Friday, November 30, 2007

Shout out!

Who is this monkey you say? When did Beads In The Belfry get into this? While I have been known to make a stuffie on occasion my skills are no match for the talented designer known as Strumpfkunst.

I wanted to send a shout out to this wonderful Etsy seller who helped me in my time of need. Out of the goodness of her heart, she helped me figure out how to use my domain name ( - you know you love it) to link to my Etsy shop!
She makes wonderful sock monkeys (and dogs and bunnies and monsters etc.) Please check out her wonderful store

And if you're feeling generous, I'm sure my son would love one of these! wink, wink. Just think! You won't have to worry about lead or anything if you get this for him!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

OK. So I love the new ring I made for myself.

So much so, that I'm going to sell it too. ;)

A Karen Hill Tribe Sterling Silver flower and one green aventurine "leaf" are wire wrapped onto a hand formed (by me!), heavy gauge sterling silver ring shank. The ring base has its own sterling silver leaf incorporated into the design.

Available for purchase here

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The rundown.

Hi people! Haven't been doing as much creating as I would like so I've got to get back in the lab! But this is just a little rundown on what I've been up to.

*I have been working on my photography skills (hence the first picture of this post. Isn't it awesome?!?!) lately. The items you see here are not for sale as they've already been sold! This was a custom order that I did. Don't you just love how that one bird has an eye?!?! I've got a couple more like that in the stash too. :)

*I've done two custom orders in the last week which I am happy about. :) Those can be really fun. One was the items above, the other was a remake of the Mind/Heart Pendant. I have one more to do that I know of. It is another For The Bird Series set very much like the one above. The thing with the birds is that it is very difficult to find two, let alone three that match so it is kind of a crazy but fun challenge. :)

What else have I been up to... Oh! I submitted a pic of the Holly Holiday Tree to the Moo Holiday Card Competition. I've also joined Flickr to get myself out and about some more. Lots of links in this post. Lol.

I've sent a few tree pendants off to a consignment shop that has a physical store as well as a web presence. I'll post those pics up later. The shop owner said that she put them out in the store yesterday and they are already getting compliments. Woohoo! I'm excited about this new opportunity!

I have a new design that I'm working out in my head. Can't wait to get it down in wire. Also going to be organic baby!

I'm going to start tackling earrings in a more serious fashion.

But today, I'm going to make myself a ring. Because I haven't made anything for myself in a really long time. A long time being...a week. lol. I'll DEFINITELY post that up (if it goes well. lol.)


Friday, November 23, 2007

The Money Tree

Hi all! Happy day after Thanksgiving! I've been back in the lab a bit working on some items. Here we have the Money Tree :)

Money doesn't grown on trees. Oh but if it did, I think this would be the one!

Sterling silver trunk, branches and frame hold green aventurine leaves.

Virtually all of my tree pendants can be worn either way.

This tree stands a smidge over 1 in tall x 1 in wide. Available for purchase here.

This listing is for a pendant only. If you are looking for a chain for this pendant, look no further than the chain section of my shop. :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

New banner

Hey look up! You may have noticed some changes on my blog (besides the lack of posts in the recent past. ;))
What I'm talking about is my fresh new banner designed just for me by my new best friend, Kieu! Thanks Kieu!

Check out her site here:

She has tons of fun items!

Holly Holiday Tree Pendant

Ode to the humble holly plant! This vivid red pendant is perfect for the holidays or any other time of year!

Sterling silver trunk, branches and frame hold coral and carnelian leaves.

Virtually all of my tree pendants can be worn either way. This fella has been sold.

This tree stands 1 in tall x 1.5 in wide.

This listing can be purchased as a necklace OR a pendant alone! See my store for more details.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Chipper, Chirpy Birdie Earrings

Who doesn't need a pair of birdies chirping in their ears all day? Never fear, these guys are the silent type. I finally got around to making some earrings. Actually, this is the second pair. My mom is scooping up the first. hee hee

These little fellas are available for purchase in my Etsy shop here.

The matching pendant has been sold!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Customer Testimonial

It arrived and it is lovely! Thank you so very much! I hope to do business with you again.

I was recently commissioned to recreate the Pearly Tree Pendant. I couldn't very well make it exactly the same (where would be the fun in that?) as I state in my policies. But I made it close enough. Above is what the customer had to say upon its arrival.