29 June 2014

packaging is an art of its own....

I think beautiful packaging is just as important as the special item inside, so I have been researching artistic approaches for packaging.  Here are some of my favourite inspiration finds...

Love the combo of colours, string and flourishes:


Beautiful sleeves:


Fab stickers by Turquoise Eye:


Pretty tags:


Fabric covered:



That was the easy bit, now I need to put my research to good use....  :)

Lucy x


12 May 2014

rubber stamp and thank you Turquoise Eye :)


I was really excited to receive my custom made rubber stamp from blade rubber stamps .... I am very pleased with how the finer details have come out so well :) Now I can add an extra special touch to my parcels ...




Also, I would like to say a huge thank you to Joanne from Turquoise Eye for her shout out on Facebook - because of this I have received a lovely set of new likers :) This made me so happy :)

You might want to check out Joanne's beautiful intricately hand painted jewellery on her Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/TurquoiseEyeJoanne - or her etsy store - http://www.etsy.com/shop/turquoiseeye.

Lucy x

4 May 2014

starting with etsy and want some free listings??


I have just discovered that you can earn free listings on etsy if you invite a friend to sign up ... and then that friend also gets 40 free listings!!! (one listing costs $0.20, so this offer is worth $8!)

Here is the screenshot of the page that promoted this:



So, if you are thinking of starting an etsy shop use the link below for your sign up - if you do this you will get 40 free listings (and so will I!) yey!!

http://etsy.me/1s7w8yX

lucy :)

1 May 2014

spring hippie boho bracelets :)

I was having a lot of fun photographing some of my latest bracelets.... usually I picture them one by one for my folksy or etsy store, but I got quite excited by the bohemian look created when they were combined.....



Only trouble is, now I want to keep them _all_!!

:)

Lucy x

11 April 2014

dipping my toes into etsy ....

I have been wanting to do this for a while, and now I have finally found the time to open my wonderful etsy store ....


I was blown away by receiving 3 likes in the first hour of opening - I am taking this as a sign of great things to come!! 

So far I am really impressed with etsy - it was easy to set up shop, the shop dashboard is great, as are the real time stats, and I love how you can link to social media like facebook...

I am currently playing with the tags to try to find words or combinations of words that will help get my items higher up in search results - so far I am not having much luck with this .... I will let you know if I find the secret to success :)

Have a great day

Lucy xxx

4 January 2014

request for rings of saturn....

I was really excited to have a request to make a bracelet inspired by the rings around saturn using purple coloured stones..... 


I did a little research and decided that I should use a double wire design and stones of various sizes to emulate the irregular rocks in saturn's rings. I used amethyst chips and mother of pearl coins to form focal points, and between these I put small amethyst, peridot and silver beads to represent cosmic dust and larger clear and purple Swarovski crystals to add an otherworldly sparkle! Finished off with a sterling silver chain and star :) x



I deliberately went for an irregular design, but I spaced the larger stones quite evenly to still retain balance along the bracelet...


This bracelet has quite a mixture of gemstones, each bringing their own special attributes:

Mother of Pearl provides protection and relief from stress. Mother of Pearl harnesses the gentle healing power of the sea and soothes our emotions, allowing them to become more balanced. Mother of Pearl is a first anniversary gemstone.

Amethyst is a protective stone associated with increased nobility, spiritual awareness, meditative and psychic abilities, inner peace and healing. Amethyst is thought to transform negative energy, bring an understanding of death and rebirth, promote an altered state of consciousness and relieve stress. Amethyst is considered one of the most important and powerful stones and is the birth stone for February.

Peridot is a healing stone, and it brings renewal and purification. It also promotes relaxation and sharpens intuition. Peridot is a 16th Anniversary gemstone and it is a birth stone for August.


Lucy x

3 January 2014

I hope they like them....

This Christmas I was very excited! - I had quite a few sales over the last month, presumably for gifts, and so I spent Christmas day wishing I could watch all of my parcels being unwrapped and worn for the first time :) It is so exciting to think that my creations have arrived at their new homes, and I so much hope they bring as much joy to their new owners as they gave me when I made them...

Here are some of my recently fledged pieces....


Chrysocolla and Quartz Necklace
Agate with Pearl, Swarovski Crystals and Silver

Citrine Gems with Swarovski Crystals Earrings
Pearl, Coral and Mother of Pearl Necklace
:) Lucy x
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