Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Rush Sale!

"Eleanor" Necklace, with matched earrings sold separately, in my Etsy shop.

If you're preparing for a 12th Night event, Christmas ball, or even looking to treat yourself or your sweetheart to a little sparkling something before the rush for the holidays is over, the Holiday Rush sale continues onward in my shop to help clear out some overstock, and save you a pretty penny.

From now until December 21, 2010 (11pm Eastern), all items currently in my shop are listed at 15% off!

Just go to, for a look inside... Hair sticks, tudor jewelry, renaissance jewelry, belled anklets (especially useful for tracking those little elves), earrings, painted pins, and more!

Additionally, if you're a returning customer, yes, you can use your preferred customer discount of 10% off any one item, to receive a combined discount of 25% off!
No, really, I'm not kidding. This is my little way of saying "thank you" and giving a little back for the holidays, and also a huge thanks for helping me clean out some excess sparkling inventory.

A Word About Custom Orders:

Custom orders have been rolling in, too, however, at this time, my schedule is solidly booked until the 15th of January, with labor on any custom orders to start as of January 16, 2011. The sale does not apply to custom orders, however, I am willing to extend a 10% discount on custom orders placed now, to be started between January 16 and February 16, 2010. Once the "grace period" expires, so does the 10% discount, so if you see something in my sold items that you'd wanted, but missed out on, please contact me soon for this limited-time offer. Especially if you are planning a large order for a bridal or formal occasion (including proms!).

Thank you all so much, and please keep those photos of each of you wearing my jewelry coming in!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale Week!

Goldplate over brass / aqua glass stone "Violet" choker, available at my Etsy Shop!

The Holiday Sale continues today, Cyber Monday, and for the rest of the week until Thursday, December 2, 2010, all items in my shop are marked down $3.00 each.

For those shoppers who might be curious, the Preferred Customer discount (10% off any one item on your third visit to my shop) is still valid, and can be combined with each sale going on in my shop, as a little extra "Thank you" for your frequent patronage.

Happy Shopping to All!

Friday, November 26, 2010

BLACK FRIDAY SALE: Painted Pins, Renaissance Jewelry, and More!

"Violet" choker, emerald green glass and antique gold plating over brass, available now in my Etsy shop!

The sale is on!
Items are already selling in my Etsy shop, at 20% off until 10:00 AM Eastern, and 15% off from 11:00 AM today until midnight Eastern time, Saturday November 27, 2010.

Thank you to each of my wonderful customers and fans for bearing with me through some technical difficulties, and I look forward to tomorrow's trip to the post office to ship your purchases out!

More sale information is in the previous post (I had to cut short the 20% sale due to technical issues with an application, but if you make a purchase between 10:01am EST and 10:59am EST, I will still honor that 20% off sale, and will refund you the 20% via PayPal once payment has cleared).

May you all have a great Black Friday, and Happy Shopping, everyone!

--Beth / Archeress

Friday, November 19, 2010

Black Friday and Holiday Sales are Coming!

"Rose 3" Rare AB emerald green glass stone choker, available in my Etsy Shop!

That's right. Sales. As in, more than one....

Shoppers visiting my Etsy shop between the hours of 6:00AM Eastern and 10:00AM Eastern on Friday, November 26, 2010, will be treated to 20% OFF EVERYTHING in my shop.
Yes. Everything. Seriously. If it's not in my shop, well... someone else probably got to it first.
So that's

FROM: November 26, 2010 6:00AM Eastern
TO: November 26, 2010 10:00AM Eastern
SALE: 20% Off All Items

Maybe you need a little more time to make your morning coffee before hopping online to take advantage of Black Friday specials on Etsy. Well... not to worry. From 11:00AM Eastern on Friday, November 26, 2010, to 12:00AM on Saturday, November 27, the Black Friday sale resumes, at 15% off everything in my shop.

FROM: November 26, 2010 10:00AM Eastern
TO: November 27, 2010 12:00AM Eastern
SALE: 15% Off All Items

If you have to run out for morning doorbuster specials at the local retail store, or are across on the other side of the world and unable to browse the shop on Friday November 26, have no fear. There will be *another* sale after this!

FROM: November 27, 2010 12:00 AM Eastern
TO: December 2, 2010 11:00 PM Eastern
SALE: $3.00 off all items!

But wait.... There's more!

I will be away on vacation from December 4 through December 11, 2010, but will return on December 12 - in time for one last sale before Christmas. The HOLIDAY RUSH SALE begins on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at 12:00 AM Eastern, and concludes on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM. Be aware of your payment methods; I would hate to hold up delivery if a payment is not processing through at a reasonable pace, and while I am open to shipping via USPS Express Mail by this point at their rates, I prefer to keep my shipping cheap by sticking to regular USPS First Class Mail, which takes a little longer, but is worth the wait!

So, to sum this one up:

FROM: December 12, 2010 12:00AM Eastern
TO: December 21, 2010 11:00PM Eastern
SALE: 15% Off All Items

Please note - by "all items in my shop" I really do mean "all items in my shop". So if it's not there, and you ask for a custom piece at the discounted price, I am truly sorry, but the sales all apply to existing inventory only. Custom orders may not be available until well after the holidays, depending on your needs and my availability, so please don't be afraid to ask, but I cannot promise custom work before the holidays due to my own personal schedule. Thanks for understanding!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Jessica II style choker, available at my Etsy shop!

As Halloween approaches, shopping season has picked up again with the hunt for costume jewelry fitting for fine Halloween costumes and late season faire and SCA garb (it's never too late to shop for 12th Night adornments!)

Here is the October schedule of upcoming sales at my Etsy shop, Archeress Arts (seller i.d. archeress on Etsy):

October 10 - October 17, 2010 -- 10-10-2010 Sale!
All items, 10% off.

October 19, 2010 - 7pm EST until midnight EST - MIDNIGHT MADNESS
$5.00 off all items for just a few hours.

October 24, 25, 26 - HALLOWEEN RUSH
$3.00 off all items, but no guarantee of postal service arriving in time for Halloween (ask me if you need Priority mail or expedited shipping, please!).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Last year, I sold a Rose set in silvertone and red to one of my customers, Odette Kuhn.
Today, I cannot thank her enough, for submitting her set to Auxilliary Magazine for a photo shoot by Laura Dark Photography featured on page 7 of the October edition of Auxilliary Magazine.

'Dette - You totally rock! Thank you! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Just a reminder - the Midnight Madness sale in my shop is tonight, from 7pm EST to Midnight, EST!

Some of the already on-sale items will be reduced further, only for those few hours, after which, the regular Pennsic Sale will continue until the end of the day this Saturday, August 14, 2010.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Midnight Madness and Team Treasury!


There...Now that I have your attention...

By now, several of my friends have hit the phase of what is commonly known as "Pennsic Panic". Last-minute garb to be sewn, camp projects to be completed, and the usual runs to the nearest camping goods store to pick up enough stuff to last for a week of camping with 10,000 friends from across the globe.

This year is the 39th annual Pennsic War, and I'm not going. Which is rather disappointing, but then, after having changed jobs in April, I am saving my pennies for an unpaid vacation in December, and will have the time again in August 2011, for Pennsic 40. So as my friends are enjoying campfires at night, shopping, classes, and martial activities during the day - and more shopping and socializing at night, I'll be hosting a SALE at my shop, for those interested in stopping by to browse some shiny stuff.

While I can't afford to merchant at Pennsic at this time (and would prefer to be participating as well), I am more than happy to host a sale during War Week (August 7 through August 14, 2010) ~ with extra discounts happening at about 7pm EST, August 11th, 2010, until Midnight that evening. During those 5 hours, you'll find a few items in my shop marked down by 15%!
(Sorry, preferred customer discount does not apply during the Midnight Madness part of the sale - but you'll still find some REALLY good prices on select pieces).

So, if your purse strings and wallets are tight, and you're looking for a little swag while everyone's off packing the stalls at Pennsic, please drop in at Mystic Mail, or your nearest laptop or computer, and visit my online shop during that week for a very special sale.

And now, a little team boost....

Here's a team treasury for the SCAEtsy team, featuring some of our work, as well as some work of our fellow Etsians. This treasury takes us all back to renaissance Italy - and the intrigue, splendor, and luxuriousness of the famed di Medici family.

Please go ahead and click on the photo to be transported to our treasury, and click on listings and comment to help keep this particular treasury popular. Thanks!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Earring Sale, and Great Northeastern War

"Marguerite" earrings, by Beth Regnier at Archeress Arts

Summer is upon us, in all it's blazing hot glory. This weekend, to kick start the month of July, I've reduced the prices of the recent cache of earrings created in advance of the summer selling season for shop stock at the Colchester Tag Sale on the Green, and Great Northeastern War. The earring sale ends tonight, July 5, 2010, but may be picked up again at a later date.

Likewise, I've been busy behind the scenes with a few new things, which will be for sale exclusively first at Great Northeastern War (GNE War) next Saturday, in Hebron, Maine. I'll be there in my canvas tent, rain or shine (hopefully more shine than rain!). If you're looking for an SCA award badge, SCA officer's badge, or just your heraldry, as a piece of painted jewelry, please stop by my shop and take a look at what's on the table.

Last but certainly not least, I will soon returning to full production of my regular line of choker designs, one of my hallmarks since 2004. My shop is always stocked with these and currently has more than a few of them up right now - and has been a source of inspiration for other sellers and imitators since I began working in this style many years ago.

Each piece I create is a work of art, uniquely by my own two hands, right down to the smallest detail. Whenever possible, I use glass, not cheap acrylic/plastic, and charge appropriate pricing for my labor, materials, and shipping. I will stand by the quality of my work, and while these pieces are meant for gentle wearings, if my customers need any additional care on their purchases, I am more than happy to assist to the best of my abilities.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Colchester Tag Sale on the Green 2010 - How it Went

My booth this year, complete with new table runner banner, new shelving unit, and the suncatcher that wasn't catching any sun... :)

The Annual Colchester Tag Sale on the Green went well this year, with perhaps the exception of the weather. With the constant threat of rain, overcast skies, air laden with humidity, and dark clouds rolling through to the south (in the direction of Norwich, CT), the crowds were a lot less dense than the previous year, when I recall driving past the town green and being unable to see through all the people walking around. There was little that could be done about it, but I was happy for the opportunity to meet new customers and browsers alike from the local area who don't participate in the Society for Creative Anachronism, or otherwise did not find me previously on Etsy.

Overall, I didn't do too great, but I didn't do terribly, either. For me, this was more about the opportunity to showcase with other local businesses, than the actual sales angle. I was truly happy to be there, my neighboring merchants (sundress vendor, the Tai Kwan Do academy, TD Bank, a woodworker, and a small crafts / framing / etching booth) were equally pleasant, and I think I even saw my neighbors walk by at one point.

My other 'fairly there' choker went to a good home, two of the pairs of celtic knot earrings I had made just the night before also sold, and the jewelry certainly stood out in style from 5 other jewelry merchants scattered through the green. Overall, it was a mixed bag of vendors - anything from t-shirt resellers, to local businesses like the gazebo and shed company, to the crafty sign business in another row, and fruit vendors. You can get a good idea of exactly how diversified we were by visiting the Colchester Business Association's website photo gallery of the show, here:

I think the only issue of real concern is the integration of the true tag-sale / garage sale stalls mixing in with the crafting stalls, and the advertisement in the Colchester Bulletin's article aiming this at bargain hunters. I am sure the gazebo business, and many other local merchants, would disagree with this tact, despite the fact that yes, there were bargains to be found among the traditional tag sale / yard sale booths. My jewelry, as with other artisans present, is handmade by myself, with materials that contain glass, metals, semiprecious stones, and crystals - quality that measures up to the price, despite the fact that I am still told my prices are too low. Just the same, I think it may be best to give the artisans present their own showcase, and segregate them into a separate area of the green, mixed with the other local businesses (Tai Kwan Do, Zumba, Cheerleaders, Garden Club, Fruit vendors, etc...) while the customers out looking for strictly tag sale items could find their merchants easily enough.

Or, perhaps the Colchester Business Association could consider hosting another event, i.e., a craft show... The Colchester Historical Society already sponsors one of those, however, the CBA does a good job of representation of its members' businesses... and I may consider joining, after this. Annual memberships are $80.00, I think, and the price includes seminars, and discounts at other members' shops. It bears some looking into.

As for whether or not I'll return for next year remains to be seen - it all depends on the date of the next one, and how my business is doing before that date. I'm fairly certain I'll do tons better at Great Northeastern War in Hebron, Maine, next month. There'll be different and new items offered at that event, plus it's merchant-heavy to the SCA's themes.

I'm looking forward to getting together with a bunch of friends there, including Freya, a friend from far-off Canada, and look forward to seeing several new faces there, too. Here's to hoping for better merchanting ahead, as the summer marches on!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Colchester Tag Sale on the Green!

Less than 12 hours before the opening of the annual Colchester Tag Sale on the Green - and this will be my first year participating in it as a vendor. I've got a bit of a case of nerves, mostly because I've seen just how *packed* this event gets... and at the same time, I'm pretty excited. The weather forecast has been shifting back and forth between varying types of rain, but I don't much care - the event is HUGE, bigger than the SCA events I've merchanted at.

This whole week has seen me making whatever new jewelry I can, especially tons of new earrings and as many hair sticks as I can make. I have a new tablecloth banner now, thanks to the miracle workings of Suzee at Golden Crossings Embroidery, here in Colchester. I am just floored at the quality of her work, and will be going back to her shop for future embroidery needs, as well as recommending her shop to friends. I am so glad I chose her shop for the banner!

Setup starts at 6:30am, and all vehicles need to be cleared off the green by 8:30am. Since we live a mile from the town green, the only possible issues I forsee with getting to my little plot is possibly in waiting in line at my entry gate, Gate B.

IF YOU PLAN ON COMING.... Parking for visitors will be at the middle school, with shuttle buses running every 15 minutes to and from the green. Vehicles parked for the show at Noel's Supermarket, Colchester Federated Church, Colchester Shopping Plaza, United Auto, or either side of Hayward Ave, Norwich Ave, and Main Street will be patrolled by the police for parking tickets. Seriously, park over at the middle school.

From everything I've been told, this show is one of the oldest running ones in Connecticut. Rain may impact the crowds some (about 1/3 less people from what I've been told), but it doesn't stop attendees from coming in. Plus the local businesses join in on the fun, usually with sidewalk sales lining Main Street near the green. Overall, this is one of the biggest attended events in Colchester, and I really hope everything goes well. Even if the weather is going to be stubborn!

Monday, May 31, 2010

On A Steek!

As you can see.... I've been keeping myself a bit busy here. These are just some of the hair sticks that will be coming with me to the Colchester Tag Sale on the Green in Colchester, CT in less than 2 weeks. Unfortunately - or fortunately? - none of these are going into my Etsy shop until after the show. So for those of you who would like to call "dibs" on anything in the display here, look for me in stall #178, on the side of the field closest to the auto store and signboard (Main Street and Norwich Ave corner, left side of the center aisle as you face away from Mark's United Auto Parts).

For a few more glimpses at what's in store, as far as hair sticks go....

There's more where these came from. However, I've set a deadline on myself for next weekend to finish everything up by; this will be my first big non-SCA show ever, is usually a crowded one at that, and a tent, a banner, and a few other incidentals need to be purchased as of yet. Plus I'll need my pricing at-hand. I don't doubt next weekend will be spent purely on getting everything tagged, and making sure I have plenty enough bags to go around for purchases.

Wish me luck.... :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Upcoming Events at Archeress Arts

Jessica III choker, in warm summer topaz colors, with aurora borealis sheen.
More pieces like this one can be found at my Etsy store!

Welcome back!

We've dried out a bit here, and are now entering that part of late spring when catching a good *dry* day to go out and wrangle the lawnmower, tame the grass, and talk about all those other homeowner yardwork "wish list" projects that usually get put aside... Fortunately, the basement was not a complete loss after early April's flood, but the carpeting in the finished half was completely shot. The comic book collection, at least, survived, and everything downstairs has dried up again, thanks to some proactive round-the-clock pumping and cleaning. We'll be adding the re-sealing of the basement to our to-do list later this summer, as time becomes available again.

Many big changes have happened within the last month, including the search for, finding of, and change to, a new full-time job. Due to the busy pace at the office and corporate rules, there's just no time to login to Etsy to check on convos while I am at work, however, I'm still able to return messages once I am home each day for the evening. Plus, there is at least one post office in less than 2 miles from the office, open at 7:30am EST. Thus far, it's been a breeze to get packages out through there, so there's been no interruption of shipping anyone's orders. :)

Speaking of shipping...

As you all are aware, there's a certain volcano over in Iceland making a mess of air travel for Europe. Should you happen to be located overseas and in one of the areas affected by any ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull please be patient with any delays in your orders arriving. My turnarounds from order placement to shipping are pretty quick, but as always, major nature events and weather interruptions are well beyond my abilities to predict or control. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience.

With previous projects finally accomplished, the shop should be re-stocked again soon. While I am certainly taking custom orders at this time, I am also trying to prep the shop for a major show right here in Colchester, CT, next month. The Colchester Tag Sale on the Green is Sunday, June 13, 2010, out on the town green as you enter the heart of town. It's a pretty big event - shuttles will bring shoppers to the green to help cut down on any traffic issues, and the green gets pretty packed, just from driving by it last year. This will be my first time participating, as a new business here in town, and while I don't know exactly where my booth will be, I will do what I can to make sure the shop sign is visible.

And, in case you're planning on doing some travel to the northern reaches of the US - or are planning on taking a trip down from Canada for a brief summer break... I will also be setting up shop at an SCA event called Great Northeastern War in Hebron, Maine.

The event features plenty of good stuff, from great people dressed in great costume (anyone attending is a participant - no bystanders, show up in pre-1700s wardrobe, and if you need advice on what to wear to this, please feel free to ask me), to fencing, archery, and rattan combat, camping available on site, a pool, an arts and science display, merchants galore lining one road, and of course, a royal court at the close of the day. The campground isn't far from a local convenience store, and the scenery in the area is just breathtaking. My husband and I are both pretty excited to attend this year, as last year was but a brief visit, and we went home that night wishing we had been able to stay for the entire day.

Hope to see a bunch of you at either one of these two great events, and have a wonderful Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend, to those celebrating either one or both!
Ciao for now!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

One of the new anklets I made just before Mudthaw, still available at my shop! I have a few others in different colors, and yes, they jingle!

To all who celebrate today, Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Spring!

I have a bunch of customer appreciation photos to post, so please stay tuned. :)

In the interim, I'm happy to report that our basement, after being filled with 2"+ of water from the recent heavy rains (more kept coming in from Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening) is finally pumped out, shop vac'd out, and fanned out. The carpet in the finished portion, however, is a total loss. Yesterday we spent the afternoon ripping it up and tossing it into the backyard, as the basement was getting a particularly nasty smell, and despite using rug cleaner on it, the smell returned not 5 hours later. Rather than risk mold getting into the room, we opted to just pry up the rug and cut it out entirely. Cleanup is going to be expensive, and while we don't know how much if any that our insurance agency will cover, we still fared better than some of our other friends in the same county, and unfortunately, Rhode Island was also the hardest hit by floods this past week.

This is what our basement looked like when we discovered the mess at 7pm on Tuesday night. This whole area was dry at lunchtime that day.

As I was saying about Rhode Island, however, the Warwick shopping mall will need to be torn down; Groton, CT lost a bridge; Pawcatuck, RI and Stonington, CT had to be evacuated... We received a monumental amount of heavy rain in 2 days. About 8.25" fell on Rhode Island alone.
More on the flood coverage can be found here. In addition to my concern for neighbors in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, I'm also considering calling up my cabochon supplier in Providence, RI and another supplier out in western RI - hopefully both have fared well, but it couldn't hurt to make sure.

In the meantime, I hope you are all dry and safe.
Have a good weekend, and travel safely.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mudthaw 2010 - A shop update

"Vikki" design pin, $12.00 at my Etsy shop.

Just a few more days to go! This will be the first time I've set up shop at an SCA event since Birka, in 2009, and I'm pretty excited to be out there again among the merchants, taking it easy and spending time with all of my friends, acquaintances, and newcomers. Mudthaw is typically one of the bigger events these days due to its popularity - there are some events that offer "something for everyone", and this is certainly one of those, despite the absence of archery this year due to site limitations.

The merchants are typically pretty squished in the same room as the feast (dinner - seats are available for purchase the day of the event at this point, as the cutoff for reservations was a week or two ago), and although there is no dayboard (lunch) offered, there is one very, very good cook selling cooked food among us merchants. Chef Jaji's Mongolian Wok will certainly be there, and his fare has been posted over in his LiveJournal account. Shameless plug - his food don't suck, he's a licensed and professional caterer, and his prices are very reasonable.

While I am not sure entirely of who else will be there among the group of merchants, the space is first-come, first-served. Game Gnight is usually another attendee, as a local (who has been kind enough to continue to feed our Carcassonne addiction over the years) shop owner, and I know Little1's Leather will also be present.

As for Archeress Arts, I'm still working on affixing these little price tags to everything to help me make sure I can do a proper inventory at year-end. Although unfortunately the barrettes won't be making it (I was not satisfied with this batch, sorry!), I'm still hoofing it here in hopes of getting a few other favorites put together before opening shop at O'myGodIneedmycoffee-thirty in the morning. :)

So... if you'll be in the area of Livingston, NJ this weekend, and know where the Shriner's Hall is - and feel up to the task of wearing something medieval-ish to blend in with the locals, come on over, take a look around, and enjoy the day with us. Just look in the merchant room downstairs, and find the lady with the unusual tiered jewelry tree from koolartoo, and you'll find me.

Hope to see a bunch of you there!

Oh, also... please note that the shop will be closed briefly at 10:30am; should you show up and I'm not available to speak, I would be happy to help you shortly afterward, right in time for the lunchtime crowd.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Spring!

Knotwork earrings, $14.00 at my Etsy shop, just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

What a wild winter it's been, and out here in New England, we're ready to see the weather warm up, which thankfully will start happening this week.

Temperatures are set to hit the low to upper 60's until Sunday, and the forecast for St. Patrick's Day (tomorrow) is supposed to be gorgeous. Add to this that our favorite drive-up hamburger place, Harry's Place, of Colchester, CT (wicked awesome burgers and shakes), is also slated to open tomorrow for the 2010 season, and we're pretty excited to see spring get off to an early start!

So what's new with the shop? A few things....

First off, at the end of this month, I will be bringing the shop with me for in-person sales in the merchant room at Mudthaw 30 in Livingston, NJ, on March 27th, 2010. Any remaining stock from my Etsy shop (aside from bridal whites), plus a few extra goodies, are coming with me.

What sort of extra goodies?
  • I'm currently in-process on making a bunch of leather barrettes of the narrow bar type, which will be stamped and tooled in basic patterns.
  • Laurel earrings are coming back! I ran out after a short trial run, and am considering adding a pendant necklace, for those interested in completing their sets.
  • I also have blank cabochons in the middle of being painted with SCA award badges, however, availability for these is limited and will mostly be available by commission only.
  • Hair sticks! Assorted dangles will be available, please keep an eye out...
  • I'm bringing some destash with me as well; if you're looking for acrylic cabochons, and other interesting findings, please stop by my table and I'll point out the collection to you.

Provided that there is cell phone signal at the site, I can also accept credit cards, besides the usual cash and personal check.

Barrettes won't be available in my Etsy shop until after the event, so if you'd like to get your foot in the door, please meet with me at the site, or you could send a friend along (in garb, of course) to pick something up for you.

Have a wonderful remainder of the month, everyone, and I hope to see you back here soon.

One last note...
**Please note that my current production schedule is about to be limited again!
I will be unable to work on new pieces after 3-28-10, so the window for current custom work is closing swiftly. I should be available again on 5-3-10, right in time for summer bridal and renaissance faire season.

There's still plenty of bridal stock available in my Etsy inventory, which will not be traveling with me to Mudthaw, however, package custom orders, such as bridesmaid necklaces or full necklace/earring/circlet sets will be created following May 3rd by custom request.

Thank you so much for your support, and at the end of the month, keep an eye out for our next featured customer, Nikki, with a very special set of Halloween-themed bridal jewelry created not only for her special day, but also made for all of her bridesmaids and flower girls. It'll be a spooky start to spring, and please, yes, absolutely, keep sending me those lovely photos of yourselves wearing my jewelry for more featured customer content!!

See you back here soon!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bridal Sale, February 2010!

Love is in the air, and piles of bridal themed jewelry lay in various states of completion on my workdesk! Throughout the month of February, please keep an eye on my shop for new listings and discounted items for my February Bridal Sale. The sale only applies to inventory items (sorry, not available on custom orders!), so please keep an RSS or watch on my shop for new chokers, earrings, and more as they come along.

Similarly, business has been picking up since the turn of the new year. Currently there are 3 customers in the queue, with a wait time of 1-2 weeks. I will only be available to produce custom pieces for a limited amount of time, with my next window of production available after March 7, 2010. Should you need something sooner, or wish to get in the queue, please contact me privately and let me know of any upcoming needs you'd like to plan out in advance, so I can be better prepared to roll on your order as time becomes available.

Birka 2010 has come and gone, and although I did not merchant there this year, I have confirmed a reservation to set up shop at Mudthaw, in New Jersey, late in March 2010. If you wish to place a custom order and pick it up from me there, or would like to swing by and see what items are available (and I'd like to point out that there will be some items specially reserved for _only_ in-person sales at events like this, to feature a few special items!), I will have event information available in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, thanks again for visiting, and I hope to have some more featured customer photos for you all soon.