Wednesday, June 30, 2010

48 HR Sale Emerald and Green Sapphire Ring

This weeks 48 hour sale in my Etsy store is for an Emerald and Green Sapphire ring. This sterling silver, size 6 ring is right now $24.99 until Friday July 2nd, at 8 PM. Don't miss out to purchase this simple yet lovely ring. Click this link right here to go to my Etsy store.


I still have five spots left for my Friends of Melissa's Jewelry section. To see how to get your site there read the post directly below this one.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I Am Looking For 8 Crafters!

If you look over on the right hand column of this blog you will notice the header, Friends of Melissa's Jewelry. This is a new feature I have started. I need eight more crafters to add to the list, before it can officially begin. You must have a craft, and it can be a blog, or store, and can be supplies for crafters. Simply email me at melissaruede@yahoo.com with your site link, and the first eight to contact me will get it posted. After I have ten total, they will remain there for three months, at which time I will repost to give others a chance. Don't miss out on this opportunity, contact me today!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Guardian Angel Pin 48 Hr Sale

Welcome to my weekly 48 hr sale in my Etsy store. This lovely cameo pin, is goldtone, bisque cameo blue and white with a guardian angel overlooking the child and her teddy bear. This pin is on sale for $6.50, but hurry the sale price only lasts until Friday at 8 PM. Be sure to check out all my cool items while you are there. I do offer combined shipping, and a free layaway service.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I Would Like You To Share Your Experiences

I have in the past, but not for quite some time sold on Ebay. I currently sell on Etsy. There is also Artfire, Craigs List, and Ecrater as selling options. If you would not mind sharing your experiences, I would love to know the following things:

I currently sell on Ebay with success.
I currently sell on Ebay but with no success.
I currently sell on Etsy with success.
I currently sell on Etsy with no success.
I currently sell on Craigs List with succes.
I currently sell on Craigs List with no success.
I currently sell on Ecrater with success.
I currently sell on Ecrater with no success.
I currently sell on Artfire with success.
I currently sell on Artfire with no success.
If you have had success on another venue, please share.

Please indicate what kind of items you have, or have not been successful selling. I sell jewelry, and have had 27 sales on Etsy in a little over a year. It has been too long to remember Ebay, but I did not sell handmade items there mostly kids toys, clothes, etc. Thank you in advance for all of you that are willing to share your thoughts and experiences.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sizzling Summer 48 Hour Sale Peridot Earrings 50% Off

It is sizzling hot here in Florida, and these Peridot earrings are 50% off for the next 48 hours. The picture did not come out very clear but these Peridot are excellent quality with lovely green color, and clarity. I have sold tons of these at my weekend job, and have given them to family as gifts. They are post style, with butterfly backs, and the sale price is $17.50. The sale will end on Friday at 4:30 PM sharp, so hurry and get your pair. If you would like to win a free pair of Citrine earrings go to my Barefoot Blog to learn how.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Couple Of New Features For This Blog, Get Your 125x125 Widget On Here

First of all the new layout. Do you like it? If you have a blogspot blog then you know have some new options in designing your blog. They have a nice selection, and after a little bit of working with it, it wasn't that hard.

I have been so busy this blog has kind of been neglected. I still post, and do the traffic to it, but I just have not had time to put a little extra into it. Now it is summer vacation, and I have some free time.

I will be accepting 10 text links of blogs that are either about jewelry, crafting, gemstones, or collecting that will be under my Friends of Melissas Gems header. The first ten people to contact me at melissaruede@yahoo.com will get their link shown. I already have one that contacted me, so that only leaves nine spots left. The links will remain for two months, at which time I will remove them, and see if ten others would like to be featured there. A reciprocal link on your site to mine, would be appreciated but is not necessary. I will not be doing any other free links other than the ones I already have posted.

If you would like to have your 125x125 widget on this blog, it is a PR2, that is $2.50 per month, payable via Paypal. I have all this space, and I might as well try to make a little cash to help buy new supplies. To purchase your spot for your 125x125 widget contact me at melissaruede@yahoo.com for payment details. Please be sure to specify if you want the paid widget or the free text link listed above, remember there are only nine spots for that.

If you really want to get your site noticed, and no it doesn't have to be a blog you can purchase advertising on any of my other blogs with these rates: Melissas Barefoot Blog $1.00 per month for 125x125 box, Melissas Homeschool $5.00 per month for a 125x125 widget. I will not accept sexually explicit, violent, illegal, or hateful sites, and they will be checked. I am pretty liberal with just about anything else. Use the same email listed above to contact me getting your paid ads on any of these sites. I have lots of space available.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sold Mens Ring, and Dragon Ring

I had two sales in one week, from my Etsy store. I can not ever recall that happening, so yippee!!! This mens Mandarin Garnet ring, and the Peridot dragon ring are now no more, at least not in my inventory. If you would like to check out my inventory, click this link right here. I offer combined shipping, and a free layaway service.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Alexandrite June's Birthstone

Alexandrite and pearl are the gemstones for June babies. Alexandrite is a color change gemstone, and is very expensive and hard to find. If you have never seen the color change phenomenon watch the video it is pretty cool.




Tuesday, June 8, 2010

48 Hour Sale White Turquoise

This week for my 48 hour sale in my Etsy Store, I am offering 5 pairs of White Turquoise drilled teardrop beads also known as Magnesite for $7.50. You will get ten in total, or five pairs, only one pair is shown in the picture. This sale will end on Thursday June 5th at 12 noon, so hurry and get it if you want it. Click this link right here, to purchase your five pairs of White Turquoise for $7.50.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ocean Blue Chalcedony and Apatite Necklace


Some of you who have been reading my blog for a while may notice the pendant. It has been available in my store for sale. But without a chain it didn't get a lot of interest. So I made an apatite necklace for it to fit on, and the results are beautiful. It is more of a choker necklace measuring 14 inches, and is just perfect for your summertime outings. This lovely piece is available for sale in My Etsy Shop.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Trillion Shaped Amethyst Loose Gemstones

I am trying to learn to take better pictures of my loose gemstones. These are two trillion shaped amethyst stones. One is 9mm the other is 6mm. The 6mm stone appears to have something on the surface it looks like a dot. It is barely noticeable, and could probably be hidden in the setting. At any rate I am going to be listing some of my loose stones in my Etsy store. I just have too many right now. If you are interested in purchasing these go to my Etsy store.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

48 Hour Sale Amethyst SS Ring

For my 48 hour sale this week, I am offering this SS Amethyst and CZ ring. This simple yet lovely ring features a 7mmx5mm oval deep purple Amethyst gemstone. There are two one point CZ's as accent stones. It is a size 7, and Amethyst is the birthstone for February. Starting right now until 9:30 PM Thursday June 3rd this ring is one sale for $12.50. You can purchase this ring by going to my Etsy store, and buying it. I only have one so don't delay.

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