Friday, July 31, 2009

Birthday Greetings

Birthday greetings and best wishes for many more go out to two shops this week. Please help me make Designs by Vanessa and Sumiko Shop feel special!

Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Monday!

Whine and grumble all you want about Monday but this is a special day here on the EtsyBloggers Street Team blog. This is the day each week that we share with everyone one of our team members. We use their own words from their Etsy profile page and shop minis because we all know that pictures tell the real stories.

Today you are meeting Melissa Meman who has two shops on Etsy.

Welcome to Melissa Meman Designs! My "handmade" journey began many years ago in a small southern town. I am the youngest of five children and we grew up with our mother making most of our clothes (and many other things) by hand. Our father was a house-painter, but also a farmer and we lived off the land as much as possible. My sisters and I have always been involved in some craft or project for as long as I remember...I think my first endeavor was crocheting which I still love! Currently, I live in Maryland with my husband and son. My mission is to create jewelry designs with a unique, eclectic flair. I mostly work with "one-of-a-kind" designs, but am working on a few "limited edition" pieces, and love custom work. I am always trying to incorporate new techniques into my designs. I utilize a mix of materials - gemstones, artisan-made glass beads (lampwork), precious metal findings and wire (sterling, Balinese, Thai Hill Tribe and Indian silver; bronze; gold-filled; and gold-vermeil), freshwater pearls, coral and other organics, Austrian crystals, Czech and German glass...the list goes on! Most of my designs are created with a "wrapped" link technique, usually utilizing sterling silver, gold-filled or bronze wire. I absolutely love this style, not only for its beauty and versatility, but also for its strength and durability. I occasionally utilize a strung method with beading wire and sterling or gold-filled crimps. I have been making rosaries for about 3-4 years now and strive to the same high standards as with my jewelry pieces. It is my hope that they will become your cherished heirlooms. My rosaries incorporate wrapped links with sterling or bronze wire, and as such, are much more durable than traditional single-loop rosaries.

I encourage you to take a moment today to browse these lovely shops. You can also visit Melissa's blog, say hello, leave a comment and let her know the EtsyBloggers sent you.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Meet Miesmama...where Handmade Goodness Abounds

Miesmama is a mother to two who loves to be creative. She is also a fellow Etsyblogger, and my "neighbor" over in the Adirondack Mountains. I have had my eye on this stunning Strawberries and Cream Handbag listed in her Shop. Not only is it super cute, but its size is perfect for holding all of the summer extras one needs to carry around with them....towel, suntan lotion, etc.

Miesmama says ~ "my goal is to spread a little handmade goodness and personally try to be more self-sustaining. Each item is imagined and handmade by myself with love."

In addition to her shop, Miesmama maintains a blog you really must check out!

Congratulations, Miesmama ~ Our Feautured Etsyblogger for July 2009!

Hoppy B-Day!

No I didn't misspell happy. I was making one of my silly little word plays that makes my kids roll their eyes at me. Today is the birthday of the person behind the shop bunnykissd.
So Hoppy Birthday to You!

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20 Edition of the Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival

The July 20 edition of the Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival has been published. You can read it HERE.
The 2 topics that our members could choose to write about were National Hot Dog Month or Christmas In July. There was a good mix of the two topics and as always an interesting read. Check it out!

Linda B's Mini Monday

Hi, my name is Linda and I'm passionate about beads and beading. I've been doing it for about 4-5 years now. I work full-time and find beading to be relaxing. My bead collection is expanding and it's so fun to bring them out and choose what I'm going to make next.

My husband and cats don't mind, except when it's dinner time for the cats. One cat, Buddy, likes to help me bead and list items on the computer too.

I'm excited to be a part of the EtsyBead Team, the EtsyTwitter Team, the EtsyBlogger team and the EtsyChai Team.

Of course this very busy, passionate beaded designer has a blog. I am sure she would love you to stop by and say hello. When you do let her know that Cozy and the EtsyBloggers sent you.

Friday, July 17, 2009

EtsyBlogger Birthdays

I love Fridays since that is the day I have chosen to share with you the birthdays of our team members for the past week. This week the birthday mini is showing you the shop of Betani's Bureau who had a birthday on the 15th.

Join me in wishing her a happy birthday and many, many more!


•.,¸¸,:•:*¨¨* ETSY BLOGGERS STREET TEAM *¨¨*:•:,¸¸,.•
*¨¨*:•:,¸¸,.• CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE!! •.,¸¸,:•:*¨¨*

Check out the below participating shops for great early bird specials! Everyone will be jealous that you have a head start on Christmas shopping!!

Christmas in July Ribbon Sale see Xmas in July Ribbon Sale Section!
It's Christmas in July!! All items in green or red have been marked down by 20%. Buy your Christmas presents now, or just splurge on yourself - I won't tell! Sale ends at midnight Sunday 7/26.
All Christmas and winter items have been moved into my CLEARANCE section. All Christmas items have been marked down 25% - 60% off - I'm practically giving the stuff away! As an added bonus, if you spend at least $25 in my shop I will give you free shipping (United States and territories only). Sale ends July 25th.
We're celebrating Christmas in July by offering 15% off everything in our shop! Shipping is excluded however orders over $30 will have free shipping! Put "Christmas in July" in the notes to seller to receive your discount! Refunds will be given via PayPal.
Summer Clearance Sale at
Stop and browse the Summer Sale Section and see what's new.
Enjoy 20% off all items in The Christmas in July section and 15% off all other items in my shop. Also take advantage of free shipping to all locations inside the US and discounted shipping to all other locations.
I'm doing 20% in my shop - all items already marked down!
***Christmas in July! Just check the section marked "Christmas in July" to find items for 20% off! ***
15% off all Non-Clearance items!
An early bird special: 10% off all custom albums ordered for Christmas gifts. These are ONLY for custom albums that will be shipped in December.
Everything in the Christmas in July section is 20% off. Prices have been adjusted to reflect this discount. Once an item sells out we won't be relisting. The quantity is exactly what we have in stock.
20% off all items in my shop plus free shipping!!
Free shipping in US & Canada if you spend over $10 on anything in my shop.
I'm marking all the items in the Christmas section of my shop 50% off through the month of July.
20-50% off the entire shop!
Prices are reflective of the sale price so stop by for shoulder bags, diaper bags, clutches, and cuddly plush dolls.
Anything Red or Green in my shop will have free shipping. Also, check out the sale section for items that have been marked down.
I'm offering 20% off everything until July 31st on my shop: Buy and you'll get a revised invoice that will reflect the discount
Merry Christmas in July! I'm offering 20% off everything in my shop! This discount ends 7/31 so shop now for your stocking stuffers!
Please check out my Pay it Forward (PIF) section where I have many kids, teens and tweens scarves listed for your early holiday shopping!
I'm offering 20% off everything in my shop. I'll send a revised invoice or refund via Paypal whichever is easier for the customer
I'm offering 50% OFF Everything in my shop!
Custom orders excluded.
Select jewelry pieces 20% off for Christmas in July Sale
Half off all items in the sale section!
$6 off all sodolite stone beaded cuff bracelets!
Free U.S Shipping on All Pipettes!
25% to 50% off select items - see Christmas in July section
All items in my Christmas section marked 50% off
10% off all items PLUS free US shipping
From now til the end of July, select items drastically reduced! Just look for the Christmas in July header!
25% off on all books and on items marked " Christmas in July"
Free shipping from July 20th to July 31.
Free Shipping
20% off your entire order - discount applied via PayPal refund


This is the official and final list of 34 participating shops! These sales are going on NOW!! Merry Christmas in July!!


The EtsyBloggers are "The official Etsy team for those who love to blog about their craft, the creative process, and other Etsians."

In the EtsyBloggers team you will find a global group of talented artists and designers who offer a wide range of items which are handmade, vintage, and supplies.

Last year I did NOT have enough handmade items for my stockings or for under the tree because I waited til the last minute to shop! So don't let that happen to any of you, and go checkout these wonderful EtsyBloggers items and go shop for Christmas in July!!

•.,¸¸,:•:*¨¨* ETSY BLOGGERS STREET TEAM *¨¨*:•:,¸¸,.•
*¨¨*:•:,¸¸,.• CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE!! •.,¸¸,:•:*¨¨*

Got a blog?
Love Etsy?
Check us out!

Joey & Aleethea™ is the Admin & Team Leader for the EtsyBloggers street team:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Beautiful Blogger Birthdays!

Say the title three times fast. No you don't have to but what I would really like is for you to leave a comment with birthday wishes for two of our members this week. The birthday greetings go out to Spotted Cow Soaps otherwise known as Ms Moo and Shell Mitchell.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mini Monday Feature for ChezChani

ChezChani is Roz & Elayne. Roz does the glass and wirework, daughter Elayne does the beading. Originally from Montreal they have lived in the US for quite a few years. Roz moved to Las Vegas over 12 years ago. Elayne followed five years ago when she wanted a change of life and career. They are pleased to share their passion with you. Elayne does all the computer stuff so please, don't blame Roz.

So goes the introduction to the shop ChezChani. I would say that they both do a great job, one on the glass work and the other on the web presense. This team has a lot of creativity in it and it shows. Take a look at the shop items below to see what I mean.

For even more information about this duo check out the ChezChani blog. When you do say hello and tell them the Etsybloggers sent you.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

July 6 Edition of the Etsy Bloggers

The July 6 edition of the Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival has been published. You can read it HERE on the Fab Miss B's blog.

The topics that our team members had to choose from were:

1) Share your favorite summer recipe!
2) Tell us your top five favorite things about summer- and why, of course!

We had a good mix of both topics. The recipes sound great, be sure to check them out!


The next blog carnival is in 2 weeks. Info for the next carnival is on the team message board.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Two Weeks of Birthdays

Time slipped away from me with my grandkids visit. So here are two weeks of active member birthday Etsy minis. We all hope you had a great and happy birthday and of course many, many more!