Lu will be our next featured artist here in the eJAG blog. Check back, subscribe and/or Follow us !
Friday, December 11, 2009
Lu will be our next featured artist here in the eJAG blog. Check back, subscribe and/or Follow us !
Monday, November 23, 2009
St. Jude's Hospital for Children
All items purchased will be shipped directly to the buyer, with all proceeds being donated to St Judes Children's Hospital.
** Free shipping within the USA only.
Stop by and see what gift ideas you haven't thought about yet!
All images belong to St Jude's Hospital for Children.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Poll is now closed.
Thank you for participating in our Fall Challenge: Autumn Abundance!
Winner details to come.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Contest starts: October 15th and lasts thru November 1st, 2009
- Your entry must be new, go ahead and list it, but keep it inactive until the contest starts. The item Listing number needs to be sent with your image to James. (<~~click here)
- Your item must be in your shop and available for sale, but held until after the challenge is done (place a message in your listing and if a buyer wants it, edit your listing to make it reserved.)
- Where: Here!
And then: Send James your image by October 12th.
Gargoyle & friend
images courtesy of wiresNpliers
Monday, August 17, 2009
Ends: Monday, August 31th
How to play:
- First, find three of the Hide & Seek logos (like the one above) hidden within the participating shops (listed below).
- Then, send a message to PreciousMetals4u with the following information:
1. Links to all three items with the Hide & Seek images.
2. Prize choice (first, second, and third choice)*
3. Address to mail the prize to
*The Fine Print: Prize choice will be a first come first choice basis. If the number of Hide & Seek winner entries exceeds the number of prizes, a drawing will be held and the prize winners selected at random if matching up 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices are duplicated.
List of the participating stores AND the prizes up for grabs:
Prize #1 Starstruck Necklace and Earring Set by Russian Cats Jewelry
Prize #2 Black Rose Choker by AbyssalGems
Prize #3 Hope Pendant by ByrnegoldSmith
Prize # 4 Sugar and Spice by WiresNPliers
Prize # 5 Christmas Lights at Night by AllThatGilttersbyKML
Prize # 6 Isis Hoops by Piruli
Prize # 7 Carnelian Wire Wrapped Pendant by JewelryArtistry
PreciousMetals4u – http://PreciousMetals4u.etsy.com
AbyssalGems – http://AbyssalGems.etsy.com
WebGemsLTD – http://WebGemsLTD.etsy.com
JewelryArtistry – http://JewelryArtistry.etsy.com
WiresNPliers – http://WiresNPliers.etsy.com
ByrnegoldSmith – http://ByrnegoldSmith.etsy.com
LaJubilee – http://LaJubilee.etsy.com
RussianCatsJewelry – http://RussianCatsJewelry.etsy.com
Gems By Jul – http://teemix.etsy.com
PaperRoseDesigns – http://PaperRoseDesigns.etsy.com
AllThatGlittersbyKML – http://AllThatGilttersbyKML.etsy.com
PiruliJewelry – http://Piruli.etsy.com
LusMysticJewels – http://LusMysticJewels.etsy.com
Friday, August 7, 2009
Lu brings to Etsy, her extraordinary and distinct jewelry from her studio in Menasha, Wisconsin. Lu has been a member of Etsy since June 2008.
Lu opened her eyes and mind to creativity back when she was a child. Born on the 6th of November, Lu is a very solid Scorpio, with a strong creative imagination. She is empathetic, intuitive, and loving; with a solid determination to get things done right.
Lu is a Reiki practioner, and uses it for energy transferring and clearing with her stones.
Do you have a favorite medium to work with? Why is it your favorite?
I really love working with stones, and love the healing properties they have. I do clear all my stones, usually on a full moon, and then pass that energy on to my jewelry. When selecting my stones I will look at the healing properties and then put them together. Sometimes when I go shopping for beads the stones call out to me and I have to have them.
With wire, I like the ability to transform it into any shape I want.
What life lesson has your expertise in your art/craft taught you?
The Life Lesson that my art has taught me, is that this is what I was borne to do. I love to create, and to share my creativity with others.
In the past, I have worked with underprivileged girls, in an afterschool program teaching them to make jewelry, and I plan to continue by seeking grant funding for a nonprofit organization that goes into hospitals and teaches the children that are confined in the pediatric wards, to make jewelry and how to access their creativity and thus aid in their own healing. I really love teaching others. In fact, I just started teaching my granddaughter Diviana, 4, how to bead.
Have you had formal training in your craft? If so, do you continue education?
Mostly, with jewelry, I am self taught. I have had a few classes at bead shops and have taken some classes at a technical school. There is always room for improvement and I love learning new techniques.
No, but if I really think of something special, I will sketch it out. Mostly when I have an idea, I just start creating it.
What inspires you, Lu?
Well, what took me on this path of selling jewelry was my fiancée, AJ, who passed away in 2002. I would make the jewelry and he would sell it. After he passed, I had to do it all; make the jewelry, set it up and sell it. I still feel him around me, encouraging me to continue.
Pacific Shores, SF, Cal - Cairns vortex, Sedona - Killarney Nat'l Park Ire. - Iracema Beach Brazil
What is your choice of theme for eJAG’s Fall ‘09 Season’s Creative challenge?
- Consider this is our first announcement for eJAG’s Fall ’09 Challenge: "Autumn Abundance"
Lu, It has been my pleasure to feature you as the Winner of eJAG’s “Sizzlin’ Summer” Challenge!
Thank you so much, Lu.
Lu’s Etsy shop Lusmysticjewels is currently teeming with special Summer sales, including:
Spectacular multi-purchase deals like Buy 1, get 2nd ½ off, and even some Buy 2, get 3rd for free! Some items even have free shipping.
Lu is also a member of another team: WIST team (Wisconsin Street team)
Lu Twitters: tweet her: Lusmysticjewels
Lu’s Blog: Lu's Mystic Blog
Monday, July 20, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Our Sizzlin' Summer Challenge has been a great success with a total of 863 votes!
We thank you for your participation, and welcome you back at any time. Please bookmark or follow us, and check back for upcoming Seasonal Challenges.
Our next one will be Fall 2009!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
- If you are going to vote, please bookmark us, or better yet, Follow us! then return after July 1st to vote for your favorite Sizzling Summer entry.
- If you are participating in the Sizzlin' Summer Challenge, get your listing pictures to James before June 28.
Either way, this is the place to be, on July 1st, 2009 when our Sizzlin' Summer Challenge begins!
Challenge dates July 1~15
See you here!
left and right mittens
Etsy Jewelry Artist’s Guild
Sunday, May 31, 2009
- For our viewers: Please return on July 1 for the unveiling of our "Sizzlin' Summer" Entries.
- For teammates: of Team EJAG: Please post your Intent to Enter by June 20th at: Team EJAG Ning
- For Etsy: Team Forum info click here
Voting for the “Sizzlin' Summer” challenge starts on July 1 and ends on July15
Once again the poll will be posted here at our Team EJAG Blog.
Voting is open to everyone, the public and fellow Etsians and of course, all of our treasured team members!
The winner of the "Sizzlin' Summer" Challenge will be our next featured Artist here at our blog
This is going to be a fun challenge.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Joining is easy but you must be approved first.
So let’s get started:
- Be an Etsy Seller
- Be a jewelry maker/designer.
- Join and be a member of our Ning networking site using your Etsy Seller’s shop name as your Ning User ID.
Join here: Team EJAG
Please email the above information to me, (Etsy seller name, Etsy shop name and Ning user name) from the email account that you choose to be your contact email address with EJAG. This email address will be the one we use to send announcements, updates, and other team information. Please email me at(firstname.lastname@example.org).
When approved, you will be notified via convo at your Etsy Shop. After being approved for the Ning networking site Team Ejag Ning Page, we ask that you enter the team Ning Page, introduce yourself and explain a bit about what you do. After that you may set up your page, upload images and more!
Welcome to Team EJAG!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wire wrapped with Amethyst and Peridot chips
“The Jacaranda Tree.”
Lynn also has a home in Jerome, Idaho, just outside of Twin Falls, where she may retire someday, if she can pull herself away from the fast lane that goes hand in hand with living in Southern California. Her family still lives in LosAngeles, primarily spread throughout the San Gabriel Valley, with some in Laguna Hills and even family in Florida.
I would like to introduce Lynn, of Lynn’s Beads ‘N Things, to discuss her avocation of jewelry making with us.
When asked how she started making jewelry and how long she has been practicing her art, Lynn said:
Crystal, Swarovski and rice pearls in Sterling silver
“I have learned that I can do anything I put my mind to! I have seen many styles of jewelry that I think I couldn’t possibly make but I give it a try and most of the time I can put my spin on it and make it work.”
When I found that Lynn really enjoys custom work from requests, she enlightened me by explaining:
“I have the most fun when someone asks me to make something unique for them. They will tell me what type of stones they want and I go to work! So far everyone has been happy with the finished product!”
“I am inspired by the beauty of God’s creations and colors of nature. Sometimes I am inspired by the stones themselves. They seem to “talk to me” and tell me what I should do with them. Sometimes a picture just pops into my head of something to make and I look for stones to use, like the winning “Jacaranda Tree Pendant.”
★Lynn hand picks all of her own supplies, and in addition to creating beautiful jewelry, she also creates cards, from handpicked flowers grown mostly by her, and chosen at their prime bloom, and then presses and laminates them for lasting beauty.
And Lynn, do you keep a journal or a notebook?
“No, I don’t but if I see something that catches my eye or pops into my head I will sketch it. When I am finished it usually looks nothing like the original item but takes on a life of it’s own during the process of creating it.”
“No, just some minor instruction at the bead shop or an online tutorial now and then.”
Light and Dark- wooden disks and 3 amazing Rudraksha seeds
★The seed of the rudraksha tree (Elaeocarpus granitrus) holds a very special place in Hinduism, and is credited to possess mystical and divine properties.
“Not really, occasionally I will use tweezers and the Dremel tool.”
Blue Pearls with Quartz nuggets
Oh yes, Dremels are very fun tools, and I have been known to pick up tweezers or hemostats myself, a time or two.
blister pearl necklace
What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday Night?
"After working a 40 hour week, just chilling out with a good movie and some popcorn."
Hey, I heard that! Now I am hungry.
After putting in a 40 hr work week and being tired after that, do you have goals that help keep you going? If so, what are they?
"Without goals I don’t think I would be able to survive! I am a self admitted bead addict so my next goal is to use up most of my inventory before I buy more. So many online bead shops make it too easy to feed my addiction!"OK Lynn, tell me, what is your favorite gemstone?
"At present it is Carnelian. It does change from time to time depending on what I may be making and how it turns out."
When I asked Lynn what she might choose as the theme for our next Challenge (Our Summer Challenge) she lets very little information out, and plans to let us sit on the edge of our seats until later in the month of May, before her choice is made.…………
She says she wants to think about it, but I think she’s teasing us.
Update!!! Lynn has picked her theme for our Summer Challenge: It's going to be a "Sizzling Summer Challenge!" The theme to be: "Fire Hot"
So stay tuned in, and watch our blog for the “Theme” announcement regarding our next Challenge of Summer 2009!
Triple Strand Mix and Match
From her shop announcement, Lynn shows the world of Etsy her creative Id, her passion for gemstones and freshwater pearls.
Lynn isn’t the only creative Artist in her family, her daughter is a sculptor and also has an Etsy shop named: Eirewolf Creations.
Thank you Lynn for taking us on a journey through your world of Jewelry and beautiful handmade cards.
To see more of Lynn’s beautiful jewelry please stop by her Etsy shop at Lynn’s Beads n Things.
This posting is happily brought to you by "Wires 'n Pliers"