Sunday, December 22, 2013

Weekly Linky Party - Through 12/28

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

Questions? Leave us a comment!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Featured Etsy Seller - Chloe Alyson


On this wonderful and joyous month of December, our featured seller is Adriana, a very talented jewelry artist and the creative genius behind Chloe Alyson. Her Etsy shop is a definite must-see during this busy holiday shopping season. 

Tell us a little about yourself
I am a stay at home mom of two and self-taught jeweler. 
I get creative when I look at my daughter: Chloe Alyson. She is my running force, my inspiration, so I decided to name my shop after her! Hope you like it and visit often: chloealyson.etsy.com

What do you create/offer in your Etsy shop?Using genuine gemstones, I strive to create jewelry that can be worn on any and every occasion, without breaking the bank! 



How did you get started in your line of business?
I originally started creating jewelry as a hobby but didn't become serious in selling until my daughter Chloe Alyson was born. 


Describe your creative processI look at the colors and texture of the gemstones themselves. I look for shades in the gemstones that compliment or contrast with each other. 


Where do you find your inspiration?I love natural and vibrant colors derived from genuine gemstones and always try to incorporate and showcase its brilliance in my jewelry. Besides finding inspiration from the gemstones, I look to different cultures and am influenced by their practices and different fashions as well.





What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment?At the moment I am really loving my Handknotted Amethyst Beads Necklace with Gold Filled Horn. It has been created using genuine faceted Amethyst beads and Hand-knotted between each bead on matching silk cord to protect each bead. It features a 1 1/2 inch Gold-filled horn/tusk. It is 30 1/2 inches long. 

***This necklace has been submitted to the stylist of THE VOICE for consideration on the show!




How do you promote your work?
Because I am a member of The Artisan Group (a juried and elite group of artisans), I have been given so many awesome opportunities to send my jewelry to different events, stylists and celebrities. My Gemstone Chain Lariat with Onyx and Black Diamond Swarovski beads has been worn by Lisa Kudrow on the TV show Scandal.



What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business?One of the most important lessons I've learned was to do what you love and believe in yourself.


What advice would you give someone just starting out?For someone just starting out, what I would say is to learn from others and don't be afraid to ask questions.


What are your other sites (facebook, twitter, blog, etc.)?Website:  www.chloealyson.comFacebook:  facebook.com/chloeAlysonJewelryTwitter:  twitter.com/ChloeAlyson_Instagram:  instagram.com/chloealysonjewelry


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Weekly Linky Party - Through 12/14

Each Sunday, we will start a linky party on our blog - add your latest blog post or a new item in your shop and check out what others are adding as well! This is a great way to promote what you're working on and to learn what others are working on. Every once in a while, we'll have a theme - pay attention to the themes! We'll give you advanced notice when a themed linky will be going up so you can prepare for it.

Questions? Leave us a comment!


Monday, December 2, 2013

December Gift Ideas- 2 treasuries, lots of items!

For December, I found so much great stuff from members of the etsyMom Team that I decided to make two treasuries! Check them out; as always, some items from non-etsyMom team shops are included. All are wonderful, and there is a lot of inspiration to be found. Happy Holidays!

'December Gift Guide 1' by VelaCama

This is part one of the etsyMom Team's December gift guide. Most of these items are from the etsyMom Team. Enjoy!


Red riding hood cape jacket
$50

Custom Kraft Brown Feather T...
$17.5

Hand Knitted Gloves - Red, S...
$32

Rustic Candle Holder Sassafr...
$14

Red cape wool dress lovely w...
$55.69

Nursery Hoop Woodland Deer /...
$20

Lightning bolt & heart neckl...
$24

Red lace shrug. 4 options sh...
$45

Spring Green Statement Neckl...
$40

SALE Nursing Necklace with r...
$16.62

Magnetic Bookmark, Laminated...
$4

Maple Cinnamon Flavored Flow...
$16.95

Christmas Mistletoe,Mistleto...
$7.5

I Love You To The Moon and B...
$31

Toddler Boots Red Fleece Bab...
$35.95

Yellow House Red Bows Christ...
$12

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'Christmas Gift ideas' by VelaCama

This is Part 2 of the etsymom team's December gift guide.


Star ornament pocket doll ha...
$14

red sparkle hair bow clip--2...
$3.25

Wool felt bird clip by Tumbl...
$8

Post earrings: bright red sq...
$9.8

Christmas Hair Bow Christmas...
$9.99

Toadstool Cushion for Childr...
$40

Rainbow play tent teepee
$160

Bibs - Set of 3, Ready to Sh...
$18

Rainbow colored vertical nec...
$25.8

Baby Gift Set - 3 XL Swaddle...
$45

Black Fri Cyber Mon SALE Chi...
$28

Heart Baby Hat Pale Pink Str...
$25

ON SALE Christmas Themed Lov...
$37

Natural Teething Ring - Baby...
$20

Personalized Stacking Toy - ...
$27

Baby Owls Soft Fabric Block ...
$16

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