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 http://sumikoshop.etsy.com/, 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: http://SumikoCreations.blogspot.com

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 RockisSupplies.etsy.com, 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!”

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Etsy Twitter Team's Member of the Week RoseBushDesigns

RoseBushDesigns offers a wide range of charming, handmade cards for any occasion. Beth Wietrzykowski, is a stay-at-home mom of 2 boys. She cuts, stamps and colors all her cards by hand. Her inspiration comes from nature, magazines, friends, just about anywhere. She is always looking for new techniques and tools she can use to create her cards. Handmade cards have that special touch that a commercial card is lacking. Share one of these lovely cards with a friend or loved one today.

You can find Beth's shop at http://www.rosebushdesigns.etsy.com/
On twitter: @RoseBushDesigns
And her blog: http://www.rosebushdesigns.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Newly Listed In My Etsy Shop!

June Special
Buy any 3 pendants and get 1 free! Please only purchase 3 pendants and tell me what you want your 4th to be in the 'message to seller' box at time of checkout. Shipping is free on all purchases in my shop. I will be adding more choices over the next week so please stop by and see what's new!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Etsy Twitter Member of the Week: NDN Chick

I am pleased to introduce Etsy Twitter Team's (ETT) member of the week, Leanna Pierre. Leanna is a member of the Colville Tribe in Cusick, Washington. Her shop, http://www.ndnchick.etsy.com/, is full of intricate, colorful pieces of bead work. She has a beautiful selection of hair sticks, barrettes, earrings and pins. When her hands get tired of beading she enjoys creating cards and bookmarks.

Her inspiration comes from her mom, who first taught her to bead. She credits her mom for always being there to offer creative criticism and ideas.

You can also find Leanna on twitter @ndnchick or read more about her work on her blog, www.ndn-chick.blogspot.com

Special: June 8th - 12th Leanna is offering FREE SHIPPING to all her customers.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

ETT Shop of the Week: That's Headley

This weeks featured Etsy Twitter Team (ETT) member is Ginny Headley Maserang, of That's Headley. She is a creative artist that features one-of-a-kind jewelry in her shop. I love her "pea pod" items, like the adorable earrings shown above. She has a special section in her shop called "Hope for Whirled Peas" with all the proceeds going to benefit Fisher House. Further information about Ginny's fundraising efforts can be found in her blog.

"I am dedicated to crafting pieces that are fun, well-crafted, and timeless in design for a lifetime of enjoyment. I make the jewelry I wear, but I like to share with folks who appreciate color, texture, balance, and uniqueness.My creative inspirations most often come from the beautiful materials I work with - I've loved pretty rocks since I was a little girl, and nothing pleases me more than to pull all my treasures out like a glittering box of crayons and have them tell me what they want to be. I love, too, the color combinations in nature, and can't keep myself from looking at a sunset or garden and imagining the colors coming together as a work of wearable art.”

Ginny's etsy shop: http://thatsheadley.etsy.com/
Blog: http://thatsheadley.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @thatsheadley