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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 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!

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!

Meet Katie from SimplyKaties & Earrings Giveaway

Beaded Gemstone and Pearl Bracelet – $20.00

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
I am the creative force behind the SK Brand of hand crafted beaded gemstone and wire jewelry offered by Simply Katie’s/SK Wire Jewelry. I’ve been beading since 2005, started incorporating wire in my jewelry in 2009, and am now an aspiring metals-smith since August of 2012. I have a passion for design, love to create things with my hands, and believe in the art of handmade.

Tell us about what you sell:
The SK brand of handcrafted beaded gemstone and wire jewelry is created to enhance the natural beauty of women around the world with casual elegant designs in a distinctive minimalist style. Each design is created with natural elements such as gemstones, fwc pearls, coral, and bone beads paired with copper, sterling & fine silver or gold plated wire to compliment beaded pairings. Sonya, my assistant once told me “if all your jewelry designs were created as one design line, I would call it Life”. SK jewelry items include gemstone beaded bracelets, beaded and wire earrings, beaded and wire necklaces, and soon to be listed are wire rings and pendants.

Handmade Copper Ear Wires 20g – $3.00

What is your favorite thing about creating?
My favorite thing about creating is that I get to use my gift to put a smile on my customers faces.

Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration in the gemstones, in the wire, in just about anything really, but I love nature, I love architecture, ironwork, sculpture and painted art and I draw a lot of my inspiration from these in relation to color, textures and construction.

Turquoise Bead Bracelet – $40.05

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
Advice? First I would say that if you’re really passionate about your craft strive to be the best at it, never stop learning new techniques growing your skills. Stay focused on building a consistent brand throughout your business, carrying it over to your peripheral sites and local events. Engage and communicate with your customers, and get involved and participate in your online and neighborhood communities. Be yourself and be purposed with integrity.

Do you have a coupon code for us?
Bloghappy25

Carnelian and Green Aventurine Earrings – $37.22

Where else can we find you?
www.facebook.com/pages/simplykaties
designingwsimplicity.blogspot.com
skwirejewelry.com


Katie is being extremely generous and offering you all a chance to win a pair of her gold wire earrings from her shop. They are valued at over $60, but you could get them free! Check out all of the easy ways you can enter below…

Win these Unakite Gemstone and Gold Wire Earrings

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

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

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

4rd Entry:
Subscribe to Katie’s blog on Blogspot Let us know your GFC name in the comments below.

5th Entry:
Follow toSimplyKaties 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.

Contest ends July 10th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, July 11th. Good luck everyone!

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!

Meet Jennifer from StartfishStrategies & Win a Free Ring

Today’s featured handmade seller is Jennifer Tam from the squee-worthy Etsy shop, StarfishStrategies. You can lean more about Jennifer and her wild designs by reading the interview below. PLUS: Check out all of the easy ways you can win a free surprise ring at the bottom of the post!

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
I am a full time mommy now with a long history of working in social services/child welfare. I am eclectic, love to read and find guilty pleasure in french fries. I hope to teach my daughter how to dream and then reach out work hard and make her dreams real.

I’ve Got My Magical Eye On You Ring – $10

Tell us about what you sell:
I sell strange and unusual jewelery pieces…mostly necklaces for the weird in all of us. I am inspired by goth, kawaii, horror and kitsch. The pieces I create are statement pieces not for the weak at heart.

What is your favorite thing about creating?
It is my catharsis! I love it for its distraction, wonderment and fulfillment!

Candy Shoppe Necklace – $35

Where do you find your inspiration?
I draw inspiration from my youth, as a like totally tubular valley girl that was goth before it was cool, who ran the streets of Hollywood chasing one glam long hair band after another in my electric blue doc martins! Whew…is that the worst run on sentence ever…lol!

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
I wish…I am still trying to figure out how to be a good salesman! I would appreciate any advice myself.

I Am a Pretty Octopus Necklace – $20

Do you have a coupon code for us?
Coupon code “megansblog” 10% off your purchase

Where else can we find you?
pinterest.com/starfishstrata/
twitter.com/TStarfishstrata
www.facebook.com/starfish.strata
www.facebook.com/pages/Starfishstratagies/505383409480240


Don’t you just LOVE Jennifer’s wild jewelry? What’s really super awesome is that she is offering you all a chance to win a FREE surprise ring from her shop. Check out all of the easy ways you can snag your creation 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 StarfishStrategies on Etsy, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below!

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

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

5th Entry:
Follow Jennifer on Pinterest. Let us know your Pinterest name 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 June 12th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, June 13th. Good luck everyone!

Meet Christopher from Skye Peak Creative

Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
I’m a multifaceted geek. I not only like technology in the modern sense, but like seeing how older technology can be used years after it’s considered obsolete my the majority of the public. I use a lot of obsolete but still useful equipment to create my handcraft.

Tell us about what you sell:
I sell mostly handmade cards made using a huge stock of Print Gocco materials I acquired a couple years ago but also create other papercraft (gift bags, custom shadowboxes and dioramas, etc…)

What is your favorite thing about creating?
I’ve always enjoyed putting things together to create a finished product. Creating paper-craft using screen-printing and die-cuts allows me to do this in the limited amount of space I have and keeps me out of trouble!

Where do you find your inspiration?
I’ve always been fascinated by the simplicity of the designs and trends of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. I try my best to capture those in my cards and other products while creating something that will still appeal today.

Do you have any advice for other sellers?
Enjoy making what you sell and market yourself in any way possible. Regardless of if you are selling in person or online through Etsy or another venue, you will find yourself smashed between multinational corporations and gaggles of other people creating similar products. You have to find some way to differentiate yourself to get your product into people’s hands.

Do you have a coupon code for us?
save10percent to save 10% off any products on our website

Where else can we find you?

www.facebook.com/skyepeakcreative

 


Christopher is being super awesome and giving you all a chance to win a random pack of 5 greeting cards for FREE! The way in which you can enter this giveaway are incredibly easy.

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:
Visit Skye Peak Creative, and let us know which card is your absolute favorite in the comments below!

3rd Entry:
Like Christopher’s Facebook Page, and let us know you’ve done so in the comments below.

4rd Entry:
Buy something from Skte peak Creative. Let us know what you scored in the comments below.

5th Entry:
Blog about this giveaway, dropping a link to your post 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 June 5th at midnight. The winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Thursday, June 6th. Good luck everyone!