Selling Handmade Online: The Anatomy of a (Handmade) Listing

Selling Handmade Online: The Anatomy of a (Handmade) Listing

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at selling handmade online: this is a screenshot of the many products that I have made and yet to list. Some…

40% off Stitch Markers AKA Knitting Bling Oct 2-8

40% off Stitch Markers AKA Knitting Bling Oct 2-8

Weekly Sale October 2 – 8th, 2017 This week I am offering my knitting bling as I call it, for 40% off. Most sets of…

On Sale: Matching Mother Daughter Necklaces

On Sale: Matching Mother Daughter Necklaces

I unexpectedly started my Christmas shopping today. Great deals at a kitchen store I couldn’t resist which reminded me, that I will have weekly sales…

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

– Albert Einstein

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Are you on Instagram?

Are you on Instagram?

I’m having a huge work block lately – I’m totally unmotivated to do the heavy lifting as far as listing and promoting my handmade items….

Etsy’s First Ever Site Wide Sale

Etsy’s First Ever Site Wide Sale

I don’t do a lot of sales because there is very little markup on my work. However once in awhile I love to give a…

50% off Earrings all July – Handmade just for you

50% off Earrings all July – Handmade just for you

I’m celebrating handmade for the month of July with 50% off all my handmade earrings. I’ve been so busy this month in the studio with…

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not
– Pablo Picasso

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Cat Themed Note Cards

Cat Themed Note Cards

I needed a quick gift to give a fellow cat lover and there was no time to order jewelry supplies & design something in such…

Final Newsletter bb3.ca May 2017

Final Newsletter bb3.ca May 2017

May will be the final newsletter. It’s not for any bad reason, it just hit me while compiling it this month, that I should consider…

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
– Alan Alda

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New Designs for May – Memorial Pet Jewelry

New Designs for May – Memorial Pet Jewelry

It’s been too painful until now but I finally designed a Memorial piece for our dear Hemingway cat who passed away suddenly from feline g.i….

Hackles – Another Funny Named Fiber Processing tool

Hackles – Another Funny Named Fiber Processing tool

In late January I ordered another cool fiber processing tool but it arrived around the time my baby cat passed away, so it took me…

Mother-Daughter Half a Heart Charms & April’s New Items

Mother-Daughter Half a Heart Charms & April’s New Items

April is my birthday month – Earth Day – which seems to fit me perfectly (green washing aside!) being someone who pulls all my inspiration…

Making Balled Headpins

Making Balled Headpins

  Since the New Year I started making balled headpins again. I really like the look of them versus the more common flat head (although…

Loss…Grief…Love

Loss…Grief…Love

I haven’t been in the best of places lately. Last week, we lost one of our fur babies: suddenly & unexpectedly. I am wracked with…

bb3’s February Newsletter & Giveaway: Sparkly jewels and Celtic Knots

bb3’s February Newsletter & Giveaway: Sparkly jewels and Celtic Knots

  I thought I would share my intro to this month’s newsletter here, as I have gotten some response from subscribers that they appreciated my…

January Newsletter Link and Amethyst Earrings Giveaway

January Newsletter Link and Amethyst Earrings Giveaway

Check out bb3.ca’s January newsletter and even better – Amethyst Earrings Giveaway. They are some of my fave earrings as this lavender amethyst is so…

Would you like to win these earrings? Here’s How…

Would you like to win these earrings? Here’s How…

In this month’s newsletter, I am giving away a pair of these handmade freshwater pearl earrings. Really cute and would make a great gift. I…

Is Wool Yarn Ethical? A reason why I started spinning

Is Wool Yarn Ethical? A reason why I started spinning

There is a disturbing video making its rounds on Social Media, of workers brutally beating sheep as they are being sheared of their fleece for…

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
– Rumi

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My Spinning Philosophy (and how it ties into jewelry making)

My Spinning Philosophy (and how it ties into jewelry making)

The other day I was flipping through my copy of Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning by Lexi Boeger and…

bb3.ca September Newsletter/Giveaway

bb3.ca September Newsletter/Giveaway

The bb3.ca September Newsletter/Giveaway is available. This month I am giving away a sterling silver tiny heart necklace with your choice of 2 letter charms…

Artist Spotlight: On…Me!

Artist Spotlight: On…Me!

I am my own worst enemy when it comes to self-promotion. I like to make things, and would rather spend my time making things, than…

There is something special when creative people get together.
– Joy Mangano

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