Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Craft: Embellished Photo Frames, Antique Tins and Candle Embellishments, plus more!
Etsy Store: http://www.embellishedbayou.etsy.com/
How long have you been in business? I joined Etsy about a year ago under another user name, but have been selling as Embellished Bayou since February.
How did you get started? I got started by making gifts for friends. I would see things in stores/boutiques and know that I could make it for less money and put my own unique stamp on it.
Do you have formal training? None whatsoever!
What's the best part of having an Etsy store? I love being able to reach people all over the world. So far I've sent my products all over the US and to Australia and Thailand as well! I also love to create custom pieces for people.
What surprised you about having your own business? The bookkeeping is a pain to keep up with!
How would you describe your style? I am a bit traditional, a bit shabby chic, and definitely girly!
What one item should everyone see in your store? This pink shabby chic jewelry box has gotten a lot of hearts, I just love it: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30759845
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
1. Wristlet Key Fob by Mada's Place
2. Monkey hair clip by Bella Mia Bows n Things
3. Bue Halo Earrings by Karma's Creation
4. Pom Pom Rose Clippie by Mop Top Maven
5. Turtle & Frog Soap by Plumb Pretty
6. Red Pepper and Garlic Jelly by Monkey Pie Creations
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Craft: marvelous handcrafted hair accessories
Etsy Store: MopTopMaven
How long have you been in business? opened Etsy shop in July 2009
How did you get started? My daughter finally had enough hair to use clippies, but I wanted something more unique than what I saw in stores. I created woven ribbon snap clips for her and she got so many unsolicited compliments. Then a friend asked if I could amkes ome for her...
Do you have formal training? I come from a long line of talented, creative women on both sides of my family - between the genes and watching them I was bound to join their ranks!
What's the best part of having an Etsy store? My daughter can wear only so many clips, so this lets me share the rest of my creative designs!
What surprised you about having your own business? How much I enjoy the networking, and how I've learned to be more forthcoming in promoting my own work.
How would you describe your style? Adaptable - what I may like may not be your style, so I try to offer pieces that will appeal to a range of styles - from simply stated solid colors to bold, bright and whimsical to ultra-girlie, to more mature...
What one item should everyone see in your store? The Ivory and Black Floral Buttons Woven Ribbon Snap Clips are beautiful and unique, and my favorite part? The fabric covered buttons were created by a fellow Etsian!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Just a friendly reminder that you still have time to snag one of the great deals that the KNET Team Members are offering!
Here’s a rundown of some of the deals:
www.bellamiabowsnthings.etsy.com: Buy one, get one 15% off (lesser or equal value)
www.kristinseyes.etsy.com: Buy 1 print, get one free
www.marymule.etsy.com: Buy one, get one 50% off
www.karmascreation.etsy.com: Buy one, get one 12% off
www.goagainstthegrain.etsy.com: Buy one, get one freebie
www.swishdesigns.etsy.com: Buy one card (invitation), get a matching return address label or favor tag.
www.anycards.etsy.com: Buy one, get one 12% off (of equal or lesser value)
www.plumbpretty.etsy.com: Buy one, get one 25% off
www.certainlychic.etsy.com: Buy one, get one 20% off
www.damaskdiva.etsy.com: Buy one, get one 25% off
Questions? Confused? Please convo the individual shop owner. :-)