If your stocking didn't have enough sparkle in it why not treat yourself to some bling? Now until January 4th, 2014 use the code WHATIREALLYWANTED at www.kobrienjewelry.com to add some bling to the New Year.
Pick earrings that don't match. I won't judge you.
I love the crafty community I am a part of. Near and far we are all working on different projects. We take the time to check in on Instagram to see what others are crafting up. One of my friends had been knitting away with the same hues I was enameling with. She saw these colors together but I had been thinking of sea foam and smoke. Poppy was out for a whole other project.
A fresh set of eyes encouraged me to move out of my comfort zone and create a new color combination. We crossed our fingers hoping our gadget monitors matched. She continued knitting as I fired up some enamels. After I wrapped the package with twine and shipped it off I set back to work at my bench. A few days later as I did my usual check in to see what others were making and I came across this picture and smiled in pure delight. We matched! Knitting in DC matched enamels from Pawtucket! I love this crafty community I am a part of. It is nurturing, encouraging and supportive. Thanks to all who support us artisans and get us out of our comfort zones and inspire us to create something we couldn't see even if it was right on on jeweler's bench. xo, Kim
Seeing as I am snowed out of my last event, Picnic Portland, and those lovely folks in Maine can't see my goods in person I am offering them (and you!) free shipping. Keep in mind the USPS says domestic shipping must leave by the 21st for arrival on the 24th. I am running this until the 20th on all items, even made to order items. I plan on busting out orders and living under a heap of silver dust until the 20th. Help me sparkle and buy handmade this holiday season. Shop soon, as some items may sell out.
thank you for supporting my little business and buying handmade. xo, kim
Just like everything else, autumn blew by without me getting to appreciate it. Outside is suddenly cold and darker and less vibrant in color. From what I did get to take in, autumn was amazing this year. Let's hope it leads way to a snow dappled winter. I wish for a few scattered days with inches of snow so we haven't a reason to bustle through life. We can take it slow, snuggle with our furry ones and warm up the house by baking some cookies. To me, that is like a vacation.
For years I have been meaning to take some time to photograph these doors and the iron work gracing it. Now that I have finally captured this amazing entrance I plan on incorporating it into my designs in the new year. I can't wait to see what sketches emerge from this little photo shoot.
I have been making lists, so many lists! Inventory lists, lists of what I need to make, lists of what I hope make, lists of what I hope to sell, lists of materials to purchase. There are a few items I have collected quite a bit of and would love to sell them off to make room for new designs. Since materials cost money, it is time to raise some! Let's celebrate autumn with a flash sale!
So, if you are on Instagram you can keep an eye out for pictures I post there. If you are on Facebook, why not like my page and follow my flash sales there? Or you can look out for my tweets with links to the sale item of the day. I am only offering these sales at www.kobrienjewelry.com so be sure to shop there.
Here is a little sample. These earrings retail at $24 and being offered for $20 until the 17th of November at midnight EST. Including free US shipping you save $12.55. Heck yeah, right?
And these plum dot earrings are usually $44, so you save $14.55. Hooray! Now get shopping because the flash sale for these ends on the 17th at midnight.