Sunday, February 12, 2012

Artfire Studio Announcement

I'm revamping my whole Artfire Studio!  Muy Chic on Artfire will be Under Construction during this time and will be closed for the reminder of the month of February..   Coming soon a New Look, New Designs and New Low Prices! 

The New Year is bringing new changes, be sure to check back to see what's new at Muy Chic..

FREE Earring Giveaway!

I'm starting off the New Year with something new happening at MUY CHIC on Facebook, It's a Monthly FREE Giveaway!!  Every month I will be giving away a pair of Free Earrings to one of my Lucky Fans on Facebook.  If you're not yet a fan of Muy Chic but would like to enter our Free Giveaway, it's quick and easy.  You can enter via the Giveaway Tab on my Muy Chic Facebook Page  or click on the link below..

The FREE Earring Giveaway this month is... A beautiful pair of Light, Silver Tone, Faceted Amethyst Glass Earrings.

The perks for being a Fan of  Muy Chic on Facebook are, fun FREE Giveaways every month and FREE Prizes for being the first to answer a question about Muy Chic.  You'll be the first to know of upcoming Sales,  you'll receive Special Discounts off your purchases, you'll hear it first on Facebook when new items are listed in my shops and you'll know when and where Muy Chic is attending local craft show.  It's a great way to stay connected and fun too!

Click on link to enter are February FREE Giveaway

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Creative Space/ Studio

Take a look inside my Jewelry Studio, It's my dinning room.. Yup! I claimed it since our family doesn't use it, we use the kitchen table to eat meals..  My work table is very roomy and gives me ample space to have everything I need within my reach.. My husband custom made my table for me to fit my needs.  It has eight large open shelve underneath that I use to store my beads and metals...

I also use this space to take pictures of my jewelry designs.. For my jewelry photography I bought a jewelry photo kit, a very simple photographic lighting system which provides an ideal set-up using an EZcube Light Box..  I'm always trying to improve my pictures with props and backgrounds, I always find some tweaking to be done.

In case your wondering what type of camera I use for my photographs, I use a Canon, Digital Rebel XTi EOS with a Macro Lens +1,  58mm..

Metalworking is a technique I have been familiarizing myself with..  Soldering, forming metals and letter stamping are just stepping stones to creating a wide variety of designs..  Here's a look at some tools that I work with..

Meet my baby girl Bella.  When I'm working in my studio Bella can always be found laying in her bed right by my side..  Life is Precious <3

 I hope you enjoy the pics. :) 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Getting ready for the Holidays is always a bit stressful in my house, right before Thanksgiving..  This year, I'm going to take it easy and enjoy the Holidays!!  Thanksgiving is going to be a small gathering at my sister's house.  Lots of food, games, movies and laughter.. Children big and small write their Santa Christmas Lists, on Black Friday we go shopping at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and Game Stop.  The Adults are a different story, no toys for us!  I like to give a special gift that is Unique and Timeless, I shop Handmade Items Online.  There are no crowds to plow through, no long lines for checkout, I don't have to get dolled up because you never know who you'll run into, no shop lifters to worry about and no parking rage to deal with...  My coffee in hand and credit card in another, I shop from the comfort of my home, in my pajamas.  I make sure to shop on secure sites ONLY..  There are so many lovely things out there you can give as small gifts as well as big gifts.. I love Jewelry, Scarfs, Shawls, Beanies, Soaps, Candles etc..  I will post some of  great finds later in the month..

Make this a Handmade Holiday..  To get you started on your Holiday Shopping, I will be having a 20% Sale On Everything in my Artfire shop.  Sale starts at Midnight on Wednesday, November 23, and ends at Midnight on Sunday, November 27, Pacific Standard Time..  Don't forget to be a Fan of  Muy Chic on Facebook, you'll be the first to see items just listed in my shop and hear of my shop Sale/Promotions before everyone else.. 
Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Modern Day Woman, Everyday Glam

I like it when I'm in a jewelry craft store and see something and know exactly what I would like to make with it.  That's what happen when I made this necklace and these earring.  I just listed the necklace and earrings in my Artfire Shop.  They look great as a set and worn separately.  I have a few items that I will be taking pictures of and then will be listed in my shop.  Stop by often to see what's new..  

Black Round Oval Link Chain with Crystals
w/ Round Link Crystal Earrings

Saturday, August 20, 2011

MUY CHIC in "Awesome Autum Great Finds"

I woke up to find my Agate Brass Bracelet in the "Awesome Autumn Great Finds".  Great Handmade Finds by Made for Me by Oaklie!  I would love your vote! but honestly, you should vote for your favorite find! Congrats! to everyone in the "Awesome Autumn Great Finds" we're all Winners!!  Voting is being held for one week, starts TODAY!  You can vote everyday only One Time, go to  Great Finds by Made for Me by Oaklie

Thank you Ann, for the honor of being in this amazing selection of talent "Awesome Autumn Great Finds".. Ann Hopfer is also an amazing artisan.  Shop Beautiful Handmade Fashion Scarves and Accessories by Ann Hopfer at Made for Me by Oaklie on Etsy.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Touched by Kindness

I was touched by the kindness of a stranger.  On occasion my husband would speak to a his co-worker Melissa of my love for creating and designing jewelry and for no reason except for the kindness of her heart Melissa made this gift for me, a beautiful jewelry display holder.  I've never had the pleasure of meeting Melissa because at the time they were closing their store location and relocating or laying off employees.  I often think of Melissa and how her kindness touched my heart.. I wish her the very best in her life's journey.

 "Be the change you want to see in the world." -- Mohandas Gandhi.