Artfire sneak peek

So, inaddition to our site here, we also sell on Artfire, as we have mentioned before.  We think this is a wonderful venue, and are really excited about some of their features, and some that are coming.

Yesterday they launched their Fusion studios.  These studios are the best we have seen for any market venue.  Every user gets to customize their own studio with their own look.  Colors, fonts, layout, widgets, all kind of cool stuff.  You can have a look at ours here.  And so you have something to compare it to, here is one that we really like.   Take a look at the bottom, they have a live feed to them actually working!  How cool is that.

Now for the really cool stuff.  Artfire has not “officially” announced it yet, but they will.  The free ride program is coming back, and the current $12 per month price will be locked in.  What’s this you say?

First off, if you sign up for Artfire, you will only pay $12 a month to sell.  No listing fees, no final value fees, no other hidden fees.  It’s $12 a month for LIFE, no matter how much you sell or list.  That beats ANY other venue that I know of.

Second, if you refer 12 people to Artfire, and they sign up for a verified account ($12 for life) you get a “Free ride”  You will pay nothing for as long as you hold your account.  Nada, zilch, zero, not a penny to sell as much as you want. But wait, there’s more.  Not only will you get a free ride, you get to pick a friend that will also get a free ride.  Doesn’t get much better than that.

Asking yourself how we know this?  Well, in addition to chainmaille we are secret agents.  We know all kinds of good stuff.  We could tell you what agency we work for, but you know how the saying goes.  🙂

Stay tuned for more info as we learn it……

And remember, It’s in the Maille.

Pendant Swap

In addition to our website here, we also sell on Artfire.  Recently there was a pendant swap that was organized by cctexan that we participated in.  Basically a bunch or artists sent her pendants, she swapped them around and sent the pendants back out.  For every one you sent in, you got one back.  We received our pendants today, and I have to say there is some great work here.  Here is what we got.

From Rocky Creek Gems

White marble cabochon with seed beads

A wonderful piece that obviously has a lot of time involved in it.  That’s a lot of beads!

From Trinkets & Treasures

Silver art clay leaf pendant with stone

I love the stone that is in this.  I don’t know what it is, but it is a beautiful shade of dark blue.  One day I will get to play with art clay.

From Jewelry by Joy

Purple crazy lace agate wrapped with copper

The purple in this stone is wonderful, and the lines just really pop.  Good thing I got some new copper wire in today so I can make a matching chain.

Now I just have to figure out how to use these in one of our designs.

We’d like to thank cctexan for putting this together, and all the wonderful artists who participated and made this a great experience.

If you are looking for a wonderful handmade pendant, I highly suggest you take a look at these wonderful artists.