Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday Weekend Sale!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am having a great Black Friday Weekend Sale!

I will be offering 20% Off all items in my Stocking Stuffers section and 50% Off Everything Else.

Clearance items are included in sale.


After midnight EST Cyber Monday, my shop will revert back to the "theme of the week" half off sale running now till New Year's Day.

Must put "happy holidays" in notes to seller to receive discount.

You have 3 ways to get your discount:
Purchase and pay as usual and I will refund the difference.
Purchase and wait for a revised invoice before paying.
Send me a convo stating which items you want and I will create a reserved listing just for you.

Discounts do not apply to shipping fees.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ahhh.... I finally got my fix!

You know how it is when you run out of your last little bit of wire, right? You get cold sweats, anxiety attacks, then the nausea sets in, and the aches and pains, and.....

Well, ok, it's not really that bad. But it is pretty hard on you when you are used to being able to work on a project any time you want to, then you realize you're out of what you need for that project.

I just went through three weeks without any wire at all. Usually I don't let that happen. Things had just been so crazy here for a while that I didn't get a chance to order it. It was absolute agony!

I have to wonder though, did going without wire for so long really hurt me as much as it felt like it did. When you consider what I was inspired to do after not working on anything for those weeks, I'd say it did me a lot of good.


It took me a total of 11 hours to make this necklace. All the findings, including the toggle clasp and the coiled spacer beads, were made completely by hand. If you would like to see more pictures of this necklace, you can find this item in my Etsy shop, http://gailavira.etsy.com.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Tutorial! Woven Front Pendant

Available in my Tutorial Shop on Etsy!

This tutorial teaches you how to make a simple, but very attractive pendant with a woven front. Once you learn the basic technique, there is no end to the ways you can customize this pendant.

Skill Level:

Materials needed:
*1 35mm x 25mm rectangle bead
*2 3½” pieces of 20g round wire
*1 7½” 20g round wire
*8’ 28g round dead soft wire

Tools needed:
*Flush cutter
*Round nose pliers
*Flat nose pliers
*Needle file or wire rounder

© Donna Spadafore, Gailavira Jewelry
You may use this tutorial to make jewelry for sale. If you do so, please link back to Gailavira Jewelry ( http://www.gailavira.com or http://gailavira.blogspot.com ) in the item description.

Click here to go to my Tutorial Shop on Etsy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just a Quick Update...

Right now I'm trying to get my store stocked up again for the holidays. I have lots of great items in there, but with the economy the way it is right now, I want to start offering some less expensive pieces again too. I'm not one of those snobs that thinks all jewelry worth buying has to cost an arm and a leg. *s*

I'm also having sales every week between now and New Years. Each week, for the whole week, a different type of item will be 50% off. Last week was all copper jewelry. This week is all pink jewelry. Each week, to find the sale items, just do a search in the form at the top of the home page of my etsy shop (http://gailavira.etsy.com) for the keyword given in my shop announcement. Everything that comes up on the search will be sold at half the listed price. Just follow the directions in my shop announcement to receive your discount.

I'm also busy coming up with new designs for tutorials. I've done three new ones over the past week and a half (see my tutorial shop, http://gailaviratutorials.etsy.com, to see all my newest tutorials). Also, if you see something in my jewelry shop that you would like to learn how to make, don't hesitate to ask for a tutorial. I love to do tutorials by request. If it is one of my own designs, I will do my best to get a tutorial out for it. If it isn't one of my own designs, I'll let you know where you can find a tutorial by someone else for that design.

Hope everyone has a great holiday season!