NEW FOR THE NEW YEAR!!

So I am back, and contrary to plans the laptop has not yet been rebuilt – life just got in the way.  But it really has to be done – every time I use the laptop it gets slower and more error plagued.  Plus I have to install a new Norton AV as the current one will expire in 4 days.  So.  Looks like this weekend will be the time as I have to get out to the PO and do some food shopping tomorrow, and also make a trip to B&N to just sit and browse some jewelry mags and books over a very large cappuccino and maybe a piece of something sweet or savory.  This means I will be gallivanting most of the day, but I really do need to get out for a bit and get rid of the cabin fever that’s started creeping up on me!!

In the meantime, thank you’s are overdue my dear customers – I truly appreciate your support and purchases in this tough economy.  You know what I do when I feel down?  I go browsing through all the awesome feedback you guys leave me.  I get such a tremendous lift reading how happy you all are with your new bling and complimenting me for the fast shipping and great service.  Thank you.  I am sending big cyber hugs to you all because you touch my heart with your kindnesses!

And thank you, too, my fellow Etsian’s who keep honoring me by including my items in your treasuries.  I can’t tell you how nice it is to see all the new treasuries listed in My Treasuries on Etsy.  Thank you for the time you take to do that!  I appreciate your efforts so very much!  So thank you SarahT, grahtoestudio, Denise DeKemper, Linda Hawkins and Linda Hope.

And now, here are some new items for 2012 – new, higher grade pandora style murano lampwork beads, new charms ( including authentic Pugster’s!) and new types of bracelets.  There’s more to come, too.  I’ve been at it purchasing and restocking my supply of handmade artisan lampwork beads to make new Viking Knit and hand strung lampwork jewelry.  It’s been far too long since I sat and created anything – so that will stop very, very soon.  I will be spending less time online and more time creating this year.  I have to make some new and beautiful things for Spring before I burst! 

Here’s a look at some of the new beads, charms and that toggle bracelet – and just a reminder that everything in the shop is still on sale with free shipping!!!! 


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TIME TO SHOP FOR LOVER’S DAY!!

So, it’s right around the corner – Valentine’s Day.  Now’s the time to shop so you get your order in time for the day of romance.  What to get, what to get…….  Looking for something special for someone special?  Take a look at these gorgeous, handmade artisan lampwork necklaces and pandora style jewelry- anyone who gets one of these will be more than thrilled!

‘ALL HEARTS DAY – FEB 14TH’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

Been hankering for a pretty piece of valentine’s day jewelry?


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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

…a little late.  My apologies!  I do hope you all had an awesome New Year’s though!  Been having some problems with my laptop, which is why I wasn’t able to write this sooner, and it looks likes the damn malware has done me in again. 

My laptop is working, but barely.  I am going to have to format the hard drive and reinstall Windows, all my programs and all my files and photos and music.  *sigh*  Not how I wanted to start the new year!  But before my system dies completely, I have to back up my extensive files and then it’ll take a day or two to rebuild it. 

So, before I disappear again for a few days, I just wanted to let you know the shop will remain open but I won’t be able to respond to emails for a few days.  And I am still having a sale and free shipping, so if you have a coupon now’s the time to use it to get the bling Santa didn’t bring you :-)) 

Here’s a treasury of some of the new items I just added recently, plus some items that would make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts!  February 14th is right around the corner, as is St Patrick’s Day (March 17th) and Easter (April 8th).  I’ll be making new items with those holiday themes, plus new items in spring colors.  *sigh* so much to do, so little time….

 


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LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW

‘LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!!!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

Snowmen have invaded my shop!!! Check out my Christmas themed Snowmen pandora/european stye beads, bracelets and watches!! Perfect for holiday giving at affordable prices!

 


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CHRISTMAS PANDORA STYLE BEAD SETS !!!!!!

‘CHRISTMAS PANDORA STYLE BEAD SETS’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

A great selection of greens and reds to festivise your bracelet or necklace for the holidays!! These make awesome stocking stuffer, too! Come on over to my shop and check out the large selection of bead sets!!


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HALLOWEEN SALE ENDING FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gosh, how the days have been flying!  I have to apologize for not writing sooner!  That said, I also have to apologize to my customers and fellow Etsians for not thanking them promptly!!!  The good news is that I have finally, FINALLY!! finished editing all those deactivated listings.  *sigh* what an enormous, annoying, irritating thing.  Well, at least it’s done.  Now I can move forward again with getting ready for Christmas!

So I see a lot of you favoriting my handmade lampwork Halloween earrings!!! But time to hurry – Halloween is only 2 weeks away and shipping takes 2-5 business days AND more importantly!! My Halloween Sales Event will end tomorrow at midnight – so hurry hurry over to take advantage of the 20% off mark down!!!! Here’s a quick LINK.

I need to say thanks to my awesome customers, and even more so to those of you who keep coming back to shop with me again and again.  I can’t begin to tell you how much that means to me – and it’s one of the things that has helped to keep me going through this whole nightmare – so thank you!!!!  I am sending you all a big cyber hug!!  And thank you to all my fellow Etsians who keep honoring me by including me in their treasuries!!  Thank you all so very much – I am humbled by you all. 

This is a list of all the recent treasuries I’ve been included in – with links to the treasuries themselves.  So please, get yourself a cup of mojo and sit down and check out these awesome collections of Etsy offerings – I think treasuries are the best way to brainstorm gifting ideas, hands down!!  I have been remiss in getting over to all the treasuries and commenting and sending thank you convos due to a lack of time, but I will get there eventually!  and Nadin,  a very special thanks to you for including me in 4 of yours!! holy cow!! and another special thank you to Dena from SMArtsbyDena for including me in 2 of hers. Wow!!!!

 Nadin,
Nadin again, Nadin again, Nadin yet again!!, theblueeggevents, misticdesigns, cphtgirl, MysticRealmsArtist, corkycrafts, rewildingceramics, snugglywugglyblanket, anandabijoux, SMArtsbyDena, giftagaingiftbags, cutthefish, SMArtsbyDena again.

SALE!!!!!!

It’s been awhile since I threw a sale, and I have some Halloween and fall items still available in limited quantities – so I’ve decided to throw a 10% Off  Halloween/Fall Sale!!  Included are all almost all of my handmade Halloween lampwork earrings, European style beads and bracelets, and all other items with fall colors or themes for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Here’s a LINK to see all 145 items (as of this moment) at a glance, and Etsy on Sale has a wonderful new feature that allows you to see the original price mark down.  So, if you’re looking for something new for the fall or Halloween, now’s the time as this sale will end 10/14/11, so hurry while there’s still good pickins!!! :-))  (and for those of you with coupons, need I say more?!)

Ok, next order of business are the thank you’s!!! to all my wonderful and faithful customers – there are so many of you now, and  God bless you all!!  And thank you to  shopthinkingofU and rstevo9 and AshnicDesign and purelysimpledesigns and punkytutus and brightrosecreations and supersupplies4u and stippofalltrades doodleprincess and retrovintiques and literaryberry and terrymillsphoto and pasin and earlums for including my items in your wonderful treasuries – which I really appreciate!  So thank you all!

Lastly, am down to just 200 items now left to edit and reactivate.  Some of the bracelets will require new or retouched photos as I can no longer display anything with a PANDORA logo on it.  SO, even though the photos will show a plain clasp chances are good that they will be stamped until I deplete my stock of snake chains and leather bracelets.  I will be restocking plain clasps from now on so if you want a bracelet with a logo on it now’s the time to get one.

NEW ITEMS IN THE SHOP!!!!!

I’ve been busy making Pandora style jewelry again – bead sets, watch beads and bangles – and also adding new gemstone beads.  (I’ve just made a ton of new Pandora style bracelets in blacks and whites to replenish dwindling listings in those colors, but I need to take pictures and list them yet.)  SO, here’s a sampling, take a look and if you see something you want to price or have to have, just click on its photo. 

Are you looking for Autumnm colors on the trees and not finding any?  It’s probably too soon yet, depending on where you live, but my memories of autumn leaves in oranges, reds, golds, yellows, browns and purples inspired these bead sets.

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Maybe you’re looking for an autum-themed bracelet?  Check out these two beauties!  Each of these is loaded with 925 sterling silver beads, lampwork beads, gemstone beads and a rhinestone spacer – one is red-themed (this would also be very suitable for the Christmas season, even more so if you add a few green beads) and one is brown-themed..

But maybe you’re not looking for autumn colors, or maybe you already have them, or maybe (so many maybes!!! :-))  you need to buy that special someone a birthday gift – and speaking of birthdays I have one coming up on October 15th – and I can tell you this – if I wasn’t in this business I’d would absolutely LOVE it if someone bought me one of these beauties!!  :-))

 

So, if you’re in the market for something for a loved one or for yourself!!  (yes, you are allowed to indulge yourself now and then – you work hard for it!!!) check out all the new items in my shop.  Here’s a quick LINK. Happy browsing and happy shopping!!!

BANGLES IN THE HOUSE!!!!

Not into fiddling with clasps? Want the look of a bangle? Look no further! Here’s a new way to wear your Pandora style beads! So simple to add beads to – just screw off the ball at the end and add your beads and viola – instant bangle.

What’s really nice about this bracelet (and a feature that other bangles lack) is that it has risers placed at each 1/3 of the bracelet – this allows you to position 2 lock beads on the inside of the risers to keep 8-9 beads on the top of the bracelet so they won’t slide around. In other words, the locks keep the beads centered on the bracelet and on top of your wrist.

And, if one of the little balls should accidentally screw itself off you won’t lose any beads. The lock beads can also be used with the pandora style snake chain/clasp style and leather bracelets. If you’d like to purchase lock beads, I have several nice styles available in my shop – here’s a link.

I’ve also just listed four ready-to-wear bangles in different colors, and I plan to list four more in the colors of green, navy blue, pink and brown. Just click on the link above to see ones I haven’t posted here.

PANDORA STYLE GEMSTONE BEADS!!!!

Before I start today’s feature, I want to thank all my customers for shopping with me and also thank some of you for taking the time out of your busy day to convo me at Etsy that you got your order and are happy with it.  I appreciate that a lot – it not only allows me to relax! that you got the order, but that you were happy with everything.  I really want you all to be happy with your purchases.  Perhaps even more importantly,  please do contact me if there is anything you are not satisfied with and I will try to put a smile back on your face. 

And I also want to thank my fellow Etsian’s who have extended the courtesy of including something from my shop in their treasuries.  It’s always a wonderful feeling to see my items being selected by you for the awesome treasuries you create!!  So thank you Starina23, RabbitHollowPrims, SweetLilyTutus, RuffAroundtheEdges, carielewyn, TrembleRose and coollight.  (Just click on the links to see all the treasuries!)

SO, now onto the feature – Pandora style Gemstone Beads!  Gotta say it, I carry a huge variety of them in my shop and at awesome prices.  I have agates and jaspers and turquoise and malachite and tiger’s eye and, well, the list goes on and on and on….  :-))

This is called Grab Fire Agate, and it’s quite unusual but also gorgeous. Crab fire agate beads have a glowing rusty orange color with scattered veins of gray-white. Rather than having the distinctive banded appearance of many agates, crab fire agate has a “crackled” look. The web-like pattern of white crackles is created via heat treatment, and color enhancement produces the fiery oranges and reds. Some of the beads are translucent and seem to glow from with within.

Check out this absolutely gorgeous bead – purple dragon vein agate (one of my personal faves!).  Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically. It enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists.

We all know this is Tiger’s Eye, but do you know about any of it’s properties?   Tiger’s eye (tigers eye, tiger eye, tiger iron) is a member of the quartz group of chalcedonies. It is one of the chatoyant gemstones. Chatoyancy exhibits a changeable silky luster as light is reflected within the thin parallel fibrous bands. This effect is due to the fibrous structure of the material. 
Tiger iron is composed of tiger’s eye, red jasper and black hematite. The rippled wavy bands of color often resemble a scenic view. Tiger’s eye is mined in Western Australia, South Africa, USA, Canada, India, Namibia, and Burma. Many legends about quartz say that wearing tiger’s eye (which is a form of quartz) is beneficial for health and spiritual well-being. Legend also says it is a psychic protector, great for business, and an aid to achieving clarity.

To see all the other Pandora style Gemstone Beads in shop, here’s a quick LINK. Happy browsing!!

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