Saturday, February 28, 2009

February Top Droppers

I had conferences at school this week and then I was in Chicago for a few days, visiting some of my family, hence the lack of posting this past week. I'm still working on my temptation piece. I'm going to make a piece for the Awesome Chicks of Etsy Spring Challenge after that, and then it will be back to my more random regular scheduled projects (I think anyway...).

Thank you so much to all of my regular Entrecard droppers! The top list has fluctuated a lot this month, but here are the current Top 10 Droppers:
1) A Rose By Name
2) Three Fates Design - Beaded Jewelry
3) Basketball Daily
4) Alteredevents
5) Beaded Tail
6) Time2cre8
7) West of Mars - the Meet and Greet
8) Zero
10) angelrhona

Check out these awesome items from the Top 10 Droppers who are also Etsy sellers:

A Case of the Blues Cuff Bracelet by A Rose by Name

Lovable Robot Cuff by ThreeFatesDesign

Buttercup Yellow Morning Glory Hair Wreath by Alteredevents

Azul - Royal Blue Cat's Eye Bracelet with Cat Face Toggle by BeadedTail
Treble Clef - Peyote Beadwoven Bracelet / Cuff by time2cre8

Sunday, February 22, 2009

sale and new listings

The new avatar is now up and running! Thanks again Taliana!

My friend Lindsay (who first introduced me to Etsy over the summer) bought 2 bracelets today - a blue button charm bracelet and two-button explosion charm bracelet. I made her one very similar to this button bracelet back in the fall as a thank you present for not only introducing me to Etsy but being part of my inspiration to open my shop there. I'm really glad that she liked it so much that she wanted more! I will see her Tuesday and will give her the bracelets and get her payment then. I will definitely be making another blue button charm bracelet, seeing as how it's proved again to be my most popular item. I will probably make another two-button explosion at some point, too.

All of creative energy is going into finishing my temptation piece as the deadline is quickly approaching (March 5). These are the last new listings that you're going to see from me until temptation is done:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

thank yous

Thank you very much to Alterity Art and SandFibers for featuring me on their blogs in response to my spring bracelets treasury. I do my best to thank those who feature me in their treasuries and appreciate it greatly when others do the same!

Also, I owe a thank you to ripperarts who made me a new banner totally out of the kindness of her heart. She's a fellow Awesome Chicks of Etsy member who decided that I could benefit from one of her awesome banners and made NINE of them for me to choose from! It was really tough picking just one, as they are all really great. I settled on the one that I did because it shows off several different types of bracelets that I make. I also like the multicolored letters. :) The banner is now here on blogspot as well. I decided to change the journal layout, too, to coordinate with it a little better. Taliana's currently working on an avatar to match. Very exciting!

I am in the middle of my tempatation bracelet now and am very pleased with the results this far. Are any other EBW's working on temptation pieces yet?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

100 listings, the next two Hawkeye bracelets, and the EBW challenges

I am now at 100 listings on Etsy! These two Hawkeye bracelets are the last two I needed to get me into the triple digits.

I was hoping to hit 100 hearts at about the same time as 100 listings. I'm not quite there yet, but I just hit 90 yesterday, which is still very cool.

Also, thank you to everyone who voted for my Dreaming of Hawaii bangle in the Jan./Feb. Etsy Beadweavers Challenge! Congratulations to BeadCatcher who won with her Tropical Treasures necklace. Gorgeous!

The March challenge is Temptation. I already started working on my piece. Think: chocolate. :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

more treasuries

I went over to Treasury West this evening just a few minutes before it was open. I was totally not prepared to curate a treasury, but I put one together right away. I think it turned out really well.

You can visit it live by CLICKING HERE until Tuesday, Feb. 17 10:39PM EST.

I was also very lucky to be included in another treasury, this one curated by noahsarkcollection.
You can visit it live by CLICKING HERE until Wed., Feb. 18 3:29PM EST.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

treasury feature

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Thank you MountainMist for featuring my stars and moons right angle bracelet in your In the Night Sky treasury!

You can visit it live by CLICKING HERE until Monday 12:06PM EST. Thanks again! :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Iowa Hawkeyes

I just listed one of three Iowa Hawkeye bracelets that I've made over the last couple weeks. For those who don't know, my husband is in medical school at the University of Iowa. :) These three bracelets are going to get me to 100 listings! I'll list the other two later on this week. Here's the one that went up today:

There are some other very nice Hawkeye items on Etsy as well! Here are a few of my favorites:

Iowa Hawkeyes Black and Gold Initial Bracelet by anyandevery

Iowa Hawkeye Throw Pillows by KuteasButtonKrafts

Iowa Hawkeye Coasters 2 by lillyrae

Iowa Hawkeyes by SimSew

Iowa Hawkeye Word Album by SweetToothScrap

The CofTEE Cufffor REAL Sports Enthusiasts by teelasterf

Monday, February 9, 2009

Jan./Feb. EBW Tropical Holiday Challenge

The voting for the challenge is up! I am blown away by how many beautiful creations there are in this challenge:

I am also blown away by how many people have viewed the listing for my entry - Dreaming of Hawaii - on Etsy. Thank you so much for all of your interest in my little bangle!

Please go to the EBW blog - and vote for my bangle (on the right side of the page, my entry is #3) as well as check out all of the other amazing creations that were entered. You can vote from Feb 9-15. :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

January Top Droppers

I was out of town this weekend so I'm a little behind getting this up. January was my first month on Entrecard. I am very grateful for all of my Top Droppers as well as all of the other people I've met via Entrecard who now regularly check in with my blog. Your support means a lot to me. I am often frustrated by how much time I spent promoting and how few sales I've gotten on Etsy, especially when I'm doing something that Entrecard that takes more than a little time each day. But I know that I am continuing to increase my fan base and blog readers. I trust that in my time my sales will increase as well. I am enjoying discovering new interesting blogs and fellow Etsy sellers through Entrecard. I am planning to continue to use it at this point.

Here are the Top 10:
1) time2cre8
2) BeadedTail
3) angelrhona
4) Three Fates Design - Beaded Jewelry
5) The Sewing Mom
6) A Rose by Name
7) Mu-Yin Jewelry
8) Ruth's Creations
9) Fire and Glass-Sweetwater Designs
10) Deronda

Thank you so much everyone!