Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This has actually been one of the trickiest things I've ever made with wire. I spent a lot of time first drawing out the design, figuring out a way to fit in the swirls and what to do in the center of it. Then forming the wire to match the drawing. Making the frame was quite frustrating. Keeping everything symetrical is not one of my strong points.
I wanted to do something different with gemstones. I was originally thinking of putting lots of tiny beads in all different collors all over the pendant, but as it came together there was so much going on in it already that I think just the one bead in the center was perfect. And don't you just love that shade of blue?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Overall it wasn't a horrible experience, but I don't think that I bring in enough money to justify the trouble. I made enough to cover the table, materials, dinner, and still have a good amount left over, but I didn't reach my goal.
The day was beautiful. The temperature was warm and there was a beautiful breeze all day. We were under a big tree so we had shade too. One thing I'm very happy about is that I have never had a rude customer. I've heard horror stories from other sellers about rude people and I'm very thankful that they've never come to my table.
After the show was over and we were home and relaxing and watching tv, we both remembered something very important. It was our wedding anniversary! Saturday was the 4th anniversary of our Las Vegas wedding, and we both forgot!
I will leave you with some earrings I just listed
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This heart was really tricky. It involved making several identicle hearts in different colors, cutting them apart, sticking different colored pieces together and adding the teeny tiny little bits of black clay to form the stitches. It reminds me a lot of Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
It turned out to be pretty simple. I bought a bunch of these plastic shoe boxes at Walmart a while ago, for like $.5o I think. Well I took one, drilled a few small holes through the sides, fed some thick wire through and hung the earrings. The wires are low enough that I can still easily put the lid on. And I can just take the box, put it on a shelf in the closet, or put it in the car and go. I love it! Here's what it looked like before all the earrings were in it.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Here are some of the ones I've photographed so far
These incredibly beautiful amethyst beads. It kind of hurst to list them, I mean look how incredibly purple they are. But I never use these in my jewelry. At 6mm, they're really just too big for my taste.
I also came across a ton of these, in all different colors. They look like Swarovski bicones, but they're not. They're actually lucite, but I don't think you can tell the difference just by looking at them
I just know I have more things I can list. Now it's like a scavenger hunt through all my storage bins to see what I can list!
Monday, September 6, 2010
I started a supply shop. It's mainly handmade findings. Earwirs, jumprings, headpins and such. I'm also using it to destash a bunch of beads.
Check it out. I've already had a sale!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
It was rather tricky photographing the shiny surfaces of these little guys. They are so reflective. I have some bigger ones that I made that I will photograph soon
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Something else for my Halloween category. I made a bunch of these little coffin pendants. I tried different placements of the hearts, but I think this one came out the best. Making that little heart was really tricky.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
What's the sale?
Every item in my shop for blog followers is 25% off!!!
To claim the discount just write the word "BLOG" in the notes to seller box at checkout and I will issue you a refund via paypal to reflect the discount. But this won't last long so hurry up and buy something!
(the 25% will override any existing sale discount. For example I have a discount on my featured items, so if you bought one of those you would just get the 25% off)