Shop Update and Giveaway!

Shop Update

There are new handmade (by yours truly) ceramic components in my Etsy shop now and I’ll be continuing to build up more inventory.  You can find my jewelry and my ceramic and polymer clay components here:  Linda Landig Jewelry.

Linda Landig Jewelry
Shop Update

Ceramic Component Giveaway!

In addition to this blog, I also write for the Art Jewelry Elements blog and  I am hosting a giveaway there.  Three lucky readers will be winning one of my new ceramic jewelry components, (pictured below). It could be you!  Check out the giveaway here:  Art Jewelry Elements

ceramic jewelry components giveaway
Art Jewelry Elements Giveaway

Snow and Wind

News Day Tuesday

Welcome to Tuesday News Day; the day for jewelry updates and other relevant or possibly irrelevant news.

Beading By Flashlight

The weather couldn’t make up its mind yesterday.  Rain, sun, high winds and snow flurries.  At one point the electricity went out for about 3 hours.  I was in the midst of making a glasses leash for my cousin.  I flipped on the battery operated lantern and kept working away.  It was a bit of a challenge to bead in such a dim light.  Here’s how far I got before giving up in the dark.

Sage green and lavender glasses leash
Sage green and lavender glasses leash

I did get a couple of earrings completed the day before yesterday.  Both feature artisan ceramic components.

1 pair of leaf-shaped ceramic earrings and 1 pair of flower ceramic earrings
2 pairs of ceramic earrings
handmade turquoise and white earrings
Ceramic Flower Earrings

Winner of Genea Beads Giveaway

Genea Beads offered a a very tempting 30% discount over Thanksgiving weekend.  As an added incentive, the names of each person who purchased beads from Genea’s shop, were entered for bead giveaway. I bought 3 sets of scumptious, handmade lampwork beads.  This is one of the bead sets!  Each set is exquisite. 

-Handmade lampwork glass beads
Spiral Earth Stones-Black Lava Beads

Then, as if getting the beads at a discount wasn’t enough, I was the giveaway winner! Just look at all the beads I won! (You’re drooling on your keyboard–stop it!).

Turquoise & green lampwork beads
My winnings!
(Yes I was playing in Pic Monkey again!)

Wishing everyone a good weekend!  I love reading your comments!  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Snowflake Earrings and a Cold

News Day Tuesday

Welcome to Tuesday News Day; the day for jewelry updates and other relevant or possibly irrelevant news.

New Snowflake Earrings

I’m in bed with a miserable head cold, so today’s post will be brief.  I’d just like to share these new earrings, made with lampwork glass by Beads and Botanicals and ceramic snowflake charms by Bo Hulley Beads.

“Let It Snow” Earrings

I love how the lampwork beads have so many soft colors in them.  The colors are not only beautiful, but they makes these earrings so versatile.  They will look great paired with blues, green, lilac and all neutrals.

“Let It Snow” Earrings

I came across a link to beautiful, macro photos of snowflakes that I wanted to share with you.  These really are amazing!  http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/andrew-osokin-macro-snowflake-ice-photographs

 

I’ve got a blog hop coming up soon and other bits of news, but I’m going to sign off here and just work on getting well for a day or two.  Take care.

-Linda

 

 

Winter Snowflake Necklace

 

News Day Tuesday

Welcome to Tuesday News Day; the day for jewelry updates and other relevant or possibly irrelevant news.

Thank You!

First off I want to sincerely thank everyone who helped make this Thanksgiving weekend a success.  This includes shoppers, people who shared my promotions in their social media and the jewelry groups I belong to!  Thank you so much!

Coupon Code: AWHOLIDAY & Giveaway

The coupon code AWHOLIDAY is still valid in my Etsy shop and my ArtFire shop through the end of the month!  Soooo, if you missed out on the shopping frenzy this weekend, brew yourself a nice cup of tea and shop without frenzy, through November 30th.  Enter AWHOLIDAY in the coupon code box at checkout and receive 20% off your order.  Sweet, huh?

My earring giveaway runs through Nov. 30th also.  You can enter to win here.

Snow Day Necklace
Snow Day Necklace

Snow Day Necklace

I added the Snow Day necklace to my Etsy shop a day or two ago.  This is perfect for the holidays!  Here’s what I  especially like about this necklace:  It looks awesome for Christmas, but because there are no Santas or other Christmas-y stuff on it, it is perfect for the whole winter season.  Go ahead and wear it with green for Christmas, but it looks smashing on blue, black, neutrals and non-Christmas-y greens too.  I sized it longer (26.5 inches) so it can fit with a collar or over a sweater.

Snow Day Necklace
Snow Day Necklace

Small Business Saturday

Sale & Giveaway!

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday, and that’s definitely me.  CEO of Linda Landig Jewelry.  Employee:  One. Me.  Doesn’t get much smaller than that! 

Its a good to stop and think today about who or what you are supporting with your dollars.  When you shop at small businesses, whether online or locally you are supporting real people, not giant corporations, that often syphon off much of the profits for those at the top. 

When you support small businesses you can know the people behind the purchase.  And in the case of the arts, you know the hands that formed the gift and the mind that designed it.

So I’d encourage you to think a bit about supporting small businesses this holiday season and year ’round. 

Art Jewelry Elements

I am a part of several wonderful online communities of folks who design beads and components for jewelry and/or design finished jewelry.  One of those groups, Art Jewelry Elements, hosted a Holiday Open House yesterday.  As a team effort, we published 29 posts in one day!  We shared  recipes, folklore, wine recommendations, and even a bit of  humor. Please visit the AJE blog , and check out some of our posts.  Each post includes a link to our team members’   shops, with discount codes through Cyber Monday.

Handmade Pink Rose Flower Earrings
Pink Rose  Earrings

20% Off Coupon Code & Earring Giveaway!

I’m also part of a large and growing group called  Artisan Whimsy.  They are  running a huge sale through next Friday, Nov. 30th.  All the participating artists are offering online discounts in their shops, using the discount code  AWHOLIDAY.   And many of these artists are also hosting giveaways on their blogs.

I will be giving away the Pink Rose Earrings pictured here. These lovely earrings are designed with lampwork glass, peridot and sterling silver. 

To enter to win these earrings, all you have to do is visit my ArtFire shop or my Etsy shop, find one item that you like, then come back here and leave a comment with the name or link to that item.  If you share this post on Facebook or your blog, those will give you additional entries.  Please include your email addy so I can contact the winner easily.  Each entry must have a separate comment, because I will count up the comments and use a  number randomizer to determine the winner.  If you group your shares and favorite jewelry pieces in one comment, it will only be counted as one entry.

To summarize:

You have 4 chances to win -

1.  Choose a favorite item from my ArtFire shop and comment on it, on THIS POST.  Include the item title or link.

2. Choose a favorite item from my Etsyshop and comment on it, on THIS POST. Include the item title or link.

3.  Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook.  Leave a comment on THIS POST letting me know that you shared.

4.  Share the link to this giveaway on your blog.  Leave a comment on THIS POST letting me know that you shared.

The winner will be chosen Friday evening, Nov. 30th.  I’ll need your email in order to contact the winner.

Use the coupon code AWHOLIDAY from now until Nov. 30th and receive 20% off in both of my shops

AND check out the discounts & giveaways at Artisan Whimsy!

 2012 Holiday Jewelry Designers Collections

Bead Giveaway Alert

For those of you who are beaders yourself, I want to share news of a great giveaway by Outwest. They are giving away this set of beads to one lucky winner–maybe you or hopefully me! lol!

Outwest Giveaway
Outwest Bead Giveaway

I love everything from this talented lampwork artist.  Here’s one of my bracelets, which features a Outwest Bead as well as a copper component from Kristi Bowman Designs.

The Outwest bead is the large bead to the left of Kristi’s ammonite focal piece.

Amazing Bead Win

Strut Your Stuff

One of my favorite blogs, “Love My Art Jewelry” hosts a monthly give away called “Strut Your Stuff“.  Each week the Strut Your Stuff post features one piece of jewelry that has been made with mostly handmade components.  At the end of the month, one of the featured jewelry artists wins a generous gift of handmade beads, pendants and other components.

Morning Song Bracelet
Morning Song Bracelet

 In July I submitted my “Morning Song Bracelet“, featuring handmade ceramic beads by Bo Hulley Beads and to my surprise I was chosen as the winner for the month!  Almost every day for nearly two weeks, I kept getting wonderful surprise packages in the mail.  I had so much fun!  Check out what I won from some of the members of  the Artist’s Team at Beads of Clay and from Kristi Bowman Designs!!

Handamde Porcelain Pendants
Love My Art Jewelry Winnings

handmade ceramic and copper clay focals

handmade ceramic beads

ceramic beads and birdie.

I sincerely want to thank each of the artists that donated these items and those who organized the giveaway.  I encourage you to visit their shops and marvel at all this talent! 

So, now I’ve begun designing with some of these goodies and I will keep you updated as I progress further.  Today I’ll share my first necklace, which I named “Windswept”.

porcelain pendant necklace, ceramic beads, handmade

The sweeping lines on the pendant reminded me of tall grasses blowing in the wind.  The lines also look a bit like waves, but its abstract, so I think it is up to each person’s  interpretation.  It is really a beautiful and unique pendant, handcrafted by the talented hands at  Porcelain Jazz.

 Handmade ceramic necklace

 The bail on the pendant was quite large and the pendant is a bit on the heavier side, so I decided to string it on sage green suede  leather lacing. The leather really brings out the green in the sweeping lines of the pendant.  I knotted on handmade beads by Yolanda’s Clay, Jera Luna Designs, and Bo Hulley Beads.  I also knotted on a glass flower dangle that I’m not sure about.  What do you think?  Do you like the addition of the flower or shall I snip it off?  Does it look distracting and out of place?  Opinions appreciated. 

handmade porcelain necklace