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Updates and Closings

Some quick notifications for peeps who are still following this blog and haven’t switched to becoming subscribers of the e-newsletter instead:

  • The 30% off Early Bird Special is happening at Megan’s Beaded Designs right now. Grab your reward for getting your shopping done early. Everything goes back to regular price after November 9th.

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  • The Friday’s Featured Artist series is now closed. Thanks to all of the wonderful artists and sellers who have shared their stories and work with me. You are much appreciated.I hope that the features continue to bring you plenty of new visitors to your shops!
  • Simply Katie’s Wire Jewelry Blog is featuring an interview with me, plus a chance for you all to win a free copy of my latest eBook. You can check it out here.
  • The Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts show is happening November 22-24, so those of you in the Spokane, WA area can come and visit me at the fairgrounds then. For those of you who aren’t local, that means I’ll be pulling the majority of my online listings a couple of days prior to the show. If you have any favorite you want to snag before they disappear, you’ll want to do it before then. Or, better yet, do it now while you can get 30% off.
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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!

Giveaway Winner + Free Earrings + 45% off on Etsy

In case you missed it, last week I introduced you all to HydraulicGraphix, who, in turn, offered you all a chance to win an awesome custom design from their Etsy shop.

Shown here: Trick or Treat Invitation to invite children and friends for neighborhood trick or treating for Halloween – $21.50

And the congratulations goes to SassiChic Jewelry! Thank you for playing. (More giveaway opportunities are on the horizon!)


Speaking of getting free things, there is a sweet deal going on for a free pair of hoop earrings at Megan’s Beaded Designs. (Of course, if you are subscribed to the e-mail newsletter, you would already know this.) Basically, if you buy 2 or more pairs of hoop earrings, you get this free pair of multicolored hoops included in your order. No coupons or gift certificates or vouchers or discount codes required.


In other news, I officially reached the big five-double-oh for sales in my MegansBeadedDesigns Etsy shop. And since 500 is kind of a big deal, I’m going to celebrate by giving all ya’all a coupon to use there for 45% off.

Use coupon code 500SALES at the checkout until 9/12 for 45% off your purchase from my Etsy Shop.

August Announcements

Happy August everyone!!!

*This is the part where you all say “hooray” in a very sarcastic monotone.*

Hey now, I tried to make it “Happy July!” all over again, but something about the space-time continuum wouldn’t let me.

Ah, well. August it is then!

Just a couple of quick announcements and I’ll let you get on with the rest of your first day of the new month.

For starters, there is a new pair of silver hoop earrings on my website:

Silver hoop Earrings

Silver Lining Hoop Earrings – Buy Here for $16

For second, we have a giveaway winner to announce today.

Last Friday I introduced you to CraftFrogPatterns, and Joy was very generous in giving you all a chance to win one of her PDF designs for free.

Visit CraftFrogPatterns for some AMAZING crochet designs!

Well, I random.org’ed the entries (yes, I totally just turned a website URL into a verb), and it looks like the winner is…

Amiguruthi! Congratulations! Joy will be sending you your PDF shortly.


Alright then folks. That’s all I got for your today.

Nothing left to see here….

…hee, hee, hee. *maniacal grin*

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!