8.26.2011

Finding new Resources



Oh, the joys of discovering a new supply shop!..this one is in Tel Aviv, Israel and is full of silver findings that have been made here in Israel. I Love that.. My guy had to entertain himself while I bellied up to the wall of mmmm toggles, end caps, beads, clasps, connectors ..all hand stamped sterling silver, as well as stamped brass.


Yes. Let's just say that I was there for quite some time...

Here are some bracelets made using toggles found in the shop in Tel Aviv~








The first two have sold but 'Dragonfly'is available here on Deborah JLambson

Enjoy your week people!


8.19.2011

and we're Live!






GreenBird Studio ~ handmade glass bead supply

..please show some love and add me to your favorites! Much more to come. Photos taken by my husband..aren't they great?

I'll be focusing my next few torch sessions on a few more headpins so that there is a substantial supply there.I know I love using these..also some sort of corn flake like discs in neutral colors...

I love feedback..so if you have some suggestions for me..colors, shapes..I'm all ears. not really, but I am listening. oh I am funny this time of night~


8.13.2011

Coming soon..




Coming soon to Etsy..






Just the beads ma'am..




Handmade glass beads waiting patiently for their beauty shots

..please stay tuned!




'Sea Fever' by sweetwaterdesigns


$4.00

$55.00

$12.00

$63.00

$18.00

$40.00

$68.00

$6.50

$4.99

$17.00

$24.00

$30.00

$14.30

$39.99

$4.50

$25.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.


I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

~ John Masefield

8.03.2011

The making of a lightbox..


I've come to believe that aside from a great product the single most important tool that you can have for selling online is.. a really GREAT photo.
If you want the viewer..the perspective customer.. to really see the color, the texture and all of the detail that they would see if they had the item you wish to sell in their hand, your photograph needs to be crisp macro photographed and the colors need to be true.
All of which is an art in itself..but one you had better learn if you expect to sell online.
Of course, there are many factors to a really good photograph but one of the most important, is good lighting~

Some people prefer natural light and I agree, I love the use of natural sunlight..even they little light spots and shadows..I think it adds to the charm and beauty of jewelry and glass beads, most especially. The drawback is that you are limited to perfect weather and time of day.
A lightbox solves those problems and provides you with a perfect source of light for your photo taking no matter when you're working.

So, in the quest for a really great photo, my husband rose to the occasion last week and following the instructions he found here, provided me with a perfect table top light box.

How great is he :-) Of course, I love it.
and I don't know about really GREAT photo..I think I'll always be searching for that..but really, this looks pretty darn good,don't you think?

Sterling silver and colorful spiny oyster discs combined with some of my own flameworked glass beads..

Enjoy your week all..and let me know if you give this a try!