Thursday, November 10, 2011

in the works and Christmas designs

I am in holiday listing mode on Etsy now.  I'm not listing any other items until I get my remaining 2011 holiday items up.  I already got a few up this past week.

While I was making one of my recent sets of Christmas button earrings, I had a sudden inspiration that it would be neat to sell little sets of earrings.  I may offer more sets like this in the future, especially for shows.  I thought that it would be fun to start with a holiday set on Etsy, though.  It's available here.  I can customize this option with any colors.

I sold a bracelet very similar to this one earlier this year.  I wasn't inspired to make a new one right away, but I wanted to get it in my shop again for the holidays.  It's available here.  As long as this bracelet style keeps selling, I'll keep making more of them.

I'm bringing back both of my Christmas button charm bracelet designs and will be introducing two brand new Christmas bracelet designs as well.  Look for all of those later this month.

As for what else I've been working on lately, here are the last sets of buttons pins that I put together for my second fall show.  Both shots show the buttons glued, waiting for their pin backs.  I also made some more Christmas button earrings.  I have had handful of sales this month (all jewelry purchases in my shop through Christmas get a FREE pair) and want to have more earrings on hand for the show, too.

As you can see, I did decide to use a few of the large shape buttons for the final set.  My goal was to have 2 dozen pins for this second show, which I have exceeded, so I'm probably done making these for now.  We'll see if I get inspired to do a few more this week.

I've also been working on my December EBW challenge piece.
Now that I've finished making Christmas designs (for now...if the button charm bracelets sell, I'll keep making more), I'm putting most of my beading focus on getting this finished before Thanksgiving.  I want to make at least one bracelet Christmas present this year, which means that I need to stay ahead on some of these other things.

Also, for those of you who are planning ahead, this is my newest hub: 10 Free Christmas Stocking Pattern Tutorials.  (Looking for older hubs?  Click on the Crafty Articles tab!)

I linked this post for Michelle's Delicately Constructed Friday 11/11 and Erika's It's a Wrap - Link Part 11/14.


  1. Rose, I think the button earrings on the music cards look very festive! I like the colors in the new piece you are working on. I can't wait to see what it is!

  2. I like those button pins, too - very cute! It's great that you're so organized and working toward the holiday sales, I need to channel more of that kind of energy.

  3. that's great that you're ahead of schedule. Can't wait to see your next EBW piece! {:-D

  4. I love the shaped buttons :) And I hope your pins do as well at this show as they did at the last!

  5. Wow, you are prolific!!! I can hardly keep up with all of your new stuff!

  6. Look at those buttons with little buttons attached!!! So cute!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  7. I really like the earrings on the music card! Those should sell well!

  8. I totally wow's me to see what you do with buttons! Everything is so cute and colorful!

  9. Love the button earrings! I see a purchase in my future:)

  10. Those are all soooo cute! I love buttons - you have turned them into lots of lovely creations =)

  11. I like the heart buttons! You are so organized and ready for the holidays! Angel and Isabella think that it's because of your furry helper!

  12. I love the bracelet. I don't wear pins but those are adorable.


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