Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sales and Specials at Fine and Dandy Jewelry

Hello! I love this time of year! Delicious food, beautiful landscapes, time with family, connecting with old friends...we have so much to be thankful for. I am grateful for the opportunity to create art to share with others. We had an amazing 8 handmade craft shows this year, it was awesome! To help you celebrate the season, and give the gift of handmade to those you love, I've got some specials: BLACKFRIDAY10 code on Etsy gives you $10 off $30 FREESHIP2013 = FREE US shipping until December 14, 2013. Every purchase earns a discount code towards your next visit! Here's some new listings: Thank you, and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Renee

Why Buy Homemade for the Holidays?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mermaid Earrings in Verdigris Copper with Hand-Wired Freshwater Pearls

As summer comes to an end, and we leave the beach behind, here's a little reminder of the ocean's mysteries to last until next summer. Mermaids have always fascinated mankind. I made these new earrings from copper mermaids, in a matching pair--and they have a lovely verdigris patina. I added hand wire-wrapped freshwater pearls in your choice of classic white, or peacock.

I hope you've had a wonderful summer with many new memories either from travels, or from spending time with loved ones. See you soon!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pop-Up Market Fort Worth Recap

I'd like to thank all who attended August's Pop-Up Market on Saturday. Despite the heat, the new hours provided relief while setting up and selling from my handmade jewelry booth. I was fortunate to get a tent site that backed up to a tree for a little shade this month. The live music was great, and although we didn't have any Thriller zombies in attendance this month, I was surprised to see two unlikely guests!
I had to do a double take, as I thought they were large dogs at first! Seeing them took me back to carefree summer days spent on my grandparents farm in Pennsylvania, where they had several goats. We had some new vendors this month, as well as regulars. I was honored to enjoy some repeat business, when a customer I met at the spring Arts Goggle came looking for a particular item; which she purchased, along with some other pieces. As much as I enjoy selling on Etsy and Artfire from the comfort of home, nothing can compare to seeing someone fall in love with your creation enough to make it their own. When people buy my jewelry in person, I also have the opportunity to help them try things on and find out what exactly they are looking for. If I don't have it, I offer to create it for them. My daughter, Jessica is now 4 months, and enjoys being outside meeting people. She's definitely a conversation starter! Another attention getter is my collection of American landscape photographs that I've made into greeting cards. The Cape Cod images always seem to draw people in, but I've met war veterans who enjoy my scenes of the Vietnam War Memorial wall and local WWII planes. As an Army veteran myself, I love to talk with them. My Pop-Up neighbor this month, MoonbowMetalArt (on Etsy)who specializes in beautiful metal artwork of sea creatures, recognized my Portland area photos and we enjoyed conversation about the gorgeous scenery there. I have my eye on his whale art...I'm going to have it hanging on my wall one day. I may not be at the market next month...but I will post an update, and some new projects between now and then.