...I had to replace the two cabochon pendants that have sold this week - new DRAGONFLY and MERMAID pendants are listed in my Etsy shop - enjoy!
Monday, November 30, 2009
...ok, completed this one last nigtt phew...this one is full of Czech Fire Polished Glass beads in shades of green and blue, there are some Swarovski crystals as well as Watermelon Tourmaline Rondelles and one dangle Water Blue Sapphire Mystic Quartz - the whole pendant is wire wrapped in European silver plated wire (the best wire to work with as far as I am concerned :)
Going back to pack up my little wire tools and beads...but then again, I may do some more :D
Sunday, November 29, 2009
... I have received a custom order for 5 copper and 1 sterling silver Tree of Life Pendants and will be busy over the next few days making a start on them :D - however, I had enough time today to sneak in these new pendants in purple and green (I think the colour combination works well together)...take care buddies and chat soon, Val xo
Friday, November 27, 2009
...the second one has a Pink Mystic Quartz dangling from it with lots of Amethyst gemstones wound into it - if you like lilac/purple, you will love this one :D
...the first one is a gold plated wire wrap with micro faceted Watermelon Tourmaline Rondelles - the gem in the middle is a Water Blue Saphire Mystic Quartz AAA Faceted Teardrop Briolette...
...a lovely way to spend the afternoon making these :)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
...its nearly December and my mind boggles - I can't believe a whole year has flown past.
I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my buddies that celebrate this holiday - something us Aussies do not follow or do :( - but we can still eat turkey if we want to LOL but without the festivities!
Some of my wire arrived in the mail yesterday and I have happily been making a few new pendants, - also, I am starting to love working with copper and the look of these pendants.
Once again, I have no artwork to post here - I can't believe it has been 3 months now that I haven't painted but the moment I get back to my artwork I should be fresh and full of new ides - would be interesting to see my first painting back!
Cheers all and have a great weekend, Val xo
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
STERLING SILVER wire wrap Tree of Life Pendant with Gorgeous Micro Faceted Watermelon Tourmaline Rondelles - finally some of my supplies arrived and I was able to make this GEM of a pendant :D
...well, as I am still awaiting my sterling silver wire to arrive, I just had to make more pendants with what wire I have at home - COPPER wire which is lovely to work with and looks great too. The first pendant took me so very long to make (approx. 3 hours) but the little nest was a quick and fun little pendant!
OK, time to go and do some housework...chat soon guys, Val xo HUGZ to all
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I sold a similar tree of life pendant to this one two days ago (2 hours after I listed it WOOT WOOT) so I have made a similar one - I must say that the copper tinged rondelles look great on a copper tree of life - sterling silver is on the outside. Hope you like it...
Monday, November 23, 2009
...wow, what a whirlwind of sales on Etsy - I think I am in LOVE with Etsy LOL - these are my newest little creations, sweet and funky!
I am hoping to receive my gems and more wire supplies this week - so impatient with the post right now as I am itching to make many more pendants with lots of different gemz!
OK, chat soon Bloggers - cheers and hugz Val xo
Sunday, November 22, 2009
...my new pendant with white/pink glass chip beads is the first photo - I have redone most of the photos for my Etsy shop and uploaded them this morning - it was a pain redoing them all (as I have a million other things to do) but I hope it will be worth the effort.
Fingers crossed for more gem and wire supplies to arrive TODAY! :D
... I was chatting away on Twitter a few hours ago and a few very helpful ladies suggested I use 'macro' setting on my camera for taking photos for my etsy store - feedback is always great so I went and took out my instruction booklet for my trusty Sony Cyber-shot and... low and behold, I had a Macro setting on there - I have taken a few photos under lights (which is always hard) and plan to redo them tomorrow morning in natural sunlight...but even these pictures taken a few moments ago are MAGIC - all the detail is there and everything is so sharp - only now, after comparing my old photos and these macro shots can I see the vast difference between the two - I am very happy about this outcome - I suppose I just took it for granted that my artwork will sell itself...but great photos are so important when trying to advertise/sell you creations :D
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Hi Bloggers...well after the 5 sales in 5 days on Etsy (three alone yesterday) most of my Tree of Life pendants are sold and gone to their new owners, so I have decided to make a Tree of Life pendant every day if possible, while my silver wire supplies last - usually when the kiddies are in bed and hubby and I are sitting in the evenings relaxing and watching TV I bring out my little boxes of beads and my little tools . This one I made while watching that crazy show Ladette to Lady last night (all you Aussies will know the show I am talking about) LOL - this one is made out of European silver plated wire, aluminium wire and 6mm Fire Agate Smooth Polished Beads - I love the extra touch with the little charm/dangle on this one :D
My art studio is still stacked up with boxes (as I have given the space to a close friend who is moving home) so I am unable to pick up the paint brushes for at least another 2 weeks - the moment I get my studio back I plan to paint :D
Hope everyone is happy and well - chat soon buddies, Val xoxo
Monday, November 16, 2009
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...I am feeling very generous this week as I have had a few sales and as a thank you, I am offering this sterling silver pendant with real Garnet for only $30.00 in my Zibbet shop - huge saving - so this can be a trinket that you spoil and treat yourself with or a very special Christmas present for someone special!
PS already SOLD :D
...this is for all you dragonfly lovers - another little (approx one inch across) wire wrap pendant with lots of beads and one gorgeous faceted Mystic Pink Quartz dangling from the bottom of the pendant - I am loving incorporating my artwork into these pendants...hope you like this little creations :)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This is my newest wire wrap pendant with my artwork of a mermaid captured inside a small cabochon - this pendant has 19 Topaz (blue) gems wound into it - the whole pendant is made out of recycled pieces of wire including sterling silver, aluminium, and European silver plated wire with one Ritulated Green Quartz wire wrapped and dangling from the bottom of the pendant. This pendant will be listed on Etsy in a few hours - cheers Val xo
Saturday, November 14, 2009
...well ladies, this must be the quickest Giveaway in history - 48 hours I think - I ended up getting my 10 extra followers very quick which is excellent - the entrants were evenly split between Aussies and the Rest of the World - I am not surprised that the winner is very close to home - its Anna Rosa from http://annarosadesigns.blogspot.com/ - CONGRATULATIONS to you Anna Rosa!!!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address details and I will have this pendant posted out to you first thing Monday morning :D
Thanks so much to all the other ladies who have entered this giveaway - I wish I could send you all a pendant and I thank you for following me and liking my creations.
My next giveaway will be another milestone when I get to 200 followers!
Thanks and have a great weekend everyone - chat soon, Val xoxo
just need 2 more followers and I can draw a winner for this GIVEAWAY - that's great as it only started 24 hours ago - better chance of winning - this is the link to enter :D
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Friday, November 13, 2009
...my newest pendant - I have been selling these pendants really well, and I am constantly making new ones, different, more intricate ones to replace the ones that have found new homes :D
This one is made out of European Silver plated wire (which is a great alternative to sterling silver but without the high price tag) - the branch wire is very thin aluminum wire - I have added some gems to the actual necklace which looks lovely I think.
This little pendant will be listed on etsy shortly - there are 55 real Peridot, Amethyst, Citrine and Topaz Gems on the tree - it is very sparkly and bright.
Cheers Val xo
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Good Morning Bloggers - I have decided that it is time for another giveaway - this time it is a Tree of Life pendant made out of aluminium crafting wire with red glass chip beads making up the leaves and branches - it comes with a simple silver plated snake chain.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. For one entry, just leave a comment on this post :D
2. For two entries, place a link of this giveaway on your blog :D and come back and tell me you have done so.
Oh yeah...you must be a follower to enter...I am only a few followers away from 150 - so once I reach 150 followers I will pick a winner...GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE - cheers and chat soon, Val xoxo
...last night I made two more batches of soap - the green one is Fruity scent and the pink one is Rose - the purple/white ones at the back are from my first batch and they are lavender. The scent coming off this rack (which is currently in my bathroom) is lovely, all the scents mixed together.
I am tempted to keep making more, but the truth is I need to wait a few weeks and use these soaps and make sure they are soaping up good before I keep going with this recipe :D - no worries, I will just have to return to my jewellery making for the time being.
I sold a Tree of Life pendant yesterday to a lady that lives 50km away from me (small world) - she is hoping it will arrive in the post by tomorrow as she wants her for her sister's b-day party on the weekend - always makes me smile when one of my creations is bought.
Will post soon - until then, cheers and all the best, Val
(ps I have enclosed a few links to soap making sites on my previous soap post, in the comments section, if anyone is interested in making soaps at home - ENJOY!)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
...after weeks of waiting for this one particular package to arrive - well, it finally did, yesterday!
I have already made a few Sterling Silver Tree of Life Pendants - one with mixed Amethyst, Citrine, Topaz and Peridot, two are with Blood Red Garnet gems and Amethyst gems. Also, Sterling Silver wire wrap earrings with Green Rutilated Quarts (with matching pendant).
These sterling silver goodies will be listed in my Etsy store shortly - cheers Val xoxo
Monday, November 9, 2009
...ta-daaaa - I am so stoked right now - just had to cut this log (3 hours too early) but the kids wanted to see the soap and it had set perfectly... it is not the prettiest of soaps (LOL) but it smells divinely (lavender scent) and the bars are cut very chunky (that's my hubby's suggestion) ... now I will take them to my art studio and find a quiet dry corner for them to sit in for the next 4 weeks :D before we can actually enjoy these bars in the shower.
OK, I have a few plans for a few more batches with different scents which I will make over the next week and that should set us up for the next year LOL (no more buying soap from the supermarket for me) - the honest truth about these home made cold pressed soaps is that they are so moisturising and gentle on the skin and I am glad this 'soap making' bug has bit - such a useful thing to make.
Chat soon Blogger buddies, all the best until my next post - cheers and hugz Val xoxo
Sunday, November 8, 2009
hello Bloggers - well, you are not going to believe my next creative move - you may actually start to wonder and think that I may be slightly deranged LOL - the truth is my silver supplies have still not arrived and my art studio is currently a storage space for a friend that is moving homes and painting is not an option - so as you can see I am all out of "artsy" things to do - soooooo.............. I made my first batch of home made (cold pressed) soap yesterday and another two batches this morning :D!!! YAY for me!
Ever since I joined Blogger in April of this year, I have come across so many different artists with heaps of creativity and passion for their artwork - hence my expansion/experimenting into jewellery making and now soap making - I have been purchasing home made soap over Etsy for a while now and curiosity got the better of me a few days ago - I found some great websites with simple recipies for cold pressed soap, went to my local supermarket yesterday and purchased all the ingredients. Then hubby and I, after the kids went to bed, made soap - we had a blast as we were both acting like we knew what we were doing, reading recipes, measuring ingredients, heating oils on the stove etc etc etc - 30 minutes later VOILA I had my first batch of soap - it is curing at the moment and I won't be able to see what it looks like until tonight when I can cut it into bars of soap - I will post some pics tomorrow (I am not expecting lovely colourful beautiful bars from these first few batches - it is all about learning at the moment and about functionality as I absolutely adore home made soap).
OK that's it for me for today - just thought to share this 'mental' attack of mine :D
Cheers and hugz, Val xoxo
Friday, November 6, 2009
This morning I have completed these prints on plywood/chipboard and have added their little hanging ribbons with glass beads - the look very cute!
I will be listing them on Zibbet later today and I hope you will stop by my Zibbet shop for a little look see - Val xo