Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thanks to a Fellow Etsian

Hope everyone is having a great weekend...

Thanks to Monkee Baby Creations for featuring my Three Circles Necklace on her blog. Here's a photo of the necklace:

Here's a link to her blog:

Monkee supports her fellow Etsians by featuring our items everyday (or every other day) on her blog. She selects a color/theme and then posts what she's looking for on the Etsy Forums under the Promotions section. I encourage all of you to check out her blog and post some of your items depending on what the theme is for the day. I think tomorrow's theme is polka dots. This is a really nice thing you are doing, Monkee, and thank you again!

I posted a few new coiled wire items in my Etsy Shop so check them out if you get the chance: The photos really don't do these pieces justice. I continue to work on my photography skills!

Well, that's all I have for this beautiful Sunday evening. Hope everyone has a great week!

Until later...

Beth (AKA Battina 68)

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Years Resolution: Learn New Jewelry Design Techniques

Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year! I generally don't make New Year's resolutions but this year I felt the need to especially when it comes to learning new techniques in jewelry design. New to me that is. I was in my local bead shop the other day and saw one of those coiling gizmos. It was on sale so I figured why not buy it and see if it actually works. While I was there, I also bought some metal beads and findings. I love metal and look forward to the day I start learning how to make my own metal pieces. Anyway, I went home and tried the coiling gizmo and was pretty happy with what I made. I combined one of the coiled pieces with one of the metal pieces I bought at the bead shop and added some wire and came up with a new necklace design for my Etsy shop. I haven't uploaded it to my shop yet because I need to take a better photo. However, I think it's good enough to show you here. The photo is a bit blurry but you should still get an idea of what my new design looks like.

I love it so much that I decided to add a new collection to my shop that will feature items made with coiled wire and metal beads and pieces. I'm so excited. It's fun to learn new things! Feel free to let me know what you think.

Until later..

Beth (AKA Battina 68)