Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jewelry Elegance by Jill

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary defines elegance as that "state or quality of being elegant; beauty... resulting from choice qualities...; grace given by art or practice; fine polish; refinement; -- said of manners, language, style, form, architecture, etc."... and might I add jewelry? Grace, polish and refinement are the hallmarks of Jewelry Elegance by Jill .

I consider myself fortunate to have met Jill a few months ago when we both joined the Esmarts Team on Etsy, the number one online marketing venue for hand crafted art. Esmarts Team members are dedicated to promoting our shops and each other through social marketing. Jill is a strong member and brings style and grace to the team.




Dedicated to perfection...

At Jewelry Elegance by Jill you will find only the finest in gems, swarovski crystal, czech glass, sterling silver and natural copper

A California transplant in Georgia, it's easy to see West Coast freedom mixed with Southern Charm in all Jill's work. A quick trip through her blog, Jewelry Elegance by Jill , reveals a little about her life and loves. Devoted wife and mother of 3, who apparently aren't reading her blog, shame on you guys, Jill is also Momma to fur and feather babies that she adores. You must read Meet the Talker about Nika, an African Gray that keeps the family, apparently including the fur babies, entertained on a regular basis.

It has been my disticnt privilege to introduce you Jewelry Elegance by Jill and I hope you will stop by her shop and have a look around at her extraordinary offerings. You can also find Jill's work at Jewelry Elegance at 1000 Markets and This, This and That also at 1000 Markets.

Interested in selling on Etsy and learning the skills to sell successfully through Social Marketing? Visit the Esmarts Team Blog or Esmarts Team Profile to find out more.

While at Etsy, take a stroll through my shop, A Beaded Affair for top of the line, hand selected beads, findings and copper wire in hard to find 1/2 round and square.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

...and the Winner is....

Courtesy of (my very smart daughter told me 'bout this one) we have a winner. Your entries were time dated and entered into the list and selected our winner, Lizzie. See list as generated by Random below.

True Random Number ServiceList Randomizer
There were 13 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

Kim Ries
Lindsay E
Annette Piper
Dreamshadow Designs
Mod Farm Girl
Adagio Bead Crafters
Timestamp: 2009-01-11 04:33:11 UTC

So, Lizzie, I will be sending you an email momentarily and Twittering that you are the winner. Thanks to all who played with Esmarts Team.

A special thanks to all the members of Esmarts Team. This special group donated fabulous items to our shop and then worked throughout the day to help promote the event. This is truely a special and unique group and I consider myself very fortunate to be associated with them. Please check here Etsy for all the team shops when you get a chance.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Friday Gift Cert Grab - 1/9

The Esmarts Team Shop at Etsy was created in the spirit of "PAYING IT FORWARD". The Team has jumped on board and loaded it with scrumptious new listings for you to peruse. In that spirit we'd like to give a bit back to all of our readers and buyers by running a contest on Twitter and our blogs. All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment mentioning the contest here on A Beaded Affair, the Esmarts Team Blog or Direct Message @abeadedaffair on Twitter and you might win the $10.00 Gift Certificate in the drawing on Saturday which you can use in the Esmarts Team Shop . Gift Cert donated by A Beaded Affair at Etsy. Take a chance, have some fun, enter our contest and win $10.00.Just a few of the new items donated by the talented members of EsmartsContest runs from Noon Friday January 9 (that's tomorrow folks) til Midnight.On Saturday we will announce the winner here!!!This weeks donations by Creations by Jae, dgdesignstx, SandTCreations, The World of Wezz, Chic Hats and More, Gahooletree, Studio618 and Wilma's Whimseys. Visit these Etsy shops for more exciting hand crafted goodies.

When you snooze you lose. If you didn't check out the Esmarts Team Store on Tuesday you missed donations by M5 Creative Corners which sold right away.

One more note, Coastal Artist has reduced the price on 3 of his prints to $20.00 just for the contest. Don't wait, leave a comment and check out all the fabulous items at Esmarts Team Store and win the Gift Certificate.

Are you on Twitter? Share the love and Tweet about the contest for us. The more the merrier.