Thursday, October 9, 2014

ArtFire Update & Store SALE!

Hi, remember me?! I'm Sharyl,...
artisan and owner of Sharyl's Jewelry™  (ArtFire) and Metapolies™ stores on (Etsy and ACM)!     

I admit, I've been a bit negligent with blogging lately as I build a collection of my handmade goodies for you in each location!  I'm happy to say, all are pretty well-stocked at the moment, with even more seasonal items to come soon!

     season symbol autumn    season symbol winter

However, if any of you have visited my Artfire store (or any Artfire store) in the past week, you've probably noticed things appear to be amiss.  Please bear with us as Artfire undergoes some system upgrades.

traffic cone  traffic cone  traffic cone
While we wait for the dust to settle, I'm having a 
"Construction Sale!" 
Get 25% off
all items in my
  "Sharyl's Jewelry" on Artfire store through Oct. 13th with code: 


Current changes:

  • My familiar polka dot banner and avatar are currently missing, but the name of the shop is at the top.  
  • You won't see the classic menu, but items are organized by sections with a representative photo. 
  • The product photos are larger and the main focus of each page!

I hope you'll stop a moment, explore, and take advantage of the sale!

Special Reminder for Blog Readers:
If you purchase from more than one of my 3 stores in 1 day, I'll ship all items together and refund duplicate shipping charges though PayPal.

Links to all 3 stores appear at the stop of my blog in the horizontal tabs!

As always, thank you for shopping handmade! ~Sharyl

Clip art:

Logos by Sharyl

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Artisan Component Marketplace" opens doors today!

I have a surprise announcement for you today!  

This afternoon I just launched my third online store!   Like my new store on Etsy, this one is also called "Metapolies™" and is on a brand new online marketplace for artisan jewelry bead and component makers.  

Marla James (MarlasMud) is the founder of the new selling venue.  She and a small merry band of 5 other component makers (myself included) have been working to set up the site. 

It's called the "Artisan Component Marketplace" or "ACM" for short.  My Metapolies™ store is currently one of six but there are more stores being added soon!  

If you are interested in joining, there is detailed information in the "Learn about ACM" and
"Team Member Pricing" sections!   

I hope you'll pay a visit to the new ACM site and continue to find me in all my locations!   There are stores-full of unique items in every location!

(components and beads only)

(components and jewelry)

(components and jewelry)

Watch here and on Facebook for upcoming GRAND OPENING EVENTS!

If you haven't signed up to follow my blog 
or Facebook page,
now is a great time 
to make sure you do so you can keep current 
on special offers and promotions!!!

As always, thank you all for your support
and friendship!    ~Sharyl

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Photo Credits:
Metapolies Banner:  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, 2014
ACM Banner:  Marla James, 2014
Fireworks photo:  Sharyl, Belfast, May 2014

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shai's a winner in so many ways!

Congrats to Shaiha Williams, winner of the Sharyl's Jewelry shopping bag from the Back-to-School give-away drawing last weekend!  

...And this seems a great time to mention that Shaiha has just opened a new store!  I've been watching her design pieces for quite a while, and I'm so excited to now see her designs appearing in her own store!  

Spring Green Pearls
Spring Green Pearls
Shaiha Designs

There are some lovely, eye-catching, unique pieces of jewelry there!  Please pay her a visit at:

Shaiha Designs

Shaiha Ramblings     (a truly delightful blog!)

Shaiha Designs on Facebook

Thanks and congrats again to Shai!  Our best wishes go with you!


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Photo of necklace by Shaiha Williams.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

BACK2SCHOOL Sale & Give-away!

Back-to-school has always been one of my favorite times of the year!   It's full of new beginnings, new promise, high expectations, and anticipation!  

While the schools in our area started several weeks ago, I know some areas just began this week.   So I'm thinking it's not too late to celebrate with a Back-to-School sale in my Sharyl's Jewelry store on Artfire!  

Everything in the store is on sale for 20% off price shown through Sun. 9/7/14 with code: BACK2SCHOOL

  • metal components 
  • polymer clay beads 
  • jewelry
  • even Clearance items!

I'm also giving away a canvas shopping bag!  Check poster below for details!

Sale & give-away applies to Artfire store only, but please visit my Metapolies™ store on Etsy too!

Many thanks and Happy Back-to-School!  Let's celebrate!


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Book Clipart:  

Jewelry photos & poster:  Sharyl

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Sept. 1?   Happy Labor Day!  

But yikes!  Where does time go?   It's been a couple of weeks since I posted here with announcements of the new Metapolies™ store on Etsy and 2 weeks of back-to-back sales! 

You may suspect I've been kicking back, enjoying the 95+ degree weather here in Kansas the last few weeks...   (um,...about that...)  ...but really I've trying to keep cool inside!   

I've been busy making loads of metal components, filling up the new store on Etsy, getting ready for a Fall event, and working on several special projects due soon!  

This is not much to show for all those hours of work, but here are just a few pics of items I added just a moment ago:

So what have YOU all been doing?   Drop me a comment and share!     

Be safe and happy, and have a good Labor Day!  Enjoy the end of Summer!


Clip art:

Jewelry and photograph by Sharyl, 2014


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yes, it's true.
We did just finish a week 
of Grand Opening sales.
But, I wanted to give the buttons 
their fair chance too,...
and I moved more items 
into the Clearance section,...
and knocked all the prices down again.

So, this week we're having the...


Prices already marked down--
No code needed!

 I'm cleaning shop a bit, 
so following this sale, 
some items will be 
removed from the collection. 
If you want them, better get them now!

Clearance includes beads & jewelry items!

Have a great week!


Jewelry photos by Sharyl

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Grand Opening Winners Announced!

And the winners are:

Prize #1- Shaiha Williams

Prize #2-Ann Schroeder

Thanks to all for participating in the Grand Opening events this week!

The sale at the
Metapolies store on Etsy
is extended through Sunday, 8/17/14.
Code is:  GRAND16
15% off.

Most recent items added:
Handmade copper wire nest beads, set of 3 (1 large, 2 medium)  HC14-012 E   Handmade round copper connector disks, pink purple pair, 2 holed  Pale blue, cream, and burnt orange bracelet w/ pottery cuff bead, sari silk, and silver ox chain

Thanks again!  ~Sharyl