Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Say Hello To My Little Friend

Santa must have thought I was super good this year because on Christmas morning I found a VULCAN JK-1 KILN
tucked into my stocking!!
Have I been to the grocery store since? NO
Have I cleaned the house since? NO
Have I fired this baby up everyday since Christmas? HECK YEAH!!
With a max temp of 2250 degrees, this hot little number is sure to light a fire in my jewelry line. (Ok, ok enough kiln jokes)

(husband keeping warm. the exterior of the kiln could reach a temp of 350 degrees, but so far the temps i've used have kept the exterior just warm to the touch)


My first few pieces...
Made from PMC3 which becomes 99.9% fine silver once fired.

The tulip pendants were made from impressions taken from these "fashionable" earrings.

And the floral pattern is an impression of an antique sugar bowl


I'm sure you'll start to see several of these pendants in my shop in the near future. Now my shop will be able to live up to it's name ~ Precious Metals!!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I Survived My First Etsy Christmas

First, and foremost, I want to thank all of my customers!! This was my first Christmas as an Etsy seller. I had heard sales picked up right after Thanksgiving, but I wasn't expecting this!!
(I'm so glad I did that trunk show in November, otherwise I wouldn't have had the inventory to handle the orders. )

From Thanksgiving until today:

  • 60 Sales
  • 71 individual pieces of jewelry
  • 3 return customers
  • 2 customers who were recipients of jewelry gifts during the year, now buying gifts for others

Several of my orders were for handstamped or engraved pieces (you can see several below) and the text I was engraving held special meaning to the recipient. I was so touched to be a part of those projects. The greatest was when I started to get emails from some of my customers that their friend or family loved their gift.

So again, a big THANK YOU to my customers! Your generosity and holiday spirit is very much appreciated. You have made this season that much merrier for my family and me.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blessed Mother - Matching Bracelets

The Christmas rush has started to slow down today. Only a few more orders to finish up and ship. Here is one from today:

Monday, December 14, 2009

150th come and GONE!

Christmas orders continue to pour in. I've had several everyday helping me reach and PASS 150 sales! WOO HOO!
Here are a few more custom Christmas orders from over the weekend:






Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ho Ho Ho! Santa's Hard at Work

I've been hard at work making sure my custom orders get turned around as quick as possible. Partly b/c I'm hoping I'll be busy with more, but mostly b/c I want to make sure everyone's gifts arrive in plenty of time. Here are a few more gifts, some ordered today!!







Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hard at Work

I'm beginning to feel like one of those little elves in Santa's workshop! I love it. I wish orders came in like this all year long. Here are a few more Christmas orders shipping out this week:



Saturday, December 5, 2009

More Christmas Orders!

I was happy to have several 'inside projects' during the nasty weather Friday afternoon. I was able to knock out (haha get it? knock out! i made a stamping joke!) most of my custom orders. Like I said before, I so appreciate my Christmas orders. I'm so touched that someone would want to give my jewelry as a gift to friends and family. Here are some of the latest orders from this week.
First, 2 guitar picks with special messages from mother to son.


A custom engraved necklace:


Then 2 Baseball/Softball charms! Go #10 and #13!

And finally, an inside joke b/w two friends!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

I had heard that Etsy sales picked up right after Thanksgiving, but as this is my first holiday season as an Etsy seller I didn't really know what to expect. Well sales have been flowing in everyday!! I'm so thankful for all of my new, and returning, customers! They have made one precious little princess's Christmas merry and bright!! (but she doesn't know it yet, shhh! it has training wheels and rhymes with 'mysickle" heehee!!



Here are a few custom orders I've been working on:






Look at these CUTE kids! These photo charms were for a repeat customer. Its fun to see her son growing up!

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