I HEART YOU!!!

Lover’s Day is almost here – only 19 days to go!  There’s still time to get your sweetie (or yourself :-)) something she’ll treasure.  Here’s a selection of heart themed jewelry, all on sale with free shipping, currently listed in my shop, enjoy!!


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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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BACK IN ACTION!!

So, ok!   The laptop has been rebuilt and I am back up and running, yay!  There are still some tweaks I have to make, but generally it’s 90% done.  It’s so nice to have a quick, well-disciplined laptop again.   But enough of that, today I want to promote some of my gorgeous, handmade lampwork jewelry because it’s 1 month until Valentine’s Day.

We’ll start with this pinkilicious lampwork heart necklace.  It adjusts from 18-20″ and the heart pendant is 1-1/2″ long.  The heart is artisan made and has exquisite detail.  The necklace part is composed of handmade white silvered lampwork rondelles and air bubbled glass encased rondelles, pink quartz gemstone rounds, river stone rounds, tiny ivory lampwork rondelles, bali silver bead caps, pendant slider bail and scrolled heart lobster claw clasp.  This is a really, really pretty necklace and the photo does not do it proper justice!

Next we have this rich, classy study in pale yellow and black.  This adjustable 15″ to 19-1/4″ OOAK designer lampwork necklace features a large, puffy handmade lampwork heart pendant that is 1-1/2″ long. The heart measures just over 1″ and its base color is black with pale yellow, brown and a hint of dove gray in the raku design. The necklace also has two 8mm bronzite rounds, two black with gray dotted rectangle beads, two pale citron yellow faceted czech beads,  black onyx rounds, fancy bali silver bumpy beads, bali silver round Celtic motif beads, fancy bali silver bead caps, bali silver bicones, bali silver serrated rings for the adjustable links and a fancy bali silver heart-shaped lobster claw clasp.   There is also a 1″ dangle at the end of the 8mm links that is made of a small 15mm black lampwork heart, a fancy bali silver end pin, a citron yellow faceted czech bead and fancy bali silver bead caps.

Last but not in the least is this ultra feminine, one of a kind designer handmade lampwork necklace featuring a pink, black and white with pink roses heart pendant, lampwork flower rounds and pink base bumpy ovals, black and pink foiled myuki delica seed beads, white quartz rounds, crystal crackle glass rounds, pink and black swavorski crystal bicones, bali silver bead caps, daisy spacers and a scrolled heart lobster claw clasp.  The necklace adjusts from 17″ to 19-1/4″ and the heart pendant is 2″ long.

If you’d like to see more of my handmade heart necklaces, here’s a quick link to them.  And don’t forget, I am still offering free shipping and everything is on sale.  Enjoy browsing, and happy shopping!!

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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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 !!!!

SHOP WIDE SALE!!!!!

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Just a reminder –  EVERYTHING in the shop is now on sale!!!  Everything has been reduced 10% – so all you frazzled customers with return customer coupons NOW is the time to take advantage of that!!!  Just use your coupon when you check out and you’ll get another 10% off  for a total of 20%!!!!!!!!!!   Why deal with hot, crowded and noisy shopping malls and traffic snarls – so much better to put on those comfy slippers, make a hot cuppa and sit down for a relaxing, un-rushed shopping experience!!  Put on some of your favorite Christmas tunes, and you’re good to go.

I just listed a whole bunch of new pandora style bead sets in different colors – most reduced to $3.59, some a little higher and some a little lower.  How can you beat that?  These bead sets make AWESOME stocking stuffers!!! 

So come on over to the shop and get some major Christmas shopping done, from the comfort of your home.  Here’s a quick link to the shop.  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.

THANK YOU!!!!

I want to say thank you – muchly –  to everyone who’s made a purchase from my shop recently.  I really appreciate your support!  It means a lot, especially since the REACT incident.   I also want to say thank you to all my fellow Etsian’s who have honored me by including my items in their treasuries – Full Curl Archery LLC, Albina Manning, dimitrArt, chelsea and becky, Inita Jansauska, Accents and Petals 2, Galina, eclectika, Emma, Rachel, sobejeweled and Jackie “Crash” Riley.

I know I said I’d be posting some Christmas previews, but things were just too busy today for me to take photos – the little ghoulies were busy banging on the door all day and I was just too scattered to get to it. So, I will write about it instead.  But previews will start to appear soon now.  There are still some items I have to make yet, so give me another week or two and you’ll start to see lots of red and green, and blue and white here!! 

I’ve made a bunch of some really cute limited edition European/Pandora style Christmas and Snowman themed bangles, bead watches and leather bracelets, plus bead sets and snake chain bracelets.  I’m also making some too cute santa bell charms (and yes, they do ring and they are real bells!!)  Christmas tree dangles, snowflake dangles, snowman dangles, mitten dangles – gosh, I’m making a bunch of dangles!!!!  And holiday themed lampwork earrings, too!!  I need to finish making Christmas themed bead sets and then I will sit down with my trusty pliers and start making those dangles and earrings. Plus I’m still waiting for several new beads to arrive.

So, anyone got a spare clone I can borrow for the next 2 months?  aiy.  So much to do so little time!!!! 

Until next time………………

WOOT! NEWS!!!!!!

And so this is way cool – I’ve been accepted into membership with SRAJD!  I am now officially recognized as Self Representing Artist Jewelry Designer #3317.  Sweet!!!  This means that I design, create, manufacture and sell my own jewelry.  This is a nice lift after all the bad things that have happened recently, and much needed to help lift my spirits a little.

Shop sales are still decreasing, and I am officially worried.   I thought they’d bounce back after I bought some advertising – but it looks like I may as well have taken a match to the money I invested because my sales have actually gotten worse.  *sigh* If they don’t pick up soon, it means closing the shop and finding a part-time job.  I hate this.  But I do have to pay bills, and I can’t do it if the shop is not producing.  And I’m starting to see a lot of new shops opening that I just can’t compete with because these are large wholesalers who are based in China.  They are selling Pandora/european style beads and bracelets at prices so low it makes me sick.   If they are allowed to continue this type of undercutting, a lot of other shops who have been selling on Etsy for years will also be forced to close.  It’s just not fair!   So, we’ll see.  The holidays are coming, so I think that will help a lot.  It’s after the holidays that I’m worried about.  I may have to find another on-line venue to sell at.  I am seriously looking into SilkFair.  I have already started setting up a shop – and as soon as I finish making my Christmas stock (all I have left to make are bead sets and take photos) I will begin to list my items on SilkFair.  I’ve already had quite a few inquiries at SilkFair, which is a very good sign.  So stay tuned for more info – I may be leaving Etsy sometime in early to mid 2012. 

And so today is my favorite day of the year – Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!  I LOVE Halloween, always have.  When else do you get to play dress up and become a kid again?  I love checking out all the cute costumes, and the shy little kiddies –  how cute are they?!?!  Unfortunately, Saturday’s Nor’Easter has upset many ghoulish plans this year – and I think this is the earliest we’ve ever gotten snow.  Ick!!!!  I HATE snow!!!! I just hope it’s not an omen of a harsh and frigid winter!

I also want to say that my thoughts and prayers for safety and warmth go out to all my customers on the East coast and New England who were hit hard by Saturday’s storm and who still do not have electric – here we got away lucky with just a light dusting of some slush and snow but a lot of people really got walloped!  My thoughts are with you – I hope you are all keeping warm somehow.  Losing power when it’s cold out is the absolute pits!  It might be time for an early tropical vacation IF you can afford it!

So, that’s it for today.  Tomorrow I need to do thank you’s and preview some new items.   See you then!

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