Thursday, September 30, 2010

Featured Seller: Heroicbeer

Kathy from http//heroicbeer.etsy.com hails from my home state, California. (Ah how I miss California weather!) Her shop, Heroicbeer, offers amazing fine art photography prints.

Lantern - 8x10 Photo Print
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm in my late twenties and love taking photos. It's my creative outlet and it's a great excuse for me to go on a long drive and see something new!

How did you start your craft?
I've been taking photos since I was a little girl with a disc camera. I have my parents to thank for sparking my interest in photography - they were both hobby photographers.

Besides creating, what do you like to do?
When I'm not out on a photo adventure, I'm working on iPhone apps, playing with my cat Jihad, or baking something sweet.

How do you promote your work?
I keep a Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/heroicbeer and like to make new friends in the ever-active Etsy forums.

Name your top five books, movies, TV shows, musicians, or websites. 
My top 5 musicians:
Pavement
X (Los Angeles)
Smashing Pumpkins
Low
Yo La Tengo


What's next for you and your shop?
I'm moving to Los Angeles soon for work and fun. The change in scenery will no doubt inspire me and my camera lens!

Happy Sales Kathy!

Embarrassing bathtime photos!

Oh the shame!

In an effort to save a little cash, I have started to regularly groom our dog myself. Manned with clippers, a shaver, some shamp, and my husband, the whole ordeal takes about 30 minutes. This is record time considering I once cut and washed my MILs collie and it took 2 hours!!!

It never ceases to crack me up that when you add water, our poodle terrier furball turns into a cross between a rat and a squirrel.







Thought I'd share. :D

Can't you tell she secretly loves it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Featured Seller: Squidooink/Somewearintyme

Thank you to everyone that checked out my new Featured Seller’s Featurettes and filled out a questionaire. I am so surprised at the response and I am so happy to be able to spread some creativity around!

If you would like a featurette and have an online shop, be it Etsy, Artfire, Dawanda, etc, check out becoming a Featured Seller!

On to my very first Featured Seller.....

From the Etsy community, we have Jen!

She is a busy lady with not one but two shops - Squidooink, where you will find a ton of assorted crafts and destash, and Somewear In Tyme, carrying delicate times past inspired jewelry/vintage items.


Here are Jen’s favorite items from her two shops: 

On A Wing steampunk earrings - SomewhereinTyme

I love the length and how it has wings and clock pieces in it.  Its so unusual looking to me

Giraffe says Love - Baby congratulations card - Squidooink

 I've always loved giraffe's and had to incorporate one in my shop somewhere :)” Me too! I hear giraffes and foxes are next!

Tell us a bit about yourself.  I'm terribly at these so here it goes.  I am as some tell me a "crafty oozing out of my pores" type girl.  I am always making new items, or writing, or reading.  Always doing something creative and sometimes I sleep.  My two shops kinda opened by chance I think, I never really intended to actually sell my work.  Shortly after being forced to move and having my heart broken I open Somewear in Tyme.  I don't think it would have ever opened if I hadn't had that happen to me.  Squidooink was created way before Somewear In Tyme but after I learned how to make jewelery. 

How did you start your craft?  I learned jewelry in high school and kept at it, ripping apart anything I could find and making it into jewelry.  Then a friend of mind got me into paper crafting, the rest is history ;) shortly after that I wanted to learn how to knit so I taught myself.

Besides creating, what do you like to do?
Read and write my own stories, I would love to have a story of mine published one day.

How do you promote your work? The etsy forums, anyone I met, I wear my work, or offer crafting services to anyone, spread my moo cards everywhere

Name your top five books, movies, TV shows, musicians, or websites. 

Books:
 InkHeart - Cornelia Funke
East - Edith Pattou
Lord of the rings trilogy - J.R.R Tolkien
I"m assuming that trilogy uses all 5 slots

Movies:
Penelope
Enchanted
Legend
Phantom of the Opera
moulin Rouge

Tv Shows
Bones
White Collar
Lie to me
Eureka
Warehouse 13

Music
The rasmus <3
Evanescence
Three Days Grace
Florence and the Machine
The Kin


What's next for you and your shop? Grow expand, make new unique items.  Make more cards, since I haven't done that in awhile, as for jewelry I'm trying out the domino/ picture frame pieces and enjoying that.   I'm hoping to show case my work in a market next year!

Thank You!
Jen


Happy sales to you Jen! I hope everyone takes some tyme to check her out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Want to be a Featured Seller?!

Lately, I've been hanging out in the Etsy Chat Forums and discovering some amazing shops!

It always amazes me how much talent and creativity there is in the world. Every single shop, and there must be over 100,000 on Etsy easy!, has so much creativity, ambition, and hope that I find myself wanting to know more about them.

So, I've decided I would like to do my very only Featured Seller postings here on my blog.

If you would like to be a Featured Seller, please send me an email at TesoroJewelryArt (at) gmail (dot) com and the following information:

1. Your Name
2. Your E-mail Address
3. What is your website or shop's name and link?
4. Tell us a bit about yourself.
5. How did you start your craft?
6. What is your favorite item from your shop?
7. Besides creating, what do you like to do?
8. How do you promote your work?
9. Name your top five books, movies, TV shows, musicians, or websites. 
10. What's next for you and your shop?

I will e-mail you back as soon as possible with the date of your Featured Seller post!

Can't wait!!!

Checking things off the old To Do List

Good morning!

Trade Days went well! I met a lot of nice people and saw some fun items! It was very hot and I think more people would have come otherwise. I bet October will be great!

I need to get myself in gear. I'm a little late in the week to make a Weekly To Do List but I just made one and man, I better get started!

To Do #1 - Make a fun Treasury! 

Check. I would love if you would check it out and let me know what you think!

'Run away with the Circus' by tesorojewelry


Life Is A Balancing...
$125.00

Circus Elephant on ...
$14.00

Circus Tent Sterlin...
$26.00

The Big Top, Fine A...
$30.00

ADMIT ONE 10 CENTS ...
$20.00

Red and White Strip...
$12.00

neck loops circle s...
$30.00

Tom the Barker Prin...
$16.00

Red White and Black...
$30.00

nancy drew hard hea...
$10.00

Vintage Circus Post...
$1.25

Pretty in Pink - V...
$65.00

Circus Diamond scra...
$55.00

WHiMSiCaL Shabby Vi...
$4.29

NEW - CIRCUS Cupcak...
$9.00

Pantomime Mime Vint...
$3.50

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The weekend has finally come! Ready to hit up Trade Days?!

A highly anticipated weekend is now upon me! I have been so busy working up to my first big market weekend that I didn't even get a chance to blog it.

This weekend, Friday September 17 to Sunday September 19, I will be at the Third Monday Trade Days showing off everything from my two shops TesoroJewelry and TesoroArt and a ton of never before seen stuff! I've been a very busy bee creating, crafting, wirewrapping, picture editing, and organizing!


So if you are in the North Dallas area, come visit me! The Market is upon from 9 to 5 each day and showcases over 400 vendors selling "unique gifts, delightful home d├ęcor, trendy clothing and accessories, sporting goods, antiques and collectibles, landscaping materials, tools, and small animals along with many specialty “state fair” type food concessions."

I'll be offering special discounts every day and many pieces with be 10-25% my Etsy shop prices with Texas Sales Tax included!


See you there!