I’ve always loved the idea of jewelry pieces with stories or meaning. Some people wear jewelry with prayer boxes, others wear charms with great symbolism, and many choose stones based on their attributed powers or meaning. While many (even most!) of my designs Continue reading Blessings for Prosperity
Butterfly Sundries is getting ready to wrap up a Spring Cleaning extravaganza. For my loyal Facebook fans, many of the designs I intend to discontinue this year became available at exclusive discount prices (quite a treat for them, as I rarely offer sales, discounts, etc.) to help me clear out space for new 2014 inventory and designs.
It was quite an experience going through my inventory and listings while preparing for the sale. Reviewing my old(er) listings gave me a chance to appreciate how my vision, skills and interests have evolved over the years.
When I first started making jewelry, my focus was on beadwork. While I was never ambitious enough to bead on a loom (though I have such admiration for artists who do, just the thought of doing so makes me feel like my brain is in knots), I enjoyed creating layered necklaces with interesting focal points.
Then I played with the idea of designs which appeared to have multiple strands but involved less weight around the neck.
Eventually, I became bored with string and decided to start incorporating wire work into my beaded designs.
I came to feel constricted by the prefabricated beads, pendants and materials that anyone could potentially purchase and use to replicate my designs, so I decided to begin to make my own pendants which would fit my expanding vision; I found a great medium through acid-etching metal sheet with my own original designs.
In what new direction will my designs expand next? I’m debating between soldering and casting…. If the sale goes really well, maybe both!
Most of the designs above (with the exception of the Standing Lotus Pendant from the Lotus Collection) are all reproductions of older designs (I do, periodically, feel nostalgic for the mediums I’ve largely retired from my repertoire). All of them and many more are currently available for purchase at huge discounts through my Spring Cleaning Exclusive Facebook Fan Deals!
My loyal blog readers also have a chance to take advantage of the deals! Go to Facebook now to check out the discounts before they’re gone forever; all special offers end officially at 11:59pm PST on March 23, 2014 (But, if you send me a message and tell me you’re a blog reader, the offers will be honored through Wednesday, March 26, 2014)!
Also, because I’m phasing out all of the designs which I’ve made with prefabricated clasps, pendants, etc. I’ve found myself with a huge surplus of beading supplies I simply can no longer use! If you’re interested in potentially purchasing jewelry supplies in bulk at huge discounts, send me a message and tell me for what you’re looking!