Finished pics of new pretties

For those that already follow my Facebook page this is old news. For those thats don’t, why not???
Here are the finished pictures of my newest makes, already uploaded on the website and ready to go. I will probably take them to the market this weekend, but will refresh the website Sunday evening. If you really like something, don’t wait, grab it now.
All other details and more pictures of each item are on the website.

Malachite Owl, $28

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Sunshine Flowers $25

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Jumpin’ Jade $22

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Red seeds and squares $22

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Casual Blues $18

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And my favourite.
Gorgeous Garnet $30

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Don’t forget to check out lots more sweet pieces on my website www.marcatodesigns.com.au

Jennifer 🙂

More marvellous makes

Now that I have updated the website and added them to my facebook page, I will share my new makes with you.  I’m pretty happy with them. I’d like to hear what you think.

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All items for sale, with more detailed pictures, on my website: www.marcatodesigns.com.au

Jen 🙂

It was a green night for market preparation.

I’m not very happy. Last night I typed up this great post and send it to publish, and it disappeared. Obviously I pressed the wrong button, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. It was well written and beautiful. Now I just have to try and recreate it.

I had been having a wonderfully productive day and my night was set with making a couple of things. Then I was interrupted, twice. Now while they were good interruptions, it still puts you out of kilt and knocks the oomph out of the flow. Ah well. It is what it is.

The first make was a remake, this one was simply the beaded dangle on the ribbon ends, which was a choker length. I’m not liking the pale green ribbon, but everyone likes different things and it matches the beads. I simply added chain to be end of the ribbon and the centre bead . Much better and prettier.

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The other was some green wooden pendants that I matched with fine silver flowers. Adding the black chain and a left over piece of ribbon that matched perfectly and a simple asymmetrical necklace is made. I love the deep colour of the green that sits nicely with the silver and black.

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I spent part of the afternoon packing my boxes for the market this weekend. Re-sorting my jewellery and taking a good collection. I will be taking my smaller table for extra display space, so I had to sort through all my props and figure out what I want to do. Then I jumped on eBay to look for more large twine busts. Woah, expensive, which I knew, but still. I want at least 3 more.

The new market has their own Facebook page, and from the looks of it they like to take pictures and show everyone off. As I do with my market FB page. It’s going to be a little scary being on the other side of the camera, but I’m a believer of the adage that any publicity is good publicity. I’ll try not to shut my eyes or pull silly faces (not on purpose mind you, it just happens).

I’m hoping to get a few more things made tonight. I’m thinking a pre website special is coming up very soon.
Have a beady weekend 🙂
Jen

Busy Beading Fun

As per my post the other day about being on my own and getting creative. I had a ball. Or a bead. I got productive.
I needed to make some new items to take to market and add to the website. I will also be taking some to a little shop that expressed interest some back and see what they say.

Some of these pieces are completely new, others are old necklaces just re worked into my new style, which I really like.  Take the green and blue Chrysocolla one (with the diamond-shaped focal bead), it’s so much nicer than the simplistic two strand with centre focal bead.

I have had a good response from these funky imitation howlite skulls so I will work on getting some more and making a collection of them. Simple strung necklace and earrings, with an assorted mixture of colours, and earrings to match.
My website will be updated with the new items today, and my new weekly special is up and running on Facebook.
Funky skullsIMG_6844And stars to boot…

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Jasper with potato pearls and chain. A matching two strand bracelet is also available. IMG_6863
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That heart. This is a hard one for me. I’m not sure I like it. I think the heart is just too much, too big and clunky.  Please, tell me your honest thoughts. Keep or toss! IMG_6869

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A re-modelled piece. The chain and donut have been switched around with ribbon added. I really like this one.IMG_6882

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A little sunshine for your day.

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Chrysocolla with pearl spears and ribbon. Beautiful and bright.

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Have a great beady day, and keep an eye on the website, these and more will be available soon.
Jennifer 🙂

Weekly Specials!

As part of my new Facebook page I am going to have a weekly special. Each Monday – I will try really hard to make sure it happens on a Monday – I will post up the special for that week.

There are different ways it will play out depending on my mood, the season (mothers day, christmas, valentines etc) and what I have in stock. It may be an older item I will reduce, a new item I want to showcase at a special price pre website, a multi buy item (earrings generally fall into this one, 3 for $15 kind of thing) or maybe a discount code for use on the website but only available for those who like my Facebook page.

As a friend put it, this will keep people interested, keep my page interesting and up to date while showcasing my product.
The item or special for each week will be highlighted as my cover photo and there will be an album dedicated to the “Weekly Special”.

I will post here and on Twitter on the Monday also that the special has been uploaded, and I would appreciate all shares of all my social media (FB, Twitter and this blog).

I love what I do and love to share that joy of wearing something pretty and unusual, and that is yours alone with other people.
Because jewellery is a very personal subject, and everyone has their own tastes, I can make up gift cards starting from AU$25. Pease email me if you would like one.

Head over to my Facebook page – the new link is up and running – and check out my first weekly special. If the ‘special’ sells out (or single item sells) within 2 days I may look at doing a second special, but that will be my prerogative.

I hope your Easter was safe and fun filled 🙂
Jennifer

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