Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope you had a safe, healthy and relaxing Thanksgiving.

Our Etsy NJ sale has been in full swing since Wednesday and will continue on until tomorrow, November 30th. I have decided to extend my sale until December 1st. Most items in my shop are 10% off, one item is 20% off, so hurry before anyone else gets it. Also, any item that costs $45 or more has free shipping. You can visit my shop at and the Etsy NJ Team link is

I have 2 craft fairs coming up, the first is on December 5th at the Middle School in Bridgewater. The address is in the bottom right corner of my blog.

The second is December 12th at the Hope Hose Humane Fire Company in Bordentown. Again, the address is in the botom right corner of my blog.

I hope you will come out to either or both. Tell me you saw the announcement for the craft fairs on my blog and I will give you 10% off your entire purchase. I have some great pieces; earrings and bracelets made with Swarovski crystals, chain maille bracelets, and other great items. I know you will find something for yourself or as a gift.

Enjoy what is left if the weekend and come back to read my blog often. You are welcome to leave comments too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First Craft Fair

This past weekend, November 7th and 8th I had my first two craft fairs. They were both successful in their own way. Saturday I sold a few things and got the experience of my first craft fair. The 2 vendors right by me were very nice women that I know through the SOMA Artist Guild, Jo and Ann, so I felt comfortable. Pictured on the right is my booth on Saturday.

Sunday I was on my own, and it was outside. It was a little cool in the morning but ended up being a beautiful day. It was a little breezy and kept knocking down one of my displays, so that kept me busy. I met some very nice people and sold some items, just enough to cover the cost of my table. All in all it was a good weekend.

Of course I had to make some purchases and I did by some cards from Jo Bradney who makes some wonderful charcoal drawings, then reproduces them into cards. Check out her Etsy store at and Ann has great t-shirts and prints, her store is On Sunday I bought a piece of pottery that is a honey pot, it's so cute and reminds me of Winney the Poo, that was from Karen of Burnt Mill Potters and her Etsy store is

I sold lots of eyeglass holders and badge holders, charm bracelets, rings and earrings. My next show is on December 5th at the Bridgewater Raritan Middle School, Merriwood Drive in Bridgewater, NJ from 10 am to 4 pm. This is an all hand made fair, no commercial items will be sold. If you can make it, stop by my booth and let me know that you read my blog and I will give you a 10% discount on your purchases.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Rng

I hope you had a Happy Halloween. I can't believe it's November already.

Been busy making jewelry and decided to try somehing new with silver wire. I made this ring with sterling wire and a glass bead. I am very proud of the way it came out. It took quite a while to get the wire small enough to fit my finger but it finally worked. I'm going to take orders at craft fairs so I can customize the ring to the size and color that people want. If you would like to order a ring you can contact me through email at Tell me your ring size and the color stone that you would like. I'll send you a price quote, then will post the ring as a special order on my Etsy site at That way I'll get shipping info right through Etsy.

I'm going to be very busy over the next 2 months so blogs may be few and far between but I'll try to keep writing at least once every 2 weeks.

It would be nice to see you all in person at at least one of the craft shows, if you can't make it I'll take pictures and post them on the blog, . The craft fair locations are in the bottom box on the right side of the blog. Englishtown Street Party was rescheduled to May 15th because of the weather and that is one I was really looking forward to. All the others will be fun too!

Happy crafting.