Showing posts with label Holiday Gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday Gifts. Show all posts

Holiday Shop Hop 2011

Welcome to the Holiday Shop Hop 2011

Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th

Carved Wooden Snowman Ornament by Gordon W. Baldock
Photo by Michelle Buettner
Graphic Enhancement by Mary Anne Flesch of Handcrafted Serenity Jewelry

We all know it's pretty easy to hop around and shop all over Etsy, Artfire and many other super wonderful arts and craft sites, but sometimes it's a bit daunting and so this was developed (with some generous help from some very wonderful people, I might add!) to be a fun and enjoyable way to shop handmade and support the arts and crafts sector of the small business world during this very busy gift giving season!

"Winter in Nutrioso"
Photo by Michelle Buettner
Listed below are some pretty cool places to find unique handmade items such as Jewelry (I love buying other jewelry artist's designs - they're so gorgeous!!) and Jewelry related items, such as Beads and Supplies (I can never have enough of these!). There's also handcrafted Toys, Wearable Goods, Bath and Body Products, Candles and items we use everyday such as Pens, but these are handcrafted with some really cool flair!

Some of the participants below have listed their online shops for you to browse through while others have listed their blogs, website or Facebook page which is where you will find information on the wonderful items they create and offer for sale.  (The MiShel Designs Etsy shop is listed in the link list below with everyone else's and there's a clickable link over here on the right side of my blog. I've got a coupon code for 20% off posted in my shop announcements for shoppers as well.)

Each participant has created their own unique shopping experience for you and you'll want to be on the look out for a few that are offering specials, discount codes or coupons and even a possible give-a-way or two!

To start things off, I'm going to be giving away a necklace and earring set here on the MiShel Designs Blog. Everyone who leaves a comment at the bottom of this post either today or tomorrow will be entered in the drawing and the participant will be chosen by and announced here on my blog on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011.

Necklace and Earring Set by Michelle Buettner
of MiShel Designs

So please, browse through the list below and enjoy the

Holiday Shop Hop!



We Hope You Have Enjoyed The Holiday Shop Hop!

Although Most Of The Specials and/or Give-A-Ways These Shops Are Having May Only Be
Valid During Certain Times,
The "Holiday Shop Hop" Button
at the Top of This Blog
Will Have These Shops Listed
Until January 15, 2012
So That You May Browse
Through Their Shops During
Your Entire Winter Break!


Peace, Love and Happy Handmade Holiday!

"Re-Brewed" Delights!!

Check these awesome earrings out folks!  Rebrewed Creations over on Etsy has some really fun and funky earrings and they're using our custom earring wires from our Shel's Jewelry Supplies (also on Etsy), with their great designs!  (Thanks so much!!)

What better gift for "Beer Loving Enthusiasts" and "Funky Jewelry Lovers" can there be?  These unique and well thought out earring designs are not only great conversation pieces, they look great for everyday wear, too. And, they're lightweight, they go with just about any outfit and what a clever way to 'recycle' your beer caps!  Now that's wise!!

My favorites are Pale-Ale Beer-Rings because I think their design, whether using beer caps or not, is completely unique and modern.

My other fav's are the Porter Beer-Rings because their shape reminds me of sea shells on the beach,...some place I'm likley to be sipping a cold brew! 

These would make great Christmas and Holiday gifts, stocking stuffers and even New Year's treats for your friends and family members who enjoy things a bit out of the norm.  Oh, and another HUGE PLUS - they're having a "Happy Hour Special" - which includes Free Shipping in December, so go check out the details and pick up a bunch of 'Beer-Rings' today!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Fun and Funky Earrings!

And We Have A Winner!

Woo Hoo!  In our drawing this morning for the book give-a-way, Regina was selected.  She's been a loyal blog follower and I'm so excited that she has won!

(Psst,...Regina,...I will send you a private message and see where you want this mailed! )

Anyway - we had a few folks send us comments here and a few more on FB, but several of you either emailed me or Etsy Convo'd me as well, so there was a nice showing of hands for who wanted to win Irina Miech's book, "Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders" - thanks so much to all who participated.

I'm getting ready this week to blog about a few of the folks who are using my earring wires in their designs.  Their creations are super cool and would make perfect holiday gifts and stocking stuffers,....and of course they'd make wonderful gifts to give yourslef, as well!!  (And this way you know you'll like the gift you get!)

So, Until Next Time,

Peace, Love and Congrats to Regina - here's to making beautiful wire jewelry!