Category Archives: Shop

I’ve Been Featured in a Craftstar Collection!

One of my items from my Craftstar shop has been featured in a collection on the site!

My Red Mother of Pearl Hair Pins were featured along with all these other Valentine-friendly handmade items!  Check it out!

Roses are Red My Love by Amanda Rose Soaps

While you’re on the site, be sure to stop by my Craftstar Shop: Christina Designs Art.  My coupon code for Free Shipping on all items is still active, enter NEWYEAR2013 in the coupon code box to receive free shipping with your order!

I’ve Decided to Sell My Jewelry-making & Bead Stash!

Its true, I’m selling off a lot of my jewelry-making and bead stash.  I have a problem….I am so busy with school and family, I have no time for jewelry-making, yet I kept buying.  I’ve made a few pieces, but not enough to make it worth keeping all these beads!

Don’t judge, I know how much I have (yikes!).  I’m not looking to profit off my stash, just to recoup some of my costs.  You pay shipping costs and an extra 20 cents to offset the billing fees of PayPal, the price has been totaled for each piece.  If items are missing a cost, its because I need to count the items or find out exactly the type of bead before I want to set a price.

I will be posting my items on my blog on a separate page, as well as on my Facebook page in a photo album and on a few Facebook Stash Buster groups.  First person who sends me their email address via my email, message on Facebook, or commenting on the photo, will be sent an invoice via PayPal for the price of the item and shipping costs.  All shipping costs are estimated because I never have any luck with the USPS website.  But I’ve shipped some beads before and can make a good estimate!

I also have a lot of jewelry items in my Christina Designs Art Etsy store and Christina Designs Art Craftstar shop for you to see!  Please stop by and check everything out 🙂  Oh, and I have a coupon right now for both stores: Etsy~ spend $5 or more for free shipping off your order and use coupon code 2014January until Jan 31.  Craftstar~ for free shipping off any item in my store, use coupon code NEWYEAR2013.  I’m going to continue with my store, it just won’t be very diversified.  Stick to what I’m good at, I hear that’s a plus with online stores anyway!

Check out this page:      Destash Supplies      for my destash!

Check out this photo album on Facebook:      Destash Supplies on Facebook     for my destash!

Thanks!  I look forward to someone receiving these beautiful beads and fun supplies!!

Share the Love Bloggers Unite: Caty Ann’s Creations

Caty Anns Creations Featured Shop
Caty Anns Creations
Featured Artist

Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite

This Weeks Featured Artist on Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite is Cathy Cooley of Caty Anns Creations Truly one of a kind pieces of stunning jewelry can be found in Cathy’s Shop!

Handcrafted Jewelry you will love to wear! A Must Have for every Jewelry Box!

Find Caty Ann’s Creations on:

Artfire   Blog   Facebook   Zibbet    Google+

Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://onfireforhandmade.com Shop the On Fire Gift Guide! https://onfiregiftguide.com

See more from the Share the Love series here.

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!

Original Acrylic Paintings for Sale (set of 4)

Gesso Experiments by ChristinaDesignsArt.wordpress.com

My first experiment with gesso and acrylic paints – see the texture?

Back in February 2013, I was really just in one of those moods, the creative kind, you know?  Its been hard lately to find the time to really get creative for a full 8 hours, sometimes I only have time to “let loose” for a few hours during the day when I can sneak in a little refashioning or jewelry-making.  So back then I was under some stress getting ready for my sister to have her babies, and the baby shower was shockingly close, I just needed to get creative!  So I did.

I did some experimenting with gesso and different textures and swirling colors.  I picked 3 colors that I thought were soothing and relaxing and just mixed and blobbed them around.  I made the larger 8″x10″ paintings first.  Then as I was laying them out, I decided they really needed to be balanced with other sizes.  So I grabbed the colors again and started mixing the paints, trying something new!  This was a great exercise in letting go and trying something less structured than what I usually paint.

Christina Designs Art Beaded Mixed Media Original Artwork Set $40

Christina Designs Art, Original Mixed Media Artwork, Set $40

I am very pleased with the results and the silver beads add just enough bling to the paintings.  They have also been sealed in a gloss which I really love the look of!

PS. Sorry about the photo quality, photographing my paintings is something I still haven’t become too competent at!  But I am trying 🙂  Also, colors may vary because of computer monitor differences, but I have tried to accurately display my colors choices and describe them to you.

These paintings are for sale for $40 as an entire set, plus shipping costs.  If you are interested in purchasing or requesting custom artwork, please email me here: christina[dot]pertz[at]gmail[dot]com

Share the Love Bloggers Unite: Mrs. Plops Shoppe

Mrs Plops Shoppe

Mrs. Plops Shoppe

Featured Artist Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite

Catherine Lane of Mrs Plops Shoppe is This Weeks Featured Artist on Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite You will find Needle felted miniature animals. Inspired by a great love for all animals in her Etsy Shop!. 30% of all sales go directly to The Charity Album for Death Row Dogs. Supporting Pound Dog rescues in the UK

Catherine is a member of the On Fire Team and Group and we are thrilled to have her!

Her tiny creatures tug at your heart strings! You can see the love that goes in to each character and they are so life like too!

Find Mrs. Plops Shoppe on:

Etsy   Blog   Facebook   Twitter  Google +  On Fire Gift Guide

Are you On Fire for Handmade? http://onfireforhandmade.com Shop at On Fire Gift Guide! https://onfiregiftguide.com
Grab the Code for Your Blog HERE!

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

Artomatic 419: Featuring some very unique local art finds!

3 weeks ago I went to a local art show, Artomatic 419, 3 weekends of local artists showing their work, in this massive warehouse!  It was so cool.  Its been held near me for the past few years, but I’ve never been able to go before.  I penned it in this year and went with my boyfriend and a friend.  I had an awesome time.  I saw so much art, so many different mediums, and some artists were evening working right there for people to see!  One artist was “engraving” in clay (I don’t even know if thats accurate terminology), she was using some sort of carving tool to carve designs and words on the clay, then its baked and painted.  There were 2 people painting a large scale painting up on a wall.  There was string art (pictured below), pottery, jewelry, photography, ceramics, etc!  I loved it!  It was very informal, a band playing in one room, a woman singing in another, active/live art installations going on in other rooms.

I photographed a few of the most unique artists I saw, and some of their work.  I really loved these works, hopefully you will visit their websites or fan pages!

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Beautiful earrings and fiber bracelets by Sandy of www.EllyBead.com you can contact her by email: ellybead@live.com or check out her website!  She has a lovely Jewelry Gallery for you to see her creations, you can shop online at her Etsy page, or learn more about the artist on the About page!

“From classic elegance to suburban chic . . .  . Elly Bead presents ever-evolving jewelry designs in multiple styles and color choices.  Designs feature high quality semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, hand-forged metalwork, handmade lampwork glass beads, sterling silver, and/or base metals.”Bracelets_EllyBeads Earrings_EllyBeads

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The Roving Artist creates these A-MAZE-ING needle felted works!  I was just captivated by her work!  Check out the dragon!  And that wall hanging is so beautiful!  Visit her Facebook page and check out the photos, lots of really amazing creations there!  Contact her via email: therovingartist@bex.net and find her on Pinterest.

“I am an artist. I am a quilter. I LOVE to work with wool. I use my creative mind and energy in every aspect of my life because it is a blessing I was given and must return.”

TheRovingArtist

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artomatic 419 mixed media artist 2013 toledo oh

I apologize I do not seem to have this artist’s information. If you know it or recognize it, please leave a comment or send me an email!

I loved the use of colors and dots in this work.  I will admit- lots of art goes right over my head!  Not at all sure what some of this means, but I enjoyed it anyway.  lol I totally see the business cards on the wall to the right there….awesome, totally didn’t pick one up!  Or maybe I lost it.

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Yarn-bombing!  Who’s excited?  I totally haven’t seen this in real life yet, but I was so pumped to see such an awesome display at the show!  Give the artist some love, contact by email to Streetspun@gmail.com or visit the website at Streetspun.wordpress.com or Facebook and also check out on Instagram @Streetspun!

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I do not know this artist either, there wasn’t any ID or signs nearby.

haha Just reading this makes me laugh!  Its so funny.  To the right there are strings hooked up to a machine.  I wish I could describe it better but I only took this one photo.

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Beautiful leather cuffs

The artist is Earth Grrrl, Ila Earthdaughter, artist, crafter, sassy britches.  I really liked her leather cuffs.  So pretty 🙂  AND they are made from leather belts!  Upcycle win!  And the light switch plates, copper!  I love copper, I have made some things myself with copper.  You can even shop locally from her at various Toledo, OH shops, or at her website for home decor (switch plates in here!) and necklacesA portion of all her sales goes to 28 Too Many, “a values based FGM charity funded by supporters and donations, created to help eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the twenty-eight countries within Africa where it is still practiced. Founded in 2010, it takes a stand against FGM (also known as Female Genital Cutting).”

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I loved this artist’s display! I want the printer’s tray so bad…and pretty much every other part of this display.

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Not sure if I have the correct card for this artist.  I really thought I picked it up.

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heehee  This was out a window at the show!

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There are other artist’s I enjoyed but did not have pictures of or these might belong to some of the mystery booths:

erynmarie.etsy.com  or Facebook

www.starvingartistgreg.com  or Facebook

Harry Daugherty, Original Watercolors harry.daugherty@yahoo.com  or Facebook

Michael Gallup Photography/Cyanotype Imagery  http://gsartstudio.zenfolio.com  or Facebook

Barbara Goodman, CeramiGrafix Custom Stippled Ceramic Tile  email: Barbara@ceramigrafix.com  or  Facebook

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I hope you stop by and visit these artists and show a little love!

Share the Love Bloggers Unite: Inky Doodle Crafts

Featured Artist

Inky Doodle Crafts

Inky Doodle Crafts

Today’s Featured Artist is Inky Doodle Crafts! You will find delightful, greeting cards, birthday cards and more in this Etsy Shop!

Inky Doodle Crafts is a proud member of On Fire for Handmade and Jelly Park ! We are thrilled to have them on board!

You can find Inky Doodle Crafts on: Etsy  Blog  Facebook

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