My New Site

Come take a look at what you’ll find for your shopping pleasure in my new necklace shop, jewelryalamode.com.  Over 100 choices in size, color, type, cost, for your interest.  If you want a special color just click on the tag for that color and “voila”, up pops a variety of choices in that color.  Prices are reasonable and greatly discounted from original cost.  Shipping is in an organza pouch at no charge for a purchase of more than $10.  All other purchases are at USPS charge, rounded up a little to make it an even $ cost.  I ship from my home so when you order it could ship that day or no later than the following day.  International shipping is based on the USPS charge for that country as countries vary and all International purchases are charged shipping.

I think you will find just the right item for that outfit you just purchased, or to dress up an older piece that needs a boost. Items are suitable for lunch with the girls or a evening out with that special person.  Think of a new necklace as a gift. If needed I could enclosegold variety2 a gift box at a small price.  Come take a look.  There’s a lot to choose from at affordable prices.

Please let me know what you think of my new shop.  My daughter designed it and I love the look of it.  Gathering the many pieces took some time and I would love to hear what you think of my new venture.  You can find my shop at www.jewelryalamode.com

Busy Christmas shopping?

It’s not too late! I ship Christmas items USPS free in the US as soon as the order comes in. Come see my Christmas earrings and a gorgeous necklace for a gift or for you to wear during this hectic, but happy time. In case you’ve forgotten, my shop is at www.mizmlu.etsy.com. I’m looking forward to sending your package. It’ll make my day.Necklace-Bag7 (15)

Merry Christmas!

You’re invited to join in my latest activity

My latest endeavor is participating in a craft fair organized by some of the residents of the Mobile Home Park where I have lived for 12 years, in Canoga Park, CA.  Some of the ladies in the park spend their free time creating beautiful things such as jewelry, clothing, home decor and Christmas items.  Our show is coming up next weekend on Nov. 8.

I am in the process of gathering together all the goodies I want to display at my table.  I will have many Christmas items such as a handmade ladies vest, several earrings I made, some I bought years P1560135ago, and a gorgeous necklace in red, green, & other beads on a silver chain.  Picture doesn’t do it justice. It glows with Christmas spirit.

I have been working to identify and price each item and in the process I thought it would be a good idea to inventory what I had and where I  kept it.  I found 146 necklaces that I had created but hadn’t sold.  I have at least 10 more up for sale this month on my Etsy shop.  That’s just a portion of what I have made, sold, or given away over the years.

And the earrings, OMG, the earrings!  When I have a few pieces that just don’t fit into a necklace or bracelet they become earrings.  I have some old beaded Christmas earrings up for sale that I made a long time ago.  It may sound strange, but I get pleasure from creating something that someone might enjoy wearing.

If you happen to live in my home town, Canoga Park, or the vicinity of the San Fernando Valley, CA., the show will be at 8811 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park on Nov. 8 from 9-3.  You won’t be disappointed at the variety of beautiful creations made by my talented neighbors.

Just in case you can’t make it to the show, you can view my creations at http://mizmlu.etsy.com.  Expired items can be renewed if you are interested.

 

 

Halloween jewelry

I wore this necklace along with my beaded pumpkin earrings and a green blouse to a meeting of my friends last weekend.  We share books we’ve read and like.  I got a lot of compliments on both the earrings and my necklace.  I made the pumpkin earrings many years ago, only wear them during the Halloween period and they are an attention getter.  This peach colored necklace was perfect with them and the green blouse. http:mizmlu.etsy.com

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Linkedin Experience

P1560110I joined Linkedin a couple of years ago at the suggestion of my daughter who is well versed in the media world. However I didn’t follow through on promoting myself or my business. I didn’t feel that I fit in with what I found there. I mean, really, how do I compare myself to Richard Branson? You know, the billionaire who owns Virgin Airlines and lots more? He’s all over Linkedin. But times change and things change and I was persuaded to give it a shot.
I am a business woman. I own a shop on Etsy to sell the jewelry I make. Why not join the rest of the businesses on Linkedin? So I did.
I didn’t promote any jewelry pieces. I wrote an article on the photographing of a single necklace. It is a double strand of pink cultured pearls and star shaped beads with tiny rhinestones. Making a double strand necklace is a huge challenge. Stringing the beads is simple. I do that all the time. But the two strands have to hang at just the right length to be attractive. Therefore I could not finish off the ends of the strands until the length was perfect. That meant attaching a clip to each of the ends and holding the 4 ends up in the air to judge the length of each strand. Putting it down on a board just doesn’t work. The length of the strand is not the same as when it is hanging.
But after several trials I found the right length and completed the necklace.
P1560109The next step was taking pictures of it. My daughter, who is an accomplished photographer, designer, traveler, public speaker, and much more, takes all the pictures of my jewelry since I do not own a camera. She came over, set up her equipment and began taking pictures. She could show me the results as she did each view. They were terrible. The color ranged from glaring white to bright orange. The lighting was the problem. We were outside in the sunshine, so decided to move to a different spot.
That place was no better, so we came into the house. My service porch is well lit and the flat tops of the washer and dryer were perfect for all the equipment. After several attempts in positioning the necklace she finally got an acceptable set of pictures that I can use in putting it up for sale. I have not yet done that, but I will.
It is a beautiful necklace. If you like it as much as I do, you may purchase it before I place it on Etsy by contacting me at mizmlu@gmail.com.

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The article on Linkedin only discusses, in detail, the photography steps and the problems.

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.
www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

Aquarius Anyone?

Aquarians love to think and put their ideas out to the world. They also love to think they’re right!  They are inventive and original;also sympathetic and compassionate.  They love the latest gadgets, gewgaws, computers and next-generation technologies. The great strengths of the Aquarius-born are their vision, intellect and humanity.

My daughter is an Aquarian and she fits this description to a T.

Aquarius is an air sign.  Think of rainbow colors, ultramarine blue, green, violet, turquoise. You will find these items at my Etsy shop,http://etsy.me/1frBTjL 

Silver bead necklace

Silver bead necklace

Aqua pearl necklace

Aqua graduated pearl necklace

birdbracelet

Bird bracelet

 

Green block necklace

Green block necklace

Silver tone drop earrings

Silver tone drop earrings

 

 

3 strand aqua pearl necklace

3 strand aqua pearl necklace

Vintage pearl hoop earrings

Vintage pearl hoop earrings

Aqua oval and crystal bead necklace

Aqua oval and crystal bead necklace

Kitty earrings

Kitty earrings

Long turquoise leaf beads necklace

Long turquoise leaf beads necklace

Turquoise medallion necklace

Turquoise medallion necklace

Green floral beads necklace

Green floral beads necklace

Turquoise bracelet

Turquoise bracelet

New Pearl Showcase

I just revised my Pearl Showcase to include new pieces and some that have expired, but are still available for renewal.  All of the pieces on the page are  original one-of-a-kind designs and handcrafted by me.  I have not included some necklaces in different colored pearls, such as teal blue or aqua.

For those and other types of jewelry and vintage items please visit my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.

And if you are looking for a bargain, the place to shop is here on the bargain page.   Just click on the “Bargain”  Page on the right side of the  postings.  All of the items have been reduced by 30% from the original price.  Shipping is estimated at $2-$4 with most at the lower level.