Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Has It Been That Long

When I traveled to Ireland with friends, several years ago now, I went looking through shops trying to find medallions or medals that I could convert to jewelry designs, as an inspiration. I wasn't able to find any, except in one shop window I peeked through but the shop was not open at the time and I couldn't ever get into it.

With the Memorial Day holiday in the US coming up, I guess I'm thinking again about medallions and medals, so I made this piece to resemble an antique emblem that might have passed down through the generations.

There's a sailing ship in the center, with the crown on top and thistles on the sides and bottom. I can't read all the latin inscription, but I am thinking it's something inspirational.

I think it's time for a celebration with a giveaway, I'll think of what I can come up with. What are we celebrating?

50,000 hits on the blog was reached yesterday.

That's amazing to me.

I found out the blog is ranked #9 on a Jewelry Wiki site.

And the Etsy shop is teetering on the edge of 1000 sales in the one shop, and 900 sales in the other shop. When I add that together, it's almost scary to know I've created that many items, much less that someone is enjoying them and creating with them.

So keep an eye peeled later in the week for a giveaway - as a thank you! and celebration.

None of it would have been possible without YOU!


mairedodd said...

those are absolutely, positively staggering numbers - and reflective of the amount of time and work you dedicate to your art... congratulations!

Rebecca Wilson said...

Lynn, Your work speaks volumes...that is why you have those type of numbers! When you have amazing artists like Deryn Mentock using your pieces in their work, it's no wonder people seek you out. Keep creating and blessing us with your artistry.

Rebecca (a newbie to the jewelry design world)

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thank you friends. It does help me stay motivated to know that you are out there, following along and being a part of it, even if you don't post a comment or send me an email. It keeps me going, it means a LOT!

SummersStudio said...

Wow, huge mile stones! Congratulations.

TesoriTrovati said...

Your numbers don't astound me at all. You make beauty with your art. Some day I hope I can celebrate numbers like that.
Enjoy the day!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I started this adventure with the idea of sticking to it even if I was working by myself - but it's much better with all of you along with me, for certain... more fun, more happiness and more creative sharing.

Alice said...

I'm not surprised that you reached these milestones. Your work is amazing, fresh, and heirloom quality.


LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Why, Alice, that's so kind of you - all of you are so nice and say such lovely things, thank you very much!

Riki Schumacher said...

Way to go Lynn. I'm not surprised, your work is amazing. Congratulations on these amazing milestones, going to someone who is talented, and works sooooo hard. Way to go. Hugs, Riki

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Riki, I appreciate all you do for me, and such kind words on top of it. You are ALL so talented, to have you as my blog-buddies is a huge bonus I didn't expect but really value - it's the ultimate!