Friday, November 27, 2009

Fun with Polymer Clay

Well, lately I've been trying my hand at something new -- polymer clay. My first several batches burned rather quickly, but once I got my hands on an oven thermometer, I was all right. Polymer clay is a lot of fun! I love being able to make my own beads and pendants and create my own colors and designs.

Originally I wanted to make keychains using French beaded flowers, which were beautiful, but very time consuming and delicate, so they didn't ship well or handle well for daily use. But polymer clay, when baked, is much hardier, much more versatile, and much quicker to create with.

So I started making what I call key keepers -- beautiful polymer clay pendants on beaded leather cords that fasten around the handle of your bag or purse so that you always know where your keys are. Brilliant, right? :) I'm always losing my keys -- in my purse, in the house, in the car -- anywhere it's possible to lose your keys, I've done it. But of course since I've been making them, I've been selling them so fast that I don't have one yet! I guess I chose the perfect time to fall in love with polymer clay because at $10, they make perfect Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers! :) Even though they're only available in my shop in the star shape, I'm having so much fun creating different shapes and color combinations, they'll be around long after the holidays! :)

Be blessed!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Open House coming soon!

I'm so excited for the Christmas Open House, sponsored by Audrey's Country Crafts! There are 13 shops participating, including Heavenly Creations, and we're all having great promos. There's also a giveaway from each of the 13 shops, so you have 13 chances to win! All the details will be available on Audrey's blog starting November 15th!

My giveaway is this beautiful red jasper and pearl bracelet perfect for the holidays or anytime! The perfect adornment to accompany your classic pearls with a dash of holiday flair. Sparkling crystal and sterling silver embellish the classic beauty of pearls with a hint of color.

And check my shop often because I'm working feverishly to get my shop ready for the open house and holiday shopping. I've got some great stuff coming! Also, if you're in the Pittsburgh area, check out Blossoms of Verona on Allegheny River Blvd for my sterling silver and 14K gold jewelry available there. It's truly exquisite

Be blessed!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Grand Re-Opening!

I'm am so excited for the Grand Re-Opening of Blossoms of Verona! I delivered my first batch of sterling silver jewelry last week, and I'm working feverishly to get my gold jewelry done so I can deliver it by Thursday. The Grand Re-Opening is on Saturday, November 14th all day, and they've got prizes planned for every hour, so if you're in the Pittsburgh area, stop by and check it out! They're at 733 Allegheny River Blvd, in Verona, PA.

I've also got an online open house coming up, from November 15th through the 30th. Check out the other Etsy shops that're participating at Audrey's Country Crafts. Or you can click on the Christmas Open House button on the right side of my blog! I'll be giving away a beautiful flower key chain with every purchase of $15 or more, and each shop is donating an item for a big give away! Check back for more info, because you don't want to miss this!

Be blessed!