Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's That Time of the Year Again!

Special thanks to Nikki, for sharing her wonderful wedding photos! Here she is, wearing the Grainne choker and circlet, from this past spring, 2009.

All of the wedding orders are finally caught up and complete, right in time for the Halloween shopping season! Thank you, ladies, for working with me and being so patient as we picked out designs together. I really hope you and your bridesmaids look fabulous on your wedding day!

The air is starting to get cooler, and the apples on the tree in our backyard are baseball-sized from all of the summer's dousings of rain. Mister Rogers, our neighborhood juvenile red-shouldered hawk, seems to have flown the coop to find a new nest, and in his place, we've been visited recently by a flock of turkeys - 3 of the poults (chicks) even hopped the fence to wander around where we'll eventually be putting our garden.

The baseball season is slowly winding down, too. The Norwich-based Connecticut Defenders are currently in playoffs with the Akron (Ohio) Aeros, down 1 game in the series (soon to be 2, according to the game's audio in the background), and then they're away to Ohio for the rest of the series. Good luck, guys... we'll miss you. If you're not into minor league baseball, the Defenders (formerly the Norwich Navigators, farm team for the San Francisco Giants) play at Dodd Stadium - which was less than 1/4 a mile from where we used to live. They are going to be moving at the end of this season, and there's still no word on which AA team is being brought in to help fill those seats.

But enough about baseball....

Besides crafting commissioned wedding jewelry, I've been slipping a few new items in here and there in my Artfire shop, and my Etsy shop. There's been some inspiration for new jewelry, as you've seen already in the previous post's circlet. Although I'll be taking a brief break to work on another SCA scroll, I will be accepting custom orders for another queue after this, with work slated to start up again on 10-4-09.

Meanwhile... new stuff! Planned for the October shop listings, you'll see....

* Halloween themed belled anklets
* Pins!
* Fall themed hair sticks
* Bodice jewelry
* More circlets

Photos etc. will be coming up soon.

As for upcoming sales..... ;)

All sales from my Artfire shop for the remainder of this month will be offered with Free First Class Shipping. (Shipping fees will be refunded via PayPal). Just mention this blog posting!

Thanks, and I'll see everyone back here soon!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sale! Celebrating 3 Years on Etsy!

The above circlet was created as a custom order for one of my recent bridal orders (best wishes, Michelle!). I'm considering creating a special Halloween one and may offer these as a new line in my shop, if there's enough demand!

Because I felt like it, and because it's Labor Day weekend, and, I've been on Etsy for 3 years as of Sunday, September 6th....

Everything in my shops, BOTH Etsy and Artfire, is offered with free first class shipping to wherever I ship to (US, Europe, Canada). This sale begins today, 9-4-09, and ends at 11:00pm EST on Tuesday, 9-8-09.

So that should give everyone plenty of time to go enjoy the last of the summer here in the U.S., and then come back to shop for Halloween, masquerade parties, Fall weddings, and plenty of other fun occasions to wear pretty shiny things at.

Shipping will be refunded by PayPal. As usual, to all my International customers, I only accept PayPal; US customers may pay via PayPal, credit card (via ProPay), personal check, and money order.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. :)