Monday, February 20, 2012

My very first craft fair! (Sort of)

That is a picture of my very handsome boyfriend and are lovely Elysia Crafts display!

We went to the Jamaica Plain Winter Flea held at Spontaneous Celebrations (an amazing neighborhood group). It was mostly folks selling vintage stuff, and we got placed upstairs (less traffic). BUT! It was an affordable event and I sold TWELVE items! Yay! There were a couple of other crafters around, too. One woman, across from me, had beautiful screen printed fabrics and shirts.

Another photo of our display! So much fun! It was great thinking of ways to display my stuff, and I stole the pin idea from my amazing mother. It's how she's displayed her earrings in her closet since she was in college! A very fun, thrifty way to show off my stuff. And it lets customers feel the jewelry before making a purchase. I also used paint chip cards- which got a lot of compliments to display some extra stuff.

Overall, it was very fun and definitely a success. I'm planning on going to other flea markets, farmers markets or events when I make my move to CALIFORNIA in less than a week!!

Can't wait! I'd love to hear about all of your craft fair/ flea market first experiences! Any sage words of advice?

Friday, February 17, 2012


Hello everyone!

I'm featured at For Love of a Cupcake right now!

Enter to win a pair of my Turquoise Heishi Earrings!

Check out Amanda's awesome blog as well. She blogs about crafts, life, fashion, yummy food and fitness. It's a great blog that I love to read! Check it out!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Avid Team Giveaway

Hello all! Very exciting news- I'm getting very involved with various giveaways to increase exposure and OF COURSE make more Etsy and Blogger friends!

This is one VERY exciting and an awesome opportunity. If you leave a comment on this treasury, you get the chance to win the WHOLE thing!!! 16 items! How crazy is that?!?!

Here is the link: Avid Team Treasury Giveaway

Here is a picture of the treasury! Make sure to comment!!

'Comment to Win this Entire Springtime Treasury from Avid Team!' by AlexiaViolaNapa

We're welcoming spring with a wonderful SPRINGTIME TREASURY GIVEAWAY! Simply leave a comment in this Treasury and you will be entered in a random name drawing that will happen on March 1, 2012. Winner will be contacted here on Etsy.

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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Etsy Love!

So I'm trying to find ways to promote my shop. I sent along a message to the lovely Amy Donda of Amula.

She sent a bunch of helpful information about blogging, giveaways and other different ideas to promote my shop. I'm going to look into them, but of course in a slow fashion due to life and law school!

I thought I'd give her a great shout out on my blog though because her designs are just BEAUTIFUL!

Definitely one of my favorites. So whimsical and lovely! 

Clearly, I'm in a necklace mood, but I just love these. Check out her shop for more beautiful pieces and some great deals on beautiful handmade earrings. 

Anyways, look out for more updates on other things I'm doing to promote, promote, promote! 

Also, look for pictures of Portsmouth, New Hampshire this weekend! Having a lovely stay there with my beau, and it looks just beautiful! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

It's Friday!

Gosh it has been busy for a while. Not so much in my crafting world, but in my real world.

I'm almost done with my last few weeks in school before I head off to an internship. Lots of work to do! Friends to see, clients to work with, and writing to do. Not to mention all the packing! I hate packing. I've been doing it a lot lately, however. Ick. There is so much stuff one accumulates in 7 years of their life. I'm sure I'm going to end up leaving stuff behind, probably angering my room mates.

Anyways, big news is my FIRST craft fair is going to be Sunday Feb. 19. I saw a post for it in my local neighborhood of JP (Jamaica Plain), Massachusetts. It's just a wee flea market in a space near a T station. I hope I get some foot traffic. My more Etsy site has had just 8 sales! Though 8 is better than 0.

I must get back to work- got to do some research and meet with a professor!

My Etsy Shop!