Tuesday, 13 April 2010
These are what I am buying today- I love all the beautiful designs and finishes, and I think these will be great and very useful for my customers who design their own jewellery . There are so many wonderful things to make with the filigree pieces, beads, wraps, fans, rings, earrings and brooches. Sue loves Victorian themes and she has a number of filigree pieces from jewellery designers she has found on Etsy, and they are tremendous works of art! I am buying in a few different finishes today, mainly brass ox,antique silver and gold. Time to start waiting for the postman!
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Sue has had her soaps listed on Dawanda for a couple of years and had more or less forgotten about it - it seemed to be so quiet and there was not a lot going on, compared to Etsy where she has really had some success. I thought I would try though as I am selling jewellery making supplies to craftspeople, and I think my beads will be of special interest to jewellery makers on sites like Dawanda. I listed some of my czech glass beads, a few mixes and several of the Kashmiri beads, and when I went back to add more I discovered I had sold 8 lots. So needless to say I will be sticking with Dawanda for the European market. I really do like using Dawanda too because the interface is clean and fairly simple- it looks great!
I am delighted with the new consignment of Kashmiri handmade beads that have just arrived from India, the quality of the beads is amazing, and they have been really well looked after-no scrapes or bumps, just perfect beads. I am happy to say that they are selling fast, and soon I will need to order again, adding more designs to the range on offer.
Each handmade bead is a unique work of art in itself, carefully made with polymer clay and resin, and incorporating tiny details, such as seed beads, brass and copper rings, tiny pieces of glass and metal, sequins or rhinestones. My favourite are the black and silver ones with a touch of turquoise, Sue loves the red flower beads. They are all very pretty beads and ideal for adding a bit of exotic luxury to your jewellery design.