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Thursday, November 26, 2009

EtsyTwitter Team Black Friday Sale - A Ton of Fun

Are you stuffed like a turkey after your Thanksgiving meal? I don't even have room for Jello. Wanna shop from home instead of hitting the stores with the crowds and limited quantities of sale items? You can!

The EtsyTwitter Team is offering discounts, free shipping and other great offers.

Jen is offering a few different BOGO offers, read her page for details.

Betty's offering 50% off her original art

Free Worldwide shipping in Sandi's shop
Check out this great guy's hat

My offer for Etsytwitter is 22% off purchases of at least $8. Please put “Tweet” in notes to seller

Hurry to our shops, these one-of-a-kind, handmade items may not last. See more at The Etsy Twitter Team Blog.  Happy holiday shopping from the EtsyTwitter Team!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas and Hanukkah Holiday Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales in my Etsy Shop

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a great holiday weekend.I'm participating in 3 Etsy teams' Holiday events. You can choose your own sale.

1. Free shipping to the US and Canada on purchases over $8. Put "EtsyBlogs" in Notes to Seller. Refunds on purchases will be made by PayPal.

Gifts $10 and Under

2. EtsyChai Hanukkah sale continued - 20% discount if you put the "magic" word found at  

3. EtsyTwitter Team Sale -22% off purchases totaling $8 Please put “Tweet” in Notes to Seller.

So, you choose the sale you want. Limit of 1 sale per order.

Avoid getting up at 4am on Black Friday and shop online in my shop. I also accept custom orders. If you see any beads that you like and want a different combination or shape, just let me know and we can work together on a design to match an outfit or a mood.

Christmas Bottlecap Pendant Necklace

Under $25
Honey Onyx and Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

matching earrings are available

Thanks for reading my blog. Subscribe to my feed for updates. And fan me on FaceBook, I'm thinking about offering prizes.

Linda Blatchford
Etailer, Jewelry Designer

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Linda's Top 5 Etsy Finds

Check out this Linda's Top Etsy Featured Finds for this week. I'm posting early because of Thanksgiving, a day for families, food and football.

Let It Snow - 3PK Letterpress Greetings Card




Each week, I post a thread in Etsy forums about being on my blog and posting to my blog.

Watch for it next week on Tuesday/Wednesday. I moved my blog post to Wednesday because of Thanksgiving.

I hope you all have a terrific holiday! Be sure to check out my Thanksgiving specials in my Etsy shop.
Linda Blatchford
Jewelry Designerchic

Monday, November 23, 2009

New items under $10 created by Linda B for your pleasure

These are some new items I'm working on and getting ready to list. I love working with bottlecaps to create magnets, and pendants. I also have some glass tile pendants that are not listed yet. Ya know, there just aren't enough hours in the day.

Elvis Magnets

 Twilight Bottlecap Magnets

Michael Bottlecap Magnets

Linda Blatchford
Jewelry Designerchic

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The EtsyChai Team - Miracles of Hanukkah Thank Yous

The EtsyChai team had its first joint Hanukkah promotion with the Etsy Israel team. As team leader, I'd like to congratule and give my hearfelt thanks to the team members who graciously offered prizes and their participation.

Hanukkah Magnets

Special thanks go to:
Sandy our Yahoo Email and Membership Maven, for keeping track of members and your wisdom
Anne Graphics Maven-  for providing the team graphics, banners and avatars, changing the photos and helping us with the banners
Tammy, Blog Maven who had to keep up with constant changes and blog posts.

Hema, Facebook,  Flicker & Prize Patrol Maven
Leslie & Terri  Prize Patrol Volunteers
Debba, Twitter Maven
Barb, Etsy Forum Thread Maven
Christine and Tamar, our Treasury Mavens

and to the rest of the team members who participated. If I've forgotten anyone, I'm sorry. I'd also like to thank the Etsy Twitter Team, who helped us with the promotion by blogging and tweeting.

We've only been a team since September 2009 and some members are learning about Etsy along with promoting and I'm pleased to say, how to work as a team.

So before Thanksgiving, I want to say that I'm grateful for all of you, your insights and participation in this and future team events. Go Team EtsyChai! We're certainly blessed to have found one another.

Fun Pics

Got these animal pics in my email. The photography is so terrific. I added a caption and wanted to share them with you.

Butterflies Are Free, Really

Balancing Act



Linda B.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Linda's Top 4 Friday Finds from Etsy Featured Shops

Here are the top Etsy finds I've found in my thread for this week.

1. Black Scalloped Czech Glass Button Ring

Beautiful Personalized Digital 2010 Calendar

Thank you all for posting on my blog and in my Etsy Forum Thread. Watch for next week's thread which will announce the day of next week's post because of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

When you visit these Etsy shops, please tell them I sent you.

And please be sure to check out for upcoming special offers.


Holidays - My Favorite Movie and Music - It's A Wonderful Life

My favorite Holiday movie of all times is It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reid. I can recite all the words along with the movie, when it's on ... for some reason, I think the TV and cable stations are not airing it as much as possible. For me, it's like having black olives and green bean casserole on Thanksgiving, it's just not Thanksgiving without them. But I digress.

My favorite scenes are the one where Jimmy Stewart's character, George Bailey, meets up with Donna Reid's character, Mary, at his brother's dance, and they all end up in the swimming pool. Of course, the Wedding Night where Mary surprises George by setting up the old house they threw stones at as their home,
Clarence, the angel's appearance, ZuZu's Petals, and of course, the end, where Clarence gets his wings and George learns there is more to life than money.

It's a Wonderful Life has several actors that play together in other movies too. For example, Beulah Bondi  played James Stewart’s mother in four films: It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Of Human Hearts, and Vivacious Lady. I love quizzing my husband on them when we're watching them together.

There aren't really any Hanukkah movies besides Rugrats that I know of. Mircle on 34th Street is good, too, it's my hubby's favorite, but it's not the holiday season without It's A Wonderful Life.

For Hanukkah, potato latkes (pancakes) and playing dreidel with the cats is a family tradition. There are many songs and the funniest by far is by Adam Sandler. It's on You Tube at

Check out my shops for holiday sales through the end of the year. And, I do take custom orders.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

EtsyTwitter Shop of the Week - journeyoflovedesigns's shop

Journeyoflovedesigns is a paper crafter who makes greeting cards and greeting card sets. Her Etsy shop is the Etsy Twitter Team Shop of the Week.

My favorites from her shop are

First, look at this mini cupcake card set of 4

Aren't these cute? Tea Party Cards Favors - for a bridal or baby shower

How adorable is this Cupcake Card?

Journey is having a sale this week: Special for This Week Only:
  • Free set of 6 gift tags with any order from Journey of Love Designs.
  • Free set of 2 scrubbies/coasters with any order from Seashell Baby.  Use code: "Etsytwitterteam"
So browse through her shop, buy a great paper item and tell her Linda B. sent you.


EtsyChai and Etsy Israel Hanukkah Contest & Sale

Here are only a few of the items from the EtsyChai and Etsy Israel team Miracles of Hanukkah contest and sale at

Check out more and win prizes by visiting the blog. 

Linda B

Monday, November 16, 2009

Etsy Twitter Team: Our Friends at EtsyChai Are Having A Sale!

Etsy Twitter Team: Our Friends at EtsyChai Are Having A Sale!


EtsyChai Contest and Sale for Hanukkah

You don't need to be Jewish to enter or play our game to win prizes. The EtsyChai and EtsyIsrael teams joined forces to bring you the Miracles of Handmade Hanukkah.

You can win prizes and get some terrific discounts at many Etsy shops.
Icy Blue Earrings by Linda B

How to play: Look through each shop and find a hidden image of a menorah. There are 18 total images. When you find one, send an email to with the name of the image, the date, the time, your email address and your Etsy Shop if you have one. Also please tell us how you found out about the Hanukkah sale.

The people who find the most Menorah images will win prizes. Prize winners will win a prize bundle (1 per winner). And, while you're looking for images, you will see some great discounts on handmade Hanukkah and other handcrafted items.

When you purchase an item, please put the word "Candles" in Notes to Seller to get the discount.

See for more details.

Happy Hunting! Isn't shopping fun? :)

The Fab Miss B - EtsyBloggers Shop of the Month

The Fab Miss B is the EtsyBloggers Shop of the Month. Becky describes her shop as "a one woman extravaganza dedicated to finding unique handmade and vintage things for you and your home."

She creates monogram cross stitch ornaments

And this one happens to be an "L" for Linda.

Here's a fabulous tablecloth:
Holiday Among the Roses Vintage Cross Stitch Tablecloth

The last item is my favorite by far, a vintage spice shaker. Please tell Ms. B that you were referred to her by me as you browse her items.

Linda Blatchford

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hanukkah Sale

You may have noticed my new banner and that I have a button on my blog about the Miracles of Hanukkah Sale by the EtsyChai team from Nov. 15 - 22. I'm offering a 20% discount if you put "Candles" in Notes to Seller.

Here are some of my new items:

Hanukkah Assortment of Bottlecap Magnets

I can also make this in gold, silver or black. You can choose white pearls or other beads.

I'll be listing more items during the week, so please visit my Etsy shop



Friday, November 13, 2009

Linda's Top 5 Friday Featured Etsy Shops

Each week, I feature fellow Etsy sellers who post in an Etsy forum thread and on my blog. So, I'm pleased to bring you this week's Top 5  feature.

Wise Owl Bookmark



SALE / Reversible 16 inch Modern Look on one side/
Nature Theme on the other// Decorative Pillows - One-of-a-kind






Everyday Short Olive Green Fingerless Gloves

And, here's one of my new creations:

Icy Blue Polkadot Earrings

Thanks for visiting Linda's Top 5 Featured Etsy Shops blog. I welcome your comments. Look for my Forum thread next week and you may be featured.

Linda Blatchford