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.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lampwork Glass Sale 20% Off and Giveaway

I have a 20% off sale in the shop this week on all of my glass lampwork, yes that includes glass headpins, but no enamel.

Since it's just the Lampwork on sale there is no coupon code.

 I will figure out your discount and refund the amount via what ever payment method you used.

 Based on feedback I have received from customers as well as a personal need for a change, I am eager to get some new Lampwork in the shop. When I look at my glass offerings at shows it looks confusing, most of my sets are random and I feel the need to put a little more thought into what glass sets I offer. Make it easier for my customers to visualize what they can do with a set of beads. 

Now I just need to add more hours to my day, there is so much going on my head is spinning.

It's way overdue for a 


You know how this works, leave a comment in the comment section to get one chance at the giveaway. If you have an opinion regarding what kind of Lampwork glass sets would be most useful for you in your jewelry designs let me know. If you have no opinion any comment will do.

I don't have photos of the giveaway yet but it will be a mixed bag of glass and enamel. I acquire quite a few single enamel pieces when I am making my pairs so it would be a good chance to get a variety of my enamel pieces. I will probably have at least two winners, maybe more it depends on my stash.

If you link to this blog post on your blog, facebook, or twitter that will get you another chance to win.

 Just leave me another comment that you linked to this post.

I will pick the winners on Sunday, March 23rd and the 20% off sale will end that same Sunday at midnight.

Have fun and I will be back later in the week with photos of the giveaway.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Berks Bead Bazaar this weekend

Heading to Reading, PA tomorrow to exhibit at Berks Bead Bazaar this weekend.

Everyone is freaking out a little about the weather, but from what I can see so far the wintry mix is not happening until Sunday night. Which means I will be heading out of town right after the show, snow does not scare me I have lived somewhere in Upstate New York all my life so four wheel drive and snow tires are mandatory. But ice is another story, and I don't want to get stuck in a hotel room for a couple days, way too much work to do.

Please come and visit if you are a reasonable driving distance and say hi. I am really looking forward to seeing some of my fellow artists, there are a lot of handmade unique items at this show.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New glass in the shop and updates

I just listed some new glass in the shop probably the most glass I have had in the shop in a long time. I will be continuing to add new enamel choices in the shop, I just put in an order for some new brass and copper stampings, I do not want to list a choice unless I have it available to make.

I am liking this new made to order enamel, it really helps with my inventory for my shows. The goal will be to offer all of my enamel choices in every color I can make in my ETSY shop, which will mean more choices for you available anytime. Of course there will be certain enameled pieces that will be too unique to make to order and they will be listed individually.

Down the road there will be some glass beads that I can repeat and also offer on a made to order basis, but since most of my beads are one of a kind they will mostly be listed individually.

I hope this is working for you, my customers, please keep me posted I am alway open to any and all feedback.

My coupon code for 15% off any purchase in my shop is still active.

The coupon is TUCSON15

The coupon will expire this Sunday, March 2nd at midnight.

But that will give you a chance to take advantage of the sale with new glass choices in the shop.

Show Updates

I have been tardy in updating my show schedule on the blog so let me tell you what is happening the next two weekends.

This weekend I am exhibiting at Berks Bead Bazaar  click the link for the details the show will be on Saturday and Sunday in Reading, PA. This is a first time for me at Berks and I am really looking forward to it I really enjoy the smaller venues and based on the caliber of exhibitors I am sure this show has quite a following.

I am going to get to see some friends that are exhibiting that I usually only see once a year at Bead Fest, so it will be a fun weekend.

The weekend of March 8th and 9th I will be in Clarksville, MD with the Innovative Bead Expo, again click the link for more details. Even though most of the shows I do are with the Innovative Bead Expo this will be another new location for me. 

I'm really racking up the locations, I now have shows in 8 different states that I exhibit in. If someone had told me that I would be doing this and enjoying myself a few years ago I would not have believed them. 

So that is where I will be the next two weekends, please come visit if you are in the area and don't forget to click the coupon tab above and print out the 10% off coupon. I just need to look at it, you can keep it for next time.

Enjoy the new offerings in the shop and thanks for visiting.