Why Did I leave Blogger?
I was caught into the hype of having a pretty site.
I wanted a place to blog and sell all in one place---an actual website/webstore.
Posting on Blogger was kind-of confusing and a bit stressful at times with blog hops and different cross promoting processes.
I miss the Zibbeters and hope I can reconnect with some of them. I had fun sharing there special handmades and artwork. Come checkout the blog some time.
I enjoyed being on Blogger while I was there. I was interacting with the Zibbet community of sellers there, and reading/following some beautiful blogs.
What's The Deal?
I have found a beautiful template to match Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry (HannahsGems) branding colors. Blogger has also switched to the secure Https, which may be best to promote HannahsGems products to help give shoppers who land on the site peace of mind.
Also, Google has made more changes, yet again, to Googles search rankings. Sites, especially those that sell products and collect personal info (for shipping purposes only) , were prompted to switch to secure https. When using Google's Chrome, different warnings may pop up when a site is not using https; which of course can scare visitors away form your site. By the way (BTW) Blogger (blogspot) is a Google product, so there you have it.
In October I contacted Weebly about their plans to switch to https, they did not have a definite/satisfactory answer. But as you can see now, Weebly has made the switch to secure https. So relax and take your time to browse this site. We are working on restoring our Weebly shopping cart so you can shop right onsite.
Questions or comments? Leave them below. This blog is still being monitored. :)
Enjoy Free US Shipping On Select Products Till The End Of December 2015
The year 2015 is coming to a close. I wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU!
Thank you for your, comments, likes, shares, and purchases. Also, I enjoyed being a customer to some of you. :)
This year has been a learning curve for Hannah’s Gemstone Jewelry, testing new marketing ideas and focusing on branding. I’ll admit that I spent too much time listening to marketing experts and trying to carry out their best tips and tricks. I spent way too much time on working on website templates and design and deciding on the best shopping cart platform.
Looking back, YOU, Customers and Followers, showed me that keeping it simple is the best way to go. As the saying goes, “if it aint broke, don’t’ fix it.”
Hannah’s Gemstone Jewelry, will continue to make jewelry gifts with care and quality while keeping it simple.
Here is hoping for more time with family and friends and easier and wiser decisions in 2016.
All the best,
How It All Began
Kay (I would share more about her at the end of this post) saw a photo I posted on my Instagram.
Kay said she had to have those earrings.
The earrings though were part of a set, you can not see it in the photo above, but the earrings match the pendant on the pearl necklace. Watch the photo below.
I checked my supplies to see if I had any left...I did...I had five of the puffy swirl heart charms left. Once I found them I replied to her comment on Instagram. You can follow our chat on Instagram @HannahsGems.
I created a special listing for the earrings for her to purchase and complete the transaction.
I later received an email from Kay saying that she would like to purchase a bracelet as well, but she wanted it in a different color. I said sure choose the bracelet you like and add it to your order.
Kay placed her order and left me a message with the order. Have you ever used or noticed a box at checkout titled something like 'note to seller' ? That box can be used to add custom requests related your order. Well, Kay wanted her bracelet in shades of green with charms to match her earrings (I thought that was a great idea). Also, I had intended to make more memory wire bracelets so I was glad for her suggestion.
The Building Of A Custom Piece Begins
I knew which beads I wanted to use but was not sure of the bead pattern for the beads. Actually, Kay was not very excited about the first design (no I won't show it). I got a bit carried away because of her use of the word bling in her message, the bracelet design which I was to work off of (the one added to her order) was more sparkly than the muted greens.
I felt that the bracelet would need more wraps than the orignal, I thought it would look better. I had two sizes of the Fire Polished Czech Glass in Green to use in the bracelet, the original had three sizes. I had to add gemstomes and I had green agate and moss agate (I used both). I was glad that she "love love" loved the beads. She did not want all the embellishments I added to the first draft. I strung and unstrung the bracelet as much as 10-20 times. I do not like using obvious patterns, but a simple design turns out to be the most attractive, thankfully each gemstone is unique in its coloring and patteren formation to add interest and uniqness to jewelry. Continue for some information on Moss agate.
About Moss Agate
Moss agate is said to be wonderful for gardners and nature lovers. It some how enhances that green thumb of theirs and helps them to connect more with the outdoors. For them and others who wear moss agate it helps relieve stress. I think it would be good for pregnant women and mothers to help them to be more intune with their motherly instincts.
Kay is the owner at A Crafty Arab, www.acraftyarab.com. I am a fan of her work. She is an artist and a volunteer art teacher who likes to work with paper creating greeting cards (and more) in arabic and farsi. She has cards for all occasions. Also, Ramadhan and Eid decor. You can find her on Instagram @acraftyarab .
Wow! Is this the longest blog post ever?
-All The Best
True Beauty Is Not All About Looks
Love can be shown in many forms and said in different ways: compassion; tolerance; respect; or kindness.
True love does not know race, creed nor color.
Love is comprehensive and multi dimensional; it can be shown to a spouse, a kin, a fellow earth dweller (cause the earth is so big that none of us can claim it). It is not confined to religion or nationality.
What is the quickest and easiest way to enhance the face or a wardrobe?
Did you say JEWELRY?
Jewelry is an adornment that has been used for centuries to enhance the natural beauty of the human being.
The wearing of jewelry can put a pep in ones step and boost ones confidence . What say you Jewelry Lover?
How about you, who loves to give jewelry to someone you know would appreciate it? Do you agree that jewelry makes everybody happy? The receiver is happy and you are happy because they are happy...and everybody is happy. :D
Jewelry is loved by both men and women. Why do men love to give their women jewelry?
Well, there is a flip side; not all jewelry lovers can enjoy wearing jewelry. I wrote about it in a precious blog post - http://hannahsgemstonejewelry.weebly.com/blog/tip-tuesday-sensitive-to-metals-you-can-still-wear-my-jewelry#.VLrkyIr3bCQ.
Important Announcement for Placing Orders before December 2014
What Makes You Happy?
What do you do to recharge and invigorate your body and soul?
I like jewelry making. Why? It's possibly because it's the only art and craft I'm good at and can excel in.
However, my personal vow to do something creative with my hands, had to benefit others and make them happy. I'd say jewelry does that perfectly.
All the best
All Items On Clearance
A crazy sale with prices as low $4.00. Get your co-worker, family and friends gifts now. Genuine Semi-precious gemstone stick pins, scarf pin, bracelets, necklaces, and lanyards are all ready to ship.
Quick and Easy Homemade Snacks for The Work At Home Mom and Women on The Go
As a homemaker, wife and mom and working to build a jewelry brand in an already competitive market-I often need several energy boosts in a day. I get the munchies often so it's better that I eat healthy.
I like baking and collecting recipes. I have a Food board on Pinterest where you'll find out how to make these flourless peanut butter cookies. I made some moderations, as I always do. I left out the egg and chocolate chips. As you can see I made mine bite size. They were soft and not crumbly. Of you like some crunch in your cookies? The crunch came from the oats.
Come back and share your thoughts after you have given it a try or let me know if you are willing to try it.
Thanks for reading.
All the best to you
https://hannahsgems.zibbet.com (Zibbeters were given new websites that look great on mobile. I happen to be a Zibbeter, what do you think?).
Happy Wedding Anniversary
I am so happy for Sera and her husband celebrating their 2nd wedding anniversary.
I think Sera is a sweet and classy lady. I am thankful that her mom recommended me to make her Bridesmaid Gifts.
They chose Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry (HannahsGems) again for a wedding Anklet- The Light Purple Amethyst Anklet .
Here is what Sera had to say:
"Hannah's Gems fulfilled exactly what I was looking for when I asked her to make my bridesmaid's gifts. She made gorgeous memory wire bracelets that my ladies found both beautiful and sturdy. I couldn't be happier with my experience and loved that she sent each of the bracelets in their own little box. I will definitely keep Hannah's Gems in mind when I need more gifts! Thank you!"
"Each bride wants that little something that sets them apart from every other bride. I was no different when I was planning my wedding. My husband and I didn't have the traditional wedding dance and garter toss, but I still wanted something feminine and special to replace the garter. Hannah's Gems provided me with the PERFECT option! I had a BEAUTIFUL purple pearl wedding anklet. It is special and something that I get to enjoy forever and can give to MY daughter if she chooses to wear on her wedding day. Thank you, Hannah's Gems for helping make my wedding day extra special and beautiful."
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