My birthday present from my daughter

Click on this video of my Etsy shop – “Visit my shop Virtually”.  A beautiful, short, video of the diverse, beautiful, colorful necklaces I create in my studio.
Shows off the many types of pieces I have for sale at reasonable prices and free shipping in the US.  Join me on my birthday.  Enjoy!

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

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.

Protect your Jewelry with a pouch

I just received a package of beautiful organza jewelry pouches from China.  From this day on every necklace and bracelet I sell on my Etsy site will be placed in one of these pouches at no extra charge.  They come in 6 different colors and will be suitable for gift giving or just as a little protection in your jewelry box.  These pouches are transparent so the jewelry can be identified without opening the pouch.

I am very pleased to be able to add this feature to my Etsy shop and hope that my customers enjoy the extra care and thought I give to them.  Come see my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.

I just listed the jewelry associated with the Astrological sign of Taurus.  You’ll find the jewelry for that sign in the Sections portion of my shop. Maybe you’ll see the perfect piece for Spring.

 

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.

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.

 

 

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.

Must Have Book

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Must have book if you are thinking about opening a shop on Etsy, the world wide million $ site, to sell your creations or vintage items. This 51 page book, “Be An Etsy Seller” was written by two Etsy sellers who have experienced all the things you need to know when joining the Etsy community and have described them in detail. They hold your hand as you are walked step by step through the process. Joining Etsy is free. Putting your creations up for sale costs 20 cents per item and is listed for 4 months. Then if it hasn’t sold it can be re-listed for an additional 20 cents. All aspects of selling are covered, such as shipping, processing time, charging tax if necessary, how you want to be paid and many more subjects that other instruction books don’t cover. They are even in the process of creating a Spanish language version, coming soon.  To obtain this remarkable book go to

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRB6NUQ

Visit my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

Sell those vintage items

Do you have any of those old vintage items hanging around your house just taking up valuable space? Have you considered selling them? Did you try Ebay unsuccessfully? I did. Then I found Etsy. Etsy is a world wide marketplace for new handmade pieces and Vintage jewelry, household items, and many other treasures. You can get cash for these items through Etsy. It’s easy to open a shop, post pictures of your pieces, set a price and Voila! You’re an Etsy shop owner. And you’ve cleared out your home so that you can buy more.

There is a new 51 page book created by 2 Etsy shop owners telling you exactly how to do just that. It’s called, “Be an Etsy Store Owner” and it’s available now on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRB6NUQ for only $9.99.

This amazing document takes you through each step of creating your very own shop with detailed instructions and explanations. No other publication is as complete as this one.
It costs nothing to open a new shop and only pennies to list an item for sale. Your item is on sale for 4 months and if it doesn’t sell you can renew it for another $.20 and 4 more months.

Try it. You might be surprised at the results.