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Monday, October 5, 2015


October 5, 2015

Exciting news for my business Omi Silver Handcrafted Jewelry and for other artisans of handmade goods who have been invited to sell on the new HANDMADE AT AMAZON which is set to launch this fall.

I received the following email after being invited and applying to sell on the new site.

You're Invited to Join Us!

Congratulations! Your talent and beautiful products have impressed the Handmade at Amazon team. You are officially invited to be an artisan in our invite-only community!

We’re putting the finishing touches on our online registration process and will let you know as soon as registration is live. Once you register, you can begin setting up your shop and crafting your Artisan Profile.

We can’t wait to share your products with our customers worldwide!

Welcome to Handmade at Amazon!

As you may or may not know, Etsy is now allowing artisans to partner with outside manufacturers to produce their goods.  Although this may still be considered buying handmade, many artisans feel it is a step away from buying directly from a person who designs and crafts the products they make from start to finish.

Here are a couple of items I will be listing on my new Amazon store -
Sterling Silver Chainmaille Earrings with Onyx

Multi gemstone crocheted necklace
and now - back to work listing my jewelry.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Very exciting news for Omi Silver Handcrafted Jewelry.  I did a show in Kingston, NY (Chronogram Block Party) and Etsy sponsored booths for their local shops.  I was fortunate enough to sell one of my handcrafted sterling silver chainmaille necklaces to a woman who inquired about getting earrings to go with the necklace.  As always, I asked her to email me and I would create her earrings.

She did!  She wanted earrings to go with the necklace to wear to the 2015 EMMY Awards.  Needless to say, I was delighted to make them.

What a lovely woman she is - she won in her category - Best Writing for a Variety
Show and my jewelry made it on stage.  Not only that but she sent me these photos to use!  Thank you Jo!!  You rock.

Sterling Silver Chainmaille Necklace with faceted onyx beads and Japanese weave pendant.

Necklace -

Earrings are sterling silver cascade chainmaille with round
onyx beads.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

I Am Driving Myself Crazy

Sunday morning, ahhh, a beautiful day outside, sun is shining, it’s cool…think I’ll get my coffee and check out the newspaper.  Oh wait, I better check my email, see what my jewelry group has been up to since yesterday.   Oh look, Laura Bracken has a new post to her blog that looks interesting. I’ll just read that first.

Great post.  I AM driving myself crazy with marketing instead of just making jewelry.

Laura, you hit the nail on the head!!'re still doing better at this than me. You manage to find time to keep up your blog!  I haven't been around much during the last week.  That's because I spent so much time in front of this computer "trying" to do social media that I have totally blown out my lower back as well as managing to raise my stress level around 75%.  I have been reduced to sleeping in the downstairs recliner.

On Pinterest, you're verified?  Read all about this at one point only to find out I couldn't "get" verified because I didn't have a stand alone website.  You have a business account? Rich pins? I read all about this too but couldn't figure it out.  You're using promoted pins?  Hmmm...I wonder what that means and you've signed up for buyable think?.. I read the first sentence in those instructions and thought "oh no, dolphin talk" again.

Ahhh, I just had an idea...maybe I can do a blog post answering your blog post and then I could post a link to your blog post and then..oh yeah, I never can figure out how to do those links..but I'll just do it anyway and hope for the best.  OMG, it's happened again,  my mind is racing, thoughts are zooming around in my brain a mile a minute and I'm on my first cup of coffee!!!!  My back is killing me, that nerve is all irritated in my neck again and I just woke up half an hour ago.  Where is that Sunday newspaper?  Bye.