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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+

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See more from the Share the Love series here.

Life Got Busy….Again

I haven’t really felt motivated to write a post in awhile, obviously you can see the last time I actually posted something I wrote.

Finals week was crazy during school, last quarter I had practicals I needed to pass, and the last one had me really nervous!  I did great on all my practicals though and I think my final exams went well 🙂  I won’t know my grades until the first day of next quarter….thats tomorrow btw!  My break week was this past week and I spent the entire time (well mostly) planning and progressing through an extra large painting!  Still working on it, I have a total of 3 weeks to finish it and be happy with the final result.

I changed a few colors and painted over a few things that weren’t quite right.  I’ve been watching plenty of YouTube videos to perfect my painting and learn a few new techniques.  I’ve had to relearn some color theory which has really improved the composition.  I’m pretty happy with what I have so far, and overall in sense of space its more than half done.  But in sense of time and detail- not so much.

Luckily this first week should be fairly light on homework, so I should progress a decent amount this week and hopefully will only have to do a few touch-ups and apply varnish the 3rd week.  I don’t believe I should share the painting with you all yet, because I am making it for a restaurant (HELL YEAH!), and since its basically a commission, I should really wait until it is finished and in place.  So be excited for that, I will share finished photos and some of my progress photos if you are interested.

I’ve also been keeping busy with some babysitting the babies, my niece and nephew have both started rolling over, its so cute!  They are going to be 5 months old on October 4th!!!  Yay!  They are both growing big and have started drooling like crazy!  haha And just this past week have started on rice cereal!  Always an adventure with those kids 🙂

I went to a local festival and found these cute little handmade necklace terrariums!  Have to share, I did not pick one up, but I thought they were adorable!  Check out her Etsy Shop: CraveJewelryDesign and another shop: Sparkover that is repurposed circuit board jewelry.  Maybe the terrariums are a new line, they aren’t listed in her Etsy shop.  Either way, I love that they are upcycling items into jewelry, and thinking differently.  That right there, is a win!

Oh, and one last thing, have any of you ever heard of Garage Sale groups on Facebook?  They are my new favorite things!  I might be addicted, but I’ve already sold a bunch of things on there.  Better luck than Craigslist sometimes!  Anyway, just search “your city Garage Sale” on Facebook and I bet you’ll find some groups!  Also try, yard sales, sales, Christmas sale, craft sales, etc.  I have joined quite a few in the area and even sold some of my handmade items there!  I am hoping to sell more before Christmas too 🙂

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

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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+

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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

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