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Monday, July 30, 2012

Craft Show & Garage Sales

Over the weekend, I did manage to stop at Elgin’s Art and Soul craft show. I saw my fellow jewelry designer, Linda Huff, who I met at a show we both did a few years ago in Schaumburg. I was able to give her a short break to change her set up clothes and I sold 1 of her bracelets. Yay! Linda sells at shows and doesn’t have an online presence yet. I visit her at this show and don’t participate because it’s a 3-day show and it’s outside – I don’t have a tent.

At the show, I bought these adorable handmade chicks from Ashley. You can find her blog here. These are going to be gifts for a few friends. Hope they’re not reading this, LOL.

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There were a lot of jewelry booths and of course I visited most of them. Also, there were fine art, photography, cards, and even handmade wood furniture. I only saw 1 booth that might have not been handmade. I hope the artists did well.

Sometimes on the weekends, I go to garage sales. Here’s what I bought for 1:

Jewelry Box Necklace Holder
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Last, I made a chain for one of my friends, who bought this pendant. The chains on the necklace holder are also hers, I just added closings.

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What do you like about visiting craft shows and garage sales?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Feline Friday

It’s Feline Friday here and the boys and I wish you a fabulous weekend.

Some friends and family sent me some cute cat pictures to share.

 

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cat_pile
cat_sit

I have some fun new cat earrings in production and bought adorable calico cat beads. Stay tuned for pictures of what I create.

This weekend, there’s a local arts & craft show in town that I’d like to go to, but not if it’s 100+ degrees.

What are you doing this weekend?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer BBArtisans Challenge

As a member of the Blogging Business Artisans, I participate in monthly challenges. The theme for this one is summer. 


My newest items for summer are these wire crochet beaded necklaces;  turquoise and redIt can be worn with either red or turquoise earrings.

I also made one with blue beadswhich looks very summery and listed it in my Artfire shop


For the Summer Olympics in London, here's my bracelet

Here's a pair of red, white and blue earrings to match the bracelet


TODAY is the last day for a 25% discount on items over $25 in my shops with coupon code CIJ2012a.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Treasury Love – pass it on

I’m fortunate to have some fantastic teammates who include my items in Etsy Treasuries and Artfire Collections.  See who has Christmas in July specials when you visit their shops. My sale ends July 24 – coupon code CIJ2012a.

Thanks so much.

Cross my heart Handwoven Basket
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Beautiful Blues Copper Earrings
AF_blues copper-ear
Team Spirit Dichronic Glass Pendant
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Red E for CIJ? Chocolate Suede Earrings
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Rhapsody in Blue Oven Mitts
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Only 6 Days Left to Save - Christmas in July Sale

My Christmas in July Sale runs only 6 more days. Before July 24, you can get a 25% discount on combined purchases over $25 (excluding shipping).

You must use the coupon code in my banner at my Etsy shop and Artfire shop OR CIJ2012a.

Red Velvet Silver Heart Necklace Set


It even applies to my new jewelry designs.

Purple Beaded Crochet Wire Necklace



Blue Glass Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace

I hope you can benefit from this discount now because I won't be offering any more discounts until the end of the year.

If you see something you love, I can do a 2-payment plan. Act now before your favorite is gone.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Treasury Love

It's time to show appreciation for those who included me in their Treasuries.

'Colors of July' by Peelirohini

A few lovely items from my favorite stores in ETSY !! And Most have Christmas in July, CIJ Events Going on..Check Them Out !!


CIJ Sale. Bright purple...
$22.00

Christmas In July- CIJ-...
$6.26

Strawberries & Creme 12...
$16.50

Baby Hat Brim Beanie Pi...
$8.00

Childrens Playroom Wall...
$31.99

Citrus Crochet Dish Clo...
$15.00

Fire Opal Bracelet - Ar...
$59.00

Daydreaming Ducks Quilt...
$90.00

Original ACEOs Set of 5...
$20.00

Pattern Stand 'N ...
$9.00

vintage kitschy figurin...
$14.00

CIJ SALE Christmas in J...
$9.60

Best Friends Hand-Craft...
$2.00

Vintage gold Pink Butte...
$10.39

Lucky Green Teardrop Gl...
$18.25

Premade Summer Sunshine...
$8.50



Here are some beautiful cluster earrings from Peeli


Juicy picks from some BBArtisans' shops and some other choice shops.


Pink Rhodonite Gemstone...
$20.00

Chicken Little mini bra...
$10.00

Trio Flower Chain Neckl...
$22.00

Fine Art Watercolor Pai...
$25.00

Walker Bag Pink Birds &...
$24.00

Cake Pops - Pink and Ye...
$30.00

Christmas in July - Flo...
$9.60

DAMASK PINK and YELLOW ...
$4.00

Children with Umbrella,...
$3.75

Pink Leaves and Dark Ro...
$12.00

Pink and Yellow Hand Ma...
$48.00

Beaded Cuff Bracelet - ...
$22.00

Lots of Lemonade- brigh...
$15.00

Pink and yellow drinkin...
$26.50

Pink and Yellow Chunky ...
$38.00

Live Plants Pink and Ye...
$10.00


Here are some neat Mother of Pearl flower earrings by Janet


'Christmas in July Team Treasury #45' by SewReallyCute

Forty-fifth in the series...hope you collecting all of them! Christmas in July Team has put together another winner!


CIJ SALE Green Antique ...
$20.00

CIJ Sale Handmade Blank...
$49.00

CIJ Sale Crocheted Ripp...
$93.50

Christmas in July CIJ P...
$15.30

Upcycled / Recycled Fe...
$5.50

Grocery Store Humor - -...
$35.00

CIJ Handpainted Greetin...
$2.75

CIJ Doggone Quilt Kit 4...
$26.96

Christmas in July Sale ...
$41.24

CIJ SALE Owl Miniature ...
$12.75

CIJ SALE Horses Dichroi...
$18.00

CIJ SALE Little Reversi...
$8.40

CIJ Orange Clove Handma...
$3.75

Blue Beaded Chain State...
$54.00

Sale 25% Off - Print Im...
$18.00

White Star Felt Ornamen...
$6.95








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hanging welcome sign //...
$15.00

Pin Cushion, Henrietta ...
$8.98

Flower Girl Basket - Iv...
$27.50

Feminine Flower Necklac...
$35.95

Child Hat White Blue Fl...
$10.00

Vintage cowboy western ...
$10.39

Peony Hand-Crafted 3D D...
$1.50

Crochet Plastic Bag Hol...
$15.00

Christmas In July- CIJ-...
$2.48

Venetian Bead Earrings,...
$29.00

Lovely Red Heart in 14k...
$27.20

Lily of the Valley teal...
$3.00

Summer Bouquet white da...
$51.99

One Elastic Flower Head...
$4.00

CIJ SALE Christmas in J...
$4.80

Packaging boxes flower ...
$6.00


Purple Flower by Danelle