Sunday, April 29, 2012

Won't You Join Me at aWAEHQn dreams?


Well, I'm very happy to say I did my first commissioned stamped metal design!!! I can't share just yet though because it was purchased as a gift and I don't want to ruin anyone's surprise so I have to wait a bit :) I think I'm going to make something else tomorrow, too. It's fun!

There is something I want to share with you though. I know a lot of you probably own your own business... or maybe want to... so I want to take an opportunity to tell you that I've started a new business and welcome you to join me because it may interest and help you.

Oh don't worry I'm not closing Designs by Debi. I'm still doing jewelry. As a matter of fact I'm doing some re-focusing, adding some new product lines and taking some things away, and refreshing and improving the website and blog at the same time. It's currently a work in progress :)

I've started aWAEHQn dreams Success Coaching with a blog, Facebook page and Twitter account (@aWAEHQndreams) for now, although there are many more awesome things to come. WAEHQ stands for Women Artisan Entrepreneurs HQ. My mission is to give women entrepreneurs the knowledge and tools they need to successfully make a living from their passion and run their small business on a small budget while also empowering them to grow as big as they want to be and live the life they have imagined.

You can read all about where the inspiration for the business came from, why I'm doing it (hint = it's all about YOU), what I have to offer you and a whole lot more over on the blog. I hope you'll join me! And please spread the word if you have friends who have or want to start their own business!

Thanx much! I'll be back asap to show you that stamped metal piece :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stamped Metal Jewelry is Coming to Designs by Debi


Well, I FINALLY did it. I finally made time to try metal stamping today!

I started buying tools and design stamps last fall because I decided I wanted to add stamped metal jewelry to what I offer at Designs by Debi. I'm fine tuning the focus of my jewelry business and getting ready to upgrade the website. Quite a few new product lines will be added, and there are some things I've decided not to offer anymore.

Stamped metal jewelry is something I've decided to add. It works with my love for designing and making personalized, meaningful jewelry.

Well, I finally tried it today. Here is my very first attempt at stamped metal jewelry.....

Obviously I need a whole lot more practice...LOL... but not bad for a first time! I'll be practicing, learning more techniques and adding to my stamp collection so I'll keep you posted and share my progress with you as I go along :)

It's FuN and I'm really looking forward to doing more of it and having the ability to offer truly personalized designs beyond what can be done with sterling silver letter blocks!

What do you think? Do you like stamped metal jewelry? What do you or don't you like about it? And, most of all, what would you like to see??

I'll be checking back for input ;) Have a great night!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter and Thoughts of Summer


I just have to share this gorgeous collection with you! My friend Debra of String Bead Studio put together a Beach Themed Collection on ArtFire and it's just amazing. She included one of my Jewelry for Charity Bracelets... Seashore... and there are so many other awesome items included!!

What do ya think? She did a great job, huh? Puts you right in the spirit of summer. You can almost feel the sand between your toes ♥ This made my day and I hope it brightened yours a bit too.

And, if you celebrate, I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Easter!

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