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I'm Back!

Hi, everyone! So sorry for the long silence! Life has been crazy for the last few years. I've been through carbon monoxide poisoning which absolutely drained me of all energy for doing shows and left me exhausted and unfocused. Everytime I tried to pick up my pliers to work on a new piece I simply couldn't do it and quickly packed it all away. Inspiration and energy was gone and the joy I usually get from creating was nowhere to be found. Add to this, there were other personnel stresses being lived though and when one ended another one started.

Patreon Page Launched!

I'm super excited to announce the launch of my Patreon page! What is Patreon? Patreon is an arts centered subscription service where the you, the patrons, can partner with artists to receive amazing behind-the-scenes access, a community experience, and other great rewards. What can you expect to find on my Patreon page? Well, that all depends on which tier you choose. I've broken down my tiers based on art form so the content and rewards are catered specifically to your interest(s). Here's the tier breakdown:

Author Website Now live!

Hi all! Sorry for the long silence, I've been very busy. Besides working on some new jewelry pieces (no, contrary to what rumours may be abounding, I have not forgotten my first artistic love), I have also been busy working on my second novel, re-doing the coverart for my first novel, and launching a new website.  I am very pleased to announce that two of those tasks have been accomplished! With the re-do of my bookcover complete, I was able to move forward on the website and it just launched today!

Here's a look at the new bookcover! Click on it to visit my author website!

Miss Gemquist and the Pearl of Peking bookcover redo

Paperback Released!

The paperback of Miss Gemquist and the Pearl of Peking is now available on Amazon! Just $16.95 for a paperback copy, or $2.99 for the ebook. Alternatively, you can also read the ebook for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. 

Book Release!

Okay, so I know I've been very quiet on here lately, but it's not without reason. Back in early May I started a new not-quite-jewelry-related project and something that I've dabbled in off-and-on but not pushed as hard as I have with this one............. writing a novel. I've started many and eventually I may finish them. However, spurred on by some unpleasantness I was (and still am) dealing with in my life, I started writing again more seriously and the Lord brought this idea into my mind while working on a completely different book.

TAG Gifting - CW's 'Arrow'

Just sent of a package for another TAG gifting event! This time, The Artisan Group is gifting the wardrobe stylist of CW's show 'Arrow' for possible use of our pieces on the show. For this one, I made a sterling silver, smithing and chainwork necklace with Iron Pyrite and opaque Blue Sapphire beads.  The necklace measures at about 16.25 inches long.

TAG Gifting - LolaLynn on Youtube

Hey all! Watch vlogger MrsLolaLynn on Youtube to see her open her TAG swag bag!!  The members of The Artisan Group (including yours truly) recently gifted her a bag full of handmade goodies.  

Watch the video to see her unveil these earrings and other great pieces!

What's new at Handmaden Designs LLC

Wow, can't believe it's been so long since I made a blog post!  First off, sorry about that!  Now, onto what's new.

New Jewelry Lines Coming Soon!

First of all, I am so sorry for the long period of silence!! However, despite the silence of this blog, I am still alive and busy making new pieces. A lot of new work will soon be being added to the store once I have finished photographing them.  Also, now that the show season is over for the year, I am beginning work on a couple new lines of jewelry.  One to be added soon is a line of anklets, and the other, well, lets just say that one shall remain a surprise for now.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I just wanted to thank everyone for making 2013 a great year.  I'm excited going forward into this new year to see how it all unfolds. 

There are some amazing oppurtunities coming up this year that I'm very excited about and will keep you all updated as they approach. One that I have already mentioned in a previous blog post, is that I am thrilled to be participating this year with the many great artisans of TAG in gifting the 2014 Golden Globes. 

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