Cheese Tray Auction!


My recycled, slumped wine bottle cheese tray with beaded canape set was finally auctioned yesterday, as I mentioned, for my son’s school. It sat at a $17 bid for a while – I was getting nervous. I had put an estimated value on it at $50 because I don’t know what the market is for these things. I made it all in the theme of the Great Event, Under The Sea, so I thought maybe I should have valued it higher, since it was specifically made for the auction. Yesterday was the last day, and YAHOO, it went for $110! I was so happy! I’m glad my donation to the school reached that amount of money, but I’m also glad for personal reasons! Sometimes, as an “artist”, it’s hard to put yourself out there!

New Things

In between driving to the zoo for Kid Science, laundry, yardwork and everything else yesterday, I spent some time making these new things! Copper pendants with washi paper and filled with resin. Three of them have some bling – flatback swarovski crystals. I really like them – I’m going to do some more soon! Here’s my question to you – which store should I put them in? The SueBeads etsy store is dedicated to beads, and the BellaHannahJane etsy store is dedicated to jewelry and pendants. But the BellaHannahJane store gets basically no business or traffic. I’d like people to be able to see these pendants and buy them. Do you have any suggestions for either which store, or what to do with the BellaHannahJane store? Thanks!

Something I Love

Do you get the Sundance Jewelry catalog? I do, and I love it! I save it for later, then when I have a minute, I sit down and go through it to see what they have that I covet! I don’t buy a lot of jewelry, because I can make it, but I never make anything for myself except earrings. I just love this bracelet. It’s called Heartbeat Bracelet; I love the coral, and I love the (what I’m guessing is) Hill Tribes heart that’s off center. I may just buy this for myself, for my birthday!

Sassy Brassy Beaded Bead

I love this new beaded bead I made! I was out last weekend, running the multitude of errands that always pile up, and I stopped at Michaels for the charms I put on the wine bottle cheese tray I made for my son’s school. While I was there, I picked up this vial of cool czech seed beads. I love the colors – perfect for fall, but also perfect for almost any metal you are using in your jewelry designs. The brass, copper, and silvery colors are really nice, and there’s the occasional purpley colored bead for interest! Fun! In my etsy store now!