Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mama Pear's Knits Giveaway ends 10/9

It's my pleasure to introduce you to Jen Barlett of Mama Pear's Knits! She's got some delightful knit accessories for every age! She's got adult scarves and hats as well as beanie caps for babies and little girls. They're so cute!

Jen, tell us a little about your shop!

Sparkly Bow Beanie
I am a homemaker and mother of 3 beautiful children! Mama Pears Knits was created primarily as a way to provide budget friendly, handmade items for adults and children and in turn fund the hobby that I have grown to love! Most of what I do is custom, whereas someone shows me a picture of what they want and I figure out how to make it or they are my original designs! I use whatever fibers are requested by my customers and am willing to provide information regarding types and styles of yarn/fiber. One goal of my business is to spin my own yarn using fine fibers.
Adult Slouchy Newsboy Cap

My inspiration comes from my family. I believe we each leave a legacy behind us and I love the idea of leaving a legacy of art and creativity behind for my children. The thought of teaching them to spin fiber into yarn and then knit or crochet it into something beautiful is an awesome goal for me. It is a privilege to take part in spinning yarn because it is something that people have been doing for centuries! It is not just teaching my children arts and crafts, but teaching them the necessary qualities of patience, endurance, and perseverance that comes with it as well.
Spring Sparkle Cap
Thanks, Jen!

Jen is offering you lucky readers a great discount just for reading this!
enter BLOGMANIA2011 
when you buy something from her shop and get 25% off!

Now for the giveaway!

One lucky reader will get Mama Pear's Knit's Stormy Seas Scarf in 80/20 Merino/Silk handspun fiber in saffron (not pictured)

How to enter:

Mandatory 1st entry:  
Be a follower of my blog; check out Mama Pears Knits and comeback and fill out the form below (1 entry)

Extra optional entries:
2.  Heart one of Mama Pear's Knits item in her etsy store
4.  Like Mama Pear's Knits on Facebook and tell her Jewelry By J sent you
6.  Heart one item in my etsy store
7.  Heart my etsy shop
8.  purchase at item from Mama Pear's Knits using the coupon code above (10 entries)

Winner will be chosen by
Giveaway ends 10.9.11

Sunday, September 25, 2011

FREE SHIPPING in my etsy Store!

I know it's a little early to start thinking about Christmas shopping, but I was in Macy's the other day and noticed that they were starting to bring out their Christmas Trees and decorations.  I realized that it's the end of September already!!

I always get swamped with a ton of orders for Christmas and always have to work my little butt off to make sure they all get filled in a timely manner.  

So, to lower my stress this year (since I'm pregnant), I'm offering FREE SHIPPING for all you Christmas early birds to jump start my orders this year =)  Plus, it's been a little rough with the economic downturn and silver and gold prices through the roof!

Just go to and when you're done, enter "XMAS2011" at checkout!  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SunAh Jewelry Giveaway ends 10/2

Sun Ah Blair has fun, polymer clay jewelry that so cute!  It consists of two different lines that are unique and whimsical.  Take a look!

Rain Drops Japanese Fabric Pattern Necklace
Hi my name is Amy Sun Ah Blair and I'm  an Indie Jewelry artist based in  Charm City Baltimore. My medium of choice is Polymer clay and have an obsession with Japanese and Victorian Fabrics! Aside form jewelry, I have a longtime passion for environmental conservation and am a huge believer in urban farming and food sustainability. My jewelry designs bring to focus some of these ideas. I am also an enduring advocate of Compassion International and frequently donate money from my jewelry sales towards this wonderful organization.

Garden Moss Square Ring from Urban Gardens Line
I am relatively new to Etsy when it comes to selling my jewelry, but I have travelled and done art and craft shows locally in the MD/DC/VA area for about 5 years. My little shop consists of my two main jewelry lines at this time which are my fabric pattern pieces and my Urban Gardens, which incorporate real moss. My favorite item right now has to be my Midnight Matsuri necklace which I feel really captures a feeling when I visited a mountain shrine at dusk in Japan last year. 

As for my inspirations, I'd have to say my travels inspire me the most, many times I look back at photos and use the color schemes to create jewelry!  I love Etsy and have met so many wonderful people and products. I hope to learn and grow both my shop and myself within this awesome community! 
Find Amy here:

Midnight Matsuri Necklace
Amy is also offering readers 
a great discount at her etsy store! 
Enter "GIVEAWAY11" at 
checkout for 25% off! 

Thanks, Amy!!!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!  
Amy is offering one lucky winner her 
Vintage Japanese Heart Flower Slider Necklace (with the chain)
a $35 value!!

How to enter:
Mandatory:  You must be a follower of my blog!  
open to followers in the US, Canada and International!

1.  Mandatory entry:  Check out Sun Ah Jewelry's shop on etsy and then come back and fill out the rafflecopter form (1 entry)

2.  Like Jewelry By J on facebook (1 entry)
3.  Like Sun Ah Jewelry on facebook (1 entry)
4.  Heart one of Sun Ah Jewelry's item in her etsy store (1 entry)
5.  Become a follower of Sun Ah Jewelry's Blog (1 entry)
7.  Check out my etsy shop either heart an item or favorite my store(1 entry)

Contest ends on 10.2.2011
Winner will be chosen by

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Now that fall is not too far away, I thought we'd get prepared with some cool knits!

Meet Melissa from Melissa G. Hollis.  Her shop carries a variety of crochet items from re-usable facial scrubs, to scarves and fingerless gloves.

Cowl Tube Scarf

What's your favorite item in your shop?
I love any item in my shop that is brightly colors :)  My favorite thing that I have designed is for sure these fingerless gloves, becuase I didn't think that I would be able to just make up a pattern and crochet fingerless gloves, but one day I just decided that I should try and it took me less than 15 minutes to figure it out.  I think they turned out fantastic.  

Light Lace Long Spring/Summer Scarf
What inspired you to open up shop?
Well one day my husband was actually making a bucket list (we're only 20 but he decided he should start now since he's a little bit of a daredevil)  and so I decided that I would too.  I was thinking about that fact that I needed to work on the baby blanket that I was making for my son, and thought "How cool would it be if someday I sold something that I made?"  And so, I set out to start my shop on etsy and I guess that's what's still inspiring me.  Each time I make a sale, I am thrilled that someone, somewhere actually wants to wear something that I have made with my own two hands.  

Can't wait and have to have something now?  
Melissa is offering readers 15% off when you use the code GIVEAWAY15 @ checkout in her etsy store!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!  
Melissa is offering one lucky winner a Gift Certificate for $30 in her etsy store!

How to enter:
Mandatory:  You must be a follower of my blog!  

open to followers in the US and Canada only

1.  Check out Melissa G. Hollis shop on etsy and then come back and fill out the rafflecopter form below (1 entry)

2.  Like Jewelry By J on facebook (1 entry)
3.  Like Melissa G Hollis on facebook  and tell her Jewelry By J sent you (1 entry)
4.  Heart one of Melissa G Hollis' item in her etsy store (1 entry)
5.  Become a follower of Melissa Hollis' Blog (1 entry)
6)  Favorite my etsy shop or an item in there and then come back and tell me about it(1 entry)

Contest ends on 9.25.2011
Winner will be chosen by

Monday, September 12, 2011

Michelle Chang Jewelry necklace - LOVE it! {& Giveaway!}

I HAVE to tell you about the cutest little skull necklace I just got from Michelle Chang Jewelry!  It really is sooo adorable!  I LOVE IT!  Not into skulls?  That's okay because Michelle Chang has a TON of other adorable items you will absolutely LOVE!

Here's the box my necklace came in!  So chic!

I love that the charm is dimensional and has all the tiny, subtle, little details.  I also love that the chain goes through the charm and doesn't have bale above it.  Small details make all the difference!

It's super tiny, so it's very subtle, which I love!  Made out of Sterling Silver and about 1/4" high and comes on a super delicate chain.  I love that it's handmade and I can wear it if I'm casual or dressed up, since it's so subtle!  You have to come close to check it out and see all the cool detail!

I love how 3-Dimensonal all her pieces are.  No flat designs here - they have different levels of height and width, lending to the character of each piece.

Here's some other cool stuff I adore from her shop!!!  They're original, different and simple - THE PERFECT GIFT for the person who already has everything, but doesn't have Michelle Chang Jewelry!

Baby Elephant Ring
I love this little elephant ring and I think the puppy would make an adorable gift for a dog lover!  Or to commemorate your first pet...?
Puppy Necklace in gold and diamonds
I also really love how elegant yet organic this beautiful snow flake studs are.  Plus the sapphires in the middle give it a tiny bit of subtle sparkle.  Would make an elegant gift for anyone!

Snowflake Stud Earrings in Silver
TOO CUTE, right?  You can't find these anywhere else!  And this is just a small sampling of what she's got!  The more I look at her stuff, the more I want!  She's got a wide variety of silver and gold items!

Now that you HAVE to have something from her shop, I've got great news!
For a limited time, Michelle is offerings my readers a 15% discount off your entire purchase!
Just enter LOVE2011 @ checkout!

What an awesome way to buy christmas gifts for all your favorite people!

What's even better than a discount?  You can win a pair of these super cute and tiny sterling silver mismatched snake stud earrings next month right here!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cheers for DeeCaffeinated wine glass tags Review {& Giveaway!}

I just received these super cute and adorable glass flower bead wine glass tags from DeeCaffeinated!  They are so adorable and so unusual compared to what you can buy in the store!

This is just how they came attached to the card!  So clever!  They are super easy to open with a simple loop and hook closure.  The work great with any size wine glass.

I got four colors - a beautiful shade of ocean blue, a wonderfully neutral cream and two great shades of green!  

Close-ups of the delicate flower pattern on each bead!  So pretty and subtle!  I love it!

On my Perrier-Jouet glasses!  Don't they look great?  I think they are so elegant and don't look as cheesy as other wine glass tags!  I thought the glass beads would be a problem because they are pretty heavy compared to most wine glass tags, but they were great!

Dee's got a lot of other great things in her store like handmade jewelry and bookmarks, so check her out!

Where you can find DeeCaffeinated!
etsy store:
Card Shop:

See something you like from DeeCaffeinated?
I do!
Right now, you can get 10% off your entire purchase!
at checkout in etsy!

Come back next month starting October 13
for your chance to win
$10 Gift certificate
 from DeeCaffeinated!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

ChelseaRainbow Giveaway ends 9/18

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

To celebrate the end of summer, let's meet a new etsy artist!  It's my pleasure to introduce you to Jacqueline, proprietess of ChelseaRainbow
Hi Jacqueline!  It's such a pleasure!  Tell us a little about yourself!

Blue Cloisonne beaded star earrings
My name is Jacqueline. I’m a jeweler and the owner of ChelseaRainbow. I live in New York City, one of the most vibrant urban cities of the world and also the capital of fashion. You may not be able to afford a designer dress, but you can always find my fashion forward jewelry to update your own looks and my elegant home decor accessories to enhance your home.

Trend forward stones and beads with bold colors inspire me, and I’m always thrilled to discover a new or unusual color palette. I create jewelry and home decor accessories that are accessible to both casual crafts enthusiasts and serious collectors. 

Red Barrel Jasper and Coral Necklace
I make one-of-a-kind jewelry and usually I like the piece I’ve made most recently the best.  Right now I am enamored of men’s necklaces because I just finished designing a custom piece for a guy who lives in my apartment. I am inspired by the materials I find and love going to bead stores or shows and letting my creativity play with the shapes and textures I find.

Right now, Jacqueline is offering YOU a special deal!
Get 15% off @ her etsy store with 
code at checkout!

One Lucky winner is going to get
this gorgeous Brass Locket Necklace!  
Sooo pretty!

How to enter:
Mandatory:  You must be a follower of my blog!  
Not a follower?  It's easy!  Just click follow to the right!

open to followers in the US, Canada and International followers!

1.  Mandatory entry:  Check out ChelseaRainbow and then come back and leave me a comment telling me your favorite item in the shop (1 entry)

Now do any of the following for extra entries:

2.  Like Jewelry By J on facebook (1 entry)

3.  Heart one of ChelseaRainbow's item in her etsy store (1 entry)

4. Follow ChelseaRainbow's blog (1 entry)

5.  Like ChelseaRainbow on facebook (1 entry)

6.  Follow ChelseaRainbow on twitter (1 entry)

7.  Heart ChelseaRainbow's etsy shop (1 entry)

8. Heart my etsy shop! (1 entry)

9.  Check out my etsy shop and the come back and tell me what your favorite item is or what you'd like to see

Contest ends on 9.18.11
Winner will be chosen by

If the rafflecopter form below is not correct, just click on the link to the post under "current giveaways" or reclick on the title link and it should reload the rafflecopter form correctly.  Sorry, haven't been able to fix!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vote for Unicorn Crafts!

Hey readers!

Faheema from Unicorn Crafts is in a design contest on Uncommon goods, which is a unique gift site.  She's made the second stage so far and needs votes on her 2 designs entered to make it to the next round!  Let's support her and vote for her adorable earrings!

Click on the pictures to go to the Uncommon goods website to vote for her!

Let's support artisans who make unique jewelry items!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Letter Kay Hand carved Stamp Giveaway! ends 9/11

It's my pleasure to introduce you to a shop you may not have taken a look at otherwise!  This is a great shop that includes hand carved custom stamps and vintage finds.

Kayla, please tell us a little bit about yourself and your adorable shop!

Letter Kay was opened August 6, 2010.  I've been running my shop around a year now and I love it more and more each day.  Never did I think that my stamps and other items would be as popular as they are!  I started my shop as a way to make a bit of extra money.  I love making things, always have in fact. Since opening my shop, my goals have changed a bit.  I am now working on expanding Letter Kay.  I hope to open a shop in a year or two as well as offer private art lessons and art parties.

One thing that I like to think about is giving new life to old items.  Going to estate sales, flea markets, etc. you come across a lot of abandoned items.  Some even get thrown away if they are not sold.  I love giving them a new home.  Items were much more beautiful in times past and I think they make great home decor.  For my stamps, I like to think about my customers.  What would be useful to them?  I think it is important to make letters, packages and other tiems pretty and these little stamps help that a little bit I think.  I think my favorite item in my shop would be my wedding rings stamp.  I'm not sure why I like it so much, but I do.  It is a hard decision for me to decide my favorite as I am continually getting "new" vintage items that are special in their own way.

Vintage Milk Crate
Thanks, Kayla!

Check out LetterKay to find some cool items!  I love the milk crate!  It's so industrial and functional at the same time!

Are you looking for something vintage or a personalized or custom stamp you can't find anywhere else?!

Right now, YOU can get 15% off your entire purchase!
just enter GIVEAWAY11
at checkout in her etsy store!

Win it!
One lucky reader will win a cool seahorse stamp from Letter Kay!

How to enter:
You must be a follower of this blog!

Mandatory first entry:
1.  Check out Letter Kay's etsy store and decide which item you would love to have.  Then come back and fill out the form below

optional additional entries:
2.  heart an item from Letter Kay's etsy store (1 entry)
3.  favorite Letter Kay's entire etsy store (1 entry)
4.  purchase an item from Letter Kay (10 entries!)
5.  like Jewelry By J on facebook(1 entry)
6.  Like Letter Kay on facebook (1 entry)

winner chosen by
Giveaway ends 9.11.11