Tag Archives: Bracelets

Dream Faire Top Ten

21 Mar

The top 10 most “envied” rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets at The Dream Faire are now on sale for 25% off.  Making the list are (click on the photo to see the detailed listing):

1.  "Cosmic Ice" on sale for $30

1. “Cosmic Ice” on sale for $30

2.  "Blue Seed Pod" sold!

2. “Blue Seed Pod” sold!

3.  "The North Wind" on sale for $55

3. “The North Wind” on sale for $55

4.  "Power of Three" on sale for $45

4. “Power of Three” on sale for $45

5.  "Bewitching Blue" on sale for $55

5. “Bewitching Blue” on sale for $55

6.  "Dragon's Egg" on sale for $26.25

6. “Dragon’s Egg” on sale for $26.25

7.  "Box of Hearts" on sale for $146.25

7. “Box of Hearts” on sale for $146.25

8.  "Ice Dragon" on sale for $71.25

8. “Ice Dragon” on sale for $71.25

9.  "Graceful Wave" on sale for $71.25

9. “Graceful Wave” on sale for $71.25

10. "Lucky Peacock Eye" on sale for $15

10. “Lucky Peacock Eye” on sale for $15

Top10Sale

Loving Locker Hooking

12 Mar

If you don’t know what “locker hooking” is, you aren’t alone.  Slowly experiencing a revival, this 100 year-old technique for making rag rugs is moving out of the rug arena and into all kinds of useful items while making ecological friendly use of scrap materials.

I’ve now completed seven bracelets and three journals using the sari ribbons I made myself.  Not only are these items pretty to look at, but they feel scrumptious!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

To see more views, please visit The Dream Faire.SariSign

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button

10 Nov

I’ve been looking for button beads for awhile now, because they nestle together nearly seamlessly due to their tapered lower halves where the hole is located near the outside edge.  I’ve seen these strung together in a row (in fact, some are sold this way, per strand) and I didn’t care for the result (not lavish enough for me), so after trying several different thicknesses of crochet thread, I created these based on a pattern by Ruth Herring.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The beads are slinky and sensuous, and the cotton thread is soft and comfortable.  These can be worn with blue jeans or office attire, and I have more colors coming.  They’re a perfect project for me to work on while the dental indignities I’m currently suffering through heal.

I have to say, I wish I didn’t need to sell them!

Little Shop Around the E-Corner — Open for Bizness

5 Oct

Financial considerations have finally made the decision for me that it is time to open an on-line boutique and begin selling all of the handcrafted items I created over the past year – and then just let sit.  It was perhaps a little bit of ennui mixed with a dash of fear that stalled my progress, but the big chill that totally scuttled my enthusiasm was the sudden dive of the economy.

Sage of Enchanted Garden Studio says that, since the Mercury retrograde has just finished, she is once again feeling creative and in the artistic mood.  I’m not real big into astrology, but I think she’s on to something ‘cuz I’m feeling the same.  This year and next are all about the Mercury retrogrades:

The exact Mercury retrogrades we will experience in 2009 were the exact same signs, same degrees and approximately the same calendar days of 1930. This cycle is seldom talked about in the astrology world, but is the cause of major course corrections for humanity.

The next retrograde is December 26th through January 15th.  It is apparently best to make no major decisions during these retrogrades and I managed to do exactly that, unwittingly.

EtsyBanner02

So I am now the proud proprietor of Faerie Fabulous Finds on Etsy and I hope some of you will at least take a peek at the goodies I have on offer.

I’m in the process of making a small faerie journal (my handmade paper is drying nicely) and a faerie pouch or two (I dyed the suede an unbelievably beautiful color; I can’t wait for you to see it).  Maybe I’ll even sculpt a new Flower Faerie Kat or two.

Yes, the weight of Mercury has definitely been lifted from my shoulders!

Sign25

“Make Me Smile” Jewelry and Gifts

10 Dec

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, you need to check out this shop on Etsy :: Make Me Smile Jewelry and Gifts:

I love to laugh and appreciate the value of a smile. Life is a blast and laughter is good medicine for everyone. My jewelry and gifts are among the things that me happy. I appreciate the terrific feedback I’ve received from my customers; you make me fell great and happy. I enjoy creating the pieces I have to offer here. I hope you’ll enjoy them also.

This is my first Christmas with Etsy. I’ve added some new items already, and I’ll have a whole line of holiday jewelry. I love doing wire sculpting and I have some beautiful pieces that would make thoughtful gifts for those you love. Some of the new items you can expect are flower fairies, feather angels, purses, and blankets. I’ve just completed the Christmas jewelry along with some new sets and necklaces.

No matter how you celebrate the upcoming holiday season, let’s all continue to pray for peace and treat one another with respect and dignity. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year ahead. Come on in and bring your shopping list!

I hope you’ll be back to Make Me Smile often because I want to be your new artisan for one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and artwork. I hope you have as much fun with my creations as I have making them. Love and Peace, Sharon

Sharon is an incredible artisan and I’ve been scooping up her inventory since June 2007. I own close to 65 pieces of her handicraft and each is simply beautiful. Her prices are unbelievably reasonable, she ships everything for free and she ships fast, too. On top of everything else, she’s one of the sweetest people I’ve met on the Internet.

%d bloggers like this: