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OMG! I was on Etsy’s Front Page today! January 31, 2009

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I am SO glad I changed my Secret Promise Ring photos recently :)
(special thanks to LiciaBeads for giving me the heads-up at 2am!)

I just checked and I got over 100 views and a bunch of hearts on that ring
oh, and a convo from someone who wants me to make a custom ring
for her to give to her fiance at their wedding! Wow…SO exciting!

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How Etsy is Renewing My Faith in Valentine’s Day… January 28, 2008

So I’m a little Etsy-obsessed. I admit it. I stay up until all hours of the night, reading articles, shopping, checking out the numerous ways to find things, shopping, checking my shop, checking out other people’s shops, shopping …oh, and sometimes I actually sell stuff! How awesome is that?!

The stuff that’s been selling lately? It being Valentine’s Day…my Secret Promise Rings, of course. Every now and then, I get a “convo” (inter-Etsy email) from someone who wants to know if I can create a ring for their loved one with some super-special sentiment stamped inside. I love hearing the stories about how sneaky they had to be to get the right ring size!

The promise rings I’ve created for people range anywhere from the simply sweet (You Are My Sunshine), to the my current challenge of including an “æ” with my all-uppercase letter stamps to complete an Icelandic phrase and then fitting it and a date into a teeny-tiny size 4.5 ring. Yeah. I had no idea what that symbol was, so I had to Google it (of course)! I’ll save you some trouble — here’s the Wikipedia link: Æ (minuscule: æ) is a grapheme formed from the letters a and e.

Romance is truly in the air and I’m thankful to be a small part of such celebrations of the heart…Love Rules.

Secret Promise Rings — available at imakecutestuff.etsy.com

Secret Promise Rings available on imakecutestuff.etsy.com

 

Promise Rings? Yep…I make ’em! November 29, 2007

One of the things I love the best about WordPress is the “blog stats” feature. It is via this feature that I found out that there are quite a few people finding my blog via a web search for “promise ring” or “promise rings”. So…if you found me because you’re looking for custom made promise rings featuring your very own sentiment hand-stamped on the inside of a sterling silver band style ring, just click here to find listings for that very thing!

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been making these rings for almost 10 years! They’ve been featured in boutiques and galleries all over the world, in the pages of Seasons catalog and for the past 5 years, Sundance Catalog’s jewelry catalog! They’ll be back in Sundance Catalog this Spring for their Valentine’s jewelry catalog. Very cool stuff. I love that catalog. (edit: I’ve added the results page for “promise ring” on SundanceCatalog.com’s jewelry page…just in case you wanted to see it for yourself :)

In the meantime, you can purchase them at my Etsy shop — click on the picture below to go directly to the “rings” section of my shop:

Secret Promise Rings — available at imakecutestuff.etsy.com