Thursday, December 17, 2009

Free Priority Shipping!

Limited time only!

Announcing FREE Domestic Priority Shipping on all orders of $75 and over. 


This is a wonderful deal for all of you last minute shoppers that like to shop 
from the comfort of your computer chair...

or perhaps because buying on-line makes more sense than fighting the crowds 
and/or shoveling your driveway to get out!

Barb Fajardo

Friday, December 11, 2009


I love Turquoise...the color and the stone.  I was pleased to find out that it is Pantone's pick for the Color of the Year for 2010.

Here is a strand of a few squiggly, swirly, scrolly beads (not sure what to call them)!  I had in mind making beads that were sturdy enough to use as a belt.  I didn't have enough chain to make it long enough, but it makes a cute necklace too.

I mixed trans, pearl and white clays, stuck the coily things down on raw clay bases, painted with Baja Blue pinata ink, sanded some, added some gold paint, sanded more, added more gold paint, sanded more and finally buffed.  They were tons of work, I like them, but the Baja Blue isn't quite turquoise, and I'm not totally fond of the shape. 

Look for more turquoise stuffs in the weeks to come!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Revisiting Inks and Banners

I'm dragging out my inks to play with this week.  I do miss working with them.  Layering color upon color and trying out different's soooo satisfying, but soooo messy.  I'm wondering if I can isolate myself to just using a few colors, to be consistent enough to offer these at the wholesale level.  I can work a gold filled line in that way and not just the more rustic style with the Vintaj brass findings I've been working with.

Hey, here is something I bet a lot of you can relate to.  January 2010 will be my 10 year anniversary working with polymer clay (and also my 50th BD...shh...don't tell anyone).

I began to look at the gazillions of folders that I have on my computer and started to get sort of nostalgic. Not only did I find a lot of family photos that I had forgotten about, I found sort of a time line of my work in the banners that I've made for my website and auction descriptions.  Unfortunately a lot of the banners I've made over the years I've deleted, but here are three that I ran across.

I think the plain one that you see at the top of this blog and on my website will last for a while.  It's simple, just my name and tag line "Flora Art Jewelry"  The initials FAJ are the first three of my last name "Fajardo"  so it seems right.  It will be nice to stick with something for a while ;o)

One last bit of news for the Holidays.  I have a new "Newsletter" page on my website and will use it to
 communicate with my buyers and fans.  If you are on my mailing list, I'll still send you a note letting you know that I've got a new one up.

Now through December 28, 2009 get a Free Pair of Matching Earrings with every pendant or necklace that is purchased from the clearance page!