Sunday, October 27, 2013

variations on a theme

Back in March of 2010 I made hundreds of little faces and here it is, over 3 years later, and I find they are still one of my favorite elements to use for jewelry.  I got the idea to make this post when a friend saw the "Honey Heart" pendant (bottom row, second from left) and wanted a similar one but with filigree wire instead of glass leaves for the wings. I finished it today (3rd from the left) and thought I would show the 2 together - Variations on a Theme. Then I thought I might just check and see how many others I have made over the years that I still have in stock. I'm definitely not ready to move away from this theme yet. A face brings these little guys to life - gives them a soul!

Some of these might still be for sale in my etsy shop:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

fresh look

a polymer clay picture bead bracelet like this one all packed up and ready to go

All set now with my new packaging. I got these little black organza bags and a square of anti-tarnish material to put in each bag with the jewelry. Plus I am adding a second clear plastic bag to hold a polishing pad (with a slip of paper with my info on it so that if they want to find me later they can) that I have always included - but before the jewelry went in the plastic bag with the polishing pad - now they are separate. I also needed new mailing boxes and this time I got ones wrapped in brown paper instead of the more generic white boxes I used to use. I hope it will be as much fun for the customer to open as it has been for me to package it.