Monday, November 30, 2009

Save With Gift Sets

Shopping for friends and family can be easy when you purchase a gift set. I have several sets listed but feel free to pick and choose pendants out of my shop to make your own custom set. After purchasing a set, just mention which pendants you would like in the 'message to the seller', at time of checkout. Gift sets are $25 and come with 4 pendants, 4 ball chains and 4 gift tins. You save $11! There have been lots of holiday orders so please allow 7 days for your pendants to be shipped.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In Remembrance

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.— Lt.-Col. John McCrae
Remember to thank the veterans around you for serving our country. We owe them so much.

Remembrance Day: November 11 was set aside in commemoration of the end of hostilities in 1918 and 1945.

Fall Treasury

Thanks to Handmade by Sandi for curating this fall themed treasury for the Etsy Twitter Team and for including my pendant.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

EtsyTwitter Member of the Week ~ Threepeats

Threepeats offers everything from recycled vintage beads, ribbons and lace to recycled t-shirt yarn and felted wool beads. She offers unique necklaces and earrings with a mod, bohemian vibe.

Visit Threepeats at
Follow along at
Get to know the artist behind the designs at


20% off all orders (not including S/H) Enter ETT in the “notes to seller” section. Refunds will be sent to buyers’ Paypal accounts.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Adding Gift Tins

Cute packaging just in time for the holidays! I have added FREE tins to ALL my pendants. Order your pendants and they will come packed and ready to give as gifts! How easy is that! They make the perfect Christmas presents for teachers, friends, family and coworkers. Don't forget to add a chain to your order for the finishing touch.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hey Everybody, I'm ETT's Shop of the Week!

It's been such a great experience being apart of the EtsyTwitter Team. I've met a lot of great people and have enjoyed featuring them on my blog each week. Now it's my turn and I'm excited to have my shop featured this week over at ! Go check it out and see what my 'special' is for this week!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Etsy Twitter Member of the Week ~ Ambient Lights

Becki Krska, of, creates several types of items for home fragrancing as well as bath and body items. She’s on a mission to make you and your home smell like heaven!

15% off ALL items OR Purchase three 7.50oz 100% Soy Jar Candles for only $20.00 (regularly priced 8.50 each) (15% off does not apply to the 3 for $20.00 special, it is already more then 20% savings!)

Special discounts do not apply to shipping. She can send you an invoice reflecting your savings before you make your payment or you can pay for your items and she will refund your savings via PayPal.

Most of her items have a quantity of one listed but she has more! Please feel free to contact her if you would like additional quantities of any item and she will create a custom listing just for you.

Follow her on Twitter @AmbientLights

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Whimsical Cake Find

Look at what I discovered today while checking out my favorite sights! Isn't this a great looking cake, it totally grabbed my attention. Oh come on, don't think about the amount of food coloring--just enjoy! Look at this yummy cake as a child would see it, and think how much fun it would be to eat! If your interested in the recipe here is the link.
I'll have to try this for our next birthday celebration. Hey, wait a minute, that's MY birthday! Perfect way for a 40+ year old to celebrate, don't you think? I'll let you know if I survive this cake making process. It sounds like a real challenge.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Owl Pendants, In Two Lovely Treasuries

My purple and teal owl pendants were included in two lovely treasuries this week. Special thanks to the ladies that made these treasuries possible: and

Monday, September 14, 2009

ETT's Shop of the Week: Handmade By Sandi

Sandi Myers, of, creates wonderful handmade items. Her shop is a smorgasbord of crocheted items, shawls, coffee cozies, felted bowls, earrings, sewn items, and aprons. Her talent is amazing that she makes so many different handmade items!

Follow her on Twitter: @SandisTs
Read her blog:
Fan her on Facebook:

*Special Deal for the Week* - Free Shipping on all items in her “End of Summer Sale” Section

Thursday, September 3, 2009

ETT's Shop of the Week: In My Head Sudios

Vicki is the artist behind In My Head Studios on Etsy. She works in her home studio and is also leader of the 175-member Etsy Twitter Team. "Running the team is truly a joy and a blessing to be part of! The members have created such a close community-I'm really proud of that." Recently, she made the decision to help start up and run the Facebook Fans of Etsy Street Team (FFEST) with several other women. "They are all very talented and I am really excited about this new venture!"

In My Head Studios is happy to do custom pendants. "If you dream it, I can do it!" and ships jewelry all over the world. " I guarantee you will love wearing your pendant as much as I enjoyed creating it!"

On Twitter: @inmyheadstudios
On Etsy:
Her Blog:

15% off all orders (not including shipping).
Discount refunded via Paypal.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ETT's Shop of the Week: Nikky Lee Designs

Nicole Husnik, of, creates stunning handmade jewelry and very professional photographs. What inspires Nicole to create? “Mostly nature and its ability to be beautiful with such little effort.” Her work seems to require little effort, too, and that is a hallmark of excellent design and craftsmanship. She chooses many different styles of beads and stones to work with. Some of her work is funky and some of it is more traditional beadwork. Her favorite thing about her craft: “The pure exhilaration when a piece is finished, or a photo turns out, just as I hoped... amazing feeling of satisfaction!”

Follow her on Twitter @nikkyleedesigns

Read her blog:

Special for this week: Free earrings of her choice with any jewelry purchase $15 or more. Enter code "Feature Shop" in comments at checkout.

(The above was a partial repost from our team blog.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ETT's Shop of the Week: Firebirdhouse Designs

Kristen Evans, the owner of loves creating unique jewelry designs and textiles from vintage and new components, as well as recycled/repurposed vintage pieces and fabrics.

Firebirdhouse Designs is offering 25% off on purchases over $25 from August 17 - August 23rd. Use Code SOTW in notes to seller and your refund will be issued via Paypal. Excludes Joyce Richardson Benefit items

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Black and White Treasury

This black and white treasury is so Audrey Hepburn. Pure class. I appreciate all the ladies that put time and energy in creating these lovely Etsy Twitter Team treasuries. It's always fun to wake up to find that one of my pendants has been included.

Friday, August 14, 2009

ETT's Shop of the Week: Safiya Beauty

"This refreshing Kumquat flavored soap is my absolute favorite. The perfect soap for fighting off a bad case of the 'Mondays' or the 'Tuesdays' or any glum day for that matter. Made with skin-loving ingredients like olive oil and coconut oil. It's sure to be one of your new favorites too."

If you would like to find out more about this week's ETT's member please visit the team's blog.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

ETT's Shop of the Week: Uber Art

This is a repost from the Etsy Twitter Team Blog.

If you are in the market for a stunning hand-bound journal or guest book, look no further than Beth’s work is to die for! Any paper lover would agree that her work would be a pleasure to create an art journal with. Your guests will also love to sign their names in her guest books, and these would make a great addition to any event, not just weddings. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a guest book from that backyard BBQ that was so fun last summer? You can have blank pages added to the back of Beth’s guest books for photos and mementos. A book like that would be cherished for years to come!

All of Beth’s books are made with tender loving care, with superior workmanship, and great attention to detail. She is a self-professed super-perfectionist and if it doesn't pass her quality control, it doesn't leave her studio!

“My customers inspire me to create books that both of us love. Making something beautiful that will be cherished and loved is very rewarding for me. I love working with paper, collecting paper, coordinating papers, touching paper... and so on! Selling my books gives me an excuse to buy more paper!” says Beth about her work.

Beth has an undergraduate degree in studio art and a Masters in Art Therapy. She has studied everything from paper arts to jewelry design, collage and pottery. She is a self-taught book artist and has been making books since around 2003.

Recently she worked with the Grammy Award winning rock band, The Fray, to create a backstage guest book for their 2009 summer tour. You can view her portfolio at

She ships internationally and is running a sale for this week: Mention "EtsyTwitter" in the Notes to Seller section for 10% off any item in her shop (expires Sunday 8/9/09).

Monday, July 27, 2009

Etsy Twitter Member of the Week ~ Glitzy Events

This is a repost from the ETT's blog: Kimberley Williams, of Glitzy Events has one mission: to provide high quality products and personalized service to her clients. Whether working with brides-to-be, or those planning graduation, anniversary or other celebrations, Glitzy Events is a one-stop source for everything from gorgeous, fully customized invitations to products such as unity & memorial candles, place cards, menus, programs, etc.

Born out of Kimberley's frustrations while planning her own wedding, Glitzy Events is happy to design something unique for a customer. "We can take any design in our shop and customize it completely for our clients. If a client loves our work but wants something a little different we will work with them until we can come up with a design that they love. We don’t charge any additional design fees as we feel that this is part of the custom process." Located in New York, the shop currently ships to the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK and is always happy to provide shipping quotes for other International customers.
With a full service website as well as an Etsy location, Kim's always looking for ways to save time and has found Twitter to be very useful in reaching new clients.
" has been an extremely helpful tool. As I list new items they are posted to my twitter account automatically within 30 minutes which then results in immediate views for my products. Using this tool saves me a lot of time and allows my products to be seen by hundreds of people almost instantly. This has helped me to connect with other professionals within and outside of my industry. These connections lead to referrals which lead to sales."

Glitzy Events is offering two specials this week: Become a Fan of their Facebook Page (, leave a comment on their Wall, and receive 5%off your full invitation order
Order 2 or more INVITATION samples and get free shipping...refund to be issued via Paypal.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Carmel Apple Goodness

My two favorite things meet up in this new recipe, Carmel-Apple Pie. It's a new twist on an old favorite. My husband, who is picky when it comes to dessert, loved it. I will be adding this to my recipe box. It's very sweet so you might want to tweak the sugar amounts to suit your taste.

Pie crust: In a bowl, cut 1/3 cup butter into 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour with a pastry blender till pieces are the size of peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon milk over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Repeat moistening the dough, using 3 tablespoons more milk, till all the dough is moistened. Shape in a ball.

Filling: In large bowl, mix 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Add 6 cups peeled and coarsely chopped (Granny Smith) apples and toss to coat. Transfer to pastry-lined pie plate. Drizzle 2 tablespoon carmel topping over apples.

Topping: In mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling. Cover edge of pie with foil to prevent over browning. Place on baking sheet.

Bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 25 to 30 minutes more until golden. Cool 10 minutes then drizzle carmel topping over top.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blue and Green ~ Wednesday Favorites

My two favorite colors are blue and green. Nothing makes me happier than to look out my window and see green trees against a perfect blue sky. It's relaxing, refreshing and brings a smile to my face. To top off my perfect day there is no humidity! It's in the 80's today, cool breeze and no trace of the sticky air that is so common this time of year. In honor of my 'perfect' day, my Wednesday Favorites will be featuring my two favorite colors. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Go Green at our Eco Party!

It's an Eco Party and you are invited to 'go green' with the Etsy Twitter Team July 21-27. Many of the members, including myself, have come together to showcase our 'repurposed' or 'recycled' items. These artists and crafters have spent time looking for ways to reuse everyday items around them to create something new and exciting for the Etsy marketplace. You can check out all the items involved in the event at

My scrabble tiles and poker chips have been repurposed and brought back to life as whimsical, pendants and charms. I love finding interesting pictures to put on each pendant. Pretty Whimsical is running a special for the Eco Party: Buy 1 Get 1! Please notify me in the 'message to seller' box, at time of checkout, which pendant you want and I will include it free of charge.

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week: GeekDetails

I love this big, bright, whimsical ring. This is one of the unique items you will find at GeekDetails shop. The following is a repost from our team's blog.

Amanda Roberts, of, is a very creative artist. She makes a variety of handmade items that are all geeky in nature. She has everything from pinback buttons to handpainted dishware to specimens from her favorite books. She is constantly rolling out new products based on her favorite geeky past times. Her store inventory is a reflection of what she’s into at the moment. And it’s all wonderful geeky goodness!! But you don’t have to be a geek to enjoy her work. It’s all very fun and sometimes whimsical. Her buttons are quite witty!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Etsy Twitter Member of the Week ~ LMcreations

The following is a repost from one of our talented ETT members. Enjoy!

Lisa Murdin is the creative genius behind the rainbow array of wristlets, pouches, purses and more at LMCreation. Whether from fabric, vinyl, or occasionally leather, the store's creations add a splash of whimsy and color to anything you wear.

Lisa's aim is to make "the best quality piece that I can in my own style and with fabrics that really appeal to me. I also aim to provide the best customer service that I can, the same kind of service that I would like to receive as a customer." Inspired by the beautiful variety of fabrics available, Lisa, like many textile artists, often feels that the fabric "tells me what to do, so when I see the right fabric I just know that it will make a special bag or wristlet or whatever."

Her tip for using Twitter? "Get involved with other people on Twitter, respond to their tweets, re-tweet something that is interesting or good for a new twitter member who might need some help. I might tell people what I'm working on, but I only post links to items in my shop once or twice a day, no more than that. People get to know me and the things that I make and I've had sales and custom orders from twitter contacts, as well as being featured in blogs and treasuries." Lisa ships worldwide and is happy to provide quotes on custom orders.

Special Deal Offered : 10% discount offered to Twitter customers until July 12. Use code "EtsyTwitter" in the Message to Seller and 10% of purchase price will be refunded.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wednesday Favorites

Etsy Twitter Member of the Week Sumiko Shop

The following blog repost was written by one of our talented ETT members who has given me permission to share the following with you. Please stop by Evelyn's Etsy shop and look at all her lovely items.

Evelyn Palazzin, of, creates gorgeous jewelry and accessories for women. Her shop is filled with lovely items and the photographs are beautiful, enticing all who stop by to take a look and make a purchase. Evelyn lives in a tourist town by the sea in Italy. Her creations have an old-world charm about them.

“I have always had a passion to create, to recycle items, and to invent and process things from scratch. I don’t consciously think of myself as an artist BUT as a person who always loves to create and learn new techniques. After I became a mother, I used my free time to create jewellery and accessories for myself and my friends. That was also about the time that I discovered Etsy and the world of eShops.

"I have always had a passion for sewing clothes for myself, but I also loved unique and original accessories, and I found such joy in creating them, or seeing people wear such items. I spend countless hours searching for new materials and findings for my jewellery. It’s inevitable to get an idea or inspiration after such intense consideration of materials. Sometimes just studying them creates images of the completed item in my mind.”

If you never become famous with your art, would you still think it was a route worth taking? “Certainly. The joy of art is in its creation, its appreciation, and its ability to enrich the mind. We must not think of art as a means for fame and wealth, but as a way of expression, to keep the mind active, and as the wholesome way to live fully, daily. If success and fame comes, then it comes as a surprise.”

Follow her on Twitter: @SumikoShop
Read her blog:

Special Offer for the Week: Free shipping worldwide. Mention “Etsy Twitter” in Message to Seller and shipping will be refunded.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Etsy Twitter Member of the Week RockisSupplies

I am excited to showcase this weeks Etsy Twitter Team member. Please enjoy the repost written by one of our talented team members and stop by and visit Rocki's shop!

Deb "Rocki" Adams, of, creates “handcrafted metalwork findings & jewelry in a variety of finishes using Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, 14k Gold Filled & now Copper”. Her signature pieces are Elfin Ear wires and they are stunning. “A couple years ago, when I was selling in my old Etsy shop, I made my own ear wires for my jewelry and started getting requests for my Signature Elfins. So, I started selling them in that shop and it took off from there.” What a nice way to get a start in selling handmade supplies!

When you look at Rocki’s Supplies shop for the first time it’s easy to assume the items are not handmade simply because they are so perfect! But her jewelry findings really are handmade!! It’s amazing! Including handmade findings in your handmade jewelry would definitely increase the value of your work as a whole. Plus you’re buying handmade for your supplies and everybody wins!

“My tag line pretty much sums it up that my findings are more than supplies, they are ‘Handcrafted Pieces of Art For Your Artistic Creations’ - I truly put my heart and soul into my work and although my days are quite long, I value the integrity of each piece I make and customer care is most important to me. I appreciate each customer and am thrilled when they share their creations with me - makes my heart happy!”