Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thread Earring Tutorial

I'm sure I'll hear about this one, but darn it... this is the year 2009! Information should be available if you want it!

I searched high and low looking for information on how to make thread earrings and had to figure it out on my own. But YOU DON'T HAVE TO!!

Yeup, it's a tutorial! Purchase today and make your very own threads tomorrow!! :o)

You will receive your 34 page tutorial complete with over 40 pictures to guide you to ultimate fabulosity! :)

After payment is confirmed, you will get your tutorial sent to the same email address used for payment via paypal.

AND.... as feedback comes back to me from the tutorial, you will recieve all subsequent versions/updates of this tutorial for free.


Thanks again for your support.

Be Fabulous!

Amber :o)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Preparing for the Fair

Welp, the Riley County Fair is days away. And I am super busy. After my wonderful 9-6, I come home, spent time with the fam and after the babies are down FREAK OUT at how much I have left to do!! But, I got a great call tonight that made me feel like it's going to be SO worth it. She called to special order a pair of large threads for a girlfriend of hers. Very awesome--especially since I have decided to never again make them AT festivals. It was so nerve racking at the Stampede. I wanted to talk, share my art and enjoy myself. Instead I was nervous and cranking out custom threads like a little animal! Does this look like the face of a happy vendor? Nope. haha

So this time, it's all about the henna. :)

My fingers hurt from making earrings and pendants this week anyway. So I've taken a break and prepared another batch of henna. I've been practicing my doodles on myself. (My thighs are covered in the stuff, safely hidden from view!)

Tonight I finished off my 3rd batch of henna. My recipe yeilds 5 cones of henna perfection! haha It's very potent. I hope I will have enough to practice this art on you all at the Fair this weekend.

So bring your $5 bucks and get ready to shine!! :o)

Can't wait to doodle on you!!

Ber :o)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Testing testing

I can blog via email! Get outta town! Lol

? Amber :o)
Made by me....undeniably YOU!
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First Attempt @ Blogging/Intro

Why is it now-a-days that everyone has a blog? I guess it's one of those things I'm just going to have to start doing.

And maybe it's for the best. At the very least it can be a public diary of sorts. There always seems to be so much going on in my head. Think I can focus? Those that know me best will smile and tell you 'no way'! haha At any rate, I plan on keeping this blog up to date sharing great news about my business venture and a bit about my personal life. :o)

So how did MadeByAmber begin?

Welp, I've always been a crafty gal. Crochet, knitting, macrame, cross stitch--anything to do with yarn. But during my divorce in 2007 I decided it was time to make some extra money outside of my main j-o-b. I began with crochetted items, diaper cakes and my friends expanded me into label making for chocolate-covered babyshower labels and the like. I seemed to always be searching for those things I could do fast, and it was ALL FUN! :)

Then around holiday time of 2009 (when I was back together with my ex-hubby and living in Kansas) I decided to make gifts for my co-workers and friends as gifts. The result? The fabulous boa scarf! I made about 14 of them and gave them as gifts. But they didn't sell. They are super cute but took about 4 hours to create, and no one wanted to buy them for more than $20. :o(

I also made great jewelry for the ex-laws. There are so many fabulous ladies in the Holt family, and I wanted to decorate them all. :o) So I was bit by the jewelry bug. It's totally addictive!!
From the jewelry came the thread earrings! I ADORE this look, but everytime I purchased a pair they would break so easily. I knew I could make them better. But, of course there is no tutorial online to show me how to do it, so I took matters into my own hands. My first attempts were awful. But I finally got it right. :o)

I still enjoy crochet and am exploring the wonderous world of henna. More on that to come!

Until next time! Thank you so much for your support! If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up for my newsletters, and follow my business on twitter! :o)

Be Fabulous!

Amber :o)