31 August 2012

Catching up

I know I've been a little quiet on the blogging front lately, aside from the few announcements here and there, but things have been really busy around here.  We took a quick vacation last week and then started back on our school routine this week.  Needless to say, we're trying to ease into a new schedule.  I haven't had much time to get out into the shop this week.  I'm hoping that maybe Saturday will be the day.  In the meantime though, I have been ordering supplies and stocking up on items to bring some fun & new ideas that I have to life.  I ordered some very fun stamping blanks, some awesome birthstone charms, and some pewter in sheet and wire form.  I have also been slowly starting to list a few new items that were ready for the festival of the arts but haven't been posted to Etsy yet.  Be watching for the listings soon.

Our vacation was very fun!  We got to see a lot of things.  One of my favorite pictures was this one that we took while eating outside on one of the piers.  Could possibly be some inspiration for future projects.

Thanks for stopping by!


30 August 2012

Go Broncos!!

Us football fans around here are getting ready to cheer on the Broncos in the first game of the season this week.  We all need a little blue and orange to wear.  To kick off the season "like" LJ Jewels on Facebook for a 15% off coupon code that can be used for all blue and orange earrings and bracelets until Sunday.  You can find LJ Jewels here https://www.facebook.com/LJJewels.

24 August 2012

LJ Jewels at Simply Catherine

LJ Jewels can now be found at Simply Catherine in Pasco, Washington.  It is a fun little shop with 100% American made products from local and regional artisans.  If you're in the Pasco area you can visit them at 3315 W. Court Street in the new Pasco Mall.  You can also check them out at http://www.simply-catherine.com/index.html, on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/simplycatherines, or on Twitter @handcraftedgems.

22 August 2012

Rubee Lane

My crystal and flower bobby pins are being featured on Rubee Lane Daily Botique deals this week.  Today they are the featured item of the day!

They are on sale for $5.10 and there are a variety of color options.

Check it out at http://www.rubeelane.com.

18 August 2012

Some Custom projects I've been working on

  I've had a few custom orders over the last couple of weeks that I thought I would share with you.  All are custom stamping jobs and I think they turned out well!  I thought I'd share them with you.

Customer wanted Two initial tags and one with love on it.  These were
oxidized to give them a  more vintage look and will look really good when
they are attached tothe leather bracelet.

Customer wanted a necklace to give to her 3 year old daughter.
We did two flower tags since her name is Lilly.  One with her name
on it and one that says "love mommy 2012".

Customer saw the copper charm necklaces that I had at the Nampa Festival
of the Arts and requested one with her initial on it in sterling silver.  I added
it to a leather cord that I put together so it was her preferred length.

That announcement that I was hoping to make, it'll have to wait a couple of more days.

Thanks for stopping by.

14 August 2012

Pictures From this Weekend

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth this weekend in Nampa.  It was a hot, and smokey weekend, but it was encouraging to see so many people out enjoying all the different arts and crafts that the artists around here had created.  It really was a fun weekend!  Here are a few pictures of my booth and displays this year.

Also, I have a few exciting things coming up later this month.  I'm hoping to announce one later this week or the beginning of next week.


11 August 2012

It was a very hot, but fun day today at the Nampa Festival of the Arts.  It is always so fun for me to meet new people and see all the other creative ideas and products that the other vendors come up with.   If any of you are in the Nampa area tomorrow, feel free to swing by and say "Hi."  I'd love to meet you!  I will be in booth C-31 over by the playground.

Nampa Festival of the Arts
Sunday, August 12, 2012, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lakeview Park--Nampa, ID