Saturday, January 21, 2012

Valentines Day Sale 2012 10% off plus Free Shipping

My store wide Valentines Day Sale, begins today and ends February 15, 2012 at midnight. Everything is marked down 10% already, plus if you use the code, Love12 you will get free shipping as well, on domestic shipping. I ship first class with delivery confirmation, so this is a good savings for all buyers. Please ask all questions before you buy. I have had two new Etsy customers the past couple months, that were very satisfied, and hopefully will be return customers to Etsy. All women love jewelry, and you really can't beat these prices. Be sure to use the code Love12 to get the free shipping. The code is already set up, so just add it at checkout. Click here, to visit my Etsy store, or just click one of the pics below.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Learning To Paint

Those of you who read my homeschool blog, know that I am learning to paint, using the one stroke method. Since I really want to paint jewelry, I am going to share my progress here. The first paper is the teacher's, my mom. The second is mine. You can clearly see the difference, lol. She has been painting for quite some time, so I guess it really is not a good comparison. I have decided that I will practice for a little bit each night, that I can. The leaves are especially hard. I got a new brush called the Filbert brush, and I really love this brush. I would love to get good enough, where I can paint jewelry, candle holders, and whatever suits my fancy. Do you paint? What method do you use?


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cherry Red Garnet Pendant

For all the January babies that visit this blog, a new item for my Etsy store. This is a trillion shaped cherry red Garnet, appx 6mm, set in sterling silver. This one does not come with a chain, so you could add your favorite chain. It is only $9.99 so be sure to visit my Etsy store if you are interested. I combine shipping and offer a free layaway service.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How To Make Pink Crystal Cluster Drop Earrings

I actually am going to try these, once I buy some wire. I have tons of beads and really want to get some emerald and ruby beads. This is simple enough, yet pretty and flirty. Check it out.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Colors of Garnet Gemstones

It is time to feature some birthstones, again. I try to do this each month, but with different info or videos. Since the birthstone for January is the Garnet, I have selected videos for each color. Garnet comes in every color and range of the rainbow, except blue. However a new find has Masasi blue color change garnet from blue to reddish purple. Like Alexandrite however it is not always a complete change and many are just color shifts. But if you love phenomenon gemstones, as I do, it is worth considering adding one to your collection. Happy Birthday to all my readers who are January babies. I hope you own a piece of beautiful birthstone jewelry. There is nothing more special than honoring your own birth.


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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Making Upcycled Jewelry Earrings

Something that has peaked my interest, is making jewelry or other craft items, from recycled items. It is called upcycling and is a very new trend that is becoming very popular. I laugh at myself, because I really don't have a ton of time to learn more new things, but this is an awesome idea. I will share more upcycling videos in the coming weeks. Do you upcycle?


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