Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Steampunk, anyone?

If you're a fan of Steampunk art and jewelry, or you just like unique, beautiful jewelry then check out Catherinette Rings. This shop has been a favorite of mine on Etsy for a while now, and if you haven't checked them out yet, I suggest you do.

They sell gorgeous, handmade jewelry- rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, tie tacks..oh, and they have gift certificates! Not only are their items great, but so is their shipping cost- they offer free shipping EVERYWHERE! I highly suggest this shop.

Speaking of giveaways!

Have you checked out Laughing Vixen on Etsy? Well, I love her shop and she's having a giveaway here! Her shop has been a favorite of mine for a while now, I love her pendants. If you haven't checked her out yet, her shop is worth a look!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Who Doesn't Love A Good GIVEAWAY?

2009 is almost over...and why not ring in the new year with a brand new pair of earrings! I'm giving away THIS pair of resin sprinkle stud earrings- handmade by me!

These earrings are approx. 1/2" wide, are made of resin and filled with sprinkles. Although they may look good enough to eat, they are not edible. They are, however, the perfect way to brighten up your day!

Visit my shop and leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite item in the shop is. Don't forget to leave me your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win! (And if you want, you can leave me a link to your Etsy shop, so I can check out the great things that you make!)

EXTRA ENTRIES (leave separate comments for each entry):

- Follow my blog - (1 Additional Entry - Don't forget to leave a comment telling me that you're following.)

- Become my fan on Facebook - (1 Additional Entry - Leave a comment telling me, and if you're already a fan, you still need to leave a comment on this post!)

- Add my button to your blog. (2 Additional Entries - Leave a comment, with your blog URL.)

- Purchase an item from my shop - (8 Additional Entries per item. *Entries valid upon payment* Leave a comment on this post with your Etsy username, or put 'giveaway' in the message to seller box at checkout.)

This contest ends January 24, 2009 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be chosen by traditional drawing (number of entries) and will be announced the following day. In the event of a tie, a winner will be chosen at random from the tied entries. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. This prize is not redeemable for cash or a shop credit.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

What I've Been Up To...

Just to update everyone, I've been working on all kinds of new resin items to post in my shop. I've already put a few pendants up in the last few days, and I've been making more everyday.
In the meantime, I figured I'd show you a few handmade gifts I made for my friends and family this Christmas, just for fun. Enjoy.

Here's a resin necklace I made for my sister. She really likes blue things, and I thought I'd make her something fairly basic. I worked on getting all the colors just right, and I think it turned out really nice...

And since my sister loves rainbows and colorful things, she loves all of the sprinkle items in my shop. She insisted I make her one of these pendants, so here it is...

This a bracelet I made with glass beads, for my mother. She's one of those people who is fairly difficult to shop for. I know she likes pastels, and I've made her a few bracelets in the past that she wears, so I figured why not make her another bracelet...

And finally, this is a charm bracelet I made for my boyfriend's mother. I knew I wanted to make her something but I wasn't sure what. Then he told me she really likes The Wizard of Oz, so I thought of this! I'm not going to give it to her till Dec. 25th, so I hope she likes it. He says she'll love it...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

Ahh! It's a really busy day for me, and the internet has been down which hasn't helped any!
But, I'm in pretty good mood, nonetheless. My resin arrived today! So, I'm working on all kinds of great, new items that'll be in the shop soon (so keep an eye out)! Plus, I sold another item today! Woohoo!
...And if that's not enough to be happy about, I won a contest on this blog: I'm am simply ecstatic about this, because Picard Creative truly is one of my favorite Etsy shops. I'm not just saying that because I won, either! If you haven't yet, you should definitely check out her shop. She sells these great magnets (and ornaments!) made from upcycled tin can lids, with great pictures in them. She also sells checkbook covers, debit card cases, bookmarks, and all kinds of cute stuff.

So, definitely check out Picard Creative, and don't forget to check out my shop as I'll be posting new items in the days and weeks to come.

Monday, December 7, 2009

What's going on at Ella Arts....

Here's a little update for my followers and fans about what's to come at

The shop name will soon be changing! 'Ella Arts' is now going to be 'Ella Etc.'
Have no fear! I will be selling the same great items I already have in the shop (...And, a few new additions as well.)

Also, I'm waiting on an order of resin to come in, and I'd love to hear ANY suggestions my followers have for pendants to make. I have a few new ideas up my sleeve, but I'd love to know what you would like to see (words, pictures, colors, sprinkles, etc...Tell me what you have in mind, or what YOU would wear.) Just comment on this post with your ideas! I'd like to know what you're interested in.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The ULTIMATE Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time of year again. The holidays are upon us. Which means, it's time to fulfill your social expectations and give gifts to those around you.
I've decided to make it a bit easier on you and compose the ULTIMATE holiday gift guide. That's right, last minute shoppers- look no further, I've taken care of everything. I've scoured the earth (well, I've scoured Etsy...) to find you the best of the best. I'm talking handmade gifts! Enjoy.


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