Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Looking back at 2010

Looking back, 2010 was a rough year for me. On my birthday, Jan. 7th, I had to have breast biopsies on both sides for lumps. Then on Jan. 11th I got the results that I had breast cancer on both sides. WOW What a wake-up call. I have spent the last year fighting the cancer through surgeries and chemotherapy. I can say that so far I am winning this battle and I hope to keep it that way. I had surgery on Mon. Jan 3rd, 2011 to remove my ovaries and the hormones that may have helped produce the cancer. I have one more surgery to go to replace the expanders and have implants placed on both sides so I can still look like a girl.

As for my jewelry business, 2010 was another great year. My jewelry and customers helped keep me going throughout my battle. It gave me a purpose and something to occupy my mind through all of it. My sales were up considerably from the previous year. I hope this trend continues with another great year in 2011. I am going to learn some new techniques that I hope will allow me to create some new great pieces.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Here's What is new at my store:

I just listed some new bookmarks for the Holiday Shopping. These make great gifts. I also have some new jasper leaf pendants that I have wire wrapped and will be listed soon. These pendants also make great gifts because they can just be strung on any chain you have. I will have more pendants listed in time for Holiday shopping.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New ideas for the Holidays

OK here is some new stuff from me. I finally got around do working with some vintage beads that were given to me a while back. You will find them popping up in my store. I started doing some double strand medical bracelets and my customers are loving them. I have added some new Holiday lanyards and am working on some new designs that I think will go over well. I have a zebra print heart lanyard that should be listed this week.

Vintage Japan 1948 lampwork beads

New Santa & Trees Lanyard

Helm chain medical bracelet

Vintage German 1950 Glass beads

Cloisonne medical bracelet

Double Strand Flower Medical Bracelet

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Great New Holiday Jewelry Listed

I just listed some great new Christmas Holiday Jewelry pieces that will be a great addition to your jewelry wardrobe. Please stop in and check out all of my new pieces.

Green, Red, & White Lampwork Bracelet

Christmas Holiday Mittens Bracelet

Christmas Holiday Snowflake Bracelet

Christmas Holiday Light Bulbs Earrings

Christmas Holiday Millefiori Flower Earrings

Cranberry & Cream Bracelet

Green & White Bracelet

Rainbow Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Chain Maille Jewelry Beautiful Designs

Just in time for the Holidays...

I have been busy making many new chain maille jewelry pieces. I now have a few watches with chain maille bands to chose from, along with my first chain maille necklace, and a couple of mens bracelets. So stop in my store and check out all the new pieces.
Karen's Artistic Touches

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