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!!!! 


SALE and FREe SHIp …

$9.50

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$18.05

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.60

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$32.30

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$18.05

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.60

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.60

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$18.05

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$18.05

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$33.25

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.60

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$18.05

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$31.35

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$18.05

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.50

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$32.30

JUST ANOTHER MONDAY

Well, the weekend’s over and we’re back to blah Monday.   Today I will be taking lots and lots and lots of pictures and then making lots and lots and lots of shop listings.  I’m already exhausted just thinking about it.  *sigh*  I hate Mondays. 

I’ve been included in a new treasury here  – thank you ambersaromas4u!! Thanks also to Rebecca H for your lovely order! I have a new BEST feature to write today also – which I will post tomorrow.  And I have to do something for EtsyBloggers as far as blogging for the Blog Carnival and Featured Member.  You will see those soon, also.  I also want to blog about my new Jewelry series this week also.  I also need to catch up with Face Book because I’ve been MIA for about 2 weeks now because I’ve been so busy.  And that’s about all I’m going to write today because I do have tons of work to get done.  

Just another reminder that if you’re planning to buy something new and something green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that you should get your orders in now as it’s less than 2 weeks away.  I’ve added a treasury of some of my green bling – enjoy!  and happy shopping!

‘Kiss Me I’m Irish!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards


SaleEnds JAN15 Pandora …

$

10DOLLARSOFF ENDS JAN24…

$

Lampwork Necklace LN016

$43.00

REDUCED 20 PERCENT Shad…

$12.00

SALE ENDS MAR19 Pandora…

$10.00

REDUCED 20 PERCENT Pand…

$9.60

SALE ENDS MAR19 Pandora…

$12.00

SALE ENDS MAR19 Pandora…

$

REDUCED 20 PERCENT OOAK…

$8.00

Green Aventurine Briole…

$25.00

OOAK Designer Lampwork …

$28.00

OOAK Designer Lampwork …

$45.00

REDUCED 20 PERCENT Chun…

$9.60

Lampwork Earrings LE011

$20.00

Lampwork Necklace LN008

$40.00

SALE ENDS MAR19 Pandora…

$1.42

Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com A/B image testing.

TGIF!!!!!!!!!

YAY!  Friday is finally here for all you work slaves!  I had a busy week, too, even though I’m retired.  I never did get to making those Pandora style earrings I wrote about in yesterday’s post.  Instead, I spent most of the day making graphics for the shop for BEST – they need them in order to promote my shop.  Oh!  And I’m now officially a member of BEST.  This is so exciting, and it’s a big step for growing my shop.  I made (from scratch, btw) a new shop banner, a shop ad, 1/2 of a blog button(not done yet, will finish tomorrow)  and an avatar using Photoshop CS3.   I had to take a few quick on-line tutorials before I got started, and it wasn’t that hard considering it was my first attempt at that sort of thing ever.  (Though I suppose my IT background gave me a nose up on most people, 😉 ) Here they are – avatar, shop ad and banner – tell me what you think .


 

I got several wonderful orders yesterday! 🙂  Much thanks and appreciation to Ann W, Jennifer R, Lindsey D, Carrie P, and Hannah S who purchased Pandora style jewelry and charms and holiday themed earrings.  What a delight to work with you all!!  Also, I have a request for slmv1187 (Matt V) – please contact me about your order asap!!

Today I will be out – post office, food shopping, and !!!!  a visit to Barnes & Noble for that cappucino and biscotti I’ve been wanting, and also to browse through the art and jewelry magazines.  I need to breathe a little after this whirlwind of shop activity.  It will be a nice break to get out.  However, I will be online again this evening as the shop never closes!  If you need to contact me, email me via Etsy mail.

*****REMEMBER – ALL PANDORA STYLE JEWELRY SALES END JAN 15TH AT MIDNIGHT*****

Everyone have a wonderful day – it’s Friday!!! 

Happy Shopping!

LAZY SUNDAY

Hi, all, and Happy Sunday!  Nothing much going on today other than making some promotional listings on the Etsy Promotional Forum and reading the Sunday paper with my cup o joe at the ready.  I am going to try to make more of the new Pandora style earrings today, and perhaps add a few new Pandora Style bracelets to my shop listings – they’re moving well and I have to replenish stock.  Soon. 

I made a few new treasuries last night for the upcoming holidays – Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s and Easter.  They will be unveiled soon for your browsing pleasure.  I am also going to be making some new Easter related Pandora style dangle charms as soon as my supplies arrive, so keep an eye out for those – planning on silver plated eggs, baskets and bunnies (if I can locate the supplies).  I have already posted my lampwork Easter earrings – bunnies and duckies – only a few are left and they are on sale ($10 Off) until Jan 24th.  I ‘m not sure if I will be making more of these yet, so if you really want a set buy them now. 

So, that’s it for today.  Happy Shopping!

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