Updated my Etsy Luxe shop with some "light" new creations. The Mermaid's Mischief earrings and bracelet are probably my favorite. I love the shifting of the blues and greens in the Boro glass beads, and the use of London blue topaz can never go unrecognized. The glass beads that I used were handmade by Valentin and Patricia Hernandez, and are unbelievably beautiful. I handmade the earwires for the earrings and the clasp for the bracelet myself using my tumbler to finish them to a high shine. More work to be added early next week.
I'm beginning to list new items available for purchase directly through the website. Still trying to find a layout that I like, and that works for me. It may take a few days to get it right. Hang in there. Lots of exclusive designs.
Put up some photos on Foliomo. You can take a look here:
Finally getting around to updating my Flickr photostream, Facebook page, and joining Etsy teams in South Carolina.
My sweet sorrow necklace made it into an Etsy treasury today!
In my previous post I was quite optimistic about getting my knit and print shops open in the near future. It's December 1, and I'm still trying to catch up on the three Etsy shops I already have open! There just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished, so my to-do list is ever expanding.
I do have to say that the house is starting to look a lot like Christmas as I slowly put up all of the decorations. The tree is up, the stairway is wound with garland and lights, and the front porch is decorated with the cutest round "gumdrop" lights. I'm getting around to finding our stockings and the ornaments for the tree, as well as the icicle lights for outside.
In gem shop news, lots of sterling silver Pandora style beads have been listed- with more to come. New luxe pearls- Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea- listed. I'm debating on a couple South Sea pearls that I want to keep for myself. Lots of new focal beads to come in the next day or two- plenty of red, London blue, and pink topaz.
I finally managed to get a couple pages of listings in the luxe shop. I have so many more listings to put up, but the last set of photos were a complete loss. Dark, out of focus, and just plain horrible. The items up do seem to be liked as they've made their way into a dozen Etsy treasuries this past week. Toying with the idea of a live shopping page here- we'll see how that goes.
The main site is pretty spare right now. I've got plenty to fill it with, but the photographing, editing, and listing time are killing me. I think I'll concentrate on tackling it on Friday.
I hope that you're having a wonderful week, and that Thanksgiving was a delightful day with family and friends. My goal for December is to post EVERY day. Hopefully I can find something worth sharing every day- wish me luck!
A little bit about me. I'm an Army brat that's finally somewhat settled after a childhood spent....everywhere. We just moved to Upstate South Carolina, and I've got to say, I love it here!