Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Shop of the Week - yarncoture.etsy.com

Exquisitely knitted creations take center stage in YarnCoture. The shop is filled with amazing pieces that will have you looking forward to weather cold enough to wear them!

Owner Maryum Karim says, "I try to offer a wide variety of designs to appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers. I love to create custom designs as well as OOAK (one-of-a-kind) items in order to provide a personal shopping experience for my customers. Every item is made with great care and will not bear the Yarncoture name until I feel that it's just right. I am constantly educating myself on new knitting and crocheting techniques to improve my craft. "

In addition to scarves, shawls, and fingerless gloves, Maryum also offers vintage inspired designs. "My favorite pieces that I make are my Vintage Inspired Ascot neckties... I just love the simplicity of the design! "

Maryum admits that inspirations for her stylish creations come from everywhere. "I can have a dream about a design and then wake up and create it that same day. On the other hand, a set of beautiful vintage buttons or really funky novelty yarn may inspire me to make something new. A medley of my vintage patterns collection or just a simple knit or crochet pattern coupled with my special touch will sometimes do the trick. It all depends on what mood I'm in!"

A self-taught knitter, Maryum's passion for her craft is another source of inspiration. "there's always a new technique, stitch pattern, a new yarn fiber, or design to try or learn. I love the way the yarn feels as it glides off my knitting needles or how quickly I can crochet a beautiful flower. I also love the fact that I have been teaching my 2 daughters to knit and crochet, and have even featured some of their finished pieces in my shop! Being able to pass these ancient crafts down to my daughers has truly been a joy! "

Maryum admits that its sometimes difficult to balance all the areas of her busy life, so her favorite twitter trick is using her shop Facebook Page to update twitter as well. " I love to tweet, however lately I have been swamped preparing for an upcoming craft show as well as custom orders. Tweeting through my Facebook fan page saves me a lot of time and enables me to allow my fans as well as fellow "Twitteroos" to sneak a first peek at new items in my shop. I usually tweet about my day and sometimes ask fellow Twitterers about theirs. Watching what others are saying also helps me to get a feel for my audience and what a potential buyer may be looking for. "

YarnCoture offers unique gift ideas for everyone on your gift list, including great accessories for those hard-to buy-for men on your list, and ships both domestic and international.

Free standard worldwide shipping for every item in my shop. This special offer will be available through December. Priority Mail and Express mail services will be available for an additional charge.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009


This is etsy twitter teams shop of the week.

ThatsHeadley.etsy.com Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry in Stone and Sterling

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


vsilcoxdesigns's Shop Announcement
Welcome to V Silcox Designs! I am a proud Member of the Etsy Design Style Guide Team.Thank you so very much for your interest in my shop. My artistic mission is to create functional, safe artworks made for every day use. My pieces are created in a smoke free environment.All of the pieces presented to you are created from the highest quality materials. LEAD FREE PAINT! Top shelf dishwasher safe..GUARANTEED! The paint used in my pieces is also HEAT SAFE AND MICROWAVE SAFE. You may customize you colors to match your decor!! Please convo me with any special requests and price quotes.

Back in 2001, and right after September 11th, I made a life changing decision. On that day, I was sitting in a high rise building in downtown Los Angeles when the news came. Of course, we evacuated, and on the long drive home I had plenty of time to think, specifically about how valuable my family was to me, how sad I was for those who were lost, and what choices I had made for my life. I gave up my 20 plus year career in construction, to pursue my passion for art. All my life I had toyed with pen and ink...and I suppose charcoal as well, but I had always envisioned painting glass, wine glasses specifically, so I figured....why not go with the fantasy. And here I am.

Here's my take on it......Glass painting explores a unique and profound paradox in art. By painting glass, I want the viewer to look at the shadow of the art as well as the art itself. Glass art is unique in that the shadow contains and expresses the composition and color of the art, a reflection, if you will, as well as a shadow. Trying to find where the shadow begins and where the reflection ends leads to the wonderfully infinite paradox that is glass art.

Spike Hurricane - Vase - Periwinkle and Gold Iridescents

Monday, April 20, 2009


Hi thanks for stopping by to take a look. I hope you enjoy my selection. In case you don't find anything this time keep coming back for new posts every week. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you.****Follow my blog at ----> http://beppies.blogspot.com/***********Posting new every week so check back for new listings!.....Many items can be duplicated so if you are in need of more than one please convo me and we can work it out.

I am a 26 year old stay at home mom with 4 very young kids. I started my shop 10 months ago and am having so much fun!!! I love creating quality jewelry that is low maintenance but still makes you feel pretty. I try to design with the casual yet classy woman in mind. Etsy has opened so many doors for so many people like me and I feel like it is a wonderful place to express your creativity.
This is tough but my favorite item links are:

Friday, April 10, 2009


Peach Sorbet - Biwa and freshwater and glass earrings. Nickel free.

I've always been creative and really enjoy what I do. I try to make items that strike a familiar chord in people, but with a new twist - something that looks classical, but with a modern twist - new materials, and with bling - something that's never been done before. I've never really seen any of my handbags anywhere else, and I truly take pride in my one-of-a-kind items. I do the same with my jewelry - trying not to copy anything in particular, but getting my inspiration from what's already been done and going off in a different direction with new approaches to make everything special and unique. Regardless of what I make, I strive to use the very best quality materials, and use my best workmanship skills in achieving the finished product.

Because I love each and every one of my creations, it's really hard to select just one that I like the best. If I had to choose, it would be these earrings - basic, elegant, stately, classical, and beautiful all at the same time - much like a Japanese Geisha...

Please feel free to visit my shop, Gladraggz, at:


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Monday, April 6, 2009


"When I first learned how to crochet, I fell in love with it. I knew I had to find a way to sell my goods (I mean, one gal can only use so many fashion accessories!), and a friend introduced me to Etsy. I've hooked ever since (pun completely intended).I'm just a plain simple Southern gal, who loves animals, Celtic music, God, and my family. I try to let those things inspire my creations. You will definitely find green in my shop, which is inspired by my love of all things Irish. And you will find my Soggy Sardine cat toys, which comes from my love for animals:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22301360Those toys are my best sellers, and one of my favorite items to make. They have so much personality! So I will just keep plugging along, trying to sell my wares, and enjoying life. Here is the link to my Etsy store:http://www.anastasia91.etsy.com/.
And my blog:http://anastasiascrochetedcreations.blogspot.com/Thank you so much for looking!"

Saturday, April 4, 2009


The link to ChellesCraftCorner store on etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6841983

I have been "crafting" for over 15 years now. I tend to be a perfectionist and that definitely falls into my work, which sometimes makes an easy project take a little longer. I am VERY picky about what I sell, although no 2 things you purchase from my shop will be exactly alike. My favorite craft has become crocheting. I also make jewelry (all kinds) but especially enjoy creating my own hemp sets, I like to cross stitch as well, how ever as I get older my eyes don't seem to want to cooperate as much as they used to, I am learning to sew, and pretty much I am open to learning any new craft.I am a stay at home mom, I have 2 wonderful children, my little girl is almost 3 and my son is almost 10, and I have the world’s GREATEST husband. I decided to open this store as a way to earn a little extra income while the economy is not so great and I have always wanted to market my stuff but never was sure just quite how to do so until I found Etsy.I absolutely love making my own creations, I also use patterns. I am more than willing to make anything a custom order just for you. Anything in my store can be customized to fit your needs, whether you want a different color, or a different style of bead, or just need a different size, or anything you want really.I hope you enjoy looking at my items, please know that everything here is created with great amounts of love and pride. Not 1 of my items will be sold if there wasn't 110% of perfection, and love involved with its creation.Please check back often as I will be adding new things daily.As ALWAYS thanx for stopping by.

Link to ChellesCraftCorner favorite item todate: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22567359

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bohemian Boutique

My name is Jenny Collins. I have a shop on Etsy called Bohemian Boutique. The url is http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5506241.I joined Etsy in 2007, but I just watched everything for a long time, I didn't actually set up my store until the end of October 2008. For about a year and a half, I owned an art gallery with my brother, who is a photographer. We sold mostly digital art, but I sold my jewelry there, too. When I closed my gallery, I opened my Etsy shop.I am a jewelry nut. I have loved jewelry since I was a very little girl. I used to sit and draw pictures of matching sets of jewelry....thought I was brilliant! I couldn't draw a thing, so they didn't look so hot. But the jewelry design aspect of it has always been there.The thing that is sets me apart from other shops and jewelry designers is probably my materials. I see jewelry in some very odd things. I like to use junk of all sorts. I recreate pieces from old jewelry. I have so much old junk jewelry you could not believe it. I don't like to make or wear anything that looks like there could be two of them anywhere. I also make home items, I just don't have them in my shop yet. I am starting to upcycle and redesign old purses and clothing. I find that lots and lots of fun. I will have that in my shop soon.One of my favorite pieces of jewelry in my shop right now is a necklace I made from a part from our old dvd player. It is very cool. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16797532.My second favorite piece is a necklace made from a washer and ball chain from the hardware store. It is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16795492.At first, I tried to look all uniform in pictures like some of the Etsy shops, but that is really not me, so I just did what I wanted to do.I think when you look at my Etsy shop, it doesn't look like anyone elses. A few of my things look like I went to the bead store for supplies, but not many.I have only had one sale, so I can't talk too much about customer service. But when I did make that sale, my computer had crashed and was down for about three days. When I discovered that I had made a sale and she had contacted me about three days prior, I about had a heart attack. I got the package ready that second and took it to the post office. I emailed her at least three times to explain the situation and that I had mailed the package. She was a great first customer! I learned a lot from that.Well, enough about me. Check out my shop! My blog is http://bohemianboutique.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Link to rachellucie.etsy.com http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6054113

I am Rachel Johns, a full time mum of two (Robert, 5 and Lily, 2.5) and full time jewellery designer. I only started designing and making my own jewellery last year, it being my first ever creative endeavour at the age of 36! I used to take great interest in art, design, crafts, interior design, anything visual, but was more of an armchair admirer.
I don’t know what happened to me last spring, it all started when I got a wad of birthday money and wanted to treat myself to some beautiful and unusual jewellery. I couldn’t find any! I hadn’t heard of etsy then. This started me on a long journey which started there and within about a month had me thinking, not only do I want to do my own jewellery, I want it as my job!

What do I make?
Well, I make sterling silver, semi-precious bead and freshwater pearl wire jewellery. That’s not very unusual! However, my inspiration is from early twentieth century design, whimsy, glitter, glamour, faded opulence, Art Deco, Art Nouveau.

My designs don’t look like Art Deco jewellery, though, they look like the mixed up concoction from that era that is in my head! My pieces are all about quality jewellery that lasts and my passion is semi-precious stones and silver, so no brass, gunmetal or other metals are used.

I create the pieces I want to wear, that can be worn with anything, dress up or dress down so people feel the investment they have made in something they will hopefully want to wear for years to come. My Grandma (‘Gilly’ we called her) had a silver and ivory inlaid sandalwood box with all the broken necklaces and beads she’d kept from the 1930’s, and her mothers and her grandmother’s jewellery - rock crystal, chrysaphrase, turquoise, pearls, jade, green onyx, originally from great long strings of beads. I spent hours as a child asking her the names and threading my own ‘necklaces’. Gilly also had a string of pearls she was given for her 21st and had worn every week for the last 60 years. I loved how those pearls looked. Vintage is very ‘now’ but I think I’ve always been there, I’m glad everyone else joined me!

I am pleased with my etsy shop, and I think I have managed to portray the image I wanted, although it’s very much a work in progress, and I enjoy tweeking it immensely! I use antique books, my dilapidated kitchen windowsill, local Yorkshire stone from my garden, things I have kept for years that I love and have had no use for to display my jewellery – suddenly it all makes sense! I suppose I am in between the minimalist shop display used by some jewellery designers on etsy, and the vintage whimsy ones who have a more complicated set up. I hope it works for me!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I'm looking for a special store on etsy to be featured.

I'm looking for etsy artist to be featured. Email me at greyjay@ss.eastlink.ca with a link to your store and your favorite item. Tell me a little bit about yourself and your product. What sets you apart from other sellers? What makes your store special? What is your secret to a great customer service?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I found this wonder artist through pounce on etsy. I thought their prints was just so different and wonderful. They are from UT, United States. They have 127 100% feedback.
falldowntree's Profile

I like to draw....I hope you like what I draw.Please visit my blog http://falldowntree.blogspot.com/

This is one of my favorites in his store http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20024991
Bee Boy

Saturday, February 7, 2009


mamasclay is from Essex,United Kingdom. Here is the link to her wonderful miniatures http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=74696

I fit my craft in aroung being a full time mum to three young children, I got into miniatures from creating the caketoppers & became fascinated, they're not just for those with a dolls house either, My work is inspired by everyday life, you know not fancy, mainly my miniatures are modern & based on food that you would get in the supermarket or market stalls-I look at food differently to most people, I sit there eating & think! "I know how to do this in miniature"-the rest of my family think this is odd!

Mamasclay also has a blog :To keep up to date with my latest craftwork & other adventures, see my blog-Happy thoughts of a mini making mumhttp://minimakingmum.blogspot.com/

Pancakes 12th scale yummy.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Clean & Bright Soaps and Candles

Clean and Bright Soaps is from Nova Scotia , Canada. Making soap and perfume oils, using only natural essential oils and absolutes for scent, is my passion as stated on her profile.
I have order tarts from them and the scent is just out of this world.

cleanbright's Shop Policies
Welcome! Here you will find skin care products that are as natural as possible. We only use essential oils to scent our skin-care products (unless creating a custom request). In our tea blends we only use organic or wild-crafted botanicals.

Here is their link to the store http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5390268
Cinnamon Stick Aroma Melts - 1 full dozen BOGO FREE is my favorite. They are having a sale on now so grab them while you can.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A new place to advertise your sales!!

I thought this may help the stores that have sales going on .
Indie Discounts

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Hi my name is Susan Richards and I live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada.I am a self taught artist and have been creating copper and silver jewellery for the past three years, as well as felting balls and other items for my two dogs.I have worked with all sorts of different mediums in my life, as I am happiest when I am creating something. (With my two dogs and cat in my studio)LIVE UNIQUE.

Once Upon a... Necklace

This necklace is made from 20 gauge copper that has been cut into a rough circle, then handstamped with the words ONCE UPON A .... Sterling silver dots have been soldered onto the copper and then the whole piece has been hammered and oxidized to bring out the lettering and the texture. The necklace comes on a rubber cord that can be made any length you would like. It would also look really nice on a sterling chain, so I will include a nice silver jumpring, just in case that is how you want to wear it. The pendant measures 1 1/2" around or 4 cm around.This piece will come uniquely packaged in an upcycled wool bag.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


erinbowe's Shop Announcement
My mission is to craft unique, one of a kind jewelry, along with some classics, that you'll treasure for many years to come.
Erin's blog is erinbowe.blogspot.com Check it out for great information on her one of kind jewelry.

Favorite Materials are sterling silver,copper,stone,resin and photos.

This wonderful seller resides in the United States and ships worldwide!!

Here's the link to this beautiful piece.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Artisanclay - Etsy's Next Feature Seller

artisanclay's Shop Announcement-I make handmade stoneware clay components. Many pieces are thrown on a potter's wheel. All pieces are made with care in the same methods and equipment as functional pottery.
Joined Etsy on Feb 11, 2006. They have 100% postive feedback. I have bought from Artisanclay and the customer service is great and fast. Lovely lady.
She's from bucks county, pennsylvannia in the United States. Here is her link to the etsy store.
Stunning and beautiful works of pottery. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=21787

Here's a favorite piece of mine Beautiful Red clay pendant on magnetic choker necklace http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16887351

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Lucky Lady Bug - Starburst Quilt from the seller hollyzhobby . Here's the link to her wonderful store on etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6131895 . "Hollyzhobby...you got it...I love to make quilts!!! I take great pride in each. A unique treasure for all. I appreciate that you have taken the time to shop at Hollyzhobby." This amazing and talented seller is located in Canada . I love the colors she uses for her quilts.

This blog is all about etsy sellers.

I just started this blog today. I want to showcase wonderful etsy sellers here .