Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Winteryness = Sparkle and Glitz

Hi there! Where we live, we haven't been getting much of anything that feels wintery or winteresque. Very unusual for up in Northwestern Ontario. On that note, I hand selected some items in my shop (click here) and the titles above each piece for direct links ) that make me think of this time of the year.
Enjoy and feel free to comment or ask questions below.
JANDRA: Freshwater Pearls and Moonstone with silver Tendril earrings

NATALIE. Ivory Pearls and Brass Wire Pendant Necklace

Friday, December 18, 2015

Finally Friday! Prices Lowered On Select Items!!

Happy Friday guys! Here are some hand selected items from A Bergie Creation, that have had their prices lowered. 
For a Closer look at the pieces, click the title of the piece and to see more of my handmade jewelry, click my Etsy Shop Here Online.

SIERRA: Moonstone and Freshwater Pearl necklace earring set
MILLIE: Polymer Clay puffy heart charm bracelet
CRIMSON: Garnet Red and Silver Earrings

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Surprise Saturday!!

Surprise, it's Saturday! I thought why not spend some more time trying to lower prices for my fellow Canadians. Our dollar just seems to keep dropping. Hope this helps. I hand selected some favourite pieces of mine, especially "Fiona" below. An absolute favourite pair of textile, mixed media earrings in a favourite colour combination. To get a closer look in my actual Etsy shop, just click on the title above each photograph.  To see A Bergie Creation click this sentence!

Bonus....keep in reading and you will see a new feature I am starting on my HeArtfully Creating blog about great YouTube DIY craft, artsy, review type videos. This week is extra enjoyable.


ABC YouTube DIY Channel Pick of the Week!
Crafts Are Cool!

I love watching DIYs especially art making,  crafty and review type ones. As a middle aged female, I too enjoy sharing what I love to do in video format as well. However, I admit, to record, edit and produce tutorials or videos of any sort, takes time. It isn't as easy as many think. That is why I was super impressed with a channel I discovered last night during my usual YT surfing. I was trying to understand what "decoden" was.  Lo and behold, I began watching this video...listen to her great enthusiasm and very clear directions....

Her channel is called: Crafts Are Cool! There are a lot of youthful craft making enthusiasts who love making YT tutorials. Crafts Are Cool has such a bright, cheery and enjoyable attitude and personality, I found myself watching more than just a couple of her videos. No, I didn't need to learn how to make what she was making, I just really enjoyed the heart in her videos. I may be old enough to be her Grandmother, but I really was impressed and wanted to share her channel with anyone of any age. Refreshing and fun! Thanks Crafts Are Cool! Keep up the great work! Happy Crafting.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Finally Friday! Lowered Prices On Selected Items

Yay, it's Finally Friday!! Hope everyone had a great weekend and are about to enter a great weekend! 
Just click on the title of the item to see it in my shop!





Contest News! The Winner is....

First of all, Thank you to anyone who checked out A Bergie Creation's First Ever contest, jewelry giveaway. Please check out my Etsy Shop by clicking the name: A Bergie Creation!

Due to incomplete entries for the contest, I have decided to figure out how someone might win. After all, I was excited to give away my creations!   I feel bad that no one fully qualified.  Since it was my first contest, maybe I did something wrong?? 

On that note, even though no one commented on my ABC contest blog page, at least using hashtag #ABCJEWELEYBUNDLE, I decided to accept whoever subscribed to my A BERGIE CREATION Blog here: 
I assume they did share the same blog page as requested with at least ten or more of their friends or more, on one of either social media accounts Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumbler or Google+

The Winner of over $150.00 value of my handmade jewelry is...ShawneePach !!! Yay! Congratulations! Thank you!!

Unfortunately,  no one else followed  my ABC blog to qualify.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Finally Friday! Prices Lowered on Select Items

Happy Friday guys! Here are some hand selected items from A
Bergie Creation, that have had their prices lowered. The theme of the pieces are accessories that make me think of winter!
For a Closer look at my handmade jewelry, click my Etsy Shop Here Online.
Princess Filigree Heart Pearl and Silver Necklace

Crystal Frozen Earrings

Hyacinth Green Faceted Earrings

Elsa Cocktail Ring

Thursday, November 26, 2015

From a Canadian, Happy American Thanksgiving! - Price Drop On Selected Items!

Here in Canada, our Thanksgiving happened in October. Our Neighbours, the USA are having their  Thanksgiving today and all weekend. I wanted to select some items to lower prices on anyways, so I decided I would do it in honour of the Amerivcan Thanksgiving. Hope there is something you like. 

Please feel free to pass on, share, subscribe to my ABC blog below and don't forget, time is running out to enter ABC's First Ever Handmade Jewelry CONTEST GIVEAWAY! (click to see how to enter)

To visit my entire collection of handmade jewelry please click here to go to my Etsy shop, A Bergie Creation.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Today's Select Price Reduction At A Bergie Creation -Look!

Happy Thursday! Hope everyone is well. I know
with all of the anarchy going on in the world, the last thing anyone is interested in is handmade jewelry. But, if anyone is like me, I like to know what is happening in current events, pray about it and then continue on with the "norm." For me, that is creating, and if I love it, share it in my shop.
Like I mentioned before, I wanted to lower some of A Bergie Creation jewelry prices because of the decline in our Canadian dollar, hoping it will help a little. Take a peek and please always feel free to share my shop link, including this ABC blog and the ABC Facebook Page with as many people as you can. It helps a lot! 

I have made the title of each piece a direct link to where it is located in my Easy shop.

Thanks for stopping by.



Kilia 1


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Today's New Reduced Prices On Select Items...

Hi guys, I just wanted to share some new selected items that I have reduced prices for because of our economic times. Hoping, it will make my work more accessible for everyone.  Just click on the title of each item to be taken to my Etsy shop: A Bergie Creation.

Starving Artist
As an artist, like I said before, pricing my art work to sell has always been a dilemma for me. Personally, it would never be possible to sell art work based on the actual time it takes to create it.  The price would be way too high and I want to make
pieces that all can afford. 

Acrylic painting by Anita Berglund of A Bergie Creation

Athe same time, I know that there are paintings I love so much that I don't want to part with.  Makes sense if you have something you have made that you know will not be recreated and you adore it, like a child, you won't part with it. 
Yet, because it is not a child, I have been known to say to someone inquiring about one of my fine art paintings, that I would sell a certain it for a certain amount of money. A way higher price than I know most people would be willing to pay. That' is because I really don't want to part with it, but, yah, does that make me a sell out? 

Of course, I know they most likely, won't pay that price. But, there are some who appreciate and understand the value of a piece of art, so they would pay it. So far, I've been lying low and since I haven't painted in a long time, I cling to the remaining pieces I have. And

Acrylic painting by Anita Berglund of A Bergie Creation

Acrylic painting by Anita Berglund of A Bergie Creation
then I am reminded of poor Vincent Van Gogh, he painted many many beautiful paintings and only sold one while he was alive. His brother Theo was an art dealer even. Now look at the millions that are spent on his work since he died. He clearly painted because he wasn't in a "right" frame  of mind if he didn't. Sadly, he struggled with mental issues and died in his thirties. But, as often happens, an artist's work doesn't become valuable until they aren't here on earth to paint anymore. The value comes from the fact that it is a rare collector's piece. None will ever be created again. On that note, I smile and tell my husband, just wait, when I am gone you will be able to clean up by selling my paintings. Just kidding of course. Okay, maybe at least enough to pay for the cheapest "box" to bury the physical part of me in. I hate the thought of him being over charged by some slick coffin salesman. Enough of that, take a look at the items I reduced the prices of today... :o)

Friday, November 13, 2015

New!!! Prices just reduced!

First of all, don't forget my first ever jewelry give away contest!! Click to learn more.
It is never easy trying to price one's art work. At least for me it always has been. I create because I love to, every piece of work be it in two dimensions or three, has been created with great enjoyment, care and passion. Personally, I could never charge a specific amount per hour as some folks suggest, it would just cause the work to be too expensive. A question I have always been asked, especially when I focused on acrylic painting was, how long does it take you to paint a picture? My answer, never very clear because the hours cruise by without me counting them. When you love what you do, you never notice time passing. When I am loving what I am creating, I can work from morning right until bed time, taking time for lunch and supper and the bathroom (maybe, depends if I take time to drink my water.) These days as my disability dictates what I am able to do, I do have to take longer breaks and some days energy is not what it once was. But, the passion to create still flows through me.
Wanting to make my work affordable, recently I was assessing some recent pricing and because our Canadian dollar is so low, the conversion (my pieces are listed in US dollars) causes the price to increase significantly, I thought I would try to lower the cost of some of my pieces. So I hope this helps to make some of the pieces more affordable. It always helps me out if friends and other share the links to my blogs and shop and such. So please feel free to pass on this pricing article. 
Here are the items I have reduced...Just click on the item name to go to the ABC Etsy shop page it's on.
Buttery Delight
Blue Fire