Circe’s New Etsy Shop

My daughter, Circe, has begun making jewelry for sale on Etsy.   Her designs are beautiful.  For Christmas wear she has made several earrings and plans to list something every day.  So take a look at Circe’s designs for Christmas.  Visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Madebythesun.

Christmas tree earrings for pierced ears

Christmas gift bow earrings

Vintage collectible

I just ran across one of my listings on Etsy and thought I should share it with you.  It is an antique thimble that belonged to my grandmother.  She was a very accomplished seamstress and worked at Cecil B. DeMille’s studio in Hollywood in the 1920’s.  The thimble is size 12 and is in very good condition.  It is for sale in my Etsy store and I no longer sew so I think it would be a great addition to someone’s collection.  You can see it at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu as well as other vintage items and handcrafted jewelry of all types and colors.  I am offering a 10% coupon code LIBRA discount on most items in the month of October as well as free shipping in the US.  Take a look at what’s available.

Speaking of the 1920’s I have a hand made sequin decorated cap for sale that belonged to a professional ice skater of that era.    She gave the cap to my mother when she retired and my mother gave it to me several years ago.  It can be worn but is best for decor.   I’d like to see it have a happy home.

85

85!  Two of my most visited sites are my descriptions, “About Me”.  That surprises me.  It also surprises me that I have reached the age of 85.  I never expected that to happen.  I never thought I would live long enough to get Social Security benefits.  But I was wrong and here I am still active, still involved, still interested in almost everything, still expressing my thoughts and feelings.

My birthday was yesterday.  My 2 daughters spent the day with me.  I had requested no party nor anything special and they complied.  It was a wonderful day.  We had lunch which I provided and then my favorite dinner, sushi with plum wine.  Awesome!

My oldest daughter, Circe, spent several hours helping her sister with promotional advice for her online shops.  Jennifer has been unemployed for more than a year sending out hundreds of resumes and going on multiple interviews without success.  She is a talented and accomplished graphic artist and an industrious employee, but has not been able to snag a job.  My oldest daughter, Circe, sat down with her and gave her the benefits of her experience with computer promotion.  I think that her advice will help in promoting her sister in her job search as well as the many other online sites Jennifer has going.

I sat in on this learning experience and found that there were a few things I could do to help my situation.  My Etsy site is my source for extra income as well as the satisfaction I get from the sales I make.  My handcrafted jewelry is diverse as well as colorful and unique.  When I make a piece of jewelry I imagine who will wear it and at what place, her job, a party, or just for fun.  My jewelry covers all sorts of possibilities.  Some pieces are dramatic, some simple, most are brilliantly colorful, some for evening wear, some for casual wear, but all are original designs.  I tend to like the dramatic items best.  Most of my time is spent on the design, putting the beads together to best show off their beauty.  You can see what I have made at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

At this awesome age of 85 I intend to make the most of what time I have left.  I’m not sure what that means, but I will figure it out as I go.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

 

New Etsy News

I have talked about my Etsy shop in the past, but it’s time to remind you that it’s up and running and waiting for you.  I have been making new jewelry pieces almost daily and posting them for your viewing pleasure.  You will find that there is a large variety of both vintage and new necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and many other pieces.  I use many different colors and materials so that my jewelry comes in all colors and shapes.  The pieces I create are original designs and one-of-a-kind.  You won’t find them anywhere else.  The vintage items are from my collection of long ago.  I clean them and make sure they are in good shape before listing.

Watch the Black Elegance Video to see some of the pieces I create.

I try to price my items for the average buyer who wants something different at a reasonable price.   Some pieces are very inexpensive and others a little more.  It depends on the cost of the materials and the amount of work involved in the making.  I am very diligent in shipping as quickly as possible, sometimes the same day as ordered, and as inexpensively as possible.  I make sure the item is packaged securely so that it arrives in good condition.  I am proud of the 100% approval rating I have received from my customers.

 

My goal is to provide pleasure in the form of a colorful and distinctive accent to your appearance.

 

I urge you to go to my etsy site at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu or http://etsy.me/GV8zSc.  I would appreciate any comments you might have.  Thanks for your consideration.

Treasures

I have just posted some very different items on my Etsy site.  I usually list jewelry that I have made, or recovered from others who just wanted to get rid of them.  I can usually use a single jewel and make something attractive and wearable from it.  But this time I discovered a treasure trove in my own storage room.  I have been making jewelry for as long as I can remember just so that I would have something to match an outfit.  I would take a blouse or T-shirt to the bead shop and pick out beads to match it.  I have been collecting beads and old jewelry items for years.

 

Now that I have grown older I am attempting to dispose of the things I no longer need or want.    Etsy gives me the opportunity to sell things, get a little extra money and create needed space in my small home.  The other day I found among my “treasures” 5 beaded collars and a sequined cap dating from the 1920’s.  The cap was made for a friend of my mother’s who was a professional ice skater.  When she retired she gave my mother several items including the cap and a bag of black sequins.  The cap is still in fairly good condition.  You can see what it looks like on my etsy site at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.

After all these years I still haven’t found a use for the sequins.

 

I made the collars.  They are listed on my etsy shop as well.  I made these in the 1950’s.  My husband frequently had to attend fancy dinners and these collars gave a festive look to the dress I wore. We didn’t have a lot of money so I could attend looking my best with a conversation item.

 

Now I think that retro is in and maybe someone will find them interesting and unusual.  I haven’t seen anything like them anywhere.