Just listed a couple new items on Artfire! It's so much fun to discover a new way to share my creations with you! Check out these new things. Do you like Bali silver? I do, that's for sure! The cost of silver has been increasing for a while so when an item lists sterling silver as a component, please understand that in order to use silver in the design, the artisan is increasing the cost dramatically! Lampwork glass is not cheap to make either, and since I don't make it myself, I have to buy from other artisans... increasing cost, yet again... I've read that to adequately price an item, the cost of supplies is tripled, then add all the other hidden costs so that the artisan can continue to support his/her business. It's no wonder that if you make quality jewelry, the retail price is high! I only make jewelry that I would like to wear, so it's got to be made with high quality components! I haven't found my niche market yet but I hope I will. In the meantime I keep investing in silver, lampwork beads, etc. Investments that will pay off someday... maybe. That's the cost of doing business!
Greetings and Welcome, to my jewelry journal. I am a jewelry designer and creator. I also work at a local bead shop, teach classes, and do Art & Craft Shows. My specialties include Kumihimo, Bead Stringing, Wire Wrapping, and Wire Crochet. I love to go to Bead Shows and read the latest Bead & Jewelry magazines.