Monday, November 29, 2010

WoW... Cyber Sale Monday

Greetings everyone... as promised here are more items for sale. Please note that the Bit of Charm necklaces show a bit of a gap between two sides... I'm doing my best to fix that right now. My last batch, all sold, were just fine, so this should be fine as soon as I get out the pliers!

There are lots of pictures, and for most of my "BOC" necklaces I show both front and back. Hang in there, and keep scrolling down till you see something you like. Also, dont' forget to check the previous post for more items!

"BOC"... Miss Kim "Strength"
copper ball chain

Amber Swirls and Twirls
antique amber bottle, beads and copper wiring
makes a great vase!

Amber Waves
same as above, different design

Beautiful Blue
"Swarovski" discs, and glass beads
silver tone ear wires

"BOC" Bovine Beauties Psalm 23
What can I say? I love cows

"BOC" Bovine Beauties
I told you I loved cows! (I own one of these as well)

"BOC" Send in the Clowns
A simple copper ball chain, word disc and a fabulous reproduction of a period photo.


"BOC" Drama Queen Drama
Beautiful reproduction of a vintage photo, rose gold plated necklace, beads and clasp, glass beads and vintage buttons finish off this lovely piece.


"BOC" Flower Fairy

"BOC" Gladys Peace

A simple copper ball chain, with an added word charm.
Sweet and simple

"BOC" Miss Kim Strength
I simply love the look of this photo reproduction. To me it appears as if she is listening to God and gaining her strength from His grace, mercy and love.

"BOC" Sisters Phileo
Having sisters is a wonderful and special thing, whether sisters by blood or some other bond.
Hung on simple copper ball chain.

"Childbirth" a domino necklace
(please forgive the photo quality...much more beautiful in person!)




(this is child sized in length)

"Earth Tones"
a necklace and earring set
amber toned beads, glass beads and gold and silver toned beads, gold toned ear wires.
$10 (a price change from what's pictured)

"For to Such belongs the kingdom of God"
Don't let the photo size fool you.. this is a full 14x18 canvas.
The canvas has been painted, crackled, had paper added, and then coated to preserve the finish.
The assemblage pieces are mostly vintage: doll dress, watch face, photo, buttons, millinery, rhinestone jewelry, lace, rick rack, and a piece from an 1800s photo album.

"Glossy Black"
bracelet $45
earrings $25
all antique buttons... Czek glass, mourning buttons and other glass buttons
silver toned bracelet and ear wires

Jasper bracelet
jasper beads, silver toned spacers and silver toned clasp

"Pierced Heart" earrings
vintage pierced metal buttons, swarovski style beads, silver toned heart charms, sterling silver ear wires

Primary Swirl

Primary Fun

I hope you enjoy what you've seen here. I also do special orders so if something sparks an idea feel free to email. I'll happily take orders the same way. Currently I'm not set to take pay pal, so money orders are best unless you're in town... then cash works as well. Checks are accepted, but must clear before I ship the merchandise.  Shipping costs will be figured based on your order, I'll ship for as cheap as possible, but if you have a preference just let me know.

Whimsy and the word @gmail .com  (minus the spaces)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

How about a sale?

Hey Dear Readers...

I'm thinking about selling off some of my crafted items, and in honor of a great Art & Soul, I'll be offering these items at a discount. First item, normal price; second item 10 % off, third item 15% off. If you buy four or more items I'll discount your entire cost by 15%. I'm thinking that's a pretty great deal.

I'll show some items and prices here, and will list more as i get the pictures taken.

 Beautiful buttons: antique buttons and modern lampwork beads on a "bronze style" chain.
Lampwork Earrings: lampwork beads on gold tone ear wires

"Put your tears in my bottle"
monochromatic wall assemblage speaking of life

 The Harvest
encaustic wax altered bottle... part of "Fairy Tales in Glass" series

"The Dreamer"
another of the "Fairy Tales in Glass" series

Fairy Princess
one of the first "Fairy Tales in Glass"

Twilight Music
this is not only one of my favorites, but the bottle itself is amazing

"Knowing Faith"
one of a series of two... In Faith... bottles
encaustic wax. vintage linens, vintage book snippets, beadwork, wire, word charms

"Best Birthday Wishes" memory box
inside the lid is a birthday fairy]
box is lined with glittered felt

Golden Swirls
rose gold plated ear wires, swirls and beads, along with jade beads and glass beads

"Bird in Flight"
multiple dangles from a blue glass disc sporting a swallow charm
all on a waxed linen necklace

Flower Fields
multiple dangles from an amber toned glass disc sporting an antique metal button
hung on a bronze tone chain

Stunning Sterling
Necklace: $35
Earrings: $20

Glossy Black
bracelet: $35
and not pictured, matching earrings with the black and blue button: $25

Winter Wonderland
another in my encaustic bottle series
enhanced with a vintage rhinestone shoe clip, antique book snippets, rhinestone jewelry, beadwork, ribbon and a bronze toned word tag reading "Wander"
This piece is hard to sell, so grab it quick before I change I my mind!
~SOLD~ (LA)$35

Other items not yet photographed:
~5 domino necklaces
$10 each

~several A Bit of charms: some on plain rose gold chains, some on rose gold chains along with buttons and beads and quite a few on copper ball chains
prices range from $15 - $30

4 beaded bottles
2 vintage green and 2 vintage amber
$10 each

2 more memory boxes
$13 each

"For to such belongs the kingdom of God"
11X20 canvas collage/assemblage
blues and pinks, vintage doll dress, laces, millinery, buttons, photo, etc.

various framed quilt pieces
$6 for the 2 smaller
$15 for the larger

2 altered notebooks, both small
$4 and $6  (I think)

keep watching for these items to show up.

If you're interested you may contact me at:
whimsy and the word. blogspot .com (minus the spaces)

Shipping and taxes will be figured depending on your order.
And, don't forget... the more you buy the cheaper it gets!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dear Friends and Readers, Today's sale was a huge success. I so appreciate all who came by, even just to say "hi". I felt loved and supported. Dear and WeeOne were in to visit, helped to haul out to the car, and generally happy encouragers. Yesterday, set-up day, MMH and WeeOne helped as Dear had to work. They didn't even complain when I left ALL my tablecloths at home and we had to go back before we could even begin to start unloading. Then, after all their help the girls went grocery shopping and I even received a 45 minute foot massage from WeeOne. I'm telling you, I just feel loved and spoiled.

The new location was AMAZING, with much room, ample parking and a happy atmosphere. We had 35 artists, and boy were they talented! Without sharing numbers I'll just happily say that my sales this year almost quadrupled from last year. Thank you to all my customers. It was encouraging to speak with some of the people who stopped by and commented on the "Christian slant" of my art, along with a number of other artists. I'm glad that people saw testimony of God's truth in some of my pieces.

The big hits of the day are pictured below.

A Bit of Charm necklaces
Amazingly, this year people preferred the more expensive versions.
Go figure.

Domino necklaces
I happily sold half of all I had made of these to one customer.
I hope the recipients of these enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.
Afterwards I sold even more to other customers.
This was a good batch of domino necklaces!

I was able to sell this set as a gift.
I hope the recipient knows how much love and thought went into this purchase.
A sweet sweet story.

All in all it was a fun and fulfilling day. Comments on the display were gracious and generous. Comments on the wall art warmed my heart. While the wall art didn't sell this year, my bottles began to sell and those didn't move last year. We'll see what comes next.

Be watching...