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Friday, February 29, 2008

I love MAIL

So I have participated in a few BnR's recently on and have begun to receive my items.

Here is what I got today from
Permanent Origami Good Luck Tortoise

I love him!!!! He is currently sitting in my studio in the garage and I am hoping that he brings me lots of luck this spring!

I have also received these great wickless candles from
They smell great and I love them!!

AND I also bought these great fat cat cards that remind me of the REAL fat cats I have in my house right now haha.hahahhaha. Fabulous!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Martha on Etsy...

So apparently the ex-con herself, Martha Stewart, aka craft-master of the universe, praised etsy on her show the other day, it will air TOMORROW see the article HERE. I think Martha is an obvious genius and has taken her love of being creative all the way to the top. I hope that this does a lot of good for etsy and us sellers. Ya know, bring in a lot more clients and people actually interested in not having something someone else has.

Some people are scared that etsy will become too large... everything has the ability to expand - make yourself flexible - thats what i say!!!

Today's Showcase & Etc

So I am in the Storque Showcase all-day today. This is an aspect of etsy that I love! You buy a slot to self-promote your shop. CLICK HERE

So one the things I have come across while looking through a lot of great blogs from the artists from etsy is that they feature other artists. I know I don't get the most views in the world, however I am working on that. This is something I would like to start doing, featuring an artist each week! Of course, I'll have to dig up my english writing skills to make it look good, but I think that a lot of good can come from this.

Is anyone interested? do let me know!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

woo hoo AGAIN

sooo i made it to the blog site!!!

check me out:


I also was mentioned in a treasury that was NOT a "buy and replace" ( I am a huge fan of BnR's though fyi).

and im on another treasury, she is switching things out but I love her choices...especially when its men ;) heheh
bring on SPRING!


YAY today was a fun day!

I got my hair cut, got into a local craft show, ANNND got put into a treasury on etsy !!!

check out the orange goodness:

The local craft show will be March 22, 2008 - its a saturday and lasts all day. I am really excited to be with a bunch of other artists and really get people to pay attention. :) It is in the Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head Island. Email me for more info.

PS - the BIG HUGE SALE is still going on... mention my blog and ill give you FREE SHIPPING!!!! cmon click the link!

more soon :)

Back in the Saddle

I made a lot of earrings this week and and interesting necklace with carnelian and turquoise. It feels really good to get back in my studio again and just bust out a bunch of pieces that I REALLY like. I try not to make anything for my racks that I wouldn't wear myself.

I also started to use a lot of copper in my earrings. It is a cool way to bring warmth and enhance color in my earrings. I love the combo of amethyst and copper - perfect balance so far.

So I think I am going to try to make more earrings this week...I sent off my netflix so I am currently waiting for my new DVD. I got busy while watching Michael Clayton yesterday (ps good movie!) My boyfriend borrowed my RosettaStone in Spanish that I got for Christmas and finished the first level and has now returned it back to me. I am going to see how trying to get fluent in spanish and making jewelry will be. I hope Ill be able to multi-task like that!!

My friend Brian and his family own a series of really great deli's Gruby's New York Deli - to be exact. And locally his dad is going to put out my business cards... I am excited! I hope people take them.

I am really getting excited to take more pictures... perhaps I will start on that this week too!


Monday, February 25, 2008

Talent Database

Hey yall,

So I just was exposed to a cool new site that is for artists of all types - it is called

here is my link:

If you have a minute, please try to check me out. Ive uploaded a few photos and they really breakdown what type of artist you are. It is pretty cool. Hopefully it will give me a little bit more exposure.

ps dont forget about my awesome spring time sale! If you mention that you found me through my blog, ill give you free USPS Priority Mail Shipping!!! tell your friends ;)

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My own treasury

hey yall

so I got the chance to make my own treasury in the treasury west section of etsy.

here is the link:

It is a collection of sale items I found on etsy. They stood out for me :)

I hope some of the items sell...

A different look has a way to browse artist through a program called the treasury. the treasury is handpicked items by fellow etsy members that has a theme. I am an easy target for loving black and white photography...which is why i fell in love with every picture in this treasury.

check it out :


Well it's another sunday afternoon in great 2008!!! haha.

It has been exceptionally beautiful these past few days here in the lowcountry and it has helped with my inspiration and motivation! I really love spring time because everyone is outside, happy, and ready to accept with a new season can do for their lives and attitudes.

My sale that I am having is going fairly well, so far 5 pieces have sold!!! only 39 more to go to completely re-do my store and take new pictures. The forums have been wonderful and helpful for how to have a better looking store. So hopefully after the "successful" sale is over I can really clean house and get things back on track.

My goals for this week (similar to last weeks tee hee)
  • Make phone calls regarding recent DVDs sent out
  • Go down and sign up for local craft fair for mid-march
  • start making more inventory
  • hopefully art clay will come this week and I can start making more leaf rings
  • start gym regime...gym 4x this week
  • stay positive
  • get outside for a few hours
  • start brainstorming about where and when to take pictures.

I think thats a good start ;)

have a great week!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A beautiful evening

Did anyone see the lunar eclipse last night!?!?

It was absolutely beautiful. I watched it by the water with some of my girlfriends. It was not too chilly out and it was just really amazing. How often do we get to see something like this and ACTUALLY give ourselves the time to enjoy it??? We are lucky!!!

I sold three items yesterday!!! Thanks to my friend Jeff for purchasing them for his lady friend ;)Wooo HOOO


Tuesday, February 19, 2008


mmmm it was just beginning to feel right for a sale! Everything in my online store is 15% off of the price listed. This is a great opportunity to get what you want at really great prices. PLUS I ship USPS so it will be there in 2-3 business days.


Karma...the Spring Sale!

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Value of Good Constructive Feedback

I am really glad that I have put my store through It is a great handcrafted community that enables people to do what they love but also has a forum to get good advice about your store, and general business advice - like advertising, photography, descriptions, and life in general.

I have just spent the past few hours posting questions and comments and it has been a very educating time. It made me feel so much better to know that not everyone knows everything about how to run a small business - especially an art or craft business. The suggestions and feed back I have received have been great. I know now how I am going to try to turn my online sales around and have a more effective e-business.

That is to say, this is sort of a weird and hard time to have retail sales...according to a lot of people I have spoken to, say that because it is after christmas and other holidays that people are still recovering and arent really ready to splurge on themselves. I totally understand...sometimes it gets hard though.

Goals for this week:
  • Head to Savannah, GA and check out boutiques and hand out DVDs
  • Mail out a few more DVDs and do phone call follow-ups
  • Make springy pieces of jewelry
  • take new pictures for etsy site (thanks to new feedback!)
  • smile
  • stay confident

Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gift Certificates Now Available through paypal!

hey hey hey!

I just wanted to let yall know that there will now be gift certificates available that you can redeem through my site and/or through me personally. I am very excited about this! I also sell gift certificates at my show that are redeemable through either option.

I also have a great opportunity to have a show at the University of South Carolina on April 4th in the Greek Village! I am so pumped about this and hope that it goes well because I am donating 10% of all proceeds to a charity of their sororities choice. I love contributing and hope that it is very successful, not only for me but for the philanthropy as well.

I am still working on getting my DVDs out and hope to get some meetings set up in the near future.

I am working on planning another local show towards the end of February and Mid-March.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Whether big or small, a success is still a success

I had my show in Clemson this weekend, though it was smaller than I had hoped, I still sold a few of my favorite pieces. So a sale is a sale! I got a lot of really great feedback and ideas. I plan on going back up there with a different game plan next time, but still believe to find some more sales.

On a brighter note, I have been giving out more copies of my portfolio and have been getting a great response. I think I was right when I said the first steps would be the hardest.

I also *hopefully* avoided the flu. There is apparently an epidemic happening in a few states. I hate being sick and really hope I do not catch the flu from my friends in the up state.

This week I plan on making more DVDs and mailing them to a few boutiques people were talking about this weekend. I went to a few of the boutiques myself and believed that some of my pieces would really fit in nicely and hopefully sell nicely as well :)

heres to learning!