Monday, April 26, 2010

It's been along time-----Are we almost there yet?

Wow! March was the last time I blogged!  :(

Life has kept us busy with our upcoming military retirement and future move to a new state. I've been working on some new creations behind closed doors and excited about sharing my new creations once we are settled in our new home and state.

Lately, it seems all we've been doing is filling paperwork, applications etc.......We're almost done. Yeah!!!!

I'm  really excited about opening an additional store called: Treasures4School.  My new store will offer things such as decorated and altered school supplies, book marks, teacher's gifts, etc.  I will offer fun and whimsical supplies too!  I guess you'll just have to wait and see what surprises I'll sell in my future store.

I will definitely continue my original store called: LydiasTreasures4U in addition to my new store. I am so excited!  I love to create and I'm just having too much fun!   :)  I just can't wait to get to our new home so that I can get started selling items again!  

Blog later,

Lydia  ♥

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Etsy Store

I am so excited about offering these Jewelry Custom Making Options for my Customers. :)
I have revamped my store policies and offer more  great options for my customers.
Here are a few of the great options:

1.I Work on Custom/Bulk Orders-Looking for that one of a kind piece of Jewelry or are you in  need  of a few pieces of jewelry for friends, weddings, Bridesmaids etc.?  Please contact me on my Etsy store and we will discuss request. A 50% downpayment up front of total cost of item /items are required. Remainder of balance is paid once items are completed.

2. Do you have any Junk Jewelry that you can't part with and would like something new made out of it?
I can do it! I love to recycle, and refurbish old jewelry and make it into something new. Please contact me on my Etsy store and we will discuss request.

-----------If you can furnish me with all of the Recycled pieces you want used to create new item-----------
-- I  will only charge you for labor and shipping.
(Customer must pay shipping to and from)

-------------------If you can furnish me with Partial Recycled Pieces---------------------------------
Cost will be a little more due to me having to buy or look for other pieces on hand.

No need for surprises on either the buyer or sellers side. All jewelry will be shown to customers on a step by step basis via email. All steps will be pre-approved by customer before I proceed to next step. Once items are completed, customer will pay remaining balance.


Nice Hoop Earrings in my Shop

Love Hoop Earrings!
They are so popular and everywhere you look people are wearing them. Have a selection of hoop
earrings in my shop. Stop by and take a peek.  :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Creations

It's a beautiful evening and I've posted some more of my new Earring Creations!
Stop by and take a look if you have a chance.  :)

Hope everyone had a great day!  ♥

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Free Advertising

Just wanted to explain my free Advertising  Oodle ad.

I posted some ads on oodle but the ad took some of their standard warning ad site disclaimers and blended it with my ad details making it look like a personal seller warning.

The standard beware ad reads like this: "Beware of Fraud. Stay safe. Always meet the seeler locally and inspect all items before you buy.

This is how the ad appears:

"always meet the seller locally and inspect all items before you buy. Beware of...LydiasTreasures4U on oodle-Fort Walton, Beach, Fl.3 weeks ago.ft page."

I want to assure my customers that this ad is "Not" a representation of my work, quality or customer service.

I strive to always keep all of my customers happy with their jewelry purchases.

Please check my 100% feedback on:

Thank You,


Monday, February 15, 2010

My New, Cork Earrings/foam earrings and necklace

Valentine's Day

Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day!   :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Ideas

I found some cork coasters at a local store. I've got some awesome ideas as to how to implement cork board into my jewelry.  Stay tuned for my new creations..   :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Free Advertising

I just can't believe it. Promote, Promote, Promote.

Isn't that what we are supposed to do to advertise our business?

Well, I just checked out my Web Analytics and found that 23 customers had clicked on a link that said: Beware of .....LydiasTreasures4U.  So, I immediately researched the comment and this is what I found.

I posted on a free advertising site named Oodle. My ad showed a pic of my jewelry and informing everyone that I sold Homemade Jewelry and Accessories.

Well, my add was blended in with their everyday warning disclaimers and this was the end result of the oodle ad that advertised my jewelry.

The whole ad reads: always meet the seller locally and inspect all items before you buy. Beware of....LydiasTreasures4U on oodle-Fort Walton, Beach, Fl.3 weeks ago. ft page.

This ad is false and in no way represents my shop, my jewelry creations or policies. I strive hard
to please all of my customers and to insure they are happy with their purchases.

If you look at my etsy shop, I have a 100% customer satisfaction rating.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

More of my Creations

New Creations

Well, I decided to make some Handrawn and Painted Pendants. Because Owls are popular, I decided to give it a shot and see if my Owl pendants would sell. Oh, I also made one with an owl and cat. Here are my pendants that I listed on my Etsy shop:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Excited about adding 2 different categories in Etsy shop

I added two new categories in my store

A Paper Mache Category- This category consists of all handmade, paper mache Jewelry which can be described as being funky, wild, outrageous and one of a kind.

Junk in my Trunk Category-This category  consists of Jewelry that has been recycled and given a new life. Note :  (All recycled ear wires have been replaced by "New" Store bought ear wires)
Therefore, all ear wires on Earrings are "New".

Friday, January 29, 2010

My Hearts

I've spent quite alot of my time making some cute, Valentine Hearts. They are made of paper mache
and decorated with rhinestones or flowers. I really enjoyed making them of different colors giving
them a different look.

Take a peek and let me know what you think?  Any different ideas?  Let me know.  :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Necklace of Many Options

My Mannequin Model

I recently bought a mannequin in order to display my jewelry and earrings.
Here she is:

Friday, January 8, 2010

After the Holidays

I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We actually had a very nice time with family who came down from Sacramento, California. We always enjoy spending time with our family on the Holidays.

Still waiting for husband to get out of the Military so we can finally call a place "home".  I think it's gotten to the point where I really don't want to move anymore and neither do the kids. We all want to stay in one place.  Hopefully, my husband will get a civilian position he can slide into soon.

Well, as for my jewelry making, I temporarily placed my Etsy shop on Vacation until January 15. I have been catching up on all the things I needed to catch up on. I've been busy making a lot of  new jewelry. I plan on opening a new line of jewelry called:  Recycled Jewelry (Jewelry with a second life)

A jewelry line for people who like the idea of giving old jewelry a second chance before it is chunked in the garbage.In other words, old, detash jewelry is taken apart, and then recycled by completely making a new jewelry piece out of the old piece. (For example: If I have a plastic oval off of a necklace, I take it apart and attach it to a flower charm that was off of a bracelet and then I  attach any other loose charms etc. off of other pieces and create something new.)

All jewelry is given a good cleaning and All old earwires are thrown away in the trash and  "NEW" (Never Used) ear wires replace the old ones. So no need to worry about using used ear wires.  :)

Well, I will let you take a quick peek at a couple of my new creations that I haven't posted yet in my shop on Etsy. These items will be placed for sale after the 15th of this month.  :)  Hope you like them!