the mail arrives and with it comes a new challenge!
The adorable and super talented Carmi Cimicata (Toronto, Canada) asked me to participate in another of her wonderful jewelry blog hops...who can refuse!
She represents the James Bead Corp, one of Canadas largest jewelry importers.
The package she sent came with a brass cuff, a scissor for cutting leather and this fantastic new and exciting product called Second Skin which are fish scales. I hadn't even opened the package yet and I was palpitating !!
It's a new material that's perfect for making bracelets, necklaces, earrings or whatever you envision that needs texture. It's naturally hand dyed and comes in a ton of colors. It also comes in suede or leather.
DAMN IT'S COOL !!!
I need to get to work soon on it.
Now, speaking of work....been very busy making jewelry. You're probably bored with it already...too bad..it's my passion...get over it !
Over there on my ETSY site are a few new things. You know how affordable everything is...you may have been there before. Unfortunately the prices to ship overseas have gone up horribly, like overnight, so I did have to raise the shipping costs for EU, but the jewelry is still the same...affordable !!
I like to use componants that come from really wonderful jewelry people...like Vintaj, NUNN Design, Kabela Design and folks like that. I use really good beads that I find at jewelry shows...and my favorite twisted crimps, which are so much prettier than standard crimps.
YOU GET A LOT OF BANG (or is it bling) FOR THE BUCK
I'm hopping off now for a sushi lunch and then it's back to my new goodies !!
YOU....should go shopping !!!