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Going Solo: Setting Up My Own eCommerce Website

Going Solo: Setting Up My Own eCommerce Website

When I decided back in January to set up my own website using open-source cart software, I had every intention of blogging about the process…

Sneak Peek at the Custom/Engravable Line…

Sneak Peek at the Custom/Engravable Line…

Well, I cannot believe my eyes. As of last night, the website is LIVE!  All of my Etsy & Artfire inventory is now available on…

New Year, New Goals…The End of the Jewelry Sabbatical

New Year, New Goals…The End of the Jewelry Sabbatical

I have been quiet. The end of the 2010 was drawing near & I wrapped up my jewelry sabbatical getting a head start on 2011…

Creativity Beyond the Beads: Handmade Book

Creativity Beyond the Beads: Handmade Book

The other day I was looking for a new book to write down my creative ideas, and I came across this one that I had…

Jewelry Inspired: Getting Started with Gemstones

Jewelry Inspired: Getting Started with Gemstones

Back when I started jewelry making, the thought of using actual gemstone beads in my designs seemed unattainable. I was unemployed, and I had to…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Fossils & Slabs

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Fossils & Slabs

It’s no secret, to anyone who knows me, I love rocks. I was ecstatic to find out my now-husband likes rocks too. Between buying beads,…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 4: Zipper Pulls

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 4: Zipper Pulls

This particular project is combining orphan beads with an excess of nickel lobster clasps. I upgraded to sterling silver lobster clasps sometime ago so I…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 3: Keychains

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 3: Keychains

Expanding on yesterday’s post on Beaded Bookmarks – the same theory could be applied to make beautiful & inspirational keychains out of leftover beads: A…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 2: Beaded Bookmarks

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 2: Beaded Bookmarks

Another great way to use up leftover beads is to adorn bookmarks. Bookmark bases come in a variety of shapes & sizes and best of…

Artfire Collections & Etsy Treasuries

Artfire Collections & Etsy Treasuries

It appears that Etsy has successfully launched their new treasury format, which now allows you to tag your creation with key words so to make…

Why I don’t Get Anything Done on a Saturday Afternoon…

Why I don’t Get Anything Done on a Saturday Afternoon…

I step out of the room for a brief moment, and look who found a new nap spot: Before I assess the mound of jewelry…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Grow-With-Me Toddler Bracelets

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Grow-With-Me Toddler Bracelets

The next items I wanted to share from my jewelry box, are actually not for me at all, but for my two little ones. I…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 1: Hair Accessories

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 1: Hair Accessories

After 12+ years of jewelry making, I have a lot of beads without a home. Meaning, they are leftovers from past projects – from one…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: My Wedding Jewelry Then & Now

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: My Wedding Jewelry Then & Now

After my last post about my prophetic charm bracelet – it gave me the idea to start a series on my personal jewelry collection. Over…

Jewelry Inspired: My Prophetic Charm Bracelet

Jewelry Inspired: My Prophetic Charm Bracelet

If you are familiar with my work, or have ever picked up my business card, you may recognize this bracelet. It is the official logo…

Cool Tool: Tube Wringer

Cool Tool: Tube Wringer

I can’t resist a new gadget, especially if it is an affordable one. So with my Contenti order last week for polishing buffs, I found…

Jewelry Inspired: What Summer Means to Me

Jewelry Inspired: What Summer Means to Me

Artbeads offered us bloggers a chance to try out some supplies* & design a summer theme. My first instinct is to gravitate toward blues, yellows,…

Bringing The Beads Back to The Bench…

Bringing The Beads Back to The Bench…

I haven’t done any beadwork in quite awhile since I have been teaching myself some metal techniques. Today I brought the beads out again in…

Cool Tools: What I Got for My Birthday…

Cool Tools: What I Got for My Birthday…

I am incredibly lucky to have an extremely supportive spouse. Perhaps maybe too much so: he loves cool tools as much as I do so…

Etsy’s Treasury East: New Feature

Etsy’s Treasury East: New Feature

I got a convo from a fellow Etsian that I am featured in her curated Treasury East. This is the first time I have been…

Creativity Inspired ~ Cool Tool: Microwave Flower Press

Creativity Inspired ~ Cool Tool: Microwave Flower Press

Earlier this year I obtained this neat little contraption called a Microwave Flower Press. They are available at many garden supply stores. I wondered if…

Adventures in Brass: Part Two ~ The Initial Project

Adventures in Brass: Part Two ~ The Initial Project

My first piece that I made via the brass oxidizing experiment was really, really crude – but it worked up fast. I know my fellow…

Adventures in Brass: Part One ~ Oxidizing

Adventures in Brass: Part One ~ Oxidizing

I inherited a lot of trophy brass for my engravers. Besides practicing engraving, I thought I would try my hand at some fun techniques and…

Playing Catch Up…

Playing Catch Up…

I am so severely behind with my blog posting. In March, my family & I ended up travelling home to Nova Scotia to attend a…