Follow my blog with bloglovin Linda B's Blog: October 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Shopping Spree

A few online Etsy shops wanted to share holiday gift ideas. So, please visit these Artfire shops and show them some love.

 

Set of 3 Mini Altered Journals by Christie Cottage Pig Cutting Board by Tom Roche

notebaps_christie

pig board

Christmas Angels by AndiesMagicalNeedles

Black Cat Gourd-o-lantern

by @gordonville
angels

black_cat

Peppermint - Pendant and Earring – set by waterrox

Sock Monkey Toy blankie Crochet Pattern pdf570

peppermint

sockmonkey

Polymer Crochet Hook by crochet18 Tree of Life Necklace by lindab
crochet hook

tree_sw_gr1

 

If you are featured, please tweet this blog and the shops.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday New Items

I created some new items and wanted to see what you think.

Black Onyx Gemstone Dicronic Necklace


 And no Friday would be complete without a Friday Feline: Sammy and Fritz picture

What do you think of my 2 creations?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vote for your Favorite – Winner gets a Blog Feature Interview Linda’s Top Etsy Finds

I haven’t done this post for a while, so I figured I’d give people a chance to be featured on my blog. Some of the items are from new Etsy team members. Be sure to vote in the left sidebar using the radio button.

 

Gourd art - Blue Victorian House

Chanukiyah Menorah

 gourd menorah

Paisley Jewel-toned - Clutch Purse

Miniature White Cat Painting

clutch whcat

SILK SCARF, hand dyed

Stump Table/ Footrest

silkscarf stump
   
My 2 items  
Lavender Heart Earrings

Copper Wire Wrapped Clear Round Pendant

lav_heart2 copper ww

You have 2 days to promote your item, asking everyone you know to vote for you. The item with the most votes will get a blog feature interview right here on my blog.

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday Twitter Tree



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




You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter accountso we can follow you, and list 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. No more than two items, please. ( 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, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..  Retweet our hastag during the evening hours. Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.


Please add our NEW tag to your tweets.
"#RETWT" This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag.  Thanks!

Limit of two (2) hashtags
Some hashtags are automatic, and so to explain...
Example: 
Here's what appears when I click "tweet" on an item:
Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black | ChristieCottage - Knitting on ArtFire... #handmade #artfirehttp://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206
Here's the acceptable post for this item:
Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black@ChristieCottage #handmade #artfirehttp://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206 #AFPP  #RETWT

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.


Tweet the blog link hosting the 
Twitter Tree© to get more participants.

Invite your friends!

Post your twitter ID too
I'm @lindab142

I design handmade affordable jewelry

Blue Lampwork Beaded Earrings 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/64286264 #retwt @lindab142 @jewelrybot



Burgundy #wire wrapped garnet #ring http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/3816597 #retwt @artfire @lindab142 @jewelrybot

Check back in the late afternoon to see if others have added items. 

Thanks.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Fun - Halloween Costumes

I got an email from a friend with these adorable pictures of Halloween costumes.


Do you dress up? Do you dress your furry friends? If so, what is the costume?

Welcome new subscribers. Hope you have a great weekend. I'm showing my affordable jewelry designs tomorrow at a handmade craft show in St. Charles, IL. See http://linorstore.com/event.htm for details.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Client Feedback from Linda S


Linda contacted me last Wed. about purchasing a women's wire beaded kippah for her Bat Mitzvah on Fri. 10/21. She knew what she wanted and could not find it anywhere else, besides my shop.

We worked on the wire color and Swarovski crystals she wanted. 

I sent her the above picture when I finished it and this is what she said:

"Like it?  Not quite--I loove it!  Oh my gosh, what can I say?  Except that you have fulfilled my dream decorative kippah to a T!!!  I am so thankful that you found the perfect little copper Star of David, to boot--you are quite the haute couturière, my dear! : )  I am so excited now just thinking about how well it will complement my lavender suit and my hair--just can't wait to wear it next week!
 
I really want to thank you for your fast and diligent work on it, Linda--outstanding!"


Today, she received the kippah and said:


"The kippah did arrive this afternoon--fast service from both you and the delivery service!  I really like exactly how you made it, and thanks for all your good wishes."
 Her kind words warm my heart. Thank you and I'm happy you're happy.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday Twitter Tree

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




NEW Instructions (Please read)


Please use our NEW tag to your tweets "#retwt" (AND remove bluebird). You can only use ONE (1) other hashtag.

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 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you.


This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag. Thanks!


No more than two items, please. ( No "mature" items, please).
  • Be sure the item is twitter ready URL shortened.
  • Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..
  • Retweet our hashtag during the evening hours.
  • Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.
My items: 

Destash millefiore beads http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/448252 #retwt #xmas @lindab142

Rose Quartz Glass Moon http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/448094 #retwt #xmas @lindab142 Was $15

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.


Also, tweet the blog link hosting the Twitter Tree© to get more participants.

Invite your friends to join us!


Thank you and happy tweeting.
Linda B.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Autumn Artfire Collection

Please click on these handmade items and promote the Artfire Collection.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Linda B’s Jewelry is Affordable & Raising Funds for Breast Cancer

You may know that I'm raising funds for Breast Cancer. A portion of very purchase in October will go to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 Here are my items for the Twitter Tree (and samples of my work):

Bumblebee earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/73924659 #bluebird #jewelrybot
















Halloween wine charms http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/365364 #bluebird #handmadebot


Strawberry earrings http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/121157 #bluebird #jewelrybot

This is a sneak peak at a new item and a custom order I'm working on:

Turtle Earrings

Custom Order for Char - partially complete

Thank you, dear blog readers, for visiting and following.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Twitter Tips - Use Hootsuite

I'm a Twitterholic. I love twitter, chatting with people and retweeting items. In fact, I'm on a few teams and that's what we do, RT other items. 


What is Twitter? Twitter is 1 social media site where your comments are 140 characters or less. 


You can sign up for a Twitter account at http://twitter.com and learn more by reading.


Hootsuite is a tool you can used to see the streams (teams) that you are on all in 1 view. Hootsuite also lets you schedule tweets throughout the day. There are free and paid accounts. I use the free account and I get monthly click reports. 


This is what Hootsuite looks like and how to schedule tweets, you click on the calendar icon and pick your date and time. 






What I like about Hootsuite:

  • Scheduling tweets for later in the day
  • Seeing Etsy and Artfire teams in streams
Make your items easy to RT by:

1. shortening your links (Hootsuite lets you do this too)
2. omit dashes, extra symbols and quotation marks - they aren't necessary and are hard to RT

Twitter Etiquette:

1. Thank everyone who mentions you or RTs your item
2. Chat about things other than your products. Ask questions. You get to know a few people and it's fun. You might become addicted too.
3. Follow people on Twitter
4. I learned the hard way not to discuss politics. My followers didn't like it. Listen to your followers. 

Increase Twitter Followers and Views:
1. Join a Twitter team 
2. Join the Twitter Tree Team where you tweet other people's others every day. I'm the hostess of Tuesday Twitter Tree. 
3. Follow Friday - join in on Follow Friday for tweeters you know. Just post something like @galla15 #ff @lindab142 @jesseciane (Remember to thank peopole)

So keep your tweets short and sweet. 

Tuesday Twitter Tree

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

TWITTERtree

 

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 post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I 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. Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..

Please add this tag to your tweets. " #BlueBird"
This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the tag.
Thanks!

 

My items are

 

Pearl wire wrapped http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/448497 snap clips #handmadebot #bluebird #artfire @lindab142

pearl_ww clips

Turquoise Cube Beaded Keyring http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/981388  #bluebird #artfire @lindab142 #sale

turq cube_key

 

Halloween Bottlecap http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3666453 #necklace #handmadebot #bluebird #artfire @lindab142 sale

1b_pump2

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree©  

We have a team of Tweeting people http://www.etsy.com/teams/7199/bluebird

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Linda B’s Jewelry is Affordable & Raising Funds for Breast Cancer

These are a few jewelry items in my Etsy Shop that need homes.  Feel free to browse my shops.
In October, I’m donating a portion of proceeds to Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Fund, so your purchase would contribute to this important cause.


Turquoise and Coral necklace Blue Glass Beaded Bracelet
turq_coral b_blues5
Pink Dahlia Cabochon Ring Sale Paris Eifel Tower Necklace
r_pink4 paris1

These jewelry designs are reduced from my Artfire shop
 Easter Spring Colors Earrings White Flower Earrings (Match Ring)
easter_egg white flower post
White Flower Ring Red Flower Lampwork Earrings Save $1
white flower ring red lampwork
I create affordable jewelry for all budgets. You can get glass, gemstone and glass or place a custom order with me.
Thanks, Dear Blog Readers for visiting.