Friday, March 23, 2012

New Listings

I've been trying to get back into the swing of things with Etsy (I've been slowly redoing my tags and titles because of Etsy's recent changes, and that took so much energy that I've been putting beads on the back burner.)

Here are some beads I listed today:

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I have started listing on eBay again-their recent policy of letting people list up to 50 auctions a month with no insertion fee has made it an essentially risk free proposition.

Unfortunately I was storing the graphics for my auction template on my old website, which I did take down earlier this year, so my auctions are completely sad right now. Not to worry, I have a graphics designer helping but those probably won't be ready until next week at the earliest.

Please bear with me! They will be prettier soon!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Canada Post Strike

Canada Post is currently having rotating strikes, affecting different cities every few days. Unfortunately, if their demands aren't met, they are planning a country-wide strike. I am unwilling to ship at all during the strike, for fear that my packages would be stranded in a warehouse somewhere-that seems like the perfect time for items to get lost.

Unfortunately I am not close enough to the border to cross it and ship from the US, and all of the alternatives I've investigated (UPS, FedEx, etc) are prohibitively expensive. That being said, if you urgently need the beads and are willing to cover the extra costs involved, I could certainly send them via a different method.

My shop will remain open during the strike, and I will continue to list new items. I understand that people would most likely be unwilling to purchase items with no clear idea of when they will receive them, so if you see something you like I can reserve it for you, and you can purchase it when the strike is over.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Shape!

I was playing around with the smallest cavity of my crystal press, and realized that the beads would make fantastic spacer beads. I've only made a few colours so far, but expect more in the future-these are really cute, and sparkly!

Friday, April 29, 2011

I noticed the other day that the pairs section of my Etsy shop was looking a little anemic, so I've been working on taking pictures and listing more pairs and trios. Here are a few from today:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wow! I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted to this blog!

The other day I really wanted to make some comfort beads, and I find scrolls incredibly comforting. I made a bunch of simple round beads with white scrolls, and because I've been thinking about spring recently, most of them are in springy colours.

I listed these ones today, and will be posting the rest of them in the days to come.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I was in a few treasuries recently and wanted to post them for posterity.