Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What A Find Wednesday!

Hi everyone! So classes were canceled today because of all the snow! And its still snowing. Living up on a mountain it takes alot for my school to cancel classes but to my surprise i don't have class today! So I'm getting my feature up earlier than normal and hope to use the rest of the day to make some new items for my shop!

This weeks What A Find Wednesday is featuring Eco-friendly and up cycled items! Hopefully this will give you an idea of all the great Eco-friendly items out there and how beautiful and use full they can be! So I hope you enjoy this one! (PS- My whole shop is full of Eco-friendly items!)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday Feature and Giveaway!

And the winner is............. Jasmine1485!!!! Congrats! And thank you to all that participated! Dont forget to check back often for more giveaways!

Its that time again! Its Friday! The last day of the week, its time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the weekend! Why not enjoy a great feature and a great giveaway too? *See below feature for full giveaway details. This Friday I'm featuring a great jewelry shop, Willow Creek Jewelry!
Pendant Charm Necklace
 I am a nurse by profession and spent 20 wonderful and proud years as an Air Force Wife. I have been married to a very supportive husband for 28 years. We have two wonderful boys (ages 25 and 20), an adorable 2 ½ year old granddaughter that lives with us and two dogs/ two cats. I have always been interested in some sort of creative outlet; I make pottery, crotchet, knit, quilt, decorate wedding/special occasion cakes, make soaps/lotions, paint…pretty much you name it…I’ve tried it. A few years ago I discovered my current and favorite passion, beads! I started making jewelry for a salon/spa; built a clientele and was encouraged to expand. Around that same time I read an article about Etsy and decided that sounded like the perfect next step. I joined Etsy in August of 2009 and started adding designs to my shop in November of 2009.
Gemstone Chain Bracelet
I am basically self taught, although I have taken a couple of specialty classes to expand on the basics. I love creating jewelry. My pieces are original and one of a kind because I believe everyone should develop their own style. I also enjoy OOAK designs because I don’t like repetition and I have trouble remembering what I do from one time to the next…LOL. My favorite materials are gemstones, natural materials, copper, and sterling. I have been doing my craft for about 5 years now.
Sterling Silver Green
 Aventurine Dangle Earrings
About 10 years ago I had a dream that I had my own business and it was called Willow Creek Studio. I never knew what that business was in the dream but I have always remembered the name. And thats where my shop name, Willow Creek Jewelry, came from.

I would also like to add that everyone I have encountered through Etsy has been so helpful and eager to help and offer advice. This is the same thing attitude I have noticed throughout my years of crafting and artistic endeavors. I guess what they say is true…All creative minds think alike…

This weeks giveaway is a stunning pair of earrings (featured below) from Willow Creek Jewelry! Heres how to enter:

1) Be a follower of this blog.
2) Go to Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop and pick out your favorite item, and leave a comment with that item in it!

Extra Entries:
1) Heart Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop and say so in a comment (must be a new heart) ~1 Entry~
2) Make a purchase in Willow Creek Jewelry's Shop and post the transaction link in a comment ~3 Entries~
3) Heart The Green Haven and say so in a comment (must be a new heart) ~1 Entry~
4) Make a purchase from The Green Haven and post the transaction link in a comment ~ 3 Entries~

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What A Find Wednesday

With the new blog title "Life Is Green" I figured it would be perfect to do the newest "What A Find Wednesday" feature with green items. So once again I created another tread in the Etsy forms and started my search! Its always so much fun to see what people give me, two things are never alike! Its great. Here are my picks for this weeks Green feature!

Let me know what you think! I had a lot of fun with this one, next weeks theme will be "Hearts" so look out for my thread next Tuesday and Wednesday!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sale Sunday!

Hi everyone and welcome to my newest blog feature, Sale Sunday. This feature is where is post great sales from fellow etsy shops! Look out for my thread each saturday and sunday to get a chance to be featured, also feel free to convo me your sales in advance to make sure they get a spot in Sale Sunday! Heres this weeks featured sales! Please note that all coupon codes have quotation marks around them and should not be entered as part of the code!

Shop closing on 1/15/2011! Owner wants to start the new year by cleaning out all her supplies and is offering them all for $1.00!!! All items in shop are just $1.oo!!! YOU MUST CHECK THIS ONE OUT!!!!

*Whole shop only a $1.00! You just cant beat it!*

Valentines Sale, going on now! Save 20% on items with pink or red! Just enter coupon code "pinkandred20sale"

*Remeber any item with red and/or pink works with this sale!*

15% off to all Facebook Friends and Fans: Like the page HERE!

*Dont forget to like the facebook page so you can get this discount!*

From Hi Jinx:
10% off entire store with coupon code "January10"

I hope everyone enjoys the first edition of Sale Sunday! I look forward to making many more of these! Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for making this feature (or anything on my blog) better!
Oh and heres my sale section in my shop too!