The New Castle Riverwalk Arts Festival is coming quick! I spent the last few days finishing 30 pairs of earrings. It’s a very time-consuming and tedious but earrings are a huge seller at local shows so I like to have a large variety there. I don’t have time to chat…now I am on to pendants! Hopefully I will be able to post photos of them soon. Enjoy the gallery!
And a quick FYI…my online shop, Snappy Tatter, is temporarily on vacation till the day before the show when Made to Order (MTO) listings will become available. I just needed more time!
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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While I travel back to the woods later today and spend my time hiking trails by day and tatting new ideas by night, I thought everyone might enjoy a gallery of my recent re-listings. Fan favorites, I wanted to add them to my Made to Order (MTO) listings for those who missed out on purchasing them before. I am trying to do this more and more to fill my shop up with diverse and popular options while I work on new designs.
Now is a great time to shop at Snappy Tatter, purchasing 3 or more items gives you Free Shipping. You can roll birthday and holiday shopping into one purchase and get a little something for yourself as well! The latest Free Shipping information can be found here: JULY EXCLUSIVE
Click each photo to be taken to full descriptions and more photos:
I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. I will resume shipping and creating MTO purchases when I return. I gotta get packing!
While I wait for my sister-in-law to send me some great pics of our camping trip together I thought I would share some new work that is listed in myEtsy shop.
Apparently I was feeling very girly when I created these things as they are super feminine styles. Sometimes my work is glamorous, sometimes hardcore. My work changes with my mood and with the seasons. I am realizing more and more that I create in a variety of styles from whimsical to earthy to modern chic.
Many people don’t realize that I started as an artist that worked in Portraiture, Expressionism andSurrealism. Prismacolor pencils and charcoal were my favorite mediums although I frequently worked with pen and ink and graphite. Eventually I would like to photograph my work which is now very very old and create a gallery here. A lot of it is intense, strange and sometimes disturbing. It’s another dynamic to my brain that most don’t know about. I have a capacity, to this day, to be able to draw things exactly as I see them. Although I don’t draw for pleasure much anymore, I do work my ideas out in sketches before I begin creating a pattern and then diagram the finished design. My pattern book looks like it is filled with hieroglyphics! My embroidery is also drawn before it is created. Anyhoo-I digress.
Here is my newest work. Click the photos to be taken to full descriptions, price and photos. As always, anyone who would like to purchase directly through email or PayPal can drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know many people had planned to see me the second day at the ArtFest or were talking to me about custom work when everything fell apart with the weather. So for June, I would like to offer 20% off all custom jewelry*. You can search my Blog galleries, my Etsy shop and mysold items and find what you like and have it made in the color, size and style you would like.
This discount is for everyone to enjoy! I am always happy to take sales directly through email with PayPal or checks and now my Etsy shop has direct checkout so I can take any credit card directly though my shop. Email me anytime with your ideas and requests. I try to respond within 24 hours.
*note: one-of-a-kind Ice Crystals, Snowballs, Snappy Couture and Fiber Art is not available for custom creation. 20% does not apply to packaging/shipping charges.
Hi all! I will be attending the 3rd annual ArtFest in New Castle, PA, on Saturday and Sunday, May 26th and 27th, Memorial Day weekend. I will be bringing everything that is listed in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter, as well as many pieces I have not listed yet. Here is the first gallery of my unlisted work.
Drip, Frilly Drip and Flash Drip tatted earrings with Czech Glass beads and Glass Pearls:
Drops with Czech Glass and Crystal, Swarovski Crystal or Glass Pearls:
Additional Earrings with Czech Glass, Swarovski, Glass Pearls or Sterling Rounds. Bounce, Decadence, Flair and Hope:
All work will be available at the ArtFest. Most of my work is one of a kind because of the amount of patterns I have created and the flexibility to alter my own work. With the exception of the simplest earrings, I tend to tat my designs or embellish them in a different way each time I make them. I have a tremendous amount of colors to choose from in my stash of cords as well as tons of fabric, findings, ribbon, metallic and embroidery threads and beads. I frequently use exceptional quality Czech glass, glass pearls, Celestial, Czech and Swarovski Crystal, wood, shell, semi-precious stones, Sterling and Cubic Zirconia to embellish my work. The jewelry findings are Sterling Silver, Sterling plated, or Gunmetal plated or Black plated over Aluminum chain.
As well as bringing my photo albums of my work, I will have business cards, gift boxes and brochures on my history, the history of tatting and Fiber Art care.
I will be glad to take custom orders on any design except for the Snappy Couture designs and Fiber Art pieces which are always one-of-a-kind. And I am always happy to collaborate on bridal work.
Cash will be the easiest way to pay. I can take personal checks or credit cards and I will hold the item until personal check clears and then ship directly to your home. As for credit, I can send an invoice through PayPal and ship after it has been paid or set up a listing in my Etsy shop to be paid.
Hopefully, I will have access to electricity in which case I can take credit on the spot through PayPal or my Etsy shop. Keeping my fingers crossed as I noticed I did not check the box for electricity on my application. Ugh. I am going to bring a 20 ft. extension cord to see if I can snag some juice from someone close by.
It’s crunch time in Snappy Tatter-land, lots of tatting and working going on around here. This weekend I will be wrapping everything up with pricing, tags and storing my work for travel. I will add to my gallery of work as I have time.
If you have any questions, comment below or send me an email at email@example.com.