Libra jewelry

LIBRA –the air sign -September 24-October 23
Libras are generous and friendly and tend to compromise for the sake of peace.
Libra’s strength is in their grace, idealism, diplomacy, hospitality and balance. Their weakness appears as vanity, indecision and unreliability. They are happiest when there is balance in their lives. They like to be around other people and appreciate posh surroundings.
Libras love excitement, new situations, adventure and the unusual. They cannot abide unfair situations.
Their sign is the balance scale. The colors associated with Libras are Royal blue, rose-pink, amethyst, violet and pastels. You’ll find jewelry in those colors in my Etsy shop under “sections”, Libra. Go to etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

Note: I apologize for not listing notes relating to Virgo. My computer, which was old, died. I was without a computer for a month during which time I was unable to post my monthly Astrological info. I’m sorry.

Leo the lion

Leo – July 23 – August 22
Leo the Lion is confident, ambitious, generous, loyal and encouraging. They are also domineering, stubborn and vain. People are attracted to Leo’s zest for life and their warm spirit. They are social butterflies basking in the spotlight and always ready to help anyone who needs it. Leo is the ultimate friend, never holding a grudge and very forgiving. Leo’s colors are sunny and positive tones of gold, yellow, orange, vermillion, copper and blood red. See Leo’s jewelry in my Etsy shop under “sections” or in the regular listings.
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Getting Ready for a Big Day!

Jennifer (JP)

Jennifer (JP)

My two daughters and I are going to be participating in an outdoor Vintage Fair later this month, on May 25. I have never done this before and am discovering how much work it is. Maybe it gets easier the next
Circe

Circe

time, but I am overwhelmed by the details. We will have a booth, 16×20, so we need at least 3 tables, one for each of us and our individual items.

My oldest daughter has framed photographs, and some vintage items. My youngest daughter has decorated T-shirts, creative things she has made and I have vintage items. All 3 of us have lots of jewelry as well.

I have been clearing out my old possessions in the last year and disposing of them, but when I signed up for this Fair I began to realize I could try to sell them there. Might as well. So now I have to price them. How do you price a vintage piece of jewelry that cost me nothing? Or a kitchen utensil in great condition that belonged to my grandmother? This is not easy.

Then we have to prepare for a full day of managing our booth, talking to customers, hopefully selling things and satisfying the normal needs of an ordinary day, like lunch, for instance, or potty breaks. We must be there at 5AM (!) to set up our booth and cannot take it down until 3PM. We have 2 canopies to set up, 3 tables for our merchandise and multiple boxes of goodies. In addition we have no idea what the weather will be like that day. It could rain, or the wind could blow our beautiful items off the tables. We can only hope for tranquil weather and lots of visitors.

At this writing I am already exhausted. I am worried that I will forget something. I wonder if I will sell enough to make it worth my effort. YIKES!!!

If you live near the San Fernando Valley, Calif. the Vintage Fair is at Victory Blvd. and Mason Ave. Our booth is #141E. Come by if you can. I’d love to meet you. I will definitely report back to you when it is over and I have recovered.

Taurus April 21-May 21

Taurus is the sign of the bull, dependable, persistant, loyal, patient and generous.  They follow the leader and add to the endeavor.  Taurus is an excellent friend and has a knack for finance.  Colors associated with Taurus are like a garden in early summer-soft greens, rose-pinks, pale turquoise and blue.  You’ll find your Taurus jewelry in my Etsy shop under “sections” as well as in the regular listings.  www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.

Why do I Make Jewelry?

 Good question.  I make jewelry because it satisfies my creative urges.  I would love to draw pictures, but I have no talent for this.  I have produced all sorts of needlework such as sewing, knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, making afghans for each of my offspring, even grandkids and babies as they come along.  But I don’t do much of any of those things anymore. Cooking doesn’t appeal to me, nor gardening.  I don’t have the energy to tend to a yard and I don’t have nuch of a yard where I now live, but I have pots of greenery on the porch. I have to remember to water them.

 However,  I can excel in making jewelry.  I search the various sources for beads that have character, color, design and a different style.  I am completely addicted to making necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I haven’t counted but I may have almost 200 jewelry pieces.

 I recently disposed of the bed in my guest room and turned it into a studio so I can spread out and not have to clear the table when guests come for dinner.  When I wander into my “studio” I am immediately struck by the need to work on the current project.  I lose myself in it.

 The fact that I have not sold a piece of jewelry in more than 4 months depresses me, but doesn’t deter me from making something new, or finishing a project started a while ago, or, making a trip to the bead shop. 

 I only wish that the love I have for my designs would translate into an equal monetary appreciation for my work.  Casual friends have all commented on the various pieces, but they are not buyers.   

My Etsy store is at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

Some of my jewelry is on Ebay as well as Pinterest, classifiedads and a  few other places.

I’d like to hear your comment.  I’ll reward you with a piece of my jewelry in the color you prefer.

Hello Capricorns

This month we are featuring the colors of Capricorn, an earth sign, from Dec. 22- Jan 19

Capricorn has many sides, takes an interest in everything, is mysterious and deep, very strong.  As you would expect from Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, its colors represent power that consolidates and sets boundaries.  Just as Capricorn is associated with limitations, so, too, do black, dark grey, and brown denote enclosing.   Choose carefully these hues.  Think of neutral and earthy shades, black, gray, violet, dark brown.

You can find the jewelry associated with the sign of Capricorn in my jewelry shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.  That takes you to the site where the listings are.  Or, to see just your color in jewelry, you can click on “Sections” on the left and then choose the Astrological listings.  All my jewelry is handmade, original, and with free shipping in the US.  Come take a look. Capricorn has many sides, takes an interest in everything, is mysterious and deep, very strong.

Is your sign Sagittarious?

Are you a Sagittarian?  I have something just for you.

I read the Astrology section in my newspaper every morning so that I can see what sort of day is in store for me.  My youngest daughter has the same sign so sometimes the advice that is there applies to her more than to me.  We are both Libras, in case you might wonder.

I don’t really believe in the predictions, they hardly ever come about, but it makes for interesting reading.  So, it occurred to me that other people not only read the predictions, but base their lives around them, especially when thinking about the person they would like to marry.  That one must be born under the right sign to be in harmony with their own.   I’m sure these people also make decisions on other actions with their astrological forces in mind.

With that as an incentive I have arranged the jewelry items I have for sale on Etsy to correspond to the Astrological aspects of each sign regarding the colors that should appeal to them.  I began with Sagittarius because it is the sign of this time period.

I found that Sags like stained glass colors such as lilac, mauve, purple, amethyst, violet, indigo, vermillion and midnight blue.  I just happen to have some jewelry in all of those colors.  So I opened a new Section, Astrology, on my Etsy shop site. The jewelry is listed there in “Sections” on the left side of the home page.  They are also listed on the main pages of my Etsy shop. There are currently 15 items pictured in the Section as well as on Pinterest.  I opened a new board there.

Next month I will do a page for Capricorn.  I’ve got their colors, too.

You can reach my jewelry site at etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.  Take a look.  You don’t have to be a Sagittarian.

Have Fun With This Cute Hat

New on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

Cute as a button colorful crocheted hat for the young at heart. You can change the flowers on the hat to have a different hat every day! Vibrant multi colored flowers about 2-1/2” in diameter are easily attached to the hat with buttons on the back that pass through spaces between the crocheted stitches. Depending on the number of flowers you want on your hat you have a choice of flowers to attach according to your mood, the outfit you are wearing, your sports team, your favorite colors, or whatever suits your fancy. Changing flower colors is quick and easy and the flowers are secure.

Two white hats and two black hats are now available.

To purchase your hat choose one in either white or black . Then select, at no extra charge, up to 4 flowers from the picture on the Etsy listing showing the available colors in alphabetical order. Please be advised that some colors are available in very limited quantities and will disappear from the list when sold out, to be replaced at a later date. If you should desire your flowers to be all of one color please contact MizMlu at mdenyer [!at] dslextreme.com for availability and extra time needed for delivery.

If you want more than 4 flowers for your hat you can purchase them from the list at 3 for $1.00 as long as available.

The hats pictured on the Etsy listing are shown as examples and are for display only.

Hats are crocheted with 100% acrylic CARON Simply Soft yarn in a smoke free environment.

NOTE: This hat is no longer available on Etsy.  Contact me for special order.

See many other original, unusual, colorful items at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

 

Visit my other online site

I have an online site, directed to California readers, to sell jewelry and other items that I use for extra viewing and for items that are not handmade by me There are some different and unusual items there that might interest you. Prices on all items include California sales tax and shipping. Although the listing states no International shipping I will ship anywhere from this site. However you must contact me for cost as countries have different charges depending on the weight of the item. If you live in the US in a state other than California you may deduct the tax. It’s listed in the description. International buyers also may deduct the tax. Payment is by PayPal. No checks or money orders.

http://www.classifiedads.com/account.php

Take a look. You might find something different, unusual and interesting. The jewelry that I make is one-of-a-kind, not found anywhere else. It’s colorful and attractive. If you don’t find what you are looking for on that site try mizmlu’s store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu. There’s lots of different stuff there. I add new items frequently. Hope to see you soon.

Why I like my etsy store

My Etsy store is my source for some extra income as well as the satisfaction I get from the responses  from the people who purchase my items.  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 where, at her job, a party, or just for fun.  My jewelry covers all sorts of possibilities.  Some 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. I am fortunate to have a variety of sources for unusual beads and materials to make them into a piece of jewelry.  I get most of  my  ideas from the beads themselves.   I have also  helped friends to get started making their own jewelry. This occupation is my pleasure.

Although sales have been slow these past few months it doesn’t stop me from looking for new ideas, new beads, and new ways to promote my Etsy shop.  I list almost all my creations on Pinterest and some of my  creations are also available in Classifiedads.com http://bit.ly/Oh2WzL   and I have an Ebay site for a few.

In a few weeks I will be promoting a new category on Etsy, Baby Booties.  I have crocheted 5 sets and am just waiting for them to be photographed.   I have no camera so I have to wait for my daughter to take the pictures for me.   I hope they will be well received.  I will announce their promotion here.

Please take a look at my Etsy shop.   The items for sale are not just jewelry.  I have vintage items that belonged to older members of my family and decided to pass them on to someone who will appreciate them as much as I did.   In addition I have included some other types of creations, such as a beaded purse, a knitted baby afghan, a hand painted blouse, a vintage hat, a macrame belt and much more.

Have fun with my shop!