Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another seller for me to feature. Lets hope this seller gets a sale!

Your name?My name is Marie-Elaine Mineau Location?

I'm in Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

Where can you be found on the net?I have a shop on Etsy: I also have a shop on Art Fire: Finally, I have a blog:

How long have you been crafting?I've always liked to make jewelry. I made many shell necklaces when I was a kid. But it was about five years ago that I started doing this more seriously.

How long have you been selling?I've been selling to my friends and family for a little more than four years now, but I've only been on Etsy for six months. I really like that site: you find a lot of very helpful people in the forums and you can reach customers from around the world. You can also very easily spend everything you make on all the beautiful crafts you find there!!!

What is your favorite item in your shop? (This item will be included in the feature)I love my crazy blue lace agate braided style pendant necklace so much I could eat it!!! ( ) That stone is my favorite. Around Christmas, everything I made with crazy blue lace agate pendants used to sell within the next two hours!

What's the most exciting thing about your craft?Buying the stones (which is a real hunting game), mixing them and making the pieces is so much fun! It is fantastic for stress relief...

What do you like least about your craft?Many of us sellers agree on the fact that it's very hard to find the necessary time and energy to promote...

Is crafting a full or part-time job for you? If part-time what's your day job?I'm doing this part time. I'm a French Literature teacher by day. Creating jewelry is my way to vent after a hard day...

What would you like to learn next?I'd like to polish the stones myself. I'd also like to learn to work metals and fuse glass.. There are so many fascinating things to learn about jewelry making!

A special promotion!-If they make a purchase, they'll just have to enter the code 15POFF in the "message to seller" to get a 15% refund by paypal (or they can ask for a revised invoice before they pay).

Monday, February 16, 2009

This weeks featured etsy seller!

Name: Irina Dalah

Location: Mazkeret Batiya, Israel

On the net:

Time Crafting: I'd say about 30 years, seeing that I'll turn 40 this year, but I've been beading for only 20
Time selling: about 8 months
Favorite Item: I've got a few, all of them original designs, but I'll have to choose this one:
Most exciting thing about beading: the versatility you get for so little investment in tools and materials
Lest liked thing about beading: can't think there is one ;-)
Full or Part-time crafter: unfortunatelly, it's part-time. I'm a computer programmer by day, hoping against hope I can become a full jeweler soon
Learn next: I'm torn between metalsmithing - just enough for making the type of beads and findings that are very expensive as suplies; and lampwork beads. I've learned stained glass crafting a few years back, and I'm very into glass
My addition: I'm hoping the hand-made trend will grow and eventually become the main source of production. I do believe in craftmanship, even in my programming work ;-)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blog give away

Ok here is what you have to do to enter into this contest. Just buy an item from my shop and be entered to win a beautiful pendant. There is know minimum purchase! Drawing will be held on February 22nd. The prize will be your choice of pendant from my shop. Hurry and enter today! Link to shop:
I got Tagged!
Rules of tagging:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post these Rules in your Blog.
3. Write 7 Random things about yourself.
4. Tag random people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each Person know they've been tagged.
Some random things about me:
1. I come from a big family.(I got seven siblings)
2. I like to dance like nobodies watching.
3. To me reading is fun.
4. I like to try new crafts every now and then.
5. I have three email accounts.
6. Pink is one of my favorite colors.
7. I sleep on a bunk bed.

Will tell who I tagged when I get around to tagging them.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jewelry Sale

Just wanted to tell everyone that a few items are on sale at my shop.