Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shopping Relief

I was very honored to be part of the amazing DUST team when a fabulous store was opened to raise funds for the devastating floods recently in QLD, Australia. Naturally I jumped at the chance to donate a couple of items, and I can gladly say they both sold and are off to new homes :) Thank you to the lovely buyers for supporting such a great cause! I also bought a gorgeous fox screenprint donated by magicjelly and it is sooo beautiful, I love it.

The store has so far raised over $5000 with a mindblowing 400+ sales, all donated items, and 100% of proceeds going directly to charity!

Here is a pic of the Bottle Top Necklace and Owl Earrings I donated;

And here is the gorgeous fox print I bought;

Generously donated by magicjelly.etsy.com

There are still a HEAP of fabulous items, goto http://www.etsy.com/shop/AusDisasterRelief to do some shopping, whilst also supporting a worthy cause!! And if you need any inspiration, here are a few of the goodies up for grabs! (click on the image to go to the listing, or to go to the donator's shop click on their name)

Generously donated by rosieok.etsy.com

Generously donated by paperbyforgetmenot.etsy.com

Generously donated by milkwooddesign.etsy.com

Generously donated by shinyrabbit.etsy.com

Generously donated by wingbysea.etsy.com

Generously donated by littlemoandfriends.etsy.com

Theres never been a better time to buy handmade goods, because you also get to support a charity!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DIY Business Cards

I've had a few people I've met recently, who, when I've mentioned I make jewellery - ask if I have a business card, and unfortunately I haven't! D'oh! So realising I'm missing out on easy potential extra marketing, and not wanting to spend heaps of money geting some printed, I decided to DIY some. Using illustrator and publisher I made a fairly simple design based on my banner/logo with all the important info, and printed out a handful on photo paper. Being on photo paper they are not as thick as cardstock but they aren't too bad. I'll pop a few in my purse so I will never miss out again! I'll also send one out with each order too....

Also, some new things in store.. firstly here are some earrings....in purple and pink

and here is a new cameo brooch...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Awww-ward :)

I was very honoured to recieve a blog award from Mel from the lovely Crafty DIY Bride blog. Thank you Mel!

The rules for accepting this award are to:

1. Thank the person that awarded you
2. List 7 things about myself
3. Pass the award to 15 other stylish bloggers
4. Let those bloggers know

So firstly, again, Thank you heaps Mel - it was very sweet of you and I feel very honored!

Secondly, hmm.. 7 things about myself...

1. I have a 8 month old baby boy who is growing way too fast....
2. I drive a silver "family wagon"!!
3. I have been vegetarian for 13 years and counting
4. My starsign is Aries
5. I am obsessed with cameos
6. I have a bachelor degree in earth science
7. I love painting my nails

Thirdly, I have awarded the following 15 fabulous blogs... and let them know :)

Enjoy ;)

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Year, Time to Clear!

Happy New Year everyone, and as always - thank you for your ongoing support!!

It's time to say thank you to all my facebook likers, as I am holding a big clearance sale on Facebook, starting Thursday 13th January 2011 at 8pm. If you'd like to see what is up for grabs, head over to my facebook page and check out the clearance photo album!

There will be everything from rings, to brooches, necklaces and earrings.. all heavily reduced.

Don't miss out! It's a great chance to get some handmade jewellery bargains!