Holiday SALE! Save 40% Black Friday Cyber Monday

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It’s holiday shopping time again!  Since Black Friday-Cyber Monday is happening so late in the month, I am starting my sale a bit early to benefit my international customers!  Make sure you order by the end of the month to ensure timely holiday delivery!  Orders usually take 1-2 weeks to arrive, but may take up to a month, so please be aware of that.

Click here to start shopping in my Etsy shop!

Click here to start shopping in my Zibbet shop! (no coupon code needed here, discount is already in place!)

 

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Retro Circle Earrings

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any of my new jewelry pieces!  For awhile last month I was busy working on a wholesale order, so I didn’t have any time to make new pieces for my etsy shop.  In the past couple of weeks I’ve finally had time to make some!  One of my favorite design styles to make are these random retro circle earrings (and pendants!).  These are awesome because they are nearly always one of a kind!  Unless I make a whole bunch of pairs all at once, it’s nearly impossible to make them exactly alike.  I always like one of a kind styles :)  Here are two of my most recent retro circle designs!

This aqua and black pair is one of my favorites ever!  There is something special about these two shades of aqua.  Pair them with black and you’ve got a pair of earrings that will turn heads!

aqua and black modern paper jewelry

 

 

Black and silver is another favorite combo!  These are a smaller size than the above earrings, for someone who wants something unique, but smaller.

black and silver modern paper quilled earrings

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Paper Quilling for All Budgets – Average

This is the second post in my series of “Paper Quilling for All Budgets”.  The first in the series was how to start paper quilling for free.   This post will cover the basic tools you’ll need and want if you have some money to spend for paper quilling.  

This post has been moved to my new blog.  Click here to read it, and make sure to subscribe to the new blog so you don’t miss the great new posts and tutorials!

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Which Paper Quilling Tool to Use?

Long handle, short handle, metal handle, rubber handle, fine tip, wide tip, needle tip, eek!

If you are looking at all the different paper quilling tools available and you want to know a little more about which one(s) to choose, read on!

This article has been updated and moved to my new blog.  Click here to read it, and make sure to subscribe to the new blog so you don’t miss any great new posts and tutorials!

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Destash of Sterling Silver Findings

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I love using high quality findings for my jewelry.  I’ve used sterling silver and niobium.  Sterling silver is high quality, there is a great variety of findings,  and it is well known and well loved.  As beautiful as it is, I’ve chosen to stick to niobium findings for my jewelry.  Here in Malaysia it seems that metals oxidize/tarnish sooner, perhaps it’s the humidity?  Whatever it is, I love niobium for its non tarnish quality!  It also seems to be a bit more hypoallergenic than sterling silver.  Both are wonderful!  Because I will no longer be using sterling silver findings on the new pieces of jewelry I make, I am destashing my supplies.   All the supplies I have have been well sealed, some never opened, so none are oxidized or tarnished.

I have listed them all in one listing on etsy in case someone is interested in a variety of findings to get started with.  If someone is interested in only parts of what is available, just send me a message on etsy and I can make a new listing.  All amounts/prices are listed in the basic  listing HERE.

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Christmas in July Sale

Yikes, it’s been more than 2 months since I’ve posted here!

My computer broke down around the same time as I last posted here, so my computer time has been pretty limited lately.  I do share my husband’s computer, but blogging seems to be fairly low on my long list of things-to-do online, so it never gets done since I don’t get much computer time now.  I miss posting here and I have lots of great ideas to share, new tutorials, etc.  Hopefully soon I’ll get back to posting some new things!

Today it’s just a quick note about this year’s Christmas in July sale on etsy!  This is the third year that I’m participating in the Christmas in July sale!  Like last year, I am offering 30% off all of my handmade jewelry and hair clips.  If you would like to take advantage of this once-a-year great discount, use the coupon code CIJ30 at checkout!  It is valid through the end of the month, on all instock AND custom orders for big and small earrings, pendants, earring and necklace sets, hair clips, and even clearance items!  It is not valid on paper quilling supplies, tools, paper, or tutorials.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get a new computer sometime in the next 2-3 months and then I can be back up and running with lots of great posts!

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Instant Download of Tutorials

Last week I was super excited to get an e-mail from Etsy for one of their updates.  I have been waiting for this update for a LONG time!  Finally when you purchase a digital file on etsy (like my tutorials) you can instantly download it instead of waiting for the store-owner to send you your files.  Now if someone buys my tutorials in the middle of the night they can have them right away!!  I have uploaded all of my tutorials onto the etsy server, so all can be instantly downloaded.  Since then I’ve had a few sales of tutorials and it still feels strange (but great!) not having to send the files.

Click here to go to the tutorials section of my shop.  Most listings there are for my PDF tutorials.  However, you’ll also see some ready-made kits there (not made by me).

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