Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Work - Springtime Imagery Study

Springtime Imagery Study handmade sterling silver chandelier earrings - imperial topaz, pink sapphire, emerald, rose quartz, amethyst, rhodolite garmet - Available for purchase at Gahooletree on Etsy

Handmade sterling silver chandelier earrings depict melting icicles as our hearts warm to thoughts of springtime, renewal and the splendour of budding florals. Let it thaw!

Designed in tribute to my warm hearted artisan street team friends who daily inspire me, keep me smiling and who always remind me that there are brighter days ahead.

This creation is my entry for the eSMArts January Design Challenge.

Each earring has an imperial topaz brio, two emeralds, fourteen pink sapphire rondelles, two amethyst trillions, a rose quartz marquis and one rhodolite garnet.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is January Supposed to Be This Busy?

yes we accept LayAway at Gahooletree!

We usually take vacation mid month to celebrate our weird winter wedding :) but this year I'm stuck here in the cold and snow of southern Ontario and I'm actually glad I am! Snow has been steadily piling up over the past two weeks, so we really have an old fashioned winter.

handmade 26g silver ball end headpinsI've been babysitting one of my Giant Schnauzers, Max, who I haven't seen in over a year. Max is 12 years old now so not quite as nimble as he used to be. But Max and Amy had a great time together for 2 and half weeks romping in the snow, demanding to be let out every half hour and well simply making life insane around here! But I enjoyed it.

Steady sales at Gahooletree Supplies on etsy has also kept me hopping. We've had fun listing pandora beads, charms and chains as well as new luxe gemstone studio overstock and themed gemstone sampler collections & starter packs. We just got our first order for my handmade 26g ball end silver headpins too.

We just made our first sale on eCrater and will be developing a new shoppe on Artfire (details to follow).
SassyDLite jewelry for the young at heart
Over the holidays we were pleased to see many shoppers at SassyDLite, our new boutique of affordable jewelry staples. It has worked out well developing this second etsy shoppe that features more rustic or everyday designs. And with SassyDLite I've had fun playing with semiprecious stones and non-precious wires.

And at Gahooletree, our flagship store, sales were soft over the holidays. But this is to be expected in light of the economic climate AND the luxe gemstone nature of this venue. But we managed to get a few luxe orders like our custom Family Necklace feature and we just sold one of our most expensive items, so there is hope!

Custom Family Necklaces by Gahooletree

Friday, January 9, 2009

eSMArts TeamShop Contest Today!!!

Please support our eSMArts Team Shop today.

To be entered into our contest to win one of several $10 gift certificates good towards sales at

just visit our Team Blog and make a comment there mentioning our Gift Certificate Grab

between noon and midnight tonight!

Thanks to all of you who enter the contest to support us. All proceeds from eSMArts Team Shop sales support worthy causes!

Midnight Romance Anklet/Bracelet donated by SassyDLite

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Love Yourself Month

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I honestly have never heard of "Love Yourself Month" until the other day when I read it on the monthly activities calendar sent out by my daughter's long term care facility.

So I googled it. January really is known as "Love Yourself Month" -- and it is a genuine reason to celebrate all that is good in YOU. This idea of taking a bit of time out of life's hectic mayhem to just pamper oneself is in keeping with one of my new year's resolutions. So I just thought I'd share this cute idea.

So are you a fan of Love Yourself Month? I'd love to hear your comments!