Monday, August 31, 2009

New listings

Just listed in my shop.
Top: Silver Shade bag Charm - new colour bag dangle in all different shades of silver with the LOVE charm.
Bottom: Woodland Wonder Necklace- lovely woodland inspired colours

New Link - Limo Company

I have added a new link to a fantastic limousine company called Reflections Limousines. If you are in Perth, Western Australia and you need a limo or car for your wedding, night out or special occasion, check out their website. They are a friendly and reliable service that i can highly recommend.

Spring Is Finally Here In Australia

Well tomorrow to be exact. It must be the busy time of year. Its hard to not get side tracked with the spring cleaning. Plus the school seems full on with sports days, photos, enrollments for next year.
I know I should be working but the garden is in dire straits and needs a good clean up. I think it must be because the sun is shining so you see the grime more.
Over the next few weekends we will be fixing the roof on the patio, paving a section of lawn that refuses to grow, putting in a new garden bed, fertilising and mulching all the garden beds, giving the walls and paving a good wash.

We bought our dog a new bed yesterday. he has a kennel but he has a habit of dragging his bedding out. This then gets wet and he ends up with nothing to sleep on at night. It drives me mad. So we bought him one of those hessian trampoline style beds where he is off the floor but cant drag it anywhere.
As there is no shelter down the side of the house from the rain my husband had a brainwave, why not recycle the kids plastic cubby house that they never play in. He took the door off and put Judd's bed in...One giant dog house fit for a king...Just need to seal the back windows to stop the draft. He seems to like it.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Bag Charms go on for sale

The first of my bag charms have gone on for sale in my shop. These cute dangles can be added to your handbag, school bag, purse, pencil case or your keys. Great idea for a christmas gift or stocking filler. I will be adding more colours to my shop in the coming weeks.

Newly Listed

New listing today, These dragonfly vintage inspired earrings look stunning. With 8mm Smokey Quartz Czech glass beads and Antique brass dragonfly charms.
You will find them for sale in my shop

quick note

Just to let you all know that I will return to my weekly features next week. It has been a hetic week for me and I will be back sourcing etsy for more fabulous finds soon

Winner Announced

The Winner has been chosen...

The winner was picked by using the website to make sure it was a fair draw.

I have emailed minishoes1 and they will shortly be receiving their earrings.
a big thank you to all who have entered my giveaway. Keep checking back as I will be having more giveaways in the future.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Giveaway Ends

A big thank you to everyone that entered in to my competition. The giveaway is now closed to entries and I will be announcing the lucky winner soon.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Last hours to enter my Giveaway

Counting down the last hours till my Giveaway ends.
Make sure you enter before 12 midnight.

I will post the winner a short while after. Good Luck

Ive been Featured

Yay, My shop has been featured on a blog called Thatischarming. Sending her a big thanks for that. Check out the link on the left to read all about me and my shop.
Make sure you follow her blog as its really great reading.

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Shop

I have opened a new Pinkdawn Shop. Currently you will find my jewelry for sale on etsy. But now you can also buy from Madeit. This is an Australian version of etsy solely for Aussie handmade items. For my Aussie customers you can pay buy AUS dollars via paypal, Direct deposit or money order on this site instead of the US dollars on Etsy.

Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak at my new earrings 'Ruby Rose' before they go on sale in my shop

Sneak peak

Sneak peak at this new bracelet 'Spiced Berry' before it goes on sale in my shop

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Giveaway ends Monday

Make sure you enter my giveaway to win my pair of Love Fool earrings. Let me know which item you like from my shop and why and you will be in the running to win.
Hurry ends Monday

New jewelry to be listed soon

I have been busy working on some beautiful new jewelry pieces. I shall hopefully be listing them this week.
necklaces, bracelets and earrings in stunning autumn shades.

I have also been working on some cute bag dangle charms which would make a great stocking filler. Stay tuned to my shop for these going on for sale.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Favourite

Butt Freckles......What can I say....I have been desperatly waiting for these little guys to be back in their shop. ( As have my daughters)
I love these little cute freckles. They make me smile and laugh when i click on each and every picture. I think they might even be on my daughters Christmas List too this year.
To check these out go to buttfreckles shop
but leave some for me. The hardest part is which colour to choose

Giveaway Reminder

Dont forget, My giveaway competition ends on Monday.
Email or convo me to tell me your fav item in my shop to have a chance of winning my Love Fool Pink Earrings.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Frugal Gift Guide

1. Pot Holder - The Arabella - $10.00 - prettyinpurple
2. CALL YOUR MOTHER paperweight - $12.00 - swoonstudio
3. Switch Plate - Pink Jack Russell Terrier Dog - $5.00 - rathina
4. My Cat Bookmark with Wool Yarn Tail -Gray - $4.50 - blackforestcake
5. Basically Beautiful Burpies- Diva Glam - $15.00 - tatertops

Reduced Postage costs on Bridal

Just to let my followers know that I have reduced the Postage costs on my Bridal Jewelry Range.
All jewelry except Tiaras will be posted securely in a Pinkdawn Gift bag instead of the previous Gift box. This way I can bring the actual shipping costs right down to a more reasonable amount.
I can supply a Gift box if you prefer it but make sure to email or etsy convo me first to obtain a postage quote.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New And Undiscovered - divinestudio2

Todays featured New etsy shop is the fabulous divinestudio2. Based in the UK this amazing artist photographs nature and flowers and manipulates them in to a fantasy work of art.

This is a couple of my favs from her shop. go to to check out more of her beautiful art works.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just listed

Just listed these gorgeous Earrings - Strawberry Bloom. Beautiful Faceted Rose pink glass beads on antique brass earwires

Newly listed

I have finally found some sun to take photos of my new pieces. The stunning Swirling Hearts Necklace has just been listed in my shop

A New Week

Well it was a quiet weekend for us. The usual shopping and family over. Finally got the leaking taps fixed. I cant remember the last time I was able to use the cold tap in the bathroom without turning it as hard as I could to stop it dripping.

Today I have been shopping again... I needed to get a birthday present for my daughters friend. She has been invited to his 5th Party. Its fancy dress, so true to form, my darling little tom- boy daughter is going as spiderman.
I really shouldnt go to the craft shop. I only went in to get some fabric to make our dog a new bed for inside. I ended up with the fabric plus a gorgeous selection of new beads...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Giveaway Competition Reminder

Dont forget to enter in to my Giveaway competition to win my Love Fool earrings, Visit my shop and tell me which item is your fav and why to go in to the draw...couldnt be easier..GOOD LUCK

Friday Favourite

Welcome to my Friday Favourite - Here I will share with you one of my favourite Esty stores.
Today I am sharing these gorgeous painted art works of cats.
By the very talented clairesgallery.

I adore the cuteness of these cats in the pictures which remind me of my own cat.
If you love these as much as I do, head over to her shop at

Just Listed

My sneak peak necklace now named Copper Butterflies is now listed in my shop

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sneak Peak

Another Sneak peak - This gorgeous Heart necklace yet to be named. On an Antique Brass chain, it has a lovely engraved Antique Brass heart pendant with Opaque Czech glass beads.
Keep a look out in my store for this necklace. it will be listed very soon

Sneak Peak

Take a sneak peak at my new necklace designs waiting to be listed in my shop. this style yet to be named is inspired by different shades of copper. I have used the normal reddish shade of copper right through the light coppery tones of the swarovski crystals to the aged look of the antique copper chain. The necklace also has 2 teeny tiny little butterfly charms.
This will probably be slightly more expensive than my normal necklaces but that is due to the amount of chain used. Hope you like it, keep an eye out on my shop for it to be listed

Comments Section should be fixed

Hi, A big thank you to all who have emailed me to let me know the comments section on my blog wasnt working. I am hoping it is fixed now and Registered users will be able to leave a comment if they wish.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Accounts day

Not an eventful day planned. I really have to catch up on my accounts. I keep putting it off because I dont like seeing how much Iam spending on beads. Have to do it or it all gets a bit crazy. Probably a good day for it. Outside it is cold and raining. I cant take the photos I need for the new necklaces I have made. I always take them outside but there is no protection from the rain.
Our next big project is to create some shelter outside. then I can take photos all the time :)

Hope you are all having a lovely day wherever you are and that you are warmer than I am right now :)

Frugal Gift Guide - 5 for $15.00 or less

1. Pink and Brown Paisley Post It Note Holder - $3.75 - cardsandnotes
2. Kitty Cat Lavender Sachets set of 3 - $10.00 - RachelsPETdesigns
3. iPod Bot - Polymer Clay Robot Necklace - $9.00 - Loveclay
4. Fairy with Wand Soap set of 4 - $7.00 - Specialitysoapshop
5. BIRTHDAY CAKE - Bliss Soy Jar Candle - $12.95 - Blisscandles

Wednesdays new feature will be a Frugal Gift Guide. What with Christmas fast approaching, I thought what better than having a regular spot featuring 5 items i have found and love from Etsy that are $15.00 or less. Perfect for a little gift or stocking filler.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Giveaway reminder

Dont Forget to Enter my giveaway to win a pair of Handmade Earrings - Scroll down for compition details

New And Undiscovered - yucetobe

3. Friendship Hearts on Pink Pillowcase Dress

First of My new Tuesday Regular Features - New And Undiscovered
I love to browse through Esty's Pounce which is a search of shops awaiting their first sale. I thought i would bring you some of my favourite new shop finds.
These gorgeous dresses are made by yucetobe.
This amazingly talented lady makes all these pretty dresses and 2 piece childrens outfits from recycled Pristine Vintage Pillowcases. By matching with other fabrics and adding her own spin she creates these outfits which any little girl would love...especially mine when she see's this.
Check out her shop at

Monday, August 10, 2009

Giveaway Competition

Welcome to my First Pinkdawn Giveaway.

Enter my simple competition to win a pair of Pinkdawn earrings. The pair up for grabs is 'Love Fool' pictured above. These adorable earrings are made on Antique Brass with Pink and Gold Czech Alabaster Fire polished Glass beads.
Entering couldnt be simpler. All you need to do to win this pair of earrings is:
Firstly become a follower of this blog ( very useful for future giveaways)
Then go to my shop Pinkdawn and tell me in less than 20 words which piece of jewelry is your favourite and why. Please enter by leaving your entry by either etsy convo or email me direct. Please make sure to include your Name and your Address for posting ( very important).
Thats it! Easy!
This competition will run until Midnight AEST 24th August 2009. On Tuesday 25th August I will pick a winner by using the winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Swinging Sweetly

These Earrings have just gone on to my shop. I love these Miracle beads, they really glow. I made my mum some earrings with a delicate yellow Miracle beads and they look stunning. I am going to use this design with a lot of other coloured beads I have in my Stash. Keep watching this space in coming weeks for new sets of these

I love Picasa

I have just discovered Picasa Photo Editing. I have been using Photoshop Elements which is really complicated for a novice like me to use. I discovered Picasa from an Etsy forum post and it is amazing. It is really easy to use and helps make your photos look great. Check out this link to MuyinMolly's blog she has some great tips on how to use Picasa.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Postage Rates

I have finally revised my postage and packaging rates on my jewelry excluding Bridal jewlery. All my pieces will now be securely shipped in a Pinkdawn Gift bag which will make postage more affordable. I can supply a gift box at an extra cost. This is due to the postal prices shipping out of Australia. All Bridal Jewelry will still be shipped in a Pinkdawn Gift box unless requested otherwise.

New Earrings

These newly listed earrings I have named Rock Pools, the gorgeous colour of the mosaic beads reminds me of little pools of ocean after the tide has gone out. I love Rock pools. The girls love to see what they can find in them..hoping to see a crab.

A great day to be indoors

Well they said it would is one of those rainy days where you are glad to be inside, cosy and warm. Family dinner tonight with the Inlaws. I have some chicken cooking in the slow cooker. The girls are busy crafting. They love to have paper, toliet roll centres, foil, anything they can cut up and stick back together in an interesting way.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Just listed a favourite bracelet of mine. Named Victorian Rosa. I feel the old rose colours and the antique brass give it a vintage feel. I'm really enjoying working with these beads.

My funny animals

My soppy dog is so scared of my cat, admittedly she can be a bit scary at times. He is a black Cocker Spaniel named Judd. He goes upto her, has a sniff, she stares at him like he is a n alien, then runs back to us as if to say 'im scared mum' ..So cute. This is the bossy cat in question finding a rather cosy spot in my folded quilt. Her name is Loubie. I will have to find a pic of my dog too

New Earrings Listed

I have just listed these gorgeous new earrings 'Love Fool' to my shop. Stunning Czech Pink and Shimmery gold beads with Antique Brass earwires.

What is She Doing?

I was sat at my desk making a bracelet this afternoon and I could hear this funny noise.... I realised it was my cat snoring her head off from under the table :) My goodness she was loud. I have never heard her snore like that before. Funny thing

New Beads

These are new beads I ordered. Gorgeous Green Mosiacs. In my shop I am about to put on some new earrings made with blue ones of these and also a stunning bracelet made with a pink version. Im not sure what to make with these yet. I have ordered some beautiful rich emerald colour beads and i have some Jet beads....maybe some inspiration


Hi, Welcome to My blog. My name is Dawn and I run my jewelry business Pinkdawn on Etsy.
Here you find little snippets about me and my life, what inspires me, new blogs and beautiful items, Sneak peaks at my beads and new designs.
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