Thursday, August 23, 2012

250: Woohoo!

Hi friends!

As of today, 250 wonderful Etsians have "favorite"d my shop. To celebrate, I'm planning another little sale/discount over there. Check back over the weekend; I want to add a couple of new goodies as well, so hopefully there will be something you'll like to add to your jewelry wardrobe.

Some of you may have noticed that I have gone AWOL yet again lately... between work and my commute I have been spending approx. 12 hours a day out of the house. By the time I get home I have just about enough energy to visit a few of the blogs in my Google Reader before passing out in front of whatever happens to be on the telly in my bedroom (usually The Big Bang Theory reruns; they're on almost every night on a variety of channels). When I get a boost of energy I run errands or try to catch up with my sister (a post about my little niece Penelope Sue, aka Penny, aka Little Peanut will be forthcoming here). As I sense that I'm rambling now, I'll sign off and go fall asleep in front of tonight's rerun of Big Bang.

xxoo Jennifer

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lucky Penny.

Friday the 13th is known as an unlucky date, full of bad happenings.

For me, this one started out not-so-bad but got pretty rocky in the afternoon. Then a phone call from my father at the end of my work day made everything else fade away...

My beautiful and lovely baby sister gave birth to a baby of her own. Penelope Sue, our wonderfully lucky Penny. Mom, Dad and Baby are doing well, and I cannot wait to talk with them (well, maybe not with Penny just yet ;) tomorrow once they've had a chance to recover from the fantastic journey they took today.

Welcome to the world Penelope, my precious little niece. I cannot wait to meet you.

With all my love,
Aunt Jenny

Sunday, July 1, 2012


It's amazing how many things I photograph for the blog, then take months (and months, and months) to actually post about...

For example: Way back in January, I ordered a card holder from the then brand-new Falconwright's first collection of screen-printed leather goods. When it arrived, I was so blown away by not only the purse itself in all it's chevron-y glory, but also the gorgeous way it was packaged. Before putting this little treat to use I just had to snap a batch of photos, which I am finally (finally!) posting here.

They even screen-printed the mailer, and how great is the handwriting?

From the looks of it, the paper the card holder was wrapped in was used to test out some of the screen patterns...

I absolutely love the layered effect of all the colors and shapes on the packaging... it's a work of art in itself.

Every detail on the purse is perfect, down to the logo printed on the soft suede interior...

It's just the right size to hold my iPod (yes, I am a tech dinosaur, but I still love my "ancient" Nano!) and headphones.

I'm so happy with my treat, and that Falconwright is getting so much well-deserved praise for their creations. I hope to add one of their clutches to my wardrobe sometime soon. Sandi and Danielle, congratulations on your fabulous line!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sick day. Also, a new shop addition.

I took a sick day today... a virus of some sort has been quickly making its way through my system over the past few days. Yesterday I felt like I had been hit by a truck, and the cold medicine I took last night only added to the fog in my brain. 

By this morning I couldn't fathom making it through a 12-hour day (including round-trip commute to Manhattan and time in the office) before being able to collapse into my bed once again. So, after a bit of internal debate about using the last of my allotted sick days for this year (thanks to the great four-day sinus infection of February and a multi-hour health test in March), I phoned my supervisor and managed through my gravelly voice to let him know that I wouldn't be in today.

Back to bed for several hours, feeling well-rested and slightly improved by 1:30 pm... A bowl of raisin bran and some bad TV... Mustering up enough energy to dress, throw on a smidge of makeup, and head out to my local Trader Joe's to restock my sparse fridge and pantry... Coming home to the sweet (pun intended) surprise of my landlady's homemade chocolate chip & pecan cookies waiting for me in my mail basket (which will not be consumed until my stuffy nose clears and I can really savor their deliciousness).

I'm still a bit foggy, but feeling much improved by now. I thought I'd take advantage of this mini-boost of energy and finally post in my shop at least one of the several new necklaces I've been designing lately. So, without further ado, let me introduce the brass & amethyst geode Slice Necklace:

Thursday, June 7, 2012


How has it been well over a month since I last posted here?

We are getting into the craziest part of the year at my office now (July will be heavier than June, August will be the busiest in the company's history; hooray for job security) so I tend to be a bit of a zombie when I get home at night. Weekends have been spent for the most part lying in my bedroom watching DVDs and thinking about the apartment cleaning I should really be doing. Not to mention all of the jewelry I photographed for my shop ages ago; I haven't been able to muster up the brain power to compose the listings yet.

All of this means that this little corner of the interwebs has been woefully neglected by its creator for much too long. I can't promise anything, but I will try my best to actually dust off the cobwebs and get some new content up here very soon. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you here again soon.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A sneak preview.

As I mentioned in my last post, I'll be adding three new designs to the shop this week. What's holding me back is my irrational fear of coming up with good product descriptions for each item's listing. Sad, I know. I figured posting pics of the pieces here would help motivate me to get off my keister and just do it. Actually, my keister can stay right where it is, as I have wifi and a laptop.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Two hundred!

This is a very big occasion for me... My Etsy shop, {gemmifer} handmade, has reached 200 admirers! The shop has been open for a while now, and I am still learning the ropes of how to make a success of it, but the thought that so many people like what I've been doing so far is very encouraging and heartening.

To let everyone join in the celebration and to show my thanks, I am offering 15% off the price of all items in the shop until 9:00 p.m. EST on 4/29/12. Click on over, find what you can't live without (dramatic much?), and have it come live with you for 15 percent less cash (just be sure to use coupon code BIGTHANKS15 at checkout).

PS: I'll be adding three completely new designs to the shop this week. Which will also be included in the sale, of course. So be sure to check back here for an update. And THANK YOU ALL!

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