Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Sale

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Originally uploaded by sarawestermark
Today's my birthday and your lucky day! I'm having a sale in my store until midnight tonight. Every purchase over $30 qualifies for a 20% off discount and free shipping--domestic and international! Come and shop at my etsy store and get that piece that you have been saving up for!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

500th Etsy Sale SALE!

In honor of reaching my 500th etsy sale and my birthday, I'm having a sale until Monday, March 30th at midnight. Every purchase over $30 in my shop will receive 20% off and free domestic and international shipping. Just pay with paypal and I'll refund you the sale price--or request a revised paypal invoice if you prefer.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Soprano Aria from Mendelssohn's MAGNIFICAT

I was honored to sing the soprano solos with the AGO Festival Choir and the Tallis Chamber Orchestra this past weekend under the direction of Dr. Larry Cook. (I am not always a metalsmith!) My official training is in voice performance. Thanks for listening!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Update on Etsymetal Charm Swap 3

I've been working very hard with Nina Gibson, the etsymetal shop manager, to get all 18 of the 20 charms listed for sale in the Etsy Metal shop. We have already sold two members charms! Congratulations to Kathryn Riechert for selling her seascape charm and to Laurie Brown from Aubergine228 for selling her one of a kind cast seahorse! If you have been following this progress, I just want to remind you that these are limited edition charms and only one is for sale in the etsymetal store--these are rare and true collectors charms. The last charms will be listed this weekend. I'm still waiting for 2 more members' charms to arrive and hopefully they will be here soon. Check out the Etsymetal Store Charm Section!

This photo shows all the charms currently for sale in the Etsy Metal shop. (Note: the doggie charm and the heart charm are being listed this weekend, so be on the look out for them!)

This weekend I'm going to begin to assemble the Etsymetal Charm Swap 3 charm bracelet. When completed it will be offered for sale in the etsymetal store. You can still purchase the charm bracelet from the very first charm swap by etsymetal. We owe all this fun of the charm swap to our member Vic from Experimetal, because this was her brilliant brainchild.

I've already begun to take names for the Etsymetal Charm Swap 4. The due date for that is August 31. Since we just juried in some new members this spring, we've managed to get some of them to sign up too!

Monday, March 16, 2009

new "unnamed" necklace

Need help. I'm really terrible at naming things. Does anyone want to suggest names for this new necklace? All I can think of is Organic, or Pebbles. I had a lot of fun sawing these odd shaped circles and ovals and then watching them develop textures in the torch. I debated about the edges, to finish them or leave them. I did a second set with the finished edges and it really does have a different look. I look forward to any suggestions!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Etsymetal Charm Swap 3 Finished Charms

Deadline for the Etsymetal Charm Swap 3 was this past Saturday. I've already received 9 sets of charms in the mail and I love it! Its a bit like Christmas being the curator. I have all these interesting small boxes and envelopes arriving and I am thrilled to get a first peek. Here is your first peek of the finished charms. Limited edition individual charms make great pendants and will be for sale in the Etsymetal store. There will only be two for sale in the store, one for sale as an individual charm and one in a complete charm bracelet. Be the first to get yours!

Experimetal sterling shielded rock charm.

TreAnelli sterling concentric circle charm.

nyhedy with her unique castings.

erosas 14k gold foil and sterling charms

deliasthompson's cobblestone collection

Tuizui's enameled copper and sterling charms

Maggiejs petal and gemstone charm.

NinaGibsonDesigns brass and sterling teacup

KathrynRiechert hand stamped sterling disks with brass rivets.

IstanbulDesigns etched bronze owls.

Ashleyjewelry's charms use copper and polymer clay

rubygirl has filigree and enamel charms

sarawestermark copper and sterling leaves