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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WW: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving - Happy Turkey Day

May you be blessed with love, good food and friends and family. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inspire me Mon: Photo Cube and Lights

A friend gave me the link to this photo cube and light set up online. So I purchased it to improve my jewelry photography. 

Light cube with 4 colors: red, blue, black and white (not shown) 

Lights included

My old set up - poster board with 3 lights 

1st pictures with new set up (definitely needs something different) 

Kippah photo with new set up 

Kippah with new lights and overhead light (I think) 

So, after 4 years of improving my photography quality (and still needing work on some items), with the photo cube, I seem to be back at square 1. 

I'm not sure that I'll be keeping this item: 
  • The lights do not have adjustable legs to change the height. 
  • The cube has to be folded up and laid flat on my table because of our cats (more time to set up and take down)


I'll have to test some other jewelry items to see what it does (hoping I have time before my show this weekend).

What would you do about this if you were me?  Do you have time during the holiday season to play with new lighting, etc.?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Online Winter Wonderland Fri. Nov. 20 to Nov. 23

When: Friday Nov 21st at 7pm until Sunday Nov 23rd at 10pm

Where: shop the Winter Wonderland Event on Facebook

What: A online shopping event focused on handmade Christmas from the comfort of your sofa!

Christmas Tree Earrings by Linda B. 

Hope to see you there. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wordless Wed. Bead Storage

Today I want to share some of my bead storage with you. I may have mentioned before that my jewelry supplies, mailing supplies and photography are located in various rooms of the house.

So, here's a peek into the dining room, my studio, where I create my designs.

First, my best (most annoying) assistant, Tommy on my beading/dining room table.

Behind where I sit is an entertainment center holding my bead boxes 
filled with beads sorted by color.

Next to the entertainment center is my rolling bead center
where I keep my wire, chain and other jewelry supplies. 

So, this is a glimse into my supplies, not including my displays or completed jewelry, which just moved inside from the garage for the winter.

How do you store your craft supplies?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coundown to Christmas - Holiday Shopping

Shop handmade for the holidays by supporting a local artist/designer. There are some gorgeous gift items for everyone on your list.

When: Friday Nov 21st at 7pm until Sunday Nov 23rd at 10pm

Where: shop the Winter Wonderland Event on Facebook

What: A online shopping event focused on handmade Christmas from the comfort of your sofa!

50 talented crafters & artisans will be coming together to bring you unique handcrafted Christmas Gifts in a shopping extravaganza.

All items in this album will be available to purchase during the event.

On the night it opens we will release a password in the event.

To buy a item you Comment ? password & sold upon the items you want.

* * The first person to comment the word will secure the item. Then you need to immediately get in touch with the seller of the item to arrange payment * *

We would be most appreciative if you could tell your friends & family about this event.

Thanks ~The Crafty Likes Team~ x

Countdown to Christmas Guides - thank you to Julie and Blu from Blue Morning Expressions for putting these guides together.

Week 9 - Gift Guide

Week 8 - Gift Guide

Twelve Days of Baking

Week 7 - Gift Guide

Twelve Days of Baking Oct. 29

Week 6 - Gift Guide

Baking Cookies and Gifts

Week 5 - Gift Guide

Baking Oct. 5