Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's Finally Open - My Etsy Store!

After weeks of hard work, I can finally say that the Etsy store is up and running. I only have five pieces listed, but about 12 more in the works, so I should have a good selection in about a week. I'm so excited! I keep checking the counter that lets me know how many people have looked at each piece and it makes me so happy. This has been too much fun. Thank goodness for my Mom's help. She has been wonderful at proof reading and giving her opinion on items and wording. And poor Mike having to listen to me go on and on about this! Thanks, honey for all your support.

The Sophie Bracelet (above)

This bracelet is made of a vintage buckle that I already owned. The charms hanging from the clasp are an old black button with a rhinestone, a vintage holy medal, and crystals.

The Lena Necklace (above)

This necklace is very different from anything I've made so far. The bright orange beads and the wonderful vintage key were the inspiration. It's very long, and has a wide variety of beads in olive, light aquamarine and orange. I have recently found lots of antique brass chain, and this is the first piece I made using it.

The Gracie Necklace (above)

I love the look of freshwater pearls and leather together. Put those together with a faceted aquamarine gemstone and crystals and I am just a happy girl.

The Ella Necklace (above)

Before I started making this, I knew I wanted to use this holy medal and these watch fob pieces together. I got the watch fob several years ago at an estate sale and have always thought it was beautiful. Normally I hate taking vintage pieces apart. But since it was broken, I had a little easier time. This is another necklace that features pearls and crystals mixed with leather cord.

The Emma Necklace (above)
This necklace is named for my first cat, "The divine Miss Em". She was a Lynx Pointe Siamese and so pretty. So it was the perfect choice for the name of this necklace. And it was the first piece I made to sell in the store. It features a charming old crucifix from a rosary I took apart and another vintage holy medal. The light olive, aqua and chocolate brown colors remind me of spring.

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