Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Did I mention Christmas was here...almost literally now! 10 Days! The orders have been keeping me busy, can't complain really, but it's fun and satisfying to know the sales are pouring in. I've got some outstanding findings to make more wine corks with, and some really awesome knobs I got at Anthropologie (love that store!).
Expect more great things, but in the mean time I am finally finished with a pair of custom designed wedding bands. A his and hers "serendipity" style band made to represent the two hearts (or lines in this case) that become one. I think they turned out great!
I also got the hankering for some stone setting...made this pendant with Hematite and Sterling Silver. Almost reminds me of the Mexico style jewelry we used to see when we made our yearly trip across the border...(not anymore though, too dangerous!)
I love this ring! Saw a similar technique and had to try it. It's a moon crater inspired look, and really cool ring to wear! (Some of the steel shot from the tumbler got lodged inside and I can;t get it out...dang!)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
But it's all good, I have some really awesome and supportive fans that I can't thank enough for voting me into the final round. It was a close race, but hey, ya can't win 'em all! Maybe next time...
In other news I had to recently close my http://www.bwsilver.com/ due to many reasons, but mainly because I got way more traffic on my Etsy! I was lacking in sales on my personal website, and it was costing me way more money and effort than Etsy was.
I'm sad to see it go, but we could really use the extra $ for the holiday season...plus I can put the extra saved money towards new items and supplies for you! I think it will be ok, I didn't feel like it was as impressive as it should have been, and I'm definitely no expert when it comes to building a web page.
Alas, it's done-ski, but I've been blowing up in sales over at http://www.bwsilver.etsy.com/ so the holiday shopping & creating is in full swing in the Bw*SiLvEr studio (aka my garage).
Recently sold about 6 wine cork in about a 2 day period, along with some custom pendants and military service medallions....
Pics of those custom orders to come soon! But, in the mean time, enjoy some photos of our decked out Christmas tree in our new home! Husband even put up lights, LED of course...which I think we need more of...
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I'm TIED! Please leave a comment on this FABERUNA page saying you VOTE FOR BW*SILVER! My Sterling Shaker Ring is in the running and I'd love to win the big fat gift card they are offering.
Plus, one of my lucky fans will recieve a beautiful piece from Sea Glass Essentials as an award for your dedication & voting for me if I win! It's a Win-Win!
Voting goes until midnight tonight so please vote and pass it along! It's only takes a second!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Custom made for some friends of ours who are trying the knot over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Shes a Marine, he's a former Marine and they are totally in love with their Harley's! This biker couple is have been a great support to my jewelry making, so when it came time for wedding gifting (for one another) they each turned to me privately to make a special personalized gift.
Steampunk Style Biker Cufflinks for him...
(Made with watch gears)
Monday, November 22, 2010
Christmas budgeting? Everyone wants to give something special and nice, without the major price tag. These vertical Legacy Pendants are the perfect gift item for any mom, plus they don't break the bank.
Made with Argentium Sterling silver with hand stamped name or nickname. Swarovski birthstones are attached with Argentium silver wire and add a unique touch to each pendant.
At $18 a piece, these are a very affordable and meaningful gift idea!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Lest we forget those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. There have been so many since the ages of war, but today I'd like to remember and honor our dear friends who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Capt. Nicholas Bourgeois Capt. Brandon Barrett
A United States Marine!