Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. I know there are a few people who read this! LOL. May you enjoy a day filled with love.

My neighbor, a lovely old Italian lady brought over this cake for us. We're so blessed. This little ditty boasts some Jack Daniels. Whee. It's very good stuff!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ask Stacie

Customers and friends regularly ask me questions about their jewelry. I thought I"d try blogging about it because many of the questions are the same. One day I suppose it would be a good idea to get an FAQ onto the website, but this really isn't the time of year to be planning new pages. Know what I mean! So here's the first question:

Which dip should I use to clean copper jewelry?

Whoa. Please don't ever dip your jewelry into any chemical. Some clean by stripping away the dirt, which also strips away bits of metal. And chemicals aren't good for stones of any kind, especially soft ones. And since you may not be aware of which are softest....stay away from it. Now- what you can do is this....put down your drink & swallow you coffee- I don't want anyone laughing & spewing their beverage onto the screen! Ketchup. Yup- you read that right- ketchup. Squirt a bit into your hands, rub it onto your piece (not on stones), rinse & buff with a soft cotton cloth. Voila- clean. Lemon juice works too but it's sticky. So there's your tip for today. ;-)

While I have your attention I would like to show you a beautiful treasury that I was honored to have a piece included:

This beauty was curated by TwoSilverMoons. Thanks so much for including an Azoho piece!

That's all for now....till next time!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Name your price sale!

Last sale before the holidays folks! I'm calling this one the "Name Your Price" sale. Here's how it works-
Purchase any item from either my Etsy or Artfire shop and you can name your price on a pair of tiny dots. Use the dots as a gift for someone else or a gift for yourself. You can name any price you'd like! $13, $10, $5, $2 or even FREE! Name your price in the notes to sender & I'll send off a revised invoice if it's necessary. So go on....take advantage of me as much as you'd like until Midnight Eastern time on Sunday December 13, 2009.

These are the tiny dots- wonderful versatile little things that they are- great for a 2nd or 3rd hole. Or even for a young person. So what are you waiting for??? Click away! And thanks for supporting an Indie Artist. ;-)

Special note: There's an Artfire Kiosk on my Azoho Fanpage so you can shop directly from there- without ever having to leave facebook or sign up for an Artfire account!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Can you believe it's December?

Where in the world is time flying to? This is crazy and it seems to be going at the speed of light. I'm not really prepared for the holidays. So what else is new? LOL. I's like to show you a piece that I'm proud of-

I cut the stone myself, then set it & ended up with this beautiful lariat. The stone is Sonora Sunrise, a few posts back I posted a photo of the rock. Earthy and organic looking with a "signature" bloom. One of my friends pointed that out to me recently....that the bloom has become my "signature". I have fun making them. Earlier today I listed the lariat HERE. I'm so very tired and in need of a good night's sleep, so that's what I'm going to do! Till next time.