Be sure to check back often as I add more shows throughout the year! Oct 6th-7th, 2012: East Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest Saturday-9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pmOct 29th: Upper Allen Women's Club 21st Annual Arts & Craft Show, Mechanicsburg High School, 500 South Broad Street Mechanicsburg-9:00-3:00pmNovember 3, 2012-Christ Presbyterian Church, 421 Deerfield Road Camp Hill-9:00-3pmNovember 24, 2012-March of Dimes Holiday Craft Show, Carlisle Expo Center-9:00-4:00pm ... » Read More
What is Drusy Quartz?
I am beginning to use Druzy Quartz for some of my jewelry pieces, I thought I should introduce the world to this hot, up-and-coming gemstone.
Drusy(or Druzy) Quartz are gemstones with a natural surface texture much like fine sugar crystals that formed millions of years ago. They are found on materials like agate or other minerals. Drusy has many different appearances. Some are tiny crystals, which gives it a soft and luminous appearance. It can have a sugar-like appearance with medium crystals, or it can have large, distinctly formed crystals. As for color, Drusy is often dyed for brilliant hues. A proces... » Read More
Original publish date: 11/02/2009I had the honor of being Artfire's Featured Artisan and thought I would share the interview here:
My jewelry is a very important part of my life. It’s my business, it’s my creative release, and it’s my enjoyment. I am very lucky to have a business that I genuinely love, all the time. I am constantly thinking about new designs, looking for new selling venues.
What role does your family play in your art?
My family is so wonderfully supportive of me and my business. I'm very lucky to h... » Read More
Pearls are one of my most favorite gemstones to create designs around. If you take a peek at my shop, you'll see how often I use them. They're mystical, they're magical...
The first known source of pearls was the Persian Gulf and the ancients of the area believed that pearls were a symbol of the moon and had magical powers. The stories of pearls were widely known, some fact..some fiction. But there was one fact that is simply undeniable, pearls are the oldest known gem and was considered the most precious for centuries.
A pearl is formed when a tiny foreign object(a parasite or organic matter) is embedded ... » Read More
Bella Sweet Jewelry is proud to announce that Sudsy Sarah Soaps has arrived! Wonderful, handcrafted toiletries are now part of the Bella Sweet Jewelry shop here on Artfire. Check out the adorable, chic packaging..perfect to display in your bathroom and to give as gifts! Take a peek inside the beautiful packaging and you'll find high quality bath & body products in unique aromas.
Here's a couple of the new products:
Moxie is a very popular scent and is available in Hand & Body Lotion as well as our Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. Its an innocent, sweet blend of Cotton Candy, Vanilla and Caramel. A tiny bit of Bergamot tones down the sugary sweetn... » Read More