Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Friday, May 29, 2009
Yes, I said thebroomcloset on Artfire. http://wwww.artfire.com/users/thebroomcloset
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Besides making some really neat jewelry, she makes some gorgeous headpieces!!!
Here are some of my favorites.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
They are also going to be rolling out a new front page look in the next couple of weeks. That's going to be cool, too.
ArtDaly, the artfire news letter has this to say about a couple of things:
$12.oo rate locked in!!!
After much discussion and planning, we’ve decided to lock in our current US $12.00 subscription rate. This means that all members currently signed up at the US $12.00/month rate and all new members will be locked in at this price for life! Our US $12.00 members will never have to pay more than what they are paying now. By being locked in, you’ll never have to worry about the price changing as long as you hold your ArtFire account. Even if the monthly subscription rises at some time in the future, you’ll still be locked in at US $12.00.
The Return of the Free Ride
That’s right, our Free Ride promotion is returning! Some of the rules may be changing, but members will once again have the opportunity to receive a free for life verified account on ArtFire by referring their friends to join as verified members. By referring 12 of your friends to sign up at our locked in US $12.00 rate, not only will you get a free ride, but you’ll also get to pick a friend who will get a free ride too! This friend can be anyone you want; it’s completely up to you. This way you can help out a friend of yours on ArtFire while receiving a free verified account yourself! Official rules will be posted later, but for now, keep an eye open for the free ride program launching later this week!
So, if you don't want to pay listing fees, selling fee's and other misc. fees, check out artfire where there is only one monthly fee.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
It's improtant to know when buying lampwork beads that they have been kiln annealed. This process keeps the beads from cooling too quickly which makes them vulnerable to breaking easily. DerondaDesigns kiln anneals her beautiful beads.
After looking at all the great beads she has in her studio, I decided that these beads are my favorites. I love the translucency of etched glass and these beads fill the bill.
So, if you love lampwork, and fused glass pretties, be sure to stop in at DerondaDesigns on artfire.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sheila also has an Earring Grab Bag in her shop. If I didn't make earrings, I would be checking that out for sure. Best of all, it's free shipping in the US and until the end of May, everythingis 25% off. Doesn't get much better than that!! So, why are you still reading this instead of going to check out her shop. LOL!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I think my favorites are the Russian Amazonite items. Check them out.
Monday, May 18, 2009
You really need to stop by and say hi and check out this studio for some great , handmade finds.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sizes 6, 8 and Charlottes
Friday, May 15, 2009
DynaMites Crystals and bi-cones
This is all you get to see for now. Stay tuned for more pics on Sunday if you want to see. Hard to believe I have more beads, but I do. Guess I'm addicted to the little things.
This picture jasper necklace is beautiful!! That's a piece that would work well iwth casual jeans or a little black dress.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Over the next few days, I'll be posting pics of my new found organized studio/ground floor attic room and showing off my cool stash of beads and gemstones. I know I love looking at what other beaders have in their stash, so I figured I would show off my stash, too.
For starters here are photos of your basic rolling cart of drawers you can get at any Kmart/WalMart. I had to take the wheels off of mine-it was too heavy to roll and my husband mentioned that sitting flat on the floor would be better for the cart and it's durability since it had so much weight in it.
The other photo is of a sideboard we got at an auction. I repainted it an off white and trimmed it out in metallic copper. When our son hit the mid teenage years, he needed media storage, so this went into his room and my handy hubby built the top to go on it. It detaches for easier moving. Since my son has moved this in and out of a couple of apartments, it's gotten rather dinged up, but I haven't gotten around to re-doing it. The sideboard holds patterns, looms, catalogs and an assortment of other things like displays and photo props. I need to work on getting that more organized, but it will work this way for now.
for now, that's it. I'll post pics of what's inside the drawers tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This is a studio with polyclay goodies. If you don't know what polyclay is, think polymer clay-FIMO, Sculpey and other brands. It's some pretty cool stuff and you can do all kinds of creating with it.
I am a huge music fan with eclectic taste, so this music note is pretty cool.
One of the coolest things about growing up on the beach was all the migrating sea life you could see. One of my favorites was watching the manta rays migrate. To see these huge things-with 30 foot wing spans leap out of the water and land with a thundering boom that would make your ears rings is just so cool-especially when it isn't just one, but a huge school of them. So, I love this manta ray mini sculpture, too.
Monday, May 11, 2009
One of the deals in this shop is "Always Two for Won" shipping. If you buy a second item at equal value and it weighs less than 13 oz., it will ship for free. This won't be hard in this shop, because it is Alisuns destash store and the place where things go to live when they won't fir into her other shop-alisuns Custom Crafted jewelry Studio.
Things like this beautiful Crocheted Heart that was crocheted with one strand of embroidery floss. It's wonderful!! I've crocheted and embroidered, so I know how slender one strand of floss is. It shows in the details in this heart.
Go on, go check out this great artfire studio-before beautiful goodlies like this one are gone.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This studio is full of ever changing items and all are pretty cool.
Like this huge de-stash lot of scrapbooking, cross stitching and other stuff. That's quite a collection in one lot. She also has some vintage books, some Kennedy for President buttons and other wonderful goodies. So stop in at her studio and have a peek at a couple of things. Her listings are always changing, so you never know what she willhave in stock next.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
One of her specialties is Mothers and Grandmothers Bracelets. I think these are pretty neat would would make a super gift.
The Mothers and Grandmothers bracelets are made with Swarovski crystals, so you know they have a ton of sparkle to them. The heart toggle clasp adds a special touch, too.
These Peace Earrings are pretty wonderful, too. I love the bright colors and the sentiment.So go ahead, get that somebody that special, unique gift.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
There are some luscious pieces of handmade jewelry in this studio.
My absolute favorite is the Autumn Sunset Necklace. The color is so rich in this, it's absolutely beautiful. This would really dress up any outfit.
There is a wonderful bracelet to match, but you will have to go to her shop to see it.
There are all sorts of gem treasures here. Wonderful things like necklaces of snowflake obsidian, rainbow flourite, and more. So what are you waiting for-go check out her studio!!!!
Monday, May 4, 2009
You really need to visit her shop-sooo many beautiful things.
Lifelong glass addict that I am, I love lampwork beads. There are some real beauties in JanelsonArts artfire studio, too.
Like these Friuts of Summer Beads
Of all the lampworking techniques, I think dichoric and boro beads are my favorites. Janelson did have a beautiful dichro cab in her shop, but apparently it has sold-good for her and "you are so lucky" to the buyer. I will content myself to show you these beautiful boro beads-Boro Dreams.
Friday, May 1, 2009
This ring is cool, too. Besides all the cool poly stuff, she also has some bath and body goodies, anklets and earrings.