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To celebrate an awesome weekend of sales, I am including 3 different items in today’s “10 Days of Jewelry” Sale! All three of these bracelets are best sellers for me! Just click on the photo, it will redirect you to that item on my website. No Coupon Code needed – items have already been changed to Sale Price!  Thanks so much for checking out all my daily sales for “10 Days of Jewelry”!

Sixlets, Set of 6 Hammered Sterling Silver Bracelets – Today Only- $92.00

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Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Cuff – Today Only – $36.00

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Hammered Sterling Silver Cuff – Today Only – $29.00

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Since I am having a sale and a giveaway, I am wondering what you would choose?  I am picking one piece a day to offer at 25% off, what piece from my site would you like to see on sale in the next 6 days?  And, if you won the $50 Gift Certificate on the 16th, what would you buy with it? Please leave me a comment below and let me know your favorites!

Day 4 0f  “10 Days of Jewelry” Sale – Madrona Leaf, Sterling Silver Earrings, $23.00

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THE GIVEAWAY- On December 16th, I will give away a $50 gift certificate for my website to one lucky winner. To enter the drawing you can do any OR all of the following every day! That is 3 entries per day. Here is how to enter:

*Like and Share the daily sale on Facebook

*Tweet the daily sale to your followers on Twitter

*Like and Share my Facebook Business page

You will get one entry into the drawing for each like/share & tweet. After you have liked/shared/tweeted, come back here to my blog and let me know in the comments where you shared the sale, and your name will be entered into the drawing. Super simple!

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Happy Friday!

It is Day 2 of my “10 Days of Jewelry” Sale. Every day I will pick one of my designs and offer it at 25% off for that day. No coupon codes needed, just click on the image, and it will take you right to the already discounted item on my website. Please take a look at my other designs too! Read below about how you can enter my $50 Gift Certificate giveaway! Thanks to all those that purchased the Day 1 – Vanilla Latte earrings yesterday, and to those that liked, shared, and tweeted the sale and giveaway!

 

Day 2 – XL Sterling Silver Fish Hoops, $22

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THE GIVEAWAY- On December 16th, I will give away a $50 gift certificate for my website to one lucky winner. To enter the drawing you can do any OR all of the following every day! That is 3 entries per day. Here is how to enter:

*Like and Share the daily sale on Facebook

*Tweet the daily sale to your followers on Twitter

*Like and Share my Facebook Business page

You will get one entry into the drawing for each like/share & tweet. After you have liked/shared/tweeted, come back here to my blog and let me know in the comments where you shared the sale, and your name will be entered into the drawing. Super simple!

Have a great Friday 🙂

 

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I recently joined The Artisan Group, a promotion company that provides celebrities with swag bags at awards shows like the Emmys, the Oscars, and the Golden Globes. I will be participating in the Primetime Emmy Awards Gift Lounge this fall. I have been busy designing new pieces for the celeb’s gift bags, creating a display piece, and purchasing my materials for 110 bags. The Artisan Group’s Blog started a feature this week called “Artist Spotlight”. They chose to feature me this week, and I couldn’t be more excited! Head on over to the TAG blog to read a bit more about me and my jewelry designs. Here are the pieces I picked as favorites for the blog feature!

Thanks so much TAG! I love being a member of this fabulous group 🙂

Steph

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I am a member of a great team on Etsy called “The Aspiring Metalsmith’s”.  I have no idea how many members there are now, but I do know that they are all extremely inspiring, caring, generous and talented. I have learned so much being a part of this team. We chat on the Etsy forums, and learn from each other every day. The Aspiring Metalsmith’s  have a blog at http://aspiringmetalsmiths.blogspot.com/   . One of members decided it would be fun to start a monthly blog challenge. I was all in for the challenge, as I am a wannabe frequent blogger and am trying to kick-start this new blog.

November’s blog challenge was to blog and show pics of our workbench. OUCH! Obviously, they didn’t know I create in utter chaos. Really I do. I like it that way. I feel more creative in clutter. I see things on the bench all mingled together and they talk to me, they show me how they want to be combined in new and interesting ways.  I cringed just thinking about letting photos of my bench out into universe.  I just knew that all my teammates would have magazine worthy organized benches and workspaces. So over the last week I have taken photo’s of my workbench (really just a big table) in various states of chaos.  Directly behind me is my corner desk with computer/printers/paperwork and my polishing table. I can’t show you that now, as it is covered in many of the 427 drawings my 5-year-old has made for me in the past week. 🙂

THE REALLY UGLY:

This is the left hand side last Thursday 11/4/10

This is the center of by bench last Thursday….

and the right hand side last Thursday…..

THE BAD:

Left side Sunday 11/7/10

Right side on Sunday 11/7/10…..

NOW, for the GOOD – a nice picked up, swept up, and moderately organized bench as seen around noon today (11/9/10)

left hand side……

right hand side……

The bench only stayed this way for about an hour until I started  5 or 6 new pieces. I am happy that I did get it picked up, if only for a little while 🙂

Iwill be listing new items in my Etsy shop http://sstargell.etsy.com   by the weekend. Listed below are other team member’s blog posts about the challenge of showing off our benches!

Thanks so much for checking out our workspaces!

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Happy Manic Monday! All Monday’s are manic here in the Stargell house. Permission slips, lunch money, and lost shoes oh my! I love Monday’s because it is a school day, and I get a ton of time int he studio once I get the kids off to school.

I am excited to get into the studio today to check on the shipment of sterling silver scrap I sent in to the refinery. After just over 2 years of metalsmithing, I had over 14 ounces of scrap. With precious metal prices rising to record levels, it was time I traded that scrap in for some much-needed cashola!  Here is a pic of the scrap after I melted it all down and water and or salt/cast the molten silver.

My son and I sat on the back porch and cast the scrap pieces – mostly wire, small pieces of chain, and a bit of ruined sterling sheet. I took my torch out there, melted the silver on a 2×4, and poured the molten silver into a bucket of water. Some really cools formations came out of the water. We felt almost like archeologists looking at our “Finds”. It was an amazing way to spend some time with my son, Sam.  I will definitely do this again for designs elements.

After I check to  make sure the refinery received my scraps, I will be working on orders from the weekend. I have a cold,and kind of slacked yesterday.  I have a bunch of earrings, cuffs, and bangles to get made today. I love my job!

Wishing you all a not-s0-Manic-Monday!

Steph

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