Monday, July 31, 2006

On The Rocks...

On The Rocks Amethyst1
Originally uploaded by Below14th.
The first two pieces of the "On The Rocks" collection were added today to my Etsy shop. These bracelets are not for the meek. They are chunky, and bold. Right now these bracelets are available in Amethyst and Olivene, faceted glass. More colors will be added soon.

I have lots of new designs in the works so please check back often....

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Saturday Night Specials on Etsy

I could kick myself. I meant to post yesterday to let everyone know about the Saturday Night Specials thread in the Etsy forums. Every Saturday night any seller that wishes to particiapte offers special Saturday night only deals. I have gotten some really great deals from some really great sellers. If you have missed out, no need to worry as they SNS's will continue through August! I promise I will post again about this next Friday or Saturday as a reminder.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

New This Week

Blue Chalcedony4
Originally uploaded by Below14th.
I am really happy with the way this turned out for my first attempt at wire wrapping. I love the color of this drop.

I am really hoping to add some more pieces this week. It's almost time to start getting ready for the holidays.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Hey everyone! The new Spotlight feature is up. This week's spotlight is on Urban Heirlooms. To read the feature visit:


Also today is the last day to take an additional $5 off any necklace in my shop. You can check out the fabulous savings at

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Raleigh Crafters Market July 22, 2006

I am so happy I did this event. It went really well and there was a fabulous turn out. The weather was very cooperative which helped a great deal. I am so happy that I finally got to meet some fellow etsy-ers that I have seen only in the forums before.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Make A Statement

Make A Statement
Originally uploaded by Below14th.
New this week...bold, chunky, spunky rings. These are just the first two, but there are more colors to come.

This is going to be a pretty slow week for adding new pieces since I will be pretty busy getting myself ready for the Crafters Market in downtown Raleigh. For more info feel free to contact me.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Another Opportunity To Come Out and Visit....

Saturday, July 22nd from 8am until 2pm I will have a booth set up at the Crafter's Flea Market in downtown Raleigh. Stop by and say hello. Mention this blog post and receive a coupon to save 25% off of your next purchase from my etsy shop. So come out an say hello. The address info is below:
Crafters Flea Market
509 N. West St
Downtown Raleigh


The new piece pictured above has just been added to my etsy shop. The focal is a crystal Intaglio pendant. A great piece because it's simple, sweet and classic. The sterling necklace measures 18 inches.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

In The Spotlight...

That's right the new Spotlight feature is up. In the Spotlight this week are Jane and Kate of Ohmababy. I am a huge fan of their work! I highly recommend checking out their shop at To read their interview visit:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

4 Days Left of Hoiday Poll!

Just a reminder that there a re only 4 days left to take the holiday shopping poll on my website and to enter to win a really sweet lip gloss palette. To take the poll visit
and go to the "contest" page.

Since, we are on the subjest of holiday shopping I have a few questons for you all....

1) Once you have started your holiday shopping what types of sales motivate you to take the plunge and make the purchase?

I am a big fan of % off sales, but sometimes they arent as good a deal as they seem at first.

2) What types of sales turn you off?
For me it would have to be those BOGO at at %off sales. I am just not into those at all. However, BOGO free will always catch my attention.

3) Do you prefer online shopping or being out in the stores?
The past few years I have done the majority of my holiday shopping online and now that I have discovered Etsy I will probably do it all online.

Anyway, just some things to ponder.


Monday, July 10, 2006

I Only Went To Look...I Swear...

This weekend the weather was so nice. There was very little humidity for a change. I thought it wiuld be a great day to spend at the Flea Market walking around. To my suprise there was a bead and gem show this weekend. I swore I was just going to look, but all the pretty shiny things got the best of me. Ultimately, I spent some more $, but got some really nice gemstones. So keep an eye out in the coming weeks for some new pieces. I need to learn some self control.....

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Odds and Ends

I hope everyone had a spectacular 4th of July weekend! It was soooooooo hot here, but I guess I can't complain too much.

Here is the latest adddition to my Etsy shop. This is my Ultra Golden necklace. It is made with Golden Rutilated quartz chips and a dyed Capiz shell. The color of the shell is a gorgeous wine color.

Another reminder to take the Holiday Shopping poll I have running on my website and enterto win a really sweet prize. For more info please go to: