Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Me and Hand Stamping Jewelry

For those of you that don't know.  I had this great idea to make yoga inspired hand stamped jewelry.  I have always loved the look of the hand stamped jewelry and after buying a couple of items on Etsy, I thought to myself "Why can't I make this jewelry?"  So, I decided to have a yoga twist on it.  And stamp words like Namaste, Peace, and Breathe on the jewelry.

So, I started googling away..."How to make hand stamped jewelry".  There is a ton of info out there.  And come to find out, it's actually pretty cheap to start out.  I ended up going to Rings and Things here in Spokane and bought some blanks, a metal stamp alphabet and some beads and such.  Then I also went on Etsy and bought some ball chain necklaces and some more blanks. 

So, the alphabet metal stamps I bought at Rings and Things ended up being too small for what I wanted to do.  But, after I showed my husband what they looked like, he said "they sell those at the hardware store".  So, I got a much cheaper set from the local hardware store, thanks to my husband!  And they work just the same.  So, I think I am getting the hang of it.  And I am having a blast taking pictures of the jewelry.  So, I am just going to show you a few of my favorites!


If you like these and would like to see more, here is my Hand Stamped Section at my Etsy store!  Ohh...that rhymed!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Clearance Yoga Mats

I am making room for the new designs I am working on and have marked down some older mats.  These mats are equally as gorgeous, but they are my older works of art and are sold as is because they have already been painted.  Therefor, you cannot customize the mats or paint color.  But, they are beautiful just the same.
There is the Lily of the Valley, which is my all time favorite:

All of these mats have been marked down to $40!!!