Archive for November, 2008

Started a new blog, too

November 23, 2008

Since I have bitten the bullet and opened an etsy store, bought my domain name and have otherwise gotten businesslike with this seed bead addiction, I have decided to change my blog name to match my business and domain name. I have started a new blog and you can find it here http://dancingwinddesigns.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

I was going to do all this on blogger, since you can have paypal carts there, but couldn’t get these posts moved over there. So it looks like that will eventually be my “store”.

StarvingJewelryArtists have started a team on etsy, so I decided to open a shop. It helps to make a huge leap like that when you’ve got some good friends backing you up and helping you out-and maybe giving you that much needed push off that cliff. Thanks you guys. LOL!

Setting up an etsy store is a lot of work, but I’ve learned a lot in the few days I’ve been working on it. Etsy has quite a learnig curve to it and I’m still just working on the basics.

So, if you are cruising aroound etsy for any reason be sure to check out some of the starvingjewelryartists shops at http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=6461895 . There are some really creative people selling all kinds of things on etsy. I know I have been quite outspoken against the admin. at etsy-there may be times I will be that outspoken against them again, too. Time will tell. I need a very economical way to sell my creations on line and for the time being, etsy is it.

Yes, I kind of feel hypocritical about it, but at the same time, when I was ranting against them before, it was from a non-seller’s view point-the outside. I’m curious to see what it’s like on the inside. What can I say-I’m the kid whose parents were always pulling her inside the house during thunderstorms-I need to see things for myself 99.9% of the time.

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Labradorite cab necklace

November 23, 2008

This is the labradorite cab necklace I made. It’s a tubular herringbone chain, and peyote bezel and bail and toggle clasp. It’s a huge, heavy cab which is why the bail is so wide. I made some simple earrings in the necklace colors. I want the focus to be on the necklace, ot the earrings.

The beads are from SeedBeadSue, a.k.a. MiyukiGalBeads on ebay. She had the perfect colors to go with the stone. Choosing the colors was a project in itself. I wanted to bring out and accent the stone colors. I used olive green, silver lined Capri blue, silver lined aqua and lt. topaz. The cab came from Overstock.com believe it or not.

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This pic shows the color of the stone the best. It really has a lot of blue flash to it.

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The completed set. This is mine. LOL! I love the way it feels and I fell in love with that cab the second I laid eyes on it.

It’s been a while

November 20, 2008

I feel like I’ve been running around like a hampster in her wheel. Just popped in to let you know I am still above ground.

I’ve got a new necklace I amde with a labradorite cab and beads from SeedBeadSue. I’ll get pics of that posted this weekend.

 I bit the bullet and set up an etsy store. SJA has set up an etsy team and I needed to find a nearly free way to sell my stuff online, so www.DancingWindDesigns.etsy.com is me. It takes a lot setting up a shop-especially whenyou don’t know what you are doing. LOL!

I also want to get caught up on my blog reading. I miss that.

See you soon.