****This Giveaway is close. Congratulations to Cindy***
It’s the last Saturday of November 2014! Where does the time go? Doesn’t it seem like November just started? This week I am giving away another art necklace! Pink! My daughters favorite color. This one is shaped like a tear drop.
This art necklace is valued at $18. The sweepstakes/giveaway starts today, Saturday November 29th at 8:45 am MST and closes Saturday December 6th at 12:00 am MST.
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If you’d like to purchase a necklace from me please visit the jewelry section of my Etsy shop. I am adding new pieces daily so if you are looking for a particular color or theme don’t hesitate to let me know. I may have just what you are looking for, but haven’t added it to my shops listings yet.
Mermaid art tiles are now for sale in my Etsy shop. I’m kind of excited because they even come with super cool stands. I am going to scan them into my computer so I can make prints and one day I will add those to my Etsy shop too. I say one day because I am so behind in adding things to my Etsy shop that I feel like just putting a sign on our house saying “Art Shop Inside.” I have merchandise piling up over my head.
I love to make things. I love to write about things. I love hanging out with awesome people on social media. I even love designing my website and changing my headers and playing around a bit with html. I completely dislike putting things into my Etsy shop. I put it off just like I put off doing the dishes or putting my laundry away. It’s kind of boring and technical and a bit monotonous. That’s why I sometimes go to the library and force myself to list things for sale until my eyes glaze over and I want to take a nap between a few dusty books nobody has checked out in ages.
One day I am going to get an assistant or an intern or a daughter big enough to list things on Etsy for me. It’s a dream of mine. I keep thinking about how I could be spending my time better if my items were magically listed on Etsy without me ever having to know about it. These are the moments when I think Google brain might be a good thing.
I have also added a bunch of new jewelry to my shop. I’ve spent two half days in the library this week so far. I might even go back tomorrow. It makes me want to cry, but how can I be a business if I don’t actually try to sell anything? How can I sell anything if I don’t devote some time to uploading images to Etsy?
At home I am making more jewelry. I don’t know what happens, but one day I just wake up and feel compelled to make 100 necklaces and so I just do it during every free moment I can steal away from my family. I am cutting card stock while on the phone. I’m dying my fingers red and purple while listening to This American Life on NPR. I’m slicing my way through glue and paper with an X-ACTO knife while watching An American Horror Story. Like a boss.
Unfortunately, I got so distracted by all of the horror that I also sliced through my thumb with that X-ACTO knife. I was bleeding all over the place and debating whether to keep going or to stop when Tiny-Small came into the room, took one look at my thumb and ran to get the first aid kit. She came back with Snoopy bandaids. She said, “I’ll fix it mom since I’m going to be a people doctor next year.” Then she did fix it and I kept making jewelry without contaminating it with my DNA. I am probably going to stick with watching The Big Bang theory while making jewelry from now on. Although, with all of that laughing I might poke my eye out with that X-ACTO knife instead. I’m pretty sure that would make Tiny-Small go back to her previous dream of wanting to be a dog doctor.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I am stocking up my Etsy shop with new items and bright colors and happiness. It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s time for mermaids and nice, cool landscapes, don’t ya think? Or maybe just some jewelry so you can walk around feeling awesome or at least a little fancy.
I’ve been making St. Patrick’s Day art pendants. I’m Irish. I love green. I know it’s early, but is it ever too early for corned beef or beer dyed green? Or being silly? Or trying not to get pinched? Maybe’s that’s pushing it a little, but I remember getting pinched in school on St. Patrick’s Day because I forgot to wear green. I got pinched a lot. It still hurts when think about it.
So, I was thinking about you when I got out the green alcohol ink and all of my glass pieces. I figured, you don’t want to get pinched either! My plan is to just start wearing one of my green pendants now…and wear it every day until March is over. That way I won’t forget to wear green on the big day. Plus, who am I kidding, green reminds me of Spring and I am SO ready for Spring, aren’t you?
Not everyone is into wearing giant, foam, green, sparkly leprechaun glasses or dressing in emerald-green from head to toe. I mean, I totally am, I just never seem to do it on the right day. Much like I am wearing Christmas socks right now, in February. What? They were the only clean and folded socks in my drawer! Anyway, the point I am trying to make is St. Patrick’s Day can be celebrated in classy and subtle ways too. Shamrock necklaces are cool and they provide good luck year round* unlike other art jewelry and green sweatpants.
One thing I want to mention, to people who have purchased my pendants before, I am adding additional shipping to my current pendant inventory. Unfortunately, the post office has been losing my jewelry left and right so I am now sending them all priority mail in a flat rate shipping box so insurance is included. These are mini, one of a kind, works of art that I cannot reproduce. When one gets lost in the mail it makes everyone sad. I am hoping this will remedy the situation. Plus, this will put the responsibility of delivering your necklace back on the Post Office where it belongs. If they lose it they will have to refund your money so no more shrugging and telling me my merchandise is stuck in a bin somewhere and unlikely to be ever found again. Whatever happens to all of that lost mail anyway? Do you ever wonder about that? I keep picturing my jewelry piling up in a warehouse waiting to be worn and then one day being auctioned off to the highest bidder, much like they do with storage units when renters don’t pay their bills. I am waiting for the reality show.
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*Results not typical for St. Patrick’s Day Art Pendants. Consult your personal leprechaun before wearing. You may be required to take a trip over the rainbow. This pendant works best when you are already extremely lucky, good-looking, funny, and smart which my magic 8 ball informs me you, indeed, are, which means the pendant will probably work best as a decorative, anti-pinching device. I cannot guarantee any more luck than you typically have, but since you are so amazing and make your own luck, you really just need to look good while doing it by wearing a St. Patrick’s Day Art Pendant.