Friday, July 31, 2009

Fans Earrings get a Facelift


So, I was re-organizing my shop and kits...

I had previously listed matching kits for Fans Earrings and Fans Bracelets... the bracelet kits sold, but some of the earrings kits did not. Hmmm...

I thought I might play with them a little. All of the following earrings were worked exactly according to the basic pattern, except when I got to the end, I just strung on a few more beads.

For these first three, I strung on:

1 size 8 seed bead, 1 6mm focal, 1 size 8 seed bead, 1 8mm focal, and ended with a size 8 seed bead.

(Some focals were Czech fire-polished faceted rounds and some were glass rounds, each giving a different look to the earrings.)




For this pair:

1 size 8 seed bead, 1 6mm focal, 1 size 8 seed bead, 1 10mm focal, and ended with a size 8 seed bead.


For this pair, I used:

1 size 8 seed bead, 1 20mmx9.5mm teardrop. and 1 size 8 seed bead.


And, for a bit more drama:

1 size 8 seed bead, 1 6mm focal, 1 size 8 seed bead, 1 20mmx9.5mm teardrop. and 1 size 8 seed bead. (These are my favorites.)

Then, I upgraded the rest of those lonely earrings kits with what beads I had lying around (waiting for my next bead order to come in) and have begun listing them at my Etsy Shop. Just check the "Kits with Patterns" section to find them. See "Fans Earrings Pattern" for more info.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Knot News - Reorganization

Okay.

I have just finished making some changes:

I was selling my patterns and kits separately, but several people over the past year or so have mistakenly bought just a kit (without a pattern). So, all my kits now include the pattern (at a discount). I hope this clears up some confusion. Not to worry, patterns are still available without kits.

In these tough economic times, I am trying to find ways to offer some good deals. In pursuit of this, I have begun some bundling in the form of "Package Deals". For example, You will now find it possible to buy both patterns "Lacy Ripples Bracelet" and "Victorian Lace Earrings" together for a bit of savings. Or, find kits like "Waves Bracelet and Earrings" (pattern included) for one great price.

It is a bit of a challenge to minimize possibilities for confusion and I try my best. So, please if you are ever confused, don't hesitate to contact me. (See profile).

Well, I need to get back to work and put together some more kits. Lately, they have been rather popular. I understand. When times get tough, many of us turn to learning how to "Do it Yourself". In support of that, I am going to focus harder on getting some new patterns out and more kits made up...
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