Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
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 http://etsyglass.com, http://etsyglass.com/springsale/ or by putting EGA, or EGATEAM in the etsy search bar.
Here is a list of the participants
Pam O. http://psodesign.etsy.com
Pam D. http://MyCabinCreations.etsy.com ME 20% off everything!
Amanda and James http://blackriverbeads.etsy.com
HAVE FUN AND SHOP TILL YOU DROP!!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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:
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
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
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
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.