Friday, June 24, 2011

Handmade Top 10 Team Challenge

Well, it is no secret that I love mud! Please take some time to view this list and rate the items...and share with a friend. I am certain that you will be as amazed as I am at the wonderful variety of art and talent from my team :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time to Get Away!

I will be off for a few days....Hubby and I are taking weekend getaway! I always feel guilty taking time off from my ceramic jewelry - but I think it will be worth it :P

See you back here Tuesday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

International Seller!

One of the most fascinating parts, to me, of selling ceramic beads and ceramic jewelry online is when an order comes in from - well, anywhere that is not in the USA. Don't get me wrong - I love seeing my pieces go all over the United States too....But what a rush it is to know that my goodies are going to far away lands...and I don't even have a passport!

International order make up a significant percentage of my sales and I am most grateful! However, I do find myself often pondering how to advertise or target international buyers. I believe there is a market out there - but how do I reach them?

Do you sell worldwide? If so, do you do any targeted marketing? Can you offer me and my readers any pointers?

I look forward to hearing from you - as these items head for Norway!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Muddy Monday

Oh my, it's Monday once again. Yes - it happens every 7 days or so.... I find now that I am working at what I love, I no longer get the Monday blahs! And that's a good thing!

Having taken the plunge into making my ceramic jewelry my "full-time" job, I am realizing how scary that is. I want to thank my wonderful husband for his support.

I am also lucky to have a whole team of support people, in the form of the Etsy Mud Team. This group of ceramic artists and potters have helped me grow in ways that I never imagined. So - I am kicking of my "Muddy Monday" series with a huge shout out to my dearest mud peeps! THANK YOU! Below is a great treasury featuring only a portion of these great artists!

Friday, April 15, 2011

I said Good-bye - But now I say HELLO!

Life is a road that is full of twists and turns - and ups and downs. Hopefully this next section of road is a BIG up!

I am taking the plunge to become a full-time ceramic jewelry artist! You will see *new* jewelry - and MORE. Expect lots of experimenting!

I hope you'll join me on this great adventure - and send positive vibes my way! I look forward to sharing my progress and things I learn along the way.

Here's how you can find me!
And of course - right here on my blog!

Happy Friday!

Friday, November 5, 2010


There comes a time when you need to evaluate the effectiveness of blogging... Do I need to blog? Am I good at it? Why am I blogging? Does anyone care?

I have, after much thought, decided that it is time to give up my blog. It is not worth the stress for me to remember to blog.... to be interesting... to be informative....

If you want to continue to hear from me, please "like" me on Facebook:

If you find yourself in a similar position....ask yourself what your time is best spent on... blogging is not for everyone.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, November 1, 2010

What is your favorite item in my shop?

One of the assignments in Etsy's Holiday Boot Camp is to take a good look at your shop - and determine what is your best product. What do people like? What do people buy?

So -, dear readers, I ask for your assistance. Let me know what your favorite item is in my shop and why. OR - for those of you who are super helpful - tell me what you would like to buy - but... (what's stopping you).

All posts will be reviewed....AND all respondents will be entered in a giveaway of a pair of Baby Blue Ceramic Studs!Please include your e-mail address in your post. Please only comment on items from my jewelry shop. Thank you all in advance :) And good luck! Winner will be chosen on Friday November 5, and announced Saturday November 6. (Open to all - worldwide :) )

Sunday, October 31, 2010