Moving Away From Etsy

On June 30th I will be removing my silk screen inventory from Etsy and moving to a group I created on Facebook . Etsy has changed too much over the past few years and no longer fully supports Handmade as was promised all those years ago. Very sad, but I need to do what is best for my business. Please follow me to Facebook and join the group 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/silkscreens4sale/ I have many new designs available. Something for everyone 🙂

Just a few examples of what’s new.

 

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People using my stamps in their art :)

I just wanted to share a few pictures of some beautiful pieces of jewelry where the artist has used one of my clear stamps as texture. I feel like a proud parent LOL

First is my pal Janie in Alabama. She runs a shop called Life Art Designs over at Etsy. She says is getting ready for an arts and crafts show on Dauphin island on April 16th. If you are in the area you should drop by and take a look at her fabulous work. Janie has combines polymer clay with fine silver clay (.999% silver) to make this gorgeous piece using my Asian Script clear stamp.

The next person is one of my faithful Etsy shoppers 🙂 Her shop is call Mindfulmatters. She used my ever popular Vintage Circuit Board clear stamp to create this wonderful pendant.

She also made this intricate barrette using my Runes clear stamp.

Wandie Ortiz has a shop called Bijoux Hibou at Etsy and she used my Branches clear stamp to make this very colorful pendant, which I just love, that has a glazed ceramic look.

Here we have Kristen from Canada. Another of my Etsy buyers. (Thanks you Etsy) Her Etsy shop is called Wasabeads. Kristen used my Vintage Circuit Board clear stamp to make this great pendant and earring set.

You can find over 70 clear stamps currently listed in my Artfire and Etsy shops. Please drop by and take a look. 🙂 I am positive you will find them interesting and unique. I design my stamps with polymer clay in mind, but they can be used on a multitude of surfaces. If you can stamp on it, they will work 🙂

I’m a Pro now :) Check out my New ArtFire Shop !!

My ArtFire shop is open and I have my first sale already! For a grand opening special I created a coupon code for 10% off your entire purchase. (code = B34D847DAA-C91C16A5E8) It expires on Oct 8th.

I have 58 different clear stamp designs that I make to order and some tutorials. Plus I have a few pieces of jewelry (more coming soon) and pendant or ring bezels to use in your own jewelry designs.

Hope you drop by and take a look. 🙂 Spread the word to your friends and family. If you are looking for unique handmade gifts ArtFire is the place to go !

You can also shop directly from the Rapid Cart kiosk on the right side of this page. 🙂

ArtFire Group Discount – Get a Pro Account for Only$5.95 per Month

Artfire is giving us the chance to have a Pro Account for only $5.95 a month versus the usual $15.95 a month.

All we have to do is spread the word to all our friends and groups.  As a collective we need to get 20,000 people to opt in for the locked-is $5.95 a month Pro Account. I am person number 4132  to sign up 🙂 What number are you?

Artfire only charges the monthly fee, no other listing costs or final value fees like eBay and Etsy charge. This sounds really good to me ! I’m shelling out at least $30 a month to Etsy for the fees they charge on every transaction (sale) I make. Plus the listing fees.

Come on, what do you have to really lose by giving it a try for one month? Less than $6, true? You can cancel any time after your first month if you are not happy with Artfire.  I really hope this come to fruition. I am looking forward to saving some of my money so I can out it back into my business.

Link to the deal – http://www.artfire.com/groupdeal

Festive Finds

Julie Eakes Poinsettia cane Read on to find the other 4 parts of the tutorial.

Parole De Pate Adorable gingerbread man ornament tutorial

Sharon Sahl ornaments and scenes

Kim Owens whimsical folk art ornaments

Janell Berryman and her quirky folk art. Reminds me of the movie Nightmare Before Christmas. 🙂

Etsy sellers:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tessaann
http://www.etsy.com/shop/santaornaments

Another Helpful Tip from Parole de Pate

This is one I just have to try ! Take a strip of craft metal (she used Art Emboss by Amaco, but I already have some aluminum flashing) and bend it into a shape and embedded the metal into clay and bake it to make a cookie cutter !!! I imagine you will have to glue the metal into the clay since clay won’t attach itself to metal without glue 🙂
Click this picture to see the tutorial in French

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