Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cyber Week Sale!

So, here's my offer for the rest of the week!  You can get 20% off your entire purchase (no minimum order).  No matter what it is, just enter the code:  CYBERWEEK at checkout.  Don't miss out - this coupon is only good through Saturday, December 7, 2013!

Why use this?  Because how else can you get personalized, hand-crafted, artisan jewelry with a hand-stamped monogram tag and/or hand knits straight from the designer sent directly to your doorstep - and at a discount?!  (OR, If you're a crafty person yourself, you might enjoy my pattern section.)  Better yet, you don't have to brave the crazy shopping crowds!!!!

I create everything in my shop myself, and I am very dedicated to creating quality pieces that will be enjoyed for years to come.  So I hope you have a chance to stop by and take a look!

I hope you have fun!!! 



Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday or Cyber Week!!!!!?????!!!!!!

Cyber Monday Sale!!!!!  Everything in my shop is on sale!  Just enter the code:  CYBERMONDAY at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase of hand-crafted goodies - jewelry, beading patterns, hand-knits, and hand-stamped tags!  (The discount applies to purchases totaling $5.00 or more) 

This discount is only good today.  But there will be another one tomorrow - good only through the end of the week.  Stay tuned for that offer!

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

More Beadwoven Goodies!

Has it been three months since I last posted?  Really?!!!!  Wow, well there's a lot to catch up on!

Here's a few of my new creations:





The bracelet above was inspired by the new two-hole twin beads (the ones in turquoise and gold/coppery tones).  I had to see what I could do with them.  So after a little playing around, this bracelet emerged!  The main part is all beadwoven.  The toggle was a portion of a viking knit necklace I had made, and I hammered and wire wrapped the circular part to compliment the beadwoven section of the bracelet.  (I can't help but think that it looks like a fun little ferris wheel!  :-D)  I finished it up with my own hand-stamped tag with my logo.  But if you'd like to personalize it with your own tag, you can - for yourself or as a gift!  This asymmetrical, rustic, bracelet is great for every-day wear or even something a touch more fancy!



These fun earrings, I like to call my Galaxy Earrings, have been entered into Etsy Beadweaver's Challenge for December.  So if you'd like to look at all the entries, go to this link between December 9 - 15, 2013:  http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/.  I'm sure you're going to see lot's of beaded beauties!  These earrings feature a focal bead made of ceramic.  I loved the swirling colors of the beads - and that's where the name from - it's like a swirling galaxy.  I suspended them from a copper chain and and my own hand formed and hammered ear wires.  The fun part was the beaded fringe that radiates from the bottom in shimmering blues!  So much fun!  These would be great with jeans!!!



This Celtic Princess necklace was inspired by the tiny, organic looking cube beads, and two holed lentil beads I had just gotten.  Then I also saw a movie where the actress was wearing a very striking necklace that had this basic shape.  So I created the viking knit cord and attached it to the beaded portion with includes a large Swarovski Crystal!   The golden hued, mottled texture of the beads reminds me of a mosaic, and exudes old-world charm!  This one-of-a-kind necklace can be personalized with your monogram too!  Just check out the listing in my shop (link above)!     And that brings me to number four.
4.  The necklace just had to have earrings!  So I created a similar shape with the beads, added a small crystal, and 14-karat gold-plated chain and french hooks to create these matching earrings!  

It's been fun creating these pieces!  I hope you find some inspiration here as well!  Also, don't forget to follow me on my facebook page (www.facebook.com/TerahsClassicCreationsStudio) to keep up with SALES and to get up-to-the-moment insider information!  Yes, there may just be a sale going right now!  :-)
Have fun!!!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Celebrate the New!

Woohoo!!!!!! I just realized I reached my first 100 sales in my little etsy shop (TerahClassyCreations.etsy.com)!!!! I'm so happy - I thought it would take longer to get here! So I'm celebrating with a sale. Enter 100SALES at checkout for 10% off your entire purchase.  That discount even counts towards already discounted items in my new SALE section. This sale is good through the end of September 2013!

Ironic too, that the 100 sales also coincides with my 10 year wedding anniversary, so 10% off is an apt amount!  Almost everything I make is one of a kind or limited edition.  So if you see something you love, so get it before it's gone!

I'd like to take a moment to give you a peek at a few of the newbies to my shop.  It's an eclectic mix, but at the same time a really good representation of the variety of different types of things you can find there.

This first one was a lot of fun with wire & freshwater pearls!  It includes viking knit and wire weaving techniques!  It's my first all wire-work necklace available for sale!
The following shows a couple of different tags now available for personalization + with even more font options to work with than before!  If you want to see all of them, visit:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TerahClassyCreations?ref=si_shop

These are tiny, rustic looking tags that add a little vintage flair!
The above tags are a very light-weight metal that has a shiny black finish - I like to call them my onyx tags.

The copper tag above is much larger than the others and would look great just on a plain copper chain - have it personalized with your own initials or a friend's initials for a great gift!

These square, brass tags have an aged look, but at the same time have been buffed to a shiny finish!  Did I mention you can add any of these tags to almost any of my jewelry designs for great personalized gifts?

 (The tags in the picture just above are genuine sterling silver - for extra special gifts.)

This set was a lot of fun to make.  A friend of mine presented me with a vintage piece of jewelry that was just begging for new life!  So I beaded this asymmetrical leaf necklace dotted with a golden colored fresh-water pearl.  The matching earrings include 14 karat gold plated chain and french hooks!

This is my absolute latest item!  Just in time for the weather change!  I  knit this by hand in a thick and thin yarn that is a billowy, super-soft cotton.  So it is comfortable, but won't be too hot for pre-winter wear.  It is an infinity scarf - so it is a continuous loop that you can wear long like a huge knit necklace or double it for a striking cowl.  I love these colors, and just had to intertwine them in  a center cable for more fun!  The thick & thin yarn also adds to its character because you an see the small changes in texture.

Don't forget, enter the code 100SALES at checkout to receive 10% off your entire purchase!  (Only good through September 30, 2013)

Have fun!



Friday, June 14, 2013


Summer's definitely a time for fun - and for little treats!  So I'm just popping in to let you know its time to treat yourself to 20% off your total purchase of $10.00 or more at TerahClassyCreations.etsy.com.  It's so easy!!!  Just enter the code:  SUMMERSALE at check-out!

Coupon valid through June 30, 2013.   Here's some of what you can find in my shop:

Wirework Jewelry

My Buckle Collection
Unique Knitted Accessories

Hand Stamped Tags to Personalize Jewelry or Party Favors 

Unique Beadwoven Purses & Jewelry
Beading Patterns & Tutorials Not Found Anywhere Else!

Have fun!!  :-D


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pattern Mania!!!!!!!

I have a treat for all you avid beadweavers out there!  I'm super excited about the newest pattern I've created!!!  It actually started as a day-trip my husband and I took a while ago.  I snapped a quick picture of some especially pretty flowers and thought that somehow they would be the inspiration for something beaded.  (At the time I really was thinking along the lines of jewelry - who knows, that still just might happen - I'll keep you posted!)

Here is the link to my post that actually refers to that day trip:  http://terahsclassiccreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/inspiration-journey.html

But now I have this pattern available - the finished measurement of this picture will be approximately 7.70 inches by 9.60 inches!!!!  I think it would make a great beaded tapestry or even a wall-mounted picture! 

Just creating this pattern has gotten my juices flowing!  The pattern is so rich in color that it uses 42 different bead colors!

I know some of you out there think that I'm crazy for thinking that this would be fun to do, but I just can't help myself!!!  Sometimes the possible is far more interesting that what actually already exists - and the more detailed the better!  So if you're with me on this, and love the process of creating art with beads, try it out!

I have more patterns available in my shop too, so if you've created something from one of my patterns and would like to share a snapshot of it - I'd be glad to see it!  Just post it on my fanpage:  Facebook.com/TerahsClassicCreationsStudio!


(And here's some earrings I just added to my shop too!)

Until next time, have fun!!!!!!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Artisans In The Courtyard!!!!

It is less than 12 hours before Artisans In The Courtyard is open for business!  One day only!  May 11, 2013, 11 am - 7 p.m. (PST) local artists will be showing their work.  So if you love original art, handcrafted jewelry, home decor, bags, gifts, and more - stop by!  It's going to be up to 12 vendors in a homey, boutique-like setting. 

It's going to be fun with drawings for goody bags throughout the day, and bags will be given to the first 20 who walk through the door.  Don't miss out!  I've seen the goody bag contents, and they're great!  I'm really excited to be participating in this event.

So if you're interested, here are the links to more information:  https://www.facebook.com/artisansinthecourtyard#!/events/141425226028291/?fref=ts


Hope to see you there!!!!!!



Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Viking Knit Journey

This project utilizes viking knit - an ancient technique used by the vikings, according to some sources as early as the 8th or 9th century.  Some people also call it Trichonopoly.  This technique is still used by modern artisans to make men's and women's adornments.

A customer of mine recently requested a special piece - one in a thicker gauge - fit for a man. In stainless steel too! With a challenge like that I just couldn't resist! So I documented a little along the way. Here is my journey. . . .

I start by creating a three-loop "cast-on".  Then wrapping
the wire with the aid of  a mandrel.  In this case I like to use
 a 10 mm size.  I also prefer a plastic mandrel - it seems to be easier to
work with.

Here you can see that I'm using the double viking knit technique.
I loop the wire behind the second loop above the row I am
working on. 


This is really where the magic happens!!!  These are called draw plates.
They have varying sized holes through which the knitting is pulled (Of course
after it has been taken off the mandrel. ;-D)  This evens the stitches, elongates
the woven rope and decreases the circumference.  This is the step that makes
it into what most of us recognize as the intriguing, beautiful, historical - Viking Knit!!!!
(In the case of this necklace, because of the large gauge of the wire, I had to enlist my husband's
manpower to help me draw the rope through the holes.  It's kind of a fun tug-of-war!!!  :-D)

This is something I've started doing for my own reference. I take notes of the starting size and materials, and the corresponding results after using the draw plates. Why? Because each "knitter" can come up with their own results depending on the tension they use when pulling the wire. Also, I can duplicate my results if I desire to make the same necklace again. Ironically, after making this note, I found I had to decrease the size of the viking knit by pulling it through the draw plate one more time, which changed the diameter & length - but only very slightly. I was happy that it needed to go through one more time. I believe the more compressed the knitted rope becomes, the more beautiful it becomes!
I trimmed the ends to the desired length and affixed the end-caps
that included the ring, and voila!!!!  A necklace fit for a Viking!!!!
 The end-caps are stunning and really add the wow-factor!  I hope it's new owner loves it!!!  I know I had a great time creating it!!!

Thanks for following me on this Viking Knit journey!!

As always, have fun!!!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Vice or Virtue?

Lately I've been sucked into the vortex of the wide and wonderful world of internet shopping!  I must admit I never thought of myself as much of a shopper.  When I was young my Mom would take me shopping, and what I mostly remember is marathon days and tired feet at the end of it.  During which time I would have to try of tons of clothes, most of which never fit right.   Then, there was the peculiar smell the hangers would leave on your hands.  Suffice it to say, I thought I was the odd-ball girl - the one who didn't like shopping.

Then I discovered beads, books (anything I didn't have to try on), things that let me take a mental vacation, a place to go to create!!!!  Okay, so I learned I liked craft shopping!  That brings me to today.  Now that I have an on-line shoppe (TerahClassyCreations.etsy.com), I find I spend more time on the computer than I used to.  NOW I can shop without the wierd smell of hangers on my hands, without the tired feet at the end of the day.  I can just browse the endless virtual aisles of EYE-CANDY everywhere!!!!!  Wooohoooo!

So my question is, is this a good thing or not? 

Pro:  1.  I have bought many supplies lately that will hopefully (soon) become many beautiful creations!

Con:  1.  I have bought many supplies, that haven't yet become finished creations.

Pro:  2.  I can shop from the comfort of my home, and have direct contact with the shop owners (if I'm shopping on Etsy), without the wierd feeling you sometimes get when your in a small shop in person.  You know, when you feel like you HAVE to buy something because the owner has been watching you the whole time. 

Con:  2.  I feel so much more free to browse a LONG time!  So I find MORE stuff to buy!!!

Pro:  3.  It's fun!

Con:  3.  It's fun!  (Yeah, I know it's the same answer.  But the con is that it can be addictive.)

Pro:  4.  When you run to the mailbox, it's like your about to open a gift from yourself (that you KNOW you will love)!

Con:  4.  I can't think of a bad side to this!

I guess I'm just saying I love shopping online much more than I ever thought I would!  But I guess, as with anything, balance is the key!  I will be posting the things I've made from these newly bought supplies, which I hope everyone will love - I've found some really exciting things out there lately that I hope to combine in unique ways to making truly unique and stunning jewelry! Soon I'll be posting more before/afters of what I've made (like these).

I'd love to hear your thought on on-line shopping - vice or virtue?

Until next time,

Have fun!!!

TerahClassyCreations.etsy.com, a.k.a.,

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 2013 Etsy Beadweaver's Challenge

Well here it is.  It's time to look at all the beautiful beadwork entered for this month's challenge!  There are so many talented artists on this team and I want to share their work.  Here's a picture of all the entries:

(Mine is number five this time.  To hear the story about the inspiration behind it, visit my previous post, http://terahsclassiccreations.blogspot.com/2012/12/its-funny-how-things-develop.html.)

To see an even better picture of all the entries, visit: http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/2013/01/voting-for-january-rising-star-challenge.html?m=0.  You can even vote for your favorite between the 9th and 15th of January!!!

What I love about it, is if you click on the picture once you get to the EtsyBeadweaver's Blog site, it will conntect you to each piece's listings.  That way you can see more pictures of the piece!  If you love beadwoven art, this will be a favorite spot for you!

Have fun!

TerahClassyCreations.etsy.com, a.k.a.,

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