Sagittarius

SAGITTARIUS: Nov 22- Dec 21

The centaur is the symbol for this sign. In mythology, the centaur was half man and half horse, given to pursuing pleasure. Those born under this sign will love traveling, discovering new things, meeting new people, and learning new things. Because they are eager to experience new things, they are fun to be around. They are usually highly intelligent and enjoy the company of other intelligent people. Sagittarians are about the bigger picture and details often bog them down and bore them.

Their Fire sign is gentle, mystical and creative. Imagine stained glass with its brilliant, colorful light shining through the glass. Your jewelry will reflect this image with colors of lilac, mauve, purple, amethyst, violet, vermillion and midnight blue.
View the pieces from the astrological section in my Etsy shop to see what is right for you. Several choices are available, all with free shipping in the US. http://mizmlu.etsy.com

Next month is Capricorn beginning Dec. 22.

Back to making jewelry

I just returned to my jewelry making activities after spending all my time preparing for the craft show. Unfortunately that was a huge disappointment. But it hasn’t deterred me from creating new jewelry items. Fire Mountain, where I get a lot of my materials, had a sale that I couldn’t resist. When the big package arrived I sorted the little packages, putting colors together, and my creative juices flowed. I’m back, doing what makes me happy.
While I wait for my daughter to make time to come and take pictures, I have several other pieces that I will be putting up on Etsy today. They are not Christmas related items, so if you come by my shop please scroll down to the new items, right after the Christmas pieces.
It’s 10am in So. California right now and it will take me a couple of hours to sort them out, find the pictures and post them in Etsy, on Pinterest and tweet them. So please wait until afternoon to take a look at my latest creations. Thanks. Hope you find something you like.

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.

Pisces- Feb 19-Mar 20

Pisces’s sign is a pair of fish.  Pisces people are fluid and easy-going in keeping with their water sign. They are compassionate, charitable and will quickly put the needs of others ahead of their own. Pisces are generally gentle, easy-going folk, who are on the shy and reticent side. They are modest to the point of impracticality, often stepping up only to show their talents in painting or music.  The great strength of the Pisces-born is their compassionate and charitable nature. These folks love to help others and do so in the most imaginative of ways.  Colors associated with Pisces are sea green, violet, blue, purple and aqua.

Just yesterday I added a couple of new items to this section.  Take a look. You might find just the right piece of jewelry you’ve been looking for.  All are original unique designs, handcrafted and colorful.

You’ll find my jewelry with marine tones for Pisces ladies in my Etsy store at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.  Just click on SECTIONS at the left and then PISCES.  Shipping is free in the US.  Contact me for International shipping as costs vary by country.

 

A New Scam, beware

Just when you thought you’d heard it all . . . .

This scam is actually very clever. This one could easily slip by most anyone – beware of people bearing gifts. The following is a recounting of the incident from the victim:

Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from some outfit called: “Express Couriers,”(The name could have been anything) he asked if I was going to be home because there was a package delivery for me that required a signature . The caller said that the delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour, and sure enough, about an hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up with a beautiful basket of flowers and wine.

I was very surprised since it did not involve any special occasion or holiday, and I certainly didn’t expect anything like it. Intrigued about who had sent me such a gift, I inquired as to who the sender was. The deliveryman’s reply was, he was only delivering the gift package, but allegedly a card was being sent separately… (the card has never arrived!)

There was also a consignment note with the gift. He then went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol, there was a $3.50 “delivery verification charge,” providing proof that he had actually delivered the package to an adult of legal drinking age, and not just left it on the doorstep where it could be stolen or taken by anyone, especially a minor.

This sounded logical and I offered to pay him cash. He then said that the delivery company required payment to be by credit or debit card only, so that everything is properly accounted for, and this would keep help in keeping a legal record of the transaction. He added couriers not needing to carry a bunch of cash, would make them less likely targets for robbery.

My husband, who by this time was standing beside me, pulled his wallet out of his pocket with the credit/debit card, and ‘John,’ the “delivery man,” asked my husband to swipe his card on a small mobile card machine. It had a small screen and keypad where Frank was also asked to enter the card’s PIN and security number. A receipt was printed out and given to us as our copy of the transaction. He then said everything was in order, and wished us good day.

To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and the following Monday, $4,000 had been charged/withdrawn from our credit/debit account at various ATM machines. It appeared that somehow the “mobile credit card machine,” which the deliveryman carried now had all the info necessary to create a “dummy” card with all our card details after my husband swiped our card and entered the requested PIN and security number.

Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on our card, we immediately notified the bank which issued us a new card, and our credit/debit account was closed.

We also personally went to the Police, where it was confirmed that it is definitely a scam because several households had been similarly hit.

WARNING: Be wary of accepting any “surprise gift or package,” which you neither expected nor personally ordered, especially if it involves any kind of payment as a condition of receiving the gift or package.

Also, never accept anything if you do not personally know or there is no proper identification of who the sender is.

Above all, the only time you should give out any personal credit/debit card information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or transaction! Pass this on, it may just prevent someone else from being swindled.

http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/express.asp

New Page with 30% Off Original Etsy Jewelry Price

JUST CREATED!!  A new Page with numerous items at 30% discount from original pricing.  All items are unusual, original designs, handcrafted, one of a kind, colorful, and would make great gifts.  Purchasing is easy.  Just complete the email form with the item number you like.  Ask any question.   I will respond as soon as I can.  No obligation for asking questions.  But prices are non-negotiable.  Shipping is prompt.  Payment is through PayPal.

Mosey on over, can’t hurt.  You’ll find the new Page on the list to the right beginning with “Bargains…”.   Take a look, you might have missed just the right piece for that new outfit.  And should you not find what you are looking for, email me at mdenyer@dslextreme.com.  I have lots more and should be able to find just what you want.  I will be adding more items as they become available, so come back often.

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

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.

Etsy report

My Etsy shop had 15 views yesterday, Black Friday.  I hadn’t had more than 18 views in the last 5 days, so I was getting pretty discouraged.  I posted 20 items in October and November and none of them have gotten very many views and no sales.  There are lots of Christmas things, some vintage, some I made.  I thought they would sell right away, but I was wrong.

 

I have more Christmas items to be photographed, but I have to wait until #1 daughter can come by to take the pictures.  When she does, I’ll post them on Etsy and blog them here so that you can see if there is anything that appeals to you. In the meantime take a look at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.  You might find something you like.