Showing posts from November, 2013

Handmade Monday Sale

Hello Everyone, I am so excited that HANDMADE MONDAY is finally here. If you are not familiar with Handmade Monday, let me explain a little about it. As you all know there is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday. However, there has never been a day to allow handmade sellers to provide the public with huge deals and discounts. Therefore to support handmade shops, the Monday before Thanksgiving has been declared Handmade Monday. On this day you will find handmade sellers from Etsy, Zibbet, Artfire, Storenvy, Meylah and many other handmade marketplaces and shops will be offering great deals within their shops. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect handmade Christmas gift, TODAY would be the best day to shop and take advantage of the sales and discounts.
For Handmade Monday, I am offering a 15% off your total purchase discount in my Etsy shop, Bracelets By Jen. To take advantage on this special, simply enter coupon code: HANDMADE15 at checkout. There is no minim…

All Handmade By Me Team on Etsy

I am a proud member, and leader of the All Handmade by Me team on Etsy. You may have read about the team in a recent article on Yahoo Shineabout the reactions of some Etsy sellers in response to the new Etsy policy changes.

This team began after Etsy announced new policy changes allowing mass produced and manufactured items on the site. The goal of this team is to keep the true spirit of Etsy alive by helping buyers to recognize true handmade items. Each applicant who applies to the team is screened by a group of leaders to make sure that the items in each shop are truly handmade. When a member is approved they are given a badge to place in their shop to show that all the items in that shop are handmade. 

Any Etsy seller who sells items handmade by them self. The team does not allow Etsy sellers who sell vintage or pre-made items. 

If you are an Etsy seller and would like to join the team, you can APPLY HERE.

When you are browsing Etsy make sure to keep an e…

Stella Ziganti Designs ~ An Etsy Shop Above the Rest

Are you looking for an extraordinary piece of handmade jewelry that exceeds your expectations when it comes to quality? Are you in search of a gift for someone who loves exceptionally beautiful jewelry, but you can't afford the prices at the mall? Well I would like to tell you about Stella Ziganti Designs. Stella Ziganti Designs is an Etsy shop run by my new friend, and fellowAll Handmade by Me team member, Suzanne Smith.

Suzanne creates beautiful, one of a kind, natural gemstone jewelry using untreated gemstones and sterling silver. Here are some of my favorite pieces she has created.

Suzanne's shop, Stella Ziganti Designs, is a fairly new shop which opened in September 2013. However, you would never be able to tell with the very professional customer service, and gorgeous jewelry she creates. It looks likes she has been doing it for years.

As Suzanne states on her shop about page: " I love jewelry—I love wearing it, seeing it, giving it and receiving it. However, there…