Friday, October 31, 2008

And the winner is.....

We have a winner!!! Since I  had soooo many entries to my Giveaway I decided to choose two winners!
**Drumroll** tadada....Congratulations to  Crystal and Nigthingale!! Nightingale, I will need your mailing address. You can convo me on Etsy if you like!

Thank you all soooo much for participating! I will have another sweepstake coming up, starting next week. I will let you know more details this weekend!

We've had our first bit of snowfall here in Tromsø last night. The arctic darkness has started to make its presence with days beginning to be shorter already. It's dark now by 3pm. 
I love it and find it extremely inspiring. I thrive in the silly as that sounds, but I'm a night owl by nature and love working at night, that's where I'm at my most creative. As mentioned in one of my blog posts before, I absolutely love going running or taking brisk walks at night, when everything has quiet down and the smell of burning wood drifts around me....awww life is great....I'm truly lucky to live in a place that brings me so much happiness! :)

I'm going to sign off now...but will be back with another Giveaway announcement in the next couple of days!

Thanks again everybody for all your lovely comments! I truly appreciate it!!!



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Re. my mystery gift give-away

Wow!!! I can't believe how many entries I have had so far! I've decided to have two ( maybe even three ) winners due to the large number of participants!

Thanks everybody for participating! It's great to find out what each of you like best in my shop! A little market research for me:)

The draw will be on the morning of October 31st ( western european time zone )

I think I'll let my torch cool off for a while and go for a nice brisk walk before it starts raining again.

Hope you are all have a great and cozy weekend! I sure am! :)



More new pieces

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Bling

I finally got around to take some pictures of some recent finished items! I still have quite a few more pieces in the making that hopefully will be finished sometime this weekend. John, my boyfriend is out of town for the weekend playing a gig with his band, so I'll try my best to take he pictures myself ( he usually does all the jewelry photography ). 

These pieces are all going to be available in my shop by tonight.
I am also having a great deal going right now! You will receive a free pair of really cool earrings with ANY purchase. This deal will last until monday morning October 27th only. You can check them out here

If I have some spare energy left tonight I'm going to bake a couple of pies. I'm having some of my girlfriends coming over tomorrow night for a jewelry party. 

See ya tomorrow!



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Etsy Front Page

I made the Etsy front page again early this morning! Nice to be surrounded by such great artists!

Monday, October 20, 2008

One day soon

Gosh I know, it's been a while since my last blog post. I've been quite busy getting organized for two craft shows that are coming up next month, plus making some custom pieces.

After reading some of my blog postings I came to realized that they sound sooooo boring. I am hoping to spark them up a bit. I mean, after all, what kind of impression am I giving by these lame posts?? Ha! Perhaps I need to dig up some local quite my style....perhaps tell you all my little secrets?? Hmmmm, where to start??
Okay, okay, just one little quirk about me: I'm addicted to Pepsi Max, which here in Norway is the equivalent to the Diet Pepsi you get overseas ( you can't get Diet Pepsi here in Norway). I drink way too much of it, but I love it! My favorite colors are blue and green.....lets see.....oh yeah....I like to indulge myself into Apple products....I'm all about user-friendly products!!
I love baking bread and go for walks in the dark when it's quiet and cold outside!

All righty then:) I will be posting some new items this week. Forgot to re-charge the batteries for the lighting system that John my sweet BF uses to take all the pictures. I'm hoping to have some to show in the next couple of days!

Much love and cozy times you to all!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another Ring

Here is one of the rings I have finished today! Let me know what you think! I will be listing it on Etsy sometime tonight or tomorrow!

Cozy days

Oh it's great day for being in the studio today! It's grey and rainy outside and I'm just sitting here, listening to the latest "The Rasmus" album and sketching out some new ideas. I hope I will be able to post at least one item later today in my Etsy shop!

Also, if you are into some cozy and fun winterish items, check out one of my favorite shops on Etsy: Fringe. Her stuff is amazing and original!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Still time left

You can still enter your name on my Mystery Sampler Give-Away. The draw will be on October 31st. Just scroll down my page and on the left hand side you can click on the "Surprise Sampler Give-Away". Good luck!
I'm having some really funky goodies planned to give away. 

Off to my studio to make some earrings I had sketched out over the weekend. Will list some on Etsy this week. 

Bye for now.)


Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Rings

I was out for a walk today, came home and felt tremendous inspiration to "whip" up a couple of rings. Here is the outcome of this inspirational energy burst: Two rings, I'm so in love with them and once again would want to keep them for myself, however, I would love to give them a nice home :)
One is made entirely from sterling silver and the other showcases a 14 karat gold and one sterling silver pebble. Just lovely, if I may says so myself:) One of them is already for sale in my Etsy shop: Click here.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I finally got around to organize my beads.

A messy work bench


I am reminded once again that being an artist on Etsy or any other online selling venue brings with it copy cats. I don't see it as a form of flattery because I put my whole heart and soul into a piece of jewelry that I create, undistracted from other jewelry artists out there. These, my creations come from a place deep within myself, a sacred place where I collect my daily inspirations. My art reflects on what I was feeling at the time I created a piece, whether it be blissful, joyous or painful. It all shines through. It took me quite a while to where I am now, feeling comfortable enough to let my inspirations guide me, unforced. Each piece is a reflection of what I experienced from start to finish. Perhaps I shouldn't take it too seriously, perhaps I'm like a mother hen who's trying to protect her little chicks. I guess there is no real way to get away from copy cats, especially when ones work is out on the internet. 

I have lots of work to do today and getting some orders out for shipment. Going to squeeze in a bit of time for Pilates and perhaps a walk if the weather allows. Right now its pouring rain. I love that though, being inside when its raining and firing up the torch and creating something unique. I have some really cool pendants and earrings on the way. 

Etsy has been really slow for me this past month. I think a lot of Etsy sellers are feeling a tad frustrated over some search issues we are all experiencing on there. Etsy is has become so huge with tons and tons of sellers that once an item is listed it gets quickly buried underneath everyone else's without being seen. It's not a good thing. Although for sellers who already have a huge customer base it doesn' t seem to slow down their sales. 
I hope they'll fix this issue.
I am also going to have my items up for sale on Dawanda ( ) and Handmade fusion ( ).

Have a cozy and fabulous saturday everybody!



Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

First Frost in Tromsø

Workbench mania

It's been a busy weekend for me. I've ordered tons of supplies to be ready for the upcoming holiday season. I also need to be prepared for two large local craft shows that are happening next month. There is nothing more exciting for me than to unpack the new supplies and tools and try them out asap. I feel like a kid on christmas.
I am working on a new line of rings, some bezel set, some just plain silver with some forged embellishments. I love this time of year here in Tromsø. The days are getting shorter, the winds are blowing and the frost has moved in as you can see in the pictures. It's a great time for me to feel inspired. I have also been doing a whole bunch of knitting ( which I like to do while watching TV ). I find it quite relaxing. Just got to have a project going at all times :) Call me crazy, but I love to be busy. I'm never bored. Life is great, make lemons while you can!

Okay, I hear my hot water cooker boiling, calling to fill up the cup with hot chocolate. It's TV night here at the Gables. Actually, it's Hell's Kitchen. I'm in love with Gordon Ramsay. He might be a crazy dude, but I love I respect his drive and passion!

Nighty night!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

On The Beach

This photo was taken by my boyfriend John on a rocky nearby beach. As you can see the snow-line is pretty close....

Friday, October 3, 2008

Beating metal

I'm busy making tons items for the "Little Purple Box" which is an online place that sells sample boxes, filled with goodies from different artists. I'll be participating with the Holiday sampler which comes out late this month.
You can check out the site here!

I'm off watching "The Office"! 

Yippeee! One of my items made the front page on Etsy again!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Surprise Sampler Give-Away

I will have from  now on a monthly Mystery Sampler Gift Give-Away.
If you'd like to be part of this and win some cool items, leave me a comment about which one of my pieces of jewelry in MY Etsy shop is YOUR favorite.
The draw will be October 31st 2008.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Pieces

Some new pieces that will be listed in my Etsy shop this week. 
Hump Day Special!!

All my items on Etsy are 10% off TODAY ONLY!! Plus get a free pair of rustic little hoop earrings for free, with any purchase! Click here