Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm so proud of this new peyote cuff! Not that I'm not proud of my other creations (why else would I post about them on here all the time?), but I'm so happy with this one. I was trying to figure out a way to get squares that were actually square, using peyote stitch. If you've ever done peyote, you know just how tricky that can be; but I finally figured it out. As happy as I was to have figured out the way to get square squares, I was just as happy being able to design the perfect toggle for this new cuff, Crossword Puzzle.

So I posted some pictures to my flickr photostream, and some of my flickr buddies said nice things about it. Then I received a convo from Ann (aka FrancescasFancy) saying that she had featured it in a new Treasury. Ann's pretty new to Etsy (just a few months) and very new to the Etsy BeadWeavers group, but she's already building treasuries to feature members' creations.

Check out her Clue is Simply Black and White treasury!


Be sure to check out Ann's Etsy shop. She has some beautiful pieces listed, including this gorgeous

Purple Haze of Rays Choker.


So while I was poking around on the internet, I decided to check out the Heart-O-Tron to see if I had any new hearts for my Etsy shop or for any of my listings. I love being able to check on hearts so easily, and I frequently use this tool to determine which pieces I might want to renew so they get some more attention. Particularly with jewelry, since there are so many pieces on Etsy (almost 680,000 of them right now), listings move down pretty quickly. Renewing them is a good way to move them back to the top of the list, and the $.20 is well worth the extra attention, I think.

Anyway, there I was looking at the Heart-O-Tron, and I noticed that my Smilin' Jack cuff had a bunch of new hearts today. Now even though he's my Bead Art Originals Item of the Week, that doesn't usually result in so many new hearts all in one day; so off I went to investigate. And just look where I found him!
There was a Storque article about pumpkin carving, and my cuff is in the little showcase at the end of the article. Yay!!!

Last but not least, I received a convo today from Ruthie (aka RoseWorksJewelry) letting me know that she had featured my Bebe Bois cuff in her blog. She's also a beadweaver and wrote a feature all about beadwoven bracelets. She has all sorts of goodies in her Etsy shop, and she's having a BOGO sale right now. Just look at these funky Punk Rocker Earrings!


That's it for today. A pretty cool day for me overall. Besides all that beadweaving goodness, I managed to get the yard mowed for what will probably be the last time this season. Now if only the elves would come and move the rest of the mulch pile from the driveway...
:-)

14 comments:

Melody Marie Murray said...

That's PEYOTE? *boggle* I assumed it was square stitch. Wow. It's a million times cooler now, and it was pretty darn cool before.

Anna said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the crossword cuff and the toggle is perfect!

Beaderjojo said...

Oh my goodness, that crossword puzzle cuff is just great! The toggle is such a compliment to it as well. Very cool!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Thanks for featuring my earrings! I love that pair :D

How on earth do you get squares from peyote stitch? Wow! I'm jealous...

Christina said...

I love your bead work~

Three Fates said...

The crossword cuff is the best, and the addition of the little pencil toggle is just too cool.

Hot Rocks said...

Very cool crossword cuff, what a neat idea! You do lovely work:)

Judy said...

I love your blog and think your work is fantastic! I have passed on some awards to you since I think you more than deserve them!

Triz Designs said...

that is sooooo gorgeous!!!! I love the little pencil closure! very cute!!! :-)

SolSisters said...

YEAH! for you. That cuff is very impressive!

Deb DiSalvo said...

LOVE it! You should be proud! I wear my cuff all the time (w/the matching pendant) and am ALWAYS getting compliments on it! You're amazing!
Cheers,
Deb

Meg said...

i love the cuff! so amazing!

jolijoli said...

Gorgeous bead work! I had a questions for you, I'm a newbie and I was trying to figure out how you found that your item was featured on storque? Thanks!

:-) MaryLou said...

I don't know if there's a special way to find out if something's featured in the Storque. I just knew that the number of hearts was increasing so quickly that the cuff had to be showing up somewhere special, and that was one of the places I looked. :-)