Monday, April 28, 2008

*******Mother's Day Sale********

Here are the other stores that are participating in the sale, just click on the box and it will take you to the sale page. You can go to each individual shop from there. :)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Etsy Glass Artists - Spring Sale


A sale, yahhhhh, everyone loves a sale, some of the EGA (etsy glass artists) members are participating in a sale. Each store will be having their own sale, everything from 10% off - BOGO 1/2 Off. You can search for our stores through, or by putting EGA, or EGATEAM in the etsy search bar.

Here is a list of the participants

Pam O.
Pam D. ME 20% off everything!
Amanda and James


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Bead Sets Today!

New bead sets added to my Etsy store today..

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Featured Etsy Artist of the Week - Signature Sterling

This week I have chosen Signature Sterling as the Featured Etsy Artist. She has quality jewelry and uses only the finest components in her creations - sterling silver, semiprecious gemstones, Swarovski crystals & pearls, Czech glass, & artisan lampwork. Here is a little more about her.

Let's here about your shop and how you got started:

I made my very first pair of earrings on a visit to Sassy Beads in Toronto, Ontario almost three years ago while visiting one of my dearest friends. I was "hooked" immediately (and, in fact, just recently re-visited my "beading birthplace," Sassy Beads, on another trip to Toronto just a short time ago).

What inspires you to create?

Usually the beads themselves ~ the designs, colors, texture, shapes...give me some time to "play" with them and the inspiration eventually flows...

Descibe yourself in one word: evolving

What's your favorite:

Book: The Secret Life of Bees

Movie: Rain Man

Song: Stairway to Heaven

April Showers in Utah!!

This is what April showers look like in Utah on April 16th. :) It was 80 degrees on Sunday... sheesh!

Here are two new bead sets on Etsy. I don't think they will last long so go check them out.

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Listings on Etsy for Thursday!

Here is what is in my Etsy shop today. I have a couple of pretty bead sets, and I plan of making more bead sets this weekend. So check back next week. Pam

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New Pandora Slider Bead Sets on Etsy and a FISH!

Here is what is new today. Go see all the cool slider bead sets in my store. I can do custom orders and colors, just send me an email and let me know what you want. Pam

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Featured Etsy Seller of the Week - Mud and Mint

I was shopping around on Etsy the other day and ran across this seller Mud and Mint. I saw these earrings and immediately was looking around in her store.

Aren't those just pretttttty! Such spring colors. Wait there is more.....

I just LOVE these. She calls them Color Drops and Color Pools... fitting names. So I was intriqued and asked her to be my featured Etsy seller this week. Here is one more little delicacy for you to see and then I will let her tell you about herself... Here you go...

Tell us about you, and as much as you'd like to share with the Etsy world:
my name is cari and i live in madison, wisconsin with my fiancee will and our bulldog lola. during the day i work as an office/general manager and all around "girl friday" for two locally owned businesses: a bakery/cafe and a funky, retro decor tavern. both are owned by my good friend jane and i have some of the best co-workers a girl could ask for.

in the evenings and on weekends you'll usually find me having happy time: hanging out in my attic studio, playing with beads and wire. seriously, we all have our problems but answering this question reminded me that all things considered, i really do have a pretty sweet life.

Let's here about your shop and how you got started:
i got started making my own jewelry primarily to justify my bead addiction and it grew from there. i was eight years old when i strung my first little seed beads i had purchased with my allowance onto a safety pin and attached it to my shoelaces (as was the style at the time). then, i went into my first bead shop when i was 16 and was immediately hooked; the color, the sparkle, polish and texture. to this day when i walk into a bead shop i can’t just look, i always have to touch and feel the beads as well (shop owners must just love me!).

over the years i would occasionally buy beads, make a few things, then put everything away until the next urge to get crafty hit me (sometimes i would also feed the crafty urge with cross-stitch but that's another story!). then about 4 years ago ..two things happened: first, i discovered the world of online bead shopping (yes, i was a late online retail bloomer) and it opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me... i was no longer trapped by limited supplies or materials. second, something in me changed. i had always had artistic or creative interests but always found "art" or the idea of creating things and putting it out there for public consumption a bit intimidating. now, i'm just so over that. i love what i do and it feeds a piece of my soul. the rest of it... having a business and other people appreciating my work... it's just the icing on the cake.

i originally opened shop on etsy in january of 2007 as caris designs before i decided on a name change; my current shop, mud and mint, is named after a necklace i designed last year and has been open about 8 months. as for my work itself, i do some strung jewelry, a lot of wire wrapping, and i work primarily with sterling silver, gold fill, semi-precious stones and vintage beads and components.

What inspires you to create?
I love to play with size, shape, texture and contrast but the biggest inspiration to my work is color. It could be a beautiful painting or a small bit of left over wrapping paper…certain colors and combinations really draw me in and inspire me to create new and interesting things.

Descibe yourself in one word:

What's your favorite:
it is really impossible for me to narrow these questions down to one decision...

Book: i can't say i have a favorite book but john irving is my favorite author... i love just about everything he has ever written.

Movie: rushmore... i'm a big wes anderson fan.

Song: heroes by david bowie.

New Beads on Etsy!

Hi, I made a ton of beads over the weekend and will be listing them this week in my Etsy shop. Go take a look and have a great day! Hi MOM! :)