Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Show!


Alone Star State Blue Topaz
Join us at Mary Queen Christmas Bazaar!


This is the final reminder asking you to please join us December 2nd and 3rd at the Mary Queen Christmas Bazaar in Friendswood! Stop by to say hello and shop for gifts or for yourself! I've included a few pictures to give you a little taste of what we will have at the show!

The location is Mary Queen Catholic Church at 606 Cedarwood Drive, just off of FM518 (Friendswood Drive); turn south onto Stonesthrow Avenue between the cemetery and the snowcone hut and proceed forward to the church parking lot. Bazaar hours are 9:30am - 5:30pm, Friday, Dec. 2nd and Saturday, Dec. 3rd.

Bronze Bluebonnet StarThank you so much for being a loyal customer of Alone Star Jewelry! We look forward to seeing you every year at the Mary Queen show!
Swarovski Crystal Tennis Bracelet

Enjoy a 10% savings on your total purchase of $50 or more now through Dec. 24th when you shop at our online store! Enter coupon code at checkout: x09ss2Ry

Monday, November 21, 2011

Welcome Christmas!

The holidays are here!

Please plan to join us December 2nd and 3rd at the Mary Queen Christmas Bazaar in Friendswood! Attending the MQCB will light your holiday mood like a fireworks sparkler! Booths are always appealing to the eye; a wide range of goods is offered from holiday foods and snacks to wood-working, jewelry, hand-made books, drawings, paintings, quilts, pottery, clothing, Christmas decorations and lots more--and all made by the artists/crafters themselves! Holiday music sustains the mood, people are happy, tummies are full, and the sights and smells are nothing but Christmas! It's sparkling, interesting, attractive, and lively.

The location is Mary Queen Catholic Church at 606 Cedarwood Drive, just off of FM518 (Friendswood Drive); turn south onto Stonesthrow Avenue between the cemetery and the snowcone hut and proceed forward to the church parking lot. Bazaar hours are 9:30am - 5:30pm, Friday, Dec. 2nd and Saturday, Dec. 3rd.

Enjoy a 10% savings on your total purchase of $50 or more now through Dec. 24th when you shop at our online store! Enter coupon code at checkout: x09ss2Ry

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Alone Star Jewelry available in local bead shop!

We are pleased to announce that select pieces from our collections are now available for purchase at Beadoholique in Cypress, TX! Stop by the shop to see our pieces up close and personal and take your selection home today! No need to wait for shipment! We will be adding more pieces soon. See you there!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Next Show: Shop Crafty in Austin, TX

Join the Johnson sisters at the Shop Crafty event on April 16th in Austin, TX. Please visit the Lone Star Ladies website for more information and location details.  This should be one great day of fantabulous shopping! Don't miss out!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

New Jewelry in Our Collection!

Sunflower imageValentine's Day has come and gone...can you believe how fast time flies by? We have been working hard to bring you new and beautiful jewelry to add to your collection and the ones shown below were all hand made by Shauna.

I just finished putting these lovely pieces up on the website so click on an image below to go there now to read all about them!

I have updated our show schedule but it's not complete yet so keep an eye on it because we'll be showing up at a location near you! Click here to go there now.

Best wishes to everyone on a glorious spring!

Sincerely,
Lisa and Shauna


Monday, February 07, 2011

The Beauty of Copper and Brass

There's no doubt about the fact that I love silver - Sterling, Argentium, Fine. It's my favorite metal! There are times, though, when you just want to do something different and that's what I've been up to these past couple of weeks. Playing! Ok, I know...it's all playing...but this time I had some fun with different metals. Let me introduce you to three new pair of earrings: Copper Wraps, Riveting Copper and Gimme Some Brass (antiqued, that is). Each pair of these earrings are handmade, lightweight and totally unique.

Riveting Copper
Copper Wraps are lightly hammered and wrapped with 3 feet of Argentium Sterling silver wire. They are patinaed, polished and finished so they won't further tarnish. The earwires on each of these earrings are handmade from Argentium Sterling silver wire. These beauties are 3" long, including the earwire.

Copper Wraps
Riveting Copper earrings are also lightly hammered and wrapped with an even thinner piece of copper that has been fold formed to create the creases. Holes were then drilled and 14 gauge Fine Silver wire was balled and then riveted in place. Again, patinaed, polished and finished to avoid further tarnish. Also 3" long, including the earwire.
Gimme Some Brass

Gimme Some Brass earrings were just a lot of fun to make! They are made from antiqued brass that is riveted together with 14KY Gold Filled tube rivets. The Argentium Sterling silver loop at the bottom holds a stunning turquoise nugget that can't fall off because freshwater half-drilled pearls are fixed to the ends of the wire. These earrings are 3" long, including the earwire.

See them featured in the "New" section of our website and on Facebook!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

March Classes at Beadoholique

Cut Loose & Get Hammered
Keep an eye on the Beadoholique calendar for March (coming out in a couple of weeks) because I will be teaching three new classes that month! All three classes will be taught at the Beadoholique Bead Shop in Cypress, TX. Visit the Beadoholique site to find a map and the class calendar.

The earrings to the left are called Cut Loose & Get Hammered. In this class you will learn how to use a disc cutter, tap & die, texturing, do some wire wrapping and coiling, using basic jewelry making tools. They're a fun pair of earrings to wear and make!

Another class I'm teaching will focus on cold connections, especially rivets. There are many ways to make cold connections but rivets are one of the coolest, in my book! We will play with nail rivets, wire rivets and tube rivets. Wire wrapping and spirals will also make an entrance into this class! The sample earrings are just ideas on what you can create if you just look around to see what components are available to use.
Cold Connections Featuring Rivets

Memories Bracelet
The third class I will be teaching is a cute memory wire bangle bracelet. The main technique used in this class is coiling wire using the Coiling Gizmo (available at Beadoholique).

So keep an eye on the calendar and then sign up (by phone, via website or in person) and let's have some fun creating!