Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fused glass is here!

Here's the pendants before I fired them.


12 hours later...and some wire wrapping and picture taking...


Isn't fused glass amazing?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What a difference good photos make...

I am amazed at the response I have already gotten from my new product images. I had two sales yesterday: one for jewelry supplies and one for a pendant that has been on the site for months. All I did was take new pictures and re-list it yesterday. And I sold the new split heart pendant the day before that. seems to be the color of choice. So, lots more red on the way!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Going Good...

I'm at 85 sales on Etsy now! And, I even had a sale on my main website just the other day. A new customer found me by searching on Google. That doesn't happen very often, since I don't pay for advertising or anything. So I was very pleased. Hopefully they will love what they bought and come back. Better yet, hopefully they will spread the word and send more customers my way!

And I just posted a couple more new items. Here they are. I love them both!

I haven't used my kiln yet. I want to SO bad, but haven't read through the instructions all the way. That might be kind of important when heating something up to 1500 degrees F. I don't think I want to guess. So, I better go get reading!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Light box or Cat box?

This is my cat Tally's favorite new place to sleep. It's rather annoying when I go to take pictures of some new pieces of jewelry and there is cat hair everywhere! Oh well, she is cute anyway...thought I'd snap a few pics.

My two year old just fell asleep. It's a miracle! Or, a wonderful birthday gift to me today. I think I'll go solder some more jewelry!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

As if I didn't already have enough hobbies...

My husband bought me a glass kiln for my birthday. It's a super nice one, too. I am stoked! pun intended. I have wanted to try glass fusing for some time now. I plan on adding a whole new line of fused glass jewelry to my shop once I get the hang of it and come up with some creative designs. Luckily, the kiln came with some sample glass for me to experiment with. Then I will be able to order whatever else I need online, since I can't seem to find a stained glass supply store less than an hour away from here! :( Anyway, here are some pics of my new kiln.

Pretty big interior, big enough to slump a large plate.

Totally programmable!