Fresh Baked Designs

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Brass Beauties January 8, 2015

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Holidays are just ending and that means it’s time to ramp up for the next big jewelry crush.           Valentine’s Day!

If you have a jewelry business, then it’s probably up there in the Big Three in terms of jewelry sales…Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day.  And you are probably used to planning for these sales a couple of months in advance. Me, not so much. So here I find myself about 5 weeks out and just starting to get inventory ready. Also committed to a large craft fair on February 7th. Yikes!

So here’s a few things made yesterday. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might recognize these sweet brass keys. I used them a few years ago to create a dozen different necklaces as a challenge for myself.  All with brass. And all sold quickly.

A dozen, because they come packaged in a dozen. Nine bucks at Michael’s. Or with a nifty coupon…$4.50. But don’t look in the jewelry section of the store. I discovered these by accident a few years ago in the Bridal/Wedding aisle.  Great size…perfect for these necklaces.

                                              Three down…nine to go.

Keys 1


Keys 2
















                                                 And one butterfly !

Butterfly 1


                    Are you creating anything special for Valentine’s Day ?

                                     Love to hear what you are up to.


3 Responses to “Brass Beauties”

  1. debra freeland Says:

    Love the keys you used. I found a package at Joanne’s in the Tim Holtz section. Have a new recipe for you. Its as follows: 1 package of brownie mix, 1 cup of canned pumpkin, chopped up chocolate candy( I used some leftover from Christmas) mix together, put in greased 8 x 8 glass baking dish, bake at 375 for 22 minutes. Delicious and the pumpkin takes the place of the eggs and oil so its a little healthier(I tell myself that anyway!) Enjoy!

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