Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Here at the ShinyGoLucky house we are always on the lookout for a good bargain. When we raid a Michael’s craft store, you can be sure that we check our receipt for a coupon!
We waited until we got an excellent one, and then it was time to go shopping!
We purchased this nifty set of jewelry-making tools. They come in a case, and the underside of the container is full of little dividers. We’ve organized a lot of our beads in it (and our living room table is grateful!).
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Sometimes it was a cheap friendship bracelet. I remember getting gaudy plastic rings with huge stones. Every now and then, I would get something wonderful.
It’s been years since those days, and now it takes a bit more to catch my eye. Still, I love chasing down that feeling: a treasure might be waiting.
Estate sales, second-hand stores, and beyond are the new places where that sense of victory waits (and the let-down of a “wasted” afternoon from time to time, it’s not a perfect system). The thrill of the hunt, I guess!
When you set out to search for treasures, what catches your eye?
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
A girl doesn't generally wind up with five copies of a book unless she loves it very, very much, so it's small wonder that Big Sis got the idea to create three necklaces based on Aramis, Athos, and Porthos, the three musketeers!
Like Dumas' characters, the necklaces are very different from each other. The Porthos necklace features a bold shield design, the Athos necklace a touch of elegance with upcycled faux pearls, and the Aramis necklace's rich, multicolor beads draw in the eye with a hint of mystery. With all their differences, each necklace features the Fleur de Lis, a famed symbol of France.
The Porthos necklace is already available in our shop. Athos and Aramis will be uploaded soon.
We're thrilled to bring you this series. All for one and one for all!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Welcome to our new blog! Exciting things are afoot for Shiny Go Lucky and we want to be able to share them with you.
We are a pair of sisters in our early twenties who hail from Southern California and recently started selling stuff on Etsy to earn some extra money on the side. We sell handmade jewelry and vintage items, and although we're still waiting for that first sale, we've got some more exciting pieces in the works.
Last week we spent some family bonding time at an estate sale, where we located a gorgeous vintage pearl collar. The girls of days gone by could really get their bling on, and we're thrilled to have this classy little wonder available in our Etsy shop!
Since this is our first post, it seems like the perfect time for us to introduce ourselves!
I'm the Big Sis! I love jewelry, my jewelry box is like a costume box (and who doesn't love dressing up?) I've had friends, roommates, and my Younger Sis all come to me when they need to accessorize outfits for costume parties or Halloween. In this way I've loaned jewelry to a sorceress, a fortune teller, and more, LOL! I also love vintage items and have spent hours staring at old jewelry and pocket watches in glass displays. I made jewelry years ago and am now kicking off a personal beading renaissance!
I'm the Younger Sis! I've definitely got the darker taste between the two of us, and so any way-out-there pieces will be from me. :) I'm the girl known in my circle of friends for having the goods necessary for an instant zombie costume. Lately I've been developing a good eye for vintage pieces, and am excited to start expanding on that horizon. What else? I'm a pirate as opposed to a ninja, Team Jacob, and sell stuff on Craigslist to help fatten my wallet.
Keep your eyes open for new developments from us!