Monday, November 30, 2009


Good Morning! It's Cyber Monday and there are an awful lot of sales going on! Check out my two shops, Artfire and Etsy. I have sales in both of them.

I've been working hard, I finally got a new camera last weekend. But still learning how to use the dang thing! Cameras are so finicky! LOL!

Here's one of my new fused fine silver pair of earrings. I do have others, but I wanted to show you all these. They turned out really nice! So did the pictures, I might add. I'm thinking I like this new camera. :)

So if someone would like to take these home with them, they are available!

Hope you all (US residents) had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. We went up to Sedona, love that town, and had Thanksgiving with my husband's family. It was beautiful! As usual....when is Sedona NOT beautiful?

Also check out my friend's shop who is having a great Cyber Monday sale too. She has Fabulous Artisan Metal jewelry! @canadianrockies

Hope you all have a great day! Happy Holidays and happy shopping! ;)


Sunday, November 22, 2009

.•:*¨♥¨*:•. HOLIDAY SALES .•:*¨♥¨*:•.



Here's the deal, I'm having a different sale in both shops. So come on "buy" and see what you can find.

Here's my brooch called "Peace" in my Etsy Shop.

I will be listing new things this week in both shops. I'm finally getting out today to get a new camera. It's about time, right?

This is "Hoops" in my Artfire Studio.

I wish all you US residents a wonderful and safe Happy Thanksgiving.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

GRAND OPENING in my Artfire Studio!

15% off everything
(see post for details)

I'm having a Grand Opening in my Artfire Studio! I am offering 15% off everything in my artfire studio from Monday, November 16th through December 31, 2009. Use coupon code during check out, "GRAND OPENING" this will give you the discouont. This also includes my already marked down Clearance items. You can't pass this one up, so come on by and see what you can find. Maybe there's something you can't live without!

I will be listing new things after this week. I've been really busy making new items. I have a show coming up this weekend. I also have the camera situation taken care of for the time being. I'm using my daughter's camera. Or should I say, we are sharing her camera. LOL! Either way, what I don't sell at the show I'll be listing the following week.

I'll try to stop in and post on a more regular basis. Well, as work permits me to. I've been working some long hours lately. It's flu season! And the snowbirds are back in town and keeping us busy. Have a great week!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cameras! Can't live with them, nor without them!

For those of "us" who have websites and sell online, we know the importance of having a good digital camera. For most of us, we depend on the Macros. Macros are when we need to take a close up of something. My first digital camera was a first generation Kodak. The Macros died in that camera. We who are jewelry designers know how important the Macros are. So I bought a second camera. A Sony Cyber Shot, and I have no clue what has happened to this one. It just died! I've only had it for three years. I was online with a Sony rep the other night and we tried to restore the camera back to it's default stage. It didn't work. He told me that I needed to take it into a Sony repair dealer. It's going to cost me $121.00 just to have them look at the camera! That doesn't count any of the repairs and labor. It's going to cost Way too much to fix it! So....I'm looking for a new camera! I'm OVERWHELMED!!! There are just so many out there. I just want the camera to take close up pictures. One would think that would be an easy choice, but NOOOO it isn't!

So, if any of you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know! I don't want to pay a lot, the dang things don't seem that last long. My last one I paid a small fortune for it, and it only lasted three years.

Maybe one of these old cameras will do? They seemed to have lasted a long time. My Dad had one of these when we were kids. I wonder where it is now?

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wednesday Feature ~ SpoiledBratzwear

I have met a very delightful person on Artfire. We both just happen to live in Arizona. She lives up in Flagstaff, one of the most beautiful parts of our state. Her name is Holly of SpoiledBratzwear on Artfire.

Holly's passion is dog rescue. In 2006 she founded a group that helps senior Italian Greyhounds who are in rescue program from across the country. You can read up on this wonderful organization here at Silver Hounds.

Her other passion is designing clothing for your pets to wear. Her dream is to be the Vera Wang of the dog world. I think she's made it! She also makes treats for your furbabies. Check out her studio, you will be amazed at what she does! Click on the picture and it will take you to the listing of this adorable Christmas Plaid Fleece Dog Sweater for your little pooch.

Here are a few of her beautiful designs.
Isn't this just the most adorable little pooch you
ever seen?
She has many different things in her studio, clothes, sweaters, boots, hats, coats, collars, and even vegan treats.
Have a great day!