Monday, April 27, 2009
Congratulations to GrandmaMarilyns! She won the birthday necklace giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered, and keep an eye out for the next giveaway. While you're here, why not head over to GrandmaMarilyn's shop and check out some of her great jewelry. Here's some of it now:
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Congrats to Digital Misfit on winning the purse contest! The new name is "I've Got You In My Clutch". You will be hearing from me soon on how to claim your purse. For those who didn't win, if you buy anything from my shop between now and the end of April, just put GIVEME10 in the note to seller and wait for a revised invoice for 10% off your total purchase. Thanks again to all who entered, and don't forget to enter the necklace giveaway.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Here it is...the fabulous April Birthday Giveaway! I'm turning 28 on the 24th, so what better way to celebrate than to give something away. You could be the winner of this wonderful glass pearl necklace just by doing (almost) nothing. The necklace is 19" long, made with copper and rose toned glass pearls, gold colored metal accents, and and a HUGE antique-looking metal and resin pendant with crystal accents. This would normally retail in my shop for $25, so not bad for a couple minutes work.
So how do I win this? you might be asking. Well it's easy: Just head over to my Etsy shop here and check out my items (feel free to heart at will). Then come back here and leave a comment to this post about which item(s) you like and why you like them...that's it! And as an added bonus, if you make any purchase's from my shop, you get a bonus entry in the contest for each item purchased. Just put the word "BLOGGER" in the comments to seller section when you make your purchase to get your bonus entries.
The winner will be picked at random on April 24th and notified that night...so make sure you are either a follower or you leave an e-mail in your comment so I can get in touch with you.
So there you have it! Happy Birthday to me and good luck to everyone.
Hate to say it, but I have to delay the launch of the new purses. Work has been very stressful lately and I haven't had the time needed to really get into creating them. I am hoping to have them ready to go for next week, along with announcing the winner of the naming contest. But to hold you over until then...there will be a new giveaway here starting tomorrow for a great necklace, s omake sure to check back.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
So many great names came in for the purse contest that it's going to be hard to choose just one. Check back on April 1st to see who the winner is along with the new purses in my shop. Plus, just for the fun of it, since my birthday is in April, there will be a brand new giveaway on here for a very cool necklace...details to come.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
So it's been a while since my last post. Things have been hectic and quite irritating at work lately. Anyway, I finally got my first sale last week so that was definitely cool. I've also been busy putting lots of new stuff up on my store, plus trying to get as many purses made before next Wednesday as possible. Also a quick name drop to flirtbuttons over at Etsy. I was lucky number 750 in sales for her. If you haven't seen her stuff, I definitely recommend checking it out here.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I've got a new piece up for St. Patty's day over at the shop...a nice green Celtic knot necklace. Perfect for the jewelry showcase that I'm in today. Hop on over to the shop and take a look: http://fatboydesign.etsy.com . Lots of new projects in the works as well. I'm going to be rolling out some minimalist necklaces in the next few days. These will be basic metal chain/pendant pieces...more budget priced around $10. The purses are also coming along nicely. I have pretty well nailed down the specs, along with the fabrics for the first run. The hardest part is still the name. I've received so many great ideas on here that it's going to be hard to choose the winner. I'll still be taking entries through the 27th, then it's decision time over the weekend. I'm also looking to start featuring different artist's shops on here, so if you have any ideas drop me a line and let me know why they should be featured. It may even be some of my followers. And don't forget the giveaway that's going to be popping up soon for April. It's going to be a great vintage-look piece that I'm sure anyone would love.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
So I did a little readjusting of my prices. Not huge differences, just a little lower on most things to try and boost some sales. Almost everything has a flat price now depending on what it is...ie necklace, earrings, and so on. Go check it out...you know you want to.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
So I've gotten a few very good ideas for the name so far. It's definitely going to be a hard decision at the end...might have to pass that on to my wife for the final say. I am planning on them hitting my Etsy store on April 1st...which will be just in time for my super-secret upcoming April birthday special, and also give me time to get enough made. Also, for anyone out there interested on getting their hands on one once they are posted...they will be going for $20 with free shipping to the U.S. and Canada. Keep posting those name ideas...you never know who might win.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So I finally pulled out the sewing machine and started working on my new purse design. All I need now is a name to brand this particular line...that's where all of you come in. Give me your ideas for naming this purse line, and if I choose yours...you'll get a free one. I'm going to be doing them in all sorts of punkish fabrics, plus many in Asian print sari fabrics. Each one will have some sort of charm that fits with the theme of the fabric, along with the big decorative button to close it up. Sizes will vary, but each will be generally the same size: 12.5" W 6.5 H closed, 8.5" H open. Here's an even better deal for you...if you start following me on here and I pick your name, I'll throw in a matching necklace to go with the purse as well. Hurry though...I'm only running this until the end of March. And a big thank you in advance to everyone who enters. Just reply to this post for your entry.
Friday, March 6, 2009
So I just re-evaluted my shipping options and have decided to now offer free shipping to all orders in the U.S. So what I'm doing, if you purchase anything from me between now and Sunday, March 8th, you will get a free gift with your order. It could be something small like a wine bottle charm or a gift tie-on, or it could be a piece of jewelry. Just mention that you saw this here when you place your order. Thanks and happy shopping.
Monday, March 2, 2009
So the site has been up for a few weeks now…finally. My jewelry making has been ramped up to get as much as possible on, and now it’s time to re-deirect the focus. I have let the sewing go the wayside, so it is definitely time to get to work on some of the new purse designs I have been working on. Hopefully they will come together easily and should be on the site soon. Keep checking back.