will be the first trunk show that I will be doing. I have a lot of jewelry that I have made, so I know that buyers will have a very large assortment of jewelry to choose from. The owner of the shop also advertised the show in the newspaper, so that should help get some needed exposure for the sale. I'm also giving out a coupon that is good for free shipping in my etsy shop. I hope that will help with the upcoming holiday shopping.
In the picture is one of my newest pieces a copper chainnmaille bracelet. I started getting more serious about learning chainmaille.

Monday, July 21, 2008

New to project wonderful

I'm somewhat computer challenged so it takes me a couple of hours or even days to figure new things out. Well, I had been reading about project wonderful and how it can help drive traffic to your blog and increase your traffic to your etsy site. So, I had signed up for project wonderful weeks ago and couldn't figure it out so I never returned again until last week. I was determined that I really wanted to start putting some ads on people's blogs, so I checked out some of the threads on etsy about project wonderful to find some free and cheap ad space. After a short while I figured it out and starting putting some of my ads up on their blogs. I think it's a great way to advertise on a small budget. It's even more exciting to check out the stats on the sites you advertise on. Today I got approved to have ad space on my blog. I was really excited, because I really didn't think I would get approved.
If you had been thinking about increasing your views and advertising I think you might want to check it out. Here is the link-

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Chained Necklace

I finally decided to sit down and create a piece of jewelry using the chainmaille technique. I had tried a very basic pattern a few years ago and found out it was very time consuming as well as costly, if done in sterling silver. I found out some of the patterns were really confusing and thought it would be really challenging to try some of the difficult ones. I don't fully understand the term AR, but have a book to learn more about this. I have decided I really want to learn the box chain and thinking I will try that one next, if I can master it. I also found it difficult that the tutorials are done for right handed people and of course that makes it a challenge being left handed. I spent the last couple days making this new necklace which is a basic chain in artistic brand copper wire. It started out to be a bracelet and I really didn't like the way it was turning out so I decided to make it a necklace. Well, I really love the results.If you get a chance stop by my etsy shop and take a peek.