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Monday, December 21, 2009

Before Christmas Sale

We are having a BIG SALE, before Christmas. SAVE SAVE SAVE. Shop Handcrafted Jewelry USA Today and make the most of your gifting money!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Slave Bracelet With Thumb Ring

Here is the latest version of my series on slave bracelets. It is up for offer in our shop, We will ship before Christmas so you can have it under the tree!

Get it while it's HOT.

The handcrafted jewelry produced at Adrift Art Studio is all one of a kind production. C.S. does make some jewelry that might be a spin off for a certain style but each item is made as a single unit. There is no mass production to the work. This makes the collection from C.S. Alexis most unique. Many jewelry designers do not make their own designs but have them mass produced and then they just add their name to the work. Not so with the jewelry you will find at Handcrafted Jewelry USA. Buy an original from the hands of a designer not a production worker in a factory.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Finished Jewelry Props

This has been in the making for some time. The problem was to design some way to display my handcrafted jewelry for the photographs needed to sell the jewelry. It took a lot of thought to come up with a good idea.

Then I had to manufacture the idea. This took a couple of days work in my spare time. Something I have very little of. It is the holiday season and I have been very busy. I managed to stay up late enough to get her finished. I named her two days ago. We call her Missy Nature because I do so love the outdoors.
She will manage the showing of earrings, necklaces and bracelets and I do believe she will be able to handle some rings too. She is a wonder woman and I am very proud of my Missy Nature. You can count on seeing her around. I know I will be seeing her on a regular basis as she has made her home at Adrift Art Studio. Please show a big hand for Missy Nature and I am sure she will be doing the same for you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Jewelry

We love to decorate! It brings out the best in everyone to raise the spirit of the season by decorating the house, the office the yard, and anything else we can think of. It is also a great way to uplift personal spirits on a much closer level. Yes decorating ourselves and others during the holidays is the maximum way to show your holiday colors.
That is where handcrafted Christmas jewelry can shine through and put your Holiday message in the air. C.S. Alexis has a few one of a kind jewelry pieces that are ready to go. Buy them as a gift or maybe treat yourself. It is sure to bring on a festive mood and show your world just how much you enjoy the season. The goodness rubs off too. When you are happy it makes everyone around feel the positive energy in you. So lift yourself or lift someone else. Buy a piece of handcrafted Christmas jewelry and wear it with a smile. Take advantage of the sale and save money now, shop Handcrafted Jewelry USA.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Sale New Items Big Savings

Time to go Christmas Shopping! Visit our store and you will find a lot of new one of a kind designs from C.S. Alexis. This is the time to show someone you love just how much with a token that speaks from the heart.
C.S. Alexis has a wide assortment of jewelry ready to go. We ship within 3 days so you won't have to worry about getting the items on time. Shop now and save on shipping. See store for details.
We have earrings, bracelets, and necklaces to fit all kinds of occasions. Hurry on in and the best thing is you won't have to leave the house.How about this Christmas Candy Bracelet????

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Little Autobiography/ C.S. Alexis Artist holds a place for anyone who enjoys writing and publishing. In fact it IS the best place on the web to do so. That is why C.S. has been writing there for the past 2 years. Not only is it a great place to write, it is a wonderful community of very creative people.

There is a somewhat older hub that C.S. published there on HubPages. You can view some of her very private drawings right from her personal sketchbooks. She also wrote a little background on her youngest years of developing in to a contemporary artist. Take a look at that review.

Creating Props To Photograph Jewelry

My photography is coming alive with the use of props to bring out the color and style of handcrafted jewelry from Adrift Art Studio. The idea is to make it look as good as it does in real life. It is looking brighter and better all the time.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Getting Ready For The Holidays

This is a busy time of year at Adrift Art Studio. Artist, C.S. Alexis is busy designing sets for the photography. So much more goes in to this work than most people realize. It takes a lot to put it all together. Yes there is jewelry to make and then there is the photography. There are props to display the finished pieces, and there is a store to operate.
It involves so many more hours to put it all together and make a nice package to offer to the public. I invite everyone to visit our store, Handcrafted Jewelry USA on eBay. We will be having some great sales through the holidays so be sure to include our jewelry in your gift giving. You will find one of a kind pieces and reasonable prices so come shop with us.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New designs from Adrift Art Studio

Getting the photos in slow but sure. Keep us in mind for Black Friday. This will be a sterling silver affair!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Watch This Weekend Additions

Up and coming this weekend C.S. has several new works ready to go to the photo station.

Most of the work is done in silver with that beautiful shine made just for holiday gift giving. C.S. Alexis makes one of a kind jewelry that is inspired by daily life and all the commotion surrounding the busy world we live in.

Wearing jewelry is one of those little things we can do to uplift our inner child and make tiny personal statements that help to keep us going. Jewelry is good for the soul and C.S. Alexis wants to offer each handcrafted piece in a very special way. You won't see work that is produced with any more love than the energy C.S. puts in to her jewelry. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just Published How To Make A Silver Necklace Clasp

C.S. Just published a new "how to" hub on There are lots of photos and easy to follow directions for those who would like to learn how to make a silver clasp for a necklace. This clasp could also be used for a bracelet. Read that hubpage now. Making jewelry is lots of fun and C. S. Alexis is happy to share the know how.

Monday, November 9, 2009

10% Savings From Jewelry Supplies

Just in the mail. I have here a code that all my blogger friends can use to save 10% from the Artbeads store online. Free Shipping in the USA and $1. shipping to Canada. This code is good until 12/31/09 expiration. Shop now and save by using the code below....


Tell them C.S. Alexis sent you from Handcrafted Jewelry USA. Happy shopping now.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Visit Our Store

Now that we have Halloween behind us there is plenty going on at Adrift Art Studio. Lots to do and new additions going to the store are keeping us very busy. This is an extended invitation to everyone to come visit Handcrafted Jewelry USA on eBay and find that special gift you are looking for.

Remember all our jewelry is "one of a kind" so you won't see your purchase dangling from another body. C.S. Alexis takes great pride in producing jewelry that is special. Shop our store regular because we will be adding many items over the next two months. Happy Autumn to all.

Monday, September 21, 2009

This Handcrafted Halloween Bracelet Is Going To China

The Extreme Halloween beads that Jill came up with at my Adrift Art Studio have been getting some attention since I turned them in to bracelets. We put them for sale in our eBay store and one in particular, looks like it will be headed to China. Looks like Handcrafted Jewelry USA is trying to go International. We shipped the bracelet pictured here to England earlier this year. It is one of the bracelet designs crafted by C.S. Alexis.

Watch for some new items coming soon!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Halloween Jewelry

Here is an article that might lend some thought to making Halloween Jewelry. These are fun and will put your imagination to work. C.S. Alexis likes to add those special touches to Halloween Costumes and these Extreme Halloween Bracelets are one way of making that happen. Read these suggestions and then give your own imagination some freedom to play with the idea. You are sure to have some fun with creating extreme art beads for Halloween.

Friday, September 11, 2009

This is an invitation

Please visit our store Handcrafted Jewelry USA. It is time to start shopping for holiday gifts and we have some great buys on one of a kind jewelry items handcrafted from Adrift Art Studio. Make sure to check it out now.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Recycle and art

There is much to be done with recycled materials in the art field. Try adapting some recycled materials in your art or jewelry. It is fun and great for the environment. It is also good for your own pocketbook. Here is another article by C.S. Alexis from Adrift Art Studio on recycled materials and creativity. Take a look, it might give you some brain storming ideas.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Link Correction

This is to update the proper address Link for the September Collectibles store located at the Art Garage Sale. I had linked to the home page instead of the store. Here is the proper link for September Collectibles on Art Garage Sale.

Doing Dirty Driftwood

Over the years C.S. Alexis made various approaches to cleaning up the driftwood she uses in her pyrographic art. The wood is almost guaranteed to be dirty. Sometimes it will be host to various insects and other unwanted creepy, crusty things. Time and testing moved her to a point where she has certain actions she takes as soon as the driftwood makes it's way back to Adrift Art Studio.

This article shares how to clean the driftwood up, dry it out and make it ready to turn in to a nice work of art. Read it on with artist C.S. Alexis.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A closer look at jewelry making

Reading up on materials to make your handcrafted jewelry will help better prepare you for shopping for the perfect elements. This article by C.S. Alexis is a good read for anyone interested in making their own jewelry. You will find information about how beads are made and how they are sized as well as kinds of material beads are made of. C.S. also shares some history on beads throughout civilization. Read it now.


Wood burning is a very old art form C.S. Alexis has been working with this for many years and hopes to encourage others to also get involved in the craft. It is fun, different and can be adapted to many creative projects. You can get started with this craft for a minimal investment of time and money. C.S.has put together a hub to help you get started. Read this article.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Exploring Mixed Media Artwork

C.S. Alexis published a popular article on that delves in to creating artworks using driftwood, pyrographics and acrylic paints. This is one of several pyrographic, mixed media articles. See how this artist creates one of a kind fish from driftwood. It will stimulate your creative energy.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Read About Super Pendants

This article written by artist, C.S. Alexis and published on will cause inspiration and make you want to spend an entire weekend handcrafting jewelry. There are some really wonderful findings on the market if you know just where to look. These pendants from are exceptional.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Want to handcraft your own jewelry?

C.S Alexis has published an article to help people get started in handcrafting jewelry. It is fun, it is creative and to help get you started, read this article on by C.S. Alexis. It is sure to help you figure out where to start.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Good Friend SweetiePie Writes "How To"

There is a very interesting woman on HubPages who writes some very good directions for handcrafting jewelry. Her latest hub features how to make a necklace out of a flower button. I would encourage you to read her hub and then you will be able to make a necklace too.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Handcrafting a garden sign

This crafty project is a lot of fun and a great way to express personal feelings in your garden and yard. Hnadcrafting a sign is not too hard and it is something you can do in just a couple hours. C.S. Alexis has published very detailed directions on HubPages, How To Make A Garden Sign. They are easy to follow and can be adapted to suit your own design.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just Opened New Store

This is a new phase for Adrift Art Studio, C. S. Alexis and company. We have opened a new store on ebay that will be handling all the works from Adrift Art Studio and Handcrafted Jewelry USA. We are very excited to bring you this exclusive invitation to join us for your shopping pleasure. Please visit our store and tell us what you think.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Want to learn more about jewelry making?

C.S. Alexis is a writer as well as an artist. She shares some knowledge on handcrafting jewelry in this article about stringing materials. Want to learn more about jewelry making? Read it now.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Coming soon........

C.S. Alexis has an extensive background in jewelry making. She also has a passion for the craft of pyrography also known as wood burning. The past few weeks she has been mixing the two together to create one of a kind fashion pendants and other exciting jewelry fashions in her Adrift Art Studio.
It won't be long and C.S. will be showing this work in specialty stores on the net. You can get an inside view about C.S. Alexis this artist's review. Go inside her private sketchbooks and .......

Monday, June 29, 2009

Read about beads

This hubpage article C.S. Alexis has published tells much about beads for jewelry makers who enjoy a little history. Did you know that bead making is probably one of the first art forms?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Behind The Scene At Adrift Art Studio

We are taking advantage of the nice HOT weather in the Art Studio by taking our workshop outside. The weather has been so much warmer that it seemed a shame to work indoors. The birds and the bees were calling us to come outside and play!

We set up shop in a makeshift way and it is nose to the grind stone. That is a fact as Jill works to produce items that should be in store for the up coming Christmas Holidays. We have a big production we are hard at work with. This will be one of the ways we celebrate what the USA stands for in the way of FREEDOM and will be in store soon. Stay tuned as we work to create unusual and creative jewelry and gifts at Handcrafted Jewelry USA. All of the things we are developing are one of a kind originals.

Adrift Art Studio is proud to help young artists work at mastering their creative skills and learn as they work. Jill has been coming to the studio for a couple of years and she loves to work in all kinds of artistic mediums. She has been a great asset to our growth and we just LOVE her. It Is All About The Love!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Here We Go .......Up For Sale..........ONE OF A KIND.....

Made from soft white hemp that is knotted and adorned with sterling silver beads and rings, this bracelet will go nice with your summer white attire.
This is one of my favorite pieces. It is simple, dainty, and "Down to Earth" charming. You can buy it today at September Collectibles so buy it now. It is a one of a kind and will not last long.

Click on the photo to enlarge it for a much closer look to see the sweet simplicity of this fine piece of handcrafted one of a kind jewelry.