Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Holiday Cheer

So I had a lot of fun photographing my little one for my Christmas cards this year.

I bought a cute little elf hat from

I set up my jewelry photo lights and snapped away. Since my little one is such a wiggle worm, I had no idea what I would end up with. He was pulling his hat off and having a good time. I ended up with a lot of good photos. Here is my favorite!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Secret Tuesday Sale

OHMYGOODNESS where have I been?

This holiday season has just gotten away from me. First of all it was baby's first Christmas....awwwww. But he was so sick. So sorry about no sale last week.

Today's sale is for 10% off the Tigers' Eye Citrine Twist Necklace in my Etsy Store. I will also pay snail mail shipping and I will pay your tax if you are in CA. SO if you have been eyeing that is YOUR day!

Please wait for a revised invoice though Paypal before paying.

Monday, December 15, 2008

One last HURRAH (sale) before the Holidays

Let's see what will Tuesday's Sale be? ........

How about everything! 10% off of everything in my Etsy Shop for Tuesday, December 16..starting midnight eastern time and ending midnight pacific time. So there's an extra 3 Hours.

AND...regular USPS shipping is free!

Please note some items are made when you order them and may take a few days to whip up. Those items are noted in the product descriptions.

So, if you would like to take advantage of this may wait for a revised paypal invoice before making payment...or if you just want to make the payment right away I will credit back the difference right away.

Ca residents please remember there is 7.75% sales tax.

Friday, December 12, 2008

This Saturday is Converge!

This weekend is the trunk show at my home. I have invited four other artists and vendors to toLink show off their treasures for your holiday shopping enjoyment.

How do you get invited? Become a customer or a friend. If I have somehow forgotten you, please email me though the contact page at Laura Hunter Jewelry . All my jewelry will be 10% off and for my best customers and additional coupon was sent to you!

This should be a fun time. Look forward to seeing you.

The back of the invitation is posted above. Click on the photo if you would like it enlarged.

Okay. I am off to clean the house. FUN! The unglamorous part.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Handmade Jewelry sale continues

The 10% off sales and free shipping over $100 (regular mail), will continue though this Friday!

Click on my Etsy shop on the Right hand side and find a fabulous gift for yourself or someone else!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Not a sceret any more

Everything in my Etsy store this week is 10% off! And if you spend over $100, regular USPS shipping is free!

Go ahead and check out and then I will send you a revised invoice. Or if you choose to follow though to PayPal, I will refund the 10% and the shipping.

If you live in California....please keep in mind the sales tax is 7.75%.

Happy Shopping!


Friday, December 5, 2008

North Park Craft Mafia's Holiday Hit List this Sunday

If you are looking for a place to do some holiday shopping this weekend and want to stay away from the crowds a the mall, then check out the Holiday Hit List put on by the North Park Craft Mafia!

The Show is at the NTC Promenade in Liberty Station (that's Pt. Loma off of Rosecrans...near the airport)

Go to the web site

Be sure to stop by and say "Hi"

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Snow Queen Finally UP!

The Snow Queen 2 Necklace has been completed for some time now. I just have not been able to photograph it properly. As you can see there is still some glare and bright spots on the Quartz Crystal....but this will just have to do.

Back in September I had discussed how to make your own hammered jump rings. Here is a good example of what they look like. To see another example visit my Etsy store and view the Delicious Wrap Necklace and/or earrings:

I plan to list this necklace on Etsy this week. I have a show coming up this Sunday and if it sells it sells.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bogus Etsy Purchase

African Sky Necklace Pictured above.

Okay, so I am going to gripe this morning.

Yesterday morning I logged on Etsy bright and early to list an item for all those holiday shoppers at work. This item (an expensive item) was immediately purchased. I was quite pleased and immediately told my husband the good news.

Then 5 minutes later I receive this e-mail.

"my niece is on my account helping me set it up. she ordered something, i think. please cancel the invoice. sorry."

Well, as you can imagine I was bummed.

But, what I was even more bummed about is that I lost about 20 hearts on the item. I see the hearts as very valuable. Someone on the Etsymom Team was kind enough to include my African Sky Necklace in their treasury and it received a lot of notice and a lot of hearts.

So now, that I have filed all the refund stuff with Etsy...I now have to recreate the whole listing. (Apparently I was supposed to relist before I reported the cancellation to Etsy...but I was concerned about loosing the hearts and the emails all crossed and now I am out)

So this all ate up an HOUR of my time yesterday morning. And a good amount of time relisting. And some time stewing about it in my mind.

Plus, I started thinking about all this: When you get to the point of clicking the purchase know what you are doing. It's pretty obvious. And if your niece is helping you with your Etsy store...she is probably savvy enough to know what is going on. I wonder if they were just seeing what would happen when you make a my time and expense?

I posted this mishapps to the Etsymom Team Board and the Etsymoms have been so sweet and supportive....sending hearts. Littleras.etsy made a good point, at least the seller said something so I wasn't waiting around for days to see what happened.

To shake off the bad mojo I have decided to include the matching earrings with the necklace with purchase.

BUT what a pain in the neck all this ordeal was.

So, this week I do plan on posting some new items on Etsy. All of my free time was devoured by Bogus Purchase Episode. I will also be posting tomorrow on my blog, finally, the Snow Queen Necklace with the hammered jump rings. Stay Tuned.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Instead of Cyber Monday, LHJewelryBoutique is having Cyber Tuesday!

Everything is 10% off except long necklaces (Hey Gorgeous, Lucky Find & Blue Lace Lariat)

At check out please let me know you saw the sale here. You may pay with PayPal and I will credit back the 10% or just wait for the revised invoice and pay then. (CA Residents include 7.75% sales tax)

(Photo preview of jewelry to come later this week!)