The art shows and holiday bazaars are over folks. It was hectic and exhausting but well worth the time and effort. I met many new people and was able to show them a different type of artistry, fiber art and tatted lace. Many people I met had never seen this type of work and were curious as to what a fiber artist does. I was able to give small demonstrations and talk about the tools and cords I use and how I came to be a fiber artist years ago. It is simply the medium I use now instead of pen and paper although I still draw to draft new ideas.
Anyhoo-this post is about some of my favorite work that is now in the hands of some Snappy Tatter fan somewhere beginning with one of my favorite Snappy Couture pieces that was actually purchased by my sister-in-law, Jen.
I can’t believe how lovely this looks on her. It certainly did not look this nice on me. I am so glad that someone has it that it seems such a perfect fit for.
Isn’t she pretty! Thank you Jen. Here is your 15 minutes of fame.
Just perfect for her!
Another Snappy Couture design that is gone is the Maple Gala:
And here are other items that are treasured one-of-a-kind work that will not return to my shop:
And now some work that may be reproduced in a similar way sometime:
Many items have sold but these are a few of my favorite things. As the year winds down I am still busy tatting the days away fulfilling orders for Christmas. And I am thinking ahead for how I would like to spend my time at the beginning of the new year when everything settles down and I have more time to do whatever I want. I have some new plans that I will share later.
Etsy has begun to provide some new options for shop owner’s that I will have the time to take advantage of in the new year. For example, I can now have multiple quantities available in one listing. I also can provide various options for my simpler work such as color and size options. You can now pick the color and size from drop down menus as you purchase. Etsy is getting better and better at providing a venue that is competitive with other online shopping options but still is primarily a handmade marketplace. The options of accepting credit cards directly, having gift cards available and better search variances are creating a more professional environment for buyers and sellers alike.
In the new year I will be reviewing all 200+ listings as I usually do. I will be checking for discrepancies and updating photography and listing information. I will also be taking advantage of the variations options for my Made to Order work. I am doing that now in a few of my listings where you can choose cord or bead color and length. Going through each listing one by one is a time consuming process that I save for the (generally) quietest months of the year, February and March. This is very important to me. I am a nut for consistency and professionalism in my listings. So I look for poor photos, inaccurate spelling or grammar and update links that may go nowhere and correct as much as possible.
In the meantime, I still have Free Priority Mail upgrade for all domestic orders $20 or over until 12/20. And a $5 gift certificate to my shop is included in all December sales. I have to evaluate all Made to Order purchases on a case by case basis because of my current workload. Ready to ship items will ship in time for Christmas at this point.
Enjoy your day everyone!
The August earring bonus continues in my Etsy Shop, Snappy Tatter. I will make a set of Drip, Drop, Rush or PIXIE Butterfly earrings for each item purchased from my Fiber Art section. Find pictures of the qualifying earrings and Fiber Art in this post.This bonus is only available for a few more days!
I recently updated my Fiber Art listings paying particular attention to the accuracy of the detailed descriptions and photos. Here are a few of the newest photos for some of my Garden boxes: (click the pics for full descriptions, pricing and more photos)
I hope you all enjoyed this small gallery. I will be adding these photos to the Fiber Art category at the left. Next post will be about the making of my latest Couture design, Teeny Tat Chic.
A new gallery of fresh work available in my Etsy Shop, Snappy Tatter.
(click to see more pics and item descriptions)
Triple row Embrace Cuff
New! Vogue Necklace
New! Lure Cocktail Ring
~Original Snappy Tatter designs are protected. Thank you for not duplicating my work.~
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I have been spending hours diligently adding photos of my work to the categories on my Blog. Some may have only one pic as there was only one of the design created so far or I do not have a photo of other creations of the design. (I truly regret the small period of time where I thought I was too busy to take a photo of my work…ugh!) I will be adding more pics as I create them and will keep posting updates here on my main page. For now, while I take care of taxes and pre-cruise packing and organizing!
The following designs have been added to or updated…
New Snappy Couture: Flyaway Butterfly Gala, Leaf Garland
Updates to: Cocktail Rings, Simplicity and it’s variations, The Debutante, Sweetheart, Chantilly, Obsession
Pendant Gallery: Blossom, Dainty, Faith, Flair, Flounce, MOD, Pawprint, PIXIE Ring, Tagalong, Rosette and Wreath
Earring Gallery: Bounce, Dainty, Decadence, Drips, Drops, Flair, Indulgence, PIXIE
Brooches and Stickpins: Diana, Vivien, PIXIE, Flair
Barrettes: small pink Rosette…I need to find pics of the Bobby Pins I have made!
New Design Categories: Allure, Bouquet, Chardonnay, Daisy Chain, Elegance and Embrace, Enchanted, Flair, Harmony, Heart’s Desire, MOD, Phoenix, and Tendril
It’s still only a partial list of the designs I have created but the uploading and organizing has really kept me busy this weekend! I hope everyone enjoys exploring the new pics while I keep busy with my anniversary, husband’s birthday, taxes, packing and traveling and a fun retreat with my Mom.
The winner of the Diana Butterfly Stickpin in red and black is….drumroll, of course….
Yay Heidi!!! Continue reading
It’s coming fast! Diana will soon be on her way to her new home. Continue reading
Hello Snappy Tatter-land followers! I wanted to let everyone know that although I see when someone new is following my Blog (by number count) I do not always see your name or avatar based on your privacy settings and whether you are logged in to WordPress. So if you have hit the “follow” or “Subscribe” button so that you can be entered in my Diana Butterfly Stickpin Give-away, you must also leave a comment on the actual Blog post so I know who you are and that you would like to participate. Comments on any page or post other than the original does not count towards the contest-but is much appreciated!
I set my contests up this way so that people who are not interested in the contest can still comment freely and the contest will be filled with entrants that are excited to win the prize.
If you would like to go stealth-mode and not be identified, send a message to my email that you are an anonymous follower and I will be happy to give you the two entries that followers get! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the original post with the original rules: Diana Butterfly Stickpin Give-away.