Saturday, August 28, 2010

New DIY Bracelet kits at Risky Beads!

If you're a beader or an aspiring one, you know that spending money on beads is like a drug.  You walk into a bead store and see SO much potential and then you leave with an empty wallet.  One of my biggest challenges when I started beading was understanding how to work with all different shapes and types of beads.  I'm self-taught so I did A LOT of reading online and in books as well as watching tutorials on YouTube.  So while buying beads upon beads upon beads wasn't necessarily the most cost-effective way to learn, it did give me a chance to experiment with everything and figure out what I like, what I'm good at, and what I ultimately want to use in my work.

In that spirit, I'm creating some new DIY Jewelry kits complete with complimentary beads and charms, stringing material, and instructions on how to get started!  I listed 3 of them today...each of them is one of a kind.  First up is 'Autumn:'

Next a Save the Gulf inspired kit!

And finally, Make Love Last, a kit filled with some of the prettiest earthy mauve beads I've ever seen!

details here

Each comes packaged in a cute little box with ribbon.  They'd make a GREAT gift for yourself or the crafter in your life.  You can even have fun with these at parties for everyone age 6 to infinity!

I'll be putting together quite a few more!  Each is $9.95 or less and a great way to get your feet wet. You can view the rest of my shop here or just the supply section.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Playing with the kitties tonight....

I took some time out to play with my kitties tonight in between all the photo-switching I've been doing.  They were sitting so funny; I took pictures!

Here's Charlotte, my youngest, before I suggested we get a little exercise, lol.  She's 13 years old and v.v. chubby!

And here's Darcy, my oldest, clutching her toys before we played.  She's 15! It's hard to believe that sometimes!  Look at her gorgeous green eyes.  She saw me coming, lol.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An Accidental Pairing

I've been updating all of the pictures in all of my shops, and in doing so, I came across a matching pair of earrings and beaded bracelet that I never noticed before, lol.  The bracelet's on clearance so this is a killer deal!

A perfect and affordable pair for fall and something I just discovered, lol!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Calling All Mommies... would you like some free jewelry?

I've been stamping metal since April, and I really like the new dimension it's added to my shop!  Recently I added 2 Mommy necklaces...

I have 2 more designs I need to make examples for, and when I do mock ups, I HATE to waste blanks, so I like to use real mommies so I can have something to photograph and gift it to them!  I'm looking for:

1.  A mommy with 2 children who would like a silver version of the above necklace.
2. A mommy with 3 children who would like a Mommy Bracelet, probably in brass.

***Note: Grandmothers are okay, too for either option.

Would you like to get in on this?  Here's what you have to do...leave a comment with:

1.  Which of the above requirements you meet.
2. You must leave your email address in your comment and be easy to communicate with because I'll need info from you.
3. Blog or tweet about something you like in my shop and post that link your comment.
4. Be in the United States.

This offer expires on Saturday, 8/21 at noon!  I'll pick the lucky recipients then.  Thanks so much for your help!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Weapons of Choice...New Charms Arrive!

My Weapon of Choice series has been a big hit, and I just got some new charms in to add to the line.  Take a peek...can you find your weapon of choice?

We're blogging so it's only fitting that we have a typewriter, right?

I'm sure I'll be beading later today, so we have to have some pliers!

I know many of you are very handy with a needle and thread...

And even more know how to put the pedal to the metal on your sewing machine...

Somebody has to photograph all this stuff after I make it.  Oh wait, that's me.

 Time to take a break!  Buy you a drink?

View the rest of the collection here.

See you tomorrow with some more crafty creations!!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Free Sweet Harvest Earrings with any purchase of $19.95 or more!

This Thurs. and Fri., get a free pair of Sweet Harvest earrings with any purchase of $19.95 or more!  Use the code FREEHARVEST in notes to seller when you checkout and they'll be included in your package.  And don't forget, shipping is always free worldwide!

Sweet Harvest Earrings, $7.95, free with purchase of $19.95 or more


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fall Preview at Risky Beads

Hi, everyone!  Sorry for the long blog absence; I've almost completed re-shooting my shop and been able to make a few new pieces.  I love designing for autumn; earth tones make my day!  Here's a little peek..