Monday, June 24, 2013

Kickoff to Summer!

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To kickoff the Summer, the EtsyMom team is having a summer fun tutorial event. We would love to hear what you create with your kids to help keep the "I'm Bored's" away! Please send us your tutorial and images to CreateMyCreature@gmail.com by July 12th. We will be sharing them in July (or longer if we get a lot!) Here is an example of what we are looking for.

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Sponge Bombs are a cheap, fast and incredibly fun craft you can make with your kids to beat the hot summer days! All you need are sponges and rubber bands.

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First cut your sponges into strips, they can be as thick as you want but if they are too thin they will rip. Second just stack them up and tie a band around the middle. There is no need to try and do anything too fancy when you are tying them. Once they are tied just spread the stacks by twisting the strips apart. That's it! Just a few sponges makes quite a few sponge bombs. Now grab a bucket and have some soaking wet fun!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

EtsyMom Christmas In July SALE!!!

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The EtsyMom Team is once again participating in Etsy’s annual Christmas in July Sale. This year’s sale runs from July 11th – 21st.

We all know that sales can sometimes slow down during the summer months, so join in on the fun & increase your chances of being found & making some money!

Click here to go straight to the form where you can sign up to be included. You’ll find all the details there! Don't forget, sale items do not have to be holiday themed.

Already participating? Great! Start promoting your shop & team shops now on your blog, Facebook and Twitter! It will be here before you know it!

We’ll post a list of participating shops and their discounts on our blog before the sale starts. Be sure to support your fellow team members and check out their sales. Shop EtsyMom first!

 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Don't mind the dust!

We're working on getting the EtsyMom Team website up and running in our newest location.  Please bear with us as we get all of the fantastic content together that you expect from us.  Thanks!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Featured Etsy Seller - Copper Tree Art

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This month’s Etsy featured seller is Kendra, the brains and creative artist behind Copper Tree Art Jewelry. Enjoy reading all about her here, then make sure to check out her Etsy shop to see her beautiful bohemian inspired creations.

What do you create/offer in your Etsy shop?

I live in Southern California where I'm lucky enough to have my dream job as a dolphin trainer! I have been making jewelry for many years and recently began my Etsy shop!

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What do you create/offer in your Etsy shop?
I make metalsmith jewelry. My jewelry has a raw, organic, time worn look to it.

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How did you get started in your line of business?

I've made jewelry for years. I started doing simple beading, then wire wrapping, and now metalsmith jewelry. I take classes at a local college to continue to learn new techniques.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I find my inspiration through many different venues. Often, I find a stone that I like which inspires the whole piece of jewelry.

What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?

My silver and turquoise bangle

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How do you promote your work?

I don't do a lot of promoting. I've been fortunate to have a lot of word of mouth and return customers!

What is one of your most important lessons you’ve learned since starting your business?

When the creative juices aren't flowing, don't force it. Your best work is done when you are fully relaxed and enjoying the creative moment.

What advice would you give someone just starting out?

Have fun with your shop. Sell stuff that you love, and inevitably someone else will love it too!

What are your other sites (facebook, twitter, blog, etc.)?

Facebook : www.facebook.com/pages/Copper-Tree-art-jewelry/232523256821023
Pinterest : pinterest.com/oskee/my-jewelry-www-coppertreeart-com/
Wanelo : wanelo.com/Coppertreeart

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