Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I just wanted to share this photo of me with a couple of co-workers dressed as characters from Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat In The Hat”. Thanks to tying our theme to work and writing a little poem full of company jargon, we won first place. The only downside? The Cat In The Hat doesn’t wear any jewelry 😦 I hope you all have as much fun with your costumes as we did!

Jewelry Display

I recently made a jewelry display board to hang in my studio so I can easily access the jewelry I sell in my etsy shop StrandedInTheCity. I thought the idea came from Pinterest, but I can’t seem to find the pin that gave me the idea. I began with an old 6-pane window I bought close to 15 years ago for $6 at a flea market. First I broke out all the glass (did this very carefully with the window inside a heavy duty garbage bag. Then I used spray adhesive to attach a piece of burlap to a foam board I cut slightly smaller than the window. I sprayed the back of the window with adhesive then attached the burlap covered foam board. I drilled in a few screws to make sure the foam stayed on. Luckly, I already had hooks on the back from when the window was previously displayed on the wall years ago. I use what I call “T pins” (not sure of the real name) to attach jewelry to the board. It’s been hanging in my studio for over a month and seems pretty secure so far. I have a larger window that is long and skinny that I plan to update next. Perhaps I’ll put it in my closet to hold my personal jewelry, which is currently out of control on various stands on my bathroom counter!

 

 

 

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Broken Nose Puts Damper on Weekend!

Breaking my nose Thursday evening put a slight damper on my jewelry making plans for Memorial Day weekend.  I’m hoping to sit down Monday and make a few things with my new shipment of colorful freshwater pearls from Fire Mountain Gems.  In the meantime, here’s a photo of one of my personal favorites from my collection.  Enjoy!

My first blog

So I started this blog to promote my jewelry business “Stranded In The City.”  I currently have some items for sale in a local boutique (Pink Cadillac in historic downtown Plano, TX), a shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/strandedinthecity, and will have my work published in my favorite jewelry magazine this Fall.  I’m looking for ways to introduce my jewelry to more people in the hopes that they will be inspired to wear it or even start making their own.  I also hope to include project instructions in this blog for those just entering the world of jewelry making.  Stay tuned – hopefully I’ll get the hang of this and start to post some items of interest.  You can also follow me on Twitter @krisauderer and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/strandedinthecity.