Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Big Thank You...

I'd like to thank Rita of Toltec Jewels For Jewel School Friends for creating the Window Shop Blog Hop that I participated in a couple of weeks ago.  It was a great chance to discover some shops that I had previously never visited and to help promote independent artists, designers, and crafters--especially during this holiday season.  After this year's Black Friday violence, it has become even more obvious how important it is that we support small businesses rather than the big box stores.

Along with the opportunity to promote all the participating shops, we also had the chance to win some wonderful prizes provided by Cindy Lichfield McConkey and Barbara Carleton of Bejeweled Software.

Barbara created the

Jewelry Designer Manager (Tm) Software
Jewelry Designer Manager (Tm) Pricing Jewelry Made Easy Software

which will "accurately cost and price jewelry, organize components and venders, track and manage customers, organize tax information, and create catalogs".

Cindy invented the 

Cloud Dome Earring Stand
 Cloud Dome Earring Stand 

which works in concert with the Cloud Dome or a tripod and camera.  This is an especially useful tool for those of us (like me!) who love to make and sell long, dangly earrings.

The Nimbus Dome
 Nimbus Photography Dome (designed for use with smart phones)

Here's the video that they made during their Kickstarter campaign which shows how easy it is to use The Nimbus Dome:

and the

The Cloud Dome 

Her photography aids help produce evenly lit, glare-free photos of jewelry with ease.

I was quite lucky and won a Cloud Dome Earring Stand!  Thank you ladies!  I look forward to trying it and appreciate your sponsoring such a great blog hop.  I feel like Christmas came early at my house.

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