Category Archives: Jewelry

Grand Opening and Special Deals all weekend!

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I have my Grand Opening for my Craftstar shop this weekend!

Receive free shipping using code BLKFREESHIP13 all weekend through midnight on Cyber Monday on all items in my shop excluding custom bracelets.

Speaking of custom bracelets, SPECIAL DEAL!  Buy a custom bracelet through this link: Custom 3 Strand Bracelets by ChristinaDesignsArt Jewelry.  Check out the color choices below, how could you not make something awesome?  If you need ideas, feel free to message me too!

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Click on all photos to be taken to the listing.

Head to my shop today!  Custom Bracelets are 3 strand seed beaded bracelets, regular price $15, on sale this weekend for $10!!  You choose the colors!  You can also buy through my Facebook page: Christina Designs Art  I have added a Store Tab!

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Next, check out the Craftstar Blog that features the deals throughout the weekend!  Craftstar Blog

There will be another blog post on the Craftstar blog about the Saturday deals so be sure to check back!

My Craftstar shop features: 2 and 3 strand beaded bracelets for $10-15.  Memory wire bracelets from $5-15.  Beaded bobby pins in a BOAT LOAD of colors and designs.  Plenty of Christmas beaded bobby pins that come with a free Christmas pin!

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Click on each photo to be taken to its listing.

All items in my shop (except custom bracelets) are eligible for the free shipping code.

Also, if you see something you love that is already sold or you want another color of bobby pins, please MESSAGE ME.  If you message me this weekend, and purchase before the end of the day on Dec 31, your items will still qualify for the free shipping code!  SCORE!

Hope everyone has had a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend!

DIY Your Name in Wire Pendant

I was inspired by many other blogger’s who put together helpful tutorials for writing your name in wire, and making it into a pendant.

I wrote my name on paper in cursive and got to work!  Didn’t take too long and I really love it!

DIY Wire Name Pendant - ChristinaDesignsArt

DIY Wire Name Pendant - ChristinaDesignsArt

Yes I cut my head off. I take my own pictures, sometimes in the mirror or at myself. Mostly they are awkward when they include my face!

Making these inspired me to try a few other wire pendants!  I’ll share those with you in another blog post!

If this inspires you to make your own, I suggest you check out these lovely tutorials!

DIY Wire Name Necklace by The Everyday Catwalk
Wire Name Pendant on Cut Out + Keep
DIY Your Name Bracelet by Born in ’82
DIY Wire Name Bracelet by Swellmayde

Don’t feel like making it yourself?  Try visiting these Etsy shops, priced to fit all budgets!

Custom Sterling Silver Name Pendant by Hot Flairs Accessory Auctions
Personalized Necklace Name Pendant by shandahawaiiandesign
Made to Order Custom Wire Name Necklace by Kimberly Bagley
Custom Name or Word Necklace by JoRasDesigns
Custom Initial Necklace by Creative Stamps

Confession: I Want A New View with Pinterest

 

Lately I have been spending so much time deleting random Pinterest boards that I somehow have found myself to be following.  I assume many of these random boards are related to a “Follow All to enter this giveaway.”  I can’t stand those, why do I have to follow them all?  I’m still considered a follower if I just pick the ones I might actually enjoy.

You’ve all heard my thoughts on Twitter follows in a previous Confession post, but if you didn’t see it/can’t remember, read about it here.  I’m beginning to think similarily with my Pinterest.  I have never been one to “follow back” just because someone started following me.  I love Pinterest and want to look at quality content, so sorry if I don’t want to see images from your “Glamping” album because I have no interest there.

When I first started Pinterest I wasn’t gluten free, so I followed tons of recipe boards.  Now I find I have no use for “breads”, “pasta”, etc boards.  So a quick unfollow and I feel so much better!  While I am on said person’s board, I see I’m also following a myriad of boards I have no interest in, let alone ever even popup in my feed.  I am following too many boards, I never see everything!  So I am condensing.

I feel kinda guilty about it, but I unfollowed an Etsy board.  As someone who is hoping to sell their items and would love the joy of seeing a bracelet (find some here at my Etsy store!) pinned and repinned on Pinterest, I feel bad to unfollow a board that shares any awesome Etsy items.  However, thats all I see sometimes!  I wish those Etsy Handmade boards were more specific, but thats also so hard to regulate when you have like 50+ (or worse, like 500+) people posting to a board about whatever they want.  How does someone moderate a thing like that?  I suppose I could have my own boards, and share specific items like that, but I also hate having a million boards that people and/or myself aren’t even interested in.

After stopping following a few of the Etsy Handmade boards, I see so much more content!  But one thing I can’t decide, which DIY / Crafts boards should I keep following?  I must be following like 20 of those boards, but I only ever see a few of the same boards posting content, and some of it isn’t even all that “new”, even though most of it claims to be “genius!”  But thats another Confession altogether!  The big multi-contributor boards are the places that are constantly getting posted to, but I really don’t know how relevant some of these ideas are to DIY.  For instance, “Cleaning with Vinegar” is not what I would consider DIY or Crafts, and yet its in that board.  And while recipes are a type of craft, they belong under Recipes.  Know what I’m sayin?

Enlisting your help!  What do you think of these boards?  Keep?  Or unfollow??

DIY & Crafts – 5,000+ contributors!  96,000+ pins.  yowza   (basically takes over my feed)

Do It Yourself Today – 700+ contributors, 14,000+ pins

Budget Friendly DIY – 14 contributors, 176 pins.  must be fairly new

Getting Crafty – 30+ contributors, 3,900+ pins

Create – Just decided to unfollow but am so shocked by one of these pins.  I am sharing because I cannot be the only one who thinks someone’s political agenda was swept up into her mostly DIY board.

Getting Crafty & DIY – 30+ contributors, 3,900+ pins

Share Your Crafts – almost 800 contributors, 2,900+ pins

Mod Podge Rocks! – 125+ contributors, 2,500+ pins

Etsy Handmade Favorites- Group Gallery of Art & Jewelry  – I am also a contributor + 1,800 other people that rarely stick on topic, I’ve also only shared 1 time, and it was on accident. 28,500+ pins    (after looking at this, seriously considering making my own board and only inviting people who will stick to the topic)

 

After searching through my feed at 2 very different times (morning and night), the majority of pins comes from the 1st link: DIY & Crafts and the Etsy Handmade Faves boards.  They might have to go…at least for a time!

PS. I’ve added a few new items to my Facebook page’s photo albums, some of which are NOT on Etsy yet still for sale!

Share the Love Blogger’s Unite: Sea of Dreams

Sea of Dreams

Sea of Dreams

Featured Artist Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite

This Weeks Featured Artist is Cindy Wilson of Sea of Dreams! At Sea of Dreams you will find stunning jewelry  inspired by the beauty in God’s creations. Most of her work is with the sea glass that is collected from Fortescue Beach, NJ. Authentic sea glass takes years to acquire the frosted finish and rounded edges that collectors prize. All of the sea glass in her shop has been created by the sand and sea over the years.

Find Sea of Dreams On:

Etsy   Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Google+

Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://onfireforhandmade.com

Grab the code for your blog HERE

Share the Love Bloggers Unite: Galadryl Jewelry Design

Galadryl Jewelry Design

Featured Artist – Galadryl Jewelry Design

This Weeks Featured Artist on Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite is Galadryl Jewelry Design! You will find stunning pieces of jewelry in her Etsy Shop! Exclusive artisan jewelry handcrafted in my studio in Germany with sterling silver, copper, handmade lampwork beads, genuine gemstones or crystals. I design necklaces, bracelets, bangles and cuffs, earrings and chakra jewelry.

You can Find Galadryl Jewelry Design on:

Etsy   Dewanda   Blog   Facebook

Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://onfireforhandmade.com

Share the Love Bloggers Unite features Creations by Moonlight

Featured Artisan Creations by Moonlight

Today’s Featured Artisan for Share the Love Blogger’s Unite is Alluryn Daugherty of Creations by Moonlight. You will find Unique, Handcrafted Treasures in her  Etsy shop!

They will  Inspire, Adorn and Honor the Goddess in every woman.Visit her Website and check out some Free Treasures ~ Including my lastes eBook “Sparkling Goddess Series” ~ http://Creationsbymoonlight.com

Creations by MoonlightFind Creations by Moonlight On:

Etsy

Blog

Facbook

Twitter

Are you On Fire for Handmade – Creations by Moonlight is! http://onfireforhandmade.com

My Meylah Collection was Featured in the Newsletter

How exciting!  My first ever Meylah Marketplace collection was featured in today’s newsletter!  I am so excited that mine was chosen and shared with everyone!  I have never been featured in a newsletter before or on a front page of an online marketplace!

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