Saturday, July 25, 2009



Please take advantage of this free shipping opportunity. Mention this blog in the comments to seller section at checkout and receive an additional 10% off your purchase. This does not apply to custom orders. Shipping charges and 10% off will be reimbursed promptly via Paypal. Can not be combined with other offers (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace... to multiply savings).

PLEASE NOTE: Thursday July 30th-August 2nd I will be away from my store. EmBound will still be open but orders purchased during that time away will be shipped first thing that Monday morning on the 3rd. (...unless I bring my store with me. I am too addicted to Etsy...)

Thank you all for your support, kind words and well wishes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Stuff

While my listing has slowed down (I think Summer activities plays a big part in this), I'm still taking the time to create new one-of-a-kind pieces. Please visit my Etsy store at for details on my latest items.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

How I Got Started On Etsy

I first learned about Etsy at a local gem and jewelry show. I had gotten many compliments on a pendant I'd made and was asked if I sold my work anywhere specific. While I'd accumulated quite a few pendants and was so flattered by the interest of others, I really hadn't thought about starting up a business.

For one, I have a bit of a self-confidence issue when it comes to my art. I was creating styles I liked, not what I thought others would enjoy. Also, what if I put out money to start a business and no one was interested in purchasing my pieces? I questioned too if the compliments I'd received were just flattery or indeed sincere.

While talking with an opal mine owner (the same mine owner most of my opals came from), 2 other vendors from nearby tables jumped into the conversation about selling my wire wrapped pieces and suggested I check out Etsy. That's what I did and here I am!

I'm getting sales inside and outside my Etsy store. I am really enjoying what I do and meeting others with the same passion to create, as well as chatting with those whom I am honored would invest their money in my carefully crafted jewelry.

Unlike many pieces I've seen in markets, my pieces are made with solid sterling silver, and I don't skimp on my wire. I do my best to keep my pieces clean and ends tucked and trimmed. I mostly use genuine stones. If you shop around I think you'll agree you're paying a great price for your piece.
If you should ever have questions, please feel free to convo me in my EmBound store. Please check out my customer feedback regarding my wire wrapping as well. Thank you as always for your support and taking the time to visit my blog.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Some New Pieces

Here are a few of the pieces I've been working on or had worked on and held onto for one reason or another. I'd really like to work more with opal, and the rarer stones. I'd like to do more wire wrapping of those kinds of things in the future. I'd also like to wrap some ancient coins but not sure I can bring those to others at a reasonable price yet (I'd want to wrap cleaner coins rather than dirt and corroded pieces).

Monday, July 13, 2009

2 Birthdays This Past Weekend!

My oldest son turned 8 and my youngest child, my daughter turned 1. So my poor middle child didn't feel left out, he became the honorary "birthday helper". He is 5 1/2. Below are my birthday kids. Emma is sporting her cork-screw bow from Etsy's own Hugs and Hiccups

I couldn't resist putting one of my first Etsy purchaces on her to go along with her hair bow. These ruffle bottom bloomers come from Chrissy's Creations

Here is a phot of my little birthday helper:

And below, our big ONE year old recieved a special painting made by Lauren Alexander

Yes, it was a nice birthday. Thanks Etsy sellers!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Special Offer Extended

I'm extending my offer for $5 off each item purchaced in my store (refund through Paypal) through Sunday the 12th of July.

Thank you for those of you who've taken advantage of this offer. Your business is so greatly appreciated!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


$5 OFF each purchased piece in my store (will be refunded to your Paypal account). Good through Friday July 10th 2009!

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

My grandma passed on June 30th . While it hurts and I miss her greatly, but it has been nice to spend time with family. Today is the first day I'm back in my old routine.

I'm hoping to begin some new projects soon. I've been thinking of wrapping ancient coins. What do you all think? I'm just waiting for some supplies to come in and I'll get to wrapping once again.