My good friend =ChaosFay is in dire need of assistance. Her nightmare of a housing situation is coming to an unannounced, abrupt end this Monday when she will be forced to vacate the house she is living in and move--even though she's short on funds--very short. To top it off, she's sustained a nasty injury to her knee. Please read more here: [link]
You can help her out either by donating to her PayPal account (contact her please) or purchasing her jewelry. Her work is awesome, and she's got a sale on right now at her Etsy shop: [link] . The coupon code is 30THBIRTHDAY for 30% off a purchase of $30 or more. She also has prints available via dA of her beautiful nude modeling. Some of her pieces for sale use my pendants too. Scroll to the bottom of this entry to see some examples.
Thank you very, very much to anyone who can assist her at all in any way. She is really a wonderful person and no one should have to go through this, least of all someone as fantastic as she is.
FIND me on Etsy: [link]
If you want something that's posted here and isn't posted there and know you'll buy it within 24 hours, I will post it there for you if that's how you prefer to check out. Just let me know.
*razzigyrl is a fabulous wire wrap artist, and she's going through some tough times. Read her journal entry here: [link] . Some sales would help her out, and they'll help you out too, because you will have fabulous jewelry if you support her!
My awesome friend =ChaosFay is having a 50% off sale on her jewelry (a lot of which uses my pendants). Scroll down to the bottom of this entry to see examples of the work we've done together. She is an amazingly talented macrame artist. I have traded her for a number of chokers, necklaces and bracelets and I wear them more than anything I have. They are wonderfully creative and they take a LOT of work, so the deal she is offering is outstanding. Take advantage of it while it's on.
Here's her Etsy: [link]
So I've come to a decision. I've been making jewelry for several years now, and while I've made enough sales that I can't say it's been entirely useless from a financial point of view, it's never been particularly successful either. Right now I have several dozen posted items which haven't sold and a couple dozen more which I haven't posted yet and still have no homes. With such a huge backstock and no sign it's going anywhere, I'm done making jewelry to sell for the indefinite future. I've spent the past year in a self-imposed creative moratorium where crafting is concerned. I've made some stuff for trades, but nothing for myself since I'm already sitting in piles of my own jewelry.
I am ending my self imposed standstill, but all I'll be doing from now on are commissions, trades, gifts, and elaborate long-term projects for myself. I can't continue to generate creative products with no destination.
I've also decided that everything currently for sale (listed here, on Etsy or my website) is up for grabs for trades (don't be deterred if you're overseas; I'll still trade with you), and I'll also consider any monetary offers on any items. Literally name your price and I'll see what I can do. I won't consider anything lower than $15-20 on most of my items (that's all in, shipping included). If or when half of my backstock finds homes, I may make new stuff for sale.
I am now taking POINTS as a payment method for jewelry purchases.
It seems that DA now allows me to convert points into actual cash which I can withdraw through PayPal. So, PayPal and money orders are no longer my sole payment methods. You can now buy jewelry from me using points. This includes commissions as well as pieces which are posted for sale. Please note me if you would like to purchase something I've posted so I can calculate the shipping for you (as well as the value of the piece in points!).
So it'd be like this:
$15 item: 1200 points
$20 item: 1600 points
$30 item: 2400 points
and so on.
International shipping seems to run me about $10 these days, so add on another 800 points if you're not in the US.
US shipping: 400 points.
My friend =ChaosFay is a brilliant macrame artist who makes fabulous necklaces at very low prices. If you commission her for a necklace, I will give you 10% off on any pendant you wish to purchase from me. We can combine your orders if you'd like as well and send you the finished result. Here are some of the awesome necklaces she has made with my pendants: