Thursday, September 30, 2010

We've opted In to ArtFire!

I have had an account at ArtFire account since April, but had never really used it. I did have a couple of items listed, but had never really marketed the account.
Soft Spring Pastel Pearl Earrings
The reason being that most of my stock has been listed at, and at 1000Markets a juried site that was very elegant, and the best part was that every seller had to be accepted, which was very nice because it kept out some of the riff raff that Etsy and other sellers have when it comes to vintage items. Well, 1000Markets just let all of ite sellers know that they had just made an agreement to join another site, giving us all the availability to migrate over to it.
So I prepared my shop items and when prompted I imported them to the new site which had recently renamed itself Bonanza. The shop name (called a booth) at Bonanza is Clayhouse.

SeaFoam Necklace
Then I turned back to ArtFire. ArtFire has done the best thing they could have done . They have been in beta mode for quite a while and to celebrate their launch thy have opted to give a lifetime monthly very low rate, and after seeing the rate I realized that I pay more than that each month at Etsy, already! And it just so happened that this all occured at the same time that 1000Markets closed down. Priceless....

Text ColorCatedral Rose, rosary wrapped Necklace
ArtFire has no listing fees, and no final fees! Their low monthly rate is all one pays. Of course their basic rate is completely free, the Pro accounts with monthly rates pay for the basic free accounts offered. However the basic free account do not get the tools nor the exposure that the Pro Accounts get.

The Harvest, floating gemstone necklace
So I opted in!

And what happened? I got 2 sales right off the bat, even before the Opt In promo begins which just so happens to be tomorrow 10/1/10 (rather today, since it is now 12:25AM).

CarnelianTeardrops SeaFoam Earrings
So I am happy. Tomorrow morning when I wake up I will be a Pro Member. So I have a lot of work to do. And then I have a custom order to make some earrings!
I am really looking forward to this coming set of Holiday Seasons!
All of the items in this posting are from the new wiresNpliers shop at

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Blog is up at House of Tor!

The new House of Tor blog has finally launched.

It took awhile, mainly because I am only one person and have so many things to do.

I now have two postings (basically moved over and rewritten)!

My next post:

Aranea, Spider of the World, a signature series In-line necklace, celebrating
the Aranea Spider and it's season of glory,
House of Tor, MisFits, claybritt are all sister affiliates to wiresNpliers at

Friday, September 10, 2010


WiresNpliers says: Don't forget the dudes..... Why shouldn't men be able to shop for neck wear that isn't a silk noose that has to be worn over a dress shirt?
Men and dudes should be able to shop as easily as women and dude-ettes.
So here are some Dudes torcs, some beaded neckwear primarily focused for the Dudes in your fam.
"Dark Spectrum"

Dark Spectrum is genuine Black Onyx neck wear with colored spacer beads separated by brass washers, and set with 14k findings.


Fang incorporates a nice fang of green Agate which happens to have a red tip at the end off the fang. Matte tube beads are separated by copper washers and grass green African trade beads and this neck piece has a copper Sister Clasp which means it has two sides that overlap to form a very solid connection!


He is for heishi (He-She) which is coconut shell carved into beads. Wood, bone, and even lava and possibly resin (red beads) has been added to this interesting Islander style neck torc. Brass washers separate the smooth curved dark wooden beads from heishi beads, and carved white donuts surround the brown lava beads and this masculine piece has 14k gold fill findings including a 14mm squeeze style lobster claw clasp.

"Blue Krobos"

Blue Krobos has a unique bead in the front, a sand glass bead made by hand, by the Krobos peoples in Africa,. It is a method of using ground sand poured into a mold and a cassava leaf is rolled up and put through the midsection and when flame is applied the glass melts and the leaf burns away leaving a hole for stringing. This particular bead is almost a coke bottle blue green. The neck wear is created around this bead of cobalt blue tubular shaped beads separated by silvery washers and interesting glow-from-within turquoise beads. The clasp is lobster claw style.
Next up, wiresNpliers will be have an earring extravaganza: easy care, easy wear, and best of all low prices to carry through the Fall and Holiday seasons.