Thursday, April 08, 2010

200 sales!

I was approximately 5 days past my goal of selling 200 items in one year... but hey! I will take it! :D

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Invaluable Resource

Whether you are new to jewelry making or a well seasoned pro, there is a great interactive resource that I find truly priceless. Not only is the information readily shared between all of these metalsmiths, I have formed great relationships with a lot of them!

You won't believe your ears, but this wonderful resource is a long going thread on the Etsy, Techniques and Materials Fora! The forum moves fast but you can easily jump in with whatever question you have and hopefully get a variety of answers and possibilities. The exploration of techniques and materials never ends! We have even done a charm swap, earring swap, and challenges every few weeks! Inspiration is always flowing with these metalsmiths! I have learned so much from these threads that originally started back in September!

So, go on, what are you waiting for? Pop on by and say hello! And be sure to check out some of these 'key players':

Lapidarious- aka Barney
cgwhitfield- aka CG
Lsueszabo- aka Sue

These guys are top notch- they have or will try anything and report back to the thread with thoughtful and intelligent answers. Really great discussion!

Just do a forum search for "chatty metalsmiths" in the techniques forum on etsy. Each month there is a new thread! April's chat is here!

You will truly love this tight knit community!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Friday Favorites: Sue Szabo

Sue Szabo is an extremely talented metalsmith. Just look at this shoe! Now, this picture is deceiving, because this shoe could sit on your finger tip! Talk about 'Little Details'! And, in case you were wondering, no they aren't cast- all hand fabricated. I am so lucky to have picked up one of these during a metalsmith charm swap! To see more of Sue's work you can check out her website or her etsy shop. She is one TALENTED and ACCOMPLISHED artist!

(ps- I am going to be highlighting random artists on Fridays... so if you have a wonderful shop or are a budding artist feel free to comment with your info or send me an email!)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Etsyversary SALE!

It is has been exactly ONE YEAR since I first uploaded a piece of my jewelry on Etsy, and to celebrate I am having a SALE! Yay! That's right, everything you purchase will be 25% OFF! Be sure to shop soon because this sale won't last too long!