Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Super Bowl Sale!

A super bowl sale- This one's for the ladies! Now till 2/4/08 buy any regularly priced item in my shop and pick any item from my 'clearance' section for free! The free item must be of equally or lesser value of course. Just add both items to your cart and complete your checkout information. Submit your order then wait for a revised invoice from me before paying with paypal. Then get your lovely items in the mail. So that means if you buy this lovely necklace and you get these lovely earrings for free!

Hope to see you soon!
xoxo Julia Catherine

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Countdown to SNS- Sale Announced!

In a little less than 10 1/2 hours my first monthly SNS of the year will kick off! So whats it mean? Tonight is the only time this month my shop will be participating in an SNS. The sale includes:
$4 Off All Necklaces
$2 Off Any Pair of Earrings or Ring
These price discounts CAN be applied to sale items as well.

There will also be a secret item in my shop, That means if you find the secret item- you get it for free and just pay the postage to send the item. So 5pm EST tonight! Don't forget to stop on by JuliaCatherine.etsy.com and get your favorite items at a discount!

So how do i get my discount? Your going to add your favorite items to your cart, then your going to go through checkout, Type 'SNS' in notes to seller, type your delivery address and select paypal as payment then dont pay yet, I will send you a revised invoice to reflect your savings. This will be delivered to your email inbox.
Thanks so much- See you tonight!

xoxo Julia Catherine

Friday, January 11, 2008

SNS Tomorrow!! Keep an eyeball out!!

With the new year came new jewelry at JuliaCatherine.etsy.com and also some new plans. This year Julia Catherine Jewelry will be participating in one SNS (saturday night special) Sale per month. That's one saturday a month you can count on saving money on your favorite pieces of jewelry, secret free item(s) in my shop or free shipping. SNS sales start a 5pm EST and end by 6am EST Sunday morning. So stop on by this weekend, do a little shopping, search for my free secret item and have fun!
xoxo Julia Catherine

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Valentine's Day Items

Well Valentine's Day is upon us! Just about 5 more weeks till it's that day for sweethearts. I have created a few new *special* things for Valentine's Day. First item is this sweet "kissing sweethearts necklace" i have made this one from nearly all vintage materials. The Brass chain, the brass charm and Flower are all vintage. Keep in mind there are only 6 of these necklace available. So this would be considered a Limited Edition. This would be a cute gift for your sweetheart or anyone who collects valentine's day things. Mention my blog in your notes to seller and get free shipping on this item- just make sure to wait for a revised paypal invoice!

The second new item is a sterling silver handforged heart pendant. This is a classic style, i have created and elaborated on this one many different ways. This particular one is a cross over heart made from 16 gauge wire. The wire has been formed, soldered and then hammered on both sides to create this awesome finish.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What's New Julia Catherine?

I haven't blogged in a bit, but don't think i haven't been busy. That's why i haven't been blogging because i have been so busy!

So new things are JuliaCatherine.etsy.com Where do i start? When i started on etsy i was hoping to build a customer base by creating inexpensive-well made- costume jewelry as well as offering my metalsmithed jewelry creations. Doing this i was hoping to build a customer base quickly and have a following of people while i slowly add more handforged artisan pieces to my shop. This- i feel has been successful. I have built a fan base and they just cannot get enough of my creations. With the new year dawning i was anxiously awaiting the arrival of many new supplies. These supplies ranging from Sterling Silver wire to strands of gemstone beads. For many weeks i had been sketching and having all these ideas rolling around in my head.

There are many new pieces in my etsy store as well as the old favorites. New styles and the older styles.

One new favorite is the pebble earrings. They are made from lengths of sterling silver wire, shaped into off shaped rounds/ovals and then soldered and hammered. For an extra touch i have added green aventurine and blue agate beads that almost look like a fringe. These earrings are pretty long, but would feel amazing cascading down your neck.

Another favorite is the pearl bowl ring. The pearl bowl ring is based on a ring i saw in an antique store. That ring was made of gold nugget and a pearl in the center. My take on the ring is a more modern version in sterling silver.

I love this scroll necklace. This is the second i have made and each one is different but the same basic design. That is why i love it. Each is unique just like the wearer.

Keep coming back to read more about my newest creations!
xoxo Julia Catherine

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Project of the Year!

The new year has brought new ideas and new creative focus for many. A fellow crafter has started a project called the "create -a- day" project. The create a day project is current a blog in which crafters post their newest creations in daily. I blog about my newest jewelry creations, my ideas for the project and my other craft projects. The idea of the create a day project is to inspire people to CREATE something everyday. Even if its not 100%, we want you to put your mind and your hands to work and do it. The Create a day blog is also someplace you can turn to for inspiration, if your having a dull day and need a bit of a pick me up. So please click on one of the links and take a look at the blog, join if you feel like you can make the promise to create something everyday and contribute to the blog. Thanks for reading!
Julia Catherine