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

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Holiday Boot Camp on Etsy

Better late then never, I have decided to make the commitment to follow Etsy's Holiday Boot Camp!

I, Jessica Sharrah, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

I have some time to make up here goes - CRASH COURSE!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Little Nutty!

Walking around in my yard in the Fall is like a treasure hunt. I love looking for textures to use in my ceramic jewelry.

I was looking at all of the acorns that have fallen from our mighty oak...and realized how beautiful they were. I thought for a few days about how to use them...the caps have a great texture. Finally, on a windy day, it hit me... yes - an acorn hit me. (True story!) I learned 2 things that day.... First - DO NOT stand under an Oak tree on a windy day and second, Mother Nature and I make a great creative team.

I made a mold of the acorn. I created a bunch of little nuts out of red earthenware clay..then glazed them as realistically as possible.

Here is the result:These will be listed today in my Etsy shop. I would love your feedback - tell me what you think!

Saturday, October 23, 2010 old favorite!

As I was tidying up the studio.. Ok - it was a massive cleaning... I discovered some ceramic bands that had not been sold! This evening I began listing them - at clearance prices. I will be listing them all day tomorrow too. Super limited quantities and colors.

It's time to move forward - clear out the cobwebs (and older inventory). So - get them while you can! Check out my clearance section - and tell a friend.

Check back tomorrow for a brand new fall inspired piece!

Friday, October 22, 2010

A fresh start!

This weekend.... the blog gets a makeover....say tuned!