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Something a little FISHY

Posted by juliesjewels on August 8, 2011

I just curated this treasury on Etsy.  I don’t like fishing and avoid it at all costs but these items are so cute…

Included are my Fishy Wine Charms, so if you like a party these might be perfect for you.

Just click on the photo’s to go to the listing or the treasury…

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Australia Flood Relief…

Posted by juliesjewels on January 14, 2011

Way back in 2009 the DUST team organised a relief shop – OZ Bushfire Appeal –  for the Black Saturday bushfires that ravaged parts of Victoria, this shop raised a massive AUD$18,202 for the Australian Red Cross to help the victims of the fires.  This store was organised by Emma (feliciafairy) and her large band of willing helpers.

Jump forward 2 years, we have a new disaster and a new amazing DUSTer in Manda (citykitten) as well as her band of willing volunteers do amazing feats of listing. 

Australia has a huge amount of the country underwater, the following is from our new store – AusDisasterRelief – shop announcement.


Natural disaster! Many parts of Australia are currently experiencing horrific flooding. Thousands of people have been affected by the rising waters, communities have been devastated with some families losing everything and 16 people losing their lives to date, with 20 still missing, grave fears for 12. Over 4,000 are still in evacuation Centres, 26,000 homes still without power.
We are a collective of Etsy Sellers who have donated items from their shops to raise money to donate to The Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.
100% of the proceeds from this shop (less Etsy and Paypal fees) will go go directly to this fund.


To date this store has had 175 sales with 152 items still in store and more being donated all the time.  The store amazingly only opened on Jan 11, 2011.


You would like to donate? Again this is from their announcement…


***** If you are interested in making a donation please email us at etsyfloodhelp(at)hotmail(dot)com with the following info******


1….  Please be patient in all situations, as it is, and will continue to be, Another Huge Job for the DUST team volunteers,
listing everything, replying to emails and convos, and then sending out shipping details.etc.etc.etc.

2….  put “Flood Appeal Donation” in the title line.

*Your shop name/link
*Your location and country
*Item Name/Title
*Item Price
*Item Description
*Materials used
*10 tags
*Up to 5 clear photos of the item

**AND 3 **
If you donate a one of a kind item or an item you only have one of and it listed in your personal shop, you MUST UN-LIST it when you send your email details so we both comply with Etsy terms of sale.

Please remember that you will also be donating the cost of postage so please specify if you have restrictions of where you post to.

When your item sells one of the admin will contact you with the shipping info.

Thank you all, for the support so far, items in the shop are selling as fast as we can list them. This shop will continue on for as long as is needed, as it will be a huge job over as the areas affected is larger the the state of Texas, and France and Germany combined.
Brisbane is the third largest Capital city in Australia !
Floods are now affecting Qld, NSW, Victoria, and could start in Tasmania!

Thank you for visiting , your support, and your donations.


Look for this Avatar on Etsy


The group of volunteers have also started a FaceBook page – Etsians Australian Flood Appeal – to help spread the word, we need your help so please ‘like’ us and pass the links both the Shop and FaceBook around your networks…


So I’d personally like to congratulate Manda and all who are doing the work behind the scenes of this wonderful store.  I can’t wait to see what the amount raised will be, hopefully in the thousands of dollars.  Well done to all.

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Delightful Floral Earrings

Posted by juliesjewels on August 5, 2010

I recently decided to put together some simply delightful little flower earrings, using gorgoeus Czech Glass…

This pair of green earrings have been listed on Etsy

…and these little purple ones on ArtFire

Both created with the Czech Glass, Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver and Pewter


I’m not sure which ones  like the most – which do you prefer?


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An Earring or Two or Three…

Posted by juliesjewels on June 23, 2010

Here’s the pair of earrings I made to match the below fabric blue necklace.


Blue satin earrings on ArtFire, created with the Satin beads and Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver and Pewter

Now these are a beautiful pair of earrings with gorgeous embossed Lucite beads and a small emerald green Swarovski Crystal, on Sterling Silver earwires.


Lucite Earrings on Etsy…

Now for the last pair of earrings for today…

This is a little different – these have been made for a Challenge/Swap, the challenge was to create something in your National colours.  As Australia’s colours are Green and Gold this is what I’ve done.

For all of those who don’t know – our colours have been chosen because of the beautiful Wattle trees/shrubs that are all around the Australian landscape.

I wonder what I will receive as the swap part and where in the world these earrings will end up living?

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Featured Studio Of The Week – Ajdjss Guild

Posted by juliesjewels on June 9, 2010

The other morning when I checked my emails this was waiting for me…


Hi Julie, Hope all is going well with you–wanted to let you know that you my dear are the Ajdjss featured studio of the week–enjoy the ride… ttyl, margo :o)


The Guild’s blog post can be found here and the weekly ArtFire Forum Promotional Thread in which I’m giving the team some homework to do as well, pop in to find out what…

…and on their Special Events blog the recent challenge to create a pair of Spring Earrings was run (this was my first Guild event as it was running when I joined), so I decided to join in and guess what… I won… now isn’t that amazing – I think it is. 

I feel totally spoiled especially since I haven’t been a member of this guild for very long. 

Here’s the earrings I entered – Pink Tulips and FWPearls with Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystals

They are available for sale on Etsy.


The current challenge is to create something in Red, White or Blue.  A one colour creation.


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Give Away…

Posted by juliesjewels on April 30, 2009

 Australian Etsy Blog Giveaway!!!

Quote from the giveaway… Julie-Ann is offering the very first Australian Etsy Blog giveaway! Julie-Ann is an amazing artist based in Victoria, specialising in artisan beaded jewellery and home décor.

Read the full article which includes a mini-interview, by clicking the link above…

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Julie’s Jewels Giveaway!!!

Julie-Ann is very generously offering a an item up to $20 (or $20 towards a more expensive piece) – choose anything in her store or a custom order (not including the DUST team sale category).
The prize also includes free worldwide postage!

To win this wonderful prize:

  • Go to Julie’s Jewels and come back here and leave a comment with your favourite item and why you love it (don’t forget to leave a way to contact you)
For additional entries (each is worth another entry):
  • Tweet about this giveaway with a link to the blog post. Leave an additional comment here with your twitter name.
  • Write a blog post about this giveaway or featuring Julie’s Jewels, with a link to this blog post.  Leave a separate comment here with a link.
Entries will close at midnight on Thursday 14th May (2 weeks away), and the winner will be contacted and announced on this blog (winners have 5 days to respond before the prize will be offered to another winner). The winner will be selecteted randomly from entries.
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*** Leave all comments on the Australian Etsy blog to be eligible for the $20 prize


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Victorian Bushfire Appeal

Posted by juliesjewels on February 9, 2009

Hey Ladies – the DUST team have started a new store over on Etsy.  All items have free post worldwide and all monies from sales are going to the Australian Red Cross Appeal for the Victorian Bushfires.

Please visit – OzBushfireAppeal

From Emma – the creator of this fantastic new Etsy store

Hi everyone!

WOW – donations and sales are going really strong.  Such great work Etsians!

You can Email the following information to feliciafairy@gmail.com

What you need to do:
* Email me the listing wording, tags, price and pics – the listing must be EXCLUSIVELY in this store.  You can delete it from your own store or list something new.
* I’ll do the listing
* Once item is sold, you will be informed and YOU will Ship it out.  We need to have FREE INTERNATIONAL shipping on all items so that they can come from/go to anywhere.
* Don’t forget to mention your store name

There are 2 other awesome Etsians in line to do some listings tonight – so just keep emailing through.


Thanks Julie-Ann

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Inner Earth Soaps – Giveaway

Posted by juliesjewels on February 4, 2009

As a pround member of the DUST team on Etsy I’d like to show my readers a wonderful Giveaway contest from a fellow member – Erin of ‘Inner Earth Soaps’.

The giveaway can be found here – http://www.mykookie.com/2009/02/handmade-in-oz-reviewed-for-all-and.html – for this amazing product called ‘Unwind Soap’ dosen’t it look delicious…

Erin can be found on Etsy at – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6074112 – visit Erin’s shop for some truly amazing soap that look good enough to eat.

Best of luck to all who enters this competition – but you’re not going to win because I am… LOL

Have fun.

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Green With Envy

Posted by juliesjewels on May 10, 2008

Malachite & Black Onyx with Pewter Bead Caps and Sterling Silver

I made this pendant with the intention of making a pair and using them as earrings – well the one I made was way to heavy so I changed my mind and did this…

So I just had to add earrings to make a set

Perfect for a special gift

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