Mother’s Day Special

I have a special on Facebook for Mother’s Day.  All bracelets in the Mother’s Day Special Album are $10, no shipping within the continental US.  If you happen to live by me and don’t need shipping, you’ll get a 4 oz bottle of sugar body scrub, either in vanilla brown sugar or lemon honey.  Please spread the word!

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Facebook link:

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Did someone ask for a Criminal Minds line?

Oh yeah. I did. I figure as long as I’m doing my own obsessions as bracelet lines, we needed to throw in Criminal Minds. I mean, it basically started the whole bracelet craze! I was casually making bracelets before, but when I went to the cast meet and greet at the Laguna Beach Arts Festival and decided to make one for Matthew Gray Gubler, it really kicked it into high gear. I hope they’re back again this year, because I’d like to make some for the other cast members (although I can’t really see Mantegna wearing a beaded bracelet).

So to kick it off, here’s the catch-all bracelet, the BAU bracelet. Taking into account the Criminal Minds logo, most of the line will be black and red, with the possible exception of Garcia’s, which I think needs to be a lot more funky. There’s also an “Unsub” bracelet, Prentiss’ goodbye bracelet, and a Moreid love bracelet. I am open to suggestions for more, and am working on JJ and Garcia bracelets.

The line can be seen here:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybygamolie?section_id=11426558

Yes, it’s time for Twilight.

I originally started the shop with non-themed bracelets, just what came to mind as I shopped for beads, and one single item that was meant to bring in hits on searches.  A “Team Jasper” bracelet.  I ended up selling that one last week, and although I had the Oz stuff to bring in searches, I can’t go without my Twilight.

When I found these big white beads with black and red on them, I had to make them in something Twilight.  And of course that meant the famed Twilight apple as a charm, right?

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And hey, if no one else wants it, I certainly have enough Twilight stuff to wear it with…

We can’t all come and go by bubble

We have a Glinda finished product! Of course Glinda had to be pink, and they had to be round for her bubbles. I added some silver for her crown, and the actual crown charm. Maybe it should come with a magic wand ?

I also have a possible Emerald City. The Wizard’s love of green shown in various shades, with lamppost beads highlighting the poppies growing outside the gates. And of course, Emerald City can’t be complete without the horse of a different color!

 

My first custom order

A few weeks ago, my bracelets were mentioned on the blog PoopPeePuke.com, run by Shannon Sutherland.    (Check her out, by the way, it’s a great blog!)  I had sent her a pink and purple bracelet with a heart charm, a blue and black pearl bracelet with a butterfly charm, a 100 Monkeys bracelet, and a Team Jasper bracelet.  (If the last two seem random, I should probably explain that she’s friends with Ben Graupner who’s in 100 Monkeys, and Jackson Rathbone, who was in 100 Monkeys and also plays Jasper in Twilight.)

My etsy shop got a lot of hits that day, and the Team Jasper bracelet I had listed sold last week, although I have no idea if that person found them via Shannon or just on an etsy search.  But then Saturday I got an email from a woman saying she’d found the bracelets on PPP and she was wondering if I had any more.  She also added a third.  So we ended up with a 100 Monkeys bracelet in black and grey, along with one that said “Made of Gold” to match.  Also, we did a Team Jasper one that incorporated some fun new beads I found that actually look kind of blood splattered.

The Wizard of Oz line has gone live on etsy!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybygamolie?section_id=11393170

With two finished products, I thought maybe it was time to list them and get things going.   I’m excited to work on Glinda’s now that I found a crown charm, and I even found a lion charm that I’m going to try out.   Hopefully this weekend we’ll have a good three to four more bracelets to share!

Elphaba, take 2

I went to “the bead store” today (aka Hobby Lobby) and found an actual crystal ball charm that I fell in love with.  Then I turned the corner, and there was a display with the black and white striped beads I’d wanted to add.  Put ’em all together, and we got what I think may be Elphie’s final bracelet.

What do you think?  Final product?

Ok I lied, no Galinda.

Sorry, but I had some troubles with the Glinda bracelet and haven’t decided yet how to proceed. However, I did make the Dorothy bracelet.  And I think that it’s a done deal rather than a test run.   Her blue and white gingham dress in the crackle beads, with the red for the slippers.  And of course, it needs an actual shoe.

Sometimes I make ones I don’t want to part with.  Maybe I’ll make a few duplicates…

Wicked fun bracelets

As many people know, I’ve been a big of Wizard of Oz my whole life, and more recently Wicked has joined in. Last night I was trying to come up with new idea for a bracelet – and if we’re being honest, something with a specific tag I could use on etsy to increase my chances of being seen in a search – and Elphaba came to mind. When I first saw Wicked, I identified with Elphie, and immediately wanted every bit of green Wicked memorabilia out there. Unfortunately, funds do not allow for that.

Once I had the idea, I wanted to make, for lack of a better word, a prototype. I haven’t decided yet if it’s a true finished product, I feel like it needs a bigger “crystal ball” as a centerpiece, maybe a crackle bead. I’d also maybe like to add some black and white striped beads for the Witch’s stockings. Although I have so many little details I’d like to incorporate, like silver for her flying monkeys, that eventually I may have to make a full necklace to work it all in.

Once I started working on Elphie’s piece, I thought how fun it would be to do a full line of Oz-inspired bracelets. Blue and white beads with sparkly red accents for Dorothy, silver beads with a heart for the Tin Man… But next up: Galinda. With a “Ga.”

Welcome to Jewelry by Gamolie

Welcome to the Jewelry by Gamolie blog.   I’ll be sharing new jewelry as it’s made, and hopefully getting your input via comments.

Please visit me on etsy:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybygamolie

What I do:  Beaded jewelry, including bracelets and nursing necklaces, pre-made or custom order. Lettering available upon request. Bracelets are done on elastic string/stretchy cord or on bead string with a clasp, and necklaces are made on hemp cord.

*What is a nursing necklace? A nursing necklace keeps baby occupied while nursing/bottle feeding, to control distractions. Mom/bottle holder wears the necklace, keeping baby’s attention close. It is NEVER meant as a toy or teething device, and a child is not to be left unattended while using one.

All items can be customized to suit your needs. (Larger sized bracelets may require an extra fee.) I ship via USPS with a tracking number, and can add insurance at your request.