CategoryJewelry

Necklace Giveaway

There’s a sterling silver necklace giveaway over at my Hope of My Heart Designs Facebook page! Here’s more information about it: We’re celebrating 150 fans on our Facebook page – which means a new custom necklace for one of you! You’ll get one hand stamped sterling silver necklace with whatever you’d like stamped on it (well, ok, whatever will fit, anyway). You can also add a pearl or a birthstone if you’d like – it’s all up to you! The […]

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Shipping craziness

My desk has been piled high with bracelets ready to package and ship, but it’s been fun. I’d never used Paypal’s Multi-order shipping before yesterday, but I am thankful for it. It makes things a lot easier than doing it individually, that’s for sure. These bracelets are just about done – they’re just waiting to be shaped. I’ll probably find a movie on Netflix or something to watch while I work on them. There are actually several jars on my […]

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Overwhelmed

Did you think I was going to say I’m overwhelmed with the number of bracelets there are to make? If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, take a look at this: 650 bracelets. Unbelievable. That is far higher than I ever imagined! Believe it or not, I’m not overwhelmed at the number of bracelets to make. I’ve been working steadily on it and they’re coming along nicely. There are almost 200 done on my desk, and the supplies to […]

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Groopdealz.com

Have you ever heard of Groopdealz.com? They are a daily deals site that specializes in boutique and handmade items. They have had some of the neatest items – from wall signs and decals to handmade jewelry, to lace tights for little girls. . . and today they’re featuring my jewelry. The neat thing about Groopdealz.com is the way they have things set up. They use the concept of bulk buying so the customer can get a better deal. By selling […]

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So thankful

So Blessed Hand Stamped Hidden Message Bracelet This morning I was working on some business things, and entering orders and other similar info into my tax document. It absolutely amazes me how busy I’ve been with jewelry lately – and just how much God is blessing my business. It has been so much fun though, and I really do love it. That’s one reason my blog has been a bit quiet lately – a lot of my time has been […]

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Busy with jewelry

These past few weeks I’ve been busy with jewelry. Until just recently, most of my sales have been from my online shop. And that’s great! Now there is a possibility I’ll be able to put some of my jewelry in a local antique and gift shop as well, and I’m waiting to hear back about it. I’ve also been listing some of the new pieces online until I do hear back from them. Here are a few of the new […]

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Snowman fun

At the request of someone on Facebook, I made some snowman earrings today. They’re so fun! These are for a craft event this weekend, but I’m considering making myself a pair. I can’t decide which ones are my favorite. I like different things about each set. Which is your favorite?

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The craft fair

Several people have asked how the craft fair went. It was a learning experience, to say the least. The short answer is it didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. Most of it seems to be because it was the first year for the event, and even though it was promoted, not many people seemed to know it was being held. There were a couple other vendors there who do craft shows on a regular basis. It was interesting to […]

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Almost ready for the craft fair

Getting an idea of how much jewelry I have and what still needs to be made The craft fair is in two days. I’ve been working frantically, trying to get as much jewelry made as possible. It’s been a challenge to work it around normal parts of our day (like schooling), but things are still coming together nicely. It makes me really thankful Samuel has his own desk for school – it is less of a worry to leave enough […]

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