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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Twitter Tree

May 30 Twitter Tree. I'll try to repost your items. I've been sick and the time got away from me.


Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/


Tuesday: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/

Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/

Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day.



Instructions:



You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. (No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanza, ebay, your own website, etc..



My items for today from Linda B's handbeaded jewelry shop are:





Black and Turquoise Gemstone #Bracelet

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72396691 #bluebird





Copper and Pearl Wire Wrapped

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71709947 #Ring #bluebird #handmadebot



Pink Quartz Czech http://www.etsy.com/listing/52116732/ #earrings #bluebird

Thanks, everyone.





Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Twitter Tree

I am pleased to be a host of the Tuesday Twitter Tree for the Etsy Bluebirds team.

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/   
Tuesday: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/ 
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/ 
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/   
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010 

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day.

Instructions:

You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. (No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanza, ebay, your own website, etc.. 

My items for today from Linda B's handbeaded jewelry shop are:

Black and Turquoise Gemstone #Bracelet

Copper and Pearl Wire Wrapped 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/7170994#Ring #bluebird #handmadebot

Pink Quartz Czech http://www.etsy.com/listing/52116732/ #earrings #bluebird

Thanks, everyone. 


@lindab142

Sunday, May 22, 2011

WhatAboutPhotos – Winner of Blog Feature Interview

Let’s say my name is J. Labbe and I am an Etsy seller  based in Massachusetts. I am affiliated with Etsy’s own P.O.E. (Photographers of Etsy). I was shown the ways of photography by my father. I have spent every day since perfecting my photography to my vision. With photography, you can not have a favorite color combination. Georgia O’Keefe said it best “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” This is how I feel about my photography.

The first thing that I made with my hands- Stick figures with stick trees and I sure there was some kind of construction-crayon-marker mix in there too. Why I did this…. I don’t know.

Life in Color
Ready Hang
Yellow Life
butt

Inspiration comes from the world around me and if you ever looked through my extensive photo library you would see that I don’t discriminate on any photograph. Something in the photograph grabbed my attention and taught me something. Not one thing inspires me per say but all things and people inspire me.
My ideas come from my brain. OK seriously I would say half of them come from other artists and the other half from the people around me. My Faith Series was inspired by Steve McCurry, a world renowned photographer. It was part of a photography project in a workshop I took. Again, the world around me is an idea bonanza! An example of this is my newest series Life in Color. I was walking next to the Charles River and saw color on a bland background.

Materials. Well one would definitely have to be my Pentax. I use Kodak and HP Paper for printing. I am currently loving my new found love for Mica board, which my Ready Hangs are made on. As far as an absolute favorite, I don’t think I have one.

ACEO Orange Butterfly
orbut
flsky

Handmade, you know you are getting quality and the satisfaction that you are actually paying someone for their talent. You get a satisfaction that what ever it is you buy that the person making it - or capturing a moment in time - enjoys doing making what ever it is.
 
Wisdom on selling handmade. Be persistent and promote yourself as much as you can. Have a website or blog and social networking is a big boost for your business.

A invaluable lesson I have learned from being an artist is being observant and paying attention. Another is being able to adapt to a situation, which is a constant struggle for me as I am shy and more apt to keep to myself. I would say photography is helping me break out of my shell.
A side from my capturing a moment in time I work at a local university and assist students in a graduate program and help maintain a speech center. I am extremely interested in World War II history and am constantly buying books on it.

Favorite Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still (circa 1950s); I appreciate the fact that they had to be super creative in how they created sets or sounds. Not like today where a set can be created by using a blue screen and computers.

Favorite Book: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. It is just so fascinating to think of what would have happened if the United States never got involved in WWII. I read it once a year and always in the summer.

Personal Website:
www.whataboutphotos.com
Etsy:
whataboutphotos.etsy.com
Twitter:
whataboutphotos.twitter.com
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/pages/What-About-Photos/343055318216

Special for LindaB Readers:
LINDABREADER - Saves you 25% off your purchase

As always, if you spend more that $15USD shipping is Free! (Any shipping charged will be refunded through paypal)

Thanks and Enjoy… Always Create!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Gemini May 21 - June 20


June - Gemini
Happy Birthday, Gemini! If your birthday is May 21 - June 20, you're under the sign of Gemini, which translates to the "twins." Gemini is known as the artist. Gemini is full of intellectual energy that needs to be expressed and they seldom suffer in silence. Gemini is charming and life is more interesting and beautiful with them around. Gemini can make quick changes in any aspect of life. They cannot bear to be bored. Gemini craves variety and joy and to have the love of Gemini can be a joyful experience as long as Gemini doesn't get restless.


Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury and of the Four Elements, Air is associated with Gemini.Yellow is the color for Gemini and flowers are Lily of the Valley and Lavender.







Celebrities are:
F Lee Bailey
Jacques Cousteau
Clint Eastwood
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mary Cassatt
Bob Dylan
Judy Garland
Bob Hope
Duchess of Windsor
John F Kennedy
Malcolm McDowell
Marilyn Monroe
Cole Porter
Donald Trump
Gene Wilder

Emerald Green Trio Earrings
 




Gemstones:
Agate
Aquamarine
Cat's Eye or Tiger Eye
Citrine
Emerald
Peridot 











Happy Birthday!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

NanjoDogz May EtsyBlogger of the Month

I’m excited to meet Nancy of Chicago, who owns http://www.nanjodogz.etsy.com/. She creates DOG pandora clay beads, sculptures, and donates a potion of her proceeds to charities like the Anti-Cruelty society. How cool is that?
Even though I’m a cat person, I grew up with a dog and these are my picks from her shop.
basset
boxer
boston
west
Visit Nancy’s shop and her blog and tell her Linda, her teammate from the Chicagoland area, sent you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5.18.11 Linda’s Top Etsy Finds – Vote for your Favorite

Here’s my favorite blog post, and probably yours too. I choose handmade items from Etsy shops. If your item is featured, you tell the world and ask them to vote for you.

The winner, the item of the most votes, gets a blog interview in 3-4 weeks. Ready?

If your item appears, tell everyone to vote for you! Remember, if you win the votes, you might get a solo blog interview.

To be considered, post a comment with 1 URL of your best item AND your shop name. Both must be submitted in the comments. I hope you like this as much as I do.

Do you have any ideas on how to make it better?

Tuesday twitter Tree

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
 


Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/   
Tuesday: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/ 
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/ 
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/   
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010 

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day.

Instructions:

You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanza, ebay, your own website, etc.. 

My items for today from Linda B's handbeaded jewelry shop are:


Yellow Glass Stretchy #Bracelet
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71873833/ #jewelry #handbeaded #madebyhandbot #bluebird




Amethyst Healing http://www.etsy.com/listing/66113883 #Necklace #bluebird #jewelry by lindab142


Blue Agate Cobalt http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=2914087 #bracelet #artfire #bluebird #jewelry #handmadebot


Feel free to join the Bluebird team - the more people tweeting, the more views we'll all get.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Jewelry and Wire Beaded Listings by Linda B

I spent today editing photos and listing items on Etsy and Artfire. I’d love to know what you think of my new designs.

 

 Purple and White Pearl Bracelet

Purple Wire Beaded Kippah

Freshwater purple and white pearl bracelet

Purple and White Pearl Wre Wrapped Beaded Kippah

Orange you Happy Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Heart Earrings

or_hap2

emerald

Red White and Blue Earrings

Red White and Blue Patriotic Bracelet

Red White and Blue Earrings

Red White and Blue Patriotic Bracelet

Red White and Blue Clamshell Earrings

Reduce Price
Bluebird of Happiness Necklace

rwb

n_bluebird1

I’m hope you like my jewelry designs. Your comments are welcome.