Thursday, July 29, 2010

Etsy Anniversary!

I'm celebrating 2 years on August 2nd! For this special occasion I will be having a sale!

!!!FREE SHIPPING and 20% OFF!!!

Shipping has already been discounted and the 20% will be refunded via Paypal.

Clearance items not included in 20% off!!



Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Creative Exploration

The topic for this months ABS Blog Carnival is Exploration. Which is fantastic because I've recently done some creative exploration!

While finishing up a special piece I was trying to decide what clasp to use. Not just any clasp would do though, it had to be just as special.

Right around the same time one of my fellow Fire Divas released a very helpful tutorial. Wire Wrapping Basics by Theresa Ehlers.



With the help of Theresa's tut I was able to create the perfect clasp!



But the creative exploration didn't stop there.... I also made a pair of earrings that are %100 made by myself, well short of pulling the wire. I was so excited to break out some new tools I've slowly been stashing! This creative exploration has inspired me to another level!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Time to Celebrate Christmas in July with the Fire Divas!

Some of the Fire Divas are participating in the online Christmas in July Sale on Etsy!!! Get your beads and free shipping!

Click on the links below or search for tags "fire divas" "Christmasinjuly" or "CIJ"

Let's celebrate!!!

Emakaye - Free Shipping

LAJewelryDesigns - Free Shipping

HollysFollyGlass - 10% off and Free Shipping
Send convo before in order to get discount.

AshlynDesign - Free Shipping


Lutrick - Free Shipping

JanelDudleyBeads - Free Shipping

Some of the Fire Divas are also participating in the Twelve Days Of Christmas In July Sale on Artfire.

Click on the links below or search for tags "fire divas" and "TDOCIJ" or "Christmas in July" on Artfire.

HollysFollyGlass - 10% off and Free shipping

LAJewelryDesigns -  Free Shipping

Lutrick - Free Shipping

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Etched Crystals

I recently made a set of crystals using Mikes Brass for Glass Fancy Crystal Press! I just love this shape! The colors used are TAG Tibet 102989 and River Rock and silver leaf stringers!

I decided to etch this set and I'm so glad I did!

Here's a before and after!





Just listed in my Etsy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I got a puppy!

One of my Fire Diva friends, Lauren at Maybeads makes the cutest animals! Dogs, cats, frogs, turtles, penguins, and the list goes on!

There was a particular puppy I made a favorite, one day I noticed that the pup wasn't in her Etsy anymore. Even though I was kinda sad I would never see it again, I was happy that it had found a home!

To my surprise it found a home with me! Maybeads sent it as a gift!!! YAY!!! In no time I wire wrapped it into a pendant and hung it on some cord!

Thank you so much Lauren!!!! I can't wait to take this lil pup with me wherever I go!



Monday, July 12, 2010

Just a few days left!

A few more lovelies made by the Fire Divas, just a bit more inspiration to get you going before the July 15th deadline!! Just a few days left! Let's see what you've made with Fire Divas beads!

Don't these earrings from Lara Lutrick make you think of summer fun???



The cool copper wire really sets off the neutral florals and vintage pewter in this necklace by TeaseBeads.





This pendant from EmaK Designs captures the feel of the ocean:





Flowers are the theme captured in glass and wire in this pendant from HollysFollyGlass.




Pendants, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Anklets, Lariats... all are welcome in the Fire Divas Jewelry Challenge. Just get them in soon! Deadline 7/15/10.

Rules and Contest Info are HERE.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Glowing Hemp Choker

I finally finished a custom choker for a friend last night! Yes folks! That's glowing glass! The hemp used is white and neutral with turquoise metallic thread in it! The stitch is a 8 string "tube" stitch.




I'm really happy with how this piece came out! So happy I want one for myself!

The glow glass is hand pulled by Glow Joe! CLICK HERE!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fire Divas - Inspiration for our jewerly challenge!

With the deadline on July 15th coming up, you've all got 10 more days to get your jewelry creations entered! We thought we would show you a little inspiration to get you going on those entries!

Below are some examples the Divas made up to inspire you. These pieces are just lovely but are ineligible to win those fabulous prizes because this contest is all about you and what you can make with Fire Divas Beads!

This first piece is by Lori of Ashlyn Design. It's called "Ode to Chihuly." I see all kinds of summer flowers in this.






And don't you just think of beaches looking at this Silver Glass Choker by Janel Dudley Beads?


Here, a paler blue was used  with copper and glass for a beach feel. This piece is by Sonja of Silver River Glasswork.




And what is it about pink and green? It reminds me of eating watermelon by the river. I love the knotting Lea of LA Jewelry Designs used in this piece.







Here's that color scheme again in a necklace by Susanne of Bab's Beads. In this case, the flowers yield a romantic feel.


We'll have some more inspiration for you this week so stay tuned!

Rules and Contest Info are HERE.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you all have a great weekend with friends and family! Have fun and be careful!