Sunday, September 20, 2009

Inspirational Jewelry by mairedodd

duality, originally uploaded by mairedodd.

I'm not a great writer, but I know someone who is! Someone who is beautiful both inside and out. Someone who creates amazing jewelry that always exudes so much passion and inspiration. I can feel her jewelry right through the computer screen...almost like I am holding it in my hand, but more importantly, in my heart. Her name is Maire Dodd. Don't take it from my blah blog post, but go see for yourself. You will quickly become a fan of her blog of the same name and her inspirational jewelry. Also, be sure to visit her Etsy mairedodd online shop! Thanks so much for using my raku "raven" and other raku beads in your creations!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (8/14-8/20)

The Bead Art Originals (BAO) Etsy team is offering great specials from their members this week! Something new...our week is starting on Friday instead of Sunday! Check out the specials from each of the bead artisans on the BAO blog!

I might be a bit MIA as I get in gear for my shows this fall. My next one is Saturday and Sunday of labor day weekend (Sept. 5th and 6th) in Pine, Arizona at the Pine/Strawberry Arts and Crafts Festival.

I'll be at the Cave Creek Coffee Company in Cave Creek 9/11-9/13 and 9/26-9/28

I'll be at the Carefree Resort 9/18-9/20

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My 400th Sale on Etsy!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased my raku jewelry and beads from my MAKUstudio Etsy shop! Today is a good day! I hit my 400th sale in my Etsy shop! I didn't run a contest or anything...still not quite that together! LOL! But, I did want to give a big thank you to JAVA723 on Etsy!!! She was my 400th sale! Java, you'll be getting a special gift for sure!!! Make sure to visit JAVA723 on Etsy. Reading her profile, you can see what a beautiful soul she is! I really like this necklace in her shop!Thanks again JAVA! I'm wishing you all much prosperity and happiness!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (6/22-6/28)

More deals from the BAO etsy team! Check out the Bead Art Originals blog for details!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weebly Just Added E-Commerce...FOR FREE!

I really need to share this with you!!! Weebly, THE place to get a free website, has added e-commerce to their site!!! FOR FREE!!!! How exciting! I'm getting ready to add some of my pieces and I'll let you know how it goes! Weebly is so easy! For those of us who are still trying to catch up in the internet world, Weebly is awesome. It is so user friendly!!! I really can't stress that enough! So, if you don't have a Weebly (FREE) website yet...what are you waiting for? Click HERE to get one!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SEO and Etsy

Just wanted to share the link to the forum by Timothy Adam Designs. Great info on SEO and Etsy! Thanks Tim! Here's the link:

Have a good night!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vote Please!

Timothy Adam Designs is having a photo contest! Please vote for my raku pendant "Peace In Your Heart". Just visit his blog and scroll down until you find my pendant! You should be able to recognize it! While you are there, you can also enter your best photo! The prize is free advertising!!! We can all use that! Make sure to check out Tim's awesome metal work in his Etsy shop! Want this pendant for yourself? Just visit my MAKUstudio Etsy shop to buy it now! Thanks everyone!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bead Art Originals - Items of the Week (6/8-6/14)

Wow! Awesome deals and gorgeous pieces! Check out the Bead Art Originals Etsy Team blog for details!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (5/18-5/24)

Some nice deals starting tomorrow! Check out the Bead Art Originals Etsy team blog for details!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (3/30-4/4)

Awesome work from the Bead Art Originals Etsy team! Great deals on these pieces...check them out on the BAO blog!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (3/23-3/29)

Here are some awesome specials for you to check out from the Bead Art Originals Etsy team. Check out the BAO blog for all the details!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Etsy Front Page 3/17/09 Naftali

This gorgeous treasury by Naftali made it to the front page the other day! Thanks so much for including my raku beads!

Friday, February 27, 2009

SandFibers Estyversary!!!

I just want to say Happy Etsyversary to Carol Dean of SandFibers! Today, her online Etsy shop has been going strong for 3 years! Congratulations Carol Dean! In honor of this special day, SandFibers is offering a great special in her shop. You can check out the details on her SandFibers blog. Oh, and about the cuff that is pictured above...isn't it spectacular!!! Carol Dean created this cuff using one of my raku tiles. She made it especially for me to display at The Tucson Bead Show earlier this month. I'm still recovering from the show and working hard to get back on track with all my custom orders! Anyway, make sure to check out the deals in SandFibers Etsy shop by visiting her blog for details! Happy Etsyversary Carol Dean!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (1/26 - 2/1)

Check out the goodies! Visit the BAO blog for details!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (1/19-1/25)

The Bead Art Originals Etsy team have some beautiful pieces this week! Each of these works of art have specials that go with them! Definitely check them out on our BAO blog!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Gorgeous Raku and Seed Beads Necklace by Njema

Raku&Beads pt. 1, originally uploaded by njema.

I'm a little slow in the blog world!!! I hope everyone had a great holiday season! I wanted to share with you this gorgeous necklace that Ginny of Njema made for her mom. Ginny said, "I used beads matching the highlights of colors in the pendant and took the copper heart that came with it to use as a clasp." Very creative, I think! I love seeing my pendants, beads and buttons in others work. It's so amazing to see what evolves! Fabulous necklace Ginny! I hope your mom liked her gift! Make sure to check out Ginny's Etsy shop when you get a chance!

I've been crazy busy trying to get ready for The Tucson Bead Show Feb 7th-9th!!! I'll be in booth GP305 at the Tucson Doubletree in the big tent. Come by and see me if you're planning on making the trip to Tucson this year!

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