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Friday, November 27, 2009

Examples of the Gift Tags



These are the kind of gift tags that are FREE with purchase during the Black Friday - Cyber Monday weekend from my Etsy store. Aww these are sweet - about 3 inches long.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Half Price Shipping started early


What the heck - I've started Black Friday early in my Etsy store - Half price shipping on everything, and second item ships free.
Don't forget to ask for your free mini gift tag!

Huge Black Friday - Cyber Monday Etsy Sale


I'll be joining the big Etsy promotion this holiday weekend, including these three Christmas themed Dream Star dolls.

Starting Friday 27th through Monday 30th I will be offering half price shipping, with a second item in the same order shipping free.

Mention that your item is intended as a gift to receive a free handmade mini gift tag. See my recent listings of full size gift tags to get something of an idea.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ADO Ornament Trade



I'm not going to show the whole doll ornament until after the trade has been accomplished. But here is a delicious assortment of gleaming wavy edged paper bead charms, along with some simpler pearl and bead charms that will be part of her embellishments.



The paper is some scrapbook paper that I have, nice and thick. The beads are made with Mod Podge following the suggestion of one of my Instructables readers, and sealed with my favorite acrylic sealer, Future Floor Wax. I wrapped them with brass craft wire strung with an assortment of glass seed beads. The pearls and faceted glass beads are repurposed from vintage necklaces I won in a raffle.

The largest beads are about 2 inches long - quite large for a paper bead. The larger ones are flashy enough to be ornaments in themselves I think. I'll be making more for my next set of gift tags. I'm thinking of doing some Victorian style silhouette shapes.

Here's a mermaid figurine modelling one of my beads.

Latest Hub

I was distressed by this news from Wikipedia today, and moved to write a Hub.I sat at my computer with tears pouring down my face as I typed.
So that's what I've been doing today.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Handmade Gift tags


I'm listing some handmade gift tags in sets in time for the holidays. Here are the first. There will be more. These ones would be great for the bridesmaids gifts at a wedding - the music in the background happens to be the Wedding March.