TOO HOT TO HANDLE!!!! I Survived Metalsmithing Class Without Third Degree Burns!
Amanda Coburn. She is a wonderful, full-time jewelry designer, and she offers metalsmithing classes as well. She is a really good teacher, laid back, experienced, knowledgeable, and overall JUST PLAIN NICE! She is also a co-owner of a new store in Bangor, Maine Jewelry and Art. In fact, her business was just featured in the Bangor Daily News. It's a great write-up, and you can see some of Amanda's jewelry featured in the article. I highly recommend this teacher, so if you want to learn metalsmithing one-on-one, call Amanda! Also be sure to check out her jewelry in her ArtFire shop. She is oh, so talented! :)
my Etsy shop. I would have given her anything she wanted, but she insisted on supporting my business! So cute! :) She really likes matching sets of jewelry, so she bought two sets that are in colors she wears a lot, and another necklace. With her 3 purchase and another purchase this morning, I've hit OVER 40 sales now!!! It's amazing. I hope I can keep up the momentum and reach 100 this year. It seems more and more like a reachable goal. What's really funny is that she is the first person I actually know who has bought any of my jewelry! That's kind of cool, right? Here is a picture of my ridiculously cute parents, after mom's little Sweet Sincerity shopping spree! While they were over I managed to get a confession out of them that they had indeed (as I suspected) "stuffed the ballot box" on the Internet poll I conducted concerning which of my past hair colors the majority of my readers preferred. My dad voted 4 times IN ONE SITTING to throw the vote in favor of BLOND!!!! Do I know my parents or what!? LOL :)
my facebook page!!! Then I resolved to write about my WORK DESK LOVE in an upcoming post. When we first got the desk, I am ashamed to admit I was not that excited about it. Let's just say that I really didn't think it was the most beautiful piece of furniture I've ever seen, and it took up a lot of space in my small workshop. That's because I am the kind of impractical person who values aesthetics more than functionality, and would still wear stiletto sandals in the middle of the winter to show off my pedicure, if my husband would let me. Apparently, he thinks I'm cuter with all 10 of my toes, completely un-frostbitten...go figure. :) Anyway, as the months rolled by, and I got my desk set up the way that I wanted it, I fell ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with it! It's just SO FUNCTIONAL, and now an integral part of Sweet Sincerity Jewelry!
Finally, I leave you with a few AMAZING Etsy Treasuries that I have had the privilege to be a part of! I have to say there are some people out there with AMAZING taste, and I'm not just saying that because they chose to include some of MY ITEMS! I feel honored to be chosen along side some of MY PERSONAL FAVORITE Etsy sellers.
All of these collections are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!