My Inspiration

This beach is where I spent my childhood summer days day dreaming and soaking up rays.  The beach is so relaxing and the shells are so beautiful.  cropped-img_0361.jpgI source many of my shells for jewelry from the Connecticut coast.

Ibotta and Jo-Ann 

IMG_0340Are you a mad crafter  like me?  I love to creating my beautiful accessories.  I’ve found a way to splurge on supplies without breaking my business budget.  I bet you’d like to know a secret to saving big on supplies.  I just signed up with a rebate app called Ibotta.  You get cash back when you shop at stores and online.  You can “cash out” your rewards in a variety of ways, and one way is a gift card to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts.  The best part of the program is the $10 bonus when you sign up and the $5 you get each time a friend signs up.  Use my referral code bmcnagq and we both win.

I can wrap it up nice for you.

This is how I gift wrapped a door prize for a local fundraiser.  Paper crafting is a fun way to dress up a gift box.  Customizing packaging is as fun as creating the item that goes into it.  It is also a nice touch to add a personal note.  Let me know if I can customize something for you.  It’s wedding season soon… and don’t you dare forget Mother’s Day.  I will soon be updating my ETSY shop to include more information on custom gift wrap.IMG_0327

I’ve been creating…

It’s been a long while since my last post but…no excuse!.  I’m just feeling lazy and insecure about my jewelry making adventure.   I have been creating some pretty awesome pieces and it’s time to ramp up again and set some goals.  I will work on a creating a new pieces more often to share with you.

A little bit about my process- I love the orange glow and medicinal properties of copper.  It is my favorite metal.  Let me know in the comments your favorite metal.

 

USPS Holiday Shipping Schedule

Keep organized and don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to sending out gifts.

Business tip of the day-  Keep customers informed of shipping deadlines.  You always want to be on the same page as your audience.

  • It helps to know how much things will cost to ship.
  • Free shipping is always a plus and a must during the holiday season.
  • People really want a certain date of when their package will arrive.  an on or before date is best.

Happy Shipping,  Jennie