Dear friends, I am thrilled to have been featured in a new blog post written by local marketing executive and fine art photographer, Cynthia A. Stephens. Please click the screenshot below to read & comment.
Also, just a reminder that my big Black Friday sale is well underway. Save up to 15% everything in my Etsy shop now through Monday, December 1, 2014. I appreciate your interest in my beadwork! :)
Here’s an update on the progress of my beaded Peterbilt semi- truck. After beading the American flag grill, headlights, and cab, I created two beaded lights using 12-gauge precious metal wire. I stitched a ball of felt to the ends of them, and bead embroidered orange Delicas around the felt. I wasn’t sure this would work at first, but it turned out kinda cool!
And, even though working with wire is not my forté, somehow I managed to create 2 side view mirrors by stitching liquid silver bugle beads to precious metal wire.
Currently, the truck consists of 4 pieces of beadwork + 2 wire lights. Nothing will be stitched together until all of the pieces have been created.
I still need to add some lights on top of the cab, as well as a beaded doggie passenger:) How does it look so far?
27cm x 27cm x 5cm
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be working on holiday orders for my Etsy shop. Please note: ALL CHRISTMAS ORDERS for custom beaded dog pins or made-to-order items MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 14 to guarantee delivery, though I will make every attempt to ship orders placed after this date in a timely fashion.
To kick off the holiday shopping season, I will be running a special sale on Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday. All items in the Clearance Section of my shop will be an additional 25% off the marked price for 2 days only beginning on Thursday, November 22, 2012 beginning at 12am EST. Please watch my Facebook page for an additional coupon code to receive Free Shipping all weekend long! Remember, November 24 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small & local businesses! Thank you for your support. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :D
I have been pretty busy this past week. I’ve been taking care of the business aspect of beading, doing end-of-the-year paperwork, making travel plans, planning new projects, and working on my Etsy shop
. I want to do a little more beading on my Radio City Music Hall painting
before I show you where I’m at, so today I will share with you a quick pic of the new glass beads
I got from Auntie’s Beads
. These are silver Chinese Crystal Rondelle Beads
. So very beautiful – when light hits them, they sparkle like a disco ball! I am already considering how I can work these into one of my bead embroidered paintings! What kind of project would you
use them for?
*Please note: I have received the above items free of charge from Auntie’s Beads . This is my honest review of their products and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.
Each postage stamp design must go through a review process before it can be made available to the public. This process takes about a day. Custom postage stamp designs are a bit pricier than regular stamps from the United States Postal Service, but they are worth it if you are looking for something unique, or want to create something special to promote your business. Don’t forget- Zazzle also runs promotions on a regular basis. Please check their coupon page for more information!
I have always had a love for postage stamps, so I’m sure I will be creating more in the future! For now, there are 3 stamp designs in my shop, including Rudy’s Dream, my beaded Orange Pickup Truck, and my beaded Great Blue Heron. Which stamp is your favourite?
I have also added a few other new products including a Great Blue Heron coffee mug and tote bag. If you have any design ideas that you would like to see made available in my new Zazzle shop, please send them my way! More images & products coming soon! :)
I love MOO
because I can upload pics straight from my Flickr account
& edit them to my liking. MOO is also cool because they can print a different image on every card! The only ‘catch’ with the free deal is that MOO also prints their own advertisement on the bottom, but I didn’t mind. If it’s for free, it’s for me! So, this year, I picked a couple of new images taken from my original beaded paintings
. Check out my collectible business cards – which MOO is your
Have you ordered your free MOO cards yet? :D