Etsy Supply Street team is having a sale!

Are you looking for some great deals on supplies? Come by this weekend, August 1-2 to Etsy and search ESST to find what you're looking for and maybe even something you didn't know you were looking for!

Wonderful opportunity to stock up on beads, filigree, findings, sewing items, tools, and more!
Check out the ESST home page for current information and listings of supply shops.
See you all there!


I've Been Making Lockets

I've been making lots of lockets lately. Ones with pictures and also ones with brass stampings.
Here is a Calla Lilly one and a picture one of the Eiffel Tower and a dragonfly. I have been really enjoying this part of jewelry making.




'Little bread-and-butterflies kiss the tulips
And the sun is like a toy balloon
There are get-up-in-the-morning glories
In the golden afternoon.
There are dizzy daffodils on the hillside
Strings of violets are all in tune
Tiger lilies love the dandelions
In the golden afternoon.
There are dogs and caterpillars and a copper centipede
Where the lazy daisies love the very peaceful life
They lead...
You can learn a lot of things from the flowers
For especially in the month of June
There's a wealth of happiness and romance
All in the golden afternoon'

Yes, I too am eagerly awaiting Mr Burton's rendition of Alice In The Wonderland. And in anticipation, I find myself being incredibly inspired by that exotic and very beautiful (if somewhat catty) garden of singing flowers upon which Alice stumbled as she traversed across Wonderland in pursuit of the White Rabbit."


Vintage with a twist-revisted

Well I haven't posted here in awhile, or have made anything new lately with brass. But a friend just asked me about a couple of pieces, so as I looked through my brass items, I figured, why not show some off here too? So enjoy! BTW: some are on sale too!






Fun with bead caps

After rescuing these green mother of pearl discs from a broken purse handle, I decided to flatten the floral brass caps and incorporate them in this design. I put them on long brass kidney wires, so they are long and lightweight. Simple and fun to wear.

Debbie - TheBrassHussy


Help Wanted

I would really appreciate any ideas, suggestions or criticism anyone cares to share with me, regarding my etsy shop. Sales are so disappointing and I have no clue besides the economy what I'm doing wrong. I visit other shops and notice their sales are huge compared to mine. I've joined facebook, twitter, I blog and leave comments on other blogs including etsy and heart other shops. I keep in contact with customers, send a free gift with their nicely wrapped purchase, I must be missing something.
If you can spare the time to visit my shop and give me any advice I be so grateful.
Blessings to all, Marta Weaver Jewelry http://martaweaverjewelry.etsy.com