Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Moving forward in all things great!

Well, our house inspection is complete! Everything pretty much came back A-Ok on the house, with the exception of the Radon test. The sellers will have to install a Mitigation system from the basement to filter out the ground gases. There are just some minor "house repairs" that we will handle on our own (reconnect a down spout, install a cover plate for an outlet, etc). So, we are still on schedule for moving into the new house by the end of the month! Yay! I'm so excited to finally have a HUGE work area for all my crafting habits! 

BJ and I were supposed to do a show in Brielle NJ this month. However, due to Hurricane Hanna it was cancelled. :( No rain date, and no refund. A little upset about that. However, we do have tons of new stock for our web store! Here are a few beauties that we were bringing to the show, but have now listed on line instead! 

Autumn Leaves Necklace:  $45.00

Autumn Leaves necklace
This piece my fiance made with a beautiful carved stone leave, and matched it with carnelian stone, goldstone, unakite, swarovski crystals, and glass. The piece is finished with a leaf toggle clasp. I think this piece is just stunningly beautiful. He truly has an eye for color combination, and is really proud of this piece. 

Fancy Girl Necklace:  $55.00

Fancy Girl necklace

This piece is so fun and funky. I took grey and orange blister pearls (dyed), and combined them with orange and purple glass brios, smokey quartz crystal, coral nuggets, and swarovski crystals. I LOVE how this came out. It reminds me of late fall when the leaves are scattered all over the ground, and the air is cool, and crisp. 

Oh Josephine bracelet:  $30.00

Oh Josephine bracelet

This piece was also made by my fiance. He's used beautiful glass dagger beads, foil lined pink seed beads, and dangled two facet cut heart Chalcedony stones to dangle from the wire ends. Bracelet is made from memory wire for easy wear. This piece is so flirty and fun, what girl wouldn't love it? 

Aside from making jewelry - I've also been working on some decorative art. I painted this on a paper craft bag for some lucky trick or treater!  Hand painted decorative Halloween bag:  $6.00

Trick or Treat Halloween bag

Hand Painted pumpkin photo album (leather): $12.00

Hand painted pumpkin photo album

Now, as always, there are MANY Etsian artists that I just absolutely adore. Here are some items that I've come across that I feel need a little spot light!

Lotus Tomato pincushion by www.sushipie.etsy.com - this pin cusion is just *too cute*. Such great hand made quality, and I just love the colors:

Lotus Tomato Pincushion

Pretty Girl Rose Blossom necklace by www.theluckyrose.etsy.com - this is absolutely stunning. This has been formed from clay, and mounted to hang from a chain. The artist of these beautiful roses truly has a gift - they look like once live roses that have been cast in glass. 

These earrings I purchased from www.kerrihale.etsy.com and she is an AMAZING artist. These earrings are so gorgeous, the picture does not do them justice. I asked Kerri for a pair of earrings for my up coming wedding - and she accommodated and made me these beauties. If you are in the market for high quality sterling and gemstone, fancy and sophisticated jewelry - Kerri will amaze you with her talents! 

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