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Sep. 21st, 2010

Disappointment and a Sale

News broke this morning that Bonanzle, changing its name to Bonanza, acquired 1000Markets yesterday.

Users on 1kM are up in arms, so to speak, many are saying they will be closing down, or have done so already. I'm sad, as I really like 1kM, even though I mainly used it as more of a portfolio instead of a selling site. But I DID sell there, so that was something at least. And the really ironic part? Views on my shop have skyrocketed these past 2 weeks. Heh.

No forewarning, no inkling that this was happening, nothing until this morning when 1kM users suddenly received an email telling them that 1000Markets would be effectively closed on Sept 30th, start getting ready to move now.

The email went on to say that Bonanza would be a great site to sell on (no, it won't be) and that in the next day or so, we'd get an email detailing how to move our items 'seamlessly'. That gives users less than a week to fully integrate their 1kM shops into Bonanza. Otherwise, they would find themselves locked out of their own 1kM accounts by 5pm Pacific Time, Sept 30th.

From everything I've been reading and looking at the Bonanza site myself, I've come to the conclusion, that, yes, it is rather like a 'flea market' site, as it was described.

Others say it's hard to navigate, hard to search and just plain ugly.

Forums on Etsy, Artfire and 1000Markets- as linked above- are full of sentiments like this.

Having done a bit of exploring on the Bonanza site myself, I find I cannot and will not compete with mass market sellers, blatant resellers, flea market finds, hell, even magazine subscriptions to magazines I already HAVE or HAD a subscription too! ( I kid you not.)

My OOAK items would not and do not fit in there unlike what 1000Markets claims. Therefore, I will not be making the transfer over. Currently, after my 1kM shop closes, I will be only at Etsy and Artfire. I may reopen either the Big Cartel shop or check out Zibbet or Ruby Lane.

What does this mean? Well, for YOU, it means a huge sale on 1000Markets! Before I close the shop or let 1kM close it, I want to try to sell things first.

So, Sept 21st to Sept 29th, all 1000Markets items are now 60%-75% OFF.

1000 Markets

Get it while the gettings good.

Nov. 20th, 2008

Road Trip!

Heading to New Jersey with Caena, Mark, sister in law, the bro in law and niece tomorrow morning.

Going up to have an early Thanksgiving with the parents in law.

Kind of hoping they have snow, so I can get pics of Caena playing in it.

Should be interesting- 4 adults, a 7 yr old and a 5 month old puppy in a Chrysler Town & Country minivan (rental, my idea) for 8 hours...

Sooo I'll be back Monday.

Next week, I have 4, possibly 5 silk scarves to photograph and list, as well as the cotton bandannas. Thinking of running a End of year sale too, to try to clear out a bit of stock, so stay tuned for possible discounts on my silk scarves, chainmaille and beadwork.:)

Have a great weekend. Don't do anything I wouldn't do... which isn't much. Most of all, be safe out there.

Feb. 20th, 2008

New pieces..

Available here

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Aug. 15th, 2006

Long, Weekend Update Post.. photo heavy.

Ok, so here's the awaited Microfestivus update...

Aug. 4th, 2006

DUDE! How about some research before spouting off your nonsense next time????

So I check my emails and there's this Etsy Conversation from some ... idiot, in my opinion.

He claims my Persian chainmaille bracelet with Lampwork bead (that I sold awhile ago, so why he was looking for it, I have no clue), is actually 'Boxchain'. 

"Hey guy,

just wanted to let you know... in case you make another one, this is not pursian weave. It's a boxchain. Have a good day.
04-08-2006 04:09 pm EST

Err, yeah.  Wrong bud.  Do some reasearch and you'll see that Persian and Boxchain, are one and the same weaves.  One is the historical name, the other the more mainstream name. Oh, and that I'm not a 'guy'.

I replied..

Jul. 13th, 2006

Dante's Spirit Sale

Those of you on my friends list will know exactly what the proceeds of this sale will  benefit.  For the rest of you, I took in a cat that had been, for lack of better terms, 'evicted' by his former owners.  I can't keep said cat, but he needs to have some surgery on his tail, as nearly half is missing and the 'stub' is , if not already, dangerously close to becoming infected. So to help defray costs of the surgery and antibiotics, etc, I'm holding a 'clear out the inventory sale'!

All scarves will be half price*.  All fabrics- fat quarters, fat eighths, will be free shipping*. 
All chainmaille will be 25%-75% off, including Sterling Silver*.

Here's a few teaser photos...

'Fire Dance' Arashi Shibori Silk Scarf
originally 30.00, now  15.00

Arashi Shibori Silk Scarf
originally 40.00, now 20.00

And several other scarves as well...

Sterling Silver Flower Petal Chainmaille Set
originally 40.00, now  25.00

Copper Mobius Knot Chainmaille Necklace
originally 25.00, now 15.00

And several more chainmaille pieces....

12piece Kona Cotton, hand dyed color wheel, fat quarters

And various other fat quarters, fat eighths, yardages, and another color wheel, all FREE SHIPPING...

*When you purchase something, CHECK 'OTHER PAYMENT', in the  Note area, put Cat Sale, and WAIT for me to send you a corrected PayPal invoice that will reflect what your payment should be.

So if there's something you've been holding off on buying, now's the time to do so!

Not only will you be helping a cat get a good home after being doctored, you'll be helping ME thin out some of my inventory and getting something  you really want in return.

Jun. 9th, 2006

New Listing...

Copper Mobius Knot Necklace

Jun. 8th, 2006

New Listings..

Sterling Silver Japanese 12-1 Chainmaille Cuff

Sterling Silver Flower Petal Chainmaille Set

Jun. 5th, 2006

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Jun. 4th, 2006

New Listings...


May. 29th, 2006

It lives!!!

Mark made me stay in bed most of yesterday. So with much gnashing of the teeth and flailing of the arms, I did. Actually, it wasn't much of a protest. Heh. I feel 75% better today and can talk without breaking into a coughing fit, and actually got more than an hour worth of sleep due to coughing last night.
The Robin's Egg Blue came out the exact same shade as the sample, I worried for nothing. The green (Desert Green, Light Hue) is still in the dye bath(oops, but so not my fault, it's Mark's for not letting me get out of bed}:P), it'll be rinsed tonight, but looks relatively good, some mottling, not too much tho.

The construction over the hill where they've cleared the dense woods is definately driving the smaller wildlife down into my neighbor hood. This big guy was in the backyard Friday afternoon. The photos aren't real good due to the swiftness with which he was moving.

(Woodchuck, back hill, May 2006)(Japanese 6-2, Bronze(large rings),and Copper(small rings) )

I recall seeing entries about fish that SOMEONE was cooking up Fri? Sat? night? for their hubby. Well, this is why Mark keeps me around-

(Grilled Steak, Broccoli in White Chedder, Rice)

Cause I can GRILL like no one he knows.}:P Damn that steak was good. Nice and tender, perfectly seasoned. *pats self on back*

Is this not the epitome of laziness in a cat? Yes, Max is laying down with his head in the measuring cup drinking the water. I learned that I have to keep it full when he started drinking out of it while I was ironing that 45 step color wheel. Otherwise I get serious Overlord Glares.

(Max, May 2006)

He actually misjudged a jump today and fell, and DID NOT land on his feet, poor guy. He was so embarressed. Methinks he seriously needs to lose some weight before trying to be Mr. Graceful again.

(Dante-Inu, May 2006, with her 'Go away Mom!' look)

Dante is being Dante. She is seriously acting as if there was never anything wrong. I've taken up calling her Miss Drama Queen now. She pouted yesterday because she had to stay downstairs with Mark all day and couldn't hang out with me. I've been brushing her every other day lately, as she's blowing coat now. I'm up to 3 bags of shed fur from her. Need to find someone who can clean and spin it for me, then can make a small blanket of something out of it for me.}:) any takers? }:P

It took a few weeks, but my fingers remembered finally how to do Japanese 6-2 chainmaille.

I tried doing some Dragon Weave earlier, but unfortunately, I don't have large rings in a small enough gauge to work with, but I figured out how to do it, so as soon as I can get some more rings in a smaller gauge, I'll be working up a cuff or two in that.

(Japanese 6-2, Bronze(large rings) and Copper(small rings) )
In the meantime, I'm working up a 1 1/4" wide cuff in the Japanese 6-2, which if you want to be technical, is really Japanese 12-6.
Just need a clasp for it, as I don't have any in copper or bronze at the moment. But it's nice and substantial, with a good bit of weight behind it.}:) Will make a nice piece.

It got to 92 degrees here today. Can you say A/C time? Well, actually, the A/C's been on since Weds, cause it hit 88 degrees then and was 85 degrees INSIDE. O.o  It's now a comfy 73-75 degrees in here.

May. 24th, 2006


Dante, May 2006

In between stressing out over Dante the past few days, I tried to take my mind off what might be wrong with her by keeping busy. First I dyed a 2 color run in Kona Cotton- Procion MX Old Rose to Procion MX Winter White, fat eighths(11"x18").


I also finally broke out the Sterling Silver Rings I had ordered a few weeks back. I had these really nice cast pewter round 'beads' in the form of Koi fish, head to tail forming a 3/4" long  by 1/2" wide barrel. I figured that something made in the Sterling would complement them beautifully.

I decided that when the antibiotics are through and I take Dante back down to check her weight and such, that I am going to discuss whether it would be worth the risk to go ahead and have Dante spayed, just in case it was/is a mild case of pyometra. Because, if that's what it was/is, even if we caught it early enough to wipe it out before it required surgery, there is the chance that it may come back, or that we never stopped it in the first place.  

Mark was questioning whether it would be worth the risk, due to her age. Either way,  it would be a risk of losing her. The only difference would be the circumstances of the surgery. A routine spay surgery would be greatly less invasive than a spay surgery due to pyometra. 

If Dr. Eick says it would be worth the risk, then we may end up going through with it.  We'll see what happens. 

In the meantime, she was acting normal this moring, dancing around, all happy and excited. The Boys are gradually getting used to her being in the same room as them. Max only hissed at her once today.

One day at a time. That's all we can look forward to.

May. 18th, 2006

New Bracelet

Copper Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet, Double strand with antiqued copper toggle clasp
Fits wrists 7 1/2" comfortably

May. 12th, 2006

Atten Manhattan...

Here ya be, if you are interested..

And fer the rest of you....

The hair is now blue- Black and Blue, to be precise.

May. 11th, 2006

Cookie and Metal Heaven...

Cookie, anyone? Too bad, these are mine! All mine! Bwahahaha!!!

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May. 8th, 2006

New pieces up..


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 Eventually I'll have a real word post, I swear.

May. 6th, 2006

New Piece

Byzantine Chainmaille Earrings with Genuine Hematite beads, stainless steel rings.

May. 5th, 2006

New Piece

Stainless Steel Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet with LampWork Bead.
Stay tuned for more.

May. 4th, 2006

New Piece

Bronze Persian Chainmaille Bracelet with LampWork Bead

May. 3rd, 2006

Last New Piece


Byzantine Chainmaille bracelet with Lampwork bead by Allison Turner.
Brass rings, fits 7" wrist comfortably, can fit 7 1/2" snugly, can be adjusted to fit loosely if requested by purchaser before shipping.

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