Friday, December 26, 2008

One bracelet... one Etsy front page appearance... and the Storque

That handmade bracelet I wrote about in an earlier post has reached its intended recipient, so I can finally show it off here. I received a lovely note from the person who requested it (the mother of the recipient), and she told me that her daughter loved the bracelet and plans to wear it when she wins her first Oscar. The bracelet, in case you don't figure it out from reading it, was made to commemorate her film's acceptance into the International Film Festival in Egypt. How exciting that must be!!!

So here it is... 50 rows of square stitch, using size 15 delicas in shiny black with matte cream lettering and matte 24k gold leaves.


Today's been a nice, relaxing day. No snow shoveling. No driving anywhere. Just hanging out at home. Yep. This is what we do on our 21st wedding anniversary. I can't believe it's been 21 years already. We're not big on celebrations, though, so it doesn't surprise me that we decided to just treat this day pretty much like any other. My husband suggested that we go out to dinner, but he had completely forgotten that (1) it's the day after Christmas, (2) stores will be jam packed with people looking for post-Christmas bargains, (3) restaurants will be crowded, (4) it's Friday, meaning lots of people are out on dates and such. So we'll wait till next week to have our anniversary outing.

I found a couple of exciting things on Etsy today. I logged in this morning to see what was new, and right there on the FRONT PAGE was my Mercurial necklace!!! It was in a treasury curated by Sarah, of thebeadedlily. Woo hoo!!! Sarah puts together some of the best treasuries you've ever seen. They always have something unusual in them, and they always have a theme, and I love them even when I'm not in them! Here's the front page that had me so excited this morning (and this was before I even had my first latte). I got to share the spotlight with some of my other Bead Art Originals friends... Smadar (aka SmadarsTreasure) and Lisa (aka tqbdesigns).


You know what's funny? I went to Sarah's shop to try to choose a favorite thing of hers to show off here. Who knew it would take me 10 minutes to choose!?!!?! She has so many gorgeous things in there that I had to look at each and every one of them. (Actually, I waited too long and my favorite thing sold recently.) Anyway, I finally settled on this "i am a rock" necklace as my favorite, at least for now. I love all the cubes, especially those lava rock ones.

Second, I came across some of my Captioned Critters in a Storque article! The Storque article itself is pretty exciting, as Etsy will finally be providing us with seller stats. It's apparently in beta testing now, with a select group of Etsy users, but it looks like it'll be coming in the near future. Right there in the middle of the collection of Etsy items relating to analytics is my Analytical Anteater! Yay!

11 comments:

Melody Marie Murray said...

Wow! I love the bracelet, can't wait to see it on the Oscars. :-) Congrats on the FP and the Storque. You deserve all the recognition!

storybeader said...

what a great piece! Congrats to everyone!

Nancy said...

Bracelet is awesome -- definitely would look great on the red carpet!

SarahKelley said...

I adore your new bracelet too! How cool! And congrats on the FP! I'm so glad that it made it and thanks for the mentions this morning:)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

The bracelet is indeed something to be proud of. Awesome work!

And yep to the square-beaded one, too. Very cool; nice choice.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Wow - I can't imagine using delicas that small! I love the power of that stitch - but your right - it takes forever! You did an incredible job :)

And congrats on all the etsy loving you've been getting!

Triz Designs said...

great bracelet! i don't know how you do it :-) Happy anniversary!!!! I think it was a good call to postpone celebrations till next week.. nothing worse than crowds when you are trying to have a quiet romantic dinner :-) and finally congrats on the front page!!!! and wishing you a very happy new year!!! ;-D

Hot Rocks said...

Beautiful bracelet...you must be proud! Happy anniversary too!

Leah said...

OMG - how did I miss that article about etsy stats? hope it's ready SOON!

beth said...

I totally saw that! You must KNOW people. :)

xo

Beth

p.s. that bracelet made my hand break into pieces just looking at it. I hope you sold it for a million dollars.

♥ KNITTING ART said...

Very nice bead works :) I like them very much... Hope to see u soon. Have a great week my friend...