Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What's New, Pussycat?

Nope, I'm not channeling Tom Jones. That is who sang that song, right?

Here's what's new. Besides the design you see there on the left, I have a new blog design, just a little snazzier than the simple one I had before.

And see that new tab at the top of the page? The one that says Beading Patterns (Personal Use)? I've just set up that page to make it easier to purchase my patterns.

I know everyone loves Etsy (at least I do), but one of its shortcomings is that there's no way to automatically download a PDF file. Some of those pattern orders come in to me during the middle of [my] night, so you have to wait for me to wake up, have my latte, check my email, and then send the patterns. And sometimes the email providers are less than cooperative and cause the emails to wander out into cyberspace.

Now you don't have to wait. Just add the pattern(s) you want to your cart, then go back to the top of the page to view your cart and check out. Payment is via PayPal (you can use a credit card to pay even if you don't have a PayPal account), and after the payment is completed you'll receive an email with the link to download your pattern.

Cool, eh?

** As an added incentive, purchase your patterns via this blog between now and June 30, and receive a 30% refund (I'll send your refund to you via PayPal). That means most of the patterns will wind up being only $4.20!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

It. Is. Time. Woo.

It. Is. Time. Woo. In case you don't recognize that line, it's from one of my favorite movies, Heart and Souls.

So anyway, I've FINALLY started the process of making my peyote patterns available for Commercial Use! So many people have asked, and I decided awhile back that I was going to do it; and then my gnat-like attention span comes into play and I'm off on some other tangent.

As of this writing, I've published 54 of my peyote patterns for Personal Use; and there are about 20 more patterns that need to be written and published (that's not counting the ones I've made and never beaded). Slowly but surely, I'll get them all listed.

For anyone who's purchased one of the Personal Use Only versions and wants to upgrade, you'll only need to pay the difference in cost between the Personal Use and Commercial Use versions. And from now through May 8, I'm offering a special discounted price for anyone who wants to upgrade - $14 per pattern, a 22% discount! (So if you paid $7.50 for a Personal Use pattern, you'll be able to upgrade to the Commercial Use pattern for only $6.50.)

Don't see the listing for the pattern(s) you want? Let me know, and I'll move them up in the queue...

There are also a couple of new Personal Use patterns available... Stony Path

and Playing with Blocks.

See? I told you I was working on them! :-)