Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We'll Start the Bidding at...

I've got to tell you. One of the hardest things for me to do is price my jewelry. I mean, yeah, it can be time consuming work, but I really enjoy it, so I have a hard time feeling like I should include my time in the price. The other problem is that since I make all my jewelry I never buy it. And since I can make it, I have a bad tendency to de-value the stuff, because I can always make another one. And how do you even begin to price the design aspect of it? So I'm asking for a little input from you guys. What should I price these pieces at for the Nie Nie fundraiser at Soel? Since it's a fundraiser, I think it should be a little higher than what I would put it up for on etsy. And do you think a set price is better, or should I put them up for auction? Thanks for the input!

This first necklace is made with sterling silver wire, burgundy and white freshwater pearls, crystal, onyx, and moonstone. I'd probably price this one around $60 for the etsy shop.

This second necklace is made with gold filled wire, onyx in two sizes, and the pendant, I'm not positive, but I believe it's dyed jade. I'd probably price this one around $45 for the etsy shop

These earrings are way more gorgeous in person! I have yet to figure out how to take a good picture of labradorite, but it's beautiful. They're made of sterling silver wire, labradorite and moonstone. These earrings are actually up in the shop for $17.50

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nie Nie Fundraiser at Soel Boutique

I'll be participating in the Nie Nie Fundraiser at Soel Boutique! Come and buy if you can and help spread the word!
If you're also interested in participating, contact shelby(at)soelboutique(dot)com. They need all items by Thursday.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pay It Forward Giveaway #2

Remember that Pay It Forward Giveaway I started like, a long time ago? Well, I finally got around to finishing number 2 of 3! Stacey and I have known each other since Junior High. We went to many a Saturday Night Dance together, made some long drives out to Bahama Bucks and ASU West, sometimes in the same night, in spite of the fact that they are in opposite directions! I even wore a hot pink bridesmaid dress for this girl! We pretty much saw each other every day for four years straight. We kind of went our separate ways during college, but she couldn't stand to be away from me any more and moved to Utah! I made her two different pairs of earrings. The first is Moonstone drops accented with black garnet (very sparkly) on hoop closures. The second pair is red zircon drops also accented with black garnet. I hope you love them Stacey!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Shop Update

I've updated the shop with several new pairs of earrings. I got into a bit of an earring making frenzy on Monday. Let me know what you think!

Friday, September 5, 2008

And They're Off!

I shipped out my auction items today! I've been so inspired and touched by the generosity of so many people throughout this whole experience. The auctions at A Room Somewhere alone raised nearly $3,000! I know it's a small contribution to what will be astronomical medical bills, but I also know that every bit helps lift the burden now placed on this lovely family, and I know it is appreciated. A special thanks to Leslie and DesignMom for enabling my participation. And a special thanks to Fran and Laura who bought my items. I hope you love them!