Monday, May 21, 2012

Polymer Clay Extravaganza

So I have been making more bangels that look like dragonskin. Once I have about ten completed I will start posting them on my etsy page. I love going to the store and seeing all the colors of the clay on the shelves and seeing how they can compliment one another. I recently tried using a rubber stamp on some clay to make an impression. It was an intersting try and will have to figure out a different way to more easily see the stamp once its baked.

Here is a preview of my dragonskin bracelets.
The black and white one glows in the dark, but unfortunately it broke in half :(. I am going to have to make it thicker so as not to have that problem again.

Thats all for now. Check back later for more updates!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Silicone Jewelry Finds

So I am trying to get the hang of this blogging thing lol. I am planning on making a weekly blog post with fun things I have found around etsy. This weeks post is on silicone jewelry. Weird right? When I think about silicone, I think about molds and rubbermaid tupperware lol. Well here is what I found.

I have to say this one is my favorite:

Have you noticed all the food jewelry out there on the market? If you have traveled around Etsy at all you will see tons of it. Here is an interesting one:

Personally, I am not a big gold fan, but this is so cool looking:

Another awesome one by the Nervous System shop on Etsy:

Thats all for now, I do have to say in my search for silicone jewelry most of it was pendants on silicone cords. Look around, I bet you will find something that fits your need!
Check out my etsy shop if you want as well!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Having fun with Polymer Clay!

I recently started playing with clay to make beads for my jewelry. I began looking around stumble upon, tumble, etsy, and various google search webpages, and i found more and more fake/faux gauges. I have found a few tutorials on youtube and various websites and they looked really easy to make. Some people carve them out of wood, bone, or plastic, while others hand make them with polyclay. I am going to try my hand at this and post updates of my work as it progresses. If you have no idea what I am talking about take a look at these photos I found around etsy:

Sorry for the random listing with the links, I was unable to insert their picture URL :(

I also found on Etsy that noone in Oklahoma City is making these items. I better get right on that! Check out my etsy shop as well!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

and the clutz of the week is.....! My mom has always said that I trip on air, and after the last two days I think she was right. Yesterday I was out with my friends and we all decided to see who could do the splits the lowest to the ground. Well I knew I could do it...I just didn't realize how slippery the floor was. Needless to say, I decided to attack the floor with my whole body when my feet slipped out from underneath me. I know, you are thinking well that doesn't really make you a clutz. I didn't get to this morning. After taking a muscle relaxer, so I could sleep through the night, I tried to get out of bed and attacked the floor again. I am 4 foot 11 and my bed is 3 feet off the ground so I have to diagonally slide out of bed. What I thought was diagonal, and what my body thought was diagonal got their messages mixed. So, today I am not doing anything but homework and making some more jewelry to put on my Etsy shoppe.

Here are a few I have posted recently. If you like any of them, go here for more!

Hematite Falling Stars Necklace $12.50

Peacock Hearts Earrings and Necklace Set $12.00

Hand Hammered Necklace with/without chain $10.00

Breast Cancer Awareness, Hearts and beads earrings $8.00
20% of proceeds goes to Susan G. Komen Foundation

Monday, February 20, 2012

Etsy Shop Promotion

While I love selling items on my etsy shop, I also love helping out other shops by helping them to promote themselves. One shop Two Sasters does a promotion every Monday where she takes her blog and helps to promote other Etsy shops on her blog. So I decided to return the favor and promote her shop with a new blog post. If you have an etsy shop and you want to promote it here, leave me a comment and I will add a link to your shop on my blog. Share the love and help us keep our small businesses going!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pay it Forward 2012

I found this wonderful article at ArtEdventures and thought I would share and join her pay it forward project.
Do you like to receive cool handmade gifts?  Do you like to give handmade gifts and bring joy through those gifts?  Do you want to join a project and BRING JOY EXPONENTIALLY through handmade gifts?

This project stems from a Facebook challenge that a blogger participated in last year, in which she received one handmade gift from one person and in turn "paid it forward" by giving five handmade gifts to five people (and those five people were to each give to five people, growing the project exponentially and indefinitely).

Here's an adaptation of the project, to be carried through, by threes, via the blog world.
If you would like to participate, please leave a comment below.

The first three people to respond and show commitment
to the project will receive a handmade gift from me!!!

Post this project on your own blog--feel free to cut n' paste.
Gather three new participants and be willing / prepared
to follow through with the "Pay It Forward" part!!!

Please link back to this original post:
and I, in turn, will include a link to your post
so that we can follow the project from its origin.

I will give you a (small, simple, heartfelt) handmade gift.
Make sure to email me your full name and address.

In turn, give (small, simple, heartfelt) handmade gifts
to your participants, and let the joy grow exponentially!!!

(please only enter under one blog... give more than you receive!)
I will be participating in this project and will give you a handmade gift, made by me.


My participants and their "Pay It Forward" blog links:
(None yet- be the first!)

New adventure!

I am delving deeper into making jewelry as a full time business instead of a hobby. All of the beads I was needing for my back orders finally came in. It felt like Christmas opening the box and seeing all of the beautiful colors. When I go into a store and look at their jewelry, I try to figure out how I can tear them apart and make them into something even more beutiful than they already were. It feels so wonderful to create something so beautiful that you can share with others. If you have never made jewelry before, but are tired of paying high prices for jewelry that breaks the day you purchase them, go down to your local craft shop and start experimenting. I promise you will enjoy it, even if its just a side hobby.

Check out my shop if you want inexpensive handmade jewelry.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jewelry Supplies

I have been trolling the internet looking for jewelry supplies. I ordered quite a few beads off of ebay and I have been looking for other places to buy discounted quantities of supplies.  I went onto ArtFire and found this wonderful shop that is unfortunately closing, but it is selling all of its supplies for half off!  Go to the link here. Their shop announcement says: We're quitting business!! All items are listed at a 50% off discount. Join our mailing list and we will send you a coupon code for an additional 10% off your order. Every Wednesday we will be giving away a gift certificate for US $25.00 to one of our facebook fans.

Like most jewelry makers, who are trying to make a business out of it, I always love finding good deals on quality products. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Trends of 2012

I have been searching around online for different trends in jewelry for the year 2012 and I have come to find that bright colors, buttons, and pearls are the biggest trends. I never thought of using buttons for jewelry pieces but think of the possiblities!

Here is a wonderful article I found on the trends for the year 2012:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In The beginning....

In the beginning there was jewelry!  People have been making jewelry since caveman walked out of their caves. I LOVE making jewelry and started it because I wanted to have inexpensive jewelry that was one-of-a-kind. I started getting some good reviews on the items I was making so I decided to start an etsy store and get my jewelry out there. It has been slow going because I started my store after the holiday season and I am looking forward to Valentines day sales.

I recently started doing custom orders and wanted to offer recycling for old jewelry. I have had a few requests for custom made jewelry and I am more than happy to make an item for you if you just tell me what you are looking for. As I said I wanted to make my own jewelry because it was cheaper than buying stuff made in a warehouse. Plus, isn't it nice to know that you are wearing a piece of jewelry that was made just for you? I know I like it :).

I love working with beads, wire wrapping, and stretch magic cord. I especially enjoy doing hand hammered jewelry! Right now I work out of my dinning room, living room, and bedroom...basically anywhere I have some space to work. I hope to set up my own room to do my jewelry making when we move into our new apartment next week. I know my husband will be happy to not see my jewelry stuff scattered around the house lol.

Sometimes I feel as though I have way to much on my plate, with life, school, and work but I enjoy all of it. If you like my stuff and want a custom made order just send me a message here, or on my site and I can make something just for you. With recycled items I am willing to send you a postage paid envelope (in the US only for now) and send your items back to me. Once I receive your old jewelry I can make a new item for you out of it or just make something else to sell in my shop. If you want a new item out of your old jewelry I will be more than happy to place it as reserved on my shop for a very discounted price.

BTW: I am offering a 10% discount to new customers on items that are not already discounted. All items in my "custom made" section are discounted at 15% off until February 10, 2011. Use coupon code OKCOK1 for the 10% discount at checkout!

Thanks for checking out my blog, and I will try to post something weekly and keep everyone updated on what I am doing. I will also post jewelry making ideas from other people and other blogs I may have found trolling the net.

Check out a video of my jewelry! The song playing is Florence and the Machine, Heavy in my arms.