Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Time for great SALES!!!!!!!!!!

I love after Christmas shopping b/c of the fantastic sales!!!

Here are a few terrific ones that I found on Etsy:

Fun Accessories: 20% off your entire order through 11:59 1/1/11 using code: HOLIDAY20 at Sassybellewares

Gorgeous stacking rings: USE THE COUPON CODE BLOGSPOT25 for a 25% discount at MuffinTopDesigns



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Inspired Designs: New Contest!

Inspired Designs: New Contest!: "There has been a huge buzz about our Heartstrings but we are just getting started. In celebration of our first two weeks, we are having a ne..."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

By Your Side Blog has Featured Us!

Thank you so much to Michele at By Your Side blogspot for the kind feature of our charity shop Courage for Kristi. Please check it out.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

DTeam Feature Shop - Lizbethsgarden

I am happy to showcase a fellow Etsian - Lizbethsgarden

To help us get to know Elizabeth and her craft, I asked her a few questions...

1) How long have you been crafting? I have been crafting almost as long as I can remember. I think I first really started collecting things to turn them into something new when I was seven or eight.

2) When did you decide to turn your hobby into a business? In 2009, when I realized I could make things that not many other people were making.

3) What is your favorite thing about having an Etsy shop? When I sell an item, I love knowing that something I made is going to a new home for someone else to love.

4) Do you have a favorite design or go to piece that you always use or give as gifts? I give my beaded tassel keyrings as gifts a lot. They look great and I know the recipient will find them useful -- everyone needs a keyring.

5) What can we expect in the future? I'm going to move the focus of my shop more to my keyrings. They're my best seller and I want to spend some more time highlighting how beautiful and useful they are.

Please visit Lizbethsgarden at these following locations:
Etsy store:

Happy shopping and thank you for supporting handmade!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

And the winner is...



She won the amazing Plarn Market Bag from the Lime Grasshopper!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Give Away from The Lime Grasshopper...

Hooray! It is time for another great give away! I met Satrngrl of The Lime a member of the Etsy DTeam (awesome group) and she is sweet enough to offer the coolest summer accessory to all of you!!!! Win this Plarn Market Bag by checking out her shop (see ways to enter below)!
Let's meet Satrngrl of the Lime Grasshopper!!!!!

1) How long have you been crafting? I have always been "crafty". From sewing, to laying tile, to wood-working, to working construction, to car repair, I have always liked to work with my hands (thanks to my Dad for teaching me even though I was a girl). It is a great feeling to finish a project that you can use :)

2) When did you decide to turn your hobby into a business? I taught myself to knit and crochet a few years back. As I got better, I needed a way to fund my yarn habit. I had browsed Etsy before and figured why not. I am still amazed that people buy my little creations.

3) What is your favorite thing about having an Etsy shop? I LOVE to receive special requests/custom orders. It makes me so happy to receive a return convo from a super-satisfied customer that the finished product exceeded their expectations!

4) Do you have a favorite design or go to piece that you always use or give as gifts? All my friends have beer Ploozies to match their kayaks. Everyone gets a Ploozie for their bottle, can or coffee mug from me.

5) What can we expect in the future? Everything plarn! I love creating items for everyday use that are keeping plastic bags out of the landfill and off the beaches! I am working with my fiancee now to put to use up-cycled computer parts and seashells we have found while kayaking.

Now for the exciting part...the give away!!!

You can enter up to 4 times

1) As always visit choose your favorite item, and put it in with your post (Required)

2) Retweet and put in another post

3) Become a follower of my blog and post in another comment

4) Blog about this giveaway, and put the link in with another post

The lucky winner will be announced on August 2nd!!!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Check out IndieSpotting!!!

I have always loved the fun website IndieSpotting, a wonderful resource that showcases handmade creations.

Well, what a happy surprise to find out that my shop Sweet Pea Boutique was featured this weekend!!!!!!

Be sure to check out IndieSpotting and my new felt play food shop SweetPB!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Celebrate Your Birthday!!!!!

Wow, it has been way too long since I posted here! I have been very busy with my new shop Sweet Pea Boutique and preparing my new line of custom birthstone jewelry. Take a peek!
January - Garnet (red)
February - Amethyst (purple)
March - Aquamarine (light blue)
April - Diamond (clear crystal)
May - Emerald (green)
June - Alexandrite (light Amethyst)
July - Ruby (red)
August - Peridot (green)
September - Sapphire (blue)
October - Pink Tourmaline (rose pink)
November - Topaz (brown)
December - Blue Zircon (blue)

Monday, May 17, 2010

GRAND OPENING of Sweet Pea Boutique!!!!

My new felt pretend play food shop Sweet Pea Boutique has opened!!!! Please come visit this fun shop on Etsy!!!! Here you will find fun, child friendly, felt play foods that encourage imaginative play. All items are hand cut and hand stitched (using eco-friendly felt) to ensure the best quality.

To honor my Grand Opening, I am offering two free colorful lollipops with every order! Just put "FREE LOLLY" in the message to seller. This offer is good until the end of May.

Happy shopping!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Boy toys...

So it was brought to my attention that there just are not enough handmade toys available for boys. I thought that I would remedy that situations and create a few "non-pink" felt items. What do you think?
Happy shopping!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vote On My New Brand Name

Ok, I was so addicted to searching for fun felt play food for my little girls that I started to make it myself! It is so much fun!!!! Now I just need to find the perfect brand name for my designs.
Here are some preliminary photos of my goodies! What do you think? Are there any items that you would like to see added to the line?
Thank you! Julie

Friday, April 16, 2010

And the winner is...

And the lucky winner of the Pom Pom Wand from Rainbow Star Designs is...

Kady L.!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!! You, I mean your little ones, are going to love your new toy :)!

Happy Shopping and thanks to all who entered!

The Maria Earrings are still up for grabs...enter to win HERE.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

WIN a pair of the Maria Earrings

I just LOVE give I am giving away a pair of my turquoise Maria earrings
on another blog. Please check it out on That Girls Crafty blog!!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pom Pom Wand Give Away sponsered by RainbowStarDesign

I am tickled pink about this next giveaway!!!
It is from my favorite Etsy children's shop, RainbowStarDesigns.
This shop is filled with cutsie and frilly lovelies that your little one will be
thrilled to wear. My girls adore (almost as much as me) the hairclips and
magical pom pom wands that they use to put on super fairy
shows almost every night.

The lucky winner will receive a magical pom pom wand (see photo below)!!!!!
Terrific for pretend play and goes perfect with a tutu or a princess gown.
How to enter:
1. Click on RainbowStarDesigns shop and take a look around.
2. Come back here and leave a comment on THIS POST telling me what your favorite item is in the shop!
3. Please leave me your email address or another way to contact you. If I cannot contact you, I will choose another winner. If you win, you have 48 hours to respond.
4. You have until Thursday, April 15th, at 12 midnight EST to enter. Check back Friday, April 16th to find out if you are the lucky winner!!
Earn extra entries--add a new comment for each one that you do:
* Heart RainbowStarDesign’s shop and let me know in a comment.
* Become a follower of our blog!
* Blog, Twitter or Facebook about this giveaway, then come back and let me know where you posted.
**For five extra entries, make a purchase from the shop and leave a comment letting me know!!**

Friday, March 19, 2010

And the winners are...

Thank you to all who entered the JEDStudio Grand Opening give-away!!!
Now for the winners!!!

Congratulations to:

Kit 1: Purple Passion

Kit 2: Sugar Sweet

****Mrs. Steers****
Kit 3: Rock and Roll

Note: Winners were selected using True Random Number Generator
Please come check out my destash shop for all of your jewelry making needs (and wants)!
Happy shopping!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bead Kit Give-Away ... Three days left to enter

Time is almost up to enter my GRAND OPENING Bead Kit Give-Away!!!!

Many ways to enter! Three winners will be selected and announced this Friday!

And more great week's giveaway will be by RainbowStarDesigns!!! One of my favorite Etsy shops! Make sure you visit again to enter.

Good luck,

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wire wrapping

So, my new technique obsession is wire wrapping briolettes. Onion shaped brios (what an odd and somewhat unappealing name...but totally adorable) are my new favorite. Simple, sweet, and I think a great look for Spring and Summer!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kid Fun - Crayon Rolls

I LOVE to shop on Etsy and find the wonderful handmade items. My new addiction is finding the perfect crayon roll for my daughters and upcoming birthday presents for their little friends. Who can turn down the magic of a crayon and coloring book? Not even me at (hmmph) years old!

Artistic Genius Traveling Crayon Case - INCLUDES Crayons and Paper by DillyBaby

Crayon Wallet and Paper for Little Artists by aebaby

Crayon Roll....The Very Hungry Caterpillar (holds 12) by MySunshineDesigns

Three wonderful shops you should be sure to visit.

Happy shopping!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Favorites

I did a little window shopping this week and just wanted to show a few things that caught my eye.
Chickens Photo Notecard by StudioHDesigns Bagi mini clutch - avatar silent wood by Bagitarian
Ballerina Booties/Slippers in Sandi Henderson Fabric by cazhoffy
Happy shopping!

Friday, February 19, 2010

I've got the blues...

Taking a peek at my shop I noticed that I have been drawn to the color blue as of late. Eight pieces alone on my front page are predominantly blue (Luna Earrings, Cerulean Earrings, Ocean Necklace, Snow Day Earrings, Simplicity Necklace, Shannon Earrings, Leverback Earrings, and Ocean Necklace). Now I am trying to figure out if I am "down in the dumps" blue...or just enjoying the many gorgeous shades of the hue? Check out some other beautiful blues from some fellow Etsians.

Blue felted owl purse by Fiberpuppy Watery Fused Dichroic Glass Bracelet in Turquoise by Bayatinge
Cupcake Speak Cuff Bracelet by Sassybellewares
Moody Blues - Blue Stone Silver NecklaceMoody Blues by missalaniejewelryHappy shopping!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


To celebrate the opening of my new store JEDStudio I am having a give-away!!!!

Here is the low down…three bead kits, three winners, many ways to enter!

Kit 1: Purple Passion

Kit 2: Sugar Sweet
Kit 3: Rock and RollHow to Enter:

Share your creativity and leave a comment about how you would use the give-away beads or which kit is your favorite (1 entry).

Follow my blog for 1 entry.

Blogging about this giveaway is good for 2 entries; just leave us a link to the page in a comment.

Tweeting or Facebooking about the giveaway is 1 entry, again we need you to leave a link in a comment. You will receive 1 entry for every day you tweet about the giveaway!!!!

Go to my shop and leave a comment telling me which gems are your favorite = 1 entry.

Heart my shop = 1 entry.

Purchase any item from my shop and receive 5 entries!!!!

The more you enter the greater your chance of winning! Winners will be selected March 19th.

Happy Beading!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

And the winner is...

The lucky winner of the Wishbone Earrings from Muffintopdesigns is....


Congratulations and thank you to all who entered! Keep an eye out for our next give-away coming sometime at the end of February.

(Note: winner was chosen using

Monday, February 1, 2010

Welcome to JEDStudio

I have opened and destash gemstone, bead, and finding shop on Etsy! Please come check out my shop for a wide array of semi-precious gemstones, crystals, and sterling silver pieces.

Tons of items are currently available and more to come!