Thursday, September 14

Where have i been?

OH my goodness, its been a while but i've been soo busy making things like crazy for my upcoming craftshows this weekend. If you are in or around the Sarnia area come and check me and my sister out at:

Sarnia Jazz Festival - Sept. 16th 12-6pm
Mooretown Craftshow - Sept 17th 10-4pm

Besides making jewelry i have been busy knitting up a storm. I made two more neckwarmers (one listed on my etsy site the other i plan to list as soon as i get more pics of it!) This first one i hand spun and knitted with wool and cotton yarn held together. i just love the colours and its soooo warm.



This second one is more neutral in a black/white soft yarn (not sure the content) so i finished it off with some wooden buttons. it fits comfortably and goes with almost any outfit.



I've really wanted to try different neckwarmer styles to see which one i like the best. its really hard to say which i prefer. There are all benefits to each style. Plus i'm an accessory junky so i love to have one of each depending on my mood.

Tuesday, August 29

Earrings!!!

So i realized that lately i have been making a lot of necklaces and next to zero earrings. I'm not sure why. It could have been my excitment from receiving a bunch of new supplies from artbeads or just been inspired to make necklaces rather than earrings. But when i bought these beads i knew they were meant to be used for some awesome earrings.

This first pair is great. They have got to be my most interesting pair i've made yet. I just love the way they look. I found these carved stone beads at Artons and fell in love. I paired it with some leopard skin jasper chips and wha-la! Some smoking earrings! They are $14.75 at my shop.



These second pair is more suttle but i still adore it. I was thinking of my mom and how she doesn't like earrings to be too long - the shorter the better. So keeping that in mind i still wanted to make them have impact. This is where the wire wrapping came in. It was my first atempt at wrapping a bead like this and i feel it was very successful. I love the way they look and think the sterling silver wire just adds that some special. They are available at my shop for $14.50


OH where have i been?




Alright, i tried to put this up a few days ago. but no luck, i just couldn't get onto this site. so here it is. This is a scarf i was working on for the last week. It's made with baby soft 100% acrylic yarn. I also made the felt flower pin to go along with the scarflet.
It made me realize how long it has been since i worked with thinner yarn and how my metal needles can give me such a hard time while knitting as they constantly slip off the row i'm knitting, forcing me to pick them up and start over again. Even with all that itwas still worth it. I used a ribbed stitch in order to make the thin yarn a little heavier and warmer to wear. it turned out just like i wanted which i can't complain about at all. I have it for sale for $22 including the pin on my etsy site. if it doesn't sell i may just have to keep it for myself or give it to a loved one.

On another note, I marked down a bunch of my jewelry items in my shop. hopefully this will stir up a few more sales to pay for my train ticket back home (and that lovely credit card bill i have). It can be found on pages 2 and 3 of my shop.

Friday, August 18

HOORAY FOR SALES

Alright so I finally added those necklaces and am now having another sale this weekend!

Until Monday August 21st receive free shipping on all jewelry purchases. Spend over $35 and receive a free gift with purchase!

BUY BUY BUY BUY

Thursday, August 17

New Necklaces

So I have been busy with taking better pictures of my items (getting a crisper white background) and in the meantime have madea few new necklaces with some new supplies I just received in the mail yesturday.

This first one is my favourite. It is a silvery shell pendant with hematite and yellow tourquoise beads.

This second one is a big green serpentine wrapped pandent which i simply hung by 2 strands of sterling silver chain.

And lastly, this baby is not my typical style but i love felting beads so i decided to string them up into a necklace. I am really happy with the result and love the colour combination.

I still have to price this, but hopefully tonight (or tomorrow morning) they will all be up on my website for sale: www.elmdesigns.etsy.com

Saturday, August 12

New Earrings Are Up

Tonight I have decided to really re-dedicate myself to making my etsy shop not only grow but to really keep it up to date and list new and current items often. I have started with 2 earrings i recently made. The first is a jade and rose quartz sterling earring. I absolutely love this pair and would love to keep them for myself but i already have soo many of my own. They are $16.25 and listed here


The other is a classic pearl and swarovski threader sterling silver earring. They are $19 in my shop.

Friday, August 11

Interviews and Felt


So today I had an interview with BMW for a retail position in their luxury boutique. I have no idea how I did but hopefully I get a call back for their second interview stage.

After I came home I needed to unwind (I get a little stressed with interviews) so I decided to wet felt some of the wool I had that I didn't know what to do with. Out came these cute little felted beads. I couldn't be more happier with them. I plan on finishing off the wool (more bluish-pink colours). I'm not sure what I will do with them yet. I think I'll try adding them too some necklace designs I've been working on. I have made earrings out of felt balls before which have sold so perhaps I'll make some smaller ones with the rest of the wool and try that as well. Felting is a little new for me but I am definitely enjoying it.
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