Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Jena at Modish is holding the 2nd GiveAway of some wonderfully, awesome, unique, beautiful, handcrafted, items! $805.00 worth to be exact!! One very lucky winner will win everything in the photo below! Just go to the Modish Blog and follow the instructions on how to enter. It's that easy!! Besides, you can't win if you don't play! :)) You have until December 3rd at 11:59pm to enter. The lucky winner will be announced on December 4th. So..Go! And enter NOW! "Good luck!" :-))
All giveaway items are from the following extremely talented participants!
*peace sign* TIN WINGS
*"slowly" print* EYEFUL by TRICIA McKELLAR
*Czech glass drop earrings* K KENNEDY DESIGNS
*"Maya in Fall"* printMATILOU
"I have many thoughts" printTANIS ALEXIS
*Snowman necklace and earrings set*HUMBLEBEADS
*corduroy bear pouch* RED MARIONETTE
*"Plant a tree" print*KACHING DESIGN
*fern clutch with vintage button*MONSTER FASHION
*silver drip necklace* BEADS IN THE BELFRY
*beer quartz "kisses" earrings* JEWEL ALCHEMY
*hand-painted silk earrings*GILBEA
*alphabet-o-graphic wooden earrings*MOYOU
*set of Brighton Buildings cards* ROBIN101
*blue and brown crystal drop earrings* CRYSTAL ALLURE
*chocolate and vanilla necklace* TWINKLE
*sushi mousepad*HEAD BITCH IN CHARGE
*green tree pendant*PIECES OF ME PENDANTS
*set of 12 correspondence cards*1ST COMES LOVE
*love gun necklace* PULP SUSHI
*beaded rainbow brooch* FLECTO
*Needlepoint Trade Secrets, autographed book* JANET PERRY
*jungle print headband*STYLISH MODE
*winter finger puppet* BABYSWEAR
*batik zip pouch* URBANKNIT
*3 little birdies necklace*FLAMBEAUX DESIGN
** protozoan necklace STARVING ARTIST BAZAAR
*"geneen earrings"* MUSETTE
*crystal quartz and moonstone earrings*CATIE'S BLUE
*mushroom zip bag*OBLINAKNIT
*jumper purse* PHAT SHEEP
*yuzen pendant*A PLANET 4 CREATION
*copper bead dangle earrings* A PRETTY ROCK
*black and white flower headband* GEMDROPS
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Please join me as I introduce Misschell of *chinamommy!* Her shop is full of fun and whimisical yummies!
What do you make, and what drives your passion for your craft? I make a variety of things. I still feel like I'm trying to find my nitch. I make "Cutie~Cupcakes", "chandelier frames," and "button pendants"... as of today! The cupcakes combine my love of sculpture, collage, "stuff", and whimsy.
What made you want to take your craft to the next level and sell on Etsy? I started on Etsy, because for the first time in my life, I don't have to work outside my home. I have a BA in Fine Art & haven't ever really used it. I love the idea of making something so cute, great, whimsical... whatever, that someone is willing to spend their hard earned $ on it, because they HAVE TO HAVE IT!
What is your best seller item right now? My button pendants are my best seller, partly because they are the first items I ever listed, and they're a quick, cute gift that's under $10!
Please share your best marketing venue. I've had a lot of luck by being on facebook! I also put a business card in EVERYTHING I send out (that's right, even the gals/guys at the electric company get one!). I blog: http://chinamommy04.blogspot.com/ & use that as my signature line on everything... I'm on myspace too: http://www.myspace.com/xiushui
Besides Etsy, where else can you be found? facebook (Misschell Myers-Shellenbarger), myspace, and my blog!
What are your goals regarding your business for the next few years? Get more items listed, treat it more like a (fun) job, grow my sales- I'd love to sell several items EVERY day. I'd also like to really find my nitch & continue to improve my artistic skills.
Tell one random thing about you that doesn’t involve your craft/business. I've known since I was about 8 that I wanted to adopt a little girl from China. Childbirth freaks me out, adoption was the only option for me! My daughter was 11 months when we met & she is just the BEST thing that ever happened to me. I wish more people would add to their families through adoption, it's an amazing thing!!
Share a few of your favorite Etsy shops. wow... a few of my favorites: well, like so many, I love theblackapple and elsiecake. I also LOVE: papermoongallery, flutter, lake, iHotto... I could go on for days!
Thank you Misschell! Visit *chinamommy* today! Keep tuning in for more hot profiles all month long! :)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Please join me, as I introduce an amazing and inspiring Etsy Seller, Rebecca of *Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen!*What do you make, and what drives your passion for your craft?
I make handmade soaps and lotions. I really love experimenting with new scents. My soaps are often referred to as different flavors rather than scents so, I think it's getting to experiment with new scents that really drives my craft.What made you want to take your craft to the next level and sell on Etsy?
I've been around on Etsy since it was in beta, however, this is the first year I've actually focused on selling on Etsy. I was able to get a little further ahead in my inventory this year so, I wanted to expand my revenue by really giving things a go on Etsy. The economy also had a play in this, as local sales are down right now from last year.What is your best seller item right now?
My Falling for You Soap for Extra Dry Skin followed by the Raspberry Vanilla Soap and Lotion.Please share your best marketing venue.
Word of mouth.Besides Etsy, where else can you be found?
I also sell on the Roanoke City Market. Visit my blog for market dates.What are your goals regarding your business for the next few years?
Just to try to make a little more every year.Tell one random thing about you that doesn’t involve your craft/business.
I am bipolar and have agoraphobia.Share a few of your favorite Etsy shops.
http://haunt.etsy.com/ - For her skin gloss. http://cherryblossoms.etsy.com/ - For her merino wool socks. http://teaforallreasons.etsy.com/ - For her awesome teas.
Thanks to Rebecca for sharing! Visit *Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen* today. Keep tuning in for more hot profiles all month long! :)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Please share your best marketing venue. Our home open houses have always done well, plus sporadic special events booth or tables. A recent fashion show this past year was a wonderful success.What are your goals regarding your business for the next few years? I really want to continue building the website, our etsy store, and our online social marketing connections, which is a core component of the goals of our Esmarts team. Beyond that, I would like to find 3 or maybe 4 large events (craft shows, art shows, etc) that we could attend annually. I find those truly inspire new ideas and force us to continue to grow our abilities and skills. For myself, I have 2 areas of skill development that I am very interested in. That is using recycled metal clay to create my own components and designs, and to add silversmithing skills to my work. I am looking for a way to actually begin to create and design my own settings, pendants, beads, rings, etc. I think this will improve my artistic development and allow me to make more personally aesthetic pieces for my customers. Plus, there are so many ways to create messages in that type of creativity, such as a love for nature, divine grace, love, etc.
Tell one random thing about you that doesn't involve your craft/business. Well, that has to be our collection of movies. My business partner, Saundra started WAY before me, and has a collection of over 8000 movies now. But, she got me started on old movies, and taught me about film noir. So, my collection is growing, at about 3000. I love "Katharine Hepburn" and "Sidney Poitier" the most, but I work on several mini- collections within my collection, such as documentaries, biographies, and true stories.Share a few of your favorite Etsy shops. The first has to be our *eSMarts team store.* We opened our team store just recently in order to donate items that, when sold, the proceeds would go to support a team cause or special fundraising project the team agreed upon. It's a wonderful idea and a great way to support others. http://esmarts.etsy.com The second is *Blue Bonnet Jewelry*, in particular "The Blue Skies and Dragonfly Bead Cuff Bracelet!" It's simply to die for! http://bluebonnetjewelry.etsy.comhttp://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13533984 Another is *Amor de Plata*, because they work in the recycled silver metal clay, and the pieces are simply beautiful, and inspiring to me, as I try to learn that medium. Check it out at : http://AmorDePlata.etsy.com Thank you Teri! Visit *S & T Creations * today! Keep tuning in for more hot profiles all month long!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Join me as I introduce Kristy Smith of *Shiny Adornments.* She is an amazing artisan, and her jewelry is beautiful, just like her!
What do you make, and what drives your passion for your craft? ShinyAdornments is artisan handmade beaded and wire wrapped jewelry, handcrafted in my Wichita, KS studio. I use sterling silver, gemstones, SRA lampwork, glass, and polymer clay beads. My jewelry shop includes bracelets, bangles, earrings, necklaces and cocktail rings for both work and play. I find inspiration in the wildflowers I drove past this morning on the way to work or the suit I just bought that needs the perfect accessory or the strange dream I had last night. I make jewelry I would wear myself. The materials depend on my mood and inspiration. My goal is to create wearable items for work and play that offer an interesting statement about the women who wear them.
What made you want to take your craft to the next level and sell on Etsy? I started making jewelry because I couldn’t find pieces to coordinate with my work attire. I discovered that I really enjoy the creative outlet. I’ve come to crave coiling wire, which I’ve discovered creates an almost meditative state. I also love being able to hammer components into submission. lol Creating little wearable expressions of color has become a stress reducing therapy for me. I was wearing the things I created to work and received lots of positive feedback, and sales! from my coworkers. It seemed a sensible step to create someplace to showcase them online, as many of the individuals I know aren’t in the same state.
Please share your best marketing venue. I like blogging. Especially blogging about my team members. I'm a geek at heart, so all the online, technical stuff is the most promo fun for me.
What are your goals regarding your business for the next few years? I would like to tweak my process enough that I am spending less time promoting and more time actually creating. I’m spending far less time on non-value adding activities now than I did at the beginning, so that’s a start. I’d also like to branch out into some local boutiques. I’d like to spend a lot more time with the torch. I’m fascinated by the whole fusing and soldering craft. I mean, there are just so many possibilities.
Share a few of your favorite Etsy shops. I love the clock works of art from yeetufield.etsy.com. Normally, seed beads aren’t my favorite, but this artist belongs to the Starving Artists forum, and her series of bracelets just knocks my socks off. Here are some examples of her work. Yes, they are made from seed beads. Amazing!http://beadsbeadingbeaded.com/FSalvadorDaliErinMontage.jpg http://beadsbeadingbeaded.com/PhotoRibbonBracelets.jpg http://beadsbeadingbeaded.com/Beatlesfringed.jpg
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