Thursday, February 18, 2010

Work in Progress - Jewelry By Mignon

This is first draft, so to speak, of a cherry pendant request using lovely smooth round red glass with green Czech glass leaves. The metal is sterling silver with oxidizing. The stems are Japanese metalic glass beads.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

After the Sale - Jewelry By Mignon

Do you smoke? Do you smoke in the same house as where you store supplies you sell or store the supplies you use to make your art piece? Can you smell the smoke on the items you are shipping? Not likely if you are the one doing the smoking. Is it ethical to sell your product, whether supplies or artisan piece, and not disclose to the buyer that the item is stored and worked with in a smoking environment?

What's the harm, right.

Well, to the average person, there probably isn't any 'harm', they may not buy from you again if the smell repulses them, but probably not any harm. However, what about the asthmatic person who just so happens to be allergic to the mere smell of cigarette smoke? That person can have an asthma attack due to your lack of ethics in disclosing the smoke-filled environment. What's an asthma attack? It's just a little wheezing breathing thing where the person just takes a couple puffs of their inhaler and are right as rain, right. Seriously, what's the harm.

Asthma can kill. It is literally the equivalence of drowning because even though the air is right there, you cannot breath because your lung muscles have swollen shut due to the attack.

So, if you sell, create, produce anything in smoke-filled environment, please disclose this to the buyer on your shop's front page. The actual bubblewrap mailer from which supplies I ordered came in had the strongest smell of smoke. One would have thought it was the equivalence of having been in a closet with the smoker while they were smoking. I literally couldn't get the product out of the mailer quick enough and then had to fling the mailer, tissue, and mini ziplock bags across the room to pick up later as an attack was coming on.

And, while I'm on the soap box of many cigarette smokers not having a clue of the potential harm and dangerous risk they cause, and understand that I realize that most smokers 'do not realize'...... they risk the lives of asthmatics when they light up just outside the exit of a building or lighting up for that last puff while standing in line at the movie theater - I mean really people, your rights versus another's life. Seriously. Step FAR away from the building, step FAR away from the exit and DOWN-WIND, and disclose the smoking environment of your product to your buyer.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Jewelry By Mignon is in a BNR Treasury ;)

Jewelry By Mignon is in a treasury.
Want in??
Buy from any shop on the treasury and you take their place on the treasury. It does not have to be the item from the shop that's in the treasury. It simply has to be an item from a shop on the treasury. :)

Wicked is Having a Giveaway :)

Do go see Wicked's lovely soap shop with much more than just handmade artisan created soaps.

and the darling host of this giveaway is

Auntie Dis is also on Etsy with lovely SOY candles and charming earrings.