Happy 2 Years Nanuk’s Igloo!

It’s hard to believe that two years have already gone by since that one day when I decided to just go ahead and do this.

It was a day not unlike any other. There was nothing special about it. I woke up one morning, flipped through a bridal magazine, looked at some jewelry online and thought “Hey, I can do this!” That was it. The next thing I knew I was at the craft store buying tools and some starter beads. It had been seven years since I’d thought about making jewelry and yet it all came back to me as if I’d never stopped. I quickly grew obsessed with improving and relearning techniques that had become a little rusty. I also went on to learn that there was a whole new world of beaded jewelry out there since the last time I’d worked on anything. My husband, then fiance, thought I would lose interest quickly and humored my little projects. He went to work one day and came home to over twenty pairs of earrings on the kitchen table! The next day he went to work and I set up an Ebay store to sell them. It all happened very quickly and now, here I am two years later still making jewelry, still enjoying it, and more successful than I expected!

It is because of my customers and friends that I have made it this far. Without them, I would honestly just have the largest jewelry box collection ever seen. 🙂

As a way to thank my customers, I’m offering 20% off all pre-made orders between now and Saturday, May 10.
To redeem this offer, use coupon code “Year2” at checkout.
In addition to the coupon, all orders will include free shipping during this sale.

Thank you to all of you who have helped make Nanuk’s Igloo Custom Jewelry such a success! Here’s to the start of year three!!

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Upcoming Event – Hackettstown Fiesta, May 3, 2008

It’s hard to believe that April is already half over, but here it is officially feeling like spring complete with plans for upcoming events in May!

Saturday, May 3, 2008 Nanuk’s Igloo will be taking part in the second annual Hackettstown Fiesta.  I will have a table set up outside Kathy’s Kove & Kafe’ on Main Street.

The following information comes from the official Hackettstown Business Improvement website:

Hackettstown Fiesta

by BID Staff on March 26, 2008 at 12:30 pm

The Hackettstown Fiesta this year is Saturday May 3, 2008 from 11am-6pm. We are encouraging everyone to come join in on the sidewalk sales, live entertainment, and other events throughout the day all over the business district.

We will be having two Trolleys that will take people down Stiger Street through Main Street and onto Mountain Ave. Restaurants will be bringing their food outside and letting people get a taste of their restaurant style. One of the trolleys will also take part in a scavenger hunt where people can win prizes.

Sidewalk Sale
This year we are promoting a sidewalk sale for all businesses to take part in. All businesses along Main Street are encouraged to come outside with their best for all to see. Businesses not along Main Street will be given a place in the center of town where they can also show off their products. Eateries along Main Street will be bringing out samples for all to enjoy.

Just A Quick Note

I haven’t had much to say these days as my non-jewelry life has taken center stage for a while.

I wanted to pop in though and let everyone know what I’ve been up to.

Although I have been creating jewelry for nearly seventeen years, I decided recently to pursue a certificate in Jewelry Design just to solidify my skills and ideas.  It’s a lot of fun, but is sometimes hard work learning the aspects that I’ve never thought of before.  By the time I’m done, though, I will (supposedly, ha!) have the ability to work fine jewelry.  My heart will forever be in my handworked, beaded creations, but I am hoping to branch out to creating my own silver beads and focals for my jewelry, so maybe one day there will not only be the Nanuk’s Igloo collection of pre-made jewelry, but also the silver bead collection.

I learned a long time ago that although it is important to always follow your heart, that it is also important to know when that heart’s desire is evolving to the next step.  This new path is part of that next step.

Now, for the April coupon offer!

CELEBRATE TAX MONTH (yes, I know that’s a contradiction, ha!).

Take 15% off your entire order with coupon code “TaxDay” until April 16.