Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ha, doesn't this look good.
I call it forbidden treasure! Thought I would post something for the July First holiday weekend.
I can hardly believe it is almost July. It seems like we just barely finished winter and now summer is roaring through.
I have to say that the Etsy secrets coupon site got me quite a few sales. It was worth it, but I did do a two for one which is always a great deal. People tended to buy two and got two free.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Cheers, Shelagh

Friday, June 20, 2008

Purple pearls!

My latest bracelet design incorporates freswater pearls with Swarovski crystals. You've gotta love the bright rainbow of colours that freshwater pearls are available in these days. I was able to snag these gorgeous purple freshwater pearls from one of my favorite suppliers.

It's perfect for the summer since purple is one of the hottest colours this season. See more bold designs in my shop

Friday, June 13, 2008

Vervain Fair

There are still spots available for my show on September 13th. This show is for all local artisans to showcase and sell their work. Spaces range in price from $40 - $125 (most spots are $40-$50) depending on the size and electricity needs. I am working on the promotion of the event now. If you are interested please contact me and submit your exhibitor forms.

Place to promote your shop!

I am always looking for ways to get my work seen. Just like all of us:)
I discovered a blog last week called Etsy Secrets.
It's a place where you can promote your shop with coupons and sales and specials.
I am doing a buy one, get one free promotion there until June 23.
Check it out:)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Front Page News!

My HandboundBooks from Nova Scotia made the front page today! Congrats! What a gorgeous shop!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

KV Christmas in July

I heard from an organizer of this event today and I thought I'd pass along the information in case anyone is interested!

This will be taking place on July 19th (Saturday) at the Quispamsis Civic Center in Quispamsis, NB from 8am - 3pm. Table rental for this event is $40 with an extra $10 if you require an electrical hookup.

Admission is $3 for adults and kids are free. They will have door prize draws and a 50/50 draw as well.

If any of you are interested you can email me and I'll forward along the application. nadiner1 [at

Vive Jewelry is running for the cure!

On Oct 5, 2008, I'm running for the cure. To help with fundraising, I desiged some jewelry that incorporates the pink ribbon. I am also working on more designs so check back again to see more designs. 50% of these sales goes directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as my fund raising efforts.

Atlantic Etsians, I'd like to offer the opportunity to put 50% of any purchase from my Etsy shop towards my fund raising. This is a great cause that affects everyone.

If you are interested in sponsoring me directly, please visit my CIBC run for the cure web page here Every penny helps and each donation is much appreciated!!

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I set us up a flickr group!

Hope life is great!

I don't know about you, but I sure do love this time of year! The fresh cut lawns, leaves on the trees and flowers blooming again all gives me an invigorating outlook on life and great things to come.

I've been spending a few extra minutes I have had (thanks to spring cleaning and renovations!) on promoting my shop, and drawing up some new ideas I want to have for September for what will be my first show. Also, spent some extra time marketing and promoting AprilsFlowers which has payed off remarkably well!

A couple things I have right now are a few extras I add to my tongs packages, seashell toothpicks tied with a ribbon and a tag with my web address for one. I've received wicked feedback and a few repeat customers because of it!

I was thinking maybe we could pull together some EAPST promotional things together to add to packages we send out. Maybe we can brainstorm some ideas, and anyone who might be interested could add something to it!

Also, check out my blog or my flickr to see pics from our wedding, May 5th in Florida!

Hope its a great week! Only two more days til the weekend!