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SAStudio. Color. Metal. Fun. Updates.

I’ve been busy updating my photos and handmade jewelry shop. Have you noticed?

In addition to adding an About ShinyAdornments page, I’ve also been systematically working toward adding new items to the shop, lightening all the backgrounds to white, weeding out old items and updating titles, descriptions and tags. Whew!

I hope all these work makes it a bit cleaner and crisper. I like the white backgrounds. They really make the silver and the color in the beads POP.


Red garnet & sterling silver hoop earrings Red jade & sterling silver stretch bracelet
Multicolor rainbow millifiori glass & sterling silver necklaceLove knot sterling silver hoop earrings

I’ve also got plans for the blog, with a little help from a very talented friend. Crisper. Cleaner. More color.

I”m looking forward to the changes and having fun implementing them.Hope you stick around for the journey.

Have a great week,


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Copper butterfly bracelet from RoughMagicCreations

I’ll bet you didn’t know that copper could be formed into such gorgeousness, did you? I LOVE this bracelet from my friend Mollie Ann at Rough Magic Creations
Copper Butterfly Cuff Bracelet -  Boho & Rustic Fantasy Metalwork
It’s just fabulous, isn’t it?

Mollie has all kinds of copper lovelies in her shop. If you want to see more, you can visit it at:

Rough Magic Creations

While you are there, make sure to check out all the other cuffs and bangles available in her shop. And don’t forget to check out her About Rough Magic Creations page. The story of how she chose her shop name is an interesting one.


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Totally Tuesday Giveaway: For July 2012

Oops, a bit late due to the holiday. Hope you had a fun and safe Independence day!

Online Giveaways, Blog Giveaways, Artisan Giveaways

Each first Tuesday of each month, I add a new blog post called Totally Giveaway Tuesday.

I love giveaways, and I thought it might be nice to share some real estate for some blog-o-sphere giveaways with my readers. I’d like to profile handmade and other artisan giveaways, but feel free to list any great giveaways you have to share. Each link will contain the name of the giveaway linked to the entry instruction page. Enter as many as you would like :-)

Got a blog giveaway you’d like to advertise? Hosting an artisan jewelry giveaway? Have a handmade soap giveaway? Announcing a felted animal giveaway? Have a guild giveaway you’d like to list? Want to announce your team’s giveaway to the world? Please use the widget below to list your announcement. In the Your Name Field: enter the item you are giving away, and the date the giveaway expires In the Your URL Field: enter the website address of the page to find instructions about how to enter.

Giveaways for July 2012:

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Note: I can’t be responsible for outcomes of giveaways hosted by anyone but me. Outcomes of giveaways hosted elsewhere are the responsibility of the giveaway owner. Please read each giveaway’s entry instructions carefully and only enter if it isn’t going to get you into any trouble in your location. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

Visit again next month for a whole new list!

and don’t forget to tweet and share with your friends using the widgets below

(For those of you receiving this via RSS, you have to visit my real live blog to see the list of shops with sales. Not sure why, but looks like the Readers eat the linky code. sorry. )

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