Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs

Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs
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Saturday, 23 January 2010

Elegance Earrings - design combination

Here is what happened when I combined my 'Hammered Circles' design with my 'Coiled Jewels' design... I am calling these my 'Elegance Earrings'. On sale in all my online shops - please click on the photos for more details.

Shades of Garnet Coiled Jewel Sterling Silver Hammered Circle Earrings

Pink Amethyst & Rhodolite Garnet Coiled Jewel Sterling Silver Hammered Circle Earrings

Coiled Bead Sterling Silver Hammered Circle Earrings

Sunshine Award

I would like to thank Maz from Amari Jewellery for giving me a Sunshine Award. This has certainly helped brighten up my day (it is cold, wet and gloomy outside). It is a real compliment to receive this award from such a talented designer – go and look at her beautiful jewellery.

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world. I haven’t found this difficult to pass on as I find so many blogs inspiring – it was only difficult to stop at 12!

The rules for accepting the Sunshine award
- Put the logo on your blog or within your post
- Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
- Link the nominees within your post
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

My Award Winners (in no particular order!):
Jewelry by Lucy
Kookie Designs
Silk Painting with Deborah Younglao
Reflections of a Glass Artist
Hand Knitted Things
Hot Rocks
Amadora Designs
Beverly Gilbert
Red Bird Jewellery
Shay Stone
Kanna Glass Studios
Dance of a Painted Lady
Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs
Swiss Side Jewellery
Emma in Wonderland Photography

I LOVE reading these blogs and urge you to check them out!

Monday, 18 January 2010

New shop - old favourites

I have now opened a Dawanda shop to hopefully draw in some European customers to K S Jewellery Designs. The first pieces I have listed are some of my Textured Disc Earrings. These are proving to be some of my best sellers, so over the Christmas period I made some more and spent some time with my new camera taking photos.

Here is where I need your opinion... in my Etsy shop my thumbnails (i.e. the little pictures that show up in the galleries and lists) are the cropped photos showing more detail of the texture but... in my Dawanda shop I have chosen the first photo to be the one that shows the full view of the earrings.

What I can't decide is which is better - the 'cropped' or the 'full view' thumbnail? The cropped shot is supposed to be a bit more 'arty' and attract your attention amongst all the other jewellery on offer from other sellers... but maybe they are too abstract and potential buyers dismiss them not really understanding the item for sale.

FLOWERS - Fine Silver Textured Disc Earrings

PUDDLES - Fine Silver Textured Disc Earrings

PEBBLES - Fine Silver Textured Disc Earrings

LINES - Fine Silver Textured Disc Earrings

LEAVES - Fine Silver Textured Disc Earrings

DIAMONDS - Fine Silver Textured Disc Earrings

CIRCLES - Fine Silver Textured Disc Earrings

Friday, 15 January 2010

We have a winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my latest blog giveaway for this Fine Silver Butterfly Pendant. In total, including extra entries for following my blog and blogging about my giveaway, I put over 100 names in my box!

The lucky winner is....

.... Jo (from the blog entitled 'Given to distracting others')

Congratulations Jo - please can you contact me with your details of where to send your prize.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Blog Giveaway - 100 Etsy Sales!

At the end of last year I celebrated lots of things, including my Blogiversary (a year since I started blogging). Now I am delighted to announce I have another thing to celebrate... my 100th sale in my Etsy shop! So to mark this occasion I have decided to have another giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive this Fine Silver Butterfly Pendant from my new Bug range of fine silver handmade charms and jewellery.

To enter this giveaway - simply leave a comment on this post with your details
To double your chances - be a follower of my blog
To triple your chances - blog about this giveaway and send me the link

The winner's name will be drawn on Friday 15th January 2010 - please remember to check back to see if it's you!

Good luck!

BUGS - Fine Silver Charms and Earrings

Before Christmas a customer of mine challenged me to make his wife some fine silver textured disc earrings with a butterfly pattern. This took me on a little journey into making more discs with other insects and began my new line of 'Bug' charms and jewellery.

In my Etsy and Folksy shops you can buy any of the following charms for your own jewellery creations ...

... or I have also made some earrings using the charms.

Click on the photos for more details.

I had lots of fun with my new camera today, not only trying out a new very shiny surface to display my jewellery on ...

... but also trying to capture the winter background of my garden in the snow. It has been a beautiful sunny day here - very bright and VERY cold!