Monday, March 31, 2008

Mailing List

At the suggestion of my dear friend Michele, I have been doing some research on adding a Mailing List to my site so that people can sign up and receive newsletters and special announcements. There are a lot of hosts out there, and lots of information, so while I sift through that please feel free to send me an email (see the right column under the Mailing List header) and I'll be happy to sign you up! I promise, I wont spam you all or share your information. Just send me a note with "Mailing List" as the subject line and let me know that you are interested! Thanks everyone, hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thank you Michele!

Ok folks, I have spent the day talking to a GREAT friend and phenominal glass artist, Michele Nesworthy of Moonfairy Glass! I asked her a couple of questions and I got some of the most generous and best advice I have ever had in my jewelry making career. She is very talented and since I make a great majority of my designs with her glass beads, I thought I would just take a few minutes and express my gratitude! Your talent astounds me!

Among the changes I have made, as I'm sure you will notice, is on both my blog and Etsy banners! I have "beefed" them up a bit to make them stand out and draw your attention and I am really happy with them. Great advice, I hope you like the change!

I have a link to Moonfairy Glass in My Favorite Places, and I visit there daily to see what's up, what's new and to get inspired! Oh, and of course - to BUY BEADS! (Check me out, I'm in her Designer's Gallery!)

So thank you again Michele, for taking the time to help me today. I look forward to your newsletter, glad I could help you as you certainly have helped me!

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Jewelry up!

I sat for three and a half hours the other day with my music on and made jewelry! I am so excited with the pieces that I came up with. I have listed three items on Etsy this morning, shown above, so swing on over and check them out. The other's I made I am still photographing. I have also came up with a new idea for a bangle and I made a couple for me and Ann to wear and try out before I offer them up for sale. I am already loving them and have gotten the kudos from a few of my trusted fans so maybe I'll get them ready for sale soon. Other than that, we're just plugging along here. Had a nice holiday, now just waiting for the warmer weather! It was 29 degrees when I brought Meg to school today, so I am not happy about that! Oh well, the Robin's have eaten all the berries off our holly tree so I know that Spring is right around the corner! Hope you all have a nice day!

Monday, March 17, 2008

March News!

Hi Everyone!
It's been a while since I have posted, and yes, I am STILL editing wedding pictures. Long process but they are coming out great! I just attended the annual Gem Show in Hartford on Sunday and got some really pretty beads to create pieces with including some Tourmaline and some really pretty natural gemstones (not sure of the "real" name) in great shades of blues and browns. Really nice stuff!! I am hoping to get to use them soon, I'm already envisioning what I can do with them.

I have no shows booked yet this year, although I am planning to have a booth at the Farmer's Market in Waterbury this summer. So, I am calling on all of my friends, and previous show hostesses to check your calendars and call me with a date for a repeat engagement! ha ha I have some wonderful new pieces and lots of ideas so I would love to come and present them to you with all the bells and whistles! The picture above is of a piece that I recently transformed from a bracelet into a necklace and I love it so much more this way! It's on Sterling wire, and the beads are anchored in the center so it sits so nicely right on your collar bone.

That's all for now, be back soon with more news/updates, and hopefully more JEWELRY!