Thank You Sale – 20% Off!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers.  I am thankful for our bead community on my blogs, on Facebook and here in my own neighborhood.

T-day

I’m having a 20% off sale on everything in my jewelry and component shop from now through the end of the day on Monday December 1st.  Just go to Linda Landig Jewelry and use either the coupon code TURKEY20 or TURKEY14 at check out and the 20% will be taken off your purchase.  Easy-peasy!  You’ll find necklaces, earrings, bracelets and ceramic pendants in a range of colors and prices.  Perfect for holiday gift giving or for accessorizing your holiday outfits.

T-Day Sale Collage-with Text corrected

This year I am seriously trying to avoid the malls and shop locally or online.  I feel so much calmer when I do so.  I hate being frazzled in the days leading up to the holidays.  Last year was awful in that way and I’ve resolved to approach things differently this year.

I have a show this Saturday.  If you are local, I hope you’ll come visit at the Lincoln School Winter Market!  I plan to do much of my shopping there and then wrap up the rest online.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you from me! <3

Aiming For 100 Listings

In preparation for the upcoming holidays, my local Etsy Team has challenged its members to reach 100 listings on Etsy by today.  I took up the challenge and am proud to say that I have reached the goal!  Here are a few of the new items you’ll find in my shop.

Bird Song Necklace

Bird Song Necklace

Butterscotch Bracelet

Butterscotch Bracelet

Turning Leaf Earrings

Turning Leaf Earrings

Turquoise Owl Bracelet

Turquoise Owl Bracelet

Woodland Wanderings Bracelet

Woodland Wanderings Bracelet

By the way, did you notice my new blog template?  Clean and modern.  What do you think?

I am always delighted to read your comments!   Hope to hear from you.

-Linda

Linda Landig Jewelry

New Jewelry On Etsy

I have decided to close my ArtFire shop.  It was a difficult decision, because I’m quite fond of ArtFire, but it was just too difficult for me to manage two shops.  I decided it would be better to do one shop well, than to do a mediocre job on two shops.  So I spent most of yesterday transferring my ArtFire jewelry over to Etsy.  It feels good to have everything consolidated in one place!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindaLandigJewelry

Linda Landig Jewelry on Etsy
Linda Landig Jewelry on Etsy

I hope you’ll stop by and check out all the new goodies.  I now have over 70 items in my shop, with new things being added all the time!

A few new ceramic components coming later this weekend, too!

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I am always delighted to read your comments!   Hope to hear from you.

Linda

Linda Landig Jewelry – Etsy

 

Thanksgiving Is Here

I picked my daughter up at the bus depot today and we stopped at our favorite Koren restaurant for lunch on the way home.  Tomorrow one of my brothers and his wife will be arriving and my dad will be joining us for Thanksgiving, as well.  My husband is a fabulous cook and he is taking care of the turkey, stuffing and a rice dish.  My daughter and I will make the pie and veggies, plus I made some cranberry bread the day before.

But right now there is kind of a quiet break in the hub-bub and I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for following me on my blog and over at Art Jewelry Elements, as well.  I am very thankful for every reader, for your comments and your thoughtfulness.  People from all over the world read this blog, but if you’re from the US, then I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving this weekend.  And no matter where you hale from, I hope you feel joy and gratitude for the goodness in life.

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Although the sale in my 2 online shops starts on Thursday, I hope that most of my US readers will get to spend most of Thursday with family and/or friends.  I am offering 20% off in both of my shops.  This is the best sale of the year, so if you’ve been eying something special, now’s the time to nab it.  I have a large local show the first weekend in December, a certainly some of the jewelry in my shops will be headed to new homes that weekend.  But you can pick up gifts for yourself or others, now, while the shops are full and save 20% too!  Here are the links to my Etsy and ArtFire shops.  Just use the coupon code THANKS2013 at check out.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindaLandigJewelry
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/LindaLandigJewelry

20% Off Sale - Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday
20% Off Sale – Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday

Flash Sale

I am heading out to Bead Fest in Philadelphia on Wednesday.  Soooooo excited!  If you are going to be there, please stop by Jenny Davies-Reazor’s booth and say “Hi!”.  I will be assisting her there.

Orange Turquoise Handmade Necklace Lampwork Enamel Ceramic Leather Cor
Blue Sky and Sunshine Necklace

In order to make room for all the new goodies I will be bringing home from Bead Fest, I am having a 2 day long flash sale in both of my online shops.  Simply enter the coupon code BEADFEST15 at checkout and receive 15% off your purchase, (discount does not apply to shipping).   Now is the time to stock up, because I don’t have sales very often.  So visit my ArtFire shop and/or my Etsy shop and save 15%.  Each shop has different items in it.

Linda Landig Jewelry on ArtFire       Linda Landig Jewelry on Etsy

Pink Opal Necklace Handmade Ceramic Pendant Rose Quartz Pastel Green
Monet’s Garden Necklace

In addition to the sale in my shops, I am selling some items on my Facebook page, at 15% off.  These are items that have not yet been listed in my online jewelry shops.  So you have an opportunity to snatch them early at a nice 15% discount.  So hop over to my  Linda Landig Jewelry  Facebook page to check out the sales there.

Ladybug Earrings Handmade Ceramic Blue Red OOAK Flower Spring Summer Casual
Ladybug Earrings

I sincerely appreciate everyone’s support over the years.  And that is not just financial support, it includes the value you place on the work of an artisans hands and heart.  Thank you.

Cottage Garden Bracelet Handmade Turquoise Ceramic House Purple Flowers
Cottage Garden Bracelet
Bird Nest Necklace Orange Peach Green Handmade Ceramic OOAK Brass Chain
Nested Bird Necklace

Online shops use coupon code BEADFEST15

Facebook page, no code needed

Linda

Button Love

Button Jewelry

I love finishing my jewelry creations with button closures, or using buttons as decorative elements in a jewelry design.  On today’s Art Jewelry Elements blog post I shared my vintage glass button collection, as well as my collection of Thai cloisonné buttons and mother of pearl buttons.  There are also multiple examples of jewelry that employs the use of buttons and resources for finding handmade buttons.  You can check it out here:  Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button.

Meanwhile, here are a few of my designs that feature buttons:

This woven bracelet features a beautiful green vintage glass button from Germany.

Zigzag Zing Bracelet

This necklace also has a German vintage glass button closure, with a loop made of soft, round leather cord.

Blue Sky & Sunshine Necklace

orange and turquoise handmade necklace

This fun bracelet is made of intricately decorated handmade ceramic cubes and it closes with a button and seed bead loop.

Singing a Happy Tune bracelet

Ceramic Bracelet Blue Green Orange Vintage Button Clasp Handmade Blue

This rustic necklace is chock-a-block full of artisan components.  It features a horn and metal button closure.

Rustic Raku necklace

Handmade Raku Necklace Rustic Recycled Glass Ceramic Leather Wood Button Clasp

Although Christmas is still 4 months away, I’ll share this last bracelet with you anyway.  It’s hand-woven in Christmas colors and has a pretty gold button closure with a cut-out star in the center.

Holiday Garland bracelet

Christmas Bracelet Handmade Woven Button Clasp Green Red Gold Holiday

So, now you can head on over to Art Jewelry Elements if you’d like to see some great button jewelry from other designers.

Linda

Turquoise Feathers Bracelet

 Tuesday News Day

Welcome to News Day Tuesday -  the day for jewelry updates and snippets of life

Turquoise Feathers Bracelet

I just re-listed the Turquoise Feathers Bracelet in my ArtFire Shop.  I had it listed there awhile ago, but had removed it.  The bracelet was at the Catwalk Gallery in Tacoma until recently, but sadly, we had to close shop because the University of Washington had just loaned us that space and they wanted it back again.  So I brought all my jewelry back home and am slowly getting it listed online.

Turquoise Purple Lampwork Glass Bead Bracelet Pearls Sterling Silver
Turquoise Feathers Bracelet

The lovely, handmade glass focal bead was the inspiration for the name “Turquoise Feathers”.  The artist started by making an all white glass bead.  Then they added an undulating swirl of purple on both sides of the bead.  Next they added a stripe of turquoise and then pulled a thin, sharp tool through the still molten turquoise glass, causing a feathered pattern to appear. Isn’t it a lovely effect?

Turquoise Purple Lampwork Glass Bead Bracelet Pearls Sterling Silver
Turquoise Feathers Bracelet

I matched the colors in the focal bead with purple and white freshwater pearls.  But to add visual interest, I alternated oval pearls with “button” pearls.  I interspersed turquoise crystals throughout, for contrast and a touch of sparkle.  This would make a pretty treat for yourself at only $18-.

ArtFire is now set up to allow 10 pictures of each item, so you can get a really complete picture of each item.  The Turquoise Feathers Bracelet listing shows both sides of the focal bead and also includes one picture of it in my hand, to help you gauge the size.

Artists Garage Sale

I had a booth at the Artists Garage Sale on  May 18th, here in Olympia.  This unique show is an opportunity for area artists to destash unwanted art supplies and sell their less expensive artwork.   For some reason we only had about half as many artists there, as in the past and the shoppers were way fewer as well.  I don’t know why this happened.  So things were a bit slow and I sold somewhat less than in years past, but it was still worthwhile.  I have tons of beads to destash and this was a good start.

Jewelry booth

Here’s one end of my booth. The boxes contain some of my destash beads.  I sorted the beads into sections by color.

Jewelry booth

 Jewelry booth

I also sold findings.

Jewelry booth

And books….

jewelry books

And scrapbook papers.

scrapbook papers

I also brought along finished jewelry, but I only sold one pair of earrings.  People were mostly there to get all sorts of art destash materials.

booth
Some of my earrings

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My next show will be a regular-style arts show on June 23rd.  It will be part of the local Boston Harbor, WA Garden Tour.  If you are local, I hope you’ll stop by and say “hi!”

I am always delighted to read your comments!  Hope to hear from you.

Linda

Linda Landig Jewelry – ArtFire 
Linda Landig Jewelry – Etsy