Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 2 of Virtual Craft Show

Day 2 is live at Pretty Things.  Check out the newest Artists being featured today.  They're all wonderful. It runs for 7 days with 70 different artists participating. Giveaways listed every day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Special from November 23-28

I am running a Black Friday Etsy special in my shop from November 23-28. Any jewelry design marked Black Friday Etsy will be 20% off when you enter code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Andrew Thorton's October Bead Challenge

Andrew Thorton's October Bead Challenge

Each  Design Kit contained a ceramic bead from Keith O'Connor, a terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a lampwork glass headpin from SueBeads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead, natural brass peanut chain(not in my kit-silver chain was included), Swarovski crystals and pearls, glass ancient bead replicas, and a Luxury Bead Blend.

My silver chain

The Luxury Bead Blends included Japanese Toho seed beads, Miyuki seed beads, freshwater pearls, blue aventurine, sodalite rounds, lapis lazuli rounds and other semi-precious stones, vintage sequins, German glass, and Czech glass. Each kit included a surprise element!

My bracelet design includes the ceramic bead by Keith O'Connor, the terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead along with some of the Luxury Bead Blend. I also used from my stash 2.5x40mm sterling silver curved tubes, a sterling silver lobster clasp and 2 textured silver oval beads. This bracelet fits a 7.5" wrist. I can also make it to fit a smaller wrist.