Sunday, March 23, 2014

What have I been doing with my jewelry web site? (and update on shows)

Back in what seems the dark ages, I updated my jewelry web site every weekend (if not every day), had a robust and active newsletter, and did a lot of juried craft shows.  Ah, how times have changed!

Today I sent out a mass email newsletter to my patrons for the first time in probably a year.  If you have been wondering why the web site hasn't been mentioned and why you haven't seen much jewelry here, either, the following is the newsletter.  If you would like to join the newsletter, just leave me a comment with it and I'll add you.


Long time, no see, I know.


It's been at least a year since I sent out a newsletter, and I hope you'll read this one and stay subscribed, because I'm very hopeful that this year will be an enormous change from the last year and a half.

In a nutshell, I have been suffering from Lyme disease, a mold infection (both in my brain), and a handful of other things that developed because of it.  For the first year, I was misdiagnosed with Lupus, and the medicine I was given actually made things worse.  Thanks to one of my AMAZING customers, I am now in the care of a Lyme-literate doctor who got me diagnosed properly is getting me on the road to recovery.  It's slow going -- I can have three hours out of bed a day, three days straight in bead, I never know.  It's very difficult to plan beyond the next hour.

That being said, to those of you who were going to see me (and help me celebrate my 45th birthday) this coming weekend and the Craftsmens' Classic, I will not be able to attend.  However, if you are ever in the mood to visit me in my home in Easton, MD, I can gladly make arrangements for a private showing.  I also am teaching jewelry making classes for a nominal fee.  Email me for more information by clicking here.

To get a discount coupon or preorder your tickets for the Chantilly, VA Craftsmens' Classic, click here.

My web site is currently set up only to take Paypal (that will change soon) and for certain computers, you may get a notice that it's insecure.  It IS secure, but the way my developer programmed it, when I took the credit card option away, it automatically spits out that message.  That will be amended soon, too.  If you would prefer to pay via credit card or check, all you have to do is email me.

There is very little left on my web site,
but everything is marked 30% off,
the deepest discount I ever give


I will be adding new and (in my opinion) improved jewelry very soon!  And if you follow me on Facebook (here), or my blog (here), you'll often get first crack at any jewelry I make, as I've had things sell in 30 seconds of posting (thank you thank you thank you).

The next email will be to announce new jewelry.  YAY!


Do you like to make jewelry?  

I wrote a book!

My popular blog hop, the Bead Soup Blog Party, attracted the interest of Kalmbach Publishing, and two years later, it came out to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and now Michaels Craft Stores.  If you would like an autographed book plate, all you have to do is send me what you'd like it to say and your address and I'll send it right off!

New Jewelry Coming Soon!

Even though I've been bed-bound, there are still days when I have been up and at it and I have many new designs that are just waiting to be photographed and put on the web site.  I'll be back with an update email as soon as I've loaded the web site,
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  1. like the attitude! hope you are on the mend! sign me up for the newsletter please.

  2. First - Happy Birthday!! :)
    You have been thru so much, don't know how you accomplish what you do. Will continue to send healing thoughts. ((hugs))
    I have not worked on jewelry in a long time now - to much other going on.
    Have a great week!

  3. Happy Birthday. Please add me to your newsletter list.

  4. I'd like to be signed up pls.

  5. I'd love to be added to your newsletter! andersonrebecca mac come.

  6. Anonymous8:03 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I'm so glad you've been able to get in some creative time! Please keep smiling! Would love to sign up for your newsletter.

    Angi Mullis

  7. I'm so sorry that you've had such a rough time! I'm glad that you've got a treatment plan now. I wish you the very best! :)

  8. Happy Birthday!

    Through all the ups and downs, you have remained determined to get better. That attitude is going to make all the difference in the world. I wish that I lived close enough to come to your house for a showing or just to visit.

  9. Lori this is such amazing progress for your and your jewelry making. I can only continue prayers and healing energy for your complete recovery. Blessings Dear...

  10. Happy Birthday, hope this is a wonderful year for you!


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