Friday, October 31, 2008

Personalized Zombie Portrait!!!


get your ZOMBIE PERSONALIZED PORTRAIT At Mymagicme's etsy shop for only $8!! WAY better than candy.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tree for me

I haven't decided yet whether or not I'll sell this tree pendant. I'm incredibly attached to it. It's the first one I've made.

I have trouble with this sometimes... less now than at the beginning, because making a particular piece will have helped me work through something, or I remember how i felt when I was designing it. I'd like to do more like this one though, but this one took about an hour, so I probably wouldn't focus on them as far as sales go. I need to start repeating my designs so I know I can reproduce them, that's been my concentration for this week. But it's nice to do something just to see if i can. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm featured in a treasury!

Allison of AJK Artistry put together a great Etsy Treasury chock full of artists from this past weekend's Handmade Faire. That's my Thousand Points of Light pendant in the upper left hand corner. Check it out!

Treasuries are a great way to browse Etsy. Etsy artists and shoppers put together pics of their favorite pieces, and when the Treasury page hits a certain number, you can hop on in and snag a spot! It's very competitive, and only posted for a limited time. Come check out all of the great NJ Etsians in this one!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Upcoming appearances!

Open House

In league with Salty Wench Studios, Alexlady Designs will be participating in a Jewelry Open House, hosted by Michelle B and Kelly N! Come by for baked goods, good conversation, and a chance to peruse two jewelry artists' handiwork.

Who, what, when where:

Hostesses: Michelle B and Kelly N
Sunday, November 9 from 3-7 P.M
180 West End Ave, Apt 4P, New York City.

Hudson County Art Slam

is a seasonal event brought to you by Art House Productions, La Ola Org, and Roland Ramos that will be presented during JC Fridays this December. It brings together artist and art appreciators of the area for one night and presents the newest work being created in Hudson County. It is a night of fresh, new and affordable art, live painting with audience participation, live music, and cool vibes.

Who, what, when where:
One McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ
(old St. Francis Building, SE corner of Hamilton Park (see the website for detailed directions
Friday, December 5th
Evening (time TBA)


My First Trunk Show!

Come join us for an afternoon of wine, coffee, and snacks, and see the latest collections from Alexlady Designs. No pressure or sales pitch here, just a fun afternoon and a chance to see and try on Alex's unique, handmade jewelry in person.

*Free Jewelry: Every party guest will be entered for door prizes!

*Free Shipping on any custom item ordered at the party!

Stop by anytime on Saturday, December 6th between 3pm and 7pm and enjoy great conversation and gorgeous beaded and sterling silver jewelry! For details on hosting your very own Alexlady Party and great Hostess Benefits, please email Alex at

The Who, What, When, Where:

Saturday, December 6th
3 to 7 pm
Marti J C and Paul R
245 East 37th Street #5A

To get on our mailing list, please feel free to subscribe to this blog!

New items, and new backdrop!

Sterling silver and freshwater pearl Christmas tree!

Sterling Silver Heart with Magenta Briolettes

Silver and Pearl Horseshoe, with Handmade clasp!

More info soon to come on November and December appearances! Come see Alexlady Designs in person! Stay tuned...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Handmade Faire this weekend... pictures!

Well, here we are! all set up at the Handmade Faire in Medford, New Jersey at the Flying W Airport! Props to Abbie of Abbie Road Designs for putting this show together. It was great to meet up with people I've only ever met online (holla back, AJK Artistry, Dhara Holistics, and Aziez Designs!)

The banner is courtesy of the lovely Grace Reed and Linda Campbell. Thanks for supporting Alexlady Designs!! You made this weekend wonderful.

While I was there I thought i'd keep my hands busy, and I did a garnet-and-pearl spiral. I have less than half of my inventory up on my etsy site,
and I need to get on top of it! but here's a sneak preview of my latest items...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Oh, wow. wow wow wow.
I have never seen a toe sock monkey. ever. Copabananas' etsy store is super rad.

Let's find more sock monkeys, shall we?


a potholder!
yes! Excellent, I
want more...

Ooh, what on earth is THIS?

love it.

Two new items!

Okay, every description can't be the alexlady equivalent of the peterman catalogue. But I think these two items speak for themselves.

Orange millefiore bracelet with teeny faces

Also, the Medford Handmade Faire is but days away!! I'm looking forward to posting pictures from the Faire, and I hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Looking for something GRODY?

Oh, friends, get ready because Halloween's a-comin. Check out these fabulous yucky items by Etsians.

Get ghouly with this ghastly ear adornment! Reminds me of a shrunken head. Awesome.

And a little trick or treats for your kitties...

Catnip Eyeballs!!

Gross AND cute? Skullz the skeleton plushie!

And to top it all off...

When you just can't find the perfect accessory, try this
Badger Bone necklace.

uh, wow. Truly gross.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ew. isn't constructive criticism supposed to be constructive??

I was talking to a friend in DC and she mentioned that her friend was also selling her jewelry! She went to class at a place that I don't want to name but it's a famous artists' place in DC that used to be a factory that made torpedoes. *wink wink.*

So her friend takes this class on how to market your product. And they say to her, "Well, your problem is that your jewelry looks like stuff you could get from India for ten bucks."

ummmm WOW. thanks! that's awesome. very helpful. i could think of probably at least 27 kinder and more helpful ways to say something like that. i've never seen her work, but how about, "well it looks like you have room for growth in X area" or "Maybe you need some items that will fit a wider range of price points."

yuk. i'm sure that's not representative of the artists that have their studios ath this place that used to be a factory that made torpedoes. but what a way to influence someone's art. i hope i never say anything that rude to someone, no matter what I think of their art.

Blog Giveaway Winner!!!

The winner of the blog giveaway is


Thanks to everyone who commented and blogged! I'll have more giveaways in the future, so stay in touch!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Flying off the shelves!

Five new sales! Four from the store, plus a custom pair of earrings. Vundebar!

It's been so great to get feedback about my items and the store. More to come!
Goodbye, little friends...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Boobs and beads!

Recently I became aware of a phenomenon called 'nursing jewelry.' If you have a little one you have probably already heard of this, but it was new to this lady!

I set out to design some handmade beads for a nursing bracelet... a stretchy band that you can switch from wrist to wrist to remember which side you last nursed on.

I came up with these:

That's right. Boob beads.

Alas, they did not function so well on the elastic as a bracelet... they spun around because of the extra clay for the nipples, and i thought of putting nipples on both sides so they were reversible, but... CREEPY.

so now, what to do? twelve boobs in all, handcrafted. Turn them into earrings? hairsticks? The possibilities really are endless, and yet, I am stumped.

Any suggestions?

Vendor List for the upcoming Handmade Faire!

I'm so excited to do my first arts show... I'm working on putting together my table displays now! Check out all of the great vendors that will be there... it's a perfect day to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping!

Dhara Holistics - Bath & Body Products

AJK Artistry - Paper Goods
Pineland's Basketry by Mary Carty - Baskets & Gourd bowls
From Nancy's Heart - Holiday Decor & Ornaments
Krystal Dyer - Abstract Art & Prints
Little Pies - Organic Dog Treats & Pet Accessories
Gems by Les - Wire Sculpted Jewelry
Flying Needle Gallery - Home Decor
Intergalactic Rose - Clothing
Blue Fish Moon - Sterling Silver & Mixed Metal/Found Objects Jewelry
Whimsey's Fabric Fancies
Seahorse Designs - Jewelry & Knitted Fashions
Brownie's Woodcrafts - Handmade Scroll Saw Wood Projects
Creations by Robin - Sea Glass Jewelry
Hailey Lew Originals - Children's Room Decor
WTW Hand Turned pens of Wood, Corian, Gemstone & Acrylic
Copa Banana's Repurposed Items & Plush Toys
ShutterKate - Knitted & Crocheted Accessories & Housewares
Bowes for all Occassions - Floral Arrangments & Swags
The Village Needler - Sewn Children's Clothing, Blankets & Accessories
Puppet Hats & Scarves by Jaquelyn Morgan
Kristen Solecki's Illustration Art paintings, prints & more
DKoss's Monster Plush Art Dolls, 100% hand stiched
Collective Elements Paper Goods
Trashed Clothing - Clothing & Plastic Bling
Prim at Heart - Steampunk Jewelry
Two Creative Hearts - Homemade Edibles, Seasonal Crafts
Moon Faire's World - Vintage & Mixed Media Holiday Crowns & Decor
Jules Jewels Jewelry - Fused Glass Jewelry
Nice Rakc - Accessories & Purses
WebmavenNJ's Weaving & Basketry
Little Bit Crafts - Holiday Decor & Gifts
Crafty Dragon - Bee's Wax Candles, Massage Oils
Herbertsville Honey - Honey Products
Dime Store Daze - Found Object Unique OOAK Jewelry
TriSymbolize - Flame & Lampwork Glass Wares
Nyman's Decoy Wood Carvings
Little Flower Designs - Nature Inspired Pottery
Hand Cut Corian Cutting Boards
Domino Art by Natalie Nowatkowski
Made by Melissa - Crochet and Jewelry Items
Jonathan's Recycled Hats & Bags
Krisamels Recycled & Mixed Media Goodies
Sharp Shirter - Wearable Art
Azaiez Designs
Ear Wraps
Baobab Love
Face of Contentment
Mary Redmirski's Giftware
Donna Plaza's Holiday Decor
Decorative Holiday Items by Becky
Lizzie Leave In's Hair Accessories
Silk Flower Arrangements by Greg
Crochet Items by Katiusca
Pig Dog's Paintings, Photography & Housewares
Silver Forge Farm - Quilts, Plush Toys
Hippie Bling - Brazilian Agate Stone Necklaces & Windchimes
Earth Magic Pottery by Christine Barath
Orange Slice Art & Housewares
Alex Lady Designs
Little Pieces by Holly Doyle of
Jennifer's Custom Fiber Designs - Handwoven clothes & Home accents
Bower's Wildlife Art Studio - Nature inspired Art & Carvings
Tile Art Rendition in Original Frames
Green Cow Soap Studio
Jewelry by Sherri Pray
Jersey Jerry's Broom Maker
Class Attire NYC Chalkboard Shirts
MNM Gear Tie Dye

Handmade Faire
Medford, NJ
Flying W Airport Resort
60 Fostertown Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055

Saturday, October 25th 10am-4pm
Stick around for Medford's Halloween Parade at 7 pm!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We have a winner! Hearts to you!

The first giveaway is up, my shop now has 103 hearts (YAY) and says the winner is etsian marymarsh from charleston, SC! Congrats to you!

there's STILL one more giveaway, and plenty of time to win!

more items coming soon, and very jazzed about the upcoming handmade faire!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

It's like Crazy Eddie with the giveaways here...

check out outoftheblue's shop for a chance to win a really groovy bracelet! Poke around her store and leave a suggestion on her blog on how she could improve. Everybody wins! All entries must be received by 11:59pm October 31st (CST) Winner will be announced on November 1st.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Blog Giveaway!

That's right! You could win a pair of my NEW hammered hook earrings, with either the beads pictured or your choice of focal beads!

There are two ways to win:

1. leave a comment on this blog entry with a link to your favorite item from my store, ! (if you don't have a blogger link, please give me a way to get in touch with you), one entry per person.


2. for one additional entry, post about my giveaway on your blog, and leave the link here!

All entries must be in by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10TH!

entrants will be entered into a spreadsheet and will choose the winner. Winner will be announced on this blog on monday, October 13th, and the winner will be notified at that time!

Best of luck!

Halloween picks!

Wow, if you are looking for costume pieces, Etsy is the place to be!!

Enjoy perusing my picks, but just so you know, if you're ever looking for:

a. a custom corset

b. a ren faire or SCA costume (men's doublets included)

c. any kinds of wings

you need look no further than the Search Bar on! wow, there's quite a selection.

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