Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Create a Name for My New Card Shop" Challenge

Here is a small sample of some of my handmade greeting cards. As you can see my designing style is eclectic, just like my jewelry designs.

I have really been enjoying making cards and have been selling them at fairs and also to local customers and friends.

Since I love doing this so much I have decided to open an online card shop. However, right now I am a bit creatively blocked about a name--want it short and sweet.

With this in mind I'm making "creating a name for my new card shop" a guild challenge. I figure that with all you creative artisans I will have a nice selection of names to think about.

And yes, there will be a reward for the shop that comes up with a name that I feel connected to.

I am offering a nice selection of vintage beads or this bracelet :

Swarovski light amethyst crystals, purple cat eye beads, and sterling silver Bali toggle closure.

It is for sale in my Beadlady5 studio--here is the link for all the details:
So now you have it:

You can post as many names as you'd like until April 30th. That's the deadline and I will need a few days to make my pick.

Any questions??? Just contact me through one of my studios:

Let's get those thinking caps on...

Looking forward to your creative picks...


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ajdjss Guild Valentine Challenge '2011

For this latest guild challenge members were asked to create a "Funky" Heart out of any media.
Yes, Valentine's Day has come and gone--however, a group of our members has brought it back with their "Funky" Heart creations below:

Heart Wings Butterfly Steampunk Pendant by "DesertRubble"
(Metallic Clay)

Sterling Silver Wire Curly Heart w/ Handmade Heart Lampwork Focal Bead by "ElementalDreams"
(Wired Wrapped and Handmade Lampwork Bead)

by "CalysJewelryCreations"
(Polymer Clay)

by "SWdesigns"
(Bead Woven Seed Beads)

Crystal Pendant by "PinkyMonkey"
(Swarovski Crystals)

Mixed Media Paper Heart by "Beadlady5"
(Paper, Buttons,Feathers,Charms,Ribbon,Pearl Cabochons,Rhinestones)

"Purple and Green" Guild Challenge Heart by "Beadlady5"
(Mixed Metals, and Crystals)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Ajdjss Purple and Green Kit Challenge Giveaway

Quite a while back the guild was given a challenge to create a piece of jewelry using purple and green beads. All members who signed up for the challenge was paired up with another member and asked to create a special kit that contained a focal piece and 8 beads to accent this focal piece. A clasp also was part of this kit. When the kits were ready the members who were paired up exchanged their kits with each other.

Each participating guild studio was allowed to add more beads and any other accents to the original kit for their creation.

The following members of the guild were brave enough to take on this challenge:

1. KottageKreations

2. BWdesigns

3. BluetAbbyStudios

4. ExqusiteStudios

5. AridanFashions

6. PinkyMonkey

7. JewelsOutofTime


After a period of time the entries were sent in for us all to enjoy. Here are most of the "Before and all of the After" pictures for each studios entry.

1. PinkyMonkey:

2. BWDesigns:

3. ExqusiteStudios:

4. AridanFashions:

5. Beadlady5:

6. JewelsOutofTime:

7. KottageKreations:

8. BluetAbbyStudios:

Now onto our Guild Challenge "Giveaway" Necklace Set--Here are the pictures of this gift.

Here are the rules for winning this Black and Gold Czech Glass Beaded Necklace Set:

1. Promote this challenge or any of the pieces you like on your Blog, Tweeter, and/or Facebook.

2. Please place a comment about this challenge below along with the link to your actual promotion/promotions.

3. The more you promote, the more your chances of winning are increased because every time that you promote this challenge you will be entered once again for the giveaway.

4. The person who promotes this giveaway the most will receive the necklace set.

Good luck... :o)

The Ajdjss Guild~Studios with unique and beautiful handmade jewelry and fabulous jewelry supplies~

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ajdjss Guild's Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Fund Raiser Event

The Ajdjss Guild is having a Fundraiser Event to support Breast Cancer Research and Domestic Violence Intervention for the entire month of October. All participating guild studios will be donating a % of their sales for the month for this event.

***Want to donate without purchasing an item? Click on the "Donate Button", on the left side of this page, and make your donation with the name of the cause you are donating to.

***Here is the list of all guild studios that are participating in this event. Click on any studio name to visit the studio to see all the wonderful items that are for sale for this event.

1. Beadlady5
2. VintageBeadlady5
3. PinkyMonkey
4. SWBeadShop
5. JSmaz
6. FairyDustStudios
7. JewelledTrellis
8. BeadWizardryDesigns
9. BWDesigns
10. Catinalife
11. Katsallthat
12. JewelsOutofTime
13. SilverBirchDesigns
14. KottageKreations
17. CalysJewelryCreations

The Ajdjss Guild~Studios with unique and beautiful jewelry and fabulous jewelry supplies~

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Ajdjss Guild Celebrates "Christmas in July" Sales Event

Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Xmas in July here in Artfire--Free shipping, discounts, free gifts, and more from the studios of the Ajdjss Guild.
This special event is being celebrated from July 12th through July 25th--
Here's a chance to buy some really fabulous handcrafted gifts and supplies with fabulous specials.
Here are the links to the Ajdjss Guild Studios participating in this wonderful event--Just click on the name of the studio and you will be taken to that studios wonderful specials:
16. Suzbax

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ajdjss Guild Challenge "Red, White, and Blue"

The Ajdjss Guild was presented with a challenge in honor of the 4th of July, the birthday of the U.S., by "Emily of Exquisite Studios". The Challenge-" Create an item in all red, all white , and/or all blue." You could enter an item in each or all of the categories. But, of course, being human and imperfect, a few of our guild members made an item with all 3 colors. Oh well, what else is new??? LOL
So, because of this imperfection, we now have a 4th category for items of all 3 colors. One thing you can say about the Ajdjss Guild we may be imperfect but we sure are flexible!
We have 31 entries in all--yep, we do. Each is a winner on it's own. Congrats are in order for all of you who participated in this challenge--just pat yourselves on your right shoulder for a job well done. :o)
Okay, let's get serious. Below you will find the entries for each category with the studio name.
Look carefully at each entry in each category and pick the item that you favor the most. You will have 4 favorites that you will post in your comment at the end of this article with each studio name.
Yes, I know, this is a very difficult decision for us-- all and why you ask? Because we are just one hell of a fabulous talented group of artisans--WooHoo!!!

Okay, let the games begin--or rather let the vote begin.


LaBellaLuna --necklace

Glass and Wire Gems --necklace

Kottage Kreations --necklace

GravelRoadJewelry --necklace

Go West Gems--earrings


Pinky Monkey--earrings





Go West Gems--necklace

Julies_Jewels--bracelet set

Glass and Wire Gems--necklace

Pinky Monkey--necklace


Beadlady5--necklace set

Creations With Heart--earrings

CJShogren--hair "pretty"


Glass and Wire Gems--necklace

Jewels Out of Time--necklace set

Go West Gems--earrings

Kottage Kreations--necklace

Pinky Monkey--necklace

Beadlady5--necklace set


Creations With Heart--necklace




Lady Hawk--anklet


Pink Clouds and Angels--lanyard

Well now--it's "post time" I mean VOTE time

Good luck guys!