Saturday, August 28, 2010

I'll Be at Hester Street Market This Sunday 8/29

Come visit me this Sunday at Hester Street Market!!! Hester and Essex Streets on the Lower East Side.  There's always yummy food and ice cream too.  If you are feeling competitive- they even have a ping pong table.  There's nothing like getting your a$$ handed to you by a 9 year old playing ping pong!!!  Oh the trash talking I have seen.  And the ruined egos.  If that's your thing and you want to buy cool stuff stop by the market.

Hester Street Market
Essex and Hester Streets
10am- 6pm

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Listings Posted on Etsy

Photographing and editing jewelry are some of my least favorite things to do.  More than washing dishes.  I love love love the process of making jewelry but the other stuff not so much.  So last week I made myself photograph some stuff so I can post it on Etsy so I can actually SELL things!!! These are from my Etsy shop called Absynthe Jewelry.  Here's a taste.....

These are some necklaces with hand painted deity pendants from India.  The little paintings are set behind glass and surrounded by sterling silver.  They are hung from a strand of coordinating pearls or semi-precious stones.

I used to work in a shop that sold clothing, jewelry and artifacts from all over the world.  This shop was one of the first of its kind - long before Pier One brought us mass produced ethnic crap.  Anyhoo... working there exposed me to cultures and religions that I would never have known about otherwise.  I was always intrigued by the fierce looking multi-limbed gods and goddesses from India.  Each god or goddess had many incarnations and an interesting story.  These pendants bring me back to those days.

Hand Painted Durga Pendant with Pearls
Hand Painted Hanuman Pendant with Pearls

Hand Painted "Hand" Pendant with Rainbow Moonstone

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Application Deadlines; UPDATE: I hate Photoshop!!!

Today.  I am working on a couple of applications for vending opportunities.  One in Hoboken, NJ and the other is for a holiday market with The NewNew.  I hate filling out forms but... since I have been putting myself out there more and more the positive feedback has been very encouraging.  As have been the sales!! So thru the end of the year I will try to get into as many markets and venues as possible.

I have to get a banner and logo together- oy vey!!  This is an old banner- I still like it.

UPDATE:   So after hours of clicking and swearing at the computer screen, I have finally done it.  Tutorials were useless, Youtube videos were useless.  I accidentally rearranged layers and magic!!  I hate you Photoshop!!! But I won!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Just Listed In My Etsy Shop

As promised... I have listed some new rings in my Etsy shop.  I have a bunch more to list so keep checking back !! :)
Santa Fe Ring with Azurite-Malachite
Avalon Ring with Turquoise
Avalon Ring with Amethyst
Avalon Ring with Moss Agate

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I have been featured in another Treasury!!

Thank you Tamera for featuring my Fossilized Dinosaur Bone pendant in your super cool Treasury!! Check out these cool bones, pins and Dinosaurs.

It's always humbling when people appreciate what I love to make.  Making jewelry is a real passion for me- it's almost like physical craving at times.  Searching for the most unusual stones and minerals that give me the inspiration to do what I do. I love it!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Listings Coming

I am indulging myself and taking the day off today.  This will give me the opportunity to take photos of a bunch of amazing rings and pendants that I have been working on all summer.  It's a little overcast out so I'll be shooting outdoors and I am hoping for some rich colors.  As soon as they are edited- the pieces will be listed on my Etsy site.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hester Street Market Sun. Aug 15th

So I have been a busy bee this week making up a bunch of stuff to sell this Sunday at the Hester Street Market.

This is a super cool venue on the Lower East Side.  There are always amazing food vendors too- yummmm. There's even a ping pong table in the middle for some friendly or not so friendly matches!!!

So stop by this Sunday.  I will have a bunch of unset stones with me for custom orders.  Make your own ring or pendant! Well you design and I will make. Ha Ha!!

Hester Street Market
Essex and Hester
Lower East Side, NYC
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.