Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Mini Rant


I know there are many of you out there that rely on consigning your goods and, of course, the old net 30. I was once one. Unfortunately I have found myself ripped off by a certain store and it is so disheartening. I hate that there are people out there who are so dishonest.

Thankfully, there are lawyers and courts out there and it seems I will be heading to one in a couple of weeks. And I will be recovering my court costs when I win!

I was lucky enough to have documented everything, and I suggest you do the same with any retailer you are doing business with. I have every piece of correspondence there is and I am told this will win my case. I have even been in contact with two others that have had the same issues with this particular store.

Make sure you save everything, even things that do not seem relevant. I hope you will never find yourself in this situation, but always be prepared.

/end rant

That being said, I have had a wonderful consignment experience with another store on the west coast and I could not be happier with them. They are absolutely honest, lovely ladies, but because of the one bad apple, I would never enter in to anything similar ever again.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thank God It's Friday!

Yay, it's Friday! Of course, I don't know where the week went. I hope yours has been good and that you have an even better weekend!

I just added a new cuff to my shop--Skinny Minnie. I love this little cuff. It has the look of a bangle, but can be custom fitted to your wrist where it will stay put. It is made of solid sterling silver and has a square profile. Check it out!

Have a great weekend,


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Make a statement.......

First of all, I just hate modeling necklaces on myself :( But it is a necessity because I have no patience to wait until I can get a friend to do it.

So, here she is: Freya. Freya is my new statement piece, isn't she great? I made this necklace from solid sterling silver and put it on an 18" chain.

This necklace comes with a warning: Not intended for those who want to go unnoticed.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I have a secret......

Message that is!

This is my newest bangle bracelet, just in time for Valentine's day! It is completely hand forged from sterling silver and has a semi-hidden message stamped along the side, "I love you".

This will make the perfect Valentine's gift for your loved one!

For more info, click here.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Express Yourself

One hot trend going on right now is personalized jewelry. Whether you want to sport your name or initial, your significant other's, or the those of your children or pets, I have the jewelry for you!

Pictured above is my personalized initial bangle. This has been a hot seller and it looks great mixed with other bangles. For more info, click here.
Here is one of my hottest selling ring sets. You get two rings that you can personalize any way you want. Need just one, or maybe three? I can do that too! For more info, click here.

I just love this sweet little necklace pictured above. This past Christmas I made one for each of my nieces. I just liked them so much that I finally added it to my shop. Click here for more info.

These are simple post earrings that let you express yourself. Simple enough for everyday wear. Click here for more info.

Don't care for post earrings? Then these little dangles are just right for you! For more info, click here.

These cuff links are terrific for the men in your life, or you if you are a man ;) Makes a great gift for any occasion! Click here for more info.

Have a great Thursday, and remember, tomorrow is FRIDAY!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The last butterfly.....

My Butterfly Ring was a limited edition, and here we are at the last one! I was surprised at how fast they went. I may revisit selling more in the future, but for now, this is the last one!

So, if you had your eye on it, act fast!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Metal Mouth!

Ah! My baby, who is 12, just got his braces on today!

He was so nervous, but he did just fine. Now I have to find a whip so I can stand behind him and make sure he brushes his teeth 4 times a day!

Now I need to work that torch even harder to pay for these things! And boy, do I feel like a soccer mom :(

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Branching out....

Yay! One of the things I really love about selling on Etsy is getting on the front page and being in the gift guides.

This lovely treasury was curated by Eclipse and was featured yesterday around 7 pm.

I was at the movies, but thanks to Featsy I was able to find out about it.

But, I do sell on lots of other venues. Like Smashing Darling, Joolia (I am on their front page!), and now ArtFire.

We shall see how it goes, but I believe in covering all the avenues.

Visit my new ArtFire shop here.

Thursday, January 1, 2009