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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

KnotGypsy Designs has moved!

I have been thinking for months on how to reorganize my website to make it easier to navigate and I wanted to find a way to more easily offer my free downloads.

I have found it - Weebly allows embedding of pdf (with the pro account).  It also offers a wide variety of ways to build a website.  It has blog units as well as pages.

I have gotten the basic website set up and have uploaded some content.  Go check KnotGypsy Designs and let me know what you think. I hope it is easy to navigate and find what you are looking for.  I will (of course) be uploading more content as the weeks go by.

If Blogger does not object, I will leave this blog up as a record of where I have been.  I will probably edit some so as to avoid too much content replication.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Basics - Revised

In pursuit of getting the book written, I have finished revising "Basic Knots" and editing  "Helpful Hints", and "Materials and Sources".  I have consolidated all three documents into one - "The Basics".  E-copy of "The Basics" remains FREE.  Find it at my Pattern Shop.  Don't worry, you won't be charged any money, just add to cart and check out as usual - download link will be automatically emailed to you after checkout.

Well back to work for now.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday Coming Up

In preparation for Black Friday:

In cooperation with ArtFire's Black Friday Promotions, I am offering all my finished jewelry with "No Shipping Charges" for the entire Holiday Season (now until Jan 1, 2012)

I have also marked the prices down on much of my finished jewelry.  You can find it all at my ArtFire Studio.

I have also been putting together some more kits - Several each of Serpentine and Arrow Bracelets - Look for them on Friday at both my ArtFire (see link in previous paragraph) and Etsy Shops.

See you all on Black Friday!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Ring of Flowers Bracelet

First, some news

- I have just finished listing some new kits at both my Etsy and ArtFire shops.  Enjoy!

- I have recently joined a local farmer's (and artisan's) market - Central Texas Grower's Association.  They are a great group of people and I have set up twice so far.  I even sold some jewelry!  If you are in the area, I recommend stopping by (I only set up in the Seguin market, but the others also set up in San Marcos).  There are some veggie growers, a couple who sell pastured/grass-fed beef, pork and chicken, and some artisans who sell handmade soaps, crocheted scarfs and hats, creams, pizza, etc.  Sometimes the Fair Trade Coffee guy shows up as well.

On a personal note, we have lost one of our older cats - Bella - She passed away due to kidney failure last month.   She will be missed.  We have also had a rash of teeth problems, myself as well as two other of our older cats.  All is now well, teeth have been pulled and gums are healing.

Okay, now for what was promised in the title:  A new bracelet - I think it is really SWEET.  You see, I had intended to order flower cone beads with the hole from top to bottom for tassels...and ordered these with the hole from side to side instead.  So I had to come up with a way to use them and this is what I came up with.

I won't be listing it for sale right away, I need it to look at while I make some more with a few variations...plus, I just don't want to let go of it yet (selfish, I know).




Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Coiled - A New Necklace Design

After I selected stock beads for my last big bead order, I browsed around for something special and found this lovely glass pendant.  As soon as I saw it, I saw this necklace in my mind.  I finally found the time to make it..  Yes, I will photograph the steps for my upcoming book...



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