Sunday, May 30, 2010

Make A Glass Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

If you have never tried to make your own jewelry, I recommend it. It is a great hobby, and can be a great way to give gifts, or make a little extra cash. I have lots of tutorials in the archives from many different artists. Just pick one, and give it a try. You won't be sorry.



Friday, May 28, 2010

Make A Chainmaille Ripple Bracelet

Another project on my long list of projects to do list. I love chainmaille, unfortunately I find it somewhat difficult to learn, and have not had the time to dedicate to learning it. I am however hoping to at some point get a chance to do it. I especially like the bracelets. If you get a chance to try this leave me a comment, and let me know how hard or easy it is. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, everyone.




Tuesday, May 25, 2010

48 Hour Sale: Blue Chalcedony Pendant

This weeks 48 hour sale starts right now and ends Thursday 05/28/10 at 4:30 PM. This is a sterling silver Blue Chalcedony pendant. This is on sale for $17.50 and has a huge bail to accommodate almost any chain you wish to put it on, even a ribbon or silk cord would work. The bail is simple yet beautiful with lovely scroll design. Check it out at http://www.etsy.com/listing/30970204/paraiba-blue-chalcedony-ss-pendant and get it before it is gone. There is only one.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Yay I Am In A Treasury!!!

My emerald and green sapphire ring has been featured in an Etsy treasury. This is the second time this particular ring has been featured in someone's treasury. If you have a couple of minutes it would be awesome if you clicked the link and visited all the lovely pieces, maybe leave a comment.
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=132609 If you have even a couple more minutes you could check out the blog of the treasury host http://www.gengenstudio.com/

Thanks so much~

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Take A Tour Of The ISG

Ever wanted to be an ISG certified gemologist? I know I have. Take a tour of their school and labs by watching the very cool video below.



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

48 Hour Sale 50% Off!!!!

For 48 hours, until 1 PM Friday May, 21st, these earrings are 50% off at $12.50. I have only one pair, and they will go back to their regular price at 1 PM Friday. They are sterling silver, post style butterfly back, 6mm round White Topaz stud earrings. These are beautiful, and comfortable. You can wear them for work and play both. Don't delay there is only one pair, go to my Etsy store and buy them now. If you are not a member of Etsy it is easy to join, and they are a honest, reputable sight. Each Wednesday I will offer a different piece from my store for the 48 hour sale. I offer a free layaway service, and combined shipping, so take advantage of that too.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wire Wrapping For Beginners

I have not had a whole lot of time to try to learn more wire wrapping skills. Hopefully this summer maybe I can. I thought I would share this lovely video for beginners learning to wire wrap. I hope you can try some of them.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Neon Blue Apatite and Pearl Ankle Bracelet

This is my very first handmade ankle bracelet, or anklet. It could be a bracelet as well, but I wanted an ankle bracelet. So far I have only made one, because I wanted to see how they hold up when wearing them. It is very durable, and I will make more to add to my Etsy store. It is neon blue apatite gemstone beads, and faux white pearls. It has a magnetic closure for easy on and off. I love it, and can not wait to make more.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

48 Hour Sale 50% Off Chrome Diopside Ring


I am starting something new. Each week I will put something on a drastic mark down for 48 hours. This is a sterling silver 5mmx4mm oval Green Chrome Diopside, and White Sapphire ring, size 5. Chrome Diopside is mined in Siberia, and is a natural gemstone with no enhancements. It is quickly becoming more popular in the jewelry market due to its kelly green color similar to fine Tsavorite, or Chrome Tourmaline. Large sizes are rare. This is a $39.99 dollar ring in my Etsy store. However, for the next 48 hours, until 9 PM Friday night, you can get this ring for $19.99. I have only one, and the price will go back up Friday night, so don't dilly dally if you want it. I do offer a layaway service, so be sure to ask about that.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Emerald and Green Sapphire Ring

Emerald one of the three precious gemstones. With vivid green color, and a vivid price tag, most people can not afford a good quality emerald. Emerald is the birthstone for May, and my daughters birthstone. This is a size 5 sterling silver 3.5mm round emerald, surrounded by mint green sapphires. It would make a lovely gift for yourself, or anyone on your gift giving list. This ring can be purchased in my Etsy store.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mining For Emeralds In Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Did you know that there are emerald mines right in the US? There are the Hiddenite mines in NC, that look a lot like emeralds. Then if you go to Spruce Pine, NC there are real, beautiful emeralds in the mountains there. Watch the video, and see for yourself. I am so jealous~


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mothers Day Give Away Pink Zircon Ring


Would you love to win this beautiful Pink Zircon ring? Well good news I am giving it away! Straight from my Etsy store, you can win this ring, just in time for Mothers Day.

I have taken on a new project, in my free time. Yeah right, I don't have a lot of free time LOL. I am now selling award winning childrens books at my Barefoot Books store. Anyone who purchases 20 dollars worth of Barefoot Books, or gifts, from my store, will be entered to win this awesome ring. I only have one, and there can only be one winner. It ends on Mother's Day, and you can find all the rules and the link to my store by clicking right here. Be sure you read, and understand the rules completely. If you have any questions email me at melissaruede@yahoo.com or leave a comment here. Go on and get your entry in. I would love to give this beautiful ring to one of my lovely readers. My kids own, and read Barefoot Books, and I assure you they are of the best quality. Remember you have to to my Barefoot Blog, to enter.

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