Sunday, November 30, 2008

Etsy Bead Team Theme of the Week: Holiday Sparkle

For the next two weeks be sure to search Etsy for "EBTW" and "Holiday Sparkle" to find Etsy Bead Team sale items! I'm sure this theme is going to inspire some lovely items from our members. It is the perfect time to shop for yourself...I'm thinking "New Year's Eve" jewelry...or, as a gift for someone special!

Sale items from my shop, DLPom Handcrafted Expressions, include Iced Illusion and Northern Lights.

Both are earring designs that incorporate faceted and ultra-sparkly rock quartz crystals. The first pair is suspended from ornate, sterling silver posts. The second pair swing from my own hand formed sterling silver earwires. Get 10% off either pair by putting "EBTW" in the notes to seller at checkout, and wait for a revised PayPal invoice.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Free Shipping from Etsy Shops for Black Friday +

{Updated 11/29: FREE SHIPPING date extended!}

Now through Monday, 12/01 at 10:00 P.M. CST!
You may either wait for a revised PayPal invoice, or I will refund the shipping charges.

DLPom Handcrafted Expressions
Soap Sense

Please read fine print in both shops!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Things That Make Me Smile...

I have two featured crafters from Etsy to share with you today. They have unique, and very different items from each other in their respective shops. But one thing they have in common are items that make me smile! And it doesn't hurt to have a little extra of that these days.

The first shop owner is Agnes of figurka design. Whimsical, bright, and colorful describe her elfin dolls and purses.

I especially love this little lime green guy with turquoise trim, and the bold but tiny purse that is perfect for an assortment of cosmetics or coins. Either will make you or a gift recipent this holiday season smile!

Be sure to check out her shop soon. Mention my shop name, DLPom, in the notes to seller at checkout, and figurka design will give 15% off your purchase through the end of November, 2008. Now that is a great deal!

The second shop, RobotLuv, belongs to Carrie. She focuses on robot patches, totes, and clothing...but the item that just makes me grin from ear to ear are her doggie sweaters. Or should I say the doggies who model her sweaters! Ellie and Cosmo sure are stylin'. Wouldn't one of these sweaters make a great gift for your canine friend this holiday?

Carrie will be launching a new website in the next few be sure to check out her merchandise there as well:

I hope you enjoyed reading about these two Etsy crafters who make me (and others) smile!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Playing with Color Names

This happens to me all the time! I'll be making my tags for a new item on Etsy and I'll think "blue." But it isn't exactly a perfect blue, maybe it is more cornflower, or royal, or azure, or denim, or cobalt? It can be so confusing that I wish I had one of those mega boxes of Crayola Crayons to help me figure it all out!

And color tags are critical to Etsy treasuries and front page features. Have you noticed the "oh so perfect" shades of biscuit, periwinkle grey, cocoa bean, and apple green?

Since it seems I always have a tag or two leftover with not a thought in my head for what to put there, I'm going to start filling those in with color names...something a little more exotic than "blue," but not as far-out as "Ship Cove." (Yes, there really is a color named "Ship Cove," but I'd bet a dime no one has ever really searched for that color on Etsy!)

So we'll see how it goes. If you want to follow along with me and play with color names for your items, here are a few helpful links:

Wikipedia List of Colors
Wikipedia List of Crayola Crayon Colors
Name that Color (my favorite!)
Color Name and Hue (claims to be helpful for those with color blindness)

Have fun! And don't blame me if this gets out of hand. :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Monday Madness Sale!

Get ready to shop on Monday, 11/24 for my MONDAY MADNESS SALE! Please wait for a revised PayPal invoice and you will receive 10% off your total purchase, plus FREE SHIPPING! Heart today, shop tomorrow!

This sale applies to both of my DLPom LLC shops. Handcrafted Expressions is artisan jewelry at its finest with gemstones, lampwork, vintage beads, & Swarovski crystals in sterling silver and other mixed metals. Soap Sense is the best in cold processed other coordinating bath and beauty items:

Click on these links to visit my Etsy shops:

Handcrafted Expressions and
Soap Sense

Whether for your yourself or a friend, this is an awesome pre-holiday sale! Don't miss it!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Soaps of the Month Club Sale

For a limited time...
Subscribe while supplies last...
Don't miss out...


Until Friday, November 21st, 2008, blog readers are entitled to subscribe to my Soaps of the Month Club for only $37 - that's a $7 savings off the regular price!

Just mention "Blog Reader" in the notes to seller at checkout...then wait for a revised PayPal invoice.

Woot! Soap addicts cheer!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Watch for a new jewelry contest coming soon! Leave me a comment...let me know which pair of earrings from my Etsy Shop I should give away as the prize!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday Shopper Soap Sale

Now is the time to try cold-processed soap...

Until 6:00 P.M. Central on 11/9, all cold-processed soap in my Etsy shop, Soap Sense, is 10% off the regular price. Please wait for a revised PayPal invoice after checking out.

Better for your skin...
Better for the environment...
...just Better.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What Smells?

No, it's not the rotten egg smell from a Halloween prank! This is a good smell - a clean, green, and fresh smell. And it is my new batch of Vetiver Gardener's Soap with Fuller's Earth for a mild, get-your-hands-clean wash up after potting plants or working in the yard.

Watch for the individual bars as well as a cute little gift set in my Etsy shop, Soap Sense...coming soon!

This soap also makes a great guy's gift, even if your guy is a mechanic or handyman instead of a gardener!