Greetings Snappy Tatter peeps! The latest discount in my Etsy shop is available for one more week until late evening on Tuesday, 4/30/2013. I don’t offer 20% off very often but if you use the coupon code “SNAPPYSHOWERS” at checkout the retail price of my work will be reduced by 20%. On some items this makes a big impact so if you have been crushing on something special, now’s the time to shop!
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Every spring I start working for brides again. It is just the time of year that I get contacted to custom make bridal jewelry. I am always flattered by these requests and am so happy that my work can be a part of their special day. The latest work I have done is shown below. Five MOD cuffs in a lightly variegated cord called cafe latte and ecru. Each has hand sewn glass beading; light bronze pearls and clear Czech glass with an Aurora Borealis coating that creates a subtle rainbow shimmer. It is a sturdy design that can stand on its own. It is one of the first I altered into jewelry and the only one I sell that I adapted from a vintage pattern. The jewelry components are Sterling including the magnetic clasps.
You can find more of this design and new variations in earrings, chokers, and pendants in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter. Just put “MOD” in the shop search bar and all current listings will pop up! Cheers!
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.
Snappy Tatter Snow! In keeping with my Ice Crystal tradition, I embellished each Flake with exceptional one-of-a-kind glamor using Swarovski, Celestial and Czech crystals, glass beads and pearls and perfect Swarovski pearls in icy shades and Christmas colors. AB (Aurora Borealis) coating adds a brilliant multicolor shimmer to many of the glass beads.
These are Snappy Tatter original designs. The Ice Crystals and Snowballs I hand make each year are one-of-a-kind and limited edition, perfect for collecting and gift-giving!
Tatting is a knotted lace technique that is closest to micro-macrame. Hundreds and sometimes thousands of tiny knots are tied to form rings and chains. Beads are added one by one as the knots are tied or hand sewn into the finished Flake.
Visit my Etsy shop to view more photos of these and other tatted ornaments!
~The exclusive October promotion is a FREE Dainty Snowflake with every purchase until the next e-Newsletter! Just write “Free Dainty” (or anything like that) in the comment box at checkout and I will send you a lovely little Dainty Snowflake free of charge. My online shop: Snappy Tatter
These little delights measure approximately 1″ and are perfect to hang in a window, on a mini tree, or enclose as a little surprise in your holiday letter. This is another exclusive promo just for my fans and followers so don’t forget to mention that you would like your Flake!
And if you prefer to purchase outside of my Etsy Shop, just drop a note in your email/blog/facebook request and I will send one along. Let me know if you have any questions.
Want to purchase outside of Etsy? Send me an email (email@example.com) with what you would like to purchase. I accept PayPal, money orders and checks for email sales. My Etsy shop can take all credit cards directly.
Are you interested in custom or bridal work? I will be happy to collaborate.
I spent the majority of my day here in Snappy Tatter-land updating my categories and galleries to include my newest work. Time to get your coffee or your tea and relax while you spend a little time perusing Snappy Tatter updates. This counts as “me time” for those of you who need a flimsy excuse. 🙂
New pics are added to the following categories:
Tatted Brooches-PIXIE Butterfly Stickpin, Mum Brooch and Diana Butterfly Stickpins