Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Jewels for Mother's Day

It is hard to believe that it is nearly April already, which means Mother's Day is just around the corner. Get your shopping done early! I just listed some new personalized stamped and soldered jewels in our Etsy shop:

Blessed bracelet:

Signify necklace:

And, a bracelet perfect for a bride-to-be, or for an anniversary gift, Wedding Day:

Keep a lookout for more new jewels next week!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Yowza! Has it ever been a long time since I last posted! The Christmas season brought almost too many orders to handle = lots of sleepless nights. Thanks to all of our faithful customers for their orders and support! You're all the best!

One sad note - my husband was laid off from his job the week before Christmas. He had been with the company for nearly 7 years and they all of sudden decided that his position, along with several others, was not needed. We were blessed to receive 4 months worth of severance = 3 months after all of the taxes came out. My only question - why can't these people that make those decisions wait until after the holidays? That part I cannot fathom. At any rate, he is still searching for a wonderful new job. Please pray for us, that his new job will come along soon, as we will be out of money at the end of this month.

On a brighter note, I just ordered my very own stamping supplies to create some new jewelry.

I'm planning on a combo of stamped sterling tags and soldered photo charms for some very meaningful Mother's Day gifts. Keep checking back to see what I'm up to!

We were also featured in the February edition of Australian Beading Magazine. I wrote a tutorial on how to create soldered glass charms, and they also printed the interview I gave to the editor. I will post pictures soon of what the layout looks like. I feel so blessed to have been noticed and asked to participate in this amazing opportunity.

Thanks for reading!