Monday, January 24, 2011

Randomness and Shop Updates

Where to begin, lots of fun stuff to share.

I'll start with a trip to the Ben Franklin store, I found some gorgeous Rhodochrosite stones that I promptly came home and made a necklace. I paired them with a Heart pendant I recently made from BronzClay and some cool Gray Wood beads. Perfect combination!! I will be making earrings to coordinate to list on both my Etsy and Artfire stores by the weekend so if you're interested keep an eye out for them. Here is the necklace listed on Etsy.

Also at Ben Franklin I found some amazing little display pieces, they had drawers similar to my printer drawers but on a much smaller scale. My husband and I are discussing how best to make them work as display pieces for using at shows.  I believe we're going to be putting rods across the top of each row of boxes so I can either hang the earrings directly on the rod, each one in it's own little shadow box OR when/if I get earrings cards I can hang each card in it's own section.

Each one is about 12" by 18" with each window about 3.5 x 4. I can't wait to give them a try, here they are.

And then...there's this absolutely adorable little set of drawers, 5 metal drawers and 3 wood. This can also be used as a display if I choose. But as you can see it works pretty good for taking photos of my earrings. Can always use another interesting prop for that!!

These earrings are a brand new pair as well, just listed on Etsy!

I also found this beautiful off white tray, also more than likely to be used at shows. It's very vintage looking and I love the little cut outs around the edge. I'm thinking it will also double as a photo prop!

Lastly, I'll give you an Artfire shop update. These Sunny Happy earrings with bright Yellow Chalcedony and Ceramic beads from Bulgaria are so much fun!!

I actually have a little more to share but I'll save that for another day.

I hope you enjoyed today's randomness!  Oh and if you missed my last Post about Rag Tag Home Grown Photo set ups, go take a look!!! And don't forget, I opened a Flickr group just for us to share our unusual set ups, it's so much fun to see what goes on behind the scenes!!

Thank you!


  1. Love the new props :) and the jewelry is beautiful :)

  2. The necklace is beautiful. The rhodochrosite beads have great markings! I love your display finds! ~Val

  3. I love the drawers with the metal , a gorgeous prop. The earrings are very fine too, I 'm loving the stone and metal combination. jenni