Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations Luella Newkirk - I will be sending you a $25 gift certificate.

As the giveaway promo software didn't work quite as I had hoped - I'll be rolling the second $25 certificate into a new giveaway.  I know a few of you tried to leave comments but were unable to, so it's unfair of me to choose another winner.

Stay tuned for the next promo!

And congratulations again Luella ... I hope you find something you'll love!

Friday, 16 March 2012

St Patrick's Day Party in my SHOP!!!

For Patrick's Day - take 17% off - use coupon PAT17

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!!!

Monday, 12 March 2012

New Exclusive Offer!!

I'm looking to rearrange my shop a bit so will be blending the Spring Collection into the main categories.  I'm changing the offer to simply:

A FREE pair of matching earrings with ANY necklace purchase!!  (I will make the earrings and ship with the necklace)
I'll run this to March 31st

EXCLUSIVE to blog and facebook followers only!!


Wow, my first ever show - it was so exciting!

It went without a hitch... now don't be under the illusion I'm talking about a 3 day event with a $2000 white tent... it was a 3 hour event at the Legion in Picton on Saturday afternoon, but still - lots of organisation required.

Great to chat to people about my work, discuss custom orders with them, help them try on pieces to find just the right one and oh the sales were good too.  I sold 40% on my inventory so my etsy store is looking a bit empty at the moment, will be working on that today!

Some new listing will posted this week - so keep checking in.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY!!  It's FREE!!  Do people not like free stuff anymore? :)  All I ask is that you post a blog entry that gives me some feedback about what you would like to see more of in my shop: more of a type of jewellery, a new line etc.

Enter via facebook or via the blog post "Giveaway" - 6 days left!!!!!!

Friday, 9 March 2012

100 items!!!!!


Have finally reached 100 items in my shop!

A quick run through of what's happening at the moment - giveaways, blog & facebook exclusives and and shop sales:

- a $10 gift certificate with orders over $30 (ends midnight March 11th)

- blog and facebook fans only - receive a FREE pair of earrings with the purchase of any item in the Spring Collection or any necklace in my store (excluding sale items)

- Giveaway!!  "Your opinion matters" - enter to win a $25 gift certificate (ends 18th March)

here's some new stuff including the 100th item!

Oh before I forget!!!  I'm having a SHOW this weekend March 10th at Picton Legion on Man St in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.  Show prices will apply - so excited!  It's a one woman event i.e. ME!!!

Amethyst earrings - I love this design and I think it's really fresh for this spring summer.  These amethyst stones are a really purple colour - I know that might sound a bit strange - but they are not washed out or too dark, just vibrant!!  Individually wire wrapped (I love how neat and delicate this looks) and attached to a ring.  Simply perfect!

I have to think of this as my signature piece now - as I've sold most of them, but I cannot take credit for the chainmaille design as nothing is unique in the chainmaille world! However, the choice of colours and beads is entirely mine!  All handmade by me and now available in 3 colour palettes:  dreamy peaches and cream perfect for a bridal party, grey and silver moonstone, crystal and pearl and coffee chocolate!

and the 100th item is ................... this amethyst chainmaille bracelet!

I was obviously feeling the purple yesterday and hand a hankering for chainmaille!  here's the result!  Love this easy to wear with anything, graceful, delicate bracelet.  Can be available in many colours - I have right now peridot (green) stones, rose quartz, crystal quartz (clear / white), many pearl colours - if you would like a CUSTOM ORDER, drop me a note here or in my store on Etsy!!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Gift Vouchers launched today!!

Quite possibly the least exciting items in the store ..... or are they????

Gift vouchers / certificates (dependent on where you're from) allow the recipient to select their own gift without all the embarrassment of them receiving something they don't like but are too polite to say!!

I include a beautiful card (purchased from one of my etsy team members) - blank so you can write your own personal message.  Each certificate is valid for 2 years from date of issue and comes in denominations of $10, $25 and $50.  Other denominations can be made available.

I have $10 certificates to GIVE AWAY with any order over $30 !!!  Offer ends Sunday March 11th at midnight! 

Friday, 2 March 2012

New items launched in Spring Collection

3 new items to be added to spring collection - sneek preview for the pendant and pearl earrings - they are not listed yet!

I came across the technique of using beading wire for earrings in class and they look absolutely beautiful and hold their teardrop shape perfectly.  I added some turquoise glass beads and pretty silver spacer beads for a pretty gypsy look.  Easy to make but very distinctive look!

The pendant is a stone I've had for a while and I've been pondering what to do with it.  I bought the brown thread for another project and saw the 2 together and voila!  It's a casual spring / summer look that will add a bit of elegance every day.

Finally these lightweight pearl dangles are classic and easy to wear.  Cream glass pearls are not the focus of these earrings - the pretty silver balls are!  They dangle from 1.5 inches of silver plated chain - pretty, feminine, delicate ....!!

Offer still running for a FREE pair of earrings (which I will make for you) with any purchase from the Spring collection or any necklace purchase  (facebook and blog followers exclusive).

For this weekend only - purchase any necklace and receive a $10 gift voucher.

Offers are independent - choose one or the other.