Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Tab Beads

Amanda from Chloe Boutique suggested that I make some tabular earring beads yesterday. So, I went off to do so last night. Here's my results (thanks Amanda for the suggestion & for purchasing them!). It's funny, that used to be the only kind of earring beads I made. But, since I got the lentil press, I've been hooked ever since. As I explained to Amanda, it's much more time-consuming to make tabs because they are shaped by hand and not by a press. Getting 2 to be the same size is much more difficult. I do like them, though, and will most likely make more very soon! Oh, by the way, there's another pair just like them listed in my Etsy shop! :0)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Website Overhaul!

I've been putting this off for months now and finally decided to take the time to work on it. Since selling my beads pretty much exclusively on Etsy since the beginning of this year, I've been very lax in updating my website. So, I decided to streamline it and use it basically for information and a link to my Etsy shop. I'm very happy with how it turned out! Plus I got to use my favorite bead of all time! :0)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Doug's First Sale on Etsy!

So I'm so excited that Doug had his first sale on Etsy this weekend! Amanda from Chloe Boutique had him design a custom banner & avatar package to coordinate with her jewelry cards. He was having so much fun designing that we were up until after 2 am last night!

He's busy working on another semi-custom banner for another etsian tonight! I'm so happy for him! If you ever need a banner, avatar, logo or any other graphic design service, please don't hesitate to contact him!
DBM Graphics Factory

Amanda creates gorgeous jewelry and is one of the sweetest people I've met on Etsy & Flickr. Be sure to stop by her shop!
Chloe Boutique

Sunday, July 6, 2008

My First Etsy Treasury!!!

I'm so excited - I snagged my first Etsy treasury today! Special thanks to my awesome friend, Sharon, from ManaMoon for her guidance and scientific calculations of when it would be available! Hope you check it out if you get a chance!

The Handbook to Handmade Volume 7

Can I tell you how excited I am to be a part of this wonderful book!? It is a fabulous concept from Timothy Adam Designs to promote Etsy artists. For a small fee you can be included in this gorgeous full color book with other talented Etsians!! When I saw the thread in the promotions section of the forums, I was intrigued. I contacted my great friend, Sharon, of ManaMoon Studios and said we should give it a shot!

For more information, here is the official blog link:

Handbook to Handmade Blog

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th!

Been pretty busy the last week with bead orders and keeping the lawn growing! It's coming along nicely, but we'll have to re-seed some areas for sure! Marla's looking forward to running and playing in her new yard. She's used to having 5 acres to romp through! Hope everyone had a safe & fun holiday!