Stylist Opportunity

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

Now that the warm weather is near, it’s time to trade in those scarves for some statement necklaces!! Stella and Dot is the best place to find that special piece of jewelry to make your spring style complete. 

If you are super stylish and want to help those who may not be as fashion-inspired, you can sign up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist for as low as $199 now through April 30th! When you do, you’ll get $750 in free accessories!

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An additional $100 in initial Sample Credit is accessible to Stylists immediately upon signing up. Sign-up options are as follows:

Online and On-The-Go Sign-up: $199 for $450 in Sample Credit

Trunk Show Essentials Sign-up: $499 for 1,100 in Sample Credit

Business Builder Sign-up: $699 for $1,600 in Sample Credit

In addition to getting special discounts on the jewelry and accessories that you love, you will also have the freedom to style your own financial future when you become a Stylist with Stella & Dot. Other perks include:

• An incredible business to call your own

• The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing the jewelry, accessories, and fashion trends that you love with others

• Training and support from amazing and successful women

Free jewelry, as well as significant discounts

• Expense paid vacations

• A personal website and online business center

• and so much more!

You can learn more about becoming Stella & Dot Stylist by going here.

Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist for $199 and get $750 in FREE accessories when you sign up in April!

K, bye😉

8> Tara <8

 

Become a Stylist!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I wanted to share something that I think sounds like a great opportunity from one of my affiliate merchants, Stella & Dot.

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Why can’t work be fun and fabulous? Well it can! You can get free accessories, trips to amazing destinations and join a warm community of inspiring women, all when you become a Stella & Dot Stylist. They have fabulous accessories for you to share by having trunk shows – online or in-home! You have the potential of earning extra spending money or a six figure income, it’s up to you! And to make this deal even better, now through the end of June, when you sign up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist, you will get an additional $100 ($450 total) in free accessories! All you have to do is sell, they take care of everything else. For additional details and to sign up, visit: www.stelladot.com/stylist.

I’m thinking of joining myself or at least buying some jewelry to start!

~Tara

Spring is Coming!

Spring is Coming!

The phrase, Spring is Coming, evokes much different feelings than that which is commonly uttered by those of the House Stark. (If you don’t get the reference, you’re missing out!)

For me it evokes fresh smells like cut grass and salt air ~ feelings of cool breezes coming through newly re-opened windows ~ sights of people walking their dogs, brightly colored flowers and beautiful sunsets.

This truly has been a cold and harsh winter, so I am very eager for Spring to arrive.

In the meantime, we can rely on lovely images to remind us what it is like since we can’t experience it just yet!

I came across this wonderfully vibrant image of garments from the last New York Fashion Week, with one designer’s vision of Spring 2014 fashion:

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Mara Hoffman Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week

 

I love these outfits, not only for the amazingly in-your-face colors, but also because they each have a very handmade feel to them – the first with its tie-dye, the second with the woven shorts and the third with all of the little cut out triangles. I would love to see these accessorized with some of my jewelry!

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Hot pink sand dollar necklace
~A Tara White Studio handmade original~

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Deer antler statement necklace
~A Tara White Studio handmade original~

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Feather antler chain earrings
~A Tara White Studio original handmade creation~

Now that I’ve done my self-promotion, it’s time to share the love! Here is a Spring-inspired treasury of items from my Etsy team from Cape Ann:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/5334/cape-ann-etsy

pastel of Ipswich river - HalloranArt
pastel of Ipswich river

$125
Hand Painted Reclaimed Wood Beach Sign - ShackteauInteriors
Hand Painted Reclaimed …

$35
Daisy. Daisy. - ArtofBrianGerard
Daisy. Daisy.

$50
Three Sisters organic cotton/recycled polyester hoodie- Women's/Unisex - littleowlarts
Three Sisters organic c…

$52
Silver Small Vase - Decorative object. - SeashellysFiberArts
Silver Small Vase – Dec…

$20
Distance Reiki Session 30 Minutes - DownToEarthReiki
Distance Reiki Session …

$30
Painting, painting, fantasy, original, art, colors, wall decor - Ecosostenibilita
Painting, painting, fan…

$650
Small Danish Modern MidCentury Enamel Plate - LoblollyCove
Small Danish Modern Mid…

$7
Christmas Cat Ornament: "Klimt's Kat" - AuntClaresShop
Christmas Cat Ornament:…

$6
Wedding Mother and Father of the Groom gift- Blossoms - BrushStrokePlates
Wedding Mother and Fath…

$38
Upcycled Recycled Repurposed Felted Ivory Wool and Angora Yoga Bag With Graceful Green Spring Fiddlehead Ferns - DancingPurls
Upcycled Recycled Repur…

$89
Pink sunset clouds purple sky scenic New England landscape print 8.5x11 sky wall decor Home & Living America color, digital print, gift idea - amostroutstudio
Pink sunset clouds purp…

$28
Garden Scenes - BottlesByMissy
Garden Scenes

$15
Vintage Silver Flatware Cabinet - bridimattio
Vintage Silver Flatware…

$35
Magic is everywhere - Fairy sleeping in a flower - card or print. - LgalacarDesigns
Magic is everywhere – F…

$4
Prayerful Ferret Angel Stone Sculpture - SchoonerStoneworks
Prayerful Ferret Angel …

$40

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to share your thoughts, feedback and anything else below!

Bachelorette Party Crafts, what?!

Last night was my friend’s bachelorette party in Boston.

I really wanted some flashy earrings to wear, so I created these…

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I went 80’s and only wore one of them because my hair was asymmetrical and it would have been hidden on the other side anyways!

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We began the night at a hotel in Boston, where we drank lots of bubbly and played a “guess who bought you this thong” game. For mine, I purchased a basic white lace thong, but completely dazzled it up with as many pink embellishments as I could find:

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I may have gone a little too wild on the front and actually think the back looks like something you could potentially buy in a more risque boutique!! I will consider taking special orders for these!!!

We then enjoyed an amazing sushi dinner at Red Lantern, which has an amazing fun atmosphere.

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The highlight of the night was the Drag show at Jaques Cabaret, which was so hilarious and entertaining and the pictures do not do it justice, so I recommend going!

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Now that I’ve shared, I think it’s time for bed  ; )

Jewelry Photoshoot

Jewelry Photoshoot

Perhaps more fun than making my jewelry and other crafts is photographing it for my Etsy shop. I love taking photos of things, especially macros, or closeup images of small objects. Since the photos are the only way buyers can see the item, it is very important to have clear, bright images that show all angles of the item. It is equally as important to have a beautiful, well-framed image that can be used in treasuries and other promotional efforts.

For the majority of my photos, I use my Sony Cyber-shot HD 10.2 mega pixel digital camera.

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My husband gave it to me for my birthday almost three years ago and it continues to produce high quality images that meet my needs.

The camera on my iPhone also works very well, that’s what I used to take the picture of my Cyber-shot above!

A few years back I purchased a photography “studio in a bag” that came with photo tents, lights on tripods and various fabric backgrounds. The goal I was hoping to reach with those was the stark white background with no shadows that seemed to make the front page on Etsy all the time. While I am able to achieve that using the white tents and ridiculously bright lights, the set takes up too much space for me to leave it set up and is too cumbersome to set up and break down as needed. For now, I only use the small photo tent as needed and have one light that stays out.

The rest is packed up for when I have a dedicated studio space.

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In all honesty, I only use the set above when I need to shoot at night. The best images, as Etsy suggests, really are those using natural light. Fortunately, my space is right next to our sliding door to the deck and there is light all day there. I have a beautiful, bright white cotton lace table runner on top of my cabinet that provides a beautiful and clean background.

Occasionally I like to include props in my photos. I prefer natural things such as shells, rocks, even birds’ nests!

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Today I shot images of my newest items, necklaces featuring handmade clay fossil shells as well as vintage buttons and other pretty embellishments.

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This necklace features one of my handmade clay “fossil shells”, which was carefully painted and glazed and embellished with tiny pearl beads. Thoughtfully selected vintage buttons, and ceramic, handmade clay and vintage pearl beads hang alongside the dollar from the antiqued bronze chain necklace (18.5″ adjustable with lobster clasp).

On Etsy you are allowed 5 images for each post and I always use all 5! The more the better for sure! I tried to show as much of the necklace as possible. Here I have a closeup of each piece hanging from the necklace as well as the necklace displayed on a rock made of shells!

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I finished making these necklaces this morning and am so happy with how they turned out. The photos definitely do them justice and the closeups really show off the intricate details that went into making the clay fossil shell pieces.

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I hope you enjoyed reading about my photographic process. If you like these necklaces, they can be found in my Etsy shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124509091/fossil-shell-button-pearl-necklace

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124508858/fossil-shell-button-pearl-necklace?ref=v1_other_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124508687/fossil-shell-button-pearl-necklace?ref=v1_other_2

Thanks for stopping by!

-~*`Tara’*~-

Saving the environment and money, one button at a time!

Welcome to the blog for Tara White Studio! I am so excited to share my first post with you on this lovely snowy day!

I’d like to begin by giving you a quick tour of the actual “studio” space that I work in.

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Here it is! Since our place is small, this is actually the corner of our living room, which was previously the dining room, but who needs one of those? The beautiful cabinet on the right was my Nana’s and I recently bought the desk and bookcase to match. They provide necessary storage space, while reducing the cluttered look of such a small space. I just have to be careful about how many “supplies” I keep at once; I tend to be a slight hoarder.

My material of choice lately is polymer clay. It is so fun and easy to work with, leaves very little mess and can be baked in your oven. I always hand-sculpt each piece and never use molds, that way each is completely unique. Then I paint, add textural elements, bedazzle, you name it!

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When possible, I utilize pieces of broken or vintage jewelry for the necklaces I make. I also love to incorporate found objects into my pieces. This jar of buttons, accumulated over time, could translate into many, many new and beautiful works of art. Not only is this method environmentally friendly, but it saves so much money. I love going to flea markets, antique stores, yard sales, even…I’ll admit it…”free” boxes on the sidewalk! All great places to find materials to give new life!

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I just completed photographing several new necklaces featuring handmade clay sand dollar charms as well as buttons from the old jar here. I’ll be listing them shortly, but here’s a sneak peek at one of the final products:

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Now it’s time to get listing! I am excited to get these in the Etsy shop these because it means I can get started on my next project!

Thank you so much for checking out my new blog! Hope to see you again next week!

~*’*Tara*’*~