Monday, August 31, 2009

Case of the 'Mondays'

Do you remember that expression from Office Space?
I definitely have a case of the Mondays....
My weekend sale unfortunately did not turn any window shoppers into buyers...
On a positive note, I gave my blog a facelift (to all my blog readers that read my posts through facebook, go to samanthajeandesigns.blogspot.com to take a gander).
I would like to give a shout out 'THANK YOU!' to both prettyneatdesigns.blogspot.com and periodicstyle.blogspot.com.  Both blogs mentioned a piece of jewelry from Samantha Jean Designs this month.  I am greatly appreciative and flattered that my jewelry was chosen for their blogs. 
I was working diligently this weekend on new pieces.  I am hoping to add my new pieces to my etsy and 1000 market shops this week.  Here is a brief glimpse of some of the finished pieces:

Sterling Boulder Opal Ring
Sterling Turquoise Ring
That's all for now in the life of Sam...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Weekend Sale!

Weekend Sale @ SamanthaJeanDesigns.etsy.com
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
20% Off Entire Order
Simply enter the code ‘Weekend Sale’ in the Message to Seller field during checkout to take advantage of the sale. Your discount will be refunded through PayPal.
*Sale excludes items in the ‘On Sale’ category*
Go and have some fun!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Metalsmithing porn...

My hubby often catches my on the internet looking at what he calls 'metalsmithing porn'. I love to head to some of my cherished sites to oggle at metalsmithing tools and cabs.

There are so many fabulous tools and beautiful cabs to gaze upon.

(Unfortunately, business has been slow that last couple months, so indulging must be kept to a minimum. I need a fairy godmother to sprinkle some fairy dust on my etsy shop to turn my window shoppers into buyers.)

I did find an excellent tool (at an excellent price) that will definitely help during the soldering process of ring shanks to the bezel cup. I tried it out for the first time the other night, and I cannot believe I have gone two years without this glorious tool - here is a pic of her gloriousness:

I really do not need to indulge in any cabochons, but it is hard to resist when it is love at first sight. I have really started to love (and I mean LOVE) turquoise. There are so many different types of turquoise based on the mines and locations. Here is a pic of my most recent turquoise cab purchase:

These beauties are from Kingman, Arizona

That's all for now in the life of Sam...

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