Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Promotions!

Wow, I can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week! This year has gone so quickly! In honor of my first Holiday Season on Etsy, I have really been working on how to gift wrap items! I have settled on a golden caramel colored ribbon with white boxes. I felt like that color worked well for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, without being too overtly Christmas-y. (Not to mention it is very similar to my favorite color goldenrod!) Inside the box I used brown recycled shredded paper to create a bed for my jewelry. I made new cards with my logo stamped on them to display the jewelry inside. (Pictures will be posted later today!) I'm pretty excited about all of this, but hey, you need to enjoy the little things, right?

Tomorrow check my shop for some new items! I have at least 4 items to post for saturday! I had bought some excellent vintage raw brass chain with the most wonderful warm reddish hue. I think that brass is my favorite metal -- it develops a gorgeous patina, is very versatile, and keeps costs low!

As a thank you for visiting my blog, mention the Promo Code "GOLDENROD" in the message to the seller portion of your purchase, and I will refund 20% off your order! (Good through December 2009.)

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Feline Photoshoot

This weekend I was taking photos of my soon to be listed new items, and my kitten Captain Jack decided he would like to partake in the fun. So I thought I would share some of the photos, because he was being too photogenic to keep them all to myself. This way you can get a little preview of these adorable new earrings that will be listed later this week too! (Sorry they're a bit blurry, but this picture was too cute.)

The little captain seems very interested in jewelry making. I should make him my apprentice. As soon as he sprouts some opposable thumbs...

Now he is peering down at me setting up my shot. (I am crouched next to our sliding glass doors to get some light.) There's our other cat Whiskers, in the background. She is apparently too cool to be excited about jewelry from the unenthusiastic look she is giving me.

Here's the last one. At this point, I am focusing more on the cuteness of El Capitan here, than my jewelry. I'm easily distracted by a cute kitty, it's true. I can't tell you how much time has been lost browsing page after page of lolcats!