Saturday, November 26, 2011

First virtual craft fair..and you can win!

Starting on November 26 and until December 3, Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog is hosting an online craft show featuring 70 artists/crafts people. Each day, Lori will be listing all the shops and sales going on which you can view by going to her site.

70 artists are participating and each one of them will have a wonderful giveaway. Many will have discounts in their shops as well. Lori's site will keep you informed of daily updates keep checking into her blog for new featured shops on the virtual crafts show.

I am participating with both my etsy shop with my handmade lampwork beads and my dawanda shop with finished jewelry. Although the dawanda shop is closed until Monday because I am away on a show with my jewelry.
During the days of the virtual craft fair, you will get free shipping wordwide if you mention "virtual craft show" while checking out. I will refund the shipping costs via paypal.
And you can win a gift certificate for 25$ worth either in my etsy shop or in the dawanda shop.

All you need to do is head over to Loris blog and follow the instructions there:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

From bead to finished necklace

 Once a year, I participate in a little art exposition in my hometown and for that occasion I make jewelry with my own beads, semiprecious gemstones and either sterling, vermeil gold or bronze.
These beads in the top picture were all made with various Double Helix glass and 24Karat gold leaf. They look really pretty on their own and I love making them, although they absolutely do not sell on etsy. I have no idea why... but this time that was not bad because they have become this necklace, which has already been spoken for even before the exposition begins :-)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Enamel Dreams

This freeformed nugget shaped beauty is looking for a new home here:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Long time no post... ;-)

Although I did not post here for a long time, I have been busy making lots of new beads.
It is always difficult for me to come up with a good idea for a post and after writing a text and editing a few times, I erase it and leave it for another day..and so the days and weeks go by without a post.