Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Did you Know...

Did you know that Skye Jewels uses only Recycled packaging? All packing materials are either made completely of recycled materials or I reuse envelopes that were originally shipped to me! The tissue paper that I wrap your jewelry pieces in is made from recycled paper. The little bags I put my handmade pendants and tiles in are from items I ordered.

What does this mean for you? You save on the costs of packaging that are normally integrated into the price of items. You feel good about knowing that I am doing my best to help the environment and that by ordering from me you are also helping! This also means that you will not have super fancy packaging from me. But do you really need it? I want you to feel special when you open an envelope that you have ordered from me, but to me the environment is much more important.
Another important note is that from Canada, the thinner and smaller the packaging the less it will cost you to have it shipped. This is why I won't ship in gift boxes. The cost of shipping doubles! I do my best to make it pretty in a little organza bag (Jewelry only) with my business card that I include a short note on the back of. 

I feel so blessed to be able to have this creative business, I hope that my efforts and my respect for the environment will inspire you to shop with me again and again!!



Monday, May 13, 2013

Heading to South Haven Michigan!!

I have added a few fun things in my shop the last couple of days and will be adding a few more things today if time allows. I made 8 new necklaces last night that I am getting ready to photograph. The pictures I am including today are some I just listed.
 I finally have more than just earrings in my shop. Earrings are just so easy to make that when I start making them I tend to make 10-20 pairs at a time. 
 I had fun making a series of new rustic bracelets a month or so ago. I have some at the Inglewood shop and now some in my Etsy shop. I plan on finding the time to make some necklaces like these when I return from my trip!
 This necklace on the other hand, sell almost faster than I can make them! As long as I have a show, they sell. I don't seem to have much of an online presence but I am working to change that. I am having my website redesigned by professionals and it should be ready soon. I look forward to listing new things on a much better website than I was ever able to make for myself.
 I posted these earrings on a blog post for Earrings Everyday, I hope you stop by and check it out...

If you have made it this far, here is the fun part of my week. I am flying to Chicago on Thursday morning and then taking the Amtrak to meet Heather Powers and take a class at her lovely Country home in South Haven Michigan! How fun is that going to be!! I am so excited I can barely sleep!

So in honour of my trip please use the code VACATION in my Jewelry Shop to get 15%off on a min $25 purchase! This coupon code is valid until Sat May 18th. It is also a fantastic value since I have new Wholesale codes in my Etsy shop and to get 15% you need to spend $300! So take advantage and have fun!!

I will try to post again before I go, but I have my hands full getting ready! So no promises!



Friday, May 10, 2013

Grand Opening of "Home Sweet Home" in Inglewood

Interesting things have been happening at Skye Jewels. I was given a tip about a shop in Inglewood that is having its Grand Opening on Saturday Morning! I called and she only had one other jewelry, so I am taking a chance and setting up! Here is my display.
 I gave them about a third of my inventory, and I am hoping to get a call saying they need more. It's always a lot of competition trying to sell jewelry, as many of you know. However it turns out that after I got to the store, I actually knew Karen, one of the owners! We had done a few shows together and had chatted.
 I wish them well on the Grand Opening!
I hope they do well and have great success the whole year round!

Please stop by and say hello to Karen, her sister or her mom. They have worked very hard to get this ready in just a manner of a few short weeks! Congratulations!!
You will find them at #2-1336 9ave SE
in Calgary Alberta!!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Shapes Now Listed!!

I am excited to tell you that I have added two new shapes to my inventory. After many customer requests, I have decided to add the toggle shape and the half domino size. These were really fun to make and I hope you will take full advantage of them since they are now listed in my Etsy shop!
I have created a few new shabby chic pieces to add to the mix. They are sweet and have a very french feel to them. Thank You Ella from Calico Collage for making these images in the size I needed. It is always a pleasure to work with Ella on new ideas. I let her know what I have in my head and she makes the ideas come to life on her computer!
 Here is a shabby Chic toggle done in the French Toile de Jouy. I have three colours for these. I love the green the best. The image is so rich.
 These dragonflies got the most looks on Etsy out of everything I posted! They are such a wonderful image. I asked Ella to make the images mirrors of themselves, and they really turned out great!! I love using her work because of the quality and amazing art! She has a real talent for putting things together.

I will be putting a few more together soon, but I may not have time in the next couple weeks. Another show coming up and I need to replenish my inventory, since I brought about a third of it to "Home Sweet Home" in Inglewood. They are having their grand opening this Mother's day weekend so stop in for a look if you have the chance!

Don't wait too long, pick yours up, I will ship them before I leave for MI on Thursday morning. I will be taking Heather Powers' Polymer clay class and I am so excited to spend the entire weekend with her family!! What a treat!!

Have fun shopping!


Monday, May 6, 2013

New Beginnings!

This time last year I was just beginning Chemo. I was scared and intrigued at the same time. What can I say, I am curious by nature.
I knew it would not be fun, I knew I would be really sick and weak, but I did not believe this would be the end of me!
 I feel like I have a new lease on life! I feel like I need to make up for the year I missed! I have put myself into my work full force and I am loving it! My husband not so much because the house is a mess. Oh well! That's life with kids! No reason he can't do a little cleaning around here if he doesn't like it ;)
 I had an amazing show this weekend! Sold a ton of stuff including the Fleur De Lis necklace just above. I sold a lot of my breast cancer pieces, all purchased by one terrific lady! I was also the winner of the best dressed table! I will get the pics up this week, but if you can't wait you can see them on my Facebook page. I am hoping to find the time to photograph and list some things today, but with the kids it's hard to have a steady schedule. I try, but things get bumped a lot! I have last week's shipping to do and I have a ton of stuff to list! My new website should be ready soon and I need to get some awesome pics to put up so I can start using it!
 I am hoping to hear from Shopbevel about these earrings. Hoping they were one of the winners for the Gypsy Soul challenge. That would be so awesome! I am planning two other submissions to them this week as well as some other stuff! So much to do!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

And the winner is!!!!

So today is the day to pick a winner for the earrings! I had 42 total names to draw from and the winner is...

Pine Ridge Treasures

Please contact me with your address so I can ship of your earrings!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated!!