Thursday, November 29, 2012

Treasury Thursday: A Little Holiday Sparkle

"Stardust" Wire Wrapped Goldstone Necklace Set

I finished this goldstone necklace 2 weeks ago and listed it this week... it inspired this week's trasury, "A Little Holiday Sparkle", full of shimmering, sparkling blues and golds.  As it turns out the necklace wouldn't really fit with the colors I picked... but I really love the shimmery eye candy I picked :)

Merry holidays, and keep calm and sparkle on!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Treasury Thursday - Just for Today

Modern Buddha Artwork Meditation Print by Ancient Artizen on Etsy

It's been about three years since I took my Reiki I course and for some reason, today, the Reiki principles are really resonating with me:

Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Express gratitude for all your blessings: for food, for family, for friends, for fresh air.
Earn your living honestly.
Show kindness toward every living thing.

I really like the "Just for today" part.  If we can focus on living in the now and not worrying about what might happen tomorrow, how much better might we feel?

So, I made a Just for Today Treasury on Etsy.  See if you find some inner peace while browsing... I thought maybe you and I could both use it as the holiday season approaches ;)


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shinies! Colors!

Anodized aluminum color sampler
I've been in the process of getting my website updated with current listings and different options.  Eventually I want to have a section where you can choose from options and build your own designs.

My ring suppliers, primarily C&T Designs but also The Ring Lord, have been coming out with some great new anodized aluminum colors, and square aluminum rings are also becoming available (like Sky, above).  Because there are so many more colors available I wanted to make something that had all the available colors on it.  Since not all colors are available in all ring sizes I had to vary the weave a little, but I think you get the idea.  Please note that all the purples, from violet to purple, are much more blue in this picture than they are in person . Violet looks more fuschia.

Etsy now has a great drop-down options feature menu, which I plan to utilize so that you can pick your colors right on the screen when you order.  This is SUCH a handy feature for custom creations!  I'll be updating my custom listings in the near future.

Now it's really easy for you the customer to design something that's absolutely perfect for someone on your list, or for you.  I hope to keep up the website with what options are available for which pieces... still figuring out the best way to do that.

I'm such a sucker for color, and I'm so excited by all these options.  Even better, the new ring styles are, for the most part, SUPER SHINY!  *hoards*

Friday, November 2, 2012

Treasury Thursday: May the Force Be With You

Getting back in the swing of blogging is easy with a treasury.  I'm a nerd, and the big news this week is that Lucasarts has been sold to Disney.  Not sure how I feel about that... I don't want to see Donald Duck in a Stormtrooper costume, but it seems inevitable.  On the other hand, they did a bangup job with Avengers so all I have to say is.... Joss Whedon.  He'd probably do a better job with Star Wars than Lucas has of late.

Without further adieu, I present to you my May the Force Be With You treasury!