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.

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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$2.00

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$3.50

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$2.00

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$2.50

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$8.99

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$8.49

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$9.99

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$1.00

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$8.99

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$2.00

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$13.99

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$12.99

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$2.75

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$18.49

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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.

MORE NEW ITEMS IN THE SHOP!!!

“Double, double toil and trouble…”

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate this fun holiday than by wearing this Halloween themed bracelet? It’s loaded with some of my new and awesome Halloween charms – smiling skull, happy ghost, haunted castle and goofy pumpkin. This bracelet is so much fun!! It’s the only one in my shop, so hurry before someone else snatches it up!! 

This will fit a size 7-1/2″ wrist.

Right now I’m scouring my sources looking for lampwork and silver plated Halloween and Christmas themed beads to make earrings with, and I’ve already got some pretty awesome Pandora style Halloween and Christmas themed beads on order.  Keep a watch out for Halloween and Christmas themed pandora style leather bracelets similar to the one above but not quite as full, and for a  lower price.   Also keep an eye out for more Pandora style add-a-bead watches and bangles.  It’s going to be an exciting fall and Christmas in the shop this year!!

Would you like to see more of my Pandora/European style bracelets? Just click here http://www.etsy.com/shop/CookalasHouseOfCards?section_id=6079224

ON SALE!!! PANDORA STYLE BRACELETS, NECKLACES, BEAD SETS AND 925 STERLING CHARMS!!!!!

Wouldn’t you love to own one of these gorgeous bracelets?  Pandora is THE hottest jewelry trend to hit the US in recent years, period!  And it’s no wonder why – the bracelets are so versatile and customizable.  Once you have the bracelet, you can pick and choose the charms and beads you like and viola! you have a bracelet that’s all your own, designed by you for you. 

And the excitement doesn’t end there.  You can purchase lampwork bead sets in my shop in all the colors of the rainbow – a color for each color in your wardrobe.  Wearing pink today?  Just slide your pink beads onto your bracelet and in two minutes you’re completely color matched and ready to go. 

If you’re soon to be a bride, one of these bracelets would make an awesome keepsake gift for your bridal party!!  Just think, every time your girls wear it they will be reminded of your special day.  And if they want they have the option of building a collection of beads for every color outfit they own.  Now that is an everlasting and thoughtful thank you gift! 

I am more than happy to customize the number of bracelets you need according to your bridal colors – how cool is that?!  And don’t forget the moms!!  I can customize their bracelets to match the colors of their gowns also.  I can even make you matching necklaces for the bracelets.  If you’d like to get a price quote, just send me an Etsy mail and we’ll talk.  I have references to share if you need them.

But wait,  it gets even better!  Right now, all of my Pandora style bracelets, necklaces, bead sets and .925 sterling silver charms are on sale!  If you’re an early Christmas shopper, it’s a great time to get a head start.  If you have an upcoming birthday or other occasion to go to, one of my Panodra style bracelets would make an awesome and very affordable gift! 

And if you’re a returning customer, don’t forget to use your coupons for even more savings.  But hurry!!!! Sales end very soon –   bead set sales end at 12 AM on 7/6 and bracelets, necklaces and charms end at 12 AM on 7/8.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Yay! Friday at last!!  And it looks like a great weekend weather-wise, plus it’s Mother’s Day.  So, Happy Mother’s Day to all you mom’s out there.  I hope you all have a super wonderful day, filled with all your favorite things, and you, surrounded by your loved ones.  Enjoy!

Now, onto thank you’s, which are way overdue.  Mucho thanks to my customers for their continued support – Dina G, Ed C, Bettie K, Suzanne H, Brenda V, Marion W, Mary-Ann D, Nicole V, Jocelyn H, Nathan N, Nichole M, Lorna D-S, Karin(Sorella) H, Sophia W, Rose I, Jeffrey B, Mary W, Kathryn O, Eleanor L, Stephani H, Lisa C, Jennifer K, Vanessa S, Estelle K, Allison W and Susan K.  Thank you all so much!  And I also owe some thank you’s to BlueWhiteJewelryWear, GreySkyCreations, BareMindArt and YarningAbout for including me in their treasuries here and here and here and here.

That’s about all for today – I’ll leave you with a Mother’s Day shop treaasury to browse through – happy looking!!!

‘FOR MOM, WITH LOVE’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

A gift guide for Mother’s Day, May 8th!!


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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

OOAK HANDMADE ARTISAN LAMPWORK BRACELET

OOAK Artisan Lampwork Bracelet LB081 - Click on the photo if you'd like to purchase this stunning bracelet!!

This counter balance dangle will help keep the bracelet centered on your wrist.

This exquisite handmade lampwork bracelet screams spring – and would make the ultimate compliment to your Easter outfit.  It’s loaded with gorgeousness and features pink/peach aurae lampwork rounds with silvered scrollwork, purple silvered lampwork sugar beads, pink quartz gemstone rounds, green apple quartz rounds and purple myuki delica seed beads.  It’s further complimented by Bali silver bead caps, daisy spacers and a scrolled heart lobster claw clasp.  The bracelet is also adjustable from 7-1/2″ to 9-1/2″, making it very easy to give as a gift for mom (Mother’s Day is  May8th – only a month away!!) or to that special person in your life.

I’ve added a dangle so the bracelet stays centered on your wrist and it features a pink quartz gemstone rondelle, amethyst swavorski bicones, apple green myuki delica seed beads, Bali silver bead caps, drum bead and end pin. I tried to capture the sparkle and richness of this piece but the pictures really do not do proper justice to this gorgeous, OOAK artisan designer bracelet.  You can own this stunning piece of jewelry for just $30.00 plus shipping, and don’t forget Mother’s Day!! I don’t think there’s a mom out there who wouldn’t absolutely love to get this as a gift on Mother’s Day!!!

Want to see more like this? click below
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CookalasHouseOfCards?section_id=6116386

A close up of the focal artisan lampwork beads. You can see the silvery aurae surface. These are really gorgeous handmade beads!

PANDORA STYLE ADD-A-BEAD!!!

Just in time for Easter! click on this photo if you'd like to own this sweet little bunny!!!

click to enlarge

Today I’m featuring a new item I’ve just recently listed in my shop – Pandora style add-a-beads!!  These are so cool.   What makes these so versatile is that you’re not limited to adding just Pandora beads – you can add any kind of bead you want!  You could even use the add-a-bead alone on a pretty snake chain and make yourself a changeable necklace!  How cool is that?!  It’s a great way to make your bracelet or necklace truly one of a kind.

This silver plated light weight pendant bead stacker measures 1-1/4″ from top to bottom and is awaiting your inspiration! The mandrel (rod) is approximately 1.0mm thick and works with most beads, pandora style or small-holed beads. It’s the perfect size to dangle from your pandora style bracelet or necklace. 

When you purchase this item from me you will receive 1 bead pendant and 1 lampwork bunny bead as shown in the photo, just in time for Easter! And when Easter is past, you can switch almost any type of bead in and out to compliment your pandora bracelet or necklace. All you have to do is screw off the top end of the stacker, add your bead or beads, screw it back together and viola! You’ve got a OOAK pendant or charm to add to your Pandora style necklace or bracelet. How cool is that?!

Cupcake add-a-bead set - click on the photo if you'd like to purchase one!

Pink Heart add-a-bead set - click on the photo if you'd like to own one!

Here are the other two add-a-bead sets I am currently offering in my shop – if you want to purchase one, just click on it’s photo and you will go right to the shop listing.  These are so neat I’m keeping a few for myself!!

Happy MLK Day!

So yesterday was an easy and much needed restful day.  That said, I feel like I need a week of those.  heh.  Anyway, Monday always seems to come around too fast!  Holiday or not, I have work to do!

Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone!  Rev. King’s famous words, “I had a dream…”  always come to mind on this day.  This year I would like to apply them to myself in a more personal way, in that I have a dream of creating a very successful jewelry and art business, and after attaining that, sharing my business acumen with other new, struggling Etsy shops.  I have had a degree of success on Etsy recently, but it’s taken a lot of hard work and the sacrifice of time I would rather be spending on making mixed media art or making wire and metal jewelry.  But enough of that, I’m going off on a tangent again, and it’s time for business.

Today I will definitely sit down and make those earrings and charms I’ve been talking about.  But that will come after I do some shop promoting and regular behind the scenes maintenance.  All this will happen in between several loads of wash (which I’ve been neglecting for 2 weeks now) and a sinkload of dishes.  Like I said, I did little yesterday other than eat, nap, eat, nap some more and vegetate in front of the tube.

Saturday I received  all of the holiday themed charms I ordered – bunnies, chickies, baskets, eggs – everything for Easter earrings and charms.  I also got quite a few new different styles of pandora rhinestone studded spacer beads.  I have to clean up the photos and list the beads in my shop, and that will happen this week.  I’ll blog about it when the items have been posted.  The upcoming week is going to find me very busy making  jewelry, taking pictures and posting the new items in my shop.  I would really love to sprout a clone or two or three, and give them the tedious tasks of taking the photos and doing the listings, and doing the promotions.  Life would become a lot easier and a lot less stressful!!!

So that is all I am going to write today.  There is so much I have to do!   Have a great day, and Happy Shopping!

SLEEP IN SATURDAY

I guess the week caught up with me as I found it hard to get out of bed before 11 today.  I think I woke around 1o, but just enjoyed the luxury of lingering in my nice warm bed for awhile.  Speaking of warmth, (or lack of it!) the thermometer dipped down to 9 degrees here last night – brrrrrrrrr, plus it was really windy.  The wind chill must’ve put us around -10 or so, though I’m guesstimating.  I think it’s the coldest it’s gotten here yet.   Makes me glad I don’t have to go out today!

So far today I’ve created a red themed BEST member treasury.  It’s here if you want to browse – http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d31eca015e58eeff6b010d2/best-reds .  I’ve been thinking about St V Day, and that it will be here before you know it.  So today I’ll be making more heart themed earrings – heart crystals in reds, pinks, plums and whites with a nice dressing of silver connectors to make them dangle a bit.  They’re going to be very sparkly and blingy.  Today, if there’s time, I’m also going to make some new styles of  Pandora dangle charms. 

The Pandora sale has ended but I still have ongoing sales  – $10 off all lampwork and viking knit jewelry.  This sale will end Jan 24th. 

Last night I finished making my blog button – you can see it on the right side of the page if you scroll down a little – look for the butterflies!  And I cleaned up my shop ad a bit.  I think they’re probably done, I’m just waiting on the final ok from Karen (Mystic Wynd) before submitting them to BEST.  If you’ve been to my Etsy shop recently, maybe you’ve noticed it.  The recurring theme of butterflies on the aqua background ties in the banner to the shop ad and the blog button.   I still have to upload my new avatar, but that is coming soon, maybe later today. 

So that’s all for today.  I want to sit down with a cup o joe and drool over the magazines I bought yesterday – Stampington’s Belle Armoire Jewelry and The Best of Step by Step Wire Jewelry.  I thoroughly enjoyed my little jaunt over to B&N yesterday – it was just what I needed!  See you all Monday (no post tomorrow, Sunday is a rest day!) and until then, Happy Shopping!

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