This Friday, the Etsy shop will be opened once again!
I’ve been working on, instead of making pendants and calling it done, making whole necklaces, complete with handmade clasps and whatnot. I’m using lots of stones and beads that I’ve had for AGES. This one looks like turqouise but it’s actually a type of dyed marble. It’s really a lovely stone.
I don’t have a ton of ears ready at this point (As usual, most of them went to new homes during the faire!), but I do have a few pairs. 🙂
Most of this week will be spent getting all the listings ready, so that on Friday all I have to do is flip the switch, so to speak. I am very proud and excited about getting the shop back open and I hope ya’ll are too.
The Bramblefae Etsy shop will open back up in a little over a week. *throws confetti* I’m excited because I get to show ya’ll some of the new things I’ve been working on, so between now and then, as I take photos, I thought I’d share some with ya’ll!
Since I was young, I have always loved the look of handpieces. I’ve made several over the last few months and I want to put this one in the shop because I love it very much. The ring is adjustable and the bracelet part is open so that it can be a bit adjustable, too.
In keeping with both copper and bracelets, I offer this one too. It’s a very simple design, and that’s just an opaque glass bead, but I love this one too. So much so that I very nearly didn’t put it up for sale. 🙂
My big goal for the second half of 2016 is to offer a lot of variety. I’m going to introduce some new types of things and try to keep a wide range of sizes. I’ve also decided to focus on adjustable items where I can, to make it easier for folks to find the right piece for them. 🙂
I like Christmas time. I like the baking, I like the build up and I like the decorating. My grandmother made ceramic Christmas ornaments when I was small-she would even let me “help” paint them sometimes. I think everyone in my family has at least one of her ornaments and a lot of my creative work is done with her in mind. She was a very creative woman, and I am thankful that her creative spark was passed down to me.
So, I wanted to try my hand this year at making ornaments for other folks to enjoy, to maybe hand down through their families. I’ve got one design on Etsy (Which you can get here! and here!) and Handmade at Amazon, they look like this:
I also have one of a kind single ornaments and sets that I’ll be adding to the shops over the next few weeks, so keep watch for that special ornament, yeah? And if you have an idea for a more personalized ornament, come to me and I’ll see what we can figure out!
This weekend I got to spend time with a couple of my sisters-in-law (I have a lot of them, all pretty amazing!). They scrapbook, but brought wire to work with. My intent had been to figure out some sort of “amulet” design that could be used by LARPer mages and healers and what-not. While I’m still working on ideas there, what I ended up making struck me much more as a potential holiday ornament.
I know it’s ENTIRELY too early to be thinking about Christmas and whatnot, but I want to ask ya’ll- Would wire ornaments be something you folks would like to see me do? Of course, I would offer different colors and such, but is there anything else you’d like to see, if you’re interested in the ornaments?
Thanks, folks, for taking a moment to fill out the poll. It really helps me make sure I’m making things ya’ll are actually interested in! 😀