Sunday, October 31, 2010

Infusion by StephanieRonnyknit1bead2 on ArtFire

I love waking up to find that one of my items has been included in a collection. Fusion!! is "An infusion of color! Putting together our very own Artfire artisans multi-colored creations! Not only an infusion of color, but an infusion of lots of great talent!!"

ArtFire has a neat little tool to generate code for a collection. No more copying, cutting, pasting and uploading like on Etsy.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Chix Are On ArtFire Collection/Grand Opening Sale

Chix on ArtFire Collection
I curated a collection on ArtFire featuring selections from the “Chix” to coincide with our Grand Opening Sale on ArtFire. **

The Chix shops are:
Artisan Originals
Fruits Of the Bloom
Jewelry by Cheryls Purple Cow
Cheryls Extra Beads

 **  I just forgot to hit the "Publish" button.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tutorial: Open Link In A New Page

I enjoy personalizing my blog and my blog posts as much as possible.  I also like to provide my readers with a link to shops, blogs or other pages that I reference. 

Sometimes when you click on a link, it opens on the page you are on and in order to finish your reading you have to go back to the page.  Sometimes clicking on a link will open the link in another window or page.  Then as a reader you don’t have to worry about finding the original page again. 

There is a downside for the blog or site owner if a link opens on the same page, there is always a chance that the reader won’t get back to your site. 

What causes the link to open in a new page or the same page?  The difference is in the way you write the link. 

This is the address for my blog: “

The code opening the link in the same window looks like  this:">

All you have to do is add this snippet of code right between the w and the :                   “target="_blank

The link now looks like this:

It is that easy!
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Talk About Recycling But…

I try to be conscientious about recycling and reusing anything I can.  It is good for our Earth.  And it saves me money too.  Awareness and Money, my 2 favorite subjects.
Chakra rainbow colored wire wrapped earrings - Rain by Artisan Originals
Even though I try, every once in a while I realize that I have a DUH! moment.  I was packaging orders for mailing and intended to re-use some bubble envelopes that I received my orders in.  I couldn’t re-use them because the hand-written addresses covered most of the face of the envelope.  On others the mailing labels used were larger than the ones I intended to use.  When I tried to take them off, the face of the envelope came with them.

I have always attached my labels to the outside using the adhesive.  So much for thinking I was helping by re-using envelopes.  Mine can’t be re-used either.

Monets Fall Garden Ruffle Headband Set by Fruits of the Bloom Only one envelope could be re-used.  This one was addressed using a label that had not been attached using its own adhesive.  It was taped around the border.  All I had to do was cut around the edge of the “label” and I had a blank envelope. 

From now on, I will be saving money and being environmentally conscious.  I will print both the mailing and return address on a sheet of printing paper and attach it to the envelope using tape.  Now my envelopes can be re-used too.

This was so obvious that I couldn’t see it.  I would love to hear any little tricks that you employ to be frugal and environmentally conscientious. 

I thank Artisan Originals and Fruits of the Bloom for the use of their pictures.  Please visit their shops using the links I have provided.
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Friday, October 1, 2010

I Am Honored to be Honored

Awareness is an important issue for me.  This is evident here on my blog, in my shops and in the jewelry I design.  Everyone should all support some cause that is important to them. 

You may remember that I featured a shop called Uncovered Artistry on my blog a few weeks ago. If you would like to see that feature just click here

You may have wondered why I have been promoting this shop.

The answer to that question is that they have chosen a few of my designs to be sold in their shop.

And to make things even better I am the current featured Artist.

I invite everyone to visit Uncovered Artistry and help support their mission to empower domestic abuse survivors.

Places to find Uncovered Artistry:






Please help me support the shops that support Awareness.

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