Thursday, July 30, 2009

See Where my Necklace is Featured

Check out LittleMissFamous' blog called LittleMissHousewifey. She has been a peach and featured one of my necklaces on her blog! Thanks LittleMissFamous!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Just posted some new items in my Etsy shop! Check it out. =)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Earring Giveaway Contest!!

I'm hosting my very first blog giveaway! So exciting! There are several ways you can enter to win my contest and receive a FREE pair of earrings.

How to Enter to Win:

~ Go to my Etsy shop, pick out your favorite item and post it here in the comment box.

You will receive an extra entry for each of the following:

~ Follow my blog
~ Become a fan of my Facebook page
~ Make a purchase from my Etsy shop
~ Post my contest on your blog, facebook, or twitter and post the link here
~ If you are currently a follower/fan, then you just need to make a comment stating so and you're entered!

Please leave a comment here with all of the ways you have entered and your email address. I will announce the winner on August 4th.

Good Luck!

(earring details: light jade acrylic teardrops on silver ball & spring ear hooks)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Metalsmithing Projects

Hello! I thought I'd share some of my projects from a metalsmithing class I took while I was in college. This is where I fell in love with jewelry making. Unfortunately, it was my final semester before graduating and I was unable to take any more classes.

The butterfly pendant has been in two different juried art shows in the past. It is sterling silver with a rainbow topaz stone. The other pendant was made with a process called lost-wax casting. And I believe the stone was amazonite. I just love the sculptural quality of this piece!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Jewelry!

Check out my new jewelry at AKrauseStudio!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Earring SALE!

All of my earrings are now 10% off for the summer! Take advantage of the great deals & low shipping costs today. Visit my Etsy for more details!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pearls of Wisdom

Newly listed items!

These earrings would be the perfect addition to any jewelry lover's collection.
They are so versatile! You could wear them to a formal event (wedding, company dinner, prom, etc.) or with a pair of jeans and a blouse. And the best thing about pearl jewelry is that it's timeless! So you know you can wear them for years to come.
Find them at AKrauseStudio on Etsy.
*Watch for an earring sale coming up late this summer. Details to come.*

Contest giveaway from Geeky Crochet's Blog

Check out this cute giveaway that I found on Geeky Crochet's blog. It is for a unique crocheted banana. There are many ways to enter the contest. Click here for details.

Oh Romeo, Romeo. Where for art thou?

Check out my newest creation at

This Romeo & Juliet inspired antiqued brass locket evokes a vintage-romantic quality. It has been embellished with a tiny turquoise rose charm, a crimson Lucite flower & jet black glass bead.

It opens up to reveal a space that is perfect for something like a picture of your Romeo, a tiny love letter, or whatever else you would like to tote around with you.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

See where my necklace is featured

One of my Etsy necklaces has been featured on the blog Studio Haus as part of a contest. If my item has enough votes from viewers my link will win a promotional spot on the blog. Please go check it out and vote!

"Birdie Swing"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


~blush champagne glass beads
~antiqued silver flower pendant (approx. 1.5 inches)
~silver chain (18 inches)
~spring ring clasp

This pretty little number can be found in my Etsy shop.

How to sign up for Etsy

First thing's first, you must create an Etsy user account. It is a very quick and simple process and the best part is that it's FREE to sign up. Click here to follow the step by step process.

Even if you don't plan to sell or buy anything right away it is helpful to create an account to bookmark your favorite items and to participate in online workshops and forums. There is definitely a lot to do and see on Etsy and it is not solely limited to buying or selling.

Still confused, timid or unsure about creating an account? Then just read Etsy's FAQ. It's packed with loads of useful information and there is also a contact feature for other questions not addressed in their help pages. I have had to use this feature myself and was pleasantly surprised by the timely and friendly response.

If you have any other questions or reservations, please don't hesitate to ask.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I absolutely love organic shapes in design, art & jewelry. This piece reminds me of some new species of butterfly emerging from it's cocoon to greet the world. It is available to purchase here.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Facebook Page

You can now become a fan of AKrause Studio on Facebook. Click here to see my page.

Lord of the Rings Inspired Jewelry

Ok, I'll admit it, I'm a huge Lord of the Rings nerd.
But you have to agree that the movies were beautifully made.
How could I not be inspired to
make some jewelry worthy of the Elves.

Get a closer look here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Photo of the Month - July

I decided to feature one of my photographs each month. Just something fun. I hope it can inspire people to be creative!

This particular photo is of some wild daisies that I had growing in my backyard. I love photos of flowers! I cannot resist taking pictures of any fresh flowers I have around the house.