New Sale/Clearance Section

It’s been a busy year so far with steady orders since the holidays and lots of new projects as usual. I’m especially excited to be selling more and more of my brand new designs. But at the same time, I have lots of older ones still sitting in my studio, especially since I have all my local stock back.

So I decided to take advantage of Etsy’s awesome new sales features and start an ongoing clearance section. Currently the discounts range from 30-50% off, depending on the item and how long it’s been in my shop. I plan to update it regularly and might even include some newer items to see what happens.

I’m offering everything from art to jewelry to handmade supplies – including my prototype crochet hooks, which will be discounted on an ongoing basis based on availability – and I hope you’ll take a look from time to time! It’s a great way to get a rare deal on a unique item for yourself or a gift!

Click the shop link in the menu or go to the Sale Section right here!

Introducing Planner Accessories!

It’s January again and time for planning and organizing! I have to admit I haven’t yet written down my goals for the year, because things have not entirely slowed down since December. But my shop had a wonderful holiday season – I met some goals, sold lots of new designs, improved my workflow, and got to connect with more of you, both buyers and fellow sellers, on social media – and I have some ideas for this year involving more new product lines, sales, collaborations, and supporting other shops.

For now, I would like to introduce my new planner accessories! I’ve been making more and more cane designs in various themes and I’ve realized I can use them for a lot of other things besides jewelry, in this case, planner clips and planner charms. Each cane design is unique, but because I can get so many pieces out of them, I’m able to make some simple, affordable items.

The planner accessories feature themes from floral to animals to seasonal and more, and the clips come in two sizes and finishes. I have also been using more of the cane slices and leftover resin from jewelry batches to make some adorable keychains.

These are a perfect way to add some fun and cuteness to your planning, or find the perfect gift for a planner-obsessed friend! Check them out at Pastiche Accessories, and stay tuned for more exciting developments this year!

Website Update & Clearance Sale

After careful consideration, I have decided to close my Shopify store for now. I really wanted to have a fully functioning ecommerce website of my own, but unfortunately it has not brought in enough sales to cover the fees or the time I spend updating it. I know I could have done a better job of self-promotion, but right now it’s just not realistic.

This is not necessarily a negative thing. In addition to running my Etsy shops, I finally have my items in two brick and mortar stores, one local and one in another state. Simplifying my online presence a bit will help me keep up with everything.

I’m adding pages to this blog, which will serve as my website going forward and will link to my Etsy. I will also be moving my art listings back over to my jewelry shop, so when you click over to the shop page, everything is in one place. They even offer guest checkout now, which is convenient for new customers.

So before I close in about a week, please take advantage of 50% off any remaining items at NoelleLewisArt.com with coupon code “CLOSING50.” Of course, you will still be able to purchase my art, jewelry, and other items any time on Etsy, but I won’t be doing sales like this often! 

I probably could have made things easier for myself (and maybe less annoying for you) with better planning, but much like life, building a business is a learning process. So thanks for staying up-to-date, and please let me know if you have any suggestions! 

Local Update: Handmade Marketplace Booth

About a year after relocating, I finally found a local spot to sell my handmade items. 

If you didn’t read my post about moving, my husband left active duty military to start a gym with some friends. I chose to be optimistic that our relocation would be an adventure and not a disappointment. I guess it’s been a little of both. 

Besides the usual stress of moving and the challenges of adjusting to civilian life, we have had some unexpected difficulties and found ourselves pretty isolated in the life we choose to live as business owners. But we have enjoyed slowing down, spending more time together, and finding little things to appreciate about this unique and interesting area.

I had also planned to get my work into some local shops or galleries, and for a while, my search was very discouraging. But I finally found a new shop in Lebanon that specializes in handmade, recycled, and vintage items from local artists and businesses. As soon as they had a booth I could afford, I reserved it. Now there’s a little display in the back full of my jewelry, accessories, cards, and even a few paintings. 

I’m hopeful that this will be a great opportunity for me, not only as a way to grow my business, but a way to be a little more involved in the community. Check out The Marketplace at the Mill’s Facebook Page, and if you’re local, see my stuff and more in the shop upstairs! 

Mixed Media Beach & Floral Art

A couple years ago I started experimenting with combining my two favorite mediums, acrylic paint and polymer clay. I painted simple backgrounds and created basic dimensional shapes, then combined them together on canvas boards. The first set was floral-themed.

Meanwhile, through my jewelry making, I’ve been developing my polymer clay caning skills. So when I got back to my mixed media work, I started making the clay embellishments more detailed. 

I also received some acrylic mediums as a gift. Some of the textures worked perfectly for sand and waves, so I made a beach set for summer, incorporating more clay pieces as focal points for more detail and dimension.


It’s wonderful to find that two great things can be even better together. The larger pieces, some of which can go together as pairs, would accent a room nicely, and the smaller ones can be used as bookshelf art. I even made some magnets! You can find them on My Website or My Etsy Shop. I had a lot of fun creating these pieces and hope you will enjoy them too.

New in the Shop: Custom Fairy Houses

If you follow me on social media, you may remember a purple floral/hobbit-inspired fairy house I made for my herb garden with a broken wine glass and, of course, polymer clay.

That was a couple years ago, but things have gotten a little slow recently and I was looking for new ideas again. Fairy gardens and miniatures are all the rage right now, and I love fantasy and making tiny things. It’s also a great way to reuse glass jars, which unfortunately are not recycled in my area.

So I posted in a Facebook group and got some people interested, and these are the first couple pieces we came up with together, as well as a remake of mine. After leaving it outside year-round, I learned what I needed to improve for it to last. I also made a couple extra tiny versions for indoor teacup gardens. 


You can browse my full collection of home decor, which also includes some office and jewelry organization items, on Etsy or on my website.

Do you have a fairy garden? What’s your favorite thing to decorate it with? 

Handmade Knit & Crochet Supplies and Giveaway!

Today I’m excited to announce a new product line and a giveaway collaboration, both created especially for knitters and crocheters!

Another Etsy seller saw the sheep earrings in my shop and suggested I make some stitch markers. I thought about it for a while and then ended up making six sets of stitch markers and six matching crochet hooks!

The full collection – sheep, pigs, frogs, coffee, cats, and UFOs

Some of the designs are inspired by knit & crochet slang terms; others are based on things you might have with you while you craft. The stitch markers come in three styles for different types of projects, and the hooks come in various sizes. Each item is handmade with polymer clay and designed to make your yarn crafting projects even more fun. 

And now for the giveaway!

I’ve teamed up with two other crafters to create an awesome yarn-themed prize pack. In addition to a set of my sheep stitch markers from Noelle Lewis Art, the winner will receive two cute and convenient handmade hook & needle cases from Ellen at The Chilly Dog and some gorgeous hand-dyed merino silk yarn from Barbara at Kitty Mine Crafts

Enter to win this yarn lover's gift set!

The giveaway runs from April 24 to May 15. Due to shipping costs, it is only open to US residents. Head over to Ellen’s blog post to participate, and please share with your crafty friends! 

Website Update – New Platform

Last year I decided to try again with running a website in addition to my Etsy shops. I committed to a six month plan with Weebly, and my bare minimum goal was to make enough sales to cover the fees. It took me almost the full six months, and only one of those sales came from someone I didn’t already coordinate with elsewhere, but it happened (and I appreciate every single order). 

So I’m going to continue running my website, but with a different platform. Weebly was easy to use, reasonably affordable, and had most of the features I wanted. But for a few dollars more (or less, depending on the timeframe) Shopify will give me a couple things that were missing from my site, as well as the ability to sell directly on Facebook and Pinterest.

It’s taken some work to get set up again, and to keep a website going in general, but I’m excited about having even more possibilities for my business. Customers will have more ways to shop, and I hope to be able to focus on doing my best work instead of competing with what’s trendy in a certain marketplace or trying to keep up with constant updates (I’m referring to Etsy, of course, but I will still be taking advantage of their built-in traffic). 

I’m starting with a monthly plan but would love to commit to a year as soon as I can afford it. This would save me a little money, but mostly it would motivate me to make it work. I think most of my failed attempts to branch out in the past were not so much about the platform but the fact that I wasn’t ready and didn’t realize how long it would take to see results. 

This year has gotten off to a rough start but I think things are going in a good direction and I hope I’m right. So if you would like to support my work, please check out The New Shop, share with some friends, or give some feedback here. If you’re a fan of My Facebook Page, you can use the discount coupon at the top of the page for your first purchase! 

New for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is once again around the corner and this year, in an effort to narrow down my jewelry collection to items that showcase my best and most unique skills, I am offering all new items. These ones happen to feature a technique called caning. Please check out my Mountain Scene Cane post if you’re curious about the process.


These three sets are all made in the same heart shapes, each one with a different image. The glittery repeating hearts design is a classic Valentine’s Day pattern done in darker, more sophisticated colors. The iconic reflecting cityscape, my personal favorite, is great for couples remembering a special location such as where they met. And the mosaic/stained glass set, done in translucent pastels, symbolizes the idea that your heart doesn’t have to be unbroken to be beautiful. 

I think they are all subtle enough to wear throughout the year, and I also have a lot of floral sets available, which are perfect for the occasion and for Spring. And finally, for those hard-to-shop-for men in your life, I have a selection of cufflinks and tie/lapel pins featuring animals and landscape designs.

Shopping for romantic gifts can get a bit cliche at times – not that that’s the worst thing, I’d say love is allowed to be a little cheesy – but buying handmade is a great way to find something different. 

Please visit NoelleLewisArt.com or Pastiche Accessories on Etsy for more details on each item, and feel free to use coupon code “BETTER2GETHER” for $5 off any matching set. Have a lovely Valentine’s Day! 

Wilson Living Holiday Expo & Giveaway Winner

We’ve lived in Tennessee for a few months now and, like most relocations, it has been a challenge for me. 

Our quiet house in the woods is actually surrounded by annoying roosters and loud dogs, I basically have no friends, and despite my efforts, I’ve found no successful opportunities to grow my business. Partly I am too tired and stressed out to try harder, but still. 

In addition, for whatever reason, my online sales have been weirdly slow, so I was having some doubts about my business when I stumbled upon a Facebook post about a local vendor event, the Wilson Living Holiday Expo. 

I immediately emailed and found that they still had a couple spots left. I wasn’t sure if I could afford it, but it was really well promoted and seemed too good to pass up. 

Once I’d committed, I had a busy week of event prep ahead of me, but luckily I’d already done a lot of the work for a previous event. 

I was also stressed about running my booth by myself for a day and a half. Most of all I really hoped it would be worth it.

But I got everything done in time, my husband helped out so I could take breaks, and I practically didn’t notice twelve hours pass on Saturday as I ran my booth on two hours of sleep, because everyone was wonderful. 

I made some money on top of my booth fee, I got email signups and potential custom orders, and I met all kinds of people who talked to me about their lives and told me that my work is amazing and that I am awesome.

It’s not that I never hear those things (though sometimes I doubt them when things get hard) but it’s nice to know I live in a place where more than a couple people actually care about what I’m doing, and that I can take a risk and not fall on my face. 

So I just wanted to share my experience and thank you guys for showing your support. 

And now for the giveaway results! If you visited my booth and signed up for email updates via my blog, please head over to YouTube to watch this video and see if you won a custom ornament! 

While you’re there, feel free to subscribe for future giveaways, craft tutorials, and more. Thanks for reading!