10 November 2011

Get to know the BEST Team

Thank you for reading my first BEST Team blog, your comments are welcome and I hope you will take time to visit their shops and support handmade in USA by doing some of your holiday shopping online at Etsy this season!

I recently joined a support team on Etsy. The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to provide marketing support for each others' Etsy shops by writing weekly features on our respective blogs. Here is my first feature blog where I am getting to know my teammates and their wares. The BEST Team is a very dynamic, active group and we are now accepting new members!

Spearfish, South Dakota
Absolutely Kismet  presents a lovely collection of hand made charms for wine glasses, as well as knitting and crochet stitch markers, plus some very cool hemp and beaded jewelry! And a real bonus is that All wine charms can be customized to fit your needs. Customers are invited to contact (convo) for custom orders - which is a plus for people who want something totally unique. Satisfaction is guaranteed by working closely with clients on special orders. Another great thing is that all the items listed in Absolutely Kismet are ready to ship. You can follow Absolutely Kismet on  Facebook  where you can see an extensive photo gallery of the hand made jewelry and charms, plus pictures of customized creations for her happy clientele. Also follow Absolutely Kismet's blog where many of the Best Team members are featured along with their creations! I think this re-purposed shell casing is was a very cool idea for wine charms. Check out the dangles: they're .22 brass shell casings! Kismet has placed crystal bicone beads inside for a pretty twist, these wine charms can be customized with your choice of dark blue, light blue, purple, red, green, and amber beads. This set of 6 wine glass charms is sure to be the talk of your next party and such a deal for just $20 plus $2 for shipping. 

                      Wine Charms w/ .22 Shell Casing Dangles - Set of 6

Kristine creates handmade Goth & cosplay accessories including parasols, jewelry, beaded memory bottles, card deck and gift bags, cell phone charms plus totally unique stockings. These handmade goodies make great wedding gifts and accessories. Kristine invites custom orders, just send her a message (convo). The inspiration for KC Dragonfly's creativity is nature...images of dragonflies, the moon and water tell an ancient story of celebration and nurturing. It is Kristine's mission to create quality, hand-crafted designs that romance your soul and inspire your individuality to take flight. KC Dragonfly has got a strong internet presence! A great website where you can learn about the gals of KC Dragonfly. Get an immediate 15% off items at KC Dragonfly's Etsy store for following KC Dragonfly on FacebookKristine also writes a blog where you can chase the dragonfly of inspiration for insights to the creative process. Her Twitter feed is a great place to keep current with their holiday schedule and up to the minute bonus discounts on her fine creations as well as interesting facts about the natural world! And if you are interested in seeing even more images of her fine creations view her Flickr photostream

                   Autumn Leaves Fall Wedding Parasol 

Every detail is hand sewn including the leaves, which are tacked on in such a way as they give a three-dimensional look. This compact 26" autumnal parasol is perfect for wedding photos, close quarters and crowds at anime conventions. Amazing attention to detail and by-hand construction makes this one of a kind parasol a fantastic deal for just $70!

The Creativity Bugs are two sisters (Sandy and Sue) who have a passion for crafting. Sandy and Sue are sisters who specialize in hand crafted gift items, such as mini books, paper crafting kits, cards, paper crafts, cardmaking supplies, scrapbooking supplies, embellishments, craft suppllies, and more. Their motto is "lovingly creating items for others to love & cherish". Quality workmanship is guaranteed, as everything they make is top notch and touched with a pinch of kindness & love. Check out their blog where you will be inspired by their creative crafting ideas & projects, reviews, recipes, and a whole lot more. Get the latest news on product releases, treasuries, and featured Etsy shops on Facebook
I loved browsing their Etsy shop and found this cute and creative way to display my favorite photos. This adorable 2x2 cube picture holder would make a great placecard holder for a holiday dinner party too. It's so affordable at just $3.00


  1. Great first post!! Welcome to the team - so glad you're with us. Looking forward to getting to know you.

    Empty On the Inside
    Dough, Dirt & Dye

  2. this is a great feature! we are very lucky to have you as part of the BESTeam.
    - ourhometoyours

  3. Thank you for the wonderful feature about out shop. We have sent a link to your blog post on Twitter and FB to share with our friends and followers.

    Sue - Creativity Bugs

  4. What a neat set of items you've featured! I love the summer feel with the parasol!


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