Monday, November 30, 2009


Holiday Present Necklace


In the wake of Thanksgiving the shopping season has officially begun. I just wanted to announce that mulryjewels is having a great holidays sale! Please check out and check out the HOLIDAY SALE section! Thanks for all of the support and happy shopping!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Please Read!

Hi! This is a cautionary tale for all people but especially Long Islanders! Please ready this article and let me know what you think.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Outside of jewelry making I have been known to make the occasional festive cake. Here is the cake I made for this Thanksgiving:

It is made of layers of chocolate and yellow cake sculpted into the body and Rice Crispy Treats for the wings and legs. Cake is crumbcoated and then covered in colored fondant. Then we had fun stipple painting the body for the "roasted look." We finised by "stuffing" it with some Banana bread. What a reception this cake got once we got to our party!

Happy Thanksgiving to all and may the shopping season be fruitful!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

feeling the strain


I try to keep my posts really upbeat and fun but I have to say that this month it is really starting to hit home, exactly how much I am putting into this business and how little I am selling. Murlyjewels is definitely feeling the burn. Sales have been so slow and I keep giving out more pieces for consignment. Most of the stores that feature my jewelry are telling me it's just that no jewelry is moving and it is not specific to my line. I believe that, since I know that my line is Fabulous!

I really have nothing else interesting to say at this point. I am in talks with a few shops who "really are planning to bring me on but can not commit at this time." I totally understand that times are hard for them too, but unfortunately this puts me at sort of a stand-still. On the eve of the official "shopping season," I wish everyone happy shopping and selling. I hope that some luck will rub off on all of us. Anyone else out there experiencing this? Please feel free to comment. I would love to hear some stories.

Hopefully these will bring some luck:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holiday Giveaway from the Highway


So, as some of you may know, I am a member of the Handmade Highway. We are a bunch of handmade designers who come together via the web and promote and try to expose our craft to a broader audience. Well, lucky for you, Handmade Highway is doing a series of holiday giveaways that YOU can enter. Click HERE to find out how to enter.

Here are some of the neat "staying warm" prizes you can win:

What are you doing still reading? Go get your free holiday stuff!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturn Rivoli!

Here it is!

This is the Saturn Rivoli necklace with a beaded bezel setting. 65$ includes a sterling silver chain. While I am LOVING this stone I know that it is not the best value so I will only order it on special request.

I hope everyone is staying warm and dry today. I will be out in the city in a few short hours so I will make sure to bring a 'brella. Very excited about my night out with friend Lauren :) I will be wearing my fushia heart-on-a-string lariat to go with my fushia top.

Also in talks to be featured in a store in Arizona! More on that if it pulls through. Have a great day, all!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Rivoli Discovery

I recently, due to the efforts of a customer, Lynn, discovered the After Market Rivoli Coating called Saturn! It is enchanting with silver tones and a "oil spill" of a whole spectrum right in the middle. I can not paste it here so here is the link.

I tried to get these wholesale but the guy was a bit unreasonable in my opinion, maybe because they want to keep them very rare. They are only available on ebay and only on auction so far.

I ordered 2 of them and one is going to Lynn. If anyone else wants in, let me know, but I must tell you that this is the most I have ever spent on a rivoli so expect the price to be 10$ higher than usual. Having said that. This should be STUNNING. I will take pics when they come it!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Hanukkah jewelry!

Check out my beaded Jewish Stars! Some say they look line snowflakes too. Feel free to leave your feedback and comments.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Long Time No See

Hello Gorgeous! So, yeah, I'm sorry that i have not updated this blog in a long time :( The truth is I have not really been able to find anything to say. Here is what's up in a nutshell:

Craft fair in mid October. Fairly successful but felt like mid DECEMBER. All of the Etsy Artists were amazing! It was great to meet everyone who i have been email and featuring in my treasuries. There is so much talent on the (newnew)team! My display table is pictured above.

Some Custom orders: A nice gift of a crystal ball and 2 birthstones. Also a custom bracelet

Upcoming giveaway on Tiger Lily's Blog along with a review. More to come on that.

Sold some items at Frock in Long Beach, Here is my display there:

Recently got back from Florida which was amazing/bizzare/frustrating/very important. I took a trip down to Worth Avenue and saw some very ritzy stores including Cartier, Michael Kors, and, of course, Tiffany's. It's basically a tropical madison avenue. Anyway, I got to talking to one of the Ladies who works at a boutique right on the strip and she really liked my stuff and asked me to send line sheets. I may not be as upscale as they would like, but I am going to try anyway! Lets cross out fingers.

I've made lots of boutique contacts and have not been able to follow up on any of them! It is really getting to be crunch time for the upcoming holiday season. I really need to get crackin! Wish me luck!!

I promise never to leave you for this long again ;)