Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday Feature: TrinketsNWhatnots...*

 Hello everyone, this week's feature is an Etsy shop called TrinketsNWhatnots.  This shop is a beautiful shop by an amazing seller and friend, Janet.  This shop offers unique handcrafted jewelery made with pearls, swarovski crystals, clay and vintage glass buttons.

1)Tell me a little bit about yourself and your shop.

I started making jewelry in 2005, which is when I left the Navy. I was looking for a hobby to help fill my time, and since I love jewelry I decided to try it. What woman doesn't love some jewelry? I am a person that likes to research things, so I google everything there was to know about making handmade jewelry. If I was going to make jewelry it had to be unique, and I was intrigued by wire work. My shop has evolved and is still evolving but I strive for unique, pearl, Swarovski crystal and button jewelry. Those are my favorite materials. 

 2)What makes your shop unique? 
My shop has unique materials and designs that I think help it stand out from other jewelry shops. For instance, I make button rings... but I try to find vintage buttons that are not common to use in those designs.

3)Why would people love your shop?  
My shop is vintage inspired, unique, feminine, sparkly, sophisticated, artisan jewelry. I think if you like to feel special, have a piece that will make a statement but not too much of a statement you will love my shop.

4)What’s your favorite item from your shop?

I love my rings. But my favorite piece is this 3 strand pearl necklace with a shell flower clasp.


5)Anything new coming soon for your shop?
I DO have a new line of Swarovski jewelry coming. I want to have matching pendant necklaces and earrings to go with my rings. You can see a sneak preview of them here on my flickr account:

 I absolutely love this shop, and my favorite are the vintage button rings. I own one and I loveee it!!.. and I have my eye on some more. I have to say that my personal favorite currently on the shop is this one.

If you want to know more about this shop here are the links:
Personal Website
Etsy Shop
Blog  (currently a Swarovski Ring Giveaway!!)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

deb.stgo fine art photography @ etsy...*

hiii all.. i opened up a new shop and will continue listing items soon! please take a look and let me know what u guys think honestly! thanks!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

91, 92, 93, 94 & 95...*

91. technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. --> Aldous Huxley...*

92. good friday.. sleeping and movies all day, and a little bit of capstone of course...*

 93. books are for people who wish they were somewhere else. --> Mark Twain...*

 94. if a building becomes architecture, then it is art. --> Arne Jacobsen...*

 95. photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. what you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. --> Aaron Siskind...*

Friday, August 13, 2010

Featuring Friday: Subtle and Chic...*

Today's feature is this lovely shop from Pittsburgh. Subtle and Chic is all about Jewelry for the Fashionable and Savy.

Here are the questions:

1)Describe your shop in just a few sentences:
This shop is an attempt at making quality pieces of jewelry for an affordable price. I buy gemstones and anything of quality that I think will make something beautiful and special for others. The shop itself is for stylish people without hurting the wallet!

2)What made you start your Etsy shop?
I originally started with making etched eggs. This shop was a spin off to show others they can have great jewelry without the large cost. I also wanted another hobby and jewelry filled that gap.

3)What is your favorite item from your shop?
I love scottish moss... though my boyfriend made them so I can't take the credit. He has a great eye for unique looks.

4)Is there an item you feel has a sentimental value?
All items I make have sentimental value to me because I make most items while spending the night relaxing and creating with rob my boyfriend... though we tend to compete at whose earrings will sell first... his did :(

5)Any new ideas coming soon for your shop?
I'm getting into rings and necklaces! Also I started a third shop for cards and tags with a vintage and eclectic feel

What a great shop isn't it??..
My personal favorites from this shop are these lovely earrings, and I love their name!

If you would like to contact Subtle and Chic here are her links!

She offers Free US Shipping on all her earrings!!

So hurry up and shop!! Perfect for Early Christmas Shopping with lots of great prices!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Are we ever truly free? Is there a point in our lives when we don't have to depend on something or someone else?..

I have always think that human beings are dependent of something or someone in every second of their lives.. so that means we are never free. At least not completely free. That means we are always attached to something/someone.

Or am i mistaking the meaning of freedom?
Maybe freedom is achieved with another human being..

Maybe freedom is a state of mind mixed with happiness.
But what do I know?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Etsy News...*

Some things going on :)

i have a new listing click here

check out this amazing BNR that had 39 sales in one day and tomorrow it's going to be better!. It opens at 7am so keep tuned!

and go by this thread tomorrow at 9pm for galla15's FAME she's offering a great sale! don't miss it!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Featuring Sunday: My Handmade Crafts...*

I know it was supposes to be Fridays but this week has been really busy. Anyways I'm doing it today :)

This week's feature is an amazing shop that I love from Singapore called My Handmade Crafts.

Here are the questions.
1)Tell me a little bit about your shop
It's a place where interests and crafts meet... a whimsically fanciful lot where imagination runs free ~

2)When/Why did you decide to open an etsy shop?
Started planning in Jun 2009 and officially opened for business in Nov 2009. I've always love handmade items and thus thought that Etsy is the perfect avenue for artists and crafters to express themselves through their pieces, while allowing them to earn some additional income to support their interests.

3)What would you say makes your shop unique?
Well, I believe that every shop has it's own uniqueness and mine is a showcase of my own designed items, which you will not find in other shops. Most of the pieces are one of a kind too. Also, I treasure all my customers and thus treat them as how I would like to be treated as a customer. A satisfied customer of mine once commented that I went beyond the extra mile to fulfill her customisation requests that she was quite amazed at the high level of my service at my amazingly affordable prices. I do hope all of my customers felt that way after shopping in my shop. :)

 4)What is your favorite item from your shop?
I love all my designs! If I must choose one to be my favorite, that would be my Feathery White Poppy Brooch/Corsage and Hair Pin. That's my first try at fascinators and I simply love how the final creation looks!

5)Do you remember the first piece you ever made? If so what was it?
Jewelry and accessories wise, my first piece would be an angel mobile phone strap that I made and gave to my sister for Christmas. Else it would be the paper sculpture card that I gave to my mum for mother's day when I was around 12.

 Thank My Handmade Crafts for answering this questions!! I have to say that My Personal Favorite has to be this one. You can even choose your own color. How great is that??

If you want to contact this lovely etsy shop:

And guess what? If you mention her this feature on the message to seller you will get 10% Discount!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

new item from new collection...*

i have a new item on my etsy shop

hopy you guys like!

click here to see it.

more items coming soon. keep in touch!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Paris ♥...*

one of my dreams is to go to Paris some day. and I really want it to be soon while I'm still young and have no attachments meaning family of my own. I just wish I could save enough money soon :). so in the name of my wish list of dreams and goals I created a Paris treasury. Check it out here

Sunday, August 1, 2010

86, 87, 88, 89 & 90...*

86. during earth hour..

me gustaría que a PR le importara más. :/...*

87. if you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine. --> Morris West...*

 88. darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness. --> Martin Luther King, Jr...*

89. i awoke only to find my lungs empty and through the night, so it seems I'm not breathing and now my dreams are nothing like they were meant to be ♪ ♫...*

90. the more you understand, the less you have to remember. --> Craig A. McCraw...*

New listing...*

I listed this a few days ago in my shop but i haven't promote it much but i love it. I need your opinion so let me know what u guys think please :)

so what do you guys think?...