Thursday, October 29, 2009

Featured Artist: MeredithFenwick

"My name is Meredith and I am a SAHM to two little boys by day and scrapbook and jewelry designer by night."

Your craft & ideas
"I love making things. For the past few years I was very happy creating graphics with my computer but I wanted to get away from being plugged in all the time and jewelry has always been special to me. I decided to start making some fun pieces and opened my Etsy shop. I love getting to shop for new stones and beads and every sale is so special to me."
Do you offer customers anything besides a product?
"For a few months this summer I had a necklace available where part of the proceeds went to a charity my friend was raising money for. The necklace was called Zachary's Hope and was inspired by my friend's little boy."

How have you grown as a seller/what tips have you learned?
"I am learning every day. The best tip and the one that everyone will tell you is to work on your photos. I am relatively happy with mine right now although I know they can be better. I am always searching for a way to make my photos the best that they can be and show the customer the actual item at the same time."

Plans for the coming year? 
"My plans for the coming yeara are to keep learning and making new things. Each piece I make teaches me something new and I love doing tutorials and taking classes when I can. I tend to roll with the punches since this is a hobby business right now. :)"

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Featured Arist: SunkenGardenBeads

SunkenGarden's Zenith Earrings on craftgawker were what
drew me to her shop.  

I hope you enjoy looking through
this latest discovery, and as always comments and hearts
are appreciated.

"I'm a creative and literary sort of person at heart. I love learning languages, writing and creating works of art, jewelry being my favorite craft."
Explain your craft & ideas 
" I've been making jewelry since I was a child and in March 2009 (rather on a whim) I decided to start selling jewelry online for a little extra cash. It's worked out great, and although I don't make sales every day I enjoy the creation process and seeing people find pieces they love in my shop,"

Do you offer customers anything besides a product?  
"I include free jewelry repair with all my pieces that are purchased from me. Even years down the road, if something happens to your favorite earrings - one gets lost, a bead somehow breaks during normal wear, etc. - I will gladly fix it for you if possible, at only the cost of return shipping."

How have you grown as a seller?
"I've picked up a wide range of beading techniques over the months, and wire-wrapping in brass has come to be my favorite and the style I stick to the most. Brass is nice because, unlike silver, it actually looks cool when it oxidizes and ages over the years. It's a very carefree sort of metal. I've also learned that photos can always be improved on, so I'm constantly stepping up the quality and appeal of my photos."

Plans for the coming year?  
"I just launched my new sister shop,, which features medieval-themed metalsmithed jewelry. I also plan on increasing the number of items in both my shops to 100, which I've heard is a good average number of items to have in your shop. Who knows how long it'll take, with school and two jobs to keep up with, but I make new pieces every week and don't think it will take a very long time."
Inferno earrings

 Twilight Cinderella earrings

 Vesper earrings

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tarot Reading Giveaway

In the spirit of this crazy month of October and all the harvest festivals going on, here's a contest for a complimentary reading.  Your choice: 3 Card, 5 Card or Celtic Cross. 
Read more about each one on The Reading Page.

The winner will be chosen by number generator next Sunday, 10/18.

Comment on this post for your 1st entry.
For additional entries:
*follow this blog
*follow my other blog, tipthetable
*fan Moonthrall on FB
*join my FB tarot group

Make sure you post again for each one you completed.
So you see, there's something for everyone!  Now go buy yourself a pie.

Handknit Tarot Wraps + Bags

Here's a sampling of the tarot knits I have on etsy & artfire.
They're designed using my very own decks, using natural yarns and blends.  I've come up with sturdy drawstring bags, original pouches and wraps- all made with fellow readers in mind.
If there is anything you'd like to request or see more of, leave a comment or email me at

Shop for yourself or pick up a unique gift for a friend.
Visit my etsy shop at:

Rustic Linen tarot wrap
viscose, linen + acrylic

Rustic will hold your favorite deck
until you're ready to read and would
look great by itself on a reading table
or together with the rest of your collection.

Gris tarot wrap
cotton wrap + silk cord

One of my bestsellers,
I only made 2 and they're
both gone!

I have similar styles
made already and will
offer these color
combinations shortly.

Hemp tarot bag
hemp, cotton +

Knit with a soft and sturdy hemp
blend in a beautiful purple gray, this bag
will keep your cards easily at hand on your
desk or while traveling.

Robin bamboo wrap

Bind your cards in soft, robin's egg blue
bamboo with a wind of the cord.

Rustic Linen wrap
viscose, linen + acrylic

Monday, October 5, 2009

TarotElements' Contributor of the Week!

One of my spreads has been published on TarotElements! Catherine, the blog's creator, has put up a call for Tarot articles- anything on reading, history, personal stories, professional encounters, philosophy. Whatever you want to share with readers.

You can go straight to my post here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rustic Linen on Etsy FP again

I just found out Rustic Linen made another treasury! Like all treasuries, I only realized after seeing a curiously high number of new views and hearts. Doing a little research on craftcult, I dug this up:

Thanks lunalove! What an awesome surprise.

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