Wednesday, November 29, 2006
It seems like everyone loves these pink cluster dangly earrings! And I can't blame them! I had to keep the first pair that I made for myself :) I can't seem to keep the beads in stock, everytime I sell one pair someone else wants a pair and I'm not complaining! The funny thing about these earrings is that they are known by my mother's friends as my breast cancer awareness earrings by mistake. A few months ago I sold a pair of pink earrings to a woman beginning a breast cancer awareness website and she ended up buying 10 pairs to put in her shop which featured pink handmade items (though nothing with the obvious pink ribbon). Before seeing the website my mother mistakenly told her friends these were the style on the website and now they are the official breast cancer awareness earrings for the girls at Winslow Elementary School! Oops! Either way, I'm glad people find my earrings beautiful enough to inspire! Want a pair?
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Frequently I find myself making up excuses for why I make so many earrings. When I'm stressed mentally I need to relax by working with my hands, I say. And its not a lie. But lets face it, making earrings is a lot more fun than reading theory! Yet again I find myself itching to sit down to my jewelry making mess and playing... I suspect there will be a few more earrings on the etsy site tonight or tomorrow!
Monday, November 27, 2006
I'm sending out this promotional blog to encourage everyone to support small businesses and buy handmade this holiday season! Many of you know, and those of you who don't should, that I have a website where I sell jewelry (www.ejewelrydesigns.etsy.com). What you may not realize is that Etsy.com is essentially the world's largest online craft fair with over 27,000 sellers and the perfect place to make a dent in your holiday shopping! I encourage you to take a peak at the items on www.etsy.com, you'll find everything from homemade stationary to high quality jewelry, clothing to bath and body products. Support something worthwhile this year, support artisan made products!
So I'm looking for new places to promote my jewelry website and discovered blogger! Hopefully you'll discover me too! A little bit about myself, I'm a graduate student at Cornell University studying art history and hope to graduate this year sometime. With all the stress of reading and writing I relieve stress by working with my hands, I find it much more satisfying than anything theoretical that I accomplish. I've been making jewelry since I took a beading class with my mom in junior high at the local yard good center, it's been a long time! If only I could make a living making jewelry! If you'd like to check out my jewelry website here it is: www.ejewelrydesigns.etsy.com . Let me know what you think!