Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tips and Tricks for Finding Great Stuff On Etsy

Something a little different today! I was contacted the other day by a representative at and given a link that I would love to share with you.

If you don't know about, they're a wonderful site for anyone interested in home decorating and interior design as well as shopping for home furnishings, etc.

How to Quickly Find the Best Stuff on EtsyHow to Quickly Find the Best Stuff on EtsyStylishHome believes that shopping for home furnishings is a process of discovery. With their site, they strive to help people save time and money in the discovery process of shopping for their home furnishing by working to organize the "fragmented landscape" of home furnishing sources available to shoppers. These sources include high end designer goods, top retailers and brands, sales and discounts when available as well as hand made artisan goods.

Understanding that home decorating is a reflection of a person's individual personality and style, StylishHome's website is designed to be part shopping and part design guidance combined with a sense of community that strives to help others along.

StylishHome has presented on their blog a list of shortcuts, tips and tricks for shopping on Etsy to help sort through the hundreds of thousands of sellers and millions of handmade items that populate the Etsy site!

We love Etsy - and, it’s a platform for the artisan that I personally want to support. But finding something worthwhile often means looking for hours, and still maybe never coming across that one special item you would so like to own. Here’s a link to a list of shortcuts, tips, tricks, etc., that streamlines shopping, browsing and alerts like nothing else. The cream rises to the top!" - Quote from Mike Samsel at

Although not all of the artisans and artists that I feature are located on Etsy, a large portion of them are as, I have to admit, Etsy and Artfire are my two favorite places to shop and I always love discovering new things! A new and interesting way to shop on Etsy is just one more fun way to discover wonderful artisans and their creative works, so be sure to stop by and check out StylishHome's post on "How to Quickly Find the Best Stuff on Etsy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 5/11 thru 5/17

I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Handmade Gemstone Jewelry with Lots of Shimmer

YourDailyJewels on EtsyIf you like shimmer, today's feature shop is going to be for you!

YourDailyJewels on Etsy is filled with an abundant amount of shimmer and shine in the form of beautiful handmade jewelry designed using a variety of semiprecious gemstones and sterling silver accents. There are also a few pieces offered in gold-fill as well!

Norah, the owner of YourDailyJewels, is a wonderful artisan jewelry designer who had been creating jewelry for a number of years. As a physical therapist, she first began creating jewelry as a form of rewards system for her patients. This gave birth to a brand new creative outlet for Norah, who had collected unusual beads and stones since childhood!

Now she loves go come home each day to work on her designs and create new and beautiful pieces for others to enjoy and feel beautiful wearing.

Norah's shop on Etsy now carries a wide selection of modern, glamorous and affordable jewelry that women will be happy wearing everyday.

Her selections include necklaces, earrings and big, bold rings as well as bracelets, pendants and more! If you like jewelry, you're sure to enjoy a browse and if you're looking to give an elegant gift to someone special, this is a shop you won't want to miss.


If you like what you see in Norah's shop, you may also enjoy visiting the Your Daily Jewels blog or stopping by to say hi on Facebook or Twitter!

[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

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