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Monday, October 19, 2009

My Very First Featured Etsy Shop is: Crystal Pearl! And There's A GIVEAWAY!!!

Crystal Pearl offers beaded t-shirts, tanks and lingerie, plus beautiful vintage and antique jewelry, including gold and silver, brooches, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, etc.

The shop's proprietor comes from a family well-versed in the art of needlecraft. As a child, her mother made a lot of the clothing for the family, her aunt worked in the center of London as a seamstress, and she herself, from a very young age, designed her own doll clothing, studied needlework and continues to make clothing for herself today!

Crystal Pearl offers high quality vintage jewelry and unique upcycled and hand embellished items of clothing using a variety of materials such as faux jet, amberite, metallic buttons, acrylic buttons, ribbon, synthetic fur, and 80 year old glass Chinese trade beads specially imported from Thailand!

Take a look at some of the offerings in Crystal Pearl's Etsy Shop!!

You can also follow Crystal Pearl on:

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As featured artisan of the week, Crystal Pearl would like to offer a special giveaway, her amberite whirlygig pendant, to all my blog readers. To the lucky winner of this week's drawing, Crystal Pearl is offering this beautiful handmade silver and amberite pendant on a colored plaited leather thong. Various thong colors available (please specify if you have a color preference and she will try to accommodate.) Great for clubbing!

Here's how it works:

1. Become a follower of this blog--Zur Designs
2. Become a follower of Crystal Pearl's blog

Those two steps will win you one chance at the amberite whirlygig pendant.

For extra credit (for all you over-achievers out there!) each one of the following activities will earn you one extra chance in the prize drawing:
  • Become a fan of Crystal Pearl on Facebook
  • Become a fan of Zur Designs on Facebook
  • Follow Crystal Pearl on Twitter
  • Follow Zur Designs on Twitter
  • Become one of Crystal Pearl's contacts on Flickr
  • Become one of Crystal Pearl's contacts on Burdastyle
Leave a comment at the end of this post telling me that you have completed the two basic steps and what extra credit steps you took and on Monday, October 26th I will tally it all up and announce the winner! Also, if you'd like to mention your blog or other sites...feel free and I will follow you back!

Also, if you have an Etsy shop and would like to be a featured artisan on my blog, leave a comment after this post with your shop link and I will convo you!

Thanks in advance and Good Luck Everyone!!!


Natalie Jean said...

It's always so great to see fun features on etsy sellers I wouldn't have found otherwise!

I was already following you on twitter - that's how I found this! But I'm now following your blog, Crystal Pearl's blog, and I'm fans of you both on facebook. It's always great to find new sellers to follow and learn from!

PS- you both have great facebook fan pages, maybe they'll inspire me to create my own soon!

deb said...

Thanks so much for all the "follows". That's what I love about the handmade industry...we are all in this together! :)

Nicky said...

It's so true and we have to support eachother too. What a great blog feature! I am pretty much doing all the steps minus the Burdastyle one.

my blog is

deb said...

Thanks your blog! I am a follower and I just tweeted about it!

Nicky said...

Thanks so much Deb I really appreciate it!!

Diana said...

Great feature on Crystal Pearl. I'm gonna have to get on over and follow you on twitter.
Love for you to do a feature on my etsy shop lancasterart.

I just made a fan page also so I'll join yours and see if I can get a clue what to do with it. :)

deb said...

Diana, your work is stunning...just hearted your shop and would love to do a feature! I have openings starting the week of 11/9. Let me know and I'll send you the details of how it works!

Hang tough with the FB fan page...FB is soooo persnickety but worth the effort! :)

DonidoDesigns said...

I'm following both blogs and following both on twitter. thanks for offering this giveaway!

mistyridge said...

Ok I am doing all of the steps except the burdastyle one. I love Pearl she is so friendly and kind. I also did a blog feature on her shop a while back she has some really great items. by the way the link to your facebook page is directing me to your twitter. You might want to take a look at it. thanks

p.s. i would appreciate a feature spot if you are interested thanks

Diana said...

Almost forgot. Having a giveaway!

deb said...

Thanks for the follows DonidoDesigns and Mistyridge! Pearl is great isn't she? And very talented! That link has been giving me trouble this whole time...I keep fixing it and fixing it....I'll try again!! :) Again, thank you both!!

janil said...

I follow both!

Great giveaway!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Blissful Blooms Paper said...

Howdy :) I completed all of the entry's except the last two :)

jen said...

What a great introduction to Crystal Pearl! Love it!

Mizz Snape said...

I follow both blogs, become facebook fan for both (Steffi Snape), become twitter fan for both (littlesev), become flickr contact (littlesev) :D

HRT said...

Many thanks for all your kind comments and follows folks. It's much appreciated.

deb said...

Thanks Janil...I love the photo of the little blonde cutie and the cat!! Precious! And many thanks to Joanne and Jen for promoting Crystal Pearl's awesome shop! And Steffie, I'm following you on Twitter now and your blog is excellent! Crystal Pearl your work is awesome! :) Thx all!

Candy said...

i follow your blog and crystal pearl's blog

Candy said...

i follow zur designs on twitter

Candy said...

i follow crystal pearl on twitter

deb said...

Thanks so much Candy for all the "follows"!

RecreationalArt said...

So glad I found your blog!! I am now a follower of both blogs and would luv to be entered in the giveaway to win that fabulous beauty!!!!!!!

deb said...

Stay tuned...I'm announcing the winner of Crystal Pearl's beautiful pendant later on today!!! Thanks Everyone!!

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    I am an MBA Jewelry Artisan and owner of Zur Designs.  I create handcrafted jewelry using only the highest quality materials such as sterling silver,semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals, and pearls.

    My designs are inspired by life, love, and the beauty that surrounds me from the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the wonderful beaches in Rhode Island...both I consider my home.