Holiday 2010 sale at iCraft!

December 2, 2010 at 12:30 am (SquareEffects.com)

Just in time for the 2010 holiday season, Square Effects is discounting all in-stock jewelry items at 15% off. This sale runs through Dec. 31, 2010. As an added incentive, any in-stock jewelry item ships anywhere within the United States for no additional charge!!

Click on the winter birds to the right, that will take you directly to my iCraft store.

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2009: off to a solid start!

January 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

With the expected flurry of activity surrounding the holidays, today is my 1st post of 2009 (now that the dust has settled).

I’ve got a few different things in the works.  I’m most excited about a collaboration I have going withMarni of Nella Bella Beads.  I have an incredible strand of lampwork glass beads that Marni has created, and I’m making them into jewelry.  The first piece I made was this gorgeous bangle bracelet:

I have a necklace I’m working on as well, that will be STUNNING when it’s finished.

I’ve made a necklace for myself with a gorgeous cobalt blue lampworked bead also created by Marni.

While I’m aching to create more jewelry, I’m also trying to balance this with expanding my internet presence.  I am now selling my jewelry on Handmade Fusion and Art Fire, as well as iCraft, etsy and DaWanda.  More on these to come in the near future.

I’ve also started a Twitter page, I have my own business page on Facebook, I have a MySpace profile, I’m on Ning, and I’m trying to figure out Squidoo.  Then there are the blogs at WordPress and Blogger.   It’s a lot to keep track of!

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etsyBEAD bi-weekly sale: Bountiful Bracelets

November 17, 2008 at 3:32 am (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , )

Our new theme for the etsyBEAD (Bi-Weekly) Theme of the Week (ebtw) is “Bountiful Bracelets”, chosen by Marcy of StudioMarcy. etsyBEAD members will select items in their shops (or create brand new ones!) that match this current theme and put them on sale, just for you. Each EBTW item will have the tags “ebtw” and “bountiful bracelets”, so you can search for these beautiful sale items easily.So be on the lookout for all these gorgeous bracelets, all at special SALE prices for TWO WEEKS only!

This EBTW sale runs from Sunday 11/16 through Saturday 11/29. Check back often as our street team members may add new items throughout the week!

Here are my entries for this sale:

SALE - etsyBEAD Team - Bountiful Bracelets - Geothermal lava beaded bangle bracelet

SALE - etsyBEAD Team - Bountiful Bracelets - Geothermal lava beaded bangle bracelet

This one is my entry for the Mad Scientists of Etsy team challenge for October, which is “geothermal”. The word geothermal is from the Greek “geo” meaning ‘earth’ and “therme” meaning ‘heat’. I chose a lava stone as the focal point of this bangle bracelet. The band itself is hand-stitched from red-hot seed beads. The bracelet is accented with silver spacer beads and silver-plated wire.

Inner bracelet diameter is 7 1/4″.

SALE - etsyBEAD - Bountiful Bracelets - Turquoise and hematite circles and stars bracelet

SALE - etsyBEAD - Bountiful Bracelets - Turquoise and hematite circles and stars bracelet

This 6 1/2″ bracelet combines faux hematite stars and circles that surround beautiful turquoise glass beads. The clasp features a fold-over magnetic closure, that is very secure as well as simple to close one handed, making it ideal for anyone with limited vision of manual dexterity.

Matching earrings available upon request, and they are listed in the earrings section. If you purchase both items, I will discount $2. As always, there is no additional shipping charge with earring purchases.

SALE - etsyBEAD - Bountiful Bracelets - Copper and gunmetal chainmaille flower chain bracelet-custom length

SALE - etsyBEAD - Bountiful Bracelets - Copper and gunmetal chainmaille flower chain bracelet-custom length

This listing is for a made-to-fit chainmaille bracelet, which is made from individually hand-assembled antique copper and gunmetal jump rings. This design is called the flower chain. The toggle clasp is antique copper. The bracelet will be made to the length you specify. If you’re unsure of what size you need, please contact me and I can help you decide what is appropriate.

*****matching earrings are also available for this bracelet. Both items are available in a seperate listing at a discount with combined shipping.*****

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etsyBEAD bi-weekly theme: Mad About Metals!!

October 20, 2008 at 1:40 am (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , , , )

Our new theme for the etsyBEAD (Bi-Weekly) Theme of the Week (ebtw) is “Mad about Metals”, chosen by Susan of capitolagirl. etsyBEAD members will select items in their shops (or create brand new ones!) that match this current theme and put them on sale, just for you. Each EBTW item will have the tags “ebtw” and “mad about metals”, so you can search for these beautiful sale items easily.

So be on the lookout for all these silver, copper, brass, and other items all at special SALE prices for TWO WEEKS only!

This EBTW sale runs from Sunday 10/19 through Saturday 11/1. Check back often as our street team members may add new items throughout the week!

Happy shopping! Here’s the link to the search to get started:

etsyBEAD theme of the week item search

And here are my entries for this theme…remember, all Square Effects items that are featured in this sale will be 10% off the list price–AND your entire order will ship FOR FREE, REGARDLESS OF DESTINATION as long as you purchase one EBTW item. There is NO LIMIT on the free shipping!

SALE - EBTW - Mad About Metals - Indigo beaded chainmaille bracelet and earrings

SALE - EBTW - Mad About Metals - Indigo beaded chainmaille bracelet and earrings

SALE - EBTW - Mad About Metals - Custom length copper and gunmetal bracelet with earrings-design two

SALE - EBTW - Mad About Metals - Custom length copper and gunmetal bracelet with earrings-design two

SALE - EBTW - Mad About Metals - Custom length copper and gunmetal bracelet with earrings-design one

SALE - EBTW - Mad About Metals - Custom length copper and gunmetal bracelet with earrings-design one

SALE - EBTW - Mad About Metals - Ceramic and copper 26 inch necklace and earrings

SALE - EBTW - Mad About Metals - Ceramic and copper 26 inch necklace and earrings

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this one’s for MEEEEEEEE!

October 15, 2008 at 3:59 pm (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I don’t know what it is about jewelry artisans, but we tend to hardly ever make something to keep for ourselves.  I wear my own jewelry all the time, but mostly it’s identical to something that’s for sale.  I do have my gunmetal tryzantine bracelet that I wear often:

 

And I also wear a copper & gunmetal flower chain chainmaille bracelet regularly that I sell:

But other than that, I really don’t have much that I’ve made intentionally for myself.  I am a nurse for my day job, so I don’t wear a lot of jewelry because of the job.  I do have a few pieces of fine jewelry I’ll wear, my current favorite being the 5 carat mystic topaz necklace my parents gave me for Christmas last year.

Maybe it’s because I don’t wear much myself, maybe it’s because I truly enjoy making jewelry but focus on designing for other people…there are several possibilities as to why I don’t make much for myself.  I certainly don’t make anything high end to keep.

That is, until this weekend!

I had bought a silver and mother-of-pearl carved flower clasp at a bead expo about 6 months ago.  It’s one of those things that I didn’t have a clue what I might do with it, but the style intrigued me so I paid the $12 for it anyway.  And, it’s sat in a drawer for 6 months.  I’ve taken it out often to admire it, but still never had an idea as to what to do with it.

I’m a seller on etsy, SquareEffects.  I’m also a shopper, and have recently bought more than I’ve sold.  I found a supply seller who is the co-leader of team ESST, the Etsy Supplies Street Team.  Carla of CarDon Creative Designs is the co-leader, and also happens to live near me.  I found her shop by browsing for supplies, and I’m glad I did!  One thing she had for sale was lava beads, which I’ve wanted to try to do something with but hadn’t bought any.  I purchased some from her, along with several other items.

When I got the lava beads, I thought they would go terrific with the mother of pearl clasp.  I love the texture of the lava beads, but as they’re solid black in color I wanted to keep the other beads simple.  I had the round crocheted beads for months as well; they’re a plastic inner bead with a thread crochet covering in black.  They work great along side the lava, keeping with the black color with lots of texture.  I wanted something else as well however, and thought sardonyx would be the perfect compliment to finish the bracelet.  I’m used to seeing sardonyx as almost all black with the occasional shot of white through it, although when I got to Market Beads in Baldwinsville, I was thrilled to see she had one sardonyx in stock that was in bands of browns and tans, PERFECT for a compliment to the color of the clasp!

Lava, sardonyx, mother of pearl clasp

Lava, sardonyx, mother of pearl clasp

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etsyBEAD bi-weekly theme: “Changing Colors”

October 10, 2008 at 10:52 pm (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , , )

Our new theme for the etsyBEAD Bi-Weekly Theme of the Week (ebtw) is “Changing Colors”, chosen by Lori of virtuallori.

etsyBEAD members will select items in their shops (or create brand new ones!) that match this current theme and put them on sale, just for you. Each EBTW item will have the tags “ebtw” and “changing colors”, so you can search for these beautiful sale items easily.

So be on the lookout for all these colorful items, all at special SALE prices for TWO WEEKS only!

This EBTW sale runs from Sunday 10/5 through Saturday 10/18. Check back often as our street team members may add new items throughout the week!

Happy shopping! Here’s the link to the search to get started:
EtsyBEAD Theme of the Week Sale Search

SALE - EBTW - Changing Colors - Elegant Swarovski beaded necklace and earrings-spectacular cascading crystals

SALE - EBTW - Changing Colors - Elegant Swarovski beaded necklace and earrings-spectacular cascading crystals

GOLDENROD (9) Susan White Studio SRA

GOLDENROD (9) Susan White Studio SRA

Rotten Apple - SALE - EBTW Changing Colors

Rotten Apple - SALE - EBTW Changing Colors

EBTW SALE - WARM LOVE - Floral Tensha Beaded Hairsticks

EBTW SALE - WARM LOVE - Floral Tensha Beaded Hairsticks

Cinnamon Pop and Pearls BraceletDragonfly Crystal Earrings

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September 24, 2008 at 9:58 pm (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , , , , )

Our new theme for the etsyBEAD Bi-Weekly Theme of the Week (ebtw) is “Wine Country”, chosen by Pam of Cool Jewelry Design.

etsyBEAD members will select items in their shops (or create brand new ones!) that match this current theme and put them on sale, just for you. Each EBTW item will have the tags “ebtw” and “wine country”, so you can search for these beautiful sale items easily.

So be on the lookout for all these wonderful items, all at special SALE prices for TWO WEEKS only!

This EBTW sale runs from Sunday 9/21 through Saturday 10/4. Check back often as our street team members may add new items throughout the week!

Happy shopping! Here’s the link to the search to get started:

EtsyBEAD Bi-Weekly Theme of the Week sale search

Here are a few of the items currently on sale:

Napa Grapes - Wine Country Sale - EBTW - Cape amethyst, sterling, etc., bracelet
Napa Grapes – Wine Country Sale – EBTW – Cape amethyst, sterling, etc., bracelet
Flower pearl and Tourmaline Necklace
Flower pearl and Tourmaline Necklace
SALE for EBTW - etsyBEAD - Ceramic and copper 26 inch necklace and earrings
SALE for EBTW – etsyBEAD – Ceramic and copper 26 inch necklace and earrings

 

Paper Beads - Grapevine - Lot of 20 beads - Wine Country Theme Sale - ebtw
Paper Beads – Grapevine – Lot of 20 beads – Wine Country Theme Sale – ebtw
EBTW SALE - Lampwork Heart Cell Phone Charm or Zipper Pull
EBTW SALE – Lampwork Heart Cell Phone Charm or Zipper Pull
Red Wine Cross Necklace (your choice)
Red Wine Cross Necklace (your choice)
Spice - SALE - EBTW Wine Country

Spice - SALE - EBTW Wine Country

HARVEST (ebtw)

HARVEST (ebtw)

 

SALE for EBTW - etsyBEAD - WINE COUNTRY - 16x20 black and white waterfall fine art photograph poster

SALE for EBTW - etsyBEAD - WINE COUNTRY - 16x20 black and white waterfall fine art photograph poster

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in lieu of an etsy mini….

September 20, 2008 at 1:28 pm (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , , , , )

 

EBTW-on SALE-Turquoise heart lariat necklace

EBTW-on SALE-Turquoise heart lariat necklace

Elegant Swarovski beaded necklace and earrings-spectacular cascading crystals

Elegant Swarovski beaded necklace and earrings-spectacular cascading crystals

Small cluster necklace and earrings-Beautiful Blue, Fantastic Fuschia

Small cluster necklace and earrings-Beautiful Blue, Fantastic Fuschia

Ceramic and copper 26 inch necklace and earrings

Ceramic and copper 26 inch necklace and earrings

16x20 black and white waterfall fine art photograph poster

16x20 black and white waterfall fine art photograph poster

16X20 pink waterlily fine art photograph poster

16X20 pink waterlily fine art photograph poster

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etsyBEAD theme of the week: Blue Moon

September 8, 2008 at 11:55 pm (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , , , , , )

 

Our new theme for the etsyBEAD Bi-Weekly Theme of the Week (ebtw) is “Blue Moon”, chosen by Anchalee of NewelryJewelry.

etsyBEAD members will select items in their shops (or create brand new ones!) that match this current theme and put them on sale, just for you. Each EBTW item will have the tags “ebtw” and “blue moon”, so you can search for these beautiful blue sale items easily.

So be on the lookout for all these wonderful items, all at special SALE prices for TWO WEEKS only!

This EBTW sale runs from Sunday 9/7 through Saturday 9/20. Check back often as our street team members may add new items throughout the week!

Happy shopping! Here’s the link to the search to get started:

 EtsyBEAD theme of the week sale search

and here are my items included in the sale:

EBTW-on SALE-Stunning Swarovski beaded necklace and earrings-elegant cascading crystals in blue

EBTW-on SALE-Stunning Swarovski beaded necklace and earrings-elegant cascading crystals in blue

EBTW-on SALE-Pink and Blue beaded necklace, bracelet, earrings set

EBTW-on SALE-Pink and Blue beaded necklace, bracelet, earrings set

EBTW-on SALE-Turquoise and hematite circles and stars bracelet

EBTW-on SALE-Turquoise and hematite circles and stars bracelet

EBTW-on SALE-Blueberries beaded bracelet and earrings

EBTW-on SALE-Blueberries beaded bracelet and earrings

EBTW-on SALE-turquoise blue triangle beaded chainmaille bracelet and earrings

EBTW-on SALE-turquoise blue triangle beaded chainmaille bracelet and earrings

EBTW-on SALE-Blue lined glass triangle beaded chainmaille bracelet and earrings

EBTW-on SALE-Blue lined glass triangle beaded chainmaille bracelet and earrings

EBTW-on SALE-Blue cubes beaded chainmaille bracelet and earrings

EBTW-on SALE-Blue cubes beaded chainmaille bracelet and earrings

EBTW-on SALE-Turquoise blue Y necklace and earrings set

EBTW-on SALE-Turquoise blue Y necklace and earrings set

EBTW-on SALE-Blue hex necklace, earrings and bracelet set

EBTW-on SALE-Blue hex necklace, earrings and bracelet set

EBTW-on SALE-Turquoise heart lariat necklace

EBTW-on SALE-Turquoise heart lariat necklace

EBTW-on SALE-Blueberries beaded accessories set-bookmark, keychain, cell phone charm, zipper pull

Whew!  I know it’s a long list, but I have lots of blues and wanted to include as much as I can in the current sale.  Remember, for the duration of the sale, all Square Effects items that are featured in this sale will be 10% off the list priceAND your entire order will ship FOR FREE, as long as you purchase one EBTW item. There is NO LIMIT on the free shipping! I will send you a revised invoice reflecting the discount and FREE SHIPPING.

Happy shopping!

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Etsy affiliations

September 6, 2008 at 2:28 pm (SquareEffects.com) (, , , , , , )

Square Effects is a member of two Etsy street teams:


and

While the teams have members from different backgrounds, they both have a common goal, which is to promote the team members’ collective works and hopefully gain sales.

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