Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Formed by Fire

Kim and Larry are the creative force behind the "Formed by Fire" jewelry shop on Artfire.

They both make their own beads and pendants and craft beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry.   Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants are their speciality.

Their wonderful shop has yet to have it's first sale and it's way past time that it got the exposure that it deserves!

You can follow their shop on Facebook and Twitter and be among the first to hear about upcoming promotions, sales, etc.

They are currently having a giveaway and here's the info directly from them:

"Become a fan of formedbyfire.com on facebook and leave a comment on the wall with your facebook name. If you are already a fan, leave a comment on our facebook page wall. To get more entries, suggest our page to your friends and email us with the names of the friends that you suggested our page to, so that you get credit for the suggestions. If they become a fan, then you get 1 entry for each friend who joins. Once your friends join, they will need to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. When your friends tell friends, they will get entries too!

The more friends that you tell, the more entries you get!

Our email address is formedbyfire@hotmail.com

We will have a drawing on July 9th, at 8:00 CST and the winner will be contacted. The lucky winner will receive an ankle bracelet of her or his choice on the ankle bracelet page. The winner will be announced here and on facebook, and he or she will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address. If a winner does not respond, another winner will be chosen after 48 hours. Click here to check out our ankle bracelets.

Please show this shop some love and give it a browse...I promise  you that you find it as enjoyable and breath-taking as I did.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Love Your Opinions & Input

I recently started making "Shopping Cart Coupon Organizers" in the standard and deluxe version.  They've become quite popular and have been selling like hotcakes.

What I'd like to know is, what types of fabrics do you like/think would be popular choices?

I have so much fabric on hand that I'm sorta at a loss when it comes to picking the next batch to make.  So, please help me out!  :o)

If you're interested in seeing/purchasing any of the ones that I have made...you can find them HERE (in my Artfire shop) and HERE  (in my Etsy shop).

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stuffed Silly

OMGWHERE do I start???

Lisa owns the "Stuffed Silly" collectible plushie shop on Artfire.

These are the CUTEST stuffed creatures and animals around!!!  All the plushies are handmade with the highest quality materials.

As you know, I'm a sewer (though stuffed critters are NOT my speciality) and I can tell you that these plushies are high quality creations made with lots of love and tender care!

They are made in a smoke-free, pet-friendly environment.  Lisa designed all of the critters and continues to work on more.  She welcomes custom orders, so drop her a line if you fancy something different.

I normally only post 4 items from a shop but I just couldn't help myself and added an extra 2.  That MONKEY is just too CUTE!  There are 6 different bunnies listed among other critters.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Venture Into You Tube

I have finally made my foray into the "You Tube" scene and have created my very first You Tube Video.

You can also see my video HERE .

Do you like it?  I chose Mozart for it and have to say that I'm pretty pleased.  :o)

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Recent Purchases

I wanted to share with you some of my recent handmade purchases.  It's never to early to start thinking of your holiday Xmas list and I try to pick up things here and there before the rush of the holiday season.

These are some of my favorite shops!  A couple of items have already been given, or will be shortly, and some are for Xmas.

Please visit these shops and see more of the wonderful items that they have to created!

Crocheted Little Things

Fabric Shoppe

Funky Great

Jennifer's Jewels (where I get the labels to put on my items)

Jewelry by Sherry


~ Mad Moravian

~ Swirl Jewels

I've purchased numerous items from (just about) all of these shops and they are on my permanent "favorites" list!  I'm sure that I'll be back for more in the next couple of months.

So, buy with confidence at ALL of these shops!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Split Second Change

The "Split Second Change" Etsy shop predominately sells jewelry with polymer clay pendants and personalized photographs.

I'll be focusing on the photograhy aspect of the shop.

Some photographs have biblical quotes on them...others make unique baby announcements or baby gifts  (see the single yellow rose that I have shown)....or for wedding and anniversary gifts!

Just let Cindy know what you want your photo to say and she'll make it for you.  Can you think of a more sentimental and precious gift as a personalized photograph???

Again, Cindy has beautiful jewelry listed to so visit her shop to see them along with all the other photographs that I wasn't able to share with you!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jewelry by Sherry

Sherry owns the self-named shop, "Jewelry by Sherry". 

She has a gorgeous selection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and bridal jewelry available.  She even has earrings listed for $3 and $5 !!!  What a great selection, too!

Sherry's offering FREE shipping right now on all orders over $10.  Use coupon:  FREESHIPPING10 at time of checkout.

You can follow her on Facebook and be among the first in the know when there are sales or new listings!

So, hop on over and start your shopping...AWESOME prices and FREE shipping?  Why are you still here?  :o)

Oh...and don't forget to leave a comment to enter this month's giveaway!  The prize is posted (with it's sponsor) in the upper, left-hand corner.  Enter as many times as you wish.  Winner will be announced on July 1st.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jennifer Lynn Productions

The Jennifer Lynn Productions shop on Artfire is a great shop full or beautifully handcrafted items and photography.

The photographs are available (upon request) in a variety of sizes and matted if that is your choice.  Contact Jennifer about what you want so that she can quote you a price and create a private listing for you.

Jennifer's shop has a wide variety of handmade items.  Jewelry, decorated boxes, cards and paper goods, and photography are just some of the categories listed.

Jennifer has a GREAT blog that gives you a pic into her personal and business life and the current post is a very interesting read!

There is so much to see in this shop that I haven't been able to share with you and I strongly encourage you to head on over there and visit it!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tres Chic Designs

Sharon owns the "Tres Chic Designs" jewelry shop on Artfire.  She sells bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and matching sets.

Sharon is a very sweet person and has spent most of her time (since she opened her shop) promoting other handmade shops.  Such a wonderful thing to do but, unfortunately, she hasn't promoted herself and is still waiting for her first sale on Artfire.  :o(

Sharon continues to take jewelry classes to learn new techniques, meet fellow crafters, and for inspiration.  Sharon offers lay-a-ways and multiple payments as an option if you find something that you just HAVE to have but can't pay for it all at once.  What a wonderful idea!  Sharon understands how things are in this economy and is flexible with the payments and will work something out with you.

She LOVES a challenge, so if you want a particular piece of jewelry and can't find it in her shop just contact her and she'll make it for you.  :o)

So, stop by Tres Chic Designs and be her first sale!!!  Psst...check out the goodies listed in the "One of a Kind Jewelry" section!

You can follow Sharon on Facebook and Twitter to be among the first to find out about sales, promotions, etc.

So, please show the hard-working, creative, and amazing Sharon some love and visit her shop!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cindy's Creative Crochet

The "Cindy's Creative Crochet" shop, on Artfire, is a really great shop to visit!

Cindy has a couple of different forms of handmade items in her shop but today I'll be focusing on her crocheted jewelry.

Did you know that jewelry could be crocheted???  What an amazing concept and her pieces are truly works of art!

Cindy's jewelry supplies include (but are not limited to):

~ variety of beads          ~ semi precious stones          ~ glass beads           ~ polymer clay beads

Custom orders are welcome.  I had a lot of fun choosing my fav items from the shop to share with you.  You really should visit the shop to see the other creations offered by Cindy that aren't showcased here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On Pens and Needles

Husband and wife team, Don and Jan, opened the "On Pens and Needles" shop, after Don retired from the military and Jan retired from nursing.  They combined Don's love of woodworking and Jan's love of sewing. 

They have a number of great sections that showcase each of their interests:

pens           ~ baby items          ~ jewelry          ~ toys

~ scrapbooking and paper items          ~ home and business

They're also having a sale just for this feature!  To get 10% off of any item enter coupon code:  Feature at the time of checkout.

This is a great place to buy gifts for everyone on your list and it's never to early to start thinking about the holidays!  With 10% off why not pick up a gift, or two, or more and get an early jump on your "to buy" list!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ramona Lisa

Ramona owns the self-named Artfire clothing shop, "Ramona Lisa".

All of the clothes, in Ramona's shop, are designed and sewn entirely by her.  They are professionally sewn and made with top quality materials.

She sells dresses, tops, and skirts.

As you know, I sew, but I am not a SEAMSTRESS and I am so envious of Ramona's obvious talent!

I had a lot of fun choosing which items to share.  I strongly encourage you to visit the shop to see everything else that I wasn't able to share with you!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Swirl Jewels

Trish owns the wonderful "Swirl Jewels" jewelry shop on Artfire. There are bracelets (from small to large), necklaces, cuffs, and earrings.

She uses high quality items when she creates each piece of jewelry. Just a few of the items are:

~  semi-precious stone      ~  sterling silver      ~  Swarovski crystals

~  14k gold fill                   ~  lampwork beads

Not sure what size bracelet or necklace that you wear??? Trish has provided a great measurement guild on her shop blog. Custom work is always welcomed and most of the pieces available for sale can be altered.

So, please visit this wonderful shop! While you're at it, why not leave a comment and be entered into this month's giveaway. The prize is posted at the upper right-hand corner! Winner will be announced on June 1st.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And The Winner Is.....

I had LOTS of entries into my May giveaway and I wnated to say a BIG "thank you" to everyone that participated.  It was fun to see that a few people were so eager to win that they entered multiple times!

Without further adeau....the winner is Miss Val's Creations!

Congratulations to Miss Val!

Miss Val has an Artfire shop where she sells jewelry...so, visit Miss Val's Creations to see her listings.

In researching how to contact Miss Val, I discovered that she has a blog and a Facebook Fan page.

So, congrats to Miss Val!

June's prize is now posted in the upper right-hand corner.  Just leave a comment, or more, to enter June's giveaway!  Winner will be announced July 1st.