Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Featured Item Wednesday

Morning readers! This week's featured items are two of my favorites. As always, they are 10% off from now until July 14th. This is the perfect time to take advantage of a great price!

From october102006, this Garnet Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Bracelet is 10% off. I saw a similar design to this one and couldn't help but make my own version. It's the perfect way to dress up a casual outfit but it will also go great with a more dressy one.

From Bisou Bisou Beads, Custom Made Scrabble Pendants are 10% off. All you have to do it purchase the listing and send me the picture you want with payment. Feel free to convo me and ask about a specific photo if you aren't sure it will fit. Popular ideas for these pendants are: family members, pets, favorite celebrities, movie scenes, and picture that you love.

Thanks for checking out my Featured Items of the Week. Don't forget they are 10% off! Just add them to your cart, pay via Paypal, and I'll send you the refund right away. Have a great day! :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Link/ Promo Friday

Hey readers! I'm still sort of taking a break from work this week. I've been kinda unmotivated lately but I thought I'd share this site with y'all. I always go check out Home Based Jewelry Business and Design Guide when I need a little motivation.

If any of you are jewelry designers and run (or want to run) your own business, you should totally check it out! There are great tips for everyone from beginners to those with successful brick-and-mortar shops.

Have a great 4th of July and be safe!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Interview Thursdays

Hey readers! Sorry I'm posting so late today- my internet's been down today and this is the first time I've been able to get online.

This week, I'm interviewing Karen from KarensCraftSupplies. She sells supplies for Scrabble and glass pendants and is one of the only supply shops I buy from. Her prices are very fair and she has a wide selection of items to choose from.

Here's the interview:

1. Please tell me about yourself. Hi, my name is Karen and I own KarensCraftSupplies on Etsy. I lived in Japan for 4 years back in 2004-2007 and I fell in love with the Japanese arts and when I moved back, after getting all settled in, I started selling my Japanese art and starting making glass pendants with Japanese fabric and chiyogami paper. I struggled looking for supplies, so once I found out where to get the supplies, I decided to share them with the online community. Thus KarensCraftSupplies was started.

2. What can you tell me about your store? I sell everything you need to make glass tile pendants, scrabble tile pendants and bottle cap pendants, as well as making these into magnets.
What types of items can one find there? Many different glass shapes, many types of necklaces, including chains, organza ribbons, wire necklaces, nylon chokers, glues, glazes, magnets, gift tins and decorative paper. How long have you been in business? I opened up December 2008.

3. What or who inspires you? Living in Japan inspired me as they have such beautiful art. I also sell Japanese Temari and Japanese Chabako Boxes at my other Etsy shop AsianGiftAccents

4. Where would you like to see your business go in the future? I would like to get my own website going..and have more time to sell the actual end products!

I hope y'all enjoyed reading the interview! Be sure to check out KarensCraftSupplies and keep her in mind next time you need pendant making supplies!