Etsy Twitter team Sale!

My friend Linda asked me to give a shout out to my followers to tell them about her Street Team's side walk sale...:D

As you all know, I'm all for helping out a fellow artisan and so to find out more about the sale featuring all kinds of yummy handmade goodies, follow the link to their Team Blog Post! I'm sure it's going to be a blast!


Handmade Craft Show

This is a little tidbit I came across that I just had to share with you all as it's a great way to advertise for only a little bit of dollars...:)

The Handmade Craft Show is a virtual Craft Fair. You rent a virtual booth for as long as you like except there's no waiting in line, no lugging about tons of display cases and stock, no dealing with the weather...it's always sunny and bright and everyone gets exposure...:) What I love about it is that it's a huge supporter of talented artisans from a wide variety of fields from jewelry to knit to art.

If you are an artist or crafter yourself, then perhaps you might want to give the Handmade Craft Show a shot. It's a great place if you are new to advertising seeing as it's extremely cost effective for the thousands of people who traffic the site daily. Top that off with a dedicated founder who's constantly trying to improve her already impressive flow of traffic and I really think it's going to continue to be a winning place to be seen! It's amazing what's already been done seeing as the site only launched a few months ago!

If you'd like more info, you can click here or visit the Handmade Craft Show's Blog. They are running some cool specials to save you even more advertising dollars!

I'm off to rent my booth and window shop like an excited 5 year old at Disney Land!! Hope to see you there too...:)


Have a gander at these lovely earrings!

It's been a while since I posted new items at my shop. Illnesses and inexplicable fatigue contributed to a slow down of happenings. Well, enough is enough...I'm still ridiculously tired, but I have things just bursting out of my brain to be made, photographed and listed and so I got off my buttocks and decided to get busy...:) The best way to combat fatigue is to think positive and to keep those juices flowing, no matter how much juice in left, right!?

So here you have Red Tear...a lovely pair of attention getting earrings in sterling silver and red coral. I fell in LOVE with the chips when I saw them and I had to get them. most coral I see tends to be more cadmium red colored but these are a fabulous deep scarlet! I wouldn't be surprised if they were color enhanced, but that doesn't at ALL detract from their beauty. They were also set to a high polish and so the gleam in the light!

Red Tear earrings listing

The Purple Rain earrings are small and delicate, but they have texture, color and lighting to make them seem larger than life. I LOVE the way they dangle and they'd be so great to spice up an outfit put together for a night on the town without exaggerating! Isn't it great when ideas produce such lovely little gems when the ideas were never intended in the first place? *lol* I need to fish around my little stone containers more often!

Purple Rain earrings listing

Hopefully, I'll have two more beautiful pieces of jewelry to showcase to you tomorrow! I really want to reach my goal of listing one to three items daily!

Have a great day and I'd LOVE to know what you think of these!

So much going on!

So bear with me...I have a feeling I'm going to be posting 2 or 3 posts because there are just too many things that I have to talk about...:D

Last weekend, Montreal had the pleasure of having three of Etsy's execs come on up for a visit.


Silly me brought a camera, but in my excitement, i completely forgot to take a single shot...*lol* I got to not only meet some amazing artisans, but I got to meet up with some of my team member,s reconnect with old acquaintances and be introduced to an AMAZING little boutique featuring all kinds of hand-made goodies!

In fact, there was a GREAT Storque Article written up about the experience which you can find here: Canadian Meet-up

If you scroll down in there, there are two pictures from the Montreal Crew. The first is the entire room and then there's a pic of the fantastic members of Team EtsyQ! It was SO neat to see those pictures up where a ton of people could see them and I was even more flattered to see my Redded Bliss Necklace sitting alongside other shops' gorgeous items in the related links! If you're curious, I'm the dark-haired hot mama with the black, white, red and gold v-neck top...;)

What was fun about the experience is that before we even got there, my fellow team mates and I got to chat and reconnect a little and talk about the team and some of our ideas. I'm looking forward to expanding on those ideas soon!

Then, once we got there, we were greeted with yummy croissants and pastries and juice and we all got right down to talking with Sara, Chad and Liz.

It was great to see just how passionate everyone is about Etsy and it was nice to see some of the faces that are working so hard to bring Etsy up to the standards we all what it to be at!

So many ideas and subjects were discussed. We talked about Guest Checkout and that pesky little USD sign and how they are going to make it more visible with plans for being able to list multiple currencies in the future. There were questions about reorganizing our own shops as well as ideas of better shipping options to account for shipping rates cross country. Flagging and tags and more in depth profiles with photo and even video options were also discussed as well as how we could improve the usability of the front page so that it was more seller AND buyer friendly. We also talked a lot about the possibility of off-site advertising for Etsy itself.

It was a really lively discussion and I have to admit that I was so excited that my mouth was motoring away and I even got to talk about EtsyQ and our purpose....god forbid I should shut up sometimes! Thankfully, one of my team members was kind enough to calm me down and get me to think of everyone else who ALSO wanted their ideas to be heard...:D

All in all, it was a GREAT experience and I really hope they get to come up and say hi again and maybe we can all celebrate the manifestation of some of the ideas we were so passionate in putting forward!

If you're in the Montreal area, you have GOT to go visit The Gallery & Boutique Headquarters: http://hqgalerieboutique.blogspot.com/
It's a really great shop stuffed with gorgeous pieces of handmade clothing, jewelry, hair accessories, cool books and great art all in a beautiful little shop! A definite must-see and the owner is a doll! She has her own Etsy shop here: Norwegian Wood

I'm so glad I went!
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