May will be the final newsletter. It’s not for any bad reason, it just hit me while compiling it this month, that I should consider doing something new as far as promotion goes. That and, for several reasons covered in the newsletter, it’s becoming more & more difficult for me to offer a monthly giveaway. The cost of postage alone has risen significantly over the 4 years I have compiled the newsletter.
bb3 is not going away anytime soon and I certainly still have many ideas left to create out of this noggin of mine. I will still be offering giveaways and promotions on social media – I just can’t commit to it every month. I can use these funds for other ads & promotions to help me grow. Sometimes we just need a reason to give ourselves a kick in the butt. The newsletter has become my comfortable go to – and growth happens not out of comfort.
There are many ways to keep in touch and up to date with what I am working on, this blog being one of them. All the ways are listed in May’s newsletter.
I thought I would share my intro to this month’s newsletter here, as I have gotten some response from subscribers that they appreciated my words:
It’s hard to find balance when you are a sensitive soul. I spend a lot of my existence with varying extremes of either apathy – why bother, to intense anxiety/emotion with a whole lot of self-doubt mixed in. The most smallest or seemingly mundane thing can set it off and it is the main reason why art/crafting/creating has become a very important element in my day to day life. This will sound dramatic to some, but it is as important as the air I breathe: it sustains me and keeps me alive. It puts me in a calm, meditative state. It aids me in working out my most intense of feelings – both negative and positive and clears my mind so that I can be clear and effective.
Although this is a constant state for me I mention it now as I think this is a relatable feeling for many here (especially) in North America as of late. As important as it is to stay informed & be proactive for our future we must also not lose track of what we enjoy, who we love and our purpose on this planet.
So if you are feeling drained, hopeless, uninspired, defeated or simply going through the motions, we will fight through those feelings together. Thank you for taking this journey with me.
This month’s giveaway is for your choice of a pair of lemon quartz sterling silver earrings or a sterling silver Celtic knot necklace. The necklace features a tiny emerald gemstone – yes, real emerald. It’s a sweet necklace – I’m finding my jewelry is becoming quainter and more dainty the older I get. Plus, this size precious gemstone keeps everything in the proper price point for those that admire my work.
Also of mention, I am starting to destash my massive stash of jewelry making and crafting supplies. It’s time to find homes for things I’ve been hanging on to for a rainy day. I just don’t have the time to design like I used to. So check them out in my Etsy shop and please give them a new home. Much more to come in the coming weeks…supplies are not my fave thing to list…zzzzzzz…..
Last but not least I haven’t forgotten about this blog, I have just been really lacking in inspiration as of late. I am going to force myself to get back into the game and not just go through the motions as I have been doing these past several weeks. Fingers crossed!
In this month’s newsletter, I am giving away a pair of these handmade freshwater pearl earrings. Really cute and would make a great gift. I have them in the clearance section now, only because I won’t be carrying the metal anymore.
The August Newsletter and Giveaway is available. This month I have several new gold-filled necklaces & yarn: I call this series my confetti yarns. The giveaway is for your choice of one of six personalized necklaces.
In the bb3.ca May 2016 newsletter, I recap the month’s new products including 2 new gold-filled necklaces and of course the most popular part: the giveaway! Since my house seems to be full of ladybugs this time of year, it’s for your choice of a sterling silver or gold-filled personalized ladybug necklace. 🙂
The cover picture this month is what fingers look like after polishing metal. I bench polish all sterling silver disks so that they have a bright finish. It also removes surface scratches. I am just starting to make the gold-filled versions of the jewelry and was really excited to try polishing the gold disks last month. It really helped buff out the edge of the disk where it has been punched out of sheet.
I’m still (re)introducing sterling silver products this month with a sneak peek of the gold-filled. The piece I was most anxious to make this month is the revamped “Wings” that bears my mother’s initials. I am happy to say that I am really satisfied with the end result. Other than that, I am (desperately?) trying to wrap up the jewelry prototypes so that I can get back to playing with fleece in my “spare” time. 😉 Read More…
This month the giveaway is for a 14kt gold-filled initial necklace with culinary grade pewter butterfly. If you have never tried gold-filled now is your chance. To enter fill out the form (link in newsletter below) before April 30th, 2016 11:59EDT. I’ll randomly draw for a winner after that. Open to all newsletter subscribers (subscribe at: bb3.ca/newsletter).
It’s March and I’m pretty excited, as it was a productive February & spring is just around the corner. I’m happy to present to you more revamped goodies. I’ve been watching spinning videos again just to get back in the game: I’ve been so focused on the sterling silver jewelry that I inadvertently took a spinning hiatus. This is surprising since I tend to spin every single day. The goal is to have skeins of yarn up for sale again over the next few months. I want to go through what I have, and rewash/set them just to get a good feel for what I think is worth selling (and what I can let go of… ;)).
New items means lots of choice for this month’s giveaway. Read More…
This month’s newsletter is jam packed with new products, and the giveaway is for a sterling silver necklace. Read all about it here.
I think the most exciting news is the revamp of products in sterling silver as well as 14kt gold-filled…and yarn…coming soon. I have so much to do but I am really excited to do it. If you are a subscriber and have entered the giveaway, good luck! And if you are not yet but would like to enter, register here first. Entries will be taken until Feb 29th, 2016 and all non-newsletter subscribers will be disqualified.
Read the January 2016 Newsletter to find out the winner of the sterling silver necklace from last month. As well as what’s new, I’m launching a monthly gift with purchase and blog reader’s discount. Read all about it above. I wish you all a creative 2016 and thanks for your continued support!
The December 2015 Newsletter is available, albeit late! That’s December/year end for you. Find out who won the sterling silver earrings last month. This month I’m giving away one of 2 engraved sterling silver necklaces: lotus or butterfly.
The October 2015 Newsletter & Giveaway is available. This month is a giveaway for an item from the spiders or skulls section of the website. Giveaway open until October 31st, 2015. Also read about new products, and new shipping policy. Thanks for your continued support!
The August 2015 newsletter was sent to inboxes last night, if you missed it you can read it here. This month I am giving away an International Breastfeeding Symbol necklace in honor of World Breastfeeding Week, or an item of your choice from the advocacy/awareness section. Check it out before the end of the month so you don’t miss the opportunity to win.
The May 2015 monthly newsletter was unleashed earlier this week with the 3 winners from last month’s giveaway announced, new products, my latest blog challenge and of course, this month’s giveaway – for an “apple of my eye” necklace! Click here to read.
Don’t forget to sign up in order to enter the giveaways.
The April 2015 newsletter from bb3.ca is hot off the press. April is my birthday month so we are doing an extra special giveaway with 3 chances to win. The draw is always open to newsletter subscribers so make sure you sign up before you enter. 🙂
March 2015 Newsletter and Giveaway has been sent – you can read it above by clicking on the image as well as find out how to enter the giveaway (open to newsletter subscribers only – but you can unsubscribe at any time).
The February 2015 newsletter was released to inboxes last night. You can click the above image to read whats new, see who won last month’s giveaway and of course, see what is for up for grabs this month.
Happy new year! January 2015 newsletter is unleashed. You can read it by clicking the above image. So cool to be sending a necklace to Romania – the winner of last month’s giveaway! This month I am giving away a pair of sterling silver gemstone leverback earrings. You have to be subscribed to enter. Details in the newsletter.