Monday, February 25, 2008

Freeforged is featured!

Ok, so it's not a major magazine or fashion blog that's doing the feature, but I'm still excited!

JJMFinance featured my Etsy Shop in his blog! JJMFinance has an Etsy shop in which he sells custom built spreadsheets for Etsy shops. It's pretty cool, actually, and he has a huge variety of topics his spreadsheets cover.

The feature is a simple survey in which you can learn a bit more about myself and how my shop is run. So make sure to take a look at the survey and to scroll down and see some previous features as well! It's interesting to compare different people's answers to the same questions. Also, stop by the Etsy forums to say hi and let JJMFinance know what you thought of his survey!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Officially Freeforged

So it's been awhile since my last post, but I do have some exciting news: Freeforged Jewelry is now an official business! Maybe not full time yet, but hopefully soon.

And to go with my new official business, I now have a Flickr Pro Account - which means my images will be better organized, and you can see more of them.

However, until I get some more pictures of my own work posted, here's a cool image of something I found on Etsy, by a seller named pankhurstpottery, who is fairly new to Etsy and doesn't have many sales yet. I happen to think their work is very elegant and classy, with subtle glazes that blend well with each other.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Upcoming show!

Just thought I'd help get the word out that the UNT Metals Club is having their annual Valentine's Sale, and I'll be participating.

Details as follows:

UNT Metals Club Valentine's Sale
Feb 11th, 12th, and 13th, from 9am-5pm.
In the UNT Union, 1st floor courtyard.

Contact for more info, or just send me a message!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies, originally uploaded by freeforged.

I made these cookies the other day just in time to give some to a friend with the flu. Hopefully they made him feel better. They're inspired by the Girl Scout Cookies Caramel De-lights. These have almonds in them instead of coconut, but they were still delicious.

You can find the recipe here:

Or you can look at the comment on the picture to see the link and some other information about my alterations to the recipe.

I'm going to try and make some homemade thin mints next, wish me luck.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Back in production

So I realized earlier tonight that our Metals Club Valentine's Sale is only a week away. So, I guess it's time that I get back in production, even if I don't have all my tools yet. I spent several hours earlier tonight working on some new stuff, some old stuff for that sale, most of which you'll likely see make it to the shop at some point. I made a variety of more molecule earrings, including some Valentine's themed ones.

Also, I'm looking into the purchase of a kiln... so perhaps I'll have some enameled pieces to put in the shop as well.

Expect some pictures soon.