Friday, July 31, 2009

1000 Markets

I have been pondering about opening a 1000 Markets storefront for sometime now. Yesterday, I finally made the jump. Click on the link below and you will be directed to the beginnings of my 1000 Markets store front:

1000 Markets

Take a look around and have some fun!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Front Page @ Etsy!

It's always a treat to be among other artists in user selected treasuries, but even more rare for that treasury to make the front page of the whole etsy site! Early Monday morning was my lucky moment. Lots of new views & hearts even in the wee hours.
My sweet, sterling silver Maya Necklace was choosen for this lovely treasury (second row, middle pic).

A very good way to start the week!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cabochon De-Stash

Like many other jewelry designers, I have become a supply hound - in particular, a cabochon hound. There are so many beautiful cabs out there. They sing to me. I see a beauty and can imagine a gorgeous design.
In organizing my beauties, I realized that I should really de-stash some of my babies. Over the next couple days or so, I plan on listing some my babies in my etsy shop to hopefully find a new home. I am sure that they will find a great home and be made into beautiful designs... These are the current babies that I have selected for de-stash:

Till later!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The dust is settling....

It has been awhile since my last post. I have been engrossed in work and metalsmithing with little time left for much else.... The dust is now settling....

Our big kitty had surgery to remove his 'wubby'. It went very well, and the 'wubby' was completely removed. The histopathology report showed that the cancer had moved into the lymphatic system, so the report noted that 'clear margins' were not reached. Essentially, it is difficult to say that all the cancer had been removed. We were given a handful of options like chemo and radiation, but we felt it better with his age that we should not put our boy through chemo or radiation. I just need to keep a watchful eye for any new 'wubbies', and he gets to have wellness check ups every three months for a while. He definitely does not act like 'cancer Kitten', so that is a good sign. Each day he playfully runs through the house chasing his Andy friend.

My etsy shop did well in June - so a big shout out to all my customers, THANK YOU! Those orders helped with the vet bills. So far, July has been very slow again in the shop. I am hoping that it will pick up. I still try to work a few hours each night on my metalsmithing. Creating new pieces that someone will see and love.

DH has been very busy for the last four weeks (working like 12-14 hour days) on a project that has a drop date of this Wednesday. He has been stressed galore! I will be glad when he can get back to a more normal schedule.

I started a Flickr account yesterday while taking a 'sick day'. I woke up feeling under the weather. I took some cold medicine and while waiting for it to kick in (and make me sleepy), I opened a Flickr account. I have wanted to open one for awhile, but I never took the time to set it up. If you are interested in viewing what I have set up so far, please visit this link:

I will leave you with one of my creations that I am very proud of. I listed it last week in my shop, and it sold the same day.

Till next time!
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