Friday, September 24, 2010

New Show Venue & I Won An IPad From Artfire!

Three new pieces, "Burgandy Gemmies", "Pink Ice Gemmies" & "Blue Dreams" Dichroic art glass cabochons wrapped in sterling silver and 14k gold filled wire with gems and crystals.

I am pleased to announce that I will be showing at a brand new venue here in Bend this weekend-The Bend Indoor Markets! Opening this weekend Saturday, September 25th from ten to five and Sunday, September 26th from ten to four. For more information please be sure to check out the link above.

I'm so excited!!! I signed up my Artfire studios for the $5.95 a month deal. This past week they gave away five ipads to five lucky people who had signed up for this deal. I cannot believe my good fortune-I won one!!!!

I am one of those people who truly believe that when I am following the right path the universe bestows small rewards to help one know that they are following the right path. I have received several of these in the past three weeks. I truly believe that I have found my "style" and niche in the dichroic art glass jewelry world. May I continue to walk firmly upon this right path.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Introducing Plurkfish!

I finished listing the earrings from the last batch of goodies I took pictures of.
They are now for sale in my Artfire studio, Willow Walker Designs. Now in the next night or two I will have to get some more photographed. I had a good day at the market, selling my "Apatite Gemmies Earrings" The first sold out of my new "Elegance Collection". Happy dance! My entries are safely in the mail and on their way to the Sage Gallery in Bandon, Oregon on the Pacific Northwest Coast. The coast is about a five hour drive from where I'm at in Central Oregon.

I want to introduce you a blog where you can follow the travels of a little critter named "Plurkfish"! You can follow along on his journey meeting new friends around the world on "the plurkfish travels!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Artfire Group Deal

In celebration of Artfire leaving the Beta version behind they are offering a one time chance to sign up for a pro account for only $5.95 (US)!!! This is a limited time offer and if a minimum 20,000 people don't sign up it won't happen. So now is the time to open that studio you were thinking about or upgrade to pro! You will need a credit/debit card to sign up for this.

I have been selling on Artfire since December of 2009. I love it. Less games and less hassles than other places. Once I started playing the re-listing game to "be seen" I quickly discovered I could spend way more than that without ever getting a single sale. I have made a lot of wonderful friends courtesy of Artfire and Artfire has always treated me right and made me feel valued. Customer service is great quickly responding to problems with personal touch.

So now that I've gotten you all excited grab your card and follow this link! Artfire Group Deal

Monday, September 13, 2010

New "Incidental" Art Deco Collection!

I had a lot of fun designing these pieces. And a couple of pieces have given me a niggling feeling when I looked at them. You know how the piece/picture invokes a tickle in the brain? Enough to notice, but not strong enough to figure out the "why". I was looking at some books yesterday for design inspiration. One of them was Art Deco designs. Today when listing a pair of pink earrings it finally hit me. The clean, contemporary lines are classic Art Deco styling! So introducing my incidental Art Deco collection is this fun little slideshow! By the way all these pendants and most of these earrings are listed in my Artfire studio and on sale! The rest of the earrings will be listed shortly!

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Winning A Place In the Juried Exhibition!

Remember these three beauties? They were my entries for a juried art exibit in a gallery that will be held later this fall. Those that made the show would receive notification by e-mail on September tenth. Well Friday came and went along with Saturday. Disappointment since no e-mail from the gallery means I didn't make it into the show. I was already resigned to the fact I hadn't made it when I checked my e-mail this afternoon and guess what I found? My acceptance e-mail!!!! All three of my entries have been accepted. I will be shipping these off to the gallery this week. I am so excited! After the pieces arrive they will be further juried to see how the pieces compare to their pictures. There will be awards for the winners of this exhibit. At this point, for me just making it in is a large reward! To think my pieces will be exhibited for a month in a gallery.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Etched Earrings!

I listed these beauties in my Artfire studio today- Golden Autumn Leaves and Rainbow Butterflies. Also listed a couple of new pendants.

I am working on another pair of fancy earrings. They have "mutated" a bit from my original idea, BUT they look even better!!!

Signed up and picked a space for the new Bend Indoor Market starting just down the road from me. I hope this will turn out to be a good venue for me. My son is a bit disappointed as he was hoping I'd take his birthday off. It shouldn't affect his birthday too much-I'll let him take the weekend off from helping me.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Catching Up

I am finally starting to catch up on my listings. Today I finished listing all of the two tone Modern Bold earrings after finishing the pendants. So now I can start listing the etched earrings, like these frolicing Blue Dolphin Dichroic Glass Earrings.

Don't forget that these are on sale in my studio, Willow Walker Designs! If you purchase matching earrings and pendant use the coupon code "SETS" during checkout to receive an additional five dollars off! Take advantage and start your holiday shopping early!

Friday, September 3, 2010

New "Elegance" Collection

I have been working on a new style, I'm calling "Elegance" These are fancy and challenging. I really, really enjoy making these intricate pieces. I love these pieces-this is what I want to do with my dichroic glass cabochons. I have many more designs sketched out and am excited about getting to sit down and make them. Three of these have been submitted for a juried exhibition in a gallery. "Golden Rainbows", "Fire & Ice" and "Flight". I have another week before I know if I made it or not. I sure hope so! So here is a slideshow with all these new pretties for your viewing pleasure!

p.s. This weekend is a two day show at the Central Oregon Saturday Market. I will be there for both days!

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