Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ladies I have moved is the new blog please fallow it ladies. It is a blog on the newest jewelry trends and also pics of celebs wearing the jewelry we design ladies. please fallow me and help me get this out girls

Saturday, August 13, 2011

hello im back with the promised series on jewelry making trouble shooting

hello everyone, I would like to thank you all for patiently waiting for me, I am getting settled into the new house and setting up shop and getting ready to start providing beading lessons. I finally have time to sit down and blog and answer questions, Please let me know what you want to learn about and I will start the series first question will be the first blog, questions can be anything about making beaded jewelry and marketing those pieces! happy beading to all have a great evening, Remember if its not asked I may not hit on the topic you would like to hear about!

Monday, July 25, 2011

GypCgirlsJewelry is on a momentary pause

 thank you all my wonderful followers for your support and reading my blogs, I am in the middle of moving my home and getting settled in, we moved clear across the united states and are speaking with a gentleman this week about his home for sale, so while we are getting everything settled im sorry to say GypCgirlsJewelry will be on a momentary pause, for a couple more weeks, but when i return i will start on the promised series of jewelry how to trouble shooting

Thursday, June 23, 2011

up and comming blog series (trouble shooting jewelry making issues)

so one of the most frustrating things any designer can go through is working so hard on a piece, going to attach the clasps and your crimp bead cuts your wire, you don't have enough room, or you keep breaking your crimp bead over and over, you just get frustrated so you give up on the piece all disgusted.
  well I will be hitting on the topic of choosing the right crimp bead for the job as well as choosing the right clasp for the job, Anything else anyone wants to know let me know along the way so I can give the best info possible.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One of the Peices that changed my style forever

This is one of the Peices that changed My beading Style forever, I sold so many of this style last summer, Painted shells and the bigger beads. before this set of necklaces I did mostly seed beads and a small mix of larger beads. I sold sets like this for $35.00, I still have this one for sale as a matter of fact so anyone wanting it speak up, Its now 30.00 on and no longer comes with the bracelet

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

barefoot sandles

ok so i have now started to make beautiful barefoot sandles.  I have no clue how to price these babies, seams how they are something new this year so i priced them between everyone else which ranges from 24.00 to 50.00 so i priced mine at 37.99 whaat does everyone think of that, can you think of any way for me to better this product also?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

One of my older pieces of work

This is one of my older pieces of jewelry. This was a lot of fun to make as well as very simple. The focal beads I glues together with a 2 part epoxy then started pairing up some fun beads with some faux pearls and different beads, I basically just had some left over stuff from other pieces and decided well heck what can I do with what I have. This is what I came up with. I think I may make more like this in the near Future!!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

ok i need help please!!!! having issues with my blog

so every time i try and respond to one of my blog comments it kicks me off after it makes me sign in with my google account, what the heck is happening, can someone please help me with this..   much love ****Kay****

100 inches of beaded fun wrap it necklace!!!!

This is the newest necklace, this is 100 inches of beaded line with two magnetic beads on both sides of the bead string for a closure, loop it and where it how you want its just plain fun. 
this is how it looks on someone, my model has a small neck so someone with a larger neck will not get as many wraps to it. 29.50 is the price, keep in mind this is 100 inches (8.5 ft) of beaded fun!!! can't waite to get many more colors.                                                        

Friday, June 17, 2011

favorite double hoops so far**** feed back please****

ok so I just made these today I call them bow tie double hoops I think I need to use a bigger bead in the middle of my bow tie??? anyway please give feed back Im testing a few ways to make the hoops and so far this is my favorite but I think I want to double the wire and give it a twisted look also for kind of a rustic look. **** Happy beading to everyone love Gypsy Kay

Thursday, June 16, 2011

new line of earrings out!!!

I have been working so hard to perfect this double hoop earring and i finally did it tonight!!!! so these are now for sale $4.95 per pair and for now its buy one get the 2nd for free..In celebration of my accomplishing this!!!!! happy beading to all and I hope you all reach for your dreams and strive hard.   love Gypsy Kay

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

as summer nears and the weather heats up, we pull out the shorts, capri's and short skirts and of course break out the flip flops. Now its time to pull out the anklets. here is some of them I have out in my line this summer. The theme for this season is flowers. last year was dragon flys and I sold them faster then I could make them lol. These are 10.00 a peice if bought through me and 17.20 if bought off my shop. so hurry ladies, paint your toes, and throw on those flip flops and buy some anklets.                                            

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Selling your jewelry

  One of the things I have learned over the last two years is that, when you first get into the jewelry making buisness you will spend your days making product, I at the time wanted to see my jewelry on people and in galories badly enough I would sell for rock bottom price, I would NEVER pay myself for my time. DON'T make this mistake. Don't under price your jewelry you will burn yourself out within a very short amount of time.
  Your Best bet is to make your jewelry and build inventory give yourself a 3 month period where you say to yourself I will design March, April, and May. Then in June I will start advertising and selling at fairs, bazaars and other revanues this will give you time to put together a sales plan and get everything organized as well as help you build inventory. ( some may even need six months to do this)
  Make sure you have many revanues of sale I have Etsy, Fairs, selling to Galories, My own website, reps in two states and a third comming next month. (goal is one in each state by december 2012) I even during the christmas and holliday season consign at many shops in differnt citys. I wouldnt recomend this to every person due to the fact that you have to always tack on that 20 to 30% of the sales that the shop owner will want out of you. This makes it harder to sell your jewelry or you have to lower what you want out of your jewelry which in the end you lose money. Just dont try and make it your only revanue.
 last you will want a good  system to keep track of  which peice is going where. There is nothing worse then accedently taking a few pieces to fair with you, selling them then getting home and realizing OH CRAP! I had those listed on Etsy and they have been sold, if your lucky you will have all the same materials to throw it together on a moments notice and get it packaged, But honestly That sucks! just make sure you have a good system down for organizing your products and sales.

Happy beading to all I hope this helps.......    visit the jewelry site at  or become a member of the Gypsy bead community, (this is just getting started so please  feel honored if you are one of the first to join,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE  sign the guest book and add us on facebook also Gypsy Kay is the screen name. for you chance to win a set of earrings. our email is we make custome made beaded jewelry and I sell on my screen name there is GypCkaybeads4U. I have also created a comunity of beaders please join if your looking for a place to learn more or share your thoughts with others.