Monday, March 23, 2009

LIFE IS BUT A CHARM - OPENING OF MY SHOPS AT ARTFIRE AND ETSY





It's been a while since I posted so I wanted to let you know of my two new shops which just opened yesterday. See Life is but a Charm at Artfire and Etsy. I wanted to try something different that doesn't take as many hours to make as my beaded jewelry. (One piece of jewelry can take as much as 40 or more hours to complete.) I also wanted to give my customers affordable jewelry during these hard times all of us are facing. When I say it doesn't take as long as my beaded jewelry, it does take a while to make each Scrabble tile pendant. My wonderful husband takes great photos of all sorts of things like nature, animals, etc. and then downloads all of them, along with copyright free pictures, so I can put them on my pendants. Each tile takes time because of gluing and sealing between coats. It's not a rush job. They all have a glass-like finish, are non-toxic, and the original Scrabble tiles are being reused. I'm also planning on using glass tiles and dominoes that can used for things other than just necklaces. With the purchase of a pendant at either of my shops, you also get a free 24" sterling silver-plated ball chain necklace. It's also nickel-free and won't rust. You can also purchase 18" snake chain or extra ball chains on my sites. The pendants are interchangeable so you can buy a bunch of them and only need to change your necklace when you feel like it. Great to wear with different outfits and moods!

I think it's good to remind everyone that the pendants and chain look like candy to small children. They can be a choking hazard so be sure to keep them out of reach of their little hands and mouth.

These make great gifts for just about everyone. Here are just a few examples: holidays, school events, coaches, teachers, bachelorette parties, anniversaries, birthdays, party favors, baby showers, religious events, cheerleaders, pet lovers, family, friends, teens, weddings, bridal showers, Sweet 16 parties, plus more. Easter and Mother's Day are not far off. I'll be adding more pendants everyday so check by often. If you would like a special order or would like to have a personalized photo of family, friends or pets, just let me know. I would be glad to make a pendant just for you that will make you smile.

3 comments:

TeriB said...

Yvonne, what great designs! I love the way the colors blend from one to the other like the tiel in the second photo. Adn I do know what you mean about time. When you tell them they don't take as long as designing a complete necklace, I think some people then think you just whip them up at the table in an hour or so. But I know this work takes time between each layer and if you don't cut and cover them perfectly, then they really cannot be sold! Teri
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(Hey, you might consider creating a great how to tutorial and selling that in the same store!).

Jane Of Handmade Jewelry Club said...

Agree with TeriB! NIce job and a how to tutorial is a great idea too!

Yvonne said...

Thanks Teri and Jane. I will consider doing that.