Friday, October 30, 2009

Hall-O-Scream Sale

Hall-O-Scream sale!!!  ALL Halloween 20% off with FREE shipping!  Coupon:  SCREAM

VaBeachQuilter on Artfire

Sale ends at 11:59 pm Halloween night.  There will not be an after Halloween sale.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sister Jewelry

Bev owns the "Sister Jewelry" shop,  on Artfire, your one-stop shop for beautifully crafted watches, bracelets, and necklaces!  I just love everything in this shop...especially the watches!

The shop specializes in jewelry made with a variety of  gemstones, lampwork glass beads, and Swarovski crystal beads.  Her jewelry is beautiful, unique, and (MOST importantly) affordable!!!

Free Worldwide shipping is offered.
Custom orders are always welcomed.  Sizing is free.  At any time Gold or Sterling Silver can be substituted.  Please inquire about difference in prices.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A and R Design Studio

The "A and R Design Studio" paper shop, on Etsy, is a wonderful shop to buy your cards, notebooks, die cuts, and more!

They were kind enough to offer my readers a wonderful deal:  15% off of any item in their shop!  Put the coupon code: VaBeachQuilter in "message to seller" at time of checkout.  Your money will be refunded through Paypal.

Sale will end next Sunday, November 1st.

A great time to start buying your holiday cards and gifts!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cactus and Coyote

Annie owns the wonderful  Cactus and Coyote Native American jewlery shop on Artfire.
Here is a look at a smidge of the things in her shop:

She's given my readers a VERY generous offer:  10% off of your total order (before shipping) for the rest of the year!!!  How AWESOME is that???? 

Before purchasing, contact Annie (there's a "contact" button under her shop badge)...1) tell her what you wish to purchase; 2) included the code: VABQPROMO

Annie will set a private listing for you with your reduced price.  This is a great way to make your purchases...and you don't have to deal with Paypal, etc. refunds!

So, why are you still here?  Get to shopping!  Treat yourself while you're at know you deserve it!  :O)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Willow Bay

The "Willow Bay" Etsy jewelry shop is owned by a sweet, sweet woman, Val.

As I mentioned, her shop specializes in jewelry, but she does have a small collection of hand crocheted purses that are VERY nice, too!  The larger ones are lined with a small inner pocket.

Val's jewelry is made with semi-precious stones and Czech glass beads.  You have a choice of silver or gold for your hook wires (for the earrings).  Val loves to work with customers on custom designed/ordered jewelry (as the items in her shop show...she is quite a talented craftsman!).

Now that people are beginning to start the Christmas shopping, Val is offering BOGO...Buy one item at regular price and get the 2nd at half off!!!  HELLO???  Buy a necklace and get matching earrings 1/2 off!  What a bargain!!!  Use code: OCTOBER at time of checkout to get the discount.

Your purchases will arrive securely packaged in cloth pouches and are shipped within 24 hours.

So, what are you waiting for???  Run, don't walk, ( quickly!) and head straight to her shop and start marking people of your "to-buy-for" list!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Creations With Heart

Julie loves to create jewelry!  She has a variety of styles available in her "Creations With Heart" shop (on Artfire).  She has classic, western, inspirational, and animal themed (my personal favorite!).

Her jewelry is made using gemstones, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass, pewter, leather, and much more!

Since October is Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence month, she is donating 10% of any item sold within her "Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Pieces" category.

A percentage of all animal related purchases is also donated to help out animals.  She's a "dog" mom.

Julie was such a sweetie to offer MY readers ONLY a special promo!!!  10% off of all earrings, in the earring category.  Good for today through October 17th.  Use coupon code:  FEATURED

What a great time to do a little Christmas shopping and help out a few worthy causes while you're at it!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wow! I Won!!! Yippee! ;)

Wow!  I can't believe that I won a giveaway!!!  Deb, owner of the "Zur Designs" jewelry shop, on Etsy, had a fun giveaway.  It was SO easy to enter to win, too!  All you had to do was follow her WONDERFUL blog and you were entered in to the contest.

I won these AMAZING earrings!!!  How cool is that?

Her shop is chocked full of gorgeous jewelry made with sterling silver, Swarovski Crystals, semi-precious stones and more!!!

Thanks so much, Deb!!!  {{{HUGS}}}

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Some Items Just Listed in My Shops!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Few of Items in My Zibbet Speciality Shop

Monday, October 5, 2009

Handmade ~ By ~ Sheri

Sheri, owner of the self-named "Handmade ~ by ~ Sheri" Artfire crochet shop, surprised me one day when she asked if I would review a couple of her items. 

She sent to me some wonderfully well-crafted pair of facial scrubbies and a wash cloth.  My first impression, when I opened the package, was the beautiful colors that were used in making the items.  Then on closer inspection, I could see that Sheri is a VERY talented crocheter!

I couldn't wait to give this beauties a try and see if they would hold up when used.  And to see if they would remain intact and keep their shape once they had been washed and dried.

I decided to use the wash cloth while doing my dishes.  I figured...if it could hold up to THAT level of use, then using it in the shower was a no brainer.  Much to my surprise it held up amazingly well!!!  It didn't fall apart or get mishappened.

Next, I move on to the scrubbies.  I don't wear make-up (except on the extreme occasion), so I gave one of them to a close friend to see what she thought of it and how well it helped to remove her make-up.  I thought that the scrubbie would be rough on my face but it wasn' had a gentle exfoliating feel as I washed.

My friend was extremely impressed with her use of the scrubbie.  It easily and, more importantly, gently removed all of her make-up.  She said that her skin felt clean and refreshed.

So, we're 2 for 2 on the wash cloth and scrubbies.  The final test was washing and drying.  Sheri assured me that they could be machine washed and dried and would hold up perfectly.  I have to admit that I was a little skeptical (not being a crocheter/knitter/etc...what do I know???)  They looked to delicate to handle the abuses delivered by a washing machine and dryer.

Yet again, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was wrong...they held up and looked just as good as the day that I opened my package!

So, over-all, I would CONFIDENTLY and STRONGLY recommend that you purchase from Sheri.  This is one talented crocheter!!!  Her prices are reasonable and now's the time to start thinking about your Christmas purchases!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Please Vote For Me in The Gift Shop Handmade Directory Contest!!!

I have shops listed in the directory but the poll just goes by names...

I'm VABEACHQUILTER. Please vote for me! The prize is a free ad for 1 month and that's a big deal!!!

This is a BIG contest!!! Please vote for me! You don't have to join the site to vote. You can vote once a day (if you clear caches)...THANKS!!! {{{HUGS}}} Please ask family and friends to vote for me, too!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chrysalis Designs

Regina owns the beautiful jewelry shop, "Chrysalis Designs", on Artfire.

Regina enjoys working with gemstone beads, cabachons, seed beads, silver, copper, brass, and polymer clay. Her jewelry is absolutely exquisite!

This is a great time to start working on your Christmas list! Buy one of gorgeous pieces of jewelry for that someone special and you'll have one less gift to stress over at it gets closer to Christmas. Sounds like a good plan, doesn't it? :)

So, click her link and hop over to her wonderful shop. Oh, and she LOVES to take custom orders and design unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry!