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
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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?


SALE and FREe SHIp …

$42.75

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$44.65

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.36

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$5.70

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$42.75

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$6.18

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$42.75

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$45.60

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$42.75

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$45.60

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$5.70

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$14.25

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.13

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$44.18

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$6.18

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$17.09

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….

 


SALE and FREe SHIp …

$9.50

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$17.09

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$6.65

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$8.55

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$15.19

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$9.03

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$30.40

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$8.55

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$21.85

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$44.65

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$42.75

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$14.25

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$42.75

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.13

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$22.80

SALE and FREe SHIp …

$7.36

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR A SALE!!!!

I know!  I’ve been MIA again – and I must apologize.  But I’ve been up to my eyeballs in making Christmas goodies for all you Santa’s out there.  It’s a lot of work!  First I make up the items, then I take photos and then I have to list and write up descriptions.  It’s just very time consuming.  In the meantime, I still have to run the shop and take care of orders and questions, relist expiring listings (a lot of which I’m editing in better photos of), and I have to check and inspect deliveries and make purchases.  It’s a full-time job!  Sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind because there’s so much to do!  And lately, I’ve just been too exhausted to write this blog though I really need to make more time for it!!  But anyway………..

I want to say my thanks, as is my custom, to all my wonderful customers – you’re all just the very best!  I really enjoy working with you all, and packing up your orders with as much care as possible.  I also want to express my thanks to all my fellow Etsian’s who have included my jewelry in their treasuries – if you have some spare time and like to look, these treasuries are awesome for getting gift ideas!  – take a minute to click on the links – and my thanks again to Galina, Olivia and Bonnie .

I have recently made some changes to my shipping charges – effective immediately every single shipped in the US will carry insurance.  I have recently taken a large hit for a few shipments that have been lost by USPS.  It’s to be expected that when you do not receive your order, you will end up filing a claim with your credit card carrier or paypal to seek reimbursement.  What many of you probably do not know is that I’m the one who loses.  Not only do I have to reverse (or pay back) the amount of the order, but I also have to lose the shipping charges and I lose the merchandise – and that hurts the shop in a very big way.  I am struggling in the most dire way right now because of REACT not allowing me to use the word  “Pandora” in my listings,  and I just cannot afford to take any more losses. 

But on a good note – I have just placed all bead sets and rhinestone charms on sale –  bead sets are now on sale for $2.99 to $5.99, and the rhinestone charms are 99 cents!!!  Now is the time to Christmas shop!!!  and especially so for those of you with coupons!!!!  Happy Shopping!!!!!

But before you go, here’s a quick Christmas preview treasury – this is just the start – I still have all the beads sets, themed bracelets and more charms to make!! (Like I said, it just NEVER ends!!)

‘Christmas Preview’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

New items in my shop and more to come! Christmas themed European/Pandora style jewelry and handmade lampwork charmdangles.  Why stress over traffic and crowded malls when you can shop from the comfort of your home?


European Beads Chri…

$19.99

European Beads Sant…

$3.00

European beads Ging…

$2.50

European beads Sant…

$3.50

European beads Sant…

$3.00

European beads Chri…

$1.50

European beads Snow…

$3.00

European Beads Chri…

$2.50

European beads Sant…

$2.50

European beads Sant…

$3.50

European beads Chri…

$2.75

European beads Bang…

$18.99

European beads Sant…

$3.50

European beads Chri…

$1.25

European beads Sant…

$3.00

European Beads Chri…

$19.99

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.

NEW FALL THEMED JEWELRY IN THE HOUSE!!!!

SO, before I get to that treasury I promised you yesterday, I want to say thanks to all my customers for your support through Hurricane Irene.  Thank you all so much for shopping as usual, and for your patience with the delay in shipping.  As of today, I have gotten out all the orders that came in except for a few that I’m waiting for sizes on.    I sent all international orders out September 4th also, and will be sending out the new international orders that came in over the weekend tomorrow.

I also want to say thanks to some of my fellow Etsians for including my items in their beautiful treasuries – so thank you Coollight, LuxeWreaths, UlulaniPhotos, bolytta, lauriefaithgraves, grahtoestudio, PaintBrushedBoutique, JMThour, Flonightingales a 2nd HUGE thank you to grahtoestudios!!!, KatieOswaldOriginals and simplysuzie2.

Ok, so I made not 1 but 2 treasuries today – one just for some of the new earrings and another with a combination of earrings and pandora style jewelry.  As you can see, I was  a busy little bee while waiting for the power to come back on after Irene!  Happy browsing! Happy shopping~!!

‘NEW FALL JEWELRY!!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

Come to my shop and take a look at what I’ve been making for the fall season!!


Halloween Hip Hop G…

$18.00

Fall Halloween Than…

$18.00

Limited Edition 7-1…

$15.99

Pandora Style Bead …

$4.97

Thanksgiving Turkey…

$22.00

Halloween Earrings …

$15.00

Fall Halloween Than…

$14.00

Pandora Style Maple…

$2.00

Pandora Style Start…

$10.99

Halloween Earrings …

$15.00

Halloween Earrings …

$16.00

Pandora style Hallo…

$2.50

Pandora Style Acorn…

$2.00

Halloween Witch Ear…

$13.00

Pandora style Fall …

$3.00

Halloween Jack Skef…

$14.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Spooky Earrings!!!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

Just in time for Halloween!!! Mmmaaaauauahahaha!


Halloween Hip Hop G…

$18.00

Halloween Earrings …

$13.00

Fall Halloween Than…

$16.00

Halloween Witch Ear…

$13.00

Halloween Earrings …

$16.00

Halloween Earrings …

$15.00

Halloween Earrings …

$16.00

Halloween Jack Skef…

$12.00

Halloween Earrings …

$16.00

Halloween Earrings …

$16.00

Halloween B&W Lampw…

$15.00

Halloween Day of th…

$15.00

Halloween Earrings …

$15.00

Fall Halloween Than…

$12.00

Halloween Haunted H…

$10.00

Fall Halloween Than…

$14.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

NEW SALES!!!!

I guess I’m still in the mood for having sales, so I decided to have some more!!!  I’ve decided to put all Pandora style charms and all of my vintage inspired jewelry on sale, starting today.  All Pandora style charms have just been reduced 10%, and everything in the Vintage/Green section has been reduced by 15% !!!!  Sales will end on 7/22 (charms) and 7/23 (vintage/green) at 12AM.

Also, I really need to catch up with my thank you’s!!!  So, thank you!!!! to my awesome customers – there are just too many to list as it’s been 3 weeks since I’ve been able to catch a moment to make a new entry, but you know who you are.  So thank you!!!  Your purchases are much appreciated!!! Also, a world of thanks to my fellow Etsian’s – Galina (of Galafilc), TivoliGardens, Septsapphire45, ruchla, Bonnie (from AidForAbby), GeriHawkinsDesigns, mapleleaves8 and simplysuzie2 – for including me in their treasuries here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here.

So, that’s all for today – here’s a treasury of sale items – enjoy looking and shopping, and have a great day!!!!

 

‘PANDORA STYLE CHARM SALE!!!! 10% OFF UNTIL 7/22!!!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

Looking for something to spice up your bracelet or necklace?


REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$2.70

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$2.25

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$2.70

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$1.58

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$2.25

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$5.85

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$1.58

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$2.25

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$1.58

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$2.03

REDUCED 10% Sale Pa…

$2.03

REDUCED 10% Sale Su…

$2.70

REDUCED 15% Sale OO…

$21.25

REDUCED 15% Sale OO…

$17.00

REDUCED 15% Sale OO…

$21.25

REDUCED 15% Sale OO…

$18.70

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

SALES AND MORE SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And so, to celebrate the arrival of my favorite time of year, summer, what better than some sales events!?!?!?

Right now you can save a buck and add a change of color and style to your Pandora bracelet, because

ALL Pandora style bead sets have been reduced $1

ALL Pandora style bracelets have been reduced 10%

ALL Pandoras style necklaces have been reduced 10%

ALL Pandora style sterling silver charms have been reduced $1

AND if you’re in the market for handmade artisan/designer lampwork jewelry you’ll save 15% off regular prices!!!!

AND if you’re a returning customer, don’t forget that additional 10% coupon!!!

It all adds up to some nice savings  –  and it’s a great time to shop ahead for those upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, thank you’s, Christmas and whatever else!!!!!

I’ve just listed a ton of new items, but here’s a small treasury sampling.  If you’d like a more complete browse through over 1000 items in my inventory, why not just visit my shop??  here’s a fast link.  Or, if you prefer, here’s a fast link to browse just through sale items link.

Happy summer and happy shopping!!!!!

‘SALES GALORE!!!!!!!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards


ON SALE UNTIL JUL6 …

$4.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL7 …

$3.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL6 …

$6.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL7 …

$3.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL13…

$19.55

ON SALE UNTIL JUL6 …

$7.50

ON SALE UNTIL JUL13…

$17.00

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$6.00

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$6.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL7 …

$3.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL6 …

$4.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL7 …

$3.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL13…

$12.75

ON SALE UNTIL JUL6 …

$6.00

ON SALE UNTIL JUL13…

$21.25

ON SALE UNTIL JUL6 …

$6.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

YAY, IT’S MONDAY!!

So, you ask yourself, why am I yaying?  Because everyone is back to work and the beach will be empty.  Yay!  I love the beach, but I hate the crowds.  I go there to get away from everyone and everything, and just unwind and BE.  Loud radios, kicked up sand, paddle balls and guys proving their macho by tossing around a frisbee or a football do not do it for me.  Worst of all, I absolutely hate it when there’s an entire beach of empty sand and ample places to park for the day, but do they? No! They insist on plopping down two feet away from me. Puhlease!!!  Go away!!!!!  lol!!  The beach brings out a very anti-social, leave me alone I wanna be alone side of me.  It’s my time for me, and me alone.   Now, I know that must sound awful.  But it’s the only place I can escape from life for a while, if you know what I mean!  So, in just a short while I will pack up my cooler and run down to the shore.  No crowds!  yay!  But before I do, it’s thank you time.

Thanks so much to my awesome customers!!!!  Thank you Nelida P, Ann VanDer…,Natalie W, Patti C, Adraina S, Rachel L, Renee and Carrie J.  Your orders really mean a lot to me right now because it’s slow time for the shop.  Once June hits, it seems that my sales go south, and that gets me very anxious!!   And I just listed a ton of new stuff yesterday – Pandora style bead sets and bracelets and all kinds of gorgeous beads, and leather bracelets.  Oh, and new silver plated bangles!!!!   I just got some new Pandora style cuff/bangle bracelets – they look so cool!  I have them is sizes 7, 7-1/2 and 8 inches.  I thought I’d get a few and see how they sell.  The leather bracelets have been moving well, and no wonder, they come braided in such pretty colored leathers, and they really look great with the beads!!!

So, it’s that time of year again when I make my viking knit and hand strung lampwork jewelry.  Soon I’ll be getting together my traveling beading setup to bring with me to the beach.  I figure I can still make jewelry to pass the time while I’m there.  I’ve been buying up some really awesome artisan lampwork beads all winter, and I can’t wait to make them into something wonderful for you all!!  So, to end I’ll leave you with my latest shop treasury of some of the new items I just listed Satruday.  Happy browsing, and hopefully buying!!!! ;-))

‘NEW NEW NEW!!!’ by CookalasHouseOfCards

new items in my shop!!


Pandora Style Start…

$15.00

Pandora Style White…

$2.00

Pandora Style Windm…

$2.25

Pandora style LOVE …

$3.00

Pandora Style Bead …

$7.50

Pandora style Yello…

$2.50

925 Sterling Pandor…

$4.00

Pandora Style Start…

$14.00

Pandora Style Pink …

$3.00

Pandora Style 7-1/2…

$9.00

Pandora style Add-A…

$4.75

Pandora Style 8&quo…

$9.00

Pandora style AB Rh…

$3.00

Pandora Style Bead …

$6.50

Pandora style AB Co…

$3.00

Pandora Style Start…

$14.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Rainy Day

Third day of lousy weather, and I’m itching to get down to the beach again.  *sigh*  Ah well, it will have to wait until the weekend – rainy weather’s been forecasted for all week. ick.  But we do need it, just not so many days of it!!!  and at least the weather is warm.

Today I have to go to the post office and run some other errands in between the showers, but before I leave I want to do my thank you honor roll – so huge thanks to Ann W, Callie G, Jenny H, Deb G, Eleanor L, Mercedes W, Cindy S, Perry McK, Sheila F, Lori G, Angela A, Pam D and Bettie K for your orders, and more huge thanks to  AidForAbby, pecanieregirl, bluewhitejewelrywear and TheBathFactory for including me in your treasuries here and here and here and here.

Here’s a new treasury I made as a thanks to everyone who’s included me in their treasuries lately.  Enjoy, and happy shopping!!!

‘Blue & Yellow’ by CookalasHouseOfCards


SALE ENDS MAY20TH Pandora St…

$9.60

Aid for Abby – Original Pain…

$1.50

Bright Sun Shining Day Facet…

$40.00

Antique Brass Flowery Peace …

$19.00

Hand Crocheted Mini Flowers …

$3.00

Blue quartz and crystals nec…

$45.00

Abstract Digital Photograph…

$135.00

Porcelain Potpourri Necklace

$25.00

Sweet Blue Eyed Owl Person

$48.00

Blue Trinket Box

$7.00

Cobweb felted scarf Color of…

$63.00

You Are My Sunshine – 75/25 …

$19.25

SHIFT – 16″x20″ Or…

$125.00

Honey Lemon Sparkling Drusy …

$8.00

Iceberg handmade fiber batts…

$35.00

Summer by the Sea Stained Gl…

$4.50

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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