Wednesday, February 25, 2009

And The Changes Keep Rolling Along....

Good Wednesday morning!!!

Teri here, and I am determined to keep the changes rolling along for The Beaded Branch. So far, I have managed to move all of the chainmaille jewelry over to our Etsy shop.

When Tim gets some free time, I'm sure he'll be working on some more pieces, including earrings and necklaces. We're also hoping to be able to expand into some less expensive metals, to make them more affordable.

Here are the pieces that I have moved over to TheBeadedBranch.etsy.com







Sterling Silver Round Maille Bracelet


Sterling Silver Heavy Flower Garden Bracelet




Sterling Silver Classic Byzantine Bracelet




The links above will take you directly to our pages in Etsy. Once there, feel free to browse around!

I am also in the process of getting ready to move my Angel Feet line over to Etsy. I'm rephotographing everything, so it's taking a little bit of time to get it all done, but I'm hoping that I'll be able to have the charms themselves moved over by the end of this week. Next week I will work on the necklaces, then the bracelets, then the pins. If I can get a little bit a head, that will be a good thing.



Step by step, The Beaded Branch is getting noticed more and more. We have, once again, been spotted at IndieSpotting, a great place to see what's being made in the handmade world! If you click on the "I've Been Spotted" box on the right, you can go right to the IndieSpotting site. It's great fun to look around.

Organizing has come to a standstill this week. Just too much other fun stuff going on, but I hope that by the end of spring I will have organized workspaces, just begging for new, beautiful pieces to made at them!

Until next week, have fun, and keep on crafting!!!!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes....

Teri here!
New changes are coming to The Beaded Branch.

After much contemplation, and crunching numbers, and all the other fun stuff, we have decided to mover our entire stock over to our Etsy store. It will take time, because we need to take new photos of everything, and figure out more current pricing, but in about two months, it should be done.

The Beaded Branch website itself will not be shut down. It, along with here, will be a clearing house for all of the information on where to find us, and what is going on with the business. We will also have photo galleries of pieces that have been special ordered, sold, and are on sale at The Palmyra Country Store.

Right now, I am in the process of moving Tim's chain maille jewelry onto Etsy. Two pieces have been rephotographed, and listed, and I hope that in few days I should have the other 5 done.

Here are the two pieces that I have moved onto Etsy:


Carnelian Flower Garden Bracelet--A vintage carnelian bead, and handcrafted sterling silver rings woven in an ancient Japanese pattern.

Of course, along with the shift of pieces to Etsy, we are going to be implementing international shipping, once I have a few sane moments to figure out what the pricing is going to be. It is coming, I promise, and I hope that within two months we will be able to implement it.

And here is some other news:




We've Been Spotted on IndieSpotting



IndieSpotting is a site where Independant Artists and Crafters can submit pictures of their work and it can be chosen. We were lucky enough to get our Rose Shades Necklace to be on the front page today!

Well, for now, the sun is shining through the dining room window, and I don't know when that is going to happen again, so I'd better get to shooting some photos so we can offer you more goodies.

Have a good week, and I'll update you next week to everything that is going on.

PS--I'm still organizing. It has not come to a standstill, I just haven't had time to take any updated pictures. ;-) Maybe next week....