Thursday, December 24, 2009

revisited design and more button magnets

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!

I have not had an opportunity to photograph in sunlight in a couple weeks now. Most of the time that I'm at home now, there isn't even any natural light. Since I'm at home more during the day now for Christmas break, I finally caved and shot in natural light sans sunlight yesterday. I was pretty pleased with the results.

I finally finished my blue embellished cuff (revisited) that I picked out the beads for back at the end of the summer. The listing on Etsy is now updated with new pictures and measurements.

The green version is still available here in my Etsy shop. I'm pretty sure that I'll be making a red/purple version next, but as always, am open to other suggestions, too.

I made two more sets of button magnets for Christmas presents. I did go with the color combinations that I previously mentioned: pink/green and black/white. I don't know if this is something that I'll be offering in my Etsy shop at some point, but I am having fun with them. Any thoughts about this would be appreciated! I would like to try some button tacks at some point, too.

Cheryl (littlestonedesign) posted a great message on the Etsy Beadweavers' message board earlier this month about her success with sending a monthly newsletter for her Etsy shop. It's no secret that I don't have a ton of Etsy sales and would like to do more with what time I have to promote my shop. Has anyone else had a lot of success with sending a newsletter? If you have, I would love to hear more details about it!


  1. beautiful cuff!
    Your button magnets are fun!
    I like the idea of a newsletter sent monthly. Please let us know what you find out.
    and a happy Christmas to you, too!

  2. Your cuff is lovely! I haven't seen the sun in so long I forgot what it looks like but I hope it returns cause I need photos too!

    I have also contemplated a newsletter so I'll be interested to see what you find out.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. Beautiful cuff!
    I enjoy making similar magnets too...they're just so fun :)

  4. Pretty! I really like the black & white buttons. I think tacks would be great too!


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