Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Book Worth Sharing.

Today I finished reading this great book by Kari Chapin about how to sell handcrafted items online as well as locally. She provides great tips on how to make the most of networking sites such as Flickr, Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. But that's not even the tip of the iceberg.

It started out as something to read on my breaks at work, but I quickly found myself reading a bit before bed. During my day job I would reflect on her advice and itch to get out of my cubicle and go home to write notes and try some new suggestions.

Simply put; I feel inspired. This book is something worth owning if you want to or currently have a handcrafted business. I learned a lot, and I feel so motivated. I hope you find this post and end up exploring this book yourself. You will be glad you did.

It is kind of like the Abc's of growing your business from a seed.

You can purchase the book on Amazon or borrow it from your local library.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Google Checkout and Free Shipping

Happy Sunday!

If you have not already noticed __1337 Art is now accepting Google Checkout in the Etsy and Artfire Shops. You can immediately pay via Google Checkout through Artfire, and if you want to shop through Etsy choose "other" as your payment method, and I will manually send you a Google Checkout invoice.

Google Checkout is another great and safe way to shop online using your credit card.

I have been running a free shipping for orders over $25 promotion, and I have decided to offer these savings until April 30, 2010. Whether you live in the United States or another country you still have time to save, and the timing couldn't be perfect - Mother's Day is quickly approaching! Just remember if your order is over $25 after any applicable discounts (and before shipping) I will refund your shipping charges after your payment is received and cleared.

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. ~Tammy Faye Bakker

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Strawberry Daiquiris

I have to confess my favorite drink. The taste of strawberries and whipped cream in a signature daiquiri glass is something I look forward to on special occasions and after very long days at work.

So I came across these Swarovski crystals, and the color reminded me so much of daiquiris that I had to make a piece of jewelry. I am sure that I am not the only person out there that enjoys fashion, a nice fruity drink, and some time to relax.

I have made two pairs of these earrings, one each available in my Artfire Shop and in my Etsy Shop, and I am not sure when more will be available.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.


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