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Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Finished!!!

I am so pleased with my latest project, and here is a picture as promised. I'm so excited for Autumn, and this is my own personal little ode! I will be listing it in my etsy shop shortly (petalcove.etsy.com), I must admit I'm a little reluctant to let this one go! I have a few other very new lovelies that are just about ready as well, and I am very pleased with the results!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Newest Project

Sometimes I find inspiration in unexpected places. Today I found it in the Sunday Newspaper! Sipping a hot coffee, browsing the various ads and coupons, I came across this photo from Joann's weekly flyer:

















Check out that sunflower in the middle of the centerpiece! I took one look at that, dropped my coffee and bolted to my studio. I knew instantly I wanted to create a piece with some unusual texture and rich earth tones, using that sunflower as my inspiration.

I am still working on my sunflower. Here is a quick pic from my cellphone to give you an idea of it so far (the battery on my real camera died). I'll post up some better pictures as soon as I'm finished with this:
















I'm thinking necklace or brooch. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pinterest!!!

If you have an Etsy shop, and are familiar with Etsy shop stats, you'll know you can click there and find out where your views are coming from. I love to check this feature out every once in a while, as I am often pleasantly surprised! This happened yesterday!

It said I had views coming from Pinterest. Pinterest? I hadn't heard of it, but I checked it out and I love it! It's basically a virtual pin-board where you can pin and share all the things that interest you, and it is filled with amazing eye candy!

To see that some sweet gals had taken the time to pin my shop, and also special items from my shop was a huge compliment! I am so flattered! Some of my items were posted in craft ideas, and I am thrilled that my items are inspiring people to get crafty!

If you haven't been to Pinterest, check it out! And while you're there, stop by and browse the gorgeous pin-board collections by a gal named Heather Grus, such as this one where she featured some of my jewelry:


http://pinterest.com/mrsjanis83/glamour-time/

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