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Meet Nicole Fuhrman from EvaMDesigns

Can you sum yourself up in 3 Sentences? Give it a go!
I am a 25 year old teacher, dog owner, and student. I like making pretty things of all sorts, including jewelry, bookmarks, magnets, and miscellaneous things for the home. I have two pathetic puppy-mill rescue Pomeranians, and I have enjoyed watching them turn into “real dogs.”

Tell us about what you sell:
I sell primarily jewelry – beach glass and pearl. I also have some 1920s inspired pieces (I LOVE Downton Abbey, and history in general!). I am working on reposting a collection of magnets and bookmarks as well.

Red Freshwater Pearls on Leather Wrap – $58



What is your favorite thing about creating?

Basically, I just like making things. I like working with my hands, keeping busy while I listen to music or watch TV. I like giving my creations to others (Christmas is always a very exciting time!) or seeing them purchased through my Etsy shop.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I like to see what others have done and then put my own spin on it. I make what I like to wear, but I also make items I know my family or friends would like. I LOVE Pinterest and trying new projects.

Eva’s 1920s Inspired Peach Pearl Cluster Earrings on Gunmetal Wire – $29



Do you have any advice for other sellers?

You’re probably your greatest critic. Don’t let fear of sharing your creations keep you from diving into the business and marketing world!

Do you have a coupon code for us?

20OFF

Where else can we find you?

Blog: www.evamdesigns.com
Twitter: @EvaMDesigns23
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvaMDesigns


Already falling in love with Eva’s jewelry? Don’t miss your chance to win this bracelet from her shop – for free!

Check out all of the easy ways you can enter below:

Enter to win this Delicate Aqua Blue Beach Glass Gunmetal Bracelet FOR FREE

1st Entry:
Subscribe to the Megan’s Beaded Designs e-mail newsletter. (Or let me know if you are already signed up! [Note: following this WordPress blog is not the same thing, fyi.])

2nd Entry:
Favorite EvaMDesigns on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Like EvaMDesigns on Facebook, and let us know you’re Facebook username in the comments below.

4rd Entry:
FollowEvaMDesigns on twitter Let us know how you’re @username in the comment below.

5th Entry:
Follow Eva’s Blog, and let us know how you followed here afterwards.

6th Entry:
Tweet about this giveaway. Let us know your twitter ID afterwards.

7th Entry:
Share this giveaway on Facebook.

8th Entry:
Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Share the link to your pin here afterwards.

Contest ends September 18th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, September 19th. Good luck everyone!

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Meet Christi from HydraulicGraphix & Enter to Win a Free Custom Design

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
I am a sweet, southern girl from Mississippi with a little bit of rebel inside. I draw my graphic design inspiration from music, love, traveling, horror movies, and thrift store finds. I play drums for a band called Black Leather Jet.

Vintage Nautical inspired Cruise Ship Postcard Save the Date for wedding or birthday on a ship – $26.50

Tell us about what you sell:
Hydraulic Graphix specializes in designs for weddings, parties, showers and other events by using inspiration from early twentieth century advertising.

What is your favorite thing about creating?
My favorite thing about graphic design is how relaxing it is to me. When I am focused on a design, my head just gets quiet. Nothing is bothering me or stressing me out while I am designing.

50’s Tea Party Invitation for Bridal Shower, Birthday, Baby shower, Bachelorette Party with damask pattern – $26.50

Where do you find your inspiration?
I find my inspiration from music, love, traveling, horror movies, and thrift store finds. Sometimes even tv shows.

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
If you are just starting your shop, keep working on items until you have at least 50. The more items you have, the more likely it is for people to find you.

Zombie Costume Party Invitation for Halloween or Birthday Party 28 Days Later and the Walking Dead inspired – $26.50

Do you have a coupon code for us?
HYDRAULICOUPON for 10% off

Where else can we find you?
facebook.com/HydraulicGraphix
twitter.com/hydraulicgrafix
couchnews.tumblr.com/
pinterest.com/printcess/


Impressed with HydraulicGraphix? If so, don’t miss your chance to enter to win a FREE CUSTOM DESIGN from Christi!

Check out all of the easy ways you can enter below:

Enter to win a free custom design from HydraulicGraphix! (Shown here: Wedding Invitation and RSVP card for an organic, rustic, vintage, antique themed wedding – $26.50)

1st Entry:
Subscribe to the Megan’s Beaded Designs e-mail newsletter. (Or let me know if you are already a member.)

2nd Entry:
Favorite HydraulicGraphix on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Like HydraulicGraphix on Facebook, and let us know you’re Facebook username in the comments below.

4rd Entry:
FollowHydraulicGraphix on twitter Let us know how you’re @username in the comment below.

5th Entry:
Follow Christi on Pinterest, and let us know your username there here afterwards.

6th Entry:
Tweet about this giveaway. Let us know your twitter ID afterwards.

7th Entry:
Share this giveaway on Facebook.

8th Entry:
Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Share the link to your pin here afterwards.

Contest ends September 4th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, September 5th. Good luck everyone!

Meet Joy from CraftFrogPatterns & Enter to Win a Free Crochet Pattern

Today I am excited to introduce you to Joy of the squee-worthy CraftFrogPatterns shop on Etsy. Whether you crochet or not: you’ll be sure to adore her tiny, detailed creations. And if you DO crochet, then you’ll absolutely want to keep reading this interview, because below it is a chance for you to win one of Joy’s amazing patterns for free.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Crochet Pattern – $14

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
Coffee drives my life. I like frogs. I prefer the term, “Crazy Hooker.”

Tell us about what you sell:
Patterns! Pattern all the things!

What is your favorite thing about creating?
That rush after finishing a new project. I’m all, “YAY!!!!” and then, “Look what I can do!”

Mermaid and Octopus Mini Amigurumi Crochet Pattern – $4.50

Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere! I see things and go, “I need to make that.” Characters from mythology or fantasy. My kids ask me to make things for them.

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
Value yourself. Value your time, value your skills.

Where else can we find you?
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Craft-Frog/106401106096895
Blog: thecraftfrog.com
Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/designers/joy-koestner


Loving CraftFrog patterns already? If so, don’t miss your chance to enter to win one of Joy’s PDF patterns for free! You be able to pick out your own favorite single pattern (not including collections) when you win. Check out all of the easy ways you can enter below:

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog Crochet Pattern – $4.50 (or free if you win!)

1st Entry:
Subscribe to the Megan’s Beaded Designs e-mail newsletter. (Or let me know if you are already a member.)

2nd Entry:
Favorite CraftFrogPatterns on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Like The Craft Frog on Facebook, and let us know you’re Facebook username in the comments below.

4rd Entry:
Subscribe to The Craft Frog blog on WordPress Let us know how you’ve subscribed in the comments below.

5th Entry:
Buy something from CraftFrogPatterns on Etsy, and show off your purchase in the comments below.

6th Entry:
Tweet about this giveaway. Let us know your twitter ID afterwards.

7th Entry:
Share this giveaway on Facebook.

8th Entry:
Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Share the link to your pin here afterwards.

Contest ends July 31st at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, August 1st. Good luck everyone!

Necklace Winner & Sweet Deal Reminder

Time to perk up guise! It’s Thursday, which means tomorrow is Friday. And Fridays are, generally, better than Thursdays. (Or Wednesdays, or Tuesdays….)

Plus: Fridays means featured artists, and often times they are accompanied by a ridiculously awesome giveaway. Who doesn’t like getting free handmade goodies?

The devil.

But other than him, no one else as far as I know. ;-)

So stay tuned for another awesome artist interview and easy-to-enter giveaway come tomorrow.

As for today, just a couple of routine announcements.

First of all, announcing the winner of last Friday’s giveaway:

Congratulations SassiChic Jewelry! You are soon to be the proud owner of one of KristaMarieCreations’ fabulous silk bead necklaces. Enjoy!

Second of all: Christmas in July is still happening over at Megan’s Beaded Designs. That means every piece of handmade jewelry and every single hair accessory is marked down at a whopping 50% off.

It’s ridiculous, I know. I’m practically giving this shyte away.

Also, in case you would rather shop from my Etsy stores, the exclusive items there are ALSO marked at the same sale price. Get 50% off at MegansBeadedDesigns.etsy.com and Glamour365.etsy.com through the reminder of July.*

*Or until supplies last!

Beaded Headband

Headband: Regularly $19, On Sale for $9.50

Tiny Cameo Posts: Regularly $5.00, On Sale for $2.50

Swarovski Crystal Necklace: Regularly $19.00, On Sale for $9.50

Please feel free to take advantage of me. This crazy-awesome deal only goes for a few more days, and most items are very limited in stock (as in, one of a kinds.) Shop now & buy yourself a Christmas in July present!


Discover KristaMarieCreations & Enter to Win a Free Necklace

Today’s featured handmade shop is KristaMarieCreations. You can check it out on Etsy, learn more about it in the interview below, and also be sure to enter to win the free silk necklace being given away right from this post!

Blue Silk Necklace

Long Blue and White Silk Necklace – $50

Interview with the creator behind KristaMarieCreations :

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
I am a constant creator with a passion for color and fabrics. As a writer, I aim for everything I make to tell a story or send a message. My work is constantly evolving, as I don’t like doing the same thing more than once.

Tell us about what you sell:
I sell silk accessories, specifically silk statement necklaces and silk scarves. I hand-dye all my fabrics to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces.

Blue Silk Necklace

Subdued Cranberry Silk Statement Necklace – $50

What is your favorite thing about creating?
My favorite thing about creating is seeing my visions come to fruition before me. The anticipation involved in starting with an abstract concept and then shaping it into being never ceases to excite me. I also love to hear feedback on my work — no matter what the feedback.

Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration everywhere around me — in nature, in fashion magazines, in movies.

Blue Silk Necklace

Tangerine Tango: Silk Statement Necklace – $50

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
Make what you love.

Do you have a coupon code for us?
SilkStatement25

Where else can we find you?
Blog: kristamariecreations.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Krista-Marie-Creations/116879768380662
Twitter: @KristaM06397552


Loving KristaMarieCreations already? If so, don’t miss your chance to enter to win the silk bead necklace below. Check out all of the easy ways you can enter:

Win this Silk Bead Necklace by KristaMarieCreations!

1st Entry:
Subscribe to the Megan’s Beaded Designs e-mail newsletter. (Or let me know if you are already a member.)

2nd Entry:
Favorite KristaMarieCreations on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Like KristaMarieCreations on Facebook, and let us know you’re Facebook username in the comments below.

4rd Entry:
Subscribe to KristaMarieCreations’s blog on WordPress Let us know how you’ve subscribed in the comments below.

5th Entry:
Follow toKristaMarieCreations on Twitter Let us know your @Name in the comments below.

6th Entry:
Tweet about this giveaway. Let us know your twitter ID afterwards.

7th Entry:
Share this giveaway on Facebook.

8th Entry:
Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Share the link to your pin here afterwards.

9th Entry:
Buy something from KristaMarieCreations on Etsy, and let us know what you’ve purchased here afterwards.

Contest ends July 24th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, July 25th. Good luck everyone!

A Versatile Summer Accessory

July’s Etsy-Beadweaver’s team challenge was selected to be “Beautiful Summer Flowers.” To me, that spoke of flowers with richer colors, such as purple, red, or blue. I was inspired to create an accessory featuring blue flowers with white trim, so it could not only be used for casual summer wear, but for mid-year weddings too.

My entry is easily the most versatile beaded accessory I have ever created. As you can see, it can be worn as a headband (tied around your head horizontally or vertically), an anklet, or a choker.

This is just one of many lovely summer flower inspired entries created by members of the Etsy-Beadweavers team. You can vote for your favorite until the 15th over at the team’s blog.

Meet Joelle from Joellechan & Enter to Win a $10 Gift Certificate

This Friday I’m happy to introduce Joelle Chan of the Etsy Shop Joellechan: Joie Joelle Creations. You can learn more about this creator of bath and body goods, as well as enter for your chance to win a free $10 gift certificate to the shop below.

Transformation Bath Salts $8 – $10

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
I am a psychic medium that channels Angels and Spirit guides to help deliver messages to those that need it the most. I also provide healing energy through my shop at Joie Joelle to help manifest the positive in their life.

Tell us about what you sell:
I mainly organic beeswax spell candles that promote the positive in people’s life. My work is unique where I promote peace, love, healing, happiness and harmony to give that balance needed in our stressful world.

Rose Herb for attracting love $5

What is your favorite thing about creating?
I love the energy that comes out of my products. It feels absolutely wonderful and relaxing when I make a product. I love the creative process I go through and I have learned to trust my intuition in developing anything new that represents me. The more flow with my creativity the more powerful the energy is to each product I make.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I am inspired every time a client tells me the results of my work. I get to hear stories about how my products have worked for them. It truly helps me see I have something wonderful to share to the world.

Mini Love and Healing Red & White Spell Candle $15

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
If something doesn’t work for you, don’t give up. I have learned if something doesn’t work to try something new in place of it. The more you try things out, you will know what works for you. Stick with what works! Sales take time and every sale you make is a blessing.

Where else can we find you?
www.facebook.com/psychicjoelle
psychicjoelle.blogspot.com
twitter: @ PsychicJoelle


Are you intrigued by the goodies found in Joelle’s Etsy shop? I don’t blame you. You can satisfy your curiosity with a chance to win a free $10 gift certificate to be used in her store. Check out all of the easy way you can snag your prize below:

1st Entry:
Subscribe to the Megan’s Beaded Designs newsletter. (Or let me know if you are already a member of the exclusive club. ;-))

2nd Entry:
Favorite Joellechan on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Like psychicjoelle on Facebook, and let us know you’re Facebook username in the comments below.

4rd Entry:
Follow @PsychicJoelle on Twitter. Let us know your @Name in the comments below.

5th Entry:
Subscribe toJoelle’s Blog. Let us know how you subscribed in the comments below.

6th Entry:
Tweet about this giveaway. Let us know your twitter ID afterwards.

7th Entry:
Share this giveaway on Facebook.

8th Entry:
Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Share the link to your pin here afterwards.

Contest ends June 19th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, June 20th. Good luck everyone!