Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Little Present To Myself...


Well now it has been three weeks on Etsy and I am so excited because I have had 6 sales along with lots of views and favorites to my shop and items!

So with my grand opening and my first sale I told you about only 3 days later, I was so excited that I bought myself a little present...

Supplies!!! Yes, I know, a little nerdy, but I was so excited to finally order some things I had mentioned in previous posts for stamping...

Here are my cuff bracelets blanks in copper, brass and aluminum in widths of 0.25" and 1" and in the bottom right corner are the blanks I ordered for the silk wrap bracelet I had been dreaming of making
Copper, Brass and Aluminum Cuff Bracelet Blanks

As you know by now if you have followed me for a while, I like everything better when it has a hammered and has a textured look to it, so I was pretty excited to get going!

The 14 gauge aluminum I was already accustomed to, but the 18 gauge copper and brass were a little different... tougher, stronger, so a little more difficult to hammer, and wow those 1" cuffs take a LONG time to get the entire surface just the way I like it....

So I already had an order for a lovely lady who supports my jewelry dream, Maria from Agape Love Designs, and hers was the first one I tried, silk wrap style.  She wanted "agapelovegirl" with a heart and a cross, I love how it looks!
I'm so happy with how it turned out! I couldn't wait to make more!  Since hers would be a custom listing I needed to make one I can list in my shop, I decided on "dream" with some teeny little stars, so here it is with the two other silk ribbons colors I offer;
Hand Stamped Silk Ribbon Wrap Bracelets

Next were the cuffs...
Here are the 0.25" in all three metal finishes, I used my smallest font of 1.5mm to mimic how I stamp my rings along the bottom
0.25" Skinny Stamped Cuff Bracelets

For the 1" wide I started with the aluminum since I'm already comfortable with it, then I went to copper and lastly brass, I think they turned out beautifully for my first time with new metal!  For these I used 2mm for "gypsy soul" 3mm for "do what you love" and 6mm for "warrior" just to show the different looks that are possible with this wide cuff, I don't think I have a favorite, I love them all!
1" Wide Stamped Cuff Bracelets

So these are all I will be stamping for now...trying to exercise self control since I don't have many I need to save some for my "Create Your Own" listings that customers can personalize for themselves.

The past weeks I have continued to list items in my shop and I'm not nearly finished, so that's what I'll be doing for the next little while, these new stamped bracelets will of course be what I list first this weekend...hopefully it will keep me from stamping more... :)



1 comment:

  1. YAYH!!!! New supplies, looking forward to seeing all the great creations :)