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.