Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Contest to Celebrate my Upcoming 500th Etsy Sale at JewelryFineAndDandy--You could win big!

I am coming up on an important milestone.  It may seem small to some of you, but to me it reflects growth in my jewelry design and creation business.  I would like to celebrate by rewarding you, my customers with a special thank you--because without you, this would not be possible!

That's right, the 500th order in my Etsy shop will be FREE!  I will refund your purchase amount up to $100.  That is after any coupons, and does not include the low flat rate shipping.  I am getting close and anticipate reaching this goal in September 2015; so if you are in the mood to do some early holiday shopping, you could WIN BIG!  This milestone is only for the sales I've made on Etsy and not at local shows or boutiques.  Considering the fact that I only had 114 sales in my first six years on Etsy, and over 300 since the start of 2014, I want to share my recent success with you!

Here are some of the newest items I've added to my shop. Something here could be yours for free, if yours is the 500th order!

18k matte gold Celtic Heart expandable charm bangle and earrings set, 2 available. Makes a great gift!

Birdcage mixed media necklace and earrings set, you've got to take a closer look at this one!
Dragonfly Necklace and earrings set with hand colored patina, Amethyst stones, Amazonite stones, vintage glitter beads and crystal...just lovely!

I LOVE this Paris inspired French charm locket necklace.  Eiffel tower image is surrounded with vintage rhinestones, charms, pearls, and even a locket! Je T'aime charm and C'est la vie postcard charms add romance. And who can resist that luscious gingerbread patina vintage chain?!
Hey, if you prefer silver to brass, here's another for you!  It has an I love you postcard charm, Bon Voyage charm, L'Arc de Triomphe charm, Oui, a clock, a rose, and of course a C'est la vie tag.  Lovely rhinestones encircle the postcard style Eiffel tower image.

Is it Halloween yet?  I've got bats in all colors and styles ready to fly out your way!

 I also have an ongoing social media monthly contest.  Post a photo of your order (tag me) within 30 days to Twitter, Instagram, my Facebook page or on an Etsy review and you are entered to win a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy shop. Details are in my Etsy shop at

Good luck!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fine and Dandy Jewelry is joining the Change It Up Blog Hog in September sponsored by B'sue Boutiques

The theme is going to be "Vintage Flair" which sounds right up my alley!

Isn't that cute?  And isn't this true about so many things in life?  For this blog hop, we are give the choice of 4 different components.  You may use one or all, but the goal is to use it differently than usual. Cut it up, flip it, colorize it...make it your own.  These are the pieces to choose from, and are available at by Brenda Sue (B'sue) Lansdowne, who is sponsoring this blog hop!

I can't say which one or ones I am using; however I placed my order early and already have what I'm going to use!

It's been awhile since I posted.  Fact is, I've been pretty busy with my new Finding Your Direction Line from the Build a Line Challenge back in the spring.  I've had great success with my compass themed jewelry.  I also had a secondary line spin off of that one, featuring the hand stamped jewelry.  Here's some of the pieces I made:

The bible verse cuffs have no compass, but turned out beautifully and led me to make Father's Day key chains with bible verses.  I had some custom orders with REALLY inspiring stories behind the gift they were ordering!  The last photo was a custom order I made for a lady and three of her best friends; they got matching "Follow Your Dreams" key chains and necklaces.

And then, all this stamping and stuff led me to another great idea for these beauties below.  The crystals are real natural faceted crystal, and they throw rainbows all over the place.  The main piece is a Victorian style luggage tag that I've stamped and added patina to.  I'm going to have to keep Grace.  What a beauty.  Not only do I enjoy the idea of wearing the affirmation close to my heart, but the crystal has energizing properties.  And who can't use more energy?
I even got a custom order for a necklace with custom stamping for a customer's first 5K race.  And I'm really loving the stories behind custom orders!

So, I'll be updating again soon with some other projects I've been making.  As I've been working on compass themed pieces and pondering the idea of travel, I had a little mini revelation about how to categorize my shop.  I won't tell you now, but look for news on that to come soon.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you at the blog hop next month!