The first month of 2015 has gone by in a rush. Our big adventure is that we are living in Oaxaca, Mexico through the end of March. We celebrated the New Year in Oaxaca by dancing to an awesome marimba band and watching fireworks.
Of course I brought beads with me here and I’ve been busy designing new pieces. Oaxaca has been good for my creative mojo.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers. I am thankful for our bead community on my blogs, on Facebook and here in my own neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
I am always delighted to read your comments! Hope to hear from you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.