Having A Shop


Many artists like to design things.  Hopefully they will sell some. I like to design jewelry and crafts.  I started an Etsy Shop. Please come by and visit.  Let me know if you have a  website and I will visit back.


©Craftvamp-Sally J



In Print To See

There is nothing like the feeling when you see something you have written being published

in a magazine.  I mean the paper version —the you can feel it, touch it and see it version.

Some years ago I had a few things published in “Instructor Magazine.”

I know the feeling of excitement when you are looking through the pages to

find the thing you wrote.

Yes–of course it was edited down—but there was the photo I took and most of my

words describing how to make the craft item.

Many people don’t understand how you write all the steps to  enable someone

to recreate what you did.

When you see the finished result –it is totally different.  Still it is rewarding,

Patchy Scarecrow as seen  in Instructor Magazine.

Patchy Scarecrow as seen in Instructor Magazine.

©2015 Sally J

Check Out This Artist Website

I know many websites are popular and people view them all the time.  I would like to introduce you to the site Handmade Artists.com.

You deal directly with the artist and pay with paypal. Many various handmade items are available to buy.

Not as well known as etsy—but still a good up and coming site .https://handmadeartists.com/

Have you ever gone there?  Some  crafters have opened new shops there.

You can see paintings, jewelry, home decor, knitted things, beauty items and so much more.

Why not make a visit.  I would like to hear your feedback on the site.

Once you are there…come by and visit my shop.banner 2



Please let me know if you have any questions.  I have always given customers a free gift with


©2015 Sally J

Making Wooden USA Pin By Sally J

With the recent world events lately, I often feel pride looking at our flag.
No matter what happens in the world or our country –those red, white and blue
colors stand for something.  So instead of waiting for a national holiday, I will share with
you a design I made for a pin or brooch.
I made this several years ago right after 9-11.

US Love Brooch

Make this easy heartfelt pin to wear on anything.

Finished size: 2½ inches

Time: Less than 1 hour


Wooden Hearts, three large size

Bar pin, 1½ inches

Acrylic paints: blue, red and white

Paintbrushes: #6 Round, #8 Flat

Stain Varnish

Craft glue


1.  Paint three wooden hearts red, white and blue.  Let dry.

2.  Glue hearts overlapping the top and bottom edges.  See Fig. 1.

3.  Apply a coat of varnish for a glossy finish.

4.  When completely dry—turn over on back, center bar pin and glue.

Follow pattern to create pin.

Follow pattern to create pin.

©2015 Sally Jarvis

I would love to hear back from you when you make this pin.  Maybe I will publish some photos of your finished work.