Saturday, March 14, 2009

Place Order for Your SXSW Pendants!

Hey everyone!

Look at what I just created!!!! A unique, one-of-a-kind Pendant for SXSW! If you love SXSW or you have a friend that absolutely loves SXSW, then you need to place your order for these pendants. Each pendant is unique, lettering in Sterling Silver, pendant frame is silver-plated. Comes on a black silk rope. 18 inches long. I hand-make/hand-set/hand-glaze each one so you won't get it before SXSW is over this year, but you will have it for next year or to wear year around and promote SXSW.

You can also send me a digital photo of what you would like as the background - I will set it in with the SXSW lettering. For example, a photo of your band, film, friends, business, etc. However, it must be sent in the EXACT dimensions I specify. I can only print black and white and spot color the photo. If you want full color - have the photo reduced on photo paper to the EXACT dimensions I require and drop it in the regular mail (snail mail). Please do not print on ink jet as the color will bleed during the glazing process. I will need you to send me at least 3 copies by snail mail - just in case something goes wrong during the glazing process. And please DO NOT send me an original of any photo.

Send me an email with your contact info that you are interested in placing an order for your SXSW pendant. I will contact you with the details. I do take most major credit cards.

Cost: $68

Friday, March 13, 2009

SXSW EtsyAustin Street Team

I encourage every one to come and visit us in front of Hill Country Weavers on S. Congress this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will have a booth selling lots of awesome handmade goodies and passing out outrageous PROMO SWAG BAGS filled with lots of things I know you will want including jewelry, soaps, coupons for FREE stuff and so much more! Look for us wearing the Etsy Austin T-shirts and passing out t-shirt bags.

Yours truly will be out this Saturday night on S. Congress - 3/14 from 5:30PM - 7PM and again on Friday 3/20 from 3PM - 6PM and on Saturday, 3/21 from 12PM - 3PM.

I really hope to see you! If you mention this event on your blog and send me a link, I will send you a FREE pendant charm!

Have fun at SXSW!!!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Arts are Sacred

For those of you who enjoy and engage in arts and crafts, but struggle with finding worth in what you do, I share with you these Holy Writings of the Bahá'í Faith to inspire you.

"Blessed is he who in the days of God will engage in handicrafts. This is a bounty from God, for in this Most Great Dispensation it is acceptable in the sight of God for man to occupy himself in a trade which relieveth him of depending upon charity. The craft of every craftsman is regarded as worship."
(Bahá'u'lláh from a Tablet - translated from the Persian)

"One of the names of God is the Fashioner. He loveth craftsmanship. Therefore any of His servants who manifesteth this attribute is acceptable in the sight of this Wronged One. Craftsmanship is a book among the books of divine sciences, and a treasure among the treasures of His heavenly wisdom. This is a knowledge with meaning, for some of the sciences are brought forth by words and come to an end with words."
(Bahá'u'lláh from a Tablet - translated from the Persian)

"The purpose of learning should be the promotion of the welfare of the people, and this can be achieved through crafts. It hath been revealed and is now repeated that the true worth of artists and craftsmen should be appreciated, for they advance the affairs of mankind. Just as the foundations of religion are made firm through the Law of God, the means of livelihood depend upon those who are engaged in arts and crafts."
(Bahá'u'lláh from a Tablet - translated from the Persian)

"The one true God, exalted be He, loveth to witness handiworks of high craftsmanship produced by His loved ones. Blessed art thou, for what thy skill hath produced hath reached the presence of thy Lord, the Exiled, the Wronged. Please God every one of His friends may be enabled to acquire one of the crafts, and be confirmed in adhering to what hath been ordained in the Book of God, the All- Glorious, the All-Wise."
(Bahá'u'lláh from a Tablet - translated from the Persian and Arabic)


Did you know that engaging in an art or craft lowers stress and increases concentration and focus?

The arts and crafts are good for you and your soul! So continue if you are engaged in a craft and start one if you are not.

Healing Blessings!

In Memory of Your Pet

Losing a pet can sometimes be just as emotionally devastating as losing a person. I was reminded of this when speaking with an aquaintance recently and was asked if I would make commemorative jewelry to honor the life of a pet.


If you have lost a dear animal and would like a sacred piece of jewelry designed that you can wear which reminds you of your pet, give me a call (512-576-5297). I would ask you to bring photos and other objects of your pet so that I can get a good idea of who he/she was and then we can start talking about whether you are interested in a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. If you have at least 100 friends who might be interested in purchasing your piece to raise money for a worthy animal cause, let me know.

Healing Blessings!