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03 September 2008 @ 06:53 pm
Featured Etsy Artist and Giveaway

JustaGirl Creations

Lindsey is the owner of JustaGirl Creations-- a shop with pieces  inspired by Gwen Stefani's fun, unique, and girly style. Aside from her shop, she is a full-time mom and part-time substitute teacher. Her shop is about a month old, but she has been on Etsy since February.

She began crafting when her brother in law and his long time girlfriend were about to get married. They only had about 5 weeks and a tight budget to put the wedding together, so Lindsey started making items for them and it turned out to be a very beautiful, personalized wedding. She began making jewelry after the wedding, because she felt lost without anything to work on.

Choosing a favorite from her own shop can be difficult, but her newest favorite is her cell phone lanyards. "They were inspired by my own needs - as a mom with a busy 4 year old, I sometimes suddenly need my hands free.  I also drop my phone a lot.  My sister and I both use and love them," Lindsey said.

Her favorite materials to work with at the moment are silver, Swarovski crystals, and gemstones, with  cherry jade as her current favorite.  She is also working on a more upscale line of jewelry that will use fine materials. Her favorite colors include blue and aqua, and also pink, black, greens and purples.

Lindsey has said that Etsy is broadening her horizons and challenging her to explore different creative styles.

JustaGirl Creations does do custom orders. She says, "Most of my wedding items are customized for colors and flowers, and I am happy to create a custom jewelry piece if you want a different size, color, or style." She also ships internationally. If your country is not listed, convo her on etsy and she will find out the shipping amount for you!

Lindsey has been gracious enough to not only donate an item to giveaway, but is also offering all readers 20% off by putting the code word: SPOTTED in the message box of their order.

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28 August 2008 @ 12:09 am
And the winner of The Smiling Frog earrings giveaway is:


Congratulations! If I cannot contact this winner in a timely manner, another winner will be chosen.

Here is a message from the owner of The Smiling  Frog:

I just wanted to thank everyone for entering and thank you all for the compliments. If anyone would like to place an order from my shop I will give you free shipping if you just mention LJ when you order. :)

Angelica (aka The Smiling Frog)
19 August 2008 @ 08:43 pm
Featured Etsy Artist and Giveaway

Angelica from The Smiling Frog

Angelica is the owner of the Etsy shop The Smiling Frog and also runs a Etsy shop for supplies called SmilingFrogsSupplies. She began selling in 2007, mainly selling her supplies. Along with her Etsy shops, she is a gardener during the summer.

The name of her shop comes from her love of frogs and one warm winter day she saw a frog in her pond smiling. She told her boyfriend about it and he asked, "How does a frog smile?" and she made a little grin. Now when it is warm, he will ask her how a frog smiles, so when naming her shop- The Smiling Frog- immediately came to mind.

Her favorite materials to work with vary. "
I keep discovering new things that get me way too excited," she said. "Shrink plastic is a new media that I want to do more of. I usually have a favorite material of the week."

The colors she uses most are blues. "I like turquoise (the stone) so greenish blues and browns are favorites." Some of her items are customizable, and some are not.

The Smiling Frog is a proud member of Etsy for Animals and also sells items in her shop where all the proceeds benefit The Canine Cancer Awareness Organization.
They are a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting canine cancer. They help sponsor the veterinary costs of dogs diagnosed with cancer for those families in financial need who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment. The ring below is one of the items that you can buy to help.

Also, Angelica says that buyers of any of her products help animals because much of her earnings go to feed her 4 kittens and puppy.

Until August 24th, The Smiling Frog is having a BOGO sale! All earrings are buy one get one free! What's even better is that The Smiling Frog has OVER 80 items on sale right now! There is something for everyone.. earrings, rings, necklaces, hats, bags, even handmade clothing!

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18 August 2008 @ 12:36 pm
There will be new featured artists posted this week and giveaways, so check back soon.

Until then, here are a few of my Etsy Picks of the Week.

The Flying Bear shirt from Mis Nopales Art.

Heart Necklace from BeatBlack

Return of the Bad News Bear from Felt Like Crying

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11 August 2008 @ 07:44 pm
The Giveaway Winners

I used random.org to pick the winners of the two giveaways.

And the winners are...

The CrochetHooked Braidlet Winners are:
Kristan, Keesha, and Gina from http://sahmmoney.blogspot.com/

The Winner of Wiyomu's Silvery Black Onyx Necklace is:

I've emailed you and look for an e-mail from the Etsy shop owner to receive your item! Thank you for everyone who participated in the first giveaways and check back in a few days for the next giveaways!
01 August 2008 @ 12:04 pm
Featured Etsy Artist
Wiyomu from Wiyomu

Our second featured Etsy artist here on SpottedOnEtsy is the very talented Wiyomu, who sells jewelry for the eclectic collector. Her shop has been open 4 months and a way Etsy has changed her is that it
constantly reawakens her creativity. She gets inspired by beautiful photos and gorgeous colors that she sees.

Her favorite piece is the Summer Love locket necklace. She describes it as "fresh and airy, inspired by breezy lazy summer days." She loves using all kinds of materials, loving skulls just the same as flowers. Her favorite colors to use are pink, gray, and white and she works best in front of the television catching up on the latest reality tv. (Me too!)

She does accept custom orders and if she ever found herself in jail, she would use her Purple Plumeria necklace. As for why? "It is a bestseller, and the color looks good on just about anybody!" Good thinking!

Wiyomu only sells on her etsy shop, so visit it today to find feminine, eclectic pieces for your collection!

Also, Wiyomu has recently created a blog at
http://wiyomu.blogspot.com for all of you blog readers!
01 August 2008 @ 01:58 am
Featured Etsy Artist
Cari from CrochetHooked

Cari is the shop owner of a beautiful Etsy shop featuring crocheted wire bead bracelets which she calls
Braidlets. ® She chose the name of her shop because it describes her perfectly-- she is crochet hooked! Her shop has been open around a year, but has been a member of Etsy since 2005. Her favorite piece is the Tourmaline October Libra Braidlet because her Zodiac collection of Braidlets were her first items she sold.

The materials she loves to use are wire and beads for crocheting. The colors she likes to work with most are strong, bold colors like red, blue and green since they jump out to you when you see them, but she has began working with pastels.

She does do custom orders with no obligation to buy! She receives your preferred colors, makes the Braidlet, send pictures to the customer for approval because she wants her customers to be 100% satisfied with their purchase!

What she has to say about how Etsy has changed her:
"I look at artists and their creations in a different light since I have been selling on Etsy. I am inspired by most to take a chance and let things fall as they may. As Emerson said, 'The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.'"

Her Braidlets can also be found listed on Google Base, http://lov.li/ and silkfair.

Visit CrochetHooked.Etsy.Com Today!
31 July 2020 @ 02:36 am

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