Some changes are happening. For more consistency I’m revamping and moving this blog to http://jewel4ublog.wordpress.com
This means that I’ve lost all of you as followers. If you would like to watch my updates as I try to grow my creative hobby into a business please click the new blog link, and follow me there.
I’m not sure what will happen to this one…. if I’ll keep it, or trash it.
Thanks for your support. It means more than you know.
Finished a few Breast Cancer Awareness necklaces and loaded them into my shop.
Accessories Hair Clips Jewelry and Art by jewel4u on Etsy.
Do you ever have a weekend that you would just like to return or exchange for a new one? I’m sorry this doesn’t work for me, I’d like to return it. Yes, I still want a weekend, I just want to exchange this one for a different one. Your return policy? I realize it’s past the 30 days, but it’s taken 30 days to fit in time to do this exchange. Surely, some of you can relate.
Between cleaning out the girlie’s room (sorting every piece of clothing – some since birth), then converting her crib to a toddler bed (you know this involves a complete rearrange of furniture – multiple times), followed by a trip to the emergency room – I need a break. Just when exhaustion is overwhelming, let’s start a new week! Since God only gives us what we can handle, I’m spending some time reminding Him of my threshold just in case He forgot. ;-)
Finished a small collection of bookmarks. A Perfect Mom’s Gift!
View Bookmarks by jewel4u on Etsy.
Lately, in between special orders, I’ve been working to build my bracelet inventory. Bracelets are much more time consuming due to the amount of bezel cups in each one. When working with Lisa Pavelka Magic-Glos UV Resin, it’s imperative to keep the bezel cups perfectly level. I try to shave off time by not separating each one, but the bracelet must be placed length-wise under my UV lamp in order for the bezels to levelly cure. And what do you know… the bracelet won’t fit under the lamp unless I disconnect it.
My method is to start designing the bracelet in one piece, so I can get the flow of elements from one bezel to the next. Then when it’s time to add layers of gloss I remove one of the connector rings in the middle which then gives me 2 pieces of bracelet. I finish my process of layering and filling until complete which involves reassembling the bracelet.
I have 3 more that I want to finish to add to my currrent collection shown below. These are available for purchase on my JeWeL 4U Etsy shop.
I’d love to hear from you: What do you think of the bracelets? Any ideas for improvement in my work flow process? Any experiences you’d like to share?
View Bracelets by jewel4u on Etsy.