Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Went On A Little Soap Shopping Spree!

 Here is what I got! Can't wait to try them.
Winter Ruby With Grapefruit, Pomegrante, Red Currants and Honey Soap and Celia's Garden Sea Salt and Seaweed Scrub Soap from The Dirty Housewife Soap Co.

By the Sea, Sea Salt Kelp Vegan Handmade Soap and Sugar Lime Vegan Handmade Soap By DeShawn Marie

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Are You Feelin The Etsy Circle?

I logged onto Etsy some days ago (maybe about a week) and I noticed a new feature called the Circle which allows you to sort of keep track of what's going on with other members of the Etsy community. You can add people to your circle by going to their profile and clicking Add to Circle button. And once you have people in your circle you can go to your Activity Feed  and see what items/shops people are marking as favorites, who they're adding to their circle, when they create treasuries, and more.

 I am not sure why, (perhaps eager for a new feature) but for some reason I started using the circle immediately. I added some EAOC team members, owners of my favorite shops, members who added me to treasuries, and others. And I must say that I kinda like this feature so. And I am discovering lots of new items and shops (thanks to my circle members) that I would not have ever known about.   

So are you using the Circle? If so, how do you feel about it and If not, why not?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wishlist: Rio Grande Jewelry Apprentice Tool Kit

I have been making jewelry for well over 10 years and for the past 4 years I have been dipping my feet in and out of metalsmithing. And I have just recently gotten a little more comfortable with working with metals since I got a few tools. And not only am I more comfortable, I am really starting to enjoy metalsmithing. The cutting or sawing (which was extremely challenging to me) and the pounding and sanding are almost relaxing. And I want to do more of it.   I also want more tools and the
Rio Grande Jewelry Apprentice Tool Kit seems to have everything I  need to keep this going. It retails for $1375.00 which is completely out of my budget so on the wishlist it goes....and stays for a while.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Etsy Treasuries! I'm Included!

Here are a few Etsy treasuries that I have recently been included in. Please take a look and feel free to click and comment!  And you can check out all of the treasuries I've made and/or been featured in on my Facebook Etsy Treasuries Album.

My Wood And Brass Chain Earrings were included in these two treasuries:

When Rustic Meets Modern

Black Friday Shake Up

My Wood and Turquoise Earrings included in this treasury:

Winter Thoughts