Sunday, October 31, 2010

And The Winner Is.....

The winner for my October giveaway had been drawn....

Kottage Kreations has won this cute fall mat:

November's prize is posted in the upper, left-hand corner. Ways to enter are listed below the prize picture.

Congrats, Kottage Kreations!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mad Moravian

Scott owns the "Mad Moravian" Artfire shop.  He creates and sells the most beautiful wooden, stainglass, and chainmaille items around! His pens and keychains are functional, as well as, stylish!

Don't even get us STARTED on his stainglass! One word, alone, couldn't do them justice! Here are just a few that come to mind: STUNNING, EXQUISITE, AMAZING, GORGEOUS, and INCREDIBLE! Tell us what words you think would apply!

To see more of his stainglass items, make sure to visit his shop's gallery! In his gallery you'll see his woodwork and where do we start THERE??? The king-sized cherry bed that he made? Or the tables? How about the bookshelf? You just have to see them for yourself!

Scott also has a large selection of wooden bottle stoppers! The grains in the wood...the variety of shapes...the selection of colors....they're all AMAZING!

I haven't even touched on the chainmaille jewelry and glass charms that Scott also creates! It's refreshing to see chainmaille made with a man's perspective!

You can follow Scott's blog where you can easily see his more recent tweets, shops that he's featured, post about new listings, and posts about his everyday life.

You can follow Scott on Twitter. and be among the first "in the know" about his specials, sales, promotions, etc.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jewelry by Andrea

If you're looking for some gorgeous, high-quality jewelry then the "Jewelry by Andrea" shop is the place to go.

There you'll find a large assortment of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Andrea also has keychains/zipper pulls. They're not your run-of-the-mill keychains/pulls either!

Of course, everyone loves a sale and Andrea has a few, select, items listed in her AFSS - Artfire Stilmulus Sale category and it's worth checking out!
While you're at the shop, take a minute to read Andrea's blog.  She has a wonderful article explaining the metal working art of Repousse.  It's a fascinating read.

You can follow Andrea on Twitter and you'll be among the first to know about upcoming sales, events, listings, and promotions.

Don't forget that you still have time to enter our blog giveaway.  The prize is posted, and the sponsoring shop, in the upper, left-hand corner.  Just leave a comment on this post, or any post, to enter the contest.  Enter as many times as you want.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kottage Kreations

Laurie owns the "Kottage Kreations" jewelry shop on Artfire.  She sells beautifully crafted pieces.

Laurie offers a LIFE-TIME guarantee on all of her jewelry!  How awesome is that???  If you have an item that ever needs to be repaired, she will repair it free of charge.  That is unheard of and what an amazing shop!

Laurie belongs to the Ajdjss Guild and for the month of October, 10% off all her proceeds go towards the guild's "Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence" fund raiser.  So, not only do you get a beautiful piece of jewelry, with an amazing warranty, but you're doing some good as well.  It can't get any better than that!

Follow Laurie on Twitter and Facebook to be among the first to know of new listings, sales, promotions, etc.

She also has a great starter blog and would love to have  more followers...and I know you're all such great bloggers, you'll show her some blogger love and follow her page!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dragons Threads

The "Dragons Threads" is a speciality shop on Etsy.

Simone, the shop's owner, sells beautiful braided beaded bracelets and awesome mouse pad wrist pillows.

The mouse pillows have soft velvet, on the top, and fun coordinating fabrics on the back.  The bracelets are made in a wide variety of colors and custom orders are always welcome.

Simone has a great blog, though there haven't been any new posts in a while, there are some fascinating posts on making her jewelry and more.

If you're a tweeter, follow her on Twitter, and be among the first to know about new listings, promotions, sales, etc.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tres Chic Designs

Sharon owns the "Tres Chic Designs" jewelry shop on Artfire.  She sells bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and matching sets.

Sharon is a very sweet person and has spent most of her time (since she opened her shop) promoting other handmade shops.  Such a wonderful thing to do but, unfortunately, she hasn't promoted herself and is still waiting for her first sale on Artfire.  :o(

Sharon continues to take jewelry classes to learn new techniques, meet fellow crafters, and for inspiration.  Sharon offers lay-a-ways and multiple payments as an option if you find something that you just HAVE to have but can't pay for it all at once.  What a wonderful idea!  Sharon understands how things are in this economy and is flexible with the payments and will work something out with you.

She LOVES a challenge, so if you want a particular piece of jewelry and can't find it in her shop just contact her and she'll make it for you.  :o)

So, stop by Tres Chic Designs and be her first sale!!!  Psst...check out the goodies listed in the "One of a Kind Jewelry" section!

You can follow Sharon on Facebook and Twitter to be among the first to find out about sales, promotions, etc.

So, please show the hard-working, creative, and amazing Sharon some love and visit her shop!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Charmed Design 1012

Is it any surprise that the "Charmed Design 1012" shop, on Artfire, sells charm bracelets???

There are pages and pages of wonderful bracelets listed in this shop.  All colors and a wide variety of charms, too.

Bracelets can be customized by size, length, color, theme, charm, etc. just contact the shop with your details.

I had a really fun time trying to pick and choose which bracelets to share with you.  It was actually quite difficult.  If I shared only my favs, you'd be looking at lots of blue bracelets with hearts.  LOL LOL

So, I tried to pick a variety.  It looks like a lot of bracelets are made extra long, so that they can be wrapped around the wrist multiple times or to double as a necklace.  How cool is that?

This is a great shop to start your holiday shopping...I know that I've hotlisted an item, or two, for possible Xmas or birthday gifts!

Friday, October 1, 2010

And The Winner Is.....

The winner has been chosen for September's blog giveaway.  September's winner is....drum roll, please....

Natural Jewelry Design!!!  Congrats to her!

She won one of my Standard Shopping Cart Coupon Organizers (yep...they actually ATTACH to the shopping cart, leaving your hands free for shopping!)

She has a wonderful shop on Artfire and Etsy.  You can also "like" her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.  I stopped by and read a bit of her blog and high recommend that you check it out, too.

This month's prize is posted in the upper, left-hand, corner and I thought it was PERFECT for November (when it's winner will be announced and it's shipped to its new home).  :o)    There are various ways to enter, and most of the winners are people that have entered numerous times.