Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Earthy Collection

Another great design from one of Etsy's wonderful jewelry designers, Rebecca of KneeDeepOriginals! A lovely combination of lampwork beads, gemstones and sterling silver beads. The focal is a carved feldspar leaf; all strung on leather. Another example of the wonderful designs these great designers create using the many different components that are available. Chechk out her store and stay awhile!

Friday, February 12, 2010


I was completely blown away by these designs! When I got the e-mail from Sandra, saying that she had just gotten the beads the night before and here were the designs she had created I was amazed! What would have take me forever took her an evening! She did a wonderful job of incorporating so many different elements into her designs. I'm a sucker for turquoise so I think that is my favorite creation. I know that I am always saying this, but I am humbled by the creativity of my buyers! They never stop amazing me with their designs. Sandra has a shop on Etsy and it is called zsazsazsu1963. I'm going to have to ask her what the meaning is behind her unusual name for her shop.

Does anyone know how to get the pictures to line up next to each other. So frustrating! Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. There is no rhyme or reason to how the pictures behave!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Poll

I want to ask my buyers and anyone else out there who has an opinion to please give me some input on this situation:

After you purchase an item online do you expect or want to hear personally from the seller that they have received your order?

I ask because I've been comparing the many different places that I have purchased items from online, from Amazon to Office Depot, and when I compared the different businesses I felt that Amazon was the most similar venue when comparing to Etsy and Artfire. On all of the sites when I purchase, the host site sends you, the buyer, an e-mail confirming your purchase. I have looked back through my purchases and I can't find any additional correspondence from the actual seller concerning the sale. That's to say I haven't heard from them if everything is going smoothly. If they have a problem with my address or there was a problem with the order, then I heard from them. Up to this point I didn't think it was necessary, but I am now curious to see what everyone else thinks.

If this interests you please leave a comment!