Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One Bead At A Time

I am wanting to start a new trend here on Etsy and I think its a great idea for us jewelry designers. I call it One Bead At A Time. Anyone who is interested has until Sept.5th to send in at least 1 bead from their collection be it any material shape or size. Lets see how long we can make a necklace from all the contributed beads.

After Sept.5th I will need some time to assemble the necklace then I will draw a name randomly from the sellers who took part in this event and the winner gets the necklace = ). All it will cost you is 1 bead, your business card, and the postage to my address which if you win you get so much more in return. I plan on making some runner up prizes whether it be a gift certificate or soap or something along those lines.

If you wish to participate please convo me and I will exchange info with you there.

My blog www.kapryecreations.blogspot.com/ will have a list of the participates in the contest when I start receiving messages. Please make sure you place a business card in with the bead as well.

Please note I plan on having some filler beads of my own in the event we don't get a big turn out so at least someone will still get a good sized necklace out of the deal.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Polls

Please take a second and vote on the two polls I have going on the right side of the screen. This is the time where you the customer or fellow business owner can shed a little light my way. Thank you again for participating.

Getting ready for the holidays

So I am just as the title says getting my crafting materials ready for the late end holidays. Next year I hope to be able to do more for other events but X-Mas has always been the make it or break it part of the year. I plan on having more baskets with a variety of items inside. As well as some new soaps and jewelry. I have been pretty busy and haven't had a chance to blog here much. Between last month and this month I have had to carry my husband to the hospital four times. Given the fact he is only 30 and me 29, I just never thought we would be making these trips like we did. He has cluster headaches and they are cronic so we need to get with a head doctor and he will be put on drugs for the remainder of his life. For those that pray, please do we could use some good words put in for us. We don't have insurance and the payments for the bills are insane. He is still trying to find work with the IT Associates degree he recently received but places want experience but how can you get experience if no one gives you a chance? Well its clear I have rambled myself from crafting to my personal life. But if anything it just proves I am just as much human as the rest of ya. I hope your year was alot better then mine so far. I will be blogging more in the future I promise. Til then everyone stay safe.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Knitting away = )

So I am still on the knitting kick as you can see. I have had all this yarn laying around and am currently taking a break from crocheting. Its just something about using 2 needles instead of a hook that I like right now. Currently I have 75 items in my shop many listings with multiples in them so in a since there is more then 75 total. I think right now I can afford to take the time and effort in getting the science down. I am working on many items one of them being a blanket. This will be my first knit blanket I have made crocheted ones in the past. I have tried racking my brain with the knitting loom as well but just can't get the purl/knit technique. I have tried to do a ripple but it comes out more like bricks if you will then anything bumpy if any of my readers know something about the loom please feel free to shoot me a message and clue me in. The twist knit that is about the only technique I currently have down on the loom. From the waist to the length of the dress of this pup is made from the knitting loom the rest of the project was crocheted.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Knitting Fever

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gone Fishing

The task : catching fish

The Fight was long and hard but we finally reeled him in.

(please note you can not actually release the fish back into the wild, all parts are crocheted together for a life long bond. Made with 100% acrylic yarn, due to the US laws my logo label will be applied to the bottom of the rod I use iron on labels and sew them in for added security) Thank you again for your consideration.

If you are new to my blog and love the items listed feel free to contact me via www.kaprie.etsy.com and make a custom order. All custom orders require money upfront to safe guard my time as well as the item being made. If for any reason you wish to cancel in mid process your money will be refunded minus 20% of the selling price. My blood sweat and at times tears go into every item and I think its only fair as such.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dish Clothes Knit and Crocheted

Knit Square dish cloth

Crocheted circular dish clothes

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

pirate theme for your consideration.

Here is the molds I plan to use for the soaps, wall decor, and pendant. The rest are examples of some soaps showing my color examples. I really love color tie dye is my love but am willing to use the colors you wish.

Monday, May 4, 2009

clay beads

I love mixing shades and coming up with different patterns = ). These 2 pics show the clay rolled I have to bake, sand, and then gloss still = ).

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sea Pendant

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Religious Soap Set

This is my cross and angel set. As you can see I can make them any color you wish. Great for church activities or for someone who is religious.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fruitie sun and moon soap and cat soap

PLEASE NOTE: This cat soap is made from clear glycerin soap. The cat you will recieve will be made out of Shea Butter soap and will look similar to the below.

Fruitie sun and moon soaps. Red = cucumber melon, blue = wild berry, green = green apple, and purple = grapefruit blush. These are just examples of the kind of soaps I can make.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Small Soaps

Creepy crawly or Cute and loveable?

Lately I have been feeling kind of crawly. I wanted to make something different from what I have in the past but cute all the same. As you can see the end result is a caterpillar and a snail. Now personally I have never liked bugs except for when I was a toddler I was told I loved collecting rollypollys but after putting these fellows together I think I am starting to love the bug life again. At least the clay ones = )

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

My label project SOLD

This is what I have come up with so far. I still am looking for a few more little items to add to the chains. As you can see I chose to go with polymer clay as the main focus with jewelry being the constant theme. I would have loved to have made a figure but just could not get an idea of how to incorporate the labels. The left is a bracelet approx. 8in, then there is a pair of kewl earrings I think I like these the best out of the three, and on the very top is my necklace approx. 17-18in. My home made light tent is kind of small just worked with the box I had on hand.

Label Project With Tinkers Shop

TinkersShop says:
Creativity, Promotion, and Community, all rolled into one!

Here is an amazingly talented group of individuals who have taken on a creative task. They have until May 1, to create something amazing with some vintage pharmacy labels TinkersShop has provided to them. As they make their creations we will be listing them here, so can see the results. Please go visit these shops, and watch what they can create!


Sponsored by TinkersShop.etsy.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Scrap the old shop for now

Decided to do away with the old shop for now and focus strictly on Kaprie's Creations. And I am in talks for my 4th sale = ). Also working a little coop advertising going to see how that goes. I am so excited. I get this way ever time someone new likes my items = )

A Homemade CVS pretty much. I do candles, lotions, soaps, jewelry, crocheted animals, and even clay.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

crocheted animals and Pamper Yourself

Confused yet? So been working on crocheted animals for my other shop www.kaprye.etsy.com
As you can see its empty T_T so I am restocking. Other then that on my main shop I have a new listing called Pamper Yourself.

Choose from the shop inventory your soap, candle, and lotion. Its that simple. The way I see it some people buy expensive items, others buy a tasty snack, and some like me just enjoy a nice relaxing tub, a lotion rub down ( by you or your other half ; ) ), or a candle lite dinner. Well I can't supply the dinner because well I cook but not good enough to sell but 3 out of 4 ain't bad.

Guys this is your chance to show your woman how much she means to you. The way I see it as many other females do its nice to be appreciated not just on special days but everyday. Once in a while a handful of flowers, dinner, we don't ask a lot but we sure do give it don't we girls.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Buy 1 get 1 50% off til Sunday!!!!

Take advantage of my sale going on til Sunday!! Buy any item then buy a 2nd item equal or lesser value and get 50% off !!!!! Please make sure you convo me before finishing the payment process through paypal so the invoice will show the discount and I won't have to go all the way through it just to give a refund. Just less hectic that way ya know = ).


Sorry I haven't been blogging lately still trying to figure out this sales tax deal. They have me down as paying monthly. Its like I told the lady on the phone today... the word "tax" makes my stomach turn more then ever. I have talked with other sellers and they make it out to be easy but maybe Indiana is different because they want to know my out of state sales as well. At anyrate luckly for me I technically only have 2 so far. I would love more sales but sadly I am kind of glad its only 2 for right now. At least til I get the hang of taxes then I should be set on it all. As you can tell I am still wet behind the ears to an extent. I just love making things with my hands and I love the fact you can sell over the net. I for one am not a huge people person... sure I will talk to you online but face to face its just different. I feel like I am more allowed to open up my shell and come out when online where as face to face I wouldn't dare stop someone to get them to look at something I have made. I take great pride in everything I make whether its a simple little magnet or a pendant that I have worked on for days trying to get it just right. In the end as selfishly as it may sound I craft for me. It gets my mind off of things I really have no control over and its just a great little get-away. I am sure my fellow crafters know what I mean = ). Anyway I will try to blog more often. But if you talk to me daily you know I am on Etsy or crafting so feel free to hunt me down.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Current Events

Hello everybody and welcome to my blog! As you can see I am still twinking it so please be patient I am a very detail oriented person. If this picture does not look right to me it could take hours before I am finally satisfied. As you can see from my Etsy shop I am still fairly new so please if you have any pearls of wisdom to pass on do so. I love crafting and sharing with others. So when I came across this community it just fit like a glove. Currently only selling to the United States, this is not to upset other countries if anything its because I don't have experience in international shipping proceedures as of yet. Though I am working on it and learning something new everyday. My Kaprie shop is leaning more toward items made from clay, crocheted animals, and of course jewelry. My other shop, Kaprye, is currently under construction will cater to the soap, candles, and maybe some jewelry and animals. I am an etsy addict and proud of it.