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Meet Shadow Dog Designs

I came across Shadow Dog Designs aka Catherine viaFlickr and she is now one of my contacts.
Catherine lives in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and is a self-professed "nature geek". Nature is her muse and she only has to look at the marsh she lives on to gain inspiration for her beautiful jewellery.

In the Forest Glen of the Singing Wood Thrush
Designing one-of-a-kind jewellery satisfies a strong desire in Catherine to create. She uses mainly semi~precious stones and sterling silver in her creations but also likes to use Swarovski Crystals, Czech glass and polymer clay. She has also recently started to use copper and lampwork beads.
A Rose, I Suppose
Catherine sells her work through galleries in Texas, Virginia and South Carolina and also through art shows and home shows.
East Of Eden
Why "Shadow Dog Designs"? Catherine says people always ask about her name! Her business was named 10 years ago to honour her two (now three) rescue dogs who shadow her everywhere and provi…

Featured!

MyCinnamon Jewellery shop on Artfire has been featured on Andrea W Designs blog today!


Andrea, owner of Artfire shop Andrea Designs, full of lovely handknitted scarves, shawls and ponchos, asked if I'd like to be featured and of course I said yes!

My copper and Blue Goldstone wirework Galaxy Pendulum earrings are also featured on another blog "Swank" in "The Beauty Of Wire Wrapped Jewelry" by Artfire seller Natasha Suter.

♥ Happy Friday! ♥

Commissions - Spiral Delight!

I've had a couple of commissions recently, funnily enough all for the same design!

They've all featured coin beads with a spiral of Sterling Silver or Copper wire





Pendant & Earrings Set Beautiful Lampwork beads by Kaz ~ Cheeky Cherub Designs

Lemon Chrysoprase & Copper Pendant

Lepidolite & Sterling Silver Pendant
It's nice to think I'm not the only one obsessed with spirals!

New Shop On Artfire

I registered with Artfire in October last year as I liked the look of the site and thought it might be an alternative to Etsy. A couple of weeks ago I decided to open my shop Cinnamon Jewellery to hopefully increase exposure of my jewellery in the USA.

Although not as large as Etsy, Artfire is a busy site with thousands of shops or "studios". You can list for free as a Basic seller or upgrade to become a Pro seller for $15.95 a month. I went for the Pro seller account as I didn't want the adverts that appear on basic shop pages. Pro sellers also get their new listings appearing on the front page.



What I Like about Artfire
They are very focused on SEO and getting your items "out there". All listing are submitted to Google Base. This is a very useful link :: How To Improve Your Seo On Artfire which is relevant wherever you sell! There are also lots of guides to help you set up and promote your shop including Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Resources, Photo…