I got an email on April 26, 2013, that Multiply.com is closing. Multiply is an ecommerce marketplace that I am using to sell my handmade crafts and also used children's clothing.
Here's the email that I got...
Too bad they are closing. Now I'm forced to find another online shopping mall where to display my crafts. :(
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Another piece of simple handmade jewelry was added to my 2013 collection. This time I made used of a new shape of Swarovski crystals that I have acquired from my supplier. I think these crystal shape were already out for quite sometime now but, it was only last year that I was able to get them and only yesterday was able to put it into use. Imagine the wasted time? Well, I been busy with my day job that's why, winks*.
Anyway, here's the 3rd piece for this year, a Swarovski Flat Oval Bracelet. The same as the rest of the pieces I've made, 14k gold filled wire and components were also used to create a very simple bracelet for everyday use.
More colors will be added soon. :)
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I'm trying my best to create something new before the school year opens.Wonder why my target is on June? That is because my prospect customers/buyers are high school teachers. Like I've mentioned before my sister-in-law does the selling for me at her school.
As much as I want to create something complicated and full of crystals, I refrained from doing so because of the cost. Swarovski crystals price varies depending on sizes and shapes, the more complicated and stunning the shape is, the more expensive it is. And if I use a lot of them it is difficult for me to sell the pieces. Take note also that I'm using 14k gold filled wires and components and not 10k, so I'm settling on simple pieces, yet elegant and affordable.
So here's the second new piece I created, the first one for this year was the rosary bracelet. The main element is a 12mm Swarovski Crystal called "Wild Heart" crystal beads. I got them from my supplier few months back but had stayed in my stash for quite sometime before deciding to make something from it.
Basically, these are very simple chained type bracelets using six (6) pieces of swarovski wild heart crystals beads and alternately joined using 6mm 14k gold wire + 4mm swarovski bicone crystals.
I made two combination for now, the first one is siam hearts + white crystal bicones and the other one is a light siam hearts + golden shadow bicone crystals combi.
product code: JCB-69.