March 31, 2011
March 23, 2011
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|Stormy Sky by Jennifer Kistler|
March 18, 2011
Then last night we had an almost full moon, and the sky was actually clear enough to see it. Just some thin, low clouds were quickly passing over the face of the moon, giving each photo a different look as I snapped many frames. Here's one of my favorites.
On a more serious note, I am considering donating a portion of jewelry sales to Japan tsunami relief. I just need to learn the proper way to set that up through Etsy, and choose a reliable relief organization. I am planning to do it on specific jewelry items, such as pieces with my new ocean wave design. I have one in my shop right now (shown below, but it's not set up for donating funds yet), and quite a few almost ready. Most are just the wave (without the sun), and include circle pendants, and even a pair of bold earrings. I just had this idea today, and wanted to share. If you like this design, and want to give to a good cause at the same time, stay tuned for new listings in the next week or two!
March 17, 2011
I can't believe I almost forgot to post this today... My tribute to Ireland, a treasury I put together on Etsy. Some great photographs and other items from fellow artisans! Enjoy!
March 5, 2011
As the Irish holiday honoring St. Patrick approaches, everyone is more aware of that part of the world. Celtic knots have been around for many centuries, and make very intriguing design elements. It seems a fitting time of year to offer some new jewelry with celtic knot accents. A while ago I had purchased some petite triangle shaped celtic knot links to make earrings, and this year I put them to use. I made several pair with Swarovski crystal beads, in green of course, and also blue, violet, and red. (Like them, but want a different color? Let me know!). I also have a new celtic knot jade necklace that, while very simple, I am so pleased with how it turned out (shown above). If you like celtic knot designs like I do, be sure to see all my celtic knot jewelry, which is on sale through St. Patty's Day! And I couldn't resist putting together a treasury on Etsy of some other neat celtic knot items by other artisans. Check them out, and don't forget to wear your green! (and I think I'll have to watch Leap Year again for a little fun, romance, and beautiful Irish scenery!)