Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Coupon Code

Use Coupon Code VALENTINES to get 10% off your purchase at The Silver Dog Jewelry

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Loads of new Spring Jewelry Coming!

I will be posting loads and loads of new Spring Jewelry today and this week to the website. Please check back for an updated post with some new pieces.

Thank you! Erin

Monday, March 29, 2010

Necklace Giveaway on BOHO MARKET

I am doing another giveaway this week for a rose necklace. This week you can enter to win a Sunset Rose necklace at BOHO MARKET

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Picks

Spring Picks! Here are some selections from my shop that are perfect for warmer weather. Check out more items at The Silver Dog Jewelry

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Be sure to stop by In Honor of Design's Blog, We are doing a giveaway with one of my Orchid Pink and Czech Black Glass Necklaces :)
Click Here

Monday, March 22, 2010

My Most Recent Etsy Purchases

It's been a while since I've bought some goodies at Etsy. I decided to treat myself to a few things including this beautiful bracelet from The Peach Tree . This lovely mother of pearl bracelet arrived lightning fast and was packaged lovely with a few little extra goodies. The quality and craftsmanship are outstanding!

My next purchase was from Farmlass . The name of little deer is Clare and she's just precious! I have a collection of little deer and Clare needed a home with me. I have also been using her in props for some of my photos which you can see here:

Finally my last purchase was from Spa Therapy Works . Jussara has had her shop closed for a while for maternity leave so I was very excited to see it back open again. I placed an order for lots of goodies and especially loved this Luxury Caribbean Love Olive Oil Soap Enriched with Shea Butter. This soap has little fine grains that make it a great exfoliater too!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bracelet Parade

Lots of new bracelets have been added to the shop in colors that have been inspired by spring and summer! See them here

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Voting Open for 20 More Hours

I would greatly appreciate a vote for my multi layer chain necklace in Etsy Voter if you have time!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Would Love Your Vote in Etsy Voter

I am very excited to be in Etsy Voter this weekend. Would be honored if you would vote for my multi-layered necklace that is featured

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

International Shipping Announcement

International Shipping Rate Update

Important announcement for international shipping rates! I have finally figured out a way to ship internationally by first class without having to stand in line at the post office. It's nearly impossible for me to get to the post office Monday-Friday with my work schedule. Please see my shop, all listings have been updated:

Canada is now a flat rate of $3.00 + 75 cents per extra item
Everywhere else is now a flat rate of $4.00 + 75 cents per extra item

For expedited shipping I still offer Priority International mail too, just convo me to adjust a listing.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Teal, Brown and Ivory

Some pretty selections in teals, browns and ivory. These hair pins would look lovely with the two necklaces below. These colors are pretty for any season.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Elegant Items for that Little Black Dress

I have some new items listed in the shop that would look great with that little black dress. Most of my designs are full of color, but these new listings will look great with just about anything.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Items 1/11/10

New items for the new year! With thoughts of warmer weather here are some new creations. I will posting lots of new stuff this week through the end of the month so please check the shop often. I enjoyed some time off during Christmas and the New Year, but am back with the swing of things!

Monday, December 28, 2009

1000 Sales!

I was hoping to hit 1000 sales before the end of the year and I have made it. I want to thank all of my great customers who helped me make it there. It was an extremely busy holiday season with Etsy and the Holiday Market.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Front Page Parade

I have been very lucky to be on the front page a few times in the past two months! Here are some screen shots!

This first one was currated by Alessiachic and made the front page on September 30th
This lovely treasury by InnovationDesign made the front page on November 12th

This treasury by jessjamesjake made the front page on October 17th
And finally this treasury by Thepeachtree made the front page on November 10th!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

It's been such a long time since I've posted. I am currently getting ready for the Holiday Market that the Junior League of Columbia, SC puts on in December. My head has been spinning going through all the details that must be attended to before the show. The dates are December 3rd - December 6th, 4 days and this is a huge show held at the fairgrounds (Cantey Building). It's the largest I've done hands down. I've been making jewelry for the show since this summer and the date is fast approaching. It's only a month away!

I'll have a lot of special pieces just for the Junior League Show and what is left over from the special merchandise will be put on my Etsy website in early December.

To purchase tickets for the show please follow this link

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Front Page on Monday Morning 9-28-09

Thank you to JustCHARMING - her pretty Fall Treasury made the front page on Monday, September 28, 2009! She was so kind as to feature my amber glass and red leaf bracelet

Friday, September 25, 2009


It's my 1st year on Etsy tomorrow and I am having an Anniversary Sale all weekend 15% off and free shipping, just enter "ANNIVERSARY" in notes to seller box.

Offer is good (Friday September 25 - Sunday September 27) 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Front Page x2 Thursday 24, 2009

WOW! I was on the front page twice this morning - it is such an honor to have an item featured in a treasury by a fellow Etsy artist, and I feel like I've won the lottery to be in two beautiful treasuries that made the front page on the same day!

This first one was currated by Amy at The Peach Tree please be sure to see her shop. She has got beautiful jewelry and the way she photographs her pieces are outstanding!

This second treasury was currated by JessJamesJake she has beautiful vintage clothing, housewares and other goodies, please take a look at her shop.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Jewelry

These are some new pieces that have been added to my shop with thoughts of the fast approaching fall season in mind!

Amber glass nuggets and Red Leaf Bracelet

Little Vintage Locket with Field Mice

Miniature Owl Locket and Enamel Leaf Necklace

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Front Page Parade

It's a Front Page Parade!
First a big thank you to The Peach Tree for including me in her latest treasury that made the front page! I was so excited and don't you think it's beautifully currated.

Thank you to Etsy for putting these treasuries that I have currated over the past 2 weeks to the front page. It's a big honor to be there.
This one was entitled "Sashimi and Wasabi"

This one was entitled "The Black Olive"

And finally this one which I think is my favorite and took me forever to put together is entitled "Inspired by Halloween". It took me a while to find the perfect violets and peaches!

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Line called "Delicates"

I have added a new line of jewelry to my collection entitled "delicates". These pieces are small and simple and will include necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Look for more of these pieces to be listed within the week. Here are a few that have already been listed and are available in my shop

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Items Added August 24, 2009

It's been a while since I posted some new items on my blog, so here are some of my latest additions to the website. New vintage hearts, silver Moroccan leaf earrings, Dahlia Pearl Necklaces and a variety of new rose necklaces in fall colors.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Back from a Mini Vacation

Feeling refreshed after a few days at the Beach! My husband and I along with some friends went to Kiawah Beach, SC for a little vacation. We had lots of fun, went to the beach and did a little outlet shopping, ate until we were stuffed and had a great time hanging out. Kiawah is really a beautiful beach and I would recommend you visit it one day if you are able. It is also the location of one of the only 5-star hotels in South Carolina, The Sanctuary. You've got to check this fancy place out, this is the link We did not stay at The Sanctuary, but stayed at my friend's beach house, it was a fun 3 days! The picture is from this site - I totally forgot to bring my camera!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Financial Tools and Resources

About 3 years ago I had a friend that emailed me with a link to an ING Direct budget worksheet. I was very grateful that he did that and thought it would be something worthwhile to share with all my blog buddies. I don't know if you are familar with ING Direct, but it's a great way to save and they have a lot of resources available on their website for free. Here is the link to their worksheets and calculators:
ING Direct Resources

Another great place for advice is Suze Orman's website. I am a big fan of hers! I always watch her show on Saturday nights on CNBC. Here is a link to her site:
Suze Orman Resources

Also, Suze Orman is very active on twitter and I would recommend you follow her, she has great advice and asks questions that really get you thinking. I had a financial question for her and tweeted to her about, she answered right away!
Suze Orman Twitter Page

I also enjoy reading Kiplinger and get their magazine every month. I have read some other financial magazines and this one is definitely my favorite. Some financial magazines are over my head, but Kiplinger is easy to understand and they always have a section on Personal Finance.
Kiplinger Magazine

Please feel free to add any of your favorite resources to this list

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Recent Etsy Purchases...

It's been a while since I purchased anything for myself from Etsy. I have done quite a bit of shopping for others, but wanted to keep something for myself this time. I started by searching for some coconut soap and stumbled upon the Spa Therapy shop. I ordered some of her coconut shaving soap, toner and this tea tree and papaya facial scrub. Everything was wonderful, but my favorite was the scrub. The grains are super fine - I've never felt anything quite like it. The texture of my skin is softer and smoother after using it just a few times and I would really recommend it. The picture is from Spa Therapy Works Etsy page (see link above)

My next purchase was from Elukka and is my first jewelry purchase on Etsy. Since I make jewelry I don't ususally search for jewelry to buy, but this little necklace caught my eye. My dogs name is Daisy and this little precious pup is sitting on a Daisy! Cute huh? This little fella arrived super fast from Finland and was packaged with great care. The detailing is really wonderful and if you have someone in your life that loves dogs I would recommend you take a look in this shop. The image is from Elukka's Etsy shop (please see link above).

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Blanc and Noir Treasury made the Front Page

This treasury entitled Blanc and Noir was featured on the front page of Etsy on Friday August 7, 2009! I was very excited to find out it made it there :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

SkinCare Regimes....What can you not live without?

I am always tweeking my skincare regime, but there are two things that I cannot do without! The first is a heavy moisturizing cream called CeraVe - my local CVS has it. It is rather hard to find though - grocery stores and big box stores do not carry it. The CeraVe is great for dry skin and my skin gets really dry especially after being in hot water. This stuff was recommended by my dermatologist and for me has worked better than some prescription medicines for dry skin. (Picture from Cerave )

The second skin care product I cannot live without is Kiehls water based sunscreen lotion (25 spf). I have been using this stuff for over 12 years now. I am very fair skinned and with a history of skin cancer in my family and having already had skin cancer at the age of 29 I have to wear sunscreen everyday. I love Kiehls products, especially this water based lotion and would recommend it! This picture is from Kiehls

So what are some of your favorite skin care products?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shop Name?

I have a lot of people ask me at craft shows about my shop name, so I thought I would give some explanation. For as long as I can remember I have always loved dogs, it's one of the first things my mother wrote in my baby book.

We grew up with weenie dogs so I have a special place in my heart for them, but after seeing photographs of the weimaraner by William Wegman I was hooked and had to have a weimaraner. Their simple lines and grace and beauty drew me in. Once I graduated from college and purchased a home with a good sized yard my next purchase was Daisy (the weimarner pictured guarding her stuffed cow).

This is who my shop is named for! Of course not to show any favoritism in this post - The little spotted German Shorthair Pointer is my husbands dog. My gift to him for Christmas in 2001.

Holly (the spotted one) and Daisy (the weimarner) get along beautifully except for Holly occasionally pulling the stuffing out of Daisy's toys.

Also - I would not recommend a weimaraner to anyone unless you have time to run them, not walk them, but run them. They have boundless energy and can be destructive without exercise.