Sunday, August 3, 2014

New pricing policy!!!

I have just started a new pricing policy for my Etsy shop and bead show customers that I think you will like.

This information is how it appears on my shop announcement in my Etsy shop, which is very difficult to access right now because of all the shop testing Etsy is conducting. If you take the time to link to this post I will throw something extra in your next order, just send me a message with your order to remind me.

NEW PRICING POLICY!!!! For enamel pieces only!!!

I am going to implement this new policy in my ETSY shop and for my show customers. 

From now on if your purchase of my enamel pieces is $50 or more you will get 10% off your enamel order. If your purchase of enamel is $200 or more you will get 20% off your enamel order. 

I will refund your discount via what ever method you paid, there is no coupon code yet.
This discount cannot be combined with any other coupons.

If you purchase any glass at the same time ( if I ever manage to get any in the shop again), 
this discount does not apply to the glass and the cost of the glass will not apply to the amount of your order to qualify for the discount.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

If you are a "brick and mortar" shop, and you are interested in becoming a wholesale customer contact me via my etsy shop or my email. 

I am in the midst of making for Bead Fest in Philadelphia this August. This is one of my biggest and most favorite shows of the year so I will probably be closing the shop a few days before the show, to pack and prep. But this new policy is effective immediately and the shop is open.

Here is a link to the Bead Fest site. Remember this new pricing policy will apply at all of my shows as well. If you bring the 10% off coupon that is available under my coupon tab above, you can get 10% off anything on my table at my shows and there is no spending requirement. 

I will be in Booth #552 in Artisan Alley with all my other beady friends.

Thanks for your support.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer 10% Off Sale and Free Domestic Shipping

Believe it or not I am a little ahead of schedule with my listings this week.

As promised my goal this Summer in between shows and getting my home on the market is to fill my shop with all the enameled "Made to Order" choices I have available.

I just added over 200 choices and there will be more to come. 

If there is a specific color that you see in my sold section that is not in the shop yet you can place a custom order. I always send photos of custom orders for your approval before I request payment.

Unlike the past any sale in the shop will also apply to all custom orders.

Changes in the Shop

- As I have mentioned in the past I will only make a "Made to Order" piece if I feel confident that the order you receive will be as close as possible to the photos. Keeping in mind that I apply all of the enamel and make all of my glass beads by hand.

-  As stated in the product description I will need about five business days to make your order. Sometimes it may take longer sometimes it may take less time, depending on my volume of orders and my show schedule. If you need your "Made to Order" items within 5 business days please contact me via my Etsy shop and I will let you know what I can do.

-  When I have a sale in the shop it will also apply to any custom order, glass or enamel. This is a change in my past policy.

- Keep in mind that a glass custom order takes much longer, again I will be in communication with you regarding the specifics.

-  I have added a new Etsy feature to most of my enameled pieces in the shop. On the right side of each item you will now have a choice to order most of my enamel pieces as a single or a matched pair. If you want both singles and matched pairs of an item you will need to place two separate orders, one for the number of singles and one for the number of pairs. 

-  When you order a pair it will always be as close of a match as it can be for handmade.

- In some cases I have offered a reduced price for a matched pair, this only applies to a pair that is the same color not two different colors.

Current Sale

I am starting the sale I promised this Friday tonight since the orders are starting to come in.

The sale is for 10% off everything in the shop and the coupon code is:


There is also Free Domestic Shipping off everything in the shop, you don't have to do anything for that I have already changed it for each item.

I am sorry I can't off an equivalent shipping discount for my international customers, on average I pay an extra $2 postage for every international order. I cannot bring myself to raise the shipping, but this may have to happen in the future for domestic and international orders. 

However, I will add a little extra surprise for my international customers, hope that helps.

The sale will begin now and end next Thursday, June 26th, at midnight East coast time.

I am on my way to an Innovative Show in Doylestown, PA this weekend, so I will not be able to start any of these orders until early next week. If you place an order I will send you a message via Etsy with specifics.

Since there is a sale in the shop all of my customers in Doylestown this weekend will get 10% off on any order all weekend, no coupon required.

Thanks everyone for your patience the past several months. I totally underestimated the time it would take to prepare my home for market and also how much studio time would be sacrificed preparing for shows. As a result my online Etsy shop has suffered.

I said this would be a test year for shows, and I certainly have been tested.  There is no point in meeting new customers at shows if there is no online opportunity for them to purchase my handmade items.  A better balance between my shows and my online presence is starting to take shape.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Heading to Bead and Button

I will be exhibiting at the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 5th-8th. I will also be participating in a preview show called Moonlight Madness on June 3rd, so if you are there early or taking a class come visit and get a sneak peek.

I will be exhibiting in booth #1227 please come by and say hello, it will be the first time for me at this show. 

Visit my blog and click the coupon tab and print out your 10% off coupon it will work for any Gardanne purchase for the duration of the show.

Heres a link to my blog:

Bead and Button link:

My shop is on vacation but I am not so I can prepare for this show and get our house on the market, its been quite the juggling act. My Etsy shop will reopen on June 13th and I will finally have all of my enamel choices that can be made to order in the shop. I will also have a 10% off sale and free domestic shipping for a few days, so if you can't make it to the Bead and Button show you won't feel left out.

Monday, March 24, 2014

3 Winners!!!

Congratulations to ...


Susan Marling

Lori Anderson

I will be sending you a goodie bag will enamel and glass, postage is on me even for international winners.

Contact me through my Etsy shop with your mailing address.

Thanks for the comments, and for playing along.

New enamel choices will be listed in the shop this week, just waiting for a huge order of stampings. With made to order I need to have plenty of blanks on hand so you can get your order ASAP.