August 16, 2009


Posted in etsy, Misc at 10:13 pm by jewelrybyleyla

For any number of reasons, I’m having a sale in my etsy shop.  Everything is 10% off, and there’s no shipping on all orders under $25.  The sale will run through the 26th…so go take a look, and get your jewelry now!


April 29, 2008

A couple of new items

Posted in etsy, Misc, New Jewelry tagged , , , , at 3:28 pm by jewelrybyleyla

Things have been slow lately. So much happening in my life, and yet at the same time seemingly so little. I was promoting the heck out of my shop and blog in February and beginning of March. But other than views and visits, no sales came of it. And then a few things happened in my personal life that stressed me out, and the outcome of all of it, I was burnt out. But I’m finally getting back into the swing of things, stuff doesn’t seem quite some hopeless or helpless anymore, and I’m creating again.

So here are a couple of pictures of my newest bracelets… The pink and brown bracelet uses the same Right Angle Weave technique as the Swarovski crystal bracelet I made in February (that just recently sold *yay*).

This tennis bracelet, I used a base of green Delicas and Swarovski Crystals, to give a different look than your typical gold or silver tennis bracelet. I like the look of it, but the pattern and instructions I used need some help…. This may end up being an absolute one of a kind…(this will be listed on Etsy soon)

March 26, 2008

Here in my world…

Posted in Misc, unfinished works tagged , , , at 10:27 am by jewelrybyleyla

Things are a bit slow here.  I’m thinking about all sorts of new stuff for jewelry, but having a bit of a motivational problem.  I’m also working a bit more this week, so there’s just not enough time to do everything that I want to do.  Hang in there, I’ll get back into the swing of things.

In the meantime, my tumblers are still working away.  One finished up with stage 2, but there was too much material loss for the material to be moved on to stage 3.  So I started up another batch with stage 2, and when its done I’ll combine them.  There are lots of cool colors coming up… will post them, and they finish up.

March 1, 2008

How many addictions can one person have?

Posted in etsy, Misc, unfinished works tagged , , , at 7:32 pm by jewelrybyleyla

Ok.. so mine are fairly calm… Although I might run a few people off the road trying to get to a bead store, or a rock shop… but hey I’m not driving drunk.

I’ve been composing a bracelet in my head for a few days.  On some sort of whim I bought root beer, smoked topaz, and powder almond beads.  For those who know me, I’m not a huge fan of brown…unless its mud splashed all over my truck, because I just drove through a huge mud puddle.  So I’m working up these browns, and I have a design I like, and then I added to it… and now I can’t figure out how to add a clasp.  Or what kind of clasp to add…. so I have this beautiful band… unable to be worn… with threads hanging out and I NEED to finish it.  But how?  So it’ll be another day while I work it out in my head.

In other news… my other addiction… feeding this blog.  After I finish one post, I’m ready to post another… even when I have nothing to post about.  Given that February was the first full month I was really promoting my blog and my Etsy shop, I was looking at the numbers….   The readership is steadily growing.  I had 509 views in January, I was hoping to meet that in February.  It was getting close, I was kind of worried, watching the numbers… can I really meet my goal… then bam…. 509 was passed… Hmmm, the way this is going I wonder if I can have 100 more views.  Yep, had 100, maybe 200?  Ok, not quite 200… topped out at 688, just 21 shy.  Not bad.  So, thank you everyone for reading, and surpassing my goals.

Don’t forget, next friday, I should have happily polished rocks for new jewelry, so check back.

February 20, 2008

New bracelets

Posted in Misc, New Jewelry tagged , , at 12:02 pm by jewelrybyleyla

I had my second chain maille class last night.  I got off to a rough start, adding too many rings in the wrong order and completely confusing myself.  Eventually, I managed to get back onto the right track, and get the bracelet into good working order.  Finished in under an hour today.

Roosa Bracelet   detail

In addition to the chain maille bracelet, I’ve been collecting patterns and Ideas for seed beads.  I have half a dozen or more tubes with just enough beads to look like a significant amount.   But not enough beads to do any major project.   I started making a project out of the most recent Bead and Button magazine.  About 1/3 of the way through, I decided I didn’t like it, and took it out.   I made some changes, and restarted it, and after several hours of beading, a bracelet emerged.  There are a few changes I’m going to make before I offer this, or something similar, up for sale… But I like the pattern.

beaded bracelet   detail

February 18, 2008

New Stuff

Posted in etsy, Misc, New Jewelry tagged , , at 3:13 pm by jewelrybyleyla

So, as mentioned last week, I’m in the process of making a couple of changes in the shop. I took a whole bunch of new photos yesterday, and edited them today. In the next week, they’ll be making their way into the shop.

For now, check out my new necklace, Amethyst Dreams, which coordinates great with my Passionately Purple earrings that debuted last month.

I’m creating separate listing for some of the items that I’ve listed as “take your pick”.  Currently, this Quartz Beach Pebble necklace has its own listing, and its rounder buddy will be listed on its own tomorrow. Check back!

February 13, 2008

Thanks everyone

Posted in Misc tagged at 7:05 pm by jewelrybyleyla

Yesterday was the best day ever. My blog is slowly growing, and I just want to thank everyone who has taken a moment to read and/or leave a comment. There have been over 1,000 views, and 60 visitors yesterday. I’m so happy! Its the little things like this that make me happy. So thanks! And, check back tomorrow… I have lots of pictures that I need to take, and some upcoming changes to my Etsy shop, all in the hopes of making your time browsing and buying easier and friendlier.

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Best Day Ever: 60 — Wednesday, February 13, 2008

February 6, 2008

Getting back into the swing of things

Posted in Misc at 10:12 am by jewelrybyleyla

So, as mentioned in my last post I was pretty much down for the count this weekend.  I’m starting to feel better, and have a few ideas… With any luck there will be some new items arriving soon…

January 15, 2008

New things added

Posted in Misc at 5:18 pm by jewelrybyleyla

Adding a new pair of earrings….

I am also in the process of updating some of the photos.  I’ve learned all sorts of new stuff, and I think the quality of the photos is improving.  So, the first several things listed at my shop are now getting photographs that will do them justice.