Saturday, August 29, 2009

How to make Ear Wire Earrings?

Do you want to make your own designed earrings? Don't think that it's difficult and let it stop your creativity. Here is a tuturial demonstration of making ear wires (French hook earrings). It's easy and so much fun!

First of all, you need the tools (round nose pliers, a side cutter & needle-nose pliers-sorry, the needle nose pliers is not showed in this picture), beads (I have 5mm, 3mm & glass beads) and earring findings (2 head pins, 2 eye pins & 2 French hooks) . In this demonstration, I will make earrings with 2 sections each. This picture shows the layout and order of the design.
Check out my shop for fench hook earring findings.

We'll work on the bottom section first. Arrange beads onto the head pin following the design of the above picture. Then use a pair of needle-nose pliers (here you go!) to bend it over to make a 90 degree angle.

Then cut off excess head pin with the side cutter. Leave approximately 1/4 inch.

Grab the end of the head pin with a pair of round nose pliers and make a loop. But don't close the loop yet because we need to put the eye pin into it to make the top section of the earring.

Now, put the eye pin into the loop. Then use the round nose pliers to make a closed loop.

Again, arrange the beads onto the eye pin following the designed on the first picture.

Then cut off the excess eye pin leaving approximately 1/4 inch. Use the round-nose pliers to make a loop. Before you close the loop, remember to put the french hook into the loop.

A beautiful ear wire is finished. Follow the above instruction to make the second piece.

Need french hooks? Check ou my stores here!
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cute earrings by BeBeCha

These are the earrings I bought from an Etsy seller, BeBeCha! Are they so cute? When I opened the package, my daughter, Kristen, was so excited - she kept saying "I love them! I love them!" Yes, they are so beautiful!

I've also found that she has beautiful headbands! Check her out on Etsy! She's doing a sale on earrings now. If you buy 3 earrings, the 4th is free! It's a nice shop! Don't miss it!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Great Accounting File by AccountingSPOT

I've found a great accounting Excel file from AccountingSPOT's blog. It's free to download. The great thing is it's designed for Etsy and small business! You have to try it out!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Proud to be a member of Etsy Supply Street Team

I'm so happy today that I've been accepted as a member as the Etsy Supply Street Team (ESST)! Wow! I really consider myself as a supplier now! haha!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How to cover a button?

Many of my customers are questioning how to make a fabric covered button. Indeed, it's very easy and quick! Even my 6-year-old daughter, Kristen, can make fabric cover buttons by herself! I've taken some pictures of the process so that you'll have an idea how easy it is!

Appreciations from my Customers!

I've been on Etsy for 3 months and I'm so thankful that I'm doing great there! I had 210 sales in 3 months which was more than I expected. I really believe that good customer service makes a success! I usually pack and ship out items immediately. By using PayPal to print out shipping labels which informs my customers that packages are being shipped. That gives them a peace of mind! Here are some feedbacks from my customers who appreciate my fast shipping!

"Thank you again!Excellent quick delivery!" by thecrochetycrocheter

"Arrived so quickly - really appreciate the service AAAAA" by sheebahcraft

"Superfast post - well packed - many thanks" by sheebahcraft

"Item shipped fast. Highly recommend. I will use her again to purchase my supplies." by bugsyb

"Awesome seller! So personable and great to work with! Quick shipping and great products ;)" by Bebecha

"speedy delivery and speedy answer to initial inquiry." by theBeadtanicalGarden

"Faster than the speed of light !! Thank you" by lasourisaplumes

"Wonderful seller! Great communication, super-fast shipping... Thank you so much!" by adelineandalice

"Thanks very much for the exceptionally fast shipment!" by thecrochetycrocheter

"i will always order my supplie from cutiestuffs. fast delivery and great communication." by tiateeper

I really appreciate and thank you for all my customers!!!