Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Featured Artist - Empty Heart Creations

Who are you? Lisa M. Bello

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link? EmptyHeartCreations - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5295534

What tag categories do you specialize in? jewelry, guitar straps

Do you create for children or adults, women or men? adults.. mostly women but I have had quite a few guys buy my guitar straps!


What do you like about Etsy? Oh what is there NOT to like? The community, the craftsmanship, the variety (you really can find anything on Etsy) and most importantly the ability to buy all handmade!

Where do you find inspiration for your products? music (Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Juliana Hatfield, Tegan and Sara), books, my active imagination.

What do you love about your business? the fact that I can make whatever I want, whenever I want and no one is above or below me. I can just be myself.

What is your favorite product right now? It would have to be my two wrapped wire hearts: The Red One and the Dark Heart.


What makes you unique at Etsy? hmm.. My guitar straps don't look anything like any other guitar straps at Etsy and I don't see many wrapped seed bead pendants either.

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create? I am also a musician. Synthetic Sympathies is the name of the band I sing and play guitar in www.myspace.com/syntheticsympathies and I also have a personal website www.lisambello.com

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from EtsyNJ!

The EtsyNJ street team would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and crafty new year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Silver Forge Farm Featured at Asbury Park Press!

Silver Forge Farm has lovely quilts in their Etsy shop, but that's not all they make. Check out this article in the Asbury Park Press to read about their organic farm - http://www.app.com/article/20081223/BUSINESS/812230317/1003

Monday, December 22, 2008

EtsyNJ is all over the place!!

Holy cow! EtsyNJ is really popular these days! Three of our members were featured in three different places. Please check them all out and leave a comment so we know you were there. Tell them EtsyNJ sent you!

Suebeebuzz's sensory blankets were featured by Art Whims: http://artwhims.blogspot.com/2008/12/suebees-sensory-blankets.html

EtsyNJ member AJK Artistry featured fellow member Heart of Nature on her blog here: http://ajk-artistry.blogspot.com/2008/12/featured-seller-heart-of-nature.html

Heart of Nature also featured AJK Artistry on her blog - check that out here: http://kittysheartofnature.com/?p=55

And saving the best for last, Trashed Clothing was featured on VH-1's Best Week Ever blog! Her Golden Girls necklace made quite the impression! Check it out here: http://www.bestweekever.tv/2008/12/17/is-the-thank-you-for-being-a-friend-necklace-the-best-christmas-gift-since-christ-was-born/.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Its almost time for Santa!!

Its almost Christmas time! What are the little kiddies talking about? The big guy in red - Santa! EtsyNJ knows how important Santa is and we have lots of Santa themed goodies to help you and the kiddies get ready for the big day!

This Needle Felted Santa Claus by chimera is a perfect addition to any mantle, window sill or desk:


Every Christmas tree should have some Vintage Style Chenille Christmas Ornaments handcrafted by oldworldprimitives:


Perhaps you know someone that needs a little Santa cheer via snail mail? Check out this Santa card by AJKArtistry:


And last but not least, doesn't everyone need a Santa pin for their coat, suit jacket, red sweater, purse..... Check out this collage pin by Katylua:


There is so much more amazing Santa and Christmas things by the EtsyNJ street team, please check us out (and tell them Santa sent you!)

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cyber Monday Sale!



EtsyNJ is hosting its first ever team wide sale and what better day than Cyber Monday!! With all the great EtsyNJ shops that are participating, you can easily finish all your holiday shopping without even leaving your seat!

See the list below for participating shops. Please be sure to enter “EtsyNJ Cyber Monday” in the notes to seller at checkout in order to receive your sale. Sale code is valid Monday, December 1, 2008 only.

AbbieRoad Artful Designs - AbbieRoad.etsy.com
Screenprinted Clothing, Art Prints & Accessories
Free Mirror or Magnet (you pick) w/ any $20 purchase

Abelee’s Handcrafted - http://abeleeshandcrafted.etsy.com/
handcrafted earrings made from sterling silver, gemstones, antiqued brass, and unusual glass beads.
Free shipping, and 10% off any item made with pearls (glass or natural), refund via PayPal.

AJK Artistry - http://www.ajkartistry.etsy.com/
Greeting Cards, Custom Invites, Fine Art and more!
Free shipping on every item in both of my shops! Shipping fees will be refunded through paypal.

amarie by andrea maiolano - http://www.loveamarie.etsy.com/
handbags made of beautiful fabrics - hobo totes, wristlets, clutches, keychain wristlets and more!
Buy ANY 2 items and receive free domestic shipping and a FREE WRISTLET KEYCHAIN!

Azaiez Designs - http://www.azaiez.etsy.com/
Jewelry
Buy two or more items and get free shipping on the entire purchase!


Baobab Love - http://baobablove.etsy.com/
Jewelry that brings Joy - Timeless, Unique, Hand crafted
Free Earrings custom earrings with any purchase of $50 or more.

Bella Mental - http://BellaMental.etsy.com
15% off all items, excluding custom orders

Beachchiik - http://beachchik.etsy.com
Beachy Art & Gifts, Accessories for your home. Seashell Dining Accessories. Goodies for your Gromets (aka- your little surfer kids) and Custom Kids Tote Bags for all occasions.
10% off Your Total Purchase and Free Shipping in the US .

Beeb Designs - http://beebdesigns.etsy.com
Beaded jewelry and ornaments
10% off Your Total Purchase
FREE Gift with purchases of $30 or more

Berd & Bee - http://berdandbee.etsy.com
Handmade Candles, Handpainted Mugs and Unique Gifts
20% off any Cyber Monday purchase

Capital City Crafts - http://capitalcitycrafts.etsy.com
Sterling silver jewelry with freshwater pearls & semiprecious stones
All orders in the shop are discounted as follows:
$50 to $99 -10% discount
$100 to $199 - 15% discount
over $200 - 20% discount
Cyber Monday- bonus gift with purchase of $50 of more.

Collective Elements - http://collectiveelements.etsy.com
Ultimate Paper Love! Cards, Journals, Bookmarks, and more Paper Goodness!
Buy 2, get 1 free (lowest priced item) Will receive refund via Paypal.

Copabananas- http://copabananas.etsy.com
Sock monkeys, repurposed products, holiday items, and more!
Free gift with any purchase.

CreationsByRobin - http://creationsbyrobin.etsy.com
Handmade Jewelry, Inspired by Nature
CYBER MONDAY SALE- Free shipping (refunded via Paypal) & Gift w/ Purchase

Deirdre Ryan Photography - http://blackbird72.etsy.com
Fine Art Photography and Gifts
Buy any 5×7 Set of Prints and receive 2 FREE 4×6 of Your choice from any 4×6 listed!

DesignDolcezza - http://designdolcezza.etsy.com
Scrapbook, cards and so much more!
Free Domestic Shipping!

Dhara Holistics - http://dharaholistics.com/
Free Shipping on all orders

Dictioncanary - http://dictioncanary.etsy.com
Free shipping on all orders

EmptyHeartCreations - http://emptyheartcreations.etsy.com
Pendants, Handmade Guitar Straps, Jewelry
Free holiday gift bag and tissue paper with your purchase

Fisheye & Fishlegs - Fisheye.etsy.com & fishlegs.etsy.com
Unique Accessories and Vintage Finds.
10% off all orders, refund via PayPal

Happiknits - http://www.happiknits.etsy.com
funky handknit accessories.
FREE US shipping with purchase of 2 or more items.

Heart of Nature - http://heartofnature.etsy.com
Fine art photography, greeting cards, and other nature inspired creations by Kitty Wilkin
5% off all greeting cards and sets & 20% off all matted fine art prints!!
Free recyclable greeting card for all orders over $50!!

Jtat Music - http://jtatmusic.etsy.com
Hair clips, Hair Clip organizers, and more!
1 FREE Hair Clip (of my choice) with any Cyber Monday purchase!

Jewelry Designs By Me - http://www.jewelrydesignsbyme.etsy.com/
Eclectic jewelry designed with glass, shell, wood, acrylic, resin, metal beads, & semiprecious stones beads matched with Swarovski.
20% off ALL ITEMS + FREE SHIPPING. Please convo me for a revised PayPal invoice

KameKnits - http://kameknits.etsy.com
Crocheted and knitted items - blankets, scarves, hats, and custom items!
10% all items and free shipping in the US for purchases of 2 or more items

Lil Dab Designs - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6116978
Swarovski Bracelets,Holiday Cards,6×6 Themed paperbag Albums all Handmade .
Free Shipping in U.S.A only, on every item in shop , plus free gift with purchase

Little Bit Crafts - http://littlebitcrafts.etsy.com/
Crafty creations made with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Great holiday decor & gift items!!!!
FREE Gift with each order and 10% Off Total Order of $40 or more!!!

LizArti - http://www.LizArti.etsy.com
Fun Selection of Handmade Jewelry at Reasonable Prices
20% off anything in the shop!

Made By Melissa - http://madebymelissa.etsy.com
Beaded Jewelry, Crochet, Vintage, Destash
Buy any 2 items and get the 3rd half off (refund issued via PayPal)

Marjorie’s Cracked Plate Jewelry - http://www.marjoriescracked.etsy.com
Broken china jewelry, sea glass jewelry, shell jewelry
Free shipping on both US & International orders

Melia's Creations - http://meliascreations.etsy.com
FREE Gift with any purchase of $5 or more

Meribella - http://meribella.etsy.com
One of a kind fine silver and sterling silver jewelry made to love.
FREE SHIPPING. (shipping will be refunded via Paypal.)

Orange Slice Art - http://www.orangesliceart.etsy.com/
Paintings , pillows, bags, coasters, tiles, dolls, prints
Free shipping on any order over $50

Quizzlebob - http://quizzlebob.etsy.com
Affordable and fun novelty and geek accessories, plus a little bit of everything else
FREE Shipping on any purchase $10 or more
Buy two keychains, get the third one FREE
Buy an item for charity, get a keychain or piece of jewelry half off
Refunds issued via PayPal

PurpleLicious Designs - http://purplelicious.etsy.com
Handmade Fabric Headbands, Ribbon Belts and More!
Free Shipping on all US orders and special sale section.

Seahorse Designs - http://seahorsedesigns.etsy.com/
Fun Knitted Scarves, Neckwarmers, Fingerless Gloves, Jewelry and Beaded Accessories.
10% off Your Total Purchase of $25 or more
FREE Gift with purchases of $30 or more
FREE Shipping to US, Canada and UK on purchases that total $50 or more
Shipping and the 10% discount will be will be credited back via Pay Pal.

ShutterKate - http://shutterkate.etsy.com
Original Knitted and Crocheted Accessories
Every purchase gets you a free knitted key fob as a gift!

Strand and Toggle - http://strandandtoggle.etsy.com/
Beaded jewelry that’s fun and fancy
Free icicle earrings with the purchase of any necklace

Suebeebuzz - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=110805
Free comfrey lip balm with every order

SusanItkinBatik - http://www.susanitkinbatik.etsy.com
Batik clothing, wall art, home decor and greeting cards.
20% off all items.

The Spinning Hand - http://thespinninghand.etsy.com
Handmade knitted delights for women and children; unique vintage finds.
Free knitted gift with any purchase of $20 or more

Third Floor Designs - http://thirdfloor.etsy.com
Unique accessories for your every mood
20% off all orders (excluding shipping) and free US shipping for orders over $50

Yinsouciant - http://yinsouciant.etsy.com
Go green and get free shipping with every custom order!
Just for Cyber Monday all buyers will receive a pair of X’mas gift tags free, handmade from vintage song sheets

Enter "EtsyNJ Cyber Monday" in the notes to seller to get your sale or send a convo to the seller if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping!