Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
If you're looking for fall wedding jewelry in my shop search for "ettlove" to see what's available for the mothers of the bride and groom for upcoming weddings.
Here's a dichronic glass pendant from another Etsy seller that I used in this beaded necklace.
Here are some blue Swarovski crystal Christmas tree earrings
Monday, September 27, 2010
So, here are this week's items for you to vote for. The creator of the item that gets the most votes wins a solo blog feature with me right here on my blog. My blog recently passed 15,000 visitors!
Vote in the left sidebar please.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I’m sure many of you can relate to the love of creating new designs for a new season or for custom orders. I’m excited to share the following with you.
|2 Bat Earrings||Bat Briolette Earrings|
|Spider Earrings||Upcycled Bottlecap Necklace|
|Copper Wire Wrapped Pendant||Brown Jasper Carnelian Bracelet|
|Blue Agate Star of David Earrings||Silver & Pearl Wire Beaded Kippah - SOLD Can custom order!|
Women’s Gold Wire Beaded Black Hematite Kippah – 2 people
Hebrew Traveler Prayer Keyring
Custom Orders – Sold
Hanukkah Dreidel Earrings
Thanks for reading, Dear Blog Readers.
What’s your favorite?
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I, Linda Blatchord, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!
Read more here.
Will you be doing this?
Every week, I ask for shops to feature for Linda’s Top Etsy Finds.
You voted and Vikotas Fine Art had the most votes with her
Hand Painted Pottery
My name is Victoria and I live in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, FL. I am inspired by what ever touches my heart.
In ten years I would like to be in the hills of Pennsylvania living in a larger house with a more spacious studio: there is never enough space, and of course, there is never enough time either.
Pink and green is my favorite combination. I guess that comes from being born in the spring.
Oil paints are my favorite, but I work in acrylics, pencil and fabric as well. I like to garden and cook as well as paint and sew.
Buying handmade means you have an item that someone put his/her heart into.
You can find me at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vikotas
Don't create things just to sell: create things that people will value for a lifetime.
The greatest lesson is to find out why you are here and pursue it.
To be considered, post in this Etsy Forum Thread
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
You voted for LadyBug earrings
Here’s my blog feature interview with Inessa who lives in Kyiv, Ukraine (my grandparents were from there!).
I’m a proud mama of a beautiful 6 year old son, I’m a media planner in advertising agency by day and jewelry designer by night.
Jewelry designing is my passion, it’s a creative outlet and a relaxing habit for me.
I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. I have always had a love for the arts, every medium, from painting to handmade to music. As a child, I enjoyed taking children's art classes, crafts, I attended music school for classical piano study...
I’ve been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to try many new and in doing so I found my true passion.
Green Short Retro Necklace
I’ve been working with polymer clay now for about 2 years, and there is still so much to learn, but I really love it! Using this fabulous material I’m able to create jewelry of different shapes and textures, and I also love this material for it’s reach color palette, it’s strength and easy weight at the same time.
I feel like a kid in a candy store when I’m searching for supplies in a craft shop :)
It’s good to be passionate about your work though I find I never have enough hours in my day.
Blue Mosaic Clay Earrings
About inspiration & handmade gifts:
I tend to be inspired by colors, shapes, certain materials and textures. Sometimes I think of something first and then find the materials to execute it. But most of all my inspiration comes from making gifts for that special someone. When I sit and think of any gift ideas I revel in the atmosphere of inspiration, and then I can create something really unique and fascinating, ’cause I’m really care about what I am doing. When working on my creations I get totally involved in the process, putting so much love and positive energy into my work.
Here's what I know for sure: handmade is the only way to make truly memorable and unique gift!
What have been the most valuable lessons you’ve learned from other artists?
- You have to have a good photos of your product. I’m still improving my photography skills.
- You have to describe your item like there are no pictures at all, and take pictures like there is no description at all.
- You have to join handmade community or team. I get so much information and support by joining an Etsy team!
- And the most important thing - you have to believe in yourself and your product!
Pleas show Inessa some love by visiting her shop.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
"Not only physical illness but also other uncontrollable events in our lives can conspire, as if by divine serendipity, to bring us back in touch with our whole selves."
Sacred Therapy by Estelle Frankel (Look in the right sidebar to order this book).
Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B of Should be Reading
Did you know I design and sell beaded and other bookmarks at http://lindab142.etsy.com/
What book are you reading?
Monday, September 20, 2010
30 Minutes of FAME!
Monday, Sept. 20 @ 9pm (Etsy time)
Famous Shop: http://lindab142.etsy.com
More chances to win in this Etsy forums thread~~~You could be next!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I'm sending questions for Vikokas Blog Feature Interview.
If you'd like to be featured on my blog:
1. show me your best item and
2. comment on my blog with your Etsy shop.
3. post in the Etsy forum thread "Blog Feature Interview - Interested?" that I started. http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6631930