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Etsy Artist Feature & Giveaway: Glitter Cult

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Glitter Cult

 

 

Today’s featured artist, Emily from Glitter Cult, describes herself as “an aspiring designer working in corporate America while my husband puts the finishing touches on his engineering degree.” She will be returning to school in a little over a year for a degree in Industrial Design, but in the meantime she dabbles in “Interior Design, Wedding and Event Design, and chic crafts for [her] life and home.”

 

“For the past year or so I’ve been trying to find a creative outlet for myself. I taught myself to knit, volunteered to design friends’ weddings, redesigned nearly every room in my house, and made small gifts for my friends. At Christmas I did a fundraiser at work for our annual Adopt-A-Family program where I made and sold coffee cup sleeves. That gave me the idea to open my Etsy shop.”

 

I absolutely love the photography setup here too!

I always am interested in how people are promoting their shops.  Because Glitter Cult is only a little over a month old, this is not a full-time job for Emily just yet, and a lot of artists are in the same boat.  I definitely am, and at this point, I can’t spend a ton of money on advertising that just “may” turn into profit.  Considering that, I am constantly asking others what marketing tools they are using and what they have found effective.  Emily uses Facebook to promote Glitter Cult, particularly advertising her new items there.  Finally, she has a blog via wordpress: Glitter Cult.

 



“I love making glass bottle oil lamps. They’re so versatile and there are practically no limitations on how one could decorate them.” 

 

Glitter Cult accepts all major credit cards, as well as Etsy gift cards, and ships via USPS 1 to 2 business days following your order date.  Contact Emily with requests for custom orders, and she will create a special listing for you.

Check out Emily’s Facebook page here!

My Favorite Item:

Emily is offering a special discount for readers. Enter coupon code GLITTERGIVEAWAY to save 10% at Glitter Cult through the end of March!

You can also enter to win these two items in the giveaway below!

Win both the bow set and the coffee cup sleeve below!

A total value of $19!!!

 Visit here to enter:

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Feature and Giveaway: KM Cards and Design

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Etsy Artist Feature

Katherine Mendieta Cards & Design

Today I’d like to introduce Katherine Mendieta, a 26 year old Art graduate from the University of Iowa.  She currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband Mitch and just opened up her Etsy shop this February!

“I love designing cards almost as much as I love sending them to friends and family. As much as I love social media, I miss the old school days when snail mail was a bigger deal. So after some friends encouraged me, I opened up shop!”

 

 

Though new to the Etsy world, Katherine has jump-started her marketing, posting links and discount codes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Before she moved to Minnesota, she worked at a photography studio and learned “that people are far more likely to trust the word of someone they know, or a trusted blogger they connect with, than an advertisement.”  Because of that, she’s relying on word of mouth and some giveaways to get her name out there.

 

sock monkey note card
how cute is this!

When I asked Katherine what he favorite thing to make was, I was not at all surprised with her answer after taking a look at her shop! “Fun, quirky cards that make people smile.”  She also loves doing custom work, so readers, you can keep that in mind too!

 

My Favorite:

You can connect with Katherine through Twitter and Pinterest, and of course at her Etsy shop KM Cards & Design.

You can also enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below to win a set of personalized stationary up to a $25 value! The winner can choose their design from any of the sets posted at KM Cards & Design!
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Meet Kait

Yesterday I released another necklace in my new 1920s Collection available at my Etsy shop, Eva M Designs.  Kait, as you can see below, is simple, soft and lovely.  I named her for a friend from high school who embodied this classic look – a long chain of pearls on antique bronze wire, complemented by (soon to be released!) pearl stud earrings.  I added a few bright Swarovski crystals to add contrast and an antique bronze leaf to tie in a second strand of smaller pearls.

Kait measures 32 inches (81 cm) of beads with another 28 inches (71 cm, 14 inches/side) of ribbon, allowing you to adjust the length as you desire.  Kait would look gorgeous against a dark red satin or navy blue fabric, although she looks just as cute when worn with any garment of contrasting color.

1920s inspired vintage pearl necklace

1920s inspired vintage pearl necklace1920s inspired vintage pearl necklace

Yesterday I also finished Lucy, another opera length necklace.  Lucy features peach pink freshwater pearls on delicate, dark curb chains.  The contrast is striking.  Though I haven’t released her for sale yet, I’ve decided to share a sneak peek with you!

1920s vintage inspired freshwater pearl necklace

Lucy

1920s flapper photograph

Lucy was inspired by this 1920s photograph.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more additions to my new 1920s line!

Introducing the New 1920s Collection

INTRODUCING THE NEW 1920S COLLECTION FROM EVA M DESIGNS

I am so excited to introduce you to the first few pieces of my new 1920s Collection.  As I started to think of this venture as a business, rather than just a hobby, I decided I needed to find a focus or “niche” that I could fill.  My love of history, my fascination with earlier times, and the new popularity of the 1920s inspired me to create a line of jewelry that fuses those vintage looks with the fashion of a modern woman. I will be releasing pieces over the next few weeks, building the line around a core of nine lovely ladies (my necklaces) and expanding the line to include matching earrings and bracelets.
I am so so so happy with this new look, my new photographs, and the direction my shop is moving, and I am so lucky to have met so many supportive fellow Etsians — from Kelly from Blart Blog, Lizzy Love fromOddball Art Co, and Lindsey from Natural Details — as well as my family (especially Mom and Aunt Michele!) for constantly promoting me and my works!  I am a lucky girl, and I know it!
Thanks everyone!! Hope you like the new Eva M Designs!

Mara: 1920s Inspired Opera L…

$68.00

Leigh: Handcrafted Black and…

$42.00

Stella: 1920s Inspired Blue …

$62.00

Sybil: 1920s Vintage Inspire…

$36.00

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President’s Day Giveaway: Beach Glass Jewelry

Happy President’s Day!

I am so happy with my new domain and blog template (designed by Raspberry Road Designs) that I wanted to celebrate by hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway! You can earn entries by tweeting about the giveaway, following me on Twitter, “liking” my Facebook page, and leaving some comments on the blog.  Join the blog via Google and/or subscribe by email to earn another entry. This giveaway will run until Sunday, February 24 at 12:00AM.

aqua blue beach glass pendant
Enter to win this beach glass pendant!

 

To enter,  go to Eva M Designs and

follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Giveaway box!

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January 25: New Listings

If you haven’t stopped by my shop lately, I’ve added a few new items! Whether or not they’re designed in the pink and red of Valentine’s Day, most of my items would make a perfect gift for a sweetheart or

friend.  Check out some of the new stuff!

Valentine’s Day Glass Magnets

 

Red Valentine’s Day Earrings

Valentine’s Day Clothespin Magnets

Red, Pink and Pearl Valentine's Day Necklace

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’ve created this red, pink and pearl beaded necklace, strung on simple silver beading wire. I’ve already sold one, and I only have one left – so get it quick if you’re interested!

Downton Abbey Inspired 1920s Flapper Necklace

I have taken on a new obsession with Downton Abbey and the fashion of the 20s, and this is the first piece of jewelry I created to honor that! Don’t worry, it will definitely not be my last.

Burlap and Lace

I created this treasury earlier today, and it is definitely one of my favorites! I love how the artists feminized the burlap with lace and soft white/cream/beige hues.  Enjoy!

‘Burlap and Lace’ by EvaMDesigns

Lovely creations made from burlap and/or lace.


Personalized/Monogram Grapev…

$40.00

Burlap Cupcake Birthday Bann…

$12.00

BABY or EASTER Burlap Banner…

$24.00

One Dozen Natural Burlap Ros…

$19.00

Love Burlap Bunting

$10.00

Burlap and Lace Sand Ceremon…

$29.50

rustic shabby burlap grapevi…

$36.00

Burlap Pencil Roll – Holds 1…

$25.00

Winter White Rosettes & Burl…

$40.00

Burlap & Lace Printable Wedd…

$5.00

Grey White and Tan Custom LO…

$28.00

Burlap Art, Personalized Mr …

$20.00

Burlap and Lace Backdrop Fab…

$83.00

I’m One Burlap Banner – …

$24.00

Recipe Binder – Dividers, Gr…

$40.00

Burlap and Organza Rose Belt…

$29.00

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Enter to Win A Beach Glass Pendant From Yours Truly!

If you haven’t already gotten on this, visit Blart Blog to see Eva M Design’s feature and enter to win a lovely beach glass pendant handcrafted by yours truly.  If you’re feeling too lazy to click that link, though,  I’ve made it even simpler for you! Just click  the Rafflecopter widgetthingamabob below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is what you could win! What are you waiting for???

win an aqua blue beach glass pendant

Pretty White Blanket

Apparently snow is blanketing the UK right now, according to Polly S of CrossStreetPress. I am horrible at keeping up with the news, so I have to admit I wouldn’t know… Anyhoo, in honor of the snowy weather, Polly S created this awesome treasury! I love the whites, soft lighting and delicate finds!

‘Pretty White Blanket’ by CrossStreetPress

To celebrate the current snow covering the UK…


crochet heart with winter sp…

$6.00

New medium size porcelain bu…

$18.00

amethyst moonstone sterling …

$92.00

Handmade Teddy Bear in Natur…

$34.00

Wedding Shawl Stole Capelet …

$110.00

White Paper Flowers Origina…

$40.00

Nesting Bowl, Ring Bearer, …

$20.00

Salt and Pepper Shakers

$40.00

White freshwater pearl sterl…

$105.00

Lavender Necklace Pendant – …

$22.00

Sinamay 9.5 inch Saucer – wh…

$30.00

Small Bunny Rabbit hare doll…

$38.00

Dangly Frosted White Clear B…

$18.00

Linen Doily Crochet Trim Han…

$6.99

Geometrika – porcelain neckl…

$39.00

Wedding Cream Flower & White…

$24.00

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Please stop by to see the treasury at Etsy and be sure to LIKE IT! You can find it here: Pretty White Blanket.

CSI Winter Craft Theme Challenge… and Other Stuff

won Top 10 in my first craft challenge!

I managed to get my Winter Framed Chalkboard entry into the CSI Project’s weekly challenge… and I made the Top 10!

I’ve also made the front page on a few other blogs on Friday!  Check out Blart Blog for a feature on Eva M Designs AND a giveaway! There are LOTS of easy ways to enter and the winner receives THIS beach glass pendant!

Finally, check out Creating Childhood Memories and enter to win THIS pair of beach glass earrings!

 

Also, if you’re looking for a simple, cute but inexpensive Valentine’s gift, check out these magnets:

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