Saturday, August 31, 2019

What a Difference a Year Makes and Countdowns

Volume 16 Issue 9, September 2019

What's New in September?

We are getting ready for the annual Countdown to Christmas 2019 that we host every year for our handmade artists and friends. It is a place where we showcase the latest and most beautiful handmade gift ideas for anyone on your gift list. Every year, we do 12 weeks of blog posts that carry all of the handmade goodies, and then we do 12 weeks of midweek posts where I go and share little stories about the holidays and showcase more of my friends’ lovely gifts.

This year, we will start on the 20th of September and run until December 6. We open this up to anyone who sells handmade that wishes to share their handicrafts, so you see so much more than my jewelry and bead offerings. I have very talented friends who can knit and crochet, as well as draw, paint and design pretty jewelry. The posts go up on this blog, and if you want to be notified in advance, then sign up for my newsletter and I will try and get posts out monthly.

Until then, September is starting to look like it might be a squally, rainy one for us, and in preparation for grey days, I have been wrapping brightly colored beads and creating new pendants like crazy to stock my keychains for the holidays!

What’s New

Key rings: New Bible verse key rings and purse charms.

Thimbles: It’s Christmas in Florida this month, and my collectible holiday thimble stash is now nine designs richer.

Greeting cards: I have only added five, but I am working on it. Starting with my fractal art cards and other flower work.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website.

Until next month,


Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Leggings: My supplier has added a great legging line, so I have been experimenting with design and element placement. I have several in my store now and am working on peacock leggings designs.

Posters: I am working on putting descriptions up for my bible verse posters and my hot rod posters. There are more to come.

Bookmarks: I decided that some of my beads and images would translate nicely to bookmarks. Those are on the bench.