Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Revealed Tomorrow

There will be a delay in my posting as I have had to go out of town on family business ... sorry ;). Please check back tomorrow!

  Stacy ;)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

BTW - But on Thursday!!

Well I am a little late for BTW so here it is:

The first picture is of a custom piece I did as a surprise birthday gift from one sister in Ecuador to her sister in Ohio. It was such a sweet gesture of love since they will not be able to see each other for over a year. It made me feel really good to create the necklace.
The second is one of my Bottle Tags for an  order in progress and the third picture is my Bead Soup Mix that is due on Saturday and I am no where near done. I guess I better get movin!!

Until later ....


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How To Drive Traffic to Your Sites

This is a repost from April of Eluna Jewelry. What a great way to drive sales and blog readers.

This wonderful idea was started by ChristieCottage and has already brought in sales and promotional opportunities to those involved.  Remember “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon. ”  I saw that quote posted on Twitter and it seems to fit the idea, so let us create more opportunities to be seen.
The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

If you follow me on twitter - please let me know. I don't follow everyone back if I don't know who they are :)
The Twitter Tree Instructions:
You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links, Twitter Ready please) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (Please include a description, not just the link and any #hashtags you would like to use.) 
You may list from multiple stores. However please respect other twitters and post no more than a total of three items. 

Some tweeters use applications like Tweetdeck. This application automatically shortens URLs, and has a difficult time distinguishing between hashtags and URLs when they are not properly spaced. Please place spaces between your URLs and hastags. Failure to do so may result in lower views as your tweets may get corrupted in the system.

Check back throughout the day to tweet the other items listed in the comments. To make life simpler for all those tweeting, please add the hashtag #bluebird to your links. This way it will be easier to re-tweet later in the day. Also if you add the #bluebird hashtag to your items, it will give you a random chance to be featured in the #bluebird daily twitter paper. 

By reaching out through our blog and twitter network, we hope to increase promotion for all our stores and hope to gain a new audience and possibly some sales. 
Hope you have a wonderful day and see you in tweetland.

Here are the three items I posted today:

Thanks again to April for a great post! Don't forget to check back on Saturday for the big reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Hop. Until then ......


Friday, February 18, 2011

Carol Bradley Designs - Blog Giveaway

The fabulous Carol Bradley is having a giveaway on her blog of one of her Twistie Bracelets. The sterling beads are very cool! I have admire her work for awhile. Go on over and take a look.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Soup Is Simmering ......

I was SO excited to open my mailbox and see the package from my bead soup partner Tanya Floyd from Glass Migration. Look at the goodies that she sent, and the beautiful colors. The focal is made by Tanya and set with Swarovski crystals along with the round lampwork beads encased with sterling silver strands.

The big reveal is on February 26th so check back so you can see what I create. Also you will be able to hop to the other Bead Soup Participants blogs and check out what they made. Until next time .....


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I am starting a new segment on Wednesday's and joining a wonderful group of talented artisians doing the same. When you have a chance you need to hop over and see their "Bead Table Wednesday" (you might already visit them regularly as I have often mentioned them), Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio, Heather Powers of Humble Beads, Lorelei Eurto, of Lorelei Eurto Jewelry.

Currently mine is messy, messy, messy as I am trying to play catch up from being back and forth to Charleston with my dad on top of my REAL job!

The rest of the groups BTW are nice a neat, mine is all over the place, but I know where everything is and that is what is important. 

I am working on some etched rolled pods to make pendants. My daughters bracelet that needs to be made larger. Some soldered trinkets to add to something! So I guess I better get going! Until next time ......


Saturday, February 12, 2011

SSD Jewelry Art Show Debut

I want to share a little about a friend who had her art exhibit debut last night. She is a wonderful metal smith Melissa Lowery of SSD Jewelry. She has the best inspirational and positive quotes on a lot of her pieces along with etching a patinas.

Great leather cuffs
Wonderful Patina Cuffs
My Favorite Necklace

 Also, check out the wonderful photography of Leigh Moose of Side Yard Studios who shot the above photos of Melissa's work.