Tuesday, May 29, 2012

OMG, if you have not done any kind of enamel torch work before, I strongly suggest you get this book.  I am in LOVE!  Barbara is so good, she goes into detail on how to make her creations.  You will not be disappointed with this book.  She tells you about how she had to learn from trial and error to figure things out and teaches you what she found that works best. She goes over all the safety and all the different tools and just about everything needed to create with enamel.  If you have any desire to learn how to create your own torch enameled jewelry I think this should be the first book on your list. Just so you know, I am writing this review for you and am in no way affiliated with Barbara.  I just love her work.  Maybe someday she will find my blog and see what a monster she has created in me...LOL  Below is a photo of my first enameled creations.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

So, I decided I need to add more fun things to my blog...and I think you will enjoy this simple tutorial I have on making ear wires.  For the full version of this tutorial you can download the file for a small fee on my Hand Made Artist shop Thanks so much for checking out my blog...


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Wow...what a day!  I was a vendor at the Suisun May Artisan Fair today and was expecting heat, but instead we got some wind and a little on the cold side.  But had a great time.  I was so excited, I sold 2 of my bottle dolls.  Infact, one of them I didnt even get to take a final picture of so I cant even share it with you. But that is ok, I will just have to make more!  The event was a little slow at first, then it picked up in the afternoon.  My son helped me out a whole lot as usual.  He just loves to talk to people.  My gift from him today was a 10 minute massage..and boy did it feel great!  I need to find her business card so I can share her business with you.  She is really good.  There was entertainment, and wow where they good too.  Lots of great artists were there.  I will be doing the event in October this year and I will keep you posted on that event when it gets closer.  Dummy me forgot to take my camera so unfortunately I do not have any pictures....but it was a very nice event.  One thing that was not so cool and I dont mean to talk bad about anybody, but there was one particular individual who was quite rude to all the people who walked past him.  The only nice thing that came out of his mouth was HAPPY MOTHERS day to all the ladies, but as soon as the person walked past him, he must have had a whoopy cushion and faked passing gas.  It may have been funny to him, but it was actually rather disgusting for an adult to behave that way in public.  Thank goodness he was asked to stop and he went elsewhere for a while. Then he came back with a few buddies and hung around while we all packed out stuff and left. People do the strangest things for attention. ARGH!

So the good news....I have lots of fun new stuff I will be listing this week, including about 6 sets of stitch markers and 15 or so pairs of earrings and some necklaces...so be on the look out!

Hope all you MOMS out there in the universe had a great wonderful day...lots of love...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I have been preparing for an Artisan show this Sunday,, i hope the weather will be on our side...its been perfect all week! Come have some fun under the sun if you are in the area...

Mother’s Day Artisan Fair
Main and Solano Streets * Suisun City, CA 94585
Sunday May 13, 2012
10 am - 3 pm

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Hand Made Artists

I discovered Hand Made Artists about 1 year after they had opened their online shops.  I thought "WOW" this is a great place to sell my stuff.  The owners are artists themselves and they are great people to deal with.  After having my account now for a year, I have finally decided it was time for me to get a little more serious about my shop.  To be more involved with the blog, forum, twitter rings, blog rings, and now Pinterest.  I still have not put enough of my time into making my site shine, but the greatest part is, I dont have to do a whole lot because Kimberly and Andrew put so much of their time into helping you out...

They try their best to get our shops exposed on the internet. And the best thing of all...they dont charge you one penny for all their extra efforts. Well, none that I am aware of and they have done a lot for me.  I have a shop on Etsy, which I actually have been doing well enough, but I think I could do better.  Etsy charges you for extra advertising and I didnt find that I had more visits or sales when I paid that little extra advertisement.  So I think, with the experience that I have had so far, that Hand Made Artists is the best place to get the best exposure for what you make. 

I strongly suggest you take a peek at the website...and dont forget to take check out my shop!