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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just call me Indie!

FOCUS : Peaces of Indigo

A real 'up and comer' in the handmade jewelry arena, Dawanna Young is a wonderful spirit known as Peaces of Indigo. Indie, as we call her, just seems to have it all. Great family with a couple of boys she home schools, great hubs and even among the daily chaos, she just seems to keep it all together.

Constantly amazing her peers with her knowledge and talents, Indie never ceases to amaze us. Her true passion in jewelry is precious metal clay and she calls her work 'rustic'. Using texture and color, embedded messages and classic designs, Indie seems to have never ending creative juices flowing. I just love reading her daily chat on our Jet Team (Jewelry on Etsy) thread as she is a never ending source of inspiration, information and humor. What a great mix of character traits all bundled up in one package.

Indie's jewelry designs will frequently contain quotes from the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson or William Shakespeare. They will incorporate rustic organic materials like leather, pearls or semi precious stones giving the pieces texture and substance. Indie also enjoys working with other medium and is always seeking a new method, new design, new approach. Busy bee is an understatement!

While Indie enjoys her Etsy.com shop,
she also has a mainstream .com website that is well underway. It's called PeacesofIndigo as well and the link is provided for your viewing pleasure! Come snoop around at her amazing talents and don't delay your holiday shopping. Most of her items are one of a kind and never to be repeated.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Color Green - Help me find fun names for my Etsy.com listings! - GREEN

Color Color Everywhere. Is it just so easy, so dull, so common to just call something 'green'? Why not spice up your ETSY, ZIBBIT, ARTFIRE etc listings. Bring on the personality and flare. Try granny smith apple or British racing green.

Have a little fun, go a little crazy. Here is some help for you and the same color words is use in my BeadznBling shop

chartreuse jungle
granny smith apple
peridot lime green
celadon jade pear
basil pesto
peridot jungle
asparagus fern
celadon sage
olive olivine
honey dew
british racing
forest hunter
pine sap
celery moss
seafoam green
chartreuse lime
emerald forest
camouflage drab
jade pear
khaki camo
loden leaves
malachite jade
oregano leaves
key lime pie
wasabi paste
thistle green
kelp seaweed
limeade juice
lima bean
palm tree frond
parsley thyme
cucumber slice
amazon rainforest
shamrock luck
split pea soup
everglade swamp
inchworm green
wintergreen mint
spearmint leaves

See you again soon with another color!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Name that color BLUE - everything you need to know to Etsy Keyword Color Tag your items

Blue - my very favorite color. So many shades, so many inspirations. This is another in a series of blog posts on how to name your colors creatively when listing your items for sale on venues like Etsy, Artfire, Zibbet, 1000 Markets and so on. Your creative juices at times come to a screaming halt and it's nice to have a list of fun and frivolous color names to brighten your listing.

I have a shop on Etsy www.beadznbling.etsy.com and I am forever looking for something different besides just plain old blue. So how about azure ocean or geyser water. Enjoy the following list and do comment - let us know if you have a favorite you would like added to the list. We would also love to have you follow us. More colors to come!

Mind you, not every color listed will fit in to the allotted space the shops allow so they may have to be amended.

NAME THAT COLOR - BLUE

royal cobalt
azure ocean
cerulean sky
cornflower flower
faded denim jeans
federal gray blue
iceberg ice cube
indigo iris
midnight black
stonewashed jeans
mariner sail
wild blue yonder
blue whale
robin egg
ultramarine navy
sapphire gemstone
baby powder
periwinkle lilac
geyser water
river bed slate
shark fin gray
deep water fiord
heather fields
danube river
tropical malibu
dodger baseball
stone steel
sea water seawater

Friday, July 16, 2010

Name that color ORANGE - everything you need to know to Etsy Keyword Color Tag your items

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Color - is it in your mind, do you see the same color I see? Color can help define an object but when combined with creative names, will help the imagination process what a person is thinking out a color in their mind.

This is part 5 in a series of blog posts on how to creatively express color when listing your items for sale on websites like etsy.com, zibbet.com, artfire.com and so on. I know I get in a real creative funk when trying to come up with new and exciting names so I started a never ending master color list and have decided to share it with my fellow artisans.

Keep in mind as you go through these colors there is a possibility not all keywords will fit within Etsy's character limits so you may have to modify them. Also note that Google.com does not particularly like some words for example, cabernet whiskey type names so you may wish to read their SEO (search engine optimization) hints.

As you all know, SEO is why we do these tasks in great detail. Search engines send spiders out to find similar names or terms to what you may have entered in the toolbar search box. This series of blog posts should help you with your color entries when doing listings on Etsy.com, zibbet.com, artfire.com and cosaverde.com

If you have any color suggestions you think should be added to the master, please sign in below and leave a comment. We would LOVE to hear back from you and also ask you 'follow us' for the remainder of the series of color keywords.

Today we are featuring the color ORANGE

bittersweet amber
tomato soup
burnt orange
pomegranate fruit
nutmeg spice
tangerine tangelo
tabasco sauce
vermilion tomato
sunset sunshine
salmon apricot
santa fe sunrise
mandarin orange
safety orange
pumpkin spice
peach apricot
orange peel
persimmon red
papaya mango
kenyan copper
coral flame
champagne mimosa
carrot juice
macaroni cheese
cinnamon stick
copper penny

Friday, July 9, 2010

Name that color PURPLE - everything you need to know to Etsy Color Tag your items - PURPLE

UGH Naming a color in a fun creative way can be a strugle when listing your Etsy.com, zibbet.com, artfire.com or cosaverde.com listings? Are you using dull, boring keywords when listing your items? This is part four of a multi blog series on fun and exciting words to use when describing color.

Today's keyword help is for the color PURPLE.

I have a jewelry shop on Etsy.com, beadznbling.etsy.com and when it comes time to list new items I bang my head against the wall with hopes of coming up with fun and creative keywords. Stop dull and boring!!

We would love to have you comment below and 'follow' our blog. If you can think of any color names we may have missed, please comment below and we will add them to the master. Here we go....the color PURPLE

purple lilac iris
lavender amethyst
blackberry pie
amethyst gem
eggplant
aubergine
lavender mist
fuchsia orchid
indigo midnight
royal magenta
violet purple
wisteria lilac
Abe Lincoln rose
periwinkle iris
mauve cerise
heliotrope
fog bank
ripe plum
ultramarine
black Pearl
persian blue
purple heart
french gray
amethyst smoke
blue bell
butterfly bush
blackcurrent
topaz gemstone
mulled wine
concord grape
windsor purple
seductive affair
spooky séance
thistle flower
aubergine

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Name that color BROWN - everything you need to know to Etsy Colorize or Keyword Color Tag your items

Back to the color wheel after a wonderful holiday break. It's amazing how color effects your world, your day, your emotions. The study of color finds that you can set your entire mental day from the color you choose to wear and the same goes for your chosen home paint color. Today I decided on mocha as I was craving a good cup of coffee.

The beadznbling.etsy.com color of the day is BROWN. Name that color is a series of keywords to assist when you are doing your etsy.com, zibbet.com, artfire.com or cosaverde.com listing. Why just say brown when you can use espresso double dark chocolate latte!

NAME THAT COLOR - Keyword names for BROWN

café royal
auburn bronze
rye bread
buff bone
caramel latte
wild rice
gingersnap cookie
hawaiian tan
leopard skin
tortoise shell
burnt umber
burnt sienna
beaver pelt
chestnut coffee
leather jacket
dark chocolate
tiger eye
smoky topaz
dirt gravel
cordovan maroon
grand canyon
desert sand
mahogany wood
khaki camouflage
ecru ochre
russet red
sandy sepia
taupe wheat
toasted almond
cocoa bean
coffee bean
woody mushroom
wheat field
mocha cappuccino

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Name that color - everything you need to know to Etsy Color Tag your items - PINK

Struggling with your Etsy.com, zibbet.com, artfire.com or cosaverde.com listings? Are you using dull, boring keywords when listing your items? This is part two of a multi blog series on fun and exciting words to use when describing color.


Today's keyword help is for the color PINK.

I have two jewelry shops on Etsy.com, beadznbling.etsy.com and texasbeadz.etsy.com and when it comes time to list new items I bang my head against the wall with hopes of coming up with fun and creative keywords. Stop dull and boring!!

We would love to have you comment below and 'follow' our blog. If you can think of any color names we may have missed, please comment below and we will add them to the master. Here we go....the color PINK

THINK PINK!
carnation
bubblegum
cotton candy
cherry blossom
shrimp cocktail
fuchsia rose
magenta pink
geranium bud
tea rose
hot flamingo
salmon puce
shocking cerise
pink sherbet
hibiscus bush
disco dance
raspberry jam
pink blush
tickle me pink
azalea flowers
little pig piggy
oyster pink
razzmatazz
poodle pink
shocking pink
pink sherbet

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Name that color - everything you need to know to Etsy Keyword Color Tag your items RED

This is the first in a series of blog posts based on color names suitable for tagging your Etsy shop. My online shop www.beadznbling.etsy.com has been the perfect test platform to see if the added effort really helps with sales and I can say I have seen a steady rise to date.

Keep in mind as you go through these colors there is a possibility not all keywords will fit within Etsy's character limits so you may have to modify them. Also note that Google.com does not particularly like some words for example, cabernet whiskey type names so you may wish to read their SEO (search engine optimization) hints.

As you all know, SEO is why we do these tasks in great detail. Search engines send spiders out to find similar names or terms to what you may have entered in the toolbar search box. This series of blog posts should help you with your color entries when doing listings on Etsy.com, zibbet.com, artfire.com and cosaverde.com

If you have any color suggestions you think should be added to the master, please sign in below and leave a comment. We would LOVE to hear back from you and also ask you 'follow us' for the remainder of the series of color keywords.

Today we are featuring the color RED

candy apple
cerise lipstick
carmine rust
spaghetti sauce
tomato soup
coral red
fire engine red
lava flame
persimmon
redwood
rosewood
sangria wine
terra cotta
tuscan scarlet
ruby raspberry
alizarin crimson
tabasco sauce
tomato patch
burgundy blush
scarlet cardinal
garnet slice
cranberry juice
cherry pie
mulberry wood
black rose
claret cab sav
red ribbon
vin rouge
Mexican red
paprika spice
can can dance
claret wine red
red licorice
tamarillo berry
cinnabar
red stiletto shoe
nutmeg spice

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Name that color - everything you need to know to Etsy Color Tag your items.

My BeadznBling jewelry designs are currently selling on etsy.com and zibbit.com. When we create new and exciting pieces of jewelry then comes the task of tagging. The DREADED task of tagging. How many things can you say in 14 lines. I have started using keyword phrases that should draw attention but the most difficult is color selection.

I will share with you some of the fun names for color that I use and hopefully it will make your task of tagging much more fun! If you have more to share, please feel free to comment and list them.

RED
candy apple
cerise
carmine
coral red
fire engine red
lava flame
persimmon
redwood
rosewood
sangria wine
terra cotta
tuscan scarlet
ruby raspberry

PINK
carnation
bubblegum
cherry blossom
fuchsia rose
magenta pink
tea rose
hot flamingo
salmon puce

GREEN
granny smith apple
peridot jungle
asparagus fern
celadon sage
olive olivine
honey dew
british racing
forest hunter
pine sap

There is a good start for today. I will continue this again with more fun colors!
Don't forget to read our Jet Team (Jewelry on Etsy) blog. http://jewelry24seven.blogspot.com

Friday, April 16, 2010

More Bridal Bling

beadznbling.etsy.com

Another busy week with lots of new designs on the drawing board. I've been watching trendy wedding gown designers and keeping up with marthastewartweddings.com and happily they continue to show their collections with multi strand necklaces mostly of pearls. I knew I was on the right track this year when I started designing more nontraditional jewelry using a combination of pearl varieties and crystals. Some stunning things are happening this spring season yet I still continue to add traditional go-to pieces to the collection. Have a good weekend!



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bridal Bling

BeadznBling

This is the time of year that is so much fun for fashion, especially the bridal trends. I am a jewelry designer and try to mix things up by showing stylish classic designs but will also create very unique one of a kind show pieces for the bride's big day. Bling times ten.

My first design I wish to share today is my Dazzle triple strand freshwater pearl necklace. Stunning 19 inch ivory white triple strand of freshwater blister pearls, biwa stick pearls, potato pearls, gorgeous keishi pearls and faceted teardrop clear quartz crystals. Three strands twisted to create a gorgeous necklace for that special wedding day, business or after five. The necklace is finished with a very special sterling silver box clasp with round cabachon set rainbow moonstone, has safety bar catch. One of a kind and out of this world. This item was featured in a previous blog post as well.



Another favorite is my Something Blue design. For the bride or a be good to myself! Double Strand Necklace of lucious White Keishi Pearls and Crystal Clear Quartz Briolettes with a sterling silver blue opal box clasp (with safety bar catch). The shortest of the two strands is 16 inches. The individual keishi pearls 7x11mm in size and the briolettes are 6x10mm. Lovely necklace!



My next blog entry will be on more wedding bridal jewelry. In the meantime take a look at my other freshwater pearl designs at www.beadznbling.etsy.com.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Easter Monkey

www.beadznbling.etsy.com
OK so we have no kids. We are way past the Easter Bunny and needed to have something really fun and laughable so several years ago the Easter Monkey came to visit. He brings Mimosas, Bloody Marys and top shelf scotch. Food is incredible with smoked salmon, Swedish herring, global cheeses and more. Please join in and enjoy our tradition that is filled with laughter, good friends and family and a day full of love. Please meet and greet my Easter Monkey.

Ok, so we are a bit off the wall but honestly, life is a party. Best be in it and live it or......well....



Happy Easter everyone!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wedding Bling

The spring wedding season is upon us, all the magazines have special issues hitting the racks soon. The buzz is on and everyone is scrambling to find the perfect dress, shoes and ...the jewelry! My personal passion and specialty is freshwater pearls and creating custom bridal jewelry and I wanted to share a new piece that is sure to please any bride.

You can find this item on my web shop www.beadznbling.etsy.com and it sells for $145. Each item is custom and one of a kind. All though I can replicate the style, I can never repeat exactly due to what mother nature has given us to work with so each piece is made just for you.

This item is called Dazzle. It is a triple strand of ivory white freshwater pearls. The strands are twisted and the biwa stick, blister, potato, keishi pearls have random faceted teardrop quartz crystals to really bring out the shimmer. It is finished off by a one of a kind sterling silver cabochon set round rainbow moonstone box clasp. Simply divine!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

One Garnet Girl featured on Glamour.com

onegarnetgirl.etsy.com or Garnet Girl Designs (aka Madelynn) just keeps getting noticed and without wonder, it's because the girl behind the designs happens to be brilliantly amazingly talented. She markets her shop as wearable custom art jewelry and that about sums it up.

The shop is filled with timeless designs centered around the beauty of natural stones and clean design. She uses a combination of metalsmithing techniques, as well as lost wax casting to create simple, timeless pieces.

This week OneGarnetGirl.etsy.com was featured on Glamour.com showing her rings as wedding or engagement alternate options and was given a wonderful feature spread. A few months ago she was also the coveted Featured Seller on Etsy.com so the spotlight is shining directly on her these days.

One Garnet Girl is a member of the JET Team (Jewelry on Etsy) and I cannot tell you how great it is to hear her success stories - very inspiring to all! Make sure you check out her Etsy.com shop and take home a few goodies!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patty's Day Green


Today is the wearing of the green, the drinking of the Guinness, the devouring of the corned beef and cabbage. Cannot wait to finish work today and enjoy this most festive evening!

Thought I would share with you some of my favorite green finds from fellow JET TEAM members on Etsy.com

mcrdesigns.etsy.com glitzglitter.etsy.com
littlebugjewelry.etsy.com onegarnetgirl.etsy.com
abacusbeadcreations.etsy.com 3squares.etsy.com

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winter to Spring

Today was the most glorious weather day and my wish is that every day could be as lovely as today. The bees are out, birds are singing their springtime song and the buds are starting to appear on the trees. Makes me want to get my summer clothes out and ready for the next season, Spring.

There are a number of outstanding jewelry artists on Etsy.com and particular within our Jet Team(Jewelry on Etsy Team). They are amazing people that I am so proud to be associated with. Here are a few of my favorites with more to be featured in the next few weeks. Check out all the new spring designs in jewelry!

www.3squares.etsy.com
Jean is simply amazing and one I totally admire. She is brave and always seeking new medium, textures, colors and designs in metal. She is a whiz with rivits and when I win the lotto, I will buy her store complete out! Her shop is named 3 squares, as in 3 square meals a day. Jean loves to cook and brings the culinary talents in to her jewelry creations. With fun names like "blueberry muffins", "seared scallops and so on, each item she creates takes on the look and personality of a food item. Check her Etsy.com shop out and see what I am talking about. Simply amazing!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Two in a day!


I have never really blogged about my second Etsy.com shop, TexasBeadz.etsy.com

This shop is filled with all sorts of amazing briolettes, gemstone clasps, sterling silver pendants and pearls, freshwater pearls, keishi pearls, coin pearls, big pearls, little pearls and all for a very reasonable asking price.

Come take a gander. Watch out, you may go home with some really new fun supplies!

"Gemstone Clasps, Pearls, Sterling Pendants & Briolettes"

What Happened to 2010?

A blog is supposed to be something you keep up with, share thoughts, share ideas. How on earth could several months pass and you have no idea where they went. I keep saying that I will keep up with my blog because I have SO MUCH TO SHARE with you so as of today, I will try much harder to enter posts. So for today, I will begin with this commitment and with hopes my next entry is not in 6 months.

One bit of goodie. I met someone on Twitter and she makes cookies (or she calls them Kookies). She shipped me some minis to check out and she totally wowed me with the taste, texture, quality and she scored a definate 10 in my book (and I am one picky cookie critic)

Give this a look. www.kudoskookies.com and tell her you found her by way of BeadznBling's Blog. If it comes back to me, I will toss in something extra. (offer valid until 31 March 2010) Ummm wish I had more cookies to go with my tea.

Ta-Ta for now