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The Year of Jewelry Project 2014 ~ Week 4

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Been keeping up with the projects but not with the blogging. It's OK. No one is perfect.
We all  have room for improvement☺
This is what I finished for Week 4 The jury's still out on the color choices
but they do match the colors in the focal bead 
I do really like the section at the end.  So much so that I am in the process of making a pair of earrings to match that section☺
Overall I would have to say that I guess I am pretty pleased with the finished product.

 I will have it in the store in the next day or two☺
While finishing this piece, I started playing with a chain maille pattern for a bracelet.
For Christmas I got a whole set-up for making my own jump rings (Thanks Honey!!)
So I have been playing around with the sizes and gauges and such with pre-made jump rings to see what I want to coil and cut. I like this pattern and I think I'm going to go two tone when I cut the jump rings, a combination of copper and silver.
I also have a leather wrap bracelet started  and …

I'm Alive!!!........and so is the new website☺ YAY!

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It took me WAY longer than it should have, I'm sure, but the new website is up and running!

I'm pretty tickled with it☺
If you have a free minute, I'd appreciate it if you would
pop over and take a look.
Let me know what you think☺
For the YOJP Week 3,
I had something totally different in mind but I spent so much time
figuring out domain transferring and website building
that I did another wire wrapped pendant.
This one is sea glass.
It is a pretty simple wrap and it went relatively quickly so I was able to
post it on time...just under the wire☺
(ha! see what I did there)

and now... excuse me while my head explodes

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I am not "techy". At all. Seriously. Not.
I have been asked by friends, family and customers if I  sell my "stuff" online. I do have an etsy store but I have never really sold anything from there. Partly because when I do have items listed I don't really promote them in any way, and partly because I don't really take the time to list very much (photographing, editing, uploading, adding descriptions, etc.) it's time consuming. I have a facebook business page, I'm up to 56 "likes"☺ I don't post to it on a regular basis like I should. I also have a website. It is horribly outdated and honestly, very unattractive~ as in UGLY.

Honestly, having all of those different things in different places just added to
the feeling that it was all just a real pain to maintain.
Too much, too spread out.

I finally decided to take the leap into the new and unfamiliar.

I have spent pretty much all day yesterday and today trying to figure out
how to use a ne…

all wrapped up

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Did you know that 2013 is over??? Seriously...when did that happen and why did no one tell me!!??
The last few weeks of the year were kinda whirlwind~ish.
Me and my Honey took a vacation.  Together.  Over the Thanksgiving holiday. (The last time we took a vacation together,  longer than a 3 day weekend, was in 1998. Yep. Really.) It was only a week, but it was wonderful☺
Once we got back it was time to do some canning,  baking and prepping for Christmas at home and a lot of catch up from the time off   and getting ready for year end stuff at work.
Plus, I was a few weeks behind on my Year of Jewelry Project, (wha?? REALLY??   HaHaHa!!!) and I was determined to finish ALL of the projects.
And dammit! I did☺

Instead of boring you with pics of each of the 8 projects I had to play catch up with, I just made this awesome collage☺
I did sign up for the 2014 Year of Jewelry Project. I WILL finish all 52 projects again but I will not promise  that I will be more prompt in 2014. If you get a …