Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Labor Day Sale!

Happy Labor Day! We always look forward the the holiday for time off and great sales. My store is now having a sale. 20% your order! You must mention the secret code when you are checking out. Before you finish your purchase, enter LABOR DAY TWENTY in the box marked "message for seller" before finalizing your order. After you pay with Paypal, I will return the 20% savings to you.

Click on the Etsy widget on the right, or the link to my store.

Sale ends Tuesday, September 7.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Halloween Scrabble Tiles Are Coming

Here's a preview of my scrabble tile pendants with vintage halloween pictures.  They have a beautiful, glass like finish on the face and a lovely silver sun bail.  They come with a 24 inch long silver ball chain, which can be easily trimmed to your size with scissors. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Rings Are Here!

Here's a few pictures of my new rings.  Beautiful freshwater pearls and cast resin chrysanthemum flowers

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you to all my new followers and to my future followers.  To return the favor, I have posted all the new blogs I am now following on the right column.  Do you want your blog featured on my blog?  Just let me know!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Briolettes!

Come see the new wire wrapped briolette earrings on my Etsy store.  Chalcedony in a range of soft, milky pastel colors.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A new season is coming

Have you noticed that it's starting to get dark sooner?  Well, fall is coming and kids are going back to school.  So, Eyestigmatic will be coming out with an autumn collection, featuring fall colors, leaves, and everybody's favorite, Halloween!  I will be making some spooky retro Halloween scrabble tile jewelry with cool old vintage witches, ghosts, and black cats!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Bead Vocabulary 101 - Findings

Findings are the connections and the decorations added between beads in jewelry.  There are many different kinds of findings, so here are a few that I use in my jewelry.

a.  Bead caps are added to surround the bead, and are hollow in the inside to cap the bead.

b.  Crimp beads are used to make a loop at the end of a wire, and to prevent the beads from falling off.

c.  These are crimps with rings on the end to attach a clasp.

d.  Cones are used to make multiple strands of beads into one.

e.  Lever back earring findings are a secure way of keeping your earrings from falling off your ears.

f.  Ear wires are simple and delicate, but can fall off your ears.  Try using a ear wire safety sleeve.

g.  Jump rings help connect beads, and come in all different sizes, thicknesses, and colors.

h.  Bails connect pendants to chains.

i.   Headpins look like straight pins- add a bead at the end and make a loop on the top of the bead.

j.  Eyepins are for adding a bead and making a loop on both sides.

k.  Spacer bars come with different holes, and hold multiple strands in place.

l.  Spacers are added in between beads- most popular spacers are made in Bali, including daisy and star shapes.

Friday, August 06, 2010

New Blog Layout

I'm trying to get a more exciting layout for my blog.  What do you think?  I'm trying to tweek it and personalize it, so please bear with me.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

New Jewelry!

Here's some pictures of the new jewelry I made from items from the Bead Faire-

Packaging Design - Boxes

Why pay for boxes for your jewelry, when you can make them?  Why buy new paper, when there's lonely old paper laying around, destined for the dumpster.  I found some old paper sample books, and turned the pages into lovely pillow boxes.  The paper is good quality, and professionally printed.  Take a look at what I make and tell me what you think!


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