Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Great Giveaway! String Bean Studios

There is a great giveaway going on over at Handmade Success' blog. It is sponsored by String Bean Studios. Take some time to go over there and check out Keri Aragon's story. She makes nature-inspired jewelry that by the way is gorgeous! After getting Lyme Disease in 2006 and being unable to work a "real job" she decided to spend time tapping into her creative self. She started making jewelry and using the money she made to pay for her doctor's visits and medications. Her story is inspiring, so go check her out! Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway.

Keri is giving away a Custom Colors Sand Dollar and Pearl Ball Chain Necklace ($19 value). You can see an example in the photo above. A detailed description and more photos are available in her Etsy shop. She offers 18 different colors of pearls to chose from.
While your there check out Handmade Success' blog as well!
Come back and let me know what you think!  Sign up to follow my blog, as soon as I have fifty followers I am going to have a Fiftieth Celebration Giveaway of my own!!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Precious Pedestals

I've been busy working on some new prints for Mother's day and Father's day. I will be releasing them soon. In the meantime I have also been working on a few new pedestals. I realized that I began the blog with a blog about my Letter Photography and not alot about my Precious Pedestals. I love making them, but even more so I love the search for the materials that I use to make them. I scour second hand stores for plates, candlesticks, glasses, and bowls. Anything I can use that is different. I hit the jackpot the other day with my daughter finding two beautiful milk glass pieces. I made a pedestal out of it last week.

I think I have the most fun when I find unusual plates or bases. When I do, I can't wait to get them put together and it seems customers can't wait to buy them :).

My pedestals have been used for dessert pedestals, fruit bowls, jewelry holders, holders for fancy soaps in the bathroom, business card holders and the list continues. They look beautiful in your home and they make a great gift for that someone who seems to have everything.

I use some new and some used items. I love the fact that I can make these out of upcycled items that I find in my travels, so the next time your out keep your eyes open for discarded treasures. You never know what they can be used for!
Here are a few more pics of new Precious Pedestals. Tell me what you think?

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Etsy shop sale!!!!

I've decided to do some shameless promoting! I'm having a sale through the weekend in my Etsy shop. Just use the coupon code VAL15 for 15% off anything in the shop. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just a quick post today..... Love Weddings!

Got this through my email today and LOVED it. A beautiful wedding treasury from Etsy! I like the trends they are predicting... different, but still beautiful.

Today's picks brought to you by Emily

Deposit for royal blue and sil...

Customized Bride To Be Bac...
Oasis ... 1 Pom
Oscar - Peacock Feather Ru...

Ring Pillow, Real Touch Larg...
Stellar in Navy Bib Necklace
Recycled Silver and Apple G...

Handmade purse kisslock fr...
Security Envelope Cufflinks -...

Inevitably - Flower Headban...
1950's Vintage Champagne-Pi...
Pretty in Pink love paperie a...

Sweetheart Organza and La...
Green Turbo Seashell Ring
Flower Serving Bowl - Ocea...

The Modern Design Necklac...
EVELYN series - black bloo...
Men's fingerless gloves blac...

Tell me what you think!