Thursday, December 29, 2011

And so it Begins......

Woohoo!  My first post and with a photo!!!

Hello all.  Let me introduce myself for those of you who might have stumbled onto this blog with no idea of how you landed here.  I'm Janet and I've been making and selling jewelry for years.  Put a hammer and some metal in my hand and I know exactly what I want to do with it and how to get it to do what I want. The computer, not so much.  If I had thought of it before I started writing this post, I would have found a picture of "The Scream" to insert here to give you an accurate visual of my reaction to repeated attempts at getting my computer to behave and just do what I want it to do!  But since I didn't, I'm including this picture of some of my jewelry piled in a heap.  You may recognize this alternate eye-ful from the banner of my new Etsy store   I'm planning to give a sneak peek of my new work here before I list it.  So if you like what you see above, please check back from time to time.

I couldn't have gotten this blog off the ground without the help of my etsy-buds.

Marina of provided helpful personalized tutorials that were a life-saver!  I call them "Fanci's all things Etsy and Blogger FAQ's for Dummies"  Thank you Marina for ALL of your patience, help and humor,  and for so generously sharing it with me.

Petra of has also been incredibly helpful and supportive.  Thank you for the numerous suggestions, answers and your always positive outlook.  I really appreciate it.

I especially want to thank my husband, the computer genius, who prefers to remain nameless, and who I wanted to impress by having all of this set up with absolutely no help from him whatsoever.  Hahahahahaahahahahahaah.  Thank you, brains of this outfit, for actually getting all of this to work and look so wonderful.  When I say I couldn't have done it without him, he knows I truly mean it.  (See "The Scream" reference above.)  Thank you for so patiently and pleasantly hanging in there until we got it just right.  You're a dream.

Thanks to Kat and Melissa and Corla and everyone else who weighed in on the new name.  Hope you all like it.

Shakespeare's Muse

In the current Winter 2012 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry

 Earrings aren't supposed to hang sideways?!

Jeepers  creepers, where'd you get those peepers?

There's a few sneak peaks of pre-edited pics for you.  So long for now.


  1. Yahooooooo!!!! Woman - you are going to STORM it!!! Oh my giddy god, what a gorgeous pile of lovely that is on the top pic! But, listen to Auntie Marina - and BIG it up, chick! Get those photos up on max so we can really see them in all their gorgeousness. Looking beautiful though, and I can't wait to see MORE, MORE MORE!!!
    Thanks for the mench - but it's been my pleasure entirely.
    Loads of love and luck,
    Petra xxx

  2. Hey Lady! I'm so PROUD of you and all you have accomplished. What a awesome site! You are going to WOW your readers when they see the pieces that I have seen. And the ones I haven't seen, I'm sure are just as wonderful. You do amazing work. Have you written another article in Belle Armoire about some of your work? If so, when will you be published? Let me know, please. You have someone that wants to study under you. Lenix wants to learn from a master craftswoman (that being you).

    You are a beauty and your blog photo is not my best work of you. I wished you had picked my favorite photo LOL.

    Can't wait to see some more pics of you work. So hurry and get them on.

    Love ya!


    looks glorious! your work is amazeballs!
    you should enlarge the letters tho so us humans can read them. but yr on yr way babeeee!
    (p.s.- open another window on yr desktop, google the scream, find a nice picture, click and drag it on to yr blog post, voi-la!)

  4. Wow! It is so inspiring to see how fast you blog and etsy shop are growing. I always like to see your new pieces and you always bring a smile to my face when I read your awesome blog.

    Congrats once again! :)


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