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Rainbow Impression Jasper Dragonfly


About this design:

Okay, yes I've done this one before. This time I used a rainbow impression jasper cab from LB. I took a pic of the way I ended the fairy ribbon. I used vintage crimps and viola attached the clasp :)

Components:

dragonfly filligree, Rainbow Jasper Cab, Vintaj jumpring, crimp ends and closure

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  1. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    I so DO NOT want to give this one up to the store! Forgot to add that. This one is so different in the color scheme than the other one (Calsilica Dragonfly), it’s more earthy. The pic really doesnt do the cab justice either

  2. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    neat idea.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This is wonderful “D”

  4. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    I like this! I love what you’ve done with all the Vintaj!

  5. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thank you Jade, Faith, Joyce! I am a Vitaj addict right now :) I have about 10 other pieces that I haven’t posted yet. Vintaj is just making me nutty. The reason why the store owner likes my stuff is because of the vintaj. Not many people use it around here

  6. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    Speaking of the store you bring your things to…my local consignment shop has a ton of homemade jewelry so I was thinking of bringing a few things in to get the word out and to recoup some of my money. How do you/the store owner decide what your cut is

  7. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    I’m not sure yet. I will friend request you and then write to you after I meet up with her and find out. Sometimes I’ve heard of the store owners taking upwards of 30%, but that is on the high side from what I hear

  8. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    I’m just thinking about it to get the word out so I wouldn’t expect to make as much as I want. The only thing is I didn’t see any cards with the designers names on them so I’m not sure if the word would actually get out…we’ll see

  9. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Hmmm… this is true. I expect to make very little on my pieces because we live in small city, but like you I’d like to get my name out there. If everything works out with this place I’m going to an art gallery in the same area. I think they would actually talk about the artist if you put the jewelry in an art gallery. that way you can built up a clientel. You could also do etsy. Only problem is I’ve never sold a thing on etsy!

  10. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    Well good luck hope it work out for you. I am actually demonstrating at the library in a few weeks. They were so excited to get a jewelry maker. I am hoping the put my things on display. They have a glass case that they display local interests and collections. I would def get my name out there….crossing my fingers

  11. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    This is beautiful !!! You are right , it has such an earthy feel, which I love…
    you should keep this one since you like it so much !!!
    I would want to keep it too…
    Good luck with the shop owner…. hope it works out great for you !!!!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Very cool!
    Keep this! Make another! It’ll be snatched up quickly!
    Consignment is tricky. My LBS takes 50% which is ridiculous. Marks up my stuff way too much. I really should get out there and check out some of the other shops in town.

  13. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Cool and Smart design! What kind of cloth is it you use? it’s a favorite ofcource!

  14. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Oooh this is so cool, I love the earthy look. I would keep this one also!!

  15. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Diane, I am beaming with pride over what you are doing! This is so smart! Can’t wait to hear what the store says. Where did you get the ribbon you are using? That is gorgeous.

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Gorgeous D! I love the pendant with the dragonfly on top!FYI about putting your things in a shop, here in Northern Michigan they take 45% or more for their cut, so I have not put my things retail…but I have done a few juried shows, that way your name gets out there and if a store person goes to the show they may cut a deal with you..I had a gallery owner offer me a deal in Traverse City but again, the commission can be high when you do that. Etsy is an excellent idea, it is very easy to sign up and start adding your pieces…you should look into it! You would sell like hot cakes!! :)

  17. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Judith do you live in Traverse City? I am from Rockford Mi

  18. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love this one too D your right the earthy colors are great of course the blue one is still my fav!! great job and good luck! YFIB D

  19. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Love the focal! Vintaj is very “in” now, there’s even a new book out about how to do different techniques with it so you are right in the “groove”. Love the fairy ribbon with it also!

  20. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    D Cauley, Queen of Vintaj! You are amazing, it inspires me the very different ways you use the Vintaj Brass. Love the pendant

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    Valley Girl says:

    This is gorgeous and I love it!

  22. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thank you everyone! Frida the fairy ribbon is hand dyed silk. After hearing about the huge bite stores take out of your profit etsy or craft fairs are starting to sound really good :) Thanks everyone for your input on that subject. I won’t have a heart attack now if the store owner wants 45% and marks it up to an impossible selling price. My hubbie went a bought a shirt for the cat and I have to put a pic up of him. He weighs around 24 lbs ;)

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    Lee D says:

    Cool necklace, D! I….want…..it!! :)

    Your kitty looks like he doesn’t know what to do with that shirt on. Too funny!

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