Saturday, February 28, 2009

I think we've had enough snow!

It was kind of funny that our trash can was plowed into a snow bank and we can't pull it out! No problem! The garbage men still took the bags out of the can on garbage day.

Aqua Beaded Bracelet with Polymer Clay and Glass Beads

It's been a busy time, and I finally got back to the computer. I've listed another bracelet on Etsy. This one is a beautiful aqua blue.
Perhaps I'll have time to do more jewelry making since more snow has been forecast for this week (Can you believe it?). We have no place to put it all.
Last week was a great escape to Delaware, Baltimore and Washington D.C. to see the sights and friends and family. Coming back to Maine was rough. A thrown rod killed our Subaru engine right outside of NYC, a new used car saved the day, but then a drive home in a blinding snow storm was enough to fray every nerve. If I didn't know God was protecting us through the whole ordeal I would have lost it. Somehow along the way there were many reminders that He was watching out for us.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tradewinds Bracelets in February

New bracelets that are bright and cheery on a chilly February day. Makes me dream of summer when I can actually wear them. Now here is the problem. I put them in my etsy shop and couldn't figure out how to list them. I usually sell them individually for $7, but when I sell them in a group they go down to $5 each. So I have to either put an individual listing up for one bracelet, or put another listing for a specific number of bracelets. I hope I don't confuse my customers because I'm already confusing myself.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Stones Necklace

Here is a necklace that has sold well when I'm on the road at craft shows. It looks very much like smooth stones taken from Moosehead Lake. Surprisingly lightweight, it's earthy and pretty. I've made several different ones in a variety of sizes. People always tell me they like the ease of the button clasp too.
I read in one of the Etsy forums that it is good to photograph your items on a simple background. Close up shots are desirable as well. I am wondering if the white background is too stark. Any thoughts? If you want to see this in my Etsy shop , click on this link: Stones Necklace

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another Charm Bracelet

I was happy to sell the gold and black charm bracelet, so of course I had to do another one. Nice to have a project to work on during these chilling cold February days. Today it was 0 when we left the house and the weatherman says tonight will be about 16 below. I'm staying in!

My son tells me he'll remind me of this in August when I'm complaining that it is too hot! I'll try to remember the chill going through my body this summer.