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Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010 and Welcome 2011

I went to bed last night at 3am but in between cleaning for 2011, I wanted to get a last blog post in.

In 2010:

  • We lost 2 furry children, RIP Homer and Stubbers who was 20. 


  • My Etsy Shop got a total of 190 sales
  • My Artfire Shop got 5 sales
  • I did some shows in 2010, a couple were successful and I need to follow my instincts about others and not participate with too much jewelry. 
  • I'm learning more about making wire-wrapped jewelry

for January Birthdays or Valentine's Day

I met a bunch on wonderful, supportive and promoting people on Etsy and they're teaching me how to promote each other to get more views and sales. 

My Top Etsy Finds weekly blog posts are very successful, for one of the posts the entries got 104 votes and 15 comments. I hope to continue it in 2011. 

John and I adopted 2 new kittens, Fritz and Sammy and big brother, Buddy loves them. 

My Etsy shop has around 71k views. 
My Blog has 21K views.
I'm looking to reach 79 more fans on Facebook to have a giveaway. 

I got a raise at my job. Yay!

I'm already doing tax paperwork and thanks to Tim at Handmadeology, I'm hoping to track sales weekly and get more organized. 

My friend is back from working out of the country for a week so I'll get to see her on Sunday. 
We're seeing my brother-in-law and his family more frequently, in fact, we're going out there tonight for New Year's Eve. 

Missing: Christy, photo is not sized yet

I've already posted my 2011 goals and I just need to write the detailed plan to reach them. 

My blessings by G-d, my husband, furry children, family and friends, online friends are too numerous to mention, but I love you all and am looking forward to a healthy, happy and prosperous 2011. 


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Valentine Giveaway Twitterganza - Sponsor by 1/1/11

From now until Jan 1, you can enter the Giveaway Twitterganza to get more Twitter Followers and be responsible for sending a gift to the winner. Link your Etsy item to your Twitter account. 

On January 3, until January 27 there will be a HUGE GIVEAWAY of all the gifts we have accumulated. There will be 1 winner! 

In order for the person to win, it is MANDATORY to follow ALL  the participants on Twitter in the Valentine TwitterGanza

I'm crossing my fingers for you to win. 

Open to US and Canada
Giveaway Starts January 3 and runs until January 27. There will be One Winner.
Mandatory, to enter you must follow each sponsor on Twitter and Tweet the giveaway.  If you click on each picture below, it will take you to the twitter account.  Follow that person on Twitter and all the rest. 

After following EVERY SPONSOR.  Come back here and leave a comment saying you are following each sponsor.  Please leave your Twitter name so we can check. You must also leave the link to your tweet.  Do this in one comment. 

For extra entries you can tweet one time each day.  Leave the tweet link in a comment.

12.30.10 Top Etsy Finds by Linda B – Vote in the Sidebar

This will be my last top Etsy Finds post … for this year, gotcha didn’t I? LOL and it’s a large selection, too.

In case you don’t know about it, this is my favorite weekly blog feature, where I show 1 item from Etsy shops. Then, everyone votes and the winner gets a solo blog feature interview with me here.

It’s not the best timing, with New Year’s Eve, so I’ll give everyone more days to vote and promote.

Without further commentary from me, here are Linda’s Top Etsy Finds for this week in no particular order:


Year End SALE
Slouchy Beanie

Vintage Stacked Flower Cluster Necklace

beany flow_neck

FREE SHIPPING-Thin bangle with a tear drop design

Brown and Multicolored Crocheted Hat and Scarf Set

bangle char

Be My Valentine

Vintage Miniature framed Victorian Picture

val mini

Canvas Art Print 14x10 Landscape Acrylic Collage Painting

Light Green Swirl Glass Channel Pendant Necklace

art green

930 Argentium Silver Bracelet - Natural Stone & Glass - Poseidon's Treasure

Hand Knit Bearded Lumberjack Hat

brac lumber

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Treasuries today - Thank You

Thank you to  and for including 2 of my necklaces in their Etsy treasuries today.

'End of Year After Christmas Ring In 2011 Sales on Etsy' by CranberryManor

Hosted by the Vintage Jewelry Sellers on Etsy (VJSE) - Grab these great deals on both vintage and handmade to ring in the new year. For more great deals, please visit our thread:

ON SALE Reva - Original...


Dramtic Textured Pin

Vintage Butterscotch Lu...

25% Off Santa Clause Ch...

Funky Round Wood Earrin...

Sale Holiday Photo Note...

10% OFF Vintage Margot ...

On Sale...All Natural G...

HUGE SALE - 40% Off In ...

Etsy On Sale Red Agate ...

Year End Blowout

ON SALE Christmas Gift ...


Now on Sale Hand Embroi...

'iceblue' by T1NKA

Little Feet, cute littl...

Pale Blue, Dark Gray an...

Earrings Blue and White...

Shawl the Bubble- Greyi...

Free Shipping -- Riffle...

Sleepy Blue - Pure & Na...

Linen Snowflake Handmad...

Frost in the Moor - 5x8...

SF Ocean Beach Bobby Pi...

Iced Periwinkle Vintage...

Good Housekeeping magaz...

10 Crochet Flower Appli...

Water's Form - Fine...

VIntage Mid-Century Tur...

Bird's Nest on a Sn...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Chain and Beads vs. Beaded Necklaces - Vote for your Favorite

I'd like to get a sense of the type of necklaces you purchase and wear.

Which do you like the most? Please put your votes in the sidebar. And, if you'd like to make a comment, please do.

What type would you wear everyday? What type would you wear for going out?

1. A chain and beaded necklace

2. Pendant on a Cord or Chain Necklace

3. Beaded Necklace

4. Wire Wrapped and Chain Necklace

I have some new ideas in mind, but want to know what potential clients want before making them. 

Thanks so much for participating.