Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I've been featured!

I received a great email today stating that one of my necklaces has been featured on the site EtsyStalker.com!  So excited!!!

Please check out the site and the article and be on the lookout for my Penguins Would Be Proud necklace: http://etsystalker.com/?p=15232

Also while I have you here, my 20% off EVERYTHING sale is still going on!

Just use promo code: SAVE20 at checkout and the discount will be automatically deducted.

And as always, FREE US Shipping and a Free Gift Pouch with every purchase!
http://thegoblet.etsy.com/


Until next time...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A New Treasury, A New Sale & Rings to Buy!

Hello all!  I thought i'd spread a little holiday cheer this evening and let you know about three things...
1) I've got a new treasury up!
It's called "Christmas Cookies Without Calories".
These are great cookie-like creations that you can wear and won't have to feel guilty about it.
Click HERE to see these yummy pieces.

Number 2) I'm running another SALE!!!

When you use the promo code SALE20 at checkout, you will get 20% off your order of my handcrafted jewelry.  I hope you'll take advantage of this sale...still time to get your stocking stuffers after all.
All of my jewelry comes in a FREE gift pouch and I always offer FREE US Shipping.
So why not get your gifts now while they are on sale?
(I won't tell.)

And now, number 3)  I've recently listed some of my personal jewelry (not my handcrafted stuff, this is from my own collection) up on eBay.  To be frank (or judy or bill), I need the money.  So if you are looking for sterling silver rings as a gift, please take a look at the pieces I have up: http://shop.ebay.com/thegoblet/m.html

Just a note about the eBay auction items--my FREE US Shipping policy still applies, but the 20% discount does not.  the sale code is only valid in my Etsy shop.  However, if you buy from both, I will be more than happy to ship it all together in the same package.

Thanks for visiting and I hope everyone is taking some time here and there to have a cup of cocoa, watch a little Rudolph or Charlie Brown and taking a few moments to take in some of the lights of the season.

Sometimes it's the little things that can make you smile. :)


Until next time....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

20% Off Sale Extended!

"Final hours to get 20% off all of my handcrafted jewerly! Use code: CYBER20 at checkout: http://thegoblet.etsy.com/ Sale ends at midnight (EST). Free US Shipping Always!!! :)"

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Who Doesn't Like 15% OFF?

I wanted to let you all know that from now until midnight Sunday Nov. 28th, you can get 15% off of EVERYTHING in my Etsy shop!

When checking out, use this coupon code: TURKEY15
and the discount will be automatically deducted from your total.

And remember, I offer FREE US SHIPPING all year long!


Have a Happy Turkey Day All! :)


Until next time...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shopping with Humor

It's Thanksgiving week and that means everyone is thinking, well, not of the yummy turkey, but rather the shopping that will commence the day after!
In a way, that's sad. Poor turkey. So neglected.
However, it IS shopping season and that's where I come in!
Handcrafted jewelry makes great gifts. And mine starts at just $13 (and Free US Shipping ALWAYS!)
Don't just think of friends and family. Think of your hairdresser, nanny, kid's teacher(s), postal woman, neighbor you've borrowed a cup of sugar from, your local coffee house barista who knows to get you your coffee before you go through caffeine withdrawal, your friendly bartender who listens to all your drama, your pharmacist who keeps you in valium, the dog groomer who shaves your poodle into funny shapes, as a bribe for your son's girlfriend to stay away from him,
or maybe you say the hell with all of them and just buy some goodies for yourself!
Whomever you buy for, I just hope you buy from me...I'm not gonna lie. There are some amazing crafters out there, many who follow my blog (hello!) however, I'd really like it if you bought a little something from yours-truly.
I hope this made you giggle a little bit today. I hope your turkeys are thawed out by Thanksgiving (mine wasn't last year, had spaghetti for dinner) and that you all remember the most important rule of the Thanksgiving...
CALORIES DON'T COUNT ON THE HOLIDAYS SO GO CRAZY!
That is all.
Happy Turkey Day Everyone--Much Love and Many Hugs!!!
Until next time...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

10% Going to Breast Cancer Foundation


Hey all, wanted to give you a heads-up about what I'm doing in my shop right now...
From now until the end of October, I will be donating 10% of ALL SALES to the Susan G Komen For the Cure Foundtion.
While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm also doing this to honor some special women in my life who have been affected by this horrendous disease.
Please come see my handcrafted jewelry: http://thegoblet.etsy.com
Remember, the gift giving season is coming up fast and as always, I offer Free US Shipping!
So come and shop with me while also doing a good thing for a great cause!!!
Until next time...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lots of smiles at the crafts fair....





Hey all, I just wanted to let you know that the crafts show yesterday went VERY well! I met the nicest people and sold a whole lot of earrings.


My first customer of the day really set the tone..."I'm so happy you're here again. I bought earrings from you last year and wear them all the time. Was hoping you'd be here so I could get more." What a wonderful way to begin the day. :)


The day ended just as great. A woman who had come by earlier showed up out of breath just as I was getting ready to pack up and go home. Turns out, she (literally) ran home to get her checkbook so she could catch me before I left for the day. She purchased a pair of earrings that I hadn't even seen her look at when she was there before--I was in such shock that she did this and I left the fair smiling ear to ear.


Everyone was so great yesterday. We ended up situated next to the same group we had last year...all of whom are just fantastic people. So glad I did this fair and can't wait until the next one!


Now while I have you here, wanted to let you all know that I've listed a bunch of new pieces tonight. Lots of great Fall items, a few pieces for the holidays and a few that would make great gifts this upcoming season.


As always, FREE US Shipping. :)


I hope you'll stop by the 'shop' and see what's new! http://thegoblet.etsy.com/


Also, be sure to check out my website: http://thegoblet.com/ Hit the 'follow me' link for my Twitter and Facebook links and be on the look out for sale announcements.


In the last post here, there are links to my Fall/Halloween shops. Go on and take a peek!


Thanks for the visit!!!



Until next time...

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's Feelin' Like Fall!

Such a beautiful, crisp night here and it's got me all excited for Fall. My favorite time of the year!

I wanted to give you guys some links to get the gear that will get you in that Autumn (and Halloween) mood (all graphics done by me):

http://bit.ly/cJ367V

http://bit.ly/bneKTr

http://bit.ly/aDP4TE

http://bit.ly/cDg6Y2

http://bit.ly/bir4Nx

http://bit.ly/cfbBia


Also, I will be selling my handcrafted jewelry at the annual St. Maurice's Crafts Fair here in Stamford, CT next week Sept. 18th. (9-3) 358 Glenbrook. Rd.

Get your one of a kind pieces now before they sell at the fair AND at 25% off!!! (Free US Shipping too!): http://thegoblet.com

Also, while you're on my website, hit the 'follow me' link to find my Twitter and FB pages!

Thanks for reading along with me.



Until next time....

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Earl, Labor Day & Sale!

Well the hurricane is coming this way just in time for Labor Day weekend--here's hoping everyone makes it through safely!

Now having said that, I would like to let you all know that the 25% off EVERYTHING sale in my Etsy shop is still going on...and with FREE US Shipping (all the time btw) now is a great time to pick something up for yourself or someone you love.

Fall is coming up quickly so be sure to check out the Fall/Halloween jewelry while you're there!

http://thegoblet.etsy.com

Thanks so much for looking and watch out for flying houses! :)



Until next time....

Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm having sales!

Hey guys, now is definitely the time to grab some of my handcrafted jewelry!

In my Etsy shop, I'm offering 25% off of EVERYTHING listed: http://thegoblet.etsy.com

I've also listed some pieces on eBay at very low starting bid prices: http://shop.ebay.com/thegoblet/m.html

And of course I always offer FREE US Shipping!!!


Please take a look and remember, I only make one of a kind pieces. So if you like something today, it may not be here tomorrow.

Thanks for looking and feel free to pass this sale along!



Until next time...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Having a Random 25% off EVERYTHING Sale!

Ok, so maybe it's not so random. Frankly, I need the cash! lol However, with the new school year starting and all of the Fall/Holiday catalogs coming in, I decided, why not have a sale and let you guys come and get some handcrafted jewelry at a lower price.

And to let you know, pieces are already selling. Since my jewelry is all one-of-a-kind, what is listed right now, may not be the next time you visit!

Sooooo, why not treat yourself? Call it a, "can't believe I made it through the Summer with the kids at home" kind of a present!

Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, get your Winter Holiday gifts now!!!

http://thegoblet.com

Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter, Facebook and of course, pass this blog link along. I publish sale info on all three as well as little tidbits of random typing. :)

Links are all available on my website....and to the right of this column.

Thanks for looking, for following, for reading and I hope you'll come and shop with me!


Until next time............

Monday, July 26, 2010

25% Off EVERYTHING!




Wanted to let you guys all know that from now until July 31st, everything--EVERYTHING in my shop is now 25% OFF!!!
Plus as always, FREE US Shipping all year long. :)
So come and do some early holiday shopping (or just use this as an excuse to treat yourself): http://thegoblet.etsy.com
Until next time...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Less than 4 days left!

My 99 Cent listing sale has less than 4 days left in it, so come and see:

http://shop.ebay.com/thegoblet/m.html

Remember, FREE US Shipping when you order and this also includes orders from my Etsy shop:

http://thegoblet.etsy.com


Thanks for looking!!!



Until next time...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

99 Cent Listings!

Come to my eBay shop and check out my 99 Cent auction listings!

Sterling Silver earrings starting at only 99 Cents??? YOU BETCHA!

Why not? The auctions start at 99 Cents, run for 7 days and of course I'm still offering my FREE US Shipping deal.

(This also includes if you buy from both eBay and my Etsy shop--I won't charge you for US shipping.)

eBay link: http://shop.ebay.com/thegoblet/m.html

Etsy shop link: http://thegoblet.etsy.com


And remember, if you follow me on Twitter...I feature an Item of the Day and let you know about any sales/specials going on: http://twitter.com/gobletdesigns

Thanks for reading along!



Until next time...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Selling at SONO Artists Market This Weekend

Hello all!
I'm happy to announce that this Friday and Saturday nights, I'll be selling my jewelry at the new SONO Artists Market in South Norwalk, CT.
If you are in the area, it runs from 6-10pm both nights and features handcrafted goods from all sorts of local artists.
Located on 19 Main St. South Norwalk, CT, easy to get to by car or train.
I hope you'll come and see my jewelry and well, me!
Until next time....

Monday, May 17, 2010

I've been featured!

I'm excited, I just found out that my earrings were picked as part of a Featured Color of the Week segment on Creative with Clay's blog:

http://creativewithclay.blogspot.com/2010/05/color-feature-of-week-rustic-brown.html


I hope you guys will go and check it out, I'm very excited myself!!!



Until next time...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

5/15 Sale!

Go to my Twitter to take 15% your order of my jewelry: http://twitter.com/gobletdesigns


Tonight only and always FREE US shipping!


Until next time...

Beautiful Day for Pinks and Greens!

To go with this pic of a street right around the corner from mine, I offer you these fine artists works:
I hope you will give them a look. There is a lot of talent and pretty things to see here!
Also, don't forget to follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gobletdesigns
I highlight a different piece every day, there will be discount days and occasionally some random babble. :)
Have a great weekend all!!!
Until next time...

Monday, May 10, 2010

In honor of a great lady...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPvZR6DTbq8

Click on the video link. I believe this was my first introduction to Lena Horne.

Even before I knew her story I thought there was something special about her.

(her story can be read here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37056196/ns/today-today_entertainment/ )

She will be missed. :(



Until next time...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I have decided to Tweet!



After much consideration and feedback from you guys, I have finally started a Twitter account.


If you'd like to follow, my link is: http://twitter.com/gobletdesigns


I hope I do you guys proud! :)




Until next time....

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Pieces


I have new pieces for y'all to see! Gonna try to get them all up on my Etsy site before I go out for the evening. Hope you guys like them!
Until next time...

My little hands were working tonight!


Hey guys, I finally sat down this evening and made some new pieces. ('bout time eh?)


So be on the lookout--I will be posting pics and listing them for sale tomorrow...and I'll update here as well.


In the meantime, I put a pretty picture up here of something Springlike to keep y'all occupied. lol


Until next time....



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Camelot in the Spring!

Please come and check out my treasuries--the newest one should have you dreaming of the Knights of the Round Table!

Medieval Metals:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=96883

Don't Know Yet:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=128450

Sand and Sea:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/e085ea1d59ffcb4be3a99b00/sand-and-sea


Thanks for looking!


Until next time...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Treasuries Galore--And a hint of Spring!


It's rainy and ookie here on a Monday in the North East, so I wanted to post a little Spring color for you guys and also my links to three tresuries I currently have going. I hope you enjoy them!
Happy Monday!
Until next time...

Monday, April 5, 2010

New + History



I've made new pieces!


Ok, only four...but still...there's new goodies to see.


Springtime is 'occasion' season. Graduations, weddings, communions/confirmations and of course there are most certainly birthdays to be had!


I never make the same piece twice. I may make similar pieces in different color combinations, but the actual piece that you get from me is the only one that I've made.


Take the earrings above. I may make a similar pair using a Swarovski crystal drop or a stone bead, but the ones above will be the only pair using ivory freshwater pearls that I do.


Doing this for 10+ years, it gets hard sometimes to make sure duplicates aren't done. That's another reason for photographing everything. Having a record really helps me from thinking I've been 'inspired' to realizing that I've copied my own work. lol


There is of course an exception to the 'one of a kind' rule--that is: bridesmaids.


I've done wedding jewelry before and hope to more in the future. If a bride wants to order uniform pieces for her bridesmaids, I will certainly accomodate.


The only other time (and the last time I do this) that I've duplicated a piece was when someone noticed this necklace I created:
I love this piece.
Problem is, it was an 'accidental' piece! An experiment that just happened to go right.
Then someone emailed me and asked if I could make another one. It was almost a year later and I had forgotten how I had done the first one. (Again, I was playing around the first time--oops!) The second one took quite a while, wasted a lot of silver and because I had promised it at the price that the first one sold for, I lost out in the long run.
So I went back to my original plan of creating only one of a kind pieces.
I've gone on longer in this post than I have in quite some time...I shall now end this one. Just thought I'd give you all a little history into my creative process.
Thanks for visiting!
Until next time....

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Goodies, New Treasury and Nyquil

What a night! Listed new pieces, lucked out getting a new (and rather colorful treasury) and am fighting a cold that has me all kinds of icky. (NYQUIL RULES!)

Tonight I listed new Spring-y pieces that I hope all of you will enjoy checking out. Like the piece above! I hope you'll go to my shop and check out the other new pieces: http://thegoblet.etsy.com

My new treasury is all about the greens and blues. I call it Grass and Sky: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=122399

I'm never at a loss for a title of my treasuries but today I just couldn't think of one. Thankfully I saw the name of the earrings from SailorgirlJewelry that are included in the treasury and it all came together!

So that's what's going on right now. Just a quick post and run for this evening.

Happy Monday!



Until next time...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bunnies & Springtime














Tonight I came home to find that I had been featured in a wonderful Springtime treasury.

It has been a while since someone else has put me in one of theirs and it was such a nice surprise to see!


I also came home just in time to snag a treasury of my own.

Mine is called, Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=121647 and the one that I'm featured in is called, The Sweetness of Spring:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=92864


It seems that Spring is on everyone's mind tonight as I was able to visit many treasuries and see that it was quite the popular theme.


In keeping with tonight's mood, I'm sharing with you another one of my photos that I took here in town last Spring during the height of when the Cherry Blossoms were in bloom. I hope you enjoy it!


So, on this rainy, miserable night, I leave you all with thoughts of fuzzy bunnies, blooming flowers and bright and pretty colors!






Until next time...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All About the Ombre!


Ombre is back big time this season!
Ok, so you've never heard that term huh? No problem, I'm here to let you know what it is.
Simply put, ombre is when colors fade into each other.
It can be white fading into darker purples (look at my earrings here as an example) or one color fading into another--think of a sunset. Blues fading into oranges into reds. That is ombre.
This season, it's everywhere!
From jewelry, to scarves and sweaters, to jeans and skirts....lots of color and creativity to be found.
I was inspired by this to create a treasury of ombre jewelry and maybe it will inspire your creative visions as well: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=120847
If you get the chance, take a peek before it expires and if you miss it, you can search the terms 'ombre' and 'fading' into Etsy and see the wonderful pieces that come up.
Have a great day!
Until next time...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Back with NEW goodies!


Hey all!
I've been creating again and listed a bunch of my new pieces today.
They are different from my past work and I'm very excited to get them out there for everyone to see!
You can check out a preview of them to the right or visit my Etsy store @ http://thegoblet.etsy.com/
Hope you'll take a peek!
Until next time...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Dream Trip

For years now, I've been wanting to go to Iceland.

I don't know why or even where this idea came from, but a trip there would truly be a dream trip for me.

I honor of this trip, I created a new treasury that captures the beauty of the island both in photos and in artistic pieces that were inspired by the country.

I hope you enjoy it: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=89944

Have a great weekend!!!



Until next time....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring, St. Pat's Day & Bunnies!



Hey guys!


Well, the Olympics are over and I can get back to this now. :)


As you can see from my bunnies here, (and my Etsy-mini to the right) I've been busy creating and trying to get into the Spring mood.


I have to admit, I'm quite the Winter person. All year long I look forward to Fall/Winter and normally hate Spring and Summer.

But you know? We've ALL had a hell of a Winter this time around. And this year??? I cannot WAIT for the Cherry Blossoms to bloom, the birds coming back, the warmer weather and not looking like the Sta-Puf Marshmallow man in tons of layers....it's time this Winter ended and for the pretty colors to come on back.


As St. Pat's Day celebrations start next week, I made sure to make some pieces to get you in the mood and feel lucky all year long!


Oh and what do I mean by "next week"?


Well here in my town, we ALWAYS celebrate on parade day. Usually the Sat. before St. Patrick's Day (unless St. Pat's actually falls on a Saturday) the festivities begin after the parade has ended. And then it's every man and woman for themselves. LOL


So be sure to check out my Shamrock goodies!


As for the Spring season? If you're like me, you think light, pretty pastels....Easter Egg colors, tulips (my favorite flower btw) anything to take the Winter gray's go bye-bye.


So I've made a few pairs that, while similar in style, use some fun and pretty light colors. They can be casual or dressy and can even make pretty gifts.


Finally, my bunnies!


(click on the pic above for a better look at them in all of their cuteness)


I do have more of these little guys but for now, I wanted to get at least one pair of them up. I hope you think they are as cuddly as I do!



I hope you all like my newest pieces...gonna do something different this time and leave you all with a nice pic of our local Cherry Blossoms from last year. We can all use a little pretty!




Until next time.....



Monday, February 22, 2010

Help Us Get to the Front Page!

Ok, I'm not going to post a treasury screen-shot this time around...that's 'cuz I want you to go and visit it!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=114599

Please go and check this one out...there's no more room for comments (yeah!) but you can still go and see it and click away.


Thanks so much!!!



Until next time...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

To Twitter or Not to Twitter....That is the Question...

I've been toying with doing the Twitter thing for The Goblet for a little bit now.

I already have this blog, and a Facebook fan page (you can get there with the mini-version to the right), but wonder, is that enough?

Would love to get some feedback from those of you out there who do the Twitter thing. Has it helped? Is worth it?

I have to admit, I'm not a fan of Twitter myself. But I know that it's the next step in social networking promotions.

So c'mon--give me a shout-out! Let me know the good, the bad and the ugly of using Twitter!

Thanks in advance!!!




Until next time....

Monday, February 15, 2010

Inspiration comes from the strangest of places...



As you guys know (and if you don't, feel free to read old posts here), I am a treasury fanatic.


I've done so many now, that sometimes finding new ideas for them gets to be a little bit of a problem.


And then, life happens.


The other night I had a little fall and while in general I'm fine, I did end up with some interesting bruises.


Thus my inspiration for the Black and Blue treasury!


Just when you think your creative juices have left you, BOOM! (literally)


Feel free to click on the link to see the treasury live, it's going for two more days...or click on the image for a larger view of these folks wonderful creations.


I'm also going to include here the image of the full treasury--the 12 live pics along with the 4 alternates. Because I happen to think they are pretty nifty too!!!


Enjoy the choices and your evenings.
Until next time.....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I got a little creative...


It's been a while since I sat down and made anything new, so last night I took some time and made a few new pieces for y'all to see.
St. Patrick's Day is coming up soon and when I found these great shamrock shape freshwater pearls I just had to get them!
Right now I have two pairs of earrings and a bracelet made with these pearls.
I've also put up a new pair of sterling and freshwater pearl dangles that are great for any occasion.
I hope you like them and will (hopefully) be posting even more new pieces soon!
Until next time....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Are you ready for some football?

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and that means food, fun, silly commercials and oh yeah, the game itself!

It's such a fun night with friends, get into the football pools...and did I mention the food? lol

To celebrate the game, I created my new treasury with day in mind...

Game Day:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=111367

I hope you'll take a peek!


Have a great time tomorrow, be safe and if you have any money on the game, good luck!



Until next time...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's been a while...


Hello again all!
Sorry for such a long absence but sometimes life gets crazy and well, you know how it goes.
But I want you to know that I'm still here. Still around to bother you with the silly, the strange and of course, my jewelry updates!
Valentines Day is coming up soon (stop rolling your eyes please) and that means two things...chocolate and jewelry.
I don't make the rules folks, I just follow them.
Sooooooooooooooooo, since I don't make chocolate but DO make jewelry, I am here to let you know that I have some new pieces up for sale. They would make a great gift for someone special.
Or....
Buy it for yourself! There is no rule against that you know. :)
Anyway, I hope you'll take a look and like what you see. http://thegoblet.etsy.com/
Remember, all of my jewelry comes with their own FREE gift bags and FREE US shipping!
Thanks for coming back and looking and all that good stuff.
Until next time...