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.

BEAUTIFUL BRIOLETTES!!!

Wouldn’t a pair of these earrings look great dangling from your ears? And they’re so versatile – they’re suitable for the office as well as a night out. These hand-wrapped, hand-made briolette earings are really gorgeous – they really sparkle in the light! Wear these and you’re sure to get oodles of compliments!

And right now, all of these beauties are on sale, and shipping is free! 

Need something for that New Year’s Eve party you’re going to?  There’s still time to get these if you purchase USPS Priority Shipping!

These AA high quality 12mm Blue Flash Gray Labradorite Smooth Heart Briolette earrings are both timeless and classy – and are beyond gorgeous. You can wear these anywhere and feel like a regal princess. Wear them day or night – to work or to a fancy affair – and your ears will always be well dressed and you’re bound to get numerous compliments on them!  They measure 2-1/4″ long.

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Or what about these AAA high quality freshwater baroque coin pearl earrings?  Both timeless and sophisticated, they will always be in style.  The pearls measure 12x15mm and are a natural shell champagne color with a beautiful, shining rainbow lustre and nacre. I have lovingly hand wrapped them in 925 sterling silver wire. The ear wires are also 925 sterling silver. They are just shy of 1-3/4″ long.

Not into pearls? Then how about these gorgeous London blue quartz faceted briolets? They are hand wrapped with sterling silver wire and hang from .925 sterling silver ear wires. They measure 2″ long. These briolets are really gorgeous – they really sparkle in the light! Wear these and you’ll get oodles of compliments.

But not to worry, if these aren’t what you’re looking for there are more in the shop – all gorgeous, all on sale!  Here’s a link, happy shopping !!!!

SALES, THANK YOU’S AND TREASURIES!!!!!!!!!!

Before I get to the treasury I need to offer some over due thank you’s to my customers for your continued support! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! And I also need to say thank you to some fellow Etsian’s who honored me by including some of my jewery in their treasuries – click on the links to see them (and it’s an awesome way to get Christmas gift ideas if you’re stuck!) – GaliaK Quilting, ponderosaquilter, Galina, Rachel, Mrs B, Jennifer McKinnie, Shannon Nardi, Adrian Canfield, Shop Owner, Dee Blakeslee and Kate.

So, here’s that treasury – a small snapshot of some of the Christmas earrings I am offering this year! Check them out!!  These make awesome gifts for coworkers and friends.  Most of them are ooak – so if you see something you absolutely have to have buy it now before it’s gone!  And guess what?  Got a new 10% off sale going on right now on absolutely everything in my shop!!!!! This is the best time ever to use those return customer coupons for BIG savings – woot!! – Happy shopping!!

‘CHRISTMAS EARRINGS!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

 


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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

CHRISTMAS TREASURY TIME!!

I was going through my inventory this past weekend and I found a bunch of super cute Christmas earrings, so I’ve just listed them all in the shop.  I also made a new treasury for them, which is at the end of this feature.  I will be making more soon  – more snowmen, mittens, lampwork rondelles with red and green flowers, peppermint candies, Christmas bears, and so much more! 

Speaking of treasuries, my European/Pandora style leather Christmas bracelet was just included in a Hey Handmade! treasury – thank you so much, Tim!  The bracelet is now being favorited by a lot of people!! WooT!!   Here’s a LINK to the treasury – please take a few minutes to check it out!!

So, here’s that treasury – a mini-preview of some of the Christmas earrings I will be offering this year!  Check it out!!  Most of these are ooak – so if you see something you absolutely have to have buy it now before it’s gone!  Happy shopping!!

‘CHRISTMAS EARRINGS!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

 


Lampwork Santa Earr…

$10.00

Lampwork Snowmen Ea…

$10.00

Silver Christmas Tr…

$8.00

Lampwork Earrings L…

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Lampwork Teddy Bear…

$10.00

Lampwork Santa Earr…

$10.00

Lampwork Earrings L…

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Lampwork Snowmen Ea…

$10.00

Stocking earrings C…

$8.00

Lampwork Teddy Bear…

$10.00

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Snowmen earrings CE…

$8.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

2 OF MY ITEMS FEATURED IN HEY HANDMADE!

Well, the Hey, Handmade! e-catalog has been released and 2 of my items are in it!  How exciting! Just click on the titles/links to see the Hey Handmade!  listing.

European Style Bead Watch
This listing is for a custom designed European(Pandora) style bead watch, which you and I will collaborate on making – it will be designed to your specs and your price range – all you have to do is tell me what price range you are looking for and what colors – and if you want any specific beads – and voila!  your bead watch is born!!  What’s awesome about this watch is that you can change the beads and use what you have in your bead collection to match your attire!!   All you  have to do is email me via Etsy to get started.  After that, I will put together a few samples and mail you photos to look at – if I get lucky and one of them resonates with you, we’re done and I will make you a reserved listing so you can process payment.  If not, we go back and forth until I come up with the watch of your dreams!!  I’ve done this many times and it’s an easy and very fun process – and we get to know each other a little bit while collaborating – how much better can it get?

European/Pandora Style Christmas Themed Leather Bracelet

 This is a themed Christmas bracelet – filled with memory provoking charms –  designed to center around the Christmas tree and gift giving.  And when the merry season has passed, you can switch out the themed beads and replace them with beads from your collection to wear for every day.  This bracelet is also one heck of a gorgeous Christmas gift for that special someone!  and it’s filled with high-quality beads – all at the fraction of the price for an authentic Pandora – and the quality is so good you’ll wonder why someone would spend all that money on a Pandora bracelet when they can have one that looks just as good!!!

So, these are just 2 of the items I am planning on offering for this Christmas season – I am putting together my complete Holiday Line right now.  Check my shop often for all the new listings that are coming soon – more themed holiday European style bracelets (leather, bangles, snap clasp bracelets), bead sets and charms as well as Christmas themed earrings!!  I’ve got a ton of new stuff to make, take photos of and list in the next 2-3 weeks, and what I have coming is absolutely gorgeous.

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.

FALL AND HALLOWEEN EARRINGS!!!!!

So for today’s shop news – more new items have been listed – lots of fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving themed earrings and pandora dangles, and a couple of Christmas themed dangles, too!

Check out these gorgeous, hand-made artisan lampwork pumpkin earrings, so pretty and the Swavorski crystal bicone dangles really catch the light and have great movement!

And how cute are these scarecrow earrings? Each scarecrow is 1″ and is hand-made, hand-painted ceramic, and the pumpkins are hand-made artisan lampwork beads – just the perfect size! For sparkle I’ve added some Swavorski crystal bicones and the ear wires are .925 sterling silver.

And what Halloween wouldn’t be complete without the Count? Vampires are a hot trend ever since the movie, “Twilight,” was released so you’ll be very trendy when you wear these to celebrate boo day!!! The Count and his Coffin are both hand-made, hand-painted ceramic beads that are complimented with Bali silver turban beads, .925 sterling silver ear wires and blood red Swavorski crystal bicones – I can almost hear him saying, “I vant to bite your neck! MMMMWWAAHAHAAHHAHAHAA!!”

There are also flying witches and black cats, hip hop ghosts, Jack Skellington’s, witches hats, skulls, haunted houses, booga-woogas, sugar skulls, candy corn – so much more!!! 

Want to see more? Here’s a link so you can browse through all the Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving items I have recently listed – if you see something you want act soon because they are going very fast and I will not be making more.

HAND WRAPPED BRIOLETTES!!!!!!!!!!

I recently made some new briolette earrings, check them out! Wouldn’t a pair of these earrings look great dangling from your ears? And they’re so versatile – they’re suitable for the office as well as a night out. All of these hand-wrapped briolette earings are really gorgeous – and wow do they sparkle in the light! Wear these and you’re sure to get oodles of compliments.

These AA high quality 12mm Blue Flash Gray Labradorite Smooth Heart Briolette earrings are both timeless and classy – and are beyond gorgeous. You can wear these anywhere and feel like a regal princess. Wear them day or night – to work or to a fancy affair – and your ears will always be well dressed and you’re bound to get numerous compliments on them!  The smooth, heart shaped briolettes measure 12x12mm and when the light hits them just so they emit a lightening blue flash. I have lovingly hand wrapped them in 925 sterling silver wire and dangled them from antique silver plated filigree peacock connectors. The ear wires are also 925 sterling silver. They are 2-1/8″ long and are very lightweight.

 

And how about these faceted London Blue quartz gemstone briolettes? This is such a luscious shade of blue – not too dark, not too light. They are hand wrapped with sterling silver wire and hang from .925 sterling silver ear wires. They are 2″ long.

These black onyx tear drop briolettes are suitable for any occasion, day or night. They dangle gracefully from tiny sterling silver tulip themed beads and are so classy and chic!! The two gorgeous black onyx briolettes are hand wrapped with fine sterling silver wire and measure 2-1/2″ long. The ear wires are also .925 sterling silver.

Or maybe you like the whimsy of these beautiful butterfly themed faceted ruby red quartz gemstone briolettes? Now these really make a statement! The two gorgeous ruby red briolettes are hand wrapped with sterling silver wire and measure 2-1/2″ long. The ear wires are .925 sterling silver.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these gorgeous earrings, just click on its photo and you’ll go right to the shop listing. If you’d like to see more of my hand-wrapped briolette earrings, here’s a link.

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