Monday, August 6, 2012

Featured Artisan: Kimi's Jewelry from the Heart

This weeks Featured Artisan is Kimberly Idalski

 Kimi's Jewelry from the Heart

Kimi's Jewelry from the Heart is beautiful Polymer Clay creations that are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful Detail and colors.
You can Find Kimberly on:

Etsy Craft Party 2012- Make & Take Project #1

Here are some other pieces I grabbed for my postcards:

I completed one of the two today (It still needs a couple coats to complete the collage):

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The World-Wide Etsy Craft Party- Make & Take Craft #1

The first "make & take" craft that we are doing are postcards.  

They will be going to another Etsy Craft Party location: in Fort Worth, TX & one to Etsy in Brooklyn, NY....

In our Craft Party Package 2012, there are templates:

They are supposed to reflect our locality in whichever medium you choose to use. I chose collage. So far- this is what I have gotten together:

To be continued tomorrow...
Including the completion photos.

Giveaway: Win Yourself Some Pamperlicious Bath & Body Products!

Give The Handmaden Soap Co. a great big welcome- to thank you, I would like to give some of my products away! FREE is good!
Just click here for easy peasy entry!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A New Perspective

Well I must say that it is very humbling to go from over 1,000 Facebook likes- to 14 today.... So strange to have like 8 followers on Twitter- rather than 2,300. My sales figures are quite low, as I only opened the new shop on the 24th of July.
It has put so much into perspective.
Hello Handmaden Soap Co.
So long, Braggin' Rights Bath; you taught me sooooo much!

Please find me and like my Facebook page- just click here.
Please give me a follow on Twitter by clicking here.
My new site is here.
My Etsy shop is right here.
And, well; my Bonanza shop is located here.
Sign up for my newsletter here (monthly- no spam, coupon codes only for subscribers!)

And me? Yea, I suppose I'm right here:

Handmade Creations by Shelly- Share the Love Featured Artist

Handmade Creations by Shelly - Featured Artisan!

I opened my shop four years ago this August. For the past 10 years I have been selling my products at Craft Fairs and some of my fellow craft friends told me about Etsy. I had never sold my items on-line and it was a big step for me.

Over the past four years I have been so lucky to have been guided by so many wonderful shop owners as to the ins and outs of on-line shops. I am thrilled to say that I sell World Wide.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Featured Artisan: Crochet Hooked

 Hey there! My name is Cari, and I have a love for crochet (creating and teaching). One of my goals is to show that anyone can create useful and beautiful items they believe are beyond their wildest dreams. My jewelry design, Braidlets®, is a prime example

To begin my story I want to… share some personal info. I’m a native Southern California girl, married toJohn (retired Atty. and Veteran Combat Corpsman with Fox 2/7 1968) who supports my passion 110%. 
Read More Here

You can find Crochet Hook on:

Handmade Artists Shop




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Are you On Fire for Handmade?

Well, If you didn't get my newsletter...

You can sign up via the sign up form to the left.....

This is what you missed: "Changes":

I need to inform you, as a subscriber to Braggin' Rights Bath & Spa's
newsletter; that we are now The Handmaden Soap Company. I will offer most of
the same products and some new ones- the packaging will be different than you
were used to, but my committment to quality remains the same.  I hope that
you can embrace The Handmaden Soap Company as you did Braggin' Rights...
Sometimes change is neccessary- this is not a bad thing, it is good! I hope
you will support my new shop, Facebook Page, etc. It really got empty and
lonely when the new one was created... I know that I can count on you though.
Thank you, my customers ARE my business, not the name of it.

   So, take a look at some of the products and their "new look", I still
   have alot to do... Click on the pictures for more information...

   One thing I need to do is to give you a coupon code (valid at my Etsy
   shop for retail customers in the US only):
   It will entitle you to free shipping on your order placed before
   8/28/2012 (1 time usage).

   Thanks for being the best!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Etsy Craft Party 2012- Are You Going???

I am so excited about the upcoming Etsy Craft Party... It is a worldwide event, happening on August 24, 2012, beginning at 7pm EST (Etsy time, Eastern Standard). Currently, there are 11,613 Etsians participating in 1,183 cities across the globe! I'm one of them, yay!

They have a theme, it is "Wish You Were Here".  We are supposed to work together on a project that reflects our locale...

If your location has 25+ participants going- Michaels (tm) is donating a free box of craft supplies, the more participants- the bigger the box of supplies!

Are you an Etsian? Are you planning on participating? Where are you located?
I intend to participate in the Ann Arbor, MI location!

Read more about it here!