Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Solstice contest


The piece I created for the Solstice contest held by Facet Jewelry Making.   Fun piece, I enjoyed making this,  a bit late in posting.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Some days

  Well  I had a post that was supposed to load at 12:30 AM this morning. It was part of Andrew Thornton's Allegory Gallery Magic Potion reveal.  Where the post went, I don't know and the piece was a gift for a friend so I don't have it anymore and I can't locate the picture.  Such is the wonder of the internet.

Magic Potion Reveal

So I purchased one of Andrew Thornton's kits, the Magic Potion and the reveal is October 27th.  I really haven't done much beading over the last two years due to health issues.  I did complete the piece and working with Lucite is different.  I added the potion bottle after doing a bit of staining on it so it would go better with the components. So enjoy. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Great giveaway from http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/index.php/hct/Reviews-and-Giveaways

Here is the item at my Pinterest:

I'd really like to win this - great for crimps, clasps, wire and tools. 
It's been a bit of a roller coaster year but life is improving this fall.  So here's a piece I recently completed for a friend.  Not fancy but sweet - much like Melissa for whom it is for.  Done in 11o' Delicas.  I am back to beading and that feels great.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Update 2016

  Well my health has not improved as I had hoped it would. I'm finally getting my beads sorted out to create a few things. I will have some extra time to do beading as I have surgery next week and will be off work for three weeks. Nothing like cancer but taking positive actions to improve my health.
  Will post more about that later (at least that's the plan).
Hope 2016 is great for everyone.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Handmade at Amazon - Thank you

I am so happy to see this and happier for my crafting friends who will be selling through Amazon.

  At launch, Handmade at Amazon will include about 5,000 sellers from 50 states and 60 countries offering 80,000 items. Amazon takes a 12 percent fee from overall sales made by Handmade at Amazon sellers and includes payment processing, discounted shipping and access to other Amazon services. There’s no listing fee or monthly fee to start. In contrast, New York-based Etsy has 1.5 million sellers and 21.7 million buyers as of June 30. It takes a 3.5 percent fee on overall sales and a 20 cent listing fee per item listed. They also differ in terms of manufacturing policy. Amazon says sellers have to fill out an online application to be approved to sell on the site and all items sold on the site must be “factory-free” and not made by manufacturers. New York-based Etsy, on the other hand, started letting some merchants apply to use manufacturers for some products in 2013 [and this is where Etsy screwed up by going for large profits]. In September, Etsy said it was creating a new Etsy manufacturing marketplace to make it easier for its sellers to find “responsible production assistance.” Manufacturers can apply to be part of the program and Etsy approves them based on certain criteria.