Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BIG Price Reductions

I just got done going through my art store and reducing prices on nearly all my pieces of art. Not only that, but I just went into my new gem store and reduced most of the prices in that shop that well. Stuff is priced to move!

Please take a minute if you haven't lately and browse my stores:
http://Embound.etsy.com/ for jewelry
http://EmboundArt.etsy.com/ for my art
http://EmboundGem.etsy.com/ for loose gemstones

Monday, September 28, 2009

Store Number Three!

Ta-da! Introducing EmBoundGem...

This store will be for selling loose gems and other supplies I may come up with in the future. Right now my focus is still primarily on my jewelry store www.EmBound.Etsy.com.

My hope with EmBoundGem is to fulfill special requests. Those working with PMC and Art Clay may especially find this store a real treat. I'll be selling a variety of cuts, clarity and overall quality including a section for scratch and dent stones. I have a lot of very rare gems as well that are of good quality.

I am not a Graduate Gemologist, however gems are a passion and hobby of mine. I've been studying gems since I was a teenager. I have a full gem lab in my home and will be happy to answer any questions people have about their gems. I am a gem geek!

I will probably begin listing later this week and do my wire wrapping and painting in the mean time.
Please add my store to your "faves" in your Etsy account.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ammolites are Here!

More ammolites will be listed soon and will be UNDER $40! My last ones sold out. These are rare beauties found only in Alberta Canada. Watch for the ammolites to be listed very soon. They are wrapped in solid sterling silver and accented by a lustrous dangling genuine round freshwater pearl. Contact me if you would like a specific one listed sooner for you.

The photo shows only one angle of color. These stones (from ammonite fossils) put many opals to shame, and like fine fiery opals, have a play of color depending on the direction they are viewed in. Ammolites are in their natural form so the surfaces may show inclussions (exclussions) and some pitting or chipping. They are backed with their matrix.

Birthday Listings

I just celebrated my birthday. Is it me or is it normal to forget your exact age after 30? I actually questioned if I was a year older than I was. I had a great day. I had a clean home and my hubby took me out to dinner tonight and got a sitter for the kids. I received my order from Old Navy and everything fit. Wow, that's a first! I was all excited to wear my new teal colored dress. My oldest son who's 8 lost his first 4 bottom teeth today at the dentist. I think that was the highlight of my day.

After a lovely evening I managed to post 12 new paintings. http://emboundart.etsy.com/. I've sort of left my art store to sit while focusing on other things. I've been painting almost every night as I find it so relaxing. I'm waiting for my supplies still so I can begin wire wrapping pendants.

I just purchased a beautiful painting from an Etsy seller. Having lost my grandma a few months ago, this painting reminded me of what heaven might be if it had trees. I love nature and color as well. I was going to wait to talk about this painting until I receive it but am too excited. You can see the painting by going here: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=19613466. Check out PaintMyLove's store for some more beautiful and affordable original art and prints. I'll post my painting once I receive it.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Abstract Thinking

I LOVE the metallic pens I got! I love metals anyway. You can't totally get the cool effect from the scan but these pieces were so much fun to paint and fun to look at in person.

I've been on this dimension kick when painting and drawing lately. These pieces will be available in my store http://EmBoundArt.Etsy.com at a later date. Right now I'm trying to focus more on my jewelry inventory. If you are interested in any art pieces here, contact me in my store and I'll be happy to list them for you as a special.

School Time is Here

Now that school is in session I find my days more organized. This means I have better scheduled time for creating. My jewelry store has picked up a tad more too so I know it's not just me feeling more settled and finding time.

This year my oldest entered 3rd grade and my youngest son started Kindergarten. Kindergarten! He is the one in the photo. If I didn't have my 14 mo. old daughter at home, I'd feel old (however she does make me feel old in other ways). I'm glad we were blessed with the opportunity to go through the baby thing one more time--and the newborn thing for the first time!
As shared in my prior blog, I have ammolites on their way. I've continued to paint and draw. I've now limited myself to one painting or project per day. I've been slacking off with my Bible reading at night with projects and watching Discovery Health until 2 a.m. I need to reset my priorities.
I want to thank those of you who have taken the time to read my blog and browse my stores. Your support means so much. God Bless!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Coming Soon!

I have some AMMOLITES I'm waiting on. I get so giddy about rarer stones. Here are some ammolite pendants that have sold in the past:


These are RARE stones! Here is some information on them. Stay tuned!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Princess Peaches in her Tutu

Just had to share these photos. They were taken a couple days ago after I got my tutu set from Etsy seller EllasMommy06. While my daughter was not too interested in being dolled up right after dinner (hence the messy greasy hair), but I was so eager to see her in it. I'm very happy with the quality of this set for the money! For the tutu, head band (the flower detaches for a plain barrette too), and foofy wand, it was $15 plus $5 shipping. Perfect for a Harvest Party or dress up!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Like It!--OH, and Check Out the Offer!!

I just got done painting this ACEO today. I really love the color combo in this one. Maybe it takes me back to my childhood where my parents ran a then Union 76 gas station and auto shop (colors blue and orange). I'd like to do something a bit larger in similar colors.

This ACEO should be listed sometime this week along with some larger paintings (and more ACEOs if I can get to them).

If there is anything you'd like to see, convo me here: http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=EmBoundArt

Any purchase in my http://www.emboundart.etsy.com/ store will entitle you to a discount of 20% off of one item in my EmBound jewelry store http://www.embound.etsy.com/. This offer will continue through Sunday September 13th.

If multiple items are purchases at EmBound, discount will be refunded from the highest priced one. Refund will be issued via Paypal.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Listings

Last night and today I've been listing like a mad woman. Here are a couple of MANY new listings using stippling and watercolor pencils. The painting above took 5 hours to complete, just to give you an idea of the attention it got.

I think the paintings look softer in person which is why I try to include a photo of the piece outside of the scanner. I've been on this bug kick and my husband was happy to see last week when I painted fish. I'd like to attempt some frogs and eventually animals.

My oldest son is so honest. He'll tell me what he thinks looks good and what looks "weird". These got the thumbs up from him and he's asked me not to sell them. Please take a moment and check out all my new listings at www.EmBoundArt.Etsy.com. I'm still waiting for my first sale in this store. Also visit my original EmBound store where I have quite a bit of hand crafted pure and sterling pieces at www.EmBound.Etsy.com or www.EmBound.net.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Finding My Style

Lately my niche has been using a stippling technique (thousands of tiny dots put together to create an image) to put my visions on paper then, sometimes, painting it. Stippling can also be seen in a couple of my Art Clay silver projects, albeit not much. This has been really hard on my eyes though. I've just got my new glasses prescription and still finding it a strain. I have such shaky hands so drawing alone hasn't been my thing. Anyway, I don't want to get stuck on butterflies and ladybugs forever but for now I'm having fun with it. Fall time will bring new inspiration I'm certain.

Here is a before and after painting from one of my projects. These paintings will be available in