December 27, 2010

Wire Wrapping Classes, Anyone?

So, hope everyone had some great holiday experiences and your New Years is full of bubbles and absent of regrets!

I'm keeping this short, but informative - well, at least I'm trying to.

Meant to get a lot of new stuff up on my Etsy site this last week, but couldn't find the display hand and neck (as seen in other pictures in my store) in my storage stuff, which means it's buried deep... and last week was so dark, I couldn't seem to get any good lighting breaks for pics without them either so, might not get anything new up until I can figure out my options with my current limitations.

Which brings me to my current limitations:

This is my workroom for the winter. It's also my bedroom. The door and shelves are where the closet used to be. The bed is a queen size and up against the far wall, the table is 32" square, and yes, that is a suitcase in the left corner. That black mass on the floor to the right is my cases of jewelry and a few of supplies. The rest of my supplies are 20 miles away in storage.

So, I wasn't able to get that studio space and am still staying with my parents in the boonies... BUT, I AM in negotiations to use a place up at Kimball Junction for teaching classes. I'm planning to teach basic Wire Wrapping for the first class - all materials and your very own tool kit included, 2 hours, 3 techniques for $90 - and basic Stringing and Finishing for the second class.

If you'd be interested in taking the Wire Wrapping class next month, leave me a comment to this post so I can have a bit more leverage to bargain with - to use the teaching space. Once I have enough interest, and have secured use of the space, I'll post the class date/place and registration link along with pictures of everything you'll get and learn how to do.

Oh, and I'm starting a Birthday Club subscription for next year as well. You'll get several options to choose from (including which type of stone you want - the definitions of which you can see Here). This first year, I'm making everyone who joins the club a pendant similar to these ones:

Each one made individually with your specific stone and metal requests and offered to you for your birthday (or anyone else's birthday you don't want to forget) at a special discounted Birthday Club price. Plus, everyone who signs up for the Club before the New Year gets a special offer next week just for the New Year.

And that's all the updates for this year... Thanks for all your continued interest and a VERY Happy New Year to one and all!

December 17, 2010

Super Saturday is the Last Market of the Year

Well, the Holiday Market at Trolley Square is at least... which is tomorrow, which is now being dubbed: Super Saturday! I feel like you should say that with cartoon echo emphasis though... ;}

So, I have two new pendants - both not real Emeralds, but simulated lab stones (that's real lab grown stones that are colored to simulate Emeralds).

The first one is BIG and is in Jewelers Brass (non tarnish). The stone is 16x12 mm (24mm is an inch) and it's swirly and loopy and... well, see for yourself:

The second one is a little 12x8 mm Emerald Spinel teardrop in 14K Gold Fill, with a 14K Gold Fill chain included when you come by Trolley Square tomorrow to get it:

So, those are the two newest pendants I'll have with me from noon to 8pm in the auditorium to the right of the 600 South Atrium entrance at Trolley Square tomorrow.

Oh, and since "Super Saturday" is supposed to be about last minute bargains... incase getting one of a kind jewelry at already low prices isn't enough... if you mention that you saw this BLOG when you see me tomorrow, I'll give you 10% OFF!

See you tomorrow!

PS: there were some things from the Holiday Market featured yesterday morning:

December 14, 2010

Still Time to Party Like it's 2010!

Happy Mid December everybody!

Hope Hanukkah was full of lights and that the Solstice reminds you that Winter is fleeting and your Christmas is full of wonder and that Kwanzaa is fruitful!

Oh, and I also wanted to tell you that there's still time to get in one last Jewelry Party before everyone expects more gifts! Yay Last Minute Shopping Party!

Of course, if you've already had your Jewelry Party (or are waiting for the New Year), or don't have the room for one, or are too far away for me to get there in time, or just aren't inclined to have one anyway; then why not join us right now for an Online Jewelry Party!?!

Online Jewelry Party, you say? Well yes! Why not? In fact, let's start now with the newest, bluest, December Birthstone pendant I've got. It's a (not too) little something I just made with a 13x10 mm Natural Swiss Blue Topaz and Argentium (non tarnishing because it has a type of Platinum in it) Sterling Silver:

Delicately substantial at 2 1/2" long x 1 1/4" wide and absolutely One of a Kind.

So, now that we've got the party started; I'll have another brand new pendant up in the next day or two, and some other new things as they get made as well. In the meantime, head on over to my Etsy Store and have a look around there for something that grabs you... or over to the Miniature Watercolor Painting (by Phil Puleo) Necklace Artfire Store... or the On Sale all the time pearl jewelry Shophandmade Store...

Of course, if you're in the Salt Lake area, you can also come by Trolley Square this Saturday (from noon to 8pm in the Auditorium off the South Atrium at the 600S entrance) and pick up some things as well.

Hope to see some of you there and the rest online...

Oh, did I forget to mention the special
Online Jewelry Party Discount? On my Etsy Store anyway. Just enter: BLOG10 at checkout and Save 10% AND still get your free US Shipping! Just for reading my blog and coming to the party!

Yay Online Jewelry Party!

December 9, 2010

Holiday Market in Trolley Square

Hi-lo there.

Well, I had that cold thing that was wicked and made my head feel like it was gonna explode and every tiny little bone and muscle in my body ache. I got over it, but it took more than a week. My advice: Don't get it!

Ok. That said. I'm all better. Spent a couple days getting my custom work finished - mostly - but nothing new to show you for this weekend. This what? The Holiday Market at Trolley Square...

I'll be in the Auditorium, which is to the right of the Atrium when you come in through the South Entrance off 600 S.

There's gonna be all kinds of great local arts and crafts and food AND a Food drive; so bring some non-perishables to donate.

Starts at Noon and goes to 8pm.

I'll have a nice selection of jewelry with me, but if there is something you particularly want me to bring, let me know. If I don't have what you want, I can make it for you next week and bring it on the 18th. Yep. Two Saturdays in Trolley Square in a row. So... if you can't make it to this one, you get another chance.


See you there?!

December 2, 2010

December Means... Um... Happy... Er...

Howdy Hi everybody!

I made it back to Utah... and then got a cold... BUT, now I have to get myself all spiffed up for another round of weekend Arts & Crafts Markets in Salt Lake City.

Yep. I'm scheduled in for the next three Saturdays. However, I don't really have anything new to show you... but I kind of do... but the picture is terrible... Ok... lets see if I can get it to look good enough to put up.

Be right back...

See, terrible picture. The pendants are all Argentium Sterling and the ring is 14K Gold Fill... can you tell? They look great in person though... and the ring is a Mystic Topaz (and really small;).

Oh well, those won't be with me this weekend anyway.

However, some other stuff will be... and I'LL be at the Winter Market from 10am to 8pm on Saturday (the 4th). In Artist's Alley, where there's a central cash register. Which is why I'll have limited stock. I had to tag all my stuff with special codes and write everything down so they had a list of everything I'm going to sell. Since I could potentially have more than 100 codes if I put out my usual number of pieces, I pared it down to 60 codes and stretched my definition of "similar" so I could use the same code for items with the same price. Which means I'll have a select selection of jewelry for sale... Some of which you can see pictures of in posts before this one... Pretty much all of it actually.

So, ya. I'll have a better selection next week at Trolley Square... and maybe I'll even have some new stuff to show everyone? Not sure. Let you know next Friday...

Or maybe I'll just see you at Trolley Square. Or maybe I'll see you in West Valley City on Saturday? Or maybe I'll run into you on the street? Or maybe you'll drop me a line? Or maybe I'll start drumming and blow up? One can never tell...

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