Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mother's Day Auction, May 5th

Handmadeology teams up with Tophatter for a Mother's Day auction, live on May 5th!
If you haven't checked out Tophatter yet, it's a live auction site, where you gather in a room with other bidders and bid on jewelry, art and other great items right there, on the spot, with all the excitement of a real auction!!

It's totally addicting, so enter at your own risk!  :)
But I have to say, I've found some amazing items there at great prices!
To join the auction, you have to sign up as a member of Tophatter, then RSVP to this event on May 5th..

mother's day live auction

Email me if you have any questions or need help,
Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wow, where do I begin???  I've been engrossed in all sorts of jewelry stuff for the last few weeks.  I'm lovin' it, but the hours and days just slip by!!!

A few updates...
  • More gorgeous beads!!! I just received a few wonderful briolettes, in peach & pink chalcedony, mystic green quartz, green apatite and rubellite quartz. I don't have many of these, so these jewelry pieces will be very limited and very special!

  • And I couldn't stop there, I ordered more gorgeous gemstones due any day now!  I figured  if I have to miss the upcoming gem and jewelry show next weekend because I'm too pregnant to walk around, I better order some through the mail to make me feel better.
  • I also have some more sterling silver wire coming so I can do a lot more wire wrapping.
  • I've been posting a bunch of jewelry to my Etsy store. Check it out at
  • More jewelry photo shoots!!  This pendant is called Malaysia and can be seen at my Etsy store or website. I hand cut metal sheet into an oval pendant shape, filed the edges smooth and hammered it for a lot of texture. Then I added a rich patina to the pendant, hung a couple chain danglies and a copper and sterling silver charm, on a gunmetal chain.

  • The studio relocation (from the new baby's room to the office) will be complete this weekend. (So will some much-needed housekeeping!!!)
  • I've been updating my website and my database so that inventory is perfect!!
  • I've also discovered Tophatter, an online auction site. Nothing like ebay! Users gather in an auction room and bid right there on the spot. There's plenty of socializing and plenty of cool things! I'll elaborate more in another blog post. But if you'd like an invitation, email me at for one!
Okay, that's enough for now!  Gotta get back to it all!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My most recent gemstone purchases are smaller, daintier gemstones, mostly faceted briolettes and some tiny rondelles. Although I say these are my most recent purchases, they've been in my studio for a while! Maybe it's been my brain trying to figure out just the right designs to make with them so I don't waste them! Especially since I have a limited quantity of quite a few of these. 

But in the last couple weeks I've created a few new necklaces with these gems. One of which, Dancing with Dryads, is now seen in my banner for my blog and website. 

My 2nd one is pictured here. I bought these swirly smoky blue pietersite briolettes at the last Gem & Jewelry Show in Rosemont that I attended... had to have 'em! And now they debut in this necklace, Spirit of the Sea.

Added a few other smoky blue stones... kyanite, sodalite and some deep metallic blue Swarovski crystals... wire-wrapped them all together with a nice dangly pendant cluster, and I MUST have one of these for myself!!  :)

You can find this necklace on my website here.