I search for the newest thing in fashion accessories all the time. I go to department stores and look around and see what is selling, I watch people shop. I sometimes engage with them about what they are looking at or even purchasing. For some reason I am completely comfortable doing this, must be the several years of craft shows and Home Jewelry Parties- heck I don’t know but they all talk to me and I find out just what I need to know. At least what I need to know to sell in my area/location.

This week my big adventure was Target, I saw lots of big earring hoops and bangles. I saw a lady pick up some bangles. I immediately said remember bangles when we were kids (we looked the same age) and she smiled and said yes and put them in her cart, I think target owes me commission LOL

My creative wheels started turning. I had to figure out a way to add my glass to the bangle cause ya know it is always about incorporating my glass. HA! It did not take me long. I ordered some nice hypoallergenic bangles some time ago thinking I could use them and this was the push I needed. So here is what I have new from the studio this weekend and fresh from my Target excursion. No trip or event is wasted, I must always take a piece from the places I have been and make them a special part of mybanglebirdcharm2.jpg creativity. New to My Etsy Shop.

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Remember the friendship pendants? They were a 2 piece pendant you would give one half and keep the other.friendship4.jpg

Oh man! when I was about 12 yrs old I wanted one of those pendants so bad. Only thing was everyone had one and the halves were not quite unique to each other and you could have the half to the pendant that matched up with just anyone, that always bothered me LOL I never got one or got to give one of thoes pendants. Oh the scars of childhood-hahaha!

 

So here they are unique to each half friendship pendants 🙂 they are different but you can tell they are made from the same batch kinda like real friends are. They also have lots of color and have a very artful thing going on. I thought of selling them as a set but my luck no one would want both halves. Besides they are good to give as a single item. So I guess if ya want both halves ya better hurry LOL they are in my etsy shop as of this Monday morning. http://shoozles.etsy.com

 

Love ya C 🙂

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She is a traveler! Oh to travel to Greece would be a dream. Her travels have influenced her style and her love of gemstones and 18k and 24k gold is what she works with. She makes one of a kind jewelry pieces to accommodate many different styles and fashion trends as you can see in her shop.

electrajewelry.jpgelectrajewelry2.jpgI especially like this item in her shop called “She’s A Lady” Dina must have bought this beautiful enamel bead from one of her favorite places. I love when people share the things they love in their work. It is such a special touch to a shop and I found that to be true in Elektra’s Shop. http://Elektrajewelry.etsy.com

Elektra started working with stones over 10 years ago, the demands of a full time teaching job and childcare did not allow her the time to follow her passion. it seems she has made time and we are glad she did.

She works primarily with gold Vermeil, Bali sterling silver, semi-precious stones and vintage glass beads. Please be on the lookout for new pieces from her Murano Collection.

I would also like to say a special thanks to Dina for all her help to Giftbarer with the 90day blog challenge without her I would not have remembered to do this wonderful challenge so super big thanks lady 🙂