Monday, April 28, 2008

More Fabulous FOJ Donations

The Friends of Joey benefit dinner and auction is tonight, and the
remainder of the donations are in! I've got quite a few donations left to
share with you, but I don't want to undermine their awesomeness, so I am
splitting up the remainder of the donations into two posts.

Where to start...

Well, from is this adorable matching headband and key fob set, made from a wonderfully rich and and exuberant fabric:

Yin of donated this eco-friendly tag set in every color of the basket theme! Go Yin!

And from is this adorable hand-painted trinket box. I love the intricate work that went into its design!

And finally, donates her uber cute and useful magnetic notepad in a fun and flowery tin...

Written by Kate

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

12 Donations and Counting!

Here’s the latest update on the fabulous prizes I’ve received for the Friends of Joey gift basket to date…

From is this adorable crocheted stuffed dolly:

From my own shop,, I crocheted a set of 4 eco-friendly dish cloths that can be used time and again to wash dishes or anything else in your house, for that matter!

From I received this beautifully crafted set of earrings in every theme color we picked for the basket! They’re too chic!

The benefit is quickly approaching, and I’m getting so excited to put all of these awesome prizes together into an eye catching arrangement! I can’t thank the EtsyNJ team enough for all of your generosity and help in putting this together!



Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Featured Artist - Jewelry by Jaime

Who are you? I am a wife, college student, crafter, and aspiring teacher

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link?

What tag categories do you specialize in? Jewelry, Wedding, Pearl,
Necklace, Earrings, Bridal, Swarovski crystal

Do you create for children or adults, women or men? Women and girls, even babies. I'd like to expand into mens and boys jewelry eventually.

What do you like about Etsy? I love that it's all handmade, there are so many talented artisans on the site, it inspires me to constantly try to grow in my craft

Where do you find inspiration for your products? I love classic
looks, so I look at a string of freshwater pearls and I am inspired to knot them in a necklace, I also am inspired by clothing. I had an interview a couple weeks ago and made a necklace and earrings to match!

What do you love about your business? I love that it allows me to
create and at the same time gives me the opportunity to share my creativity.

What is your favorite product right now?
Classic Pearl Necklace

What makes you unique at Etsy? I hand knot my pearl necklaces and
bracelets. By hand knotting the necklace, if it somehow breaks the wearer is spared the embarrassment of having the pearls scatter everywhere! Also, the knots prevent the pearls from scratching against each other during wear.

What other street teams are you a member of? EtsyBead

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love
to create? &

I really like Jaime's earrings, check out a few of them:

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tres Fabulous Donations!

It's been a while since our last installment, but that doesn't mean the donations have stopped coming in!

This week I have 3 new generously awesome donations to the Friends of Joey gift basket to share with you...

First up is CatRocks' beautifully hand crafted set of earrings:

Next I have this lovely green floral brooch by
. The colors she selected for this piece are stunning!

And third this week is a vibrantly cute stationary gift set by Dribs N Drabs!:

Man, I envy the winner of this gift basket, and I don't even know who that will be yet!

There are still a few weeks left to get your donations to this fabulous gift basket in if you're an EtsyNJ street team member! Don't hesitate to contact ShutterKate if you'd like details on how to donate!