Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I'm looking forward to going to the Art Glass and Bead Show at the Alliant Energy Center this weekend!
I plan on limiting my time there to 2 hours max....so I don't do alot of damage to my pocketbook.
Here's a link to the Bead Show
Look for new creations on my website soon www.trendyexpressions.etsy.com
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
If you would like to see the beautiful job Yesenia does as a photographer please check out her site at www.photosbyyesenia.blogspot.com !
She also participated in the Shopping Extravaganza in January 2010 with me and blogged about it on her website. There are some photos too!
Thanks Yesenia! Can't wait to see the pictures!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I also bought an assortment of Swarovski Beads in various colors.
I bought travel displays for my bracelets...so I can take them to work easier!
I'm still looking for a travel necklace display.......
I bought new chain.
I'm currently working on Anklets (i have about 15 done) Summer's right around the corner!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
What is a blog?
A blog is a type of website with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics, pictures or video.
The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.
Why am I using a blog?
I am using a blog for a few reasons:
1. I do a lot of custom orders. I would like to let my customers provide feedback on purchases they have made.
2. I also would like to show potential customers my creative abilities.
3. You can also be notified of ideas I have when you check the Blog for new product lines or materials I wish to use and make comments.
4. I also can give more information on the charities I support and get feedback or suggestions of new charities from anyone.
5. The website that I sell my products on www.etsy.com doesn’t provide enough space for information about upcoming events and previous events that I have held or attended.
6. And most of all, it’s a fun interactive way to keep in contact with my customers and it's super easy! You can include your name when you leave a comment or post a comment anonymously on anything I blog about.
New Jewelry Line!
The new line is called Loving Luxury. The jewelry is made with Swarovski Crystals, Fire-Polished Glass Beads, and more precious gems and metals. I have listed below the pieces of jewelry that are in the Loving Luxury line and will be adding more soon:
Elegant Black and Crystal Necklace
Crystal and Pearl Cluster Necklace
Silver Crystal Circle Necklace
Pearl and Metal Swirl Necklace
Silver Crystal Wave Bracelet
Silver Rhinestone Bugal Bracelet
Elegant Black and Crystal Earrings
Glitter and Crystal Earrings
Crystal Cluster Earrings
Silver Crystal Earrings
Smokey Pearl and Crystal Earrings
Crystal Dreams Earrings
Don't Forget FREE SHIPPING EVERYDAY!
What I'm working on:
Anklets (Summer's right around the corner!)
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND THANKS FOR VISITING!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Thank you for your purchase of the Elegant Blackand Crystal Necklace from my new jewelry line Loving Luxury!
I hope you have as much fun wearing it as I had creating it.
Look for the design to come out in new colors soon!
Don't forget to make http://www.trendyexpressions.etsy.com/ your shopping place for friends and family!
Please feel free to leave a comment.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Where do I shop for my beads?
What are my favorite places to get beads?
Do I buy online?
My favorite local shops are:
Fat Cat Beads:
I like the selection of metal charms.
Favorite: I love the punch card that I fill and get 10.00 off my next purchase!
Meant to Bead:
I love the HUGE selection of beads. I have to stick to the list of things I came for, or it gets bad.
Favorite: The selection of Swarovski beads.
449 State StreetMadison, WI 53703-2031
I love the atmosphere. Hippyish. I love the selection of frosted glass beads.
Favorite: Fill a small zip lock bag with random beads for $3.00!
My only rule when I go into one of these shops is I HAVE to leave in 30 minutes or less! Or I go a little nutso on the beads. There are so many choices and opportunities!
My favorite Shops Online are:
and a new favorite....
http://www.firemountiangems.com/ Thanks Phillip!
I can't wait for spring to go to garage sales and flea markets! That is where I find most of my Vintage Trinkets.
AND Bad news....... There is a Bead Show at the Alliant Energy Center this month. I'll need a chaperone!
Please let me know if there any unique bead shops in your area (Dane County, WI) so I can help support the economy!