I’m not going to start yet another post lamenting the lack of consistency in my posting…
It’s Saturday morning and heading to 98 degrees here today…the start of many months of similar weather reports. Fortunately I have good A/C and my mostly organized studio area to hide out in when the temps get uncomfortable. Gotta love a great deal from Harbor Freight!
I’ve been working on copper and brass Joolz for awhile and sales have not taken off at the same level and positive comments about the new styles. So I decided to start a new Etsy store to list copper and brass (and a few sterling silver) components that I’ve made: etched beadcaps, etched sheet, etched blank shapes (for pendants, etc.), wire-wrapped beads and connectors, along with some very cool patina’d copper items that will also make their way into new Joolz.
Introducing: Metal Me This! Several bead and jewelry friends helped me decide on a catchy name and Susan Sheehan came up with this one. I worked up a banner and avatar that plays off the mixed metal colors and I’ve been adding items every week.
And it’s time for a sale, so in honor of Mother’s Day and all the wonderful women we call “Mom”, all the Metal Me This items are 20% off on Etsy. Etsy has these cool coupon codes that you use at checkout where the discount is applied to the whole order. Use code TAKE20 from now through tomorrow and 20% savings is yours. Lots of cool etched and patinad stuff in there! Take a look and tell your friends (OK, I know we have moved into the shameless realm, but this stuff is too pretty to stay in a drawer in my workbench!)
Lots of pretty copper and brass beadcaps in various textures and etched patterns, with more coming. There’s also various sized sheets of etched copper and brass for those of you who have your own ideas of using mixed metals. (Don’t tell anyone, but I am really hoping to spend a lot of time tomorrow etching more cool patterns!)
Here’s some of what I’ve been doing with the disks and metals that I’ve been cutting and modifying:
These are almost-finished chunky necklaces…the center domed pair is 1 1/8″ wide.
And these mixed metal bracelets have been a lot of fun to make (and wear). The trick is making each disk component a different pattern! I’ve got 3 all copper, 3 all brass, and 3 mixed metal ones in the works (another Mother’s Day project I hope!)
Wishing all the mothers, mothers-to-be, and those who fill that special place in your heart like a mother would, a lovely day tomorrow.