Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New in shop

When the paint is drying on the surfboard dog feeders, I hop on over to my jewelry side of my studio/garage and work on new items for my shop!!

The new Large Cherry Blossom cuff goes perfectly with a ring that is already available in my Etsy, Artfire and 1000Markets shops. Currently the Stargazer is only available in my Etsy shop and is "One of a Kind".

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Update

It's been a few weeks since I last updated my blog. I just wanted to update everyone on what has been happening!
For starters I have been busy working on a order of 4 surfboard dog feeders! Here is a photo of my work in progress. I am now in the process of painting them. I also finished a custom Surfboard dog feeder for a Chihuahua named Bailey! I think it came out quite nice!

When I have completed this order I will definitely be starting a new feature!
I will be posting pictures of the completed order.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What's New

Thank You!
I want to thank all the featured artist for participating in my Firefighter Feature this past week. I have read all comments posted and appreciate the time you took to leave your thoughts.

New in my shop
My newest creation is a Double Branch Cherry Blossom Cuff. It is one of a kind at the moment and is ready to be shipped out!!

Next Feature
I would really like to do my next feature on new artist to Etsy and Artfire. Shops that have been up and running for less than a year and have great items in their shop but need a little PR. I will do my best to put together aproximatetly 8 artist from all areas of the art spectrum. Look for me in the forums!!

Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Tribute to our Firefighters

This past week California had a devastating brush fire throughout areas of the Angeles National Forest. In fact the area is still burning. Hundreds of Firemen from all over Los Angeles County and surrounding cities are fighting to save peoples homes, wild life and historical places.

While fighting this fire known as the, Station Fire, Los Angeles County lost two of their own Firefighters, Captain Ted Hall and Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones. Though I did not know these men personally, I do have family on the Fire Department. My brother in-law, Captain Thomas Stukey of the Los Angeles County Fire Deptartment, was also on the front line and knew both Ted and Arnie.

In Honor of Ted and Arnie and the many other firefighters that put their lives on line everyday, I have decided to do a "Firefighter Feature". I have strolled through Etsy and have chosen some great handmade Firefighter products.

Thank you to all the Etsy sellers who have allowed me to feature them. In photo order - Creative Clam, Charms 4 You, Homespun Graphics, Revelry, The HomeSpun Raven, Karens Soaps, UsNavyretiredvet, Art by Beckieann

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What's New for September?

August was a great month. My daughter turned "2", I did a great cupcake feature and met new fellow Etsians. I even bought some amazing items from some of my featured artist on my blog. August was also my best selling month on Etsy! I showcased a new Cherry Blossom Branch Cuff and gained 5 new customers. I have also had 2 return customers that I was able to work closely with(as close as my keyboard and monitor will let me!)on custom orders. As far as my Artfire shop, well I have downgraded to the basic shop and some how made a sale at the end of the month. It's a great place to sell but not so well known yet.

What's new for September?
I would love to do more features on thematic items. Halloween is the next festive celebration that is fast approaching, but that is in October. I may have to just pick something that is just fun and interesting!!!! Look for me in the forums on Etsy and Artfire, I will be on the look out for new featured artist. Follow me on facebook, twitter and of course flickr (it's all about your photos). I have a showcase coming up on September 19th and will hopefully be able to present a new piece of jewelry!

Thank you to all the artist that allowed me to feature them and to my new and returning customers! Have a happy and prosperous September!