Casting Commercial to Feature Female Entrepreneur

We have just received an inquiry from a Casting Director with Strickman-Ripps, Inc.

They are casting a TV commercial that will feature a female entrepreneur, her small side business and product! Specifically, the person must have some type of full or part-time job she works currently until she is able to leave to pursue her flourishing business full-time.

Ideal candidates would be women who create, design and sell something tangible and fun (unique crafting, baking, puppet making, fun decor, kid’s toys etc.)

This is an exciting project because it is a huge promotional opportunity for whoever is cast! If you are chosen, please let us know and we’ll feature you on our website, as well.

In order to be considered for this casting commercial, all someone need do is fill out this secure form. http://form.jotform.co/form/33155198294865

In the Where did you hear about this opportunity? field, please type CRAFTSYBLE. Good luck, everyone!

Handcrafted Jewelry Design Challenge – UncommonGoods

UncommonGoods is an online retailer that celebrates high quality art and design by supporting a large community of independent artists and designers.

They have an ongoing Jewelry Design Challenge (http://www.uncommongoods.com/designs/jewelry) – the perfect opportunity for talented artists to submit their most unique pieces of jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings for the chance to win $500 and an UncommonGoods Vendor Contract. The top five voted designs will be judged by UncommonGoods Assistant Jewelry & Accessories Buyer Sharon Hitchcock.
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Here is the info again:

  • Grand Prize: $500 + an UncommonGoods Vendor Contract
  • What they are looking for: necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings designs (all sorts of materials are welcome as long as they are safe and animal-friendly)
  • Judge: UncommonGoods Assistant Jewelry & Accessories Buyer Sharon Hitchcock.
  • Submission Deadline: This is an ongoing competition. At the beginning of each month, new semifinalists will be chosen from the previous month’s submissions. This Month’s deadline is August 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Questions? Email jewelry@uncommongoods.com
  • Submission page: http://www.uncommongoods.com/designs/jewelry
  • Judges will provide runners-up with a critique of their work, tips for marketing and growing your business.

Make sure you read the Rules and fine print. This is a fantastic opportunity! Good luck, fabulous jewelry designers!

In the Spotlight: Angie’s Design Jewelry

Introducing Angie Howard of Angie’s Jewelry Design!

We caught up with Angie and asked her a few questions so you get to know her better.

What’s the story behind your company?
Angie’s Jewelry Design was born in Hong Kong. Several years ago I spent a few months there on business. China has always fascinated me because of its rich history, beautiful art & architecture, sense of mystery and the endurance of its people. There’s always been a rich emotional attachment for me that I can’t explain. I was inspired by the gemstones I saw in Hong Kong’s Jade Market and I collected beaded bracelets and necklaces and brought them back to the states. Once home I took some classes on making beaded jewelry and dove right in. I moved on to wire wrapping beads and cabochons. Then I discovered I could cut my own cabs and my fate was sealed! I fell in love with the variety and stunning natural artistry of stones. My shop (garage!) is chock-full of stones, saws and polishing equipment. I also discovered that I was part of a group called lapidaries: people who share the passion and fascination I have for gorgeous and intriguing rocks!
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What inspires you?
Sunlight filtered through leaves on a tree, stars against the night sky, the potential for beauty in a simple stone.

What is your favorite product to make?
My current most-favorite stone is Ohio Flint. It’s colorful, takes a great shine, and is from my native state of Ohio. For thousands of years Native Americans used this flint to create stone tools, which were traded across the country.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Bold, elegant, unique

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
After spending many years working in a large corporation, I love being able to work on my own terms.

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
I’d definitely start with a solid business and marketing plan.

Angie's Jewelry DesignAny advice for other entrepreneurs who are just starting?
Be sure to always value your work. You’ll be tempted to set prices too low. Be strong – you’re worth it!

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
I’ve got some exciting plans for adding stainless steel and copper to my designs. I’ll use patinas to add color and drama to the metal.

Contact information:
Name: Angie Howard
Website/Shop: www.angiesjewelrydesign.com
Facebook: facebook.com/AngiesJewelryDesigns
Twitter: @AngiesJewelry

*** If you are a successful artisan with an online store and fabulous products and would like to be “In the Spotlight”, feel free to submit your info. ***

In the Spotlight: DesignMe Jewelry

Today we are delighted to have Vanessa Painter of DesignMe Jewelry as a featured artisan.

DesignMe Jewelry was born from a love of personalized jewelry. Vanessa loves to create pieces that are made specifically for someone ad has special meaning. She loves working with customers to create the perfect piece for them. Her business is her passion and she cannot wait to see what the future brings.

We caught up with Vanessa and asked her a few questions so you get to know her better.

What’s the story behind your company?
I have always loved jewelry with a story or a message, jewelry that is very personal and meaningful for the wearer. I have always been a creative person and as a choir director, music was always my outlet. I’ve been teaching for 15 years, and was needing something that was more for me. I wanted to create and give to others. Making custom jewelry has filled that need perfectly. I am always driven by inspiring others and being able to create personal and inspirational jewelry has become very fulfilling for me. I came up with the name ‘DesignMe Jewelry’ because I want my customers to feel like they play a part in designing their perfect piece. Anything can be altered or added with any designs, and I love being able to accommodate special requests. It’s been a labor of love, as I believe most small businesses are, and I am enjoying every second of it.
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What inspires you?
My customers have been my biggest inspiration. I love when someone comes to me and says “Here is what I’m looking for”, and I can design something that is exactly what they were looking for. I also love inspirational sayings, and I have an entire list that I want to incorporate into designs. It is a very rewarding job.

What is your favorite product to make?
I love making mother necklaces, as I know just how special those are because of my own wonderful children. My memory necklaces are also very meaningful and I know they will be treasured by the wearer. Also, my leather cuff bracelets are a lot of fun.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Simple, elegant, classic.

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
I love being the only one involved in the process. I make all of the final decisions, and only have to please myself and my customers. It is very rewarding to hear positive feedback about my designs. I also am glad that I can work on designs and orders whenever I am able. I’m not tied to a schedule other than my own deadlines.

DesignMe JewelryIf you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
The biggest frustration I have faced is product photography. Being an online venue, this is probably the most important aspect of marketing. I probably would have taken some photography classes before I began listing product. But it has been something I have been able to work on and improve. Learning has been part of the process and its very exciting to see how everything has evolved.

Any advice for other entrepreneurs who are just starting?

Do your research! You can’t just create something and sell it online and expect to build a business. You have to understand copyright and trademarks, business requirements for your state, and tax laws. Find suppliers and talk to other business owners. Be serious about your venture, and be confident in your product. If you are selling products you make, do not treat it like it is just a hobby.

DesignMe JewelryWhat’s next? Any plans for the future?
I have many new design ideas I need to find time to make. I have some classes lined up to expand my metal and beading techniques. I am working with The Artisan Group to provide some gifted products for celebrities, and I will just keep designing to expand my business! I hope to be doing this for a very long time.

Contact information:
Name: Vanessa Painter
Website: www.DesignMeJewelry.etsy.com
www.designmejewelry.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DesignMeJewelry
Twitter: @DesignMeJewelry
Google+:https://plus.google.com/108894802412703598172/posts

*** If you are a successful artisan with an online store and fabulous products and would like to be “In the Spotlight”, feel free to submit your info. ***

2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide from Craftsyble

Father’s Day is just around the corner. We asked our loyal fans and indie business owners to share their favorite products or top sellers.

Here are some wonderfully handmade products that would make the perfect gift for your Dad! Or any Dad! We hope this Gift Guide will give you interesting options! Happy shopping and Happy Father’s Day!

Pictures and product descriptions courtesy of the companies featured below.

SariBlue Hematite Bracelet
Price: $35.00
Made by: SariBlue®

These bracelets bring you good luck and good energy. The hematite stones have a strong grounding ability that helps to clear and calm your mind.

SariBlueThe small single evil eye bead and choice of either the OM or Hamsa charm bring you added good luck.

This subtle and simple bracelet is perfect for a man as a great Father’s Day Gift or anytime during the year.

These bracelets are available from 6.5 inches to 8 inches. For the best fit please take a piece of string and wrap it around your wrist starting at the inside of your wrist back to meet the end of the string. Then measure the string. If no note is made this bracelet will be sent at 8 inches.

*Although there are images with multiple bracelets this listing is for one bracelet only.

SariBlue is a hip, earthy, bohemian wear-it-everyday jewelry collection centered on the power and theory of the universally recognizable symbol the Evil Eye.

Beautiful, simply designed jewelry to add peace, positivity and a bit of fun to your style! There’s nothing evil about it…

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th-sugar-rush-creativeMen’s Billfold
Price: $20
Made by: TN Sugar Rush Creative, LLC

Stylish and affordable, this handmade billfold fits every lifestyle. The exterior of the billfold is made out of twill and the interior lining is a gray solid cotton. It has plenty of storage for money, cards, receipts, bus tickets or whatever you may need.

The billfold folds in half and is interfaced throughout to help with structure and durability.

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sogaLike A Sir Shaving Bar
Price: $10
Made by: SoGa Artisan Soaperie

Pamper the wet shaver in your life with this absolutely decadent Shaving soap, made the old fashioned way. Completely a new formulation, this bar is softer than our normal body bars – made to load onto a brush and produce tons of lather easily.

A complex medley of scents, beginning with fresh, daring notes of Japanese grapefruit, bergamot, and lemon; followed by middle notes of peppercorn, ginger, jasmine, aquatic marine notes, and a hint of peppermint; sitting on expensive base notes of natural patchouli, cedar, vetiver, labdanum, and frankincense.

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elle-dee-designsMen’s Mustache Baseball Shirt
Price: $25
Made by: Elle Dee Designs

Looking for that fun and useful Father’s Day gift? Perfect for the man in your life, our trendy Mustache Baseball style tee from the American Apparel line are made in the USA with quality and care. The shirt is completed with an adorable appliqué felted mustache in the color of your choosing, making it the perfect gift for all dads from the hipster to the weekend ball player and the everyday adventurer.

Shirts are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Coordinating shirts are available in smaller sizes to complete the look for the entire family. All items are handmade and support small businesses.

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jewels-for-hopeUnisex Paracord Bracelets
Price: $25.00
Made by: Jewels For Hope

This bracelet is fashionable and useful. Perfect for the Dad on the go or lover of the outdoors! With a secure buckle that fastens around your wrist, it’s easy to keep your Paracord Bracelet close by in case of emergencies. This bracelet is easy to unravel and waterproof. Use it for boating cord, dog leash, tying down a tent, shoelaces, first aid and a multitude of other uses.

Portion of the profits donated to one of 25 organizations! Look Good while doing good!

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Bay-Rum-Spa-CandleBay Rum Soy Spa Candle
Price: Regular $17.95, On Sale: $14.35
Made by: CT River Candles

Hand Poured Bay Rum Scented Soy Candle.

Scent Description: Cloves, Cinnamon Sticks, Tangy Orange, Pine and a touch of Patchouli, gives this Bay Rum fragrance a nice spicy, masculine aroma straight from the Caribbean. Perfect for Father’s Day gift giving. This photo shows a fun way to gift with a rum runner recipe but it would also be great paired with a bottle of Bay Rum aftershave or cologne.

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draeko_stainlessDraeko pour Homme – Dragonscale Chainmaille Bracelet
Price: C$80
Made by: Saniki Creations

Dragonscale Chainmaille bracelet in Stainless Steel is a favorite for those who want a dramatic chunkier look without taking away the streamline of the weave. Over 100 rings where individually woven together to form this particular weave which is strong and masculine.

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genuine-leather-designsBe A Man-Red Wrenches
Price: $75.00
Made by: Genuine Leathers Designs

Tools, that’s what defines a real man, right? Then be one with this dark red option in the Be A Man series! Show us your guns and get those tools ready; there’s work to do, man.This single left front split is white with a contrasting print of wrenches, a black stripe and print pocket. Right front full print, black collar, white body, contrasting back yoke and black buttons.

Man up!

Genuine Leathers Designs was born out of boredom and unemployment; so costume industry professional Rachel Leathers put her sewing skills back to work, and for herself for a change. We have created a new twist on an old favorite; bowling/Hawaiian shirt styles with added color, dimension, loads of humor and an emphasis on the prints to bring new life and fun back into the mix! Several options are available, and custom orders are always welcome.

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Handmade Glycerin Soap by MagicSenses.comMoroccan Spice Handmade Glycerin Soap
Price: $6.99
Made by: Magic Senses

Moroccan Spice is the perfect soap for men! Very rich and strong fragrance. 6 oz.

Each bar is unique and has its own personality; being handcrafted and imperfect adds greater value and fascination. The eye appeal and beautiful scent make it an excellent choice for unique and special gifts.

Packaging: each soap comes in its own clear box, ready to be offered to that special someone!

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Wine-CharmsHandyman Tool Wine Charms
Price: $20.99
Made by: Loralyn Designs

A perfect gift for the handy man in your life! Included in this set: (1) hammer, (1) pliers, (1) wrench, (1) hand saw and (1) drill. Each charm is made from Tibetan silver metal and finished on both sides. The wine stem hook is made from memory wire so no need to secure it closed, simply place around the stem and the ring will retain its shape and hang securely!

This wine charm gift set comes packaged in a silver tin with a clear lid. Great to have on hand for parties and a perfect addition to any gift basket!

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4 Archival Feather Prints
Price: $100
Made by: Jody Edwards Fine Art and Illustration

An instant collection of Archival Feather prints, from the original watercolor studies. Includes feathers from Raptors, Mallards, Grouse and Blue Jays. Great gift for your birder Dad. Great for a feature wall to spruce up the man-cave.

Printed with an Epson Stylus R2880 with Epson Ultra Chrome pigment inks which are guaranteed to last a couple hundred years on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching quality paper. 350 gsm. Beautiful, thick, watercolor-like paper that is also certified archival.

Print size: 8″ x 10″ Paper size 8.5″ x 11″ Signed by the artist.

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keychainYour Child’s Artwork on a Fine Silver Key Chain
Price: $110.00
Made by: Metalmorphis

Now you can preserve your child’s artwork forever on a key chain made of recycled fine silver. Your child’s Masterpiece will be shrunk down and transferred to a piece of fine silver. Key chain measurements are approximately 1 to 1 1/4 inch in size. Several shapes are available..choose from a rectangle, square, circle, or oval. A name and date or personalized message can be added for an additional fee. If a key chain isn’t what you are looking for, Cuff links and dog tags are also available. This is meant to be a keepsake to be cherished forever by Fathers and Grandfathers!

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Black Obsidian Unisex Stretch Bracelet
Price: $32.00
Made by: Sienna Grace Jewelry

Black 12mm obsidian polished rounds are paired with Bali sterling silver domed bead caps. I’ve chosen a lovely woven pendant from the Karen Hill Tribe as a focal. This pendant (16mm x 21mm) has woven silver attached to a silver frame. All are hand made and no two are exactly alike. Black and silver is such a classic combination.

This bracelet is sized for a medium sized men’s wrist, 7.5″ – 7.75″ (19.0 – 19.7cm), and is unisex in style. Perfect for Father’s Day!

 

Key Chain – Green ribbon and glass beads
Price: $13.50
Made by: AlyxAndrea Design

This key chain by AlyxAndrea Design is fun and unique. I started with 1cm green grosgrain ribbon. Woven into the ribbon are small antiqued bronze beads alternating with neutral colored glass beads in various shapes, sizes and shades of yellow, red and orange.

Beaded ribbon section is 3 inches long (7.5 cm). Made with durable materials.
Ships free to U.S. Like the design but not the colors? Request a custom piece.

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AlycenMaille_StainlessSteel_BraceletMen’s Stainless Steel Chainmaille Bracelet
Price: $68
Made by: Alyce n Maille

This heavy duty men’s stainless steel bracelet is truly a work of art. It is made using high quality 16 gauge stainless steel rings. This darker silver colored bracelet is finished with a strong stainless steel clasp which makes it very durable. This bracelet has a nice weight to it and will not tarnish. To achieve this unique sleek look, each individual ring is handwoven in the chainmaille box style. It is definitely made to be seen. It is the perfect accessory to add a bit of edge to any style. This particular weave makes this bracelet a statement piece but still perfect to wear everyday.

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mens-argyle-gift3 Bar Handmade Soap Set for Him
Price: $18

Made by: Allison-Nichole Handmade Bath & Body

Looking for the perfect gift for Dad or the special man in your life? Clean him up handmade style! These handmade soap gift sets are perfect for uncles, brothers, nephews, boyfriends, husbands…just about anyone. Choose the gift box style that best suits your man: classic solid white ribbon, argyle /black, or plaid/black. Each set comes with 3 bars our customer favorite men’s soaps. 1 of each: Fresh Outdoors Shea Butter bar, Bay Rum Shea Butter bar, and Sexy for Him.

Accepting Submissions for Father’s Day Gift Guide

Calling all designers, crafters, artists and indie shop owners!

Father’s Day is a few weeks away! Starting today till Sunday, June 9, 2013 (end of day), we’ll be accepting submissions for our Father’s Day Gift Guide. If your product is handmade or designed by you (like greeting cards, etc) and can be purchased online, please feel free to send us the following information:

Product Name:
Product Price:
Product Description ( 100 – 150 words):
Link to Product page: http://
Company Name:
Company Website: http://
*Attach Product Image (minimum 400px x 400px)

1st Father's Day - Photo Card

We are looking for all sorts of handmade items related to Father’s Day theme; if you think your product would make a great Father’s Day gift, please send us your suggestion to submissions@craftsyble.com and we’ll take a look. Please put “2013 Father’s Day Guide – NAME OF YOUR COMPANY” in the title of your email.

Please note that we are very picky! We usually receive dozens of suggestions and cannot possibly feature all of them, even though we wish we could. If your product is chosen to be included in our Gift Guide, we’ll let you know.

Tips on how to increase your chances of being chosen:

– make sure your product matches the Father’s Day theme;
– provide ALL the information requested;
– make sure your description has a MINIMUM of 100 words;
– make sure your picture is attached, not included in the body of the email and is at least 400px x 400px;
– have your product online, available for purchase or custom order.

If you haven’t yet, please join Craftsyble on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and be the first to know when our Father’s Day Gift Guide is published!

If you’d like to advertise on Craftsyble, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do to help your business.

2013 Craftsyble Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is getting closer and closer! Are you ready?

We handpicked a few products that would make perfect gifts for the one you love. Most of them can be purchased online; a few of them are custom made to your specifications. We hope you enjoy them all!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! 🙂 And don’t forget to give us some comment love! 🙂

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bpr_designsRed & White Glass Pocket Magnetic Vase
BPR Designs
$12

Here is the perfect vase to handle those coming sweet spring flowers in your kitchen! Bright red glass vase has a lovely white heart and small streaky white “pocket” in it to hold water and few lovely stems from your garden! This one comes with two large craft magnets on the back so that you can attach it to your refrigerator and keep those beautiful flowers close at hand. Makes a great teacher gift! Measures about 4″ tall and about 2″ wide.

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theowlshoppeValentine’s Day Owl Decor – Plush Owl Pillow
The Owl Shoppe
$15.00

This plush owl pillow just loves to be loved! A quaint addition to your home, this adorable pillow will make a lovely gift for your child, friend, or sweetheart. Adorned with a heart patch, decorative fabric, and a small pocket for notes and keepsakes, this owl pillow is the perfect way to say “I love you.”

For a memorable proposal, slip an engagement ring and a note with “Will you marry me?” in its back pocket!

DETAILS:
• Owl plush measures 5 x 5.5 inches
• Wings made of decorative white fabric
• Pocket in the back holds notes, keepsakes, and small toys
• Stuffed with polyester fill

The Owl Shoppe will donate 10% of its profits to Lifewater International to help empower rural communities in developing countries to gain access to clean water and sanitation. Learn more about Lifewater’s work at www.lifewater.org.

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hechoporlizPink heart wire wrapped artisan hand made necklace soft porcelain
Hecho Por Liz
$88.00

Beautiful wire wrapped on a hand made bronze wire frame

Austrian crystals- fresh water pearls

soft porcelain heart PINK

brass chain.

The pendant measures with tassel 4 1/2″

measurement of pendant alone- 2 1/4 x 2″

measures- 30″ long

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Nair-Bjorn“Be Mine” Valentine’s Day Bracelet
Nair & Bjorn
$58.00

This bracelet is the perfect gift for that special someone.

It is made of an antique silver heart rose pendant collage topped with a BE MINE bubble pop accented with a single siam Swarovski cyrstal. The chain is an antique silver plated large cable chain with an antique lead-free silver plated clock toggle for the closure. There are 3 headpins with siam Swarovski cyrystal bicones, clear Swarovski crystal beads, Swarovski crystal rondelles and Swarovski crystal pearls. There is also a siam Swarovski crystal heart and gunmetal lock charm that adorn the bracelet along with our signature paw print charm.

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hearts-of-stone‘Lemon Drop’ Yellow Fluorite Gemstone Necklace
Hearts of Stone Jewelry
$90.00

Not all Valentines need be red or white, as Hearts of Stone has all colors of gemstones! And at Hearts of Stone Jewelry, everyday is Valentine’s Day! This bright and cheerful necklace is rainbow fluorite, which can be many colors but it’s represented here by yellow with splashes of lavender on the heart focal and large rectangles. Beautifully accented with amethyst rondelles, clear Swarovski crystals at the heart, brass flower connectors and hardware. This is one sweet lemon drop! Simple and elegant, perfect for gift giving.
Length is 23″, pendant hangs an additional 4″.  Hardware is lead and nickel free, and made in a smoke-free/animal-free environment.

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shore-thing-designsValentine’s Day Crocheted Heart Appliqué Boot Cuff, Boot Topper in Cream
Shore Thing Designs
$22.00

Super cute and totally fashionable boot cuffs! These boot cuffs will slip on and fit over your jeans, leggings or look awesome with a skirt! This color will match any outfit and is the perfect addition to rejuvenate your boots! Each cuff is hand appliquéd with a Scarlet Red heart that can be worn in the front, back or side of your leg. You can even wear them upside down for a solid cream cuff – so it’s like two boot cuffs in one!!!

Cuff size is 6 1/2″ wide x 6″ high.

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bama-ryHeart Trail USA Necklace
bama + ry
$38.00

Perhaps your lover lives across the country, or you’re a mother with a child is a far-off state. Show them your heart is always with them with a sweet heart trail pendant this Valentine’s Day. Each solid copper USA cut pendant necklace is hand stamped with a sweet whimsy heart IN THE TWO AREAS OF YOUR CHOOSING with a dotted trail in between and finished and sealed with renaissance wax and jewelry shield to protect your pendant.
A NOTE ON PLACEMENT OF HEARTS: Due to the size of the heart, certain areas of the pendant cannot be stamped with a heart. This includes North Dakota, Florida, and several of the upper New England states. If you believe your area may be too small for the heart, please convo me to confirm. Also, Alaska, Hawaii, and other countries are not available at this time.

All findings and ball chain are oxidized and distressed COPPER.
Measurements:
Chain Length: 18 inches or 45.7cm.
USA Charm: 1-1/4 inches wide by 3/4 inch tall

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for_love_of_a_dogHot Pink Bling Dog Lover Bracelet
For Love of a Dog
$95.00

Sparkling one of a kind bracelet for your favorite dog lady.  This handmade dog lover bracelet includes gorgeous hand crafted artisan lampwork beads:  a gorgeous 3 D pink heart with paw print, floral rondelle, pink 3 D dog bone, and sweet pink paw print bead.  All hand wire wrapped with silver jeweler’s wire, along with chubby pink crystal rondelles and hot pink Czech pink dangles.  Charming silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp!  Bracelet will fit an average wrist;  re-sizing is complimentary.  Price includes free standard shipping.

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February 14 greeting card

February 14 Greeting Card
Celebrate This and That
$2.95

Sweet pink and black valentine card for another day to say I Love You to that special person in your life.

Customize all parts of this folded card – inside and out, front and back – for free!

  • 5″ x 7″ (portrait) or 7″ x 5″ (landscape).
  • Printed on ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish.
  • Each card comes with a white envelope.
  • No minimum order.
  • May be available on Note Card size

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ctrivercandlesPink Sugar Soy Melts
CT River Candles
$5.00

The perfect Valentine’s Day scent, Pink Sugar is a sweet and sexy scent.  Think cotton candy, vanilla, caramel and bergamot with touches of orange citrus, strawberry and plum. These soy melts are handmade with 100% natural soy wax and richly fragranced. There are six cubes per package and each packages provides 40-60 hours of scent.  Just break them apart and place one in a tartwarmer and enjoy hours of wonderful fragrance.

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jewels_for_hopeUnisex Red Jasper Charity Bracelet
Jewels For Hope
$45.00

This leather cord bracelet is made with Red Jasper Stones. Perfect for both men and women! Give the gift of Giving Back with this stylish accessory.This bracelet was on display at the 2012 Emmy’s Gift Lounge! Portion of the profits will go to the Labs 4 Rescue. Look Great and Donate!

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christine_companyAmy Butler Lotus Wallflower Zipper Pouch
Christine & Company
$10.00

This zipper pouch is handcrafted from Amy Butler’s Lotus Wallflower in Cherry cotton fabric. It is perfect for cosmetics, pens and pencils, personal products, eyeglasses or sunglasses. The pouch is lined with nylon which is water resistant and easy to clean.

Measurements: Height – 4.5″ Width – 8″

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thunder-hill-forgeHandcrafted Copper Rose
Thunder Hill Forge
$100

Gorgeous handcrafted Copper Rose. Beautifully designed, this flower will last forever! No spending $100 on roses that die within 2 weeks. Get this Copper Flower that will show your special someone that your love will last as long as this flower will.

Instagram: @thunderhillforge

Email for Purchase: Mike mike.asquino@gmail.com

Since he has no website, here is a link to a blog post about him http://jewelsforhope.blogspot.com/2013/01/valentinesday-gift-idea-handcrafted.html

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little_princess_peaPink  Flower Shabby Chic Hair Clip or Brooch
Little Princess Pea
$15.00

This fabulous shabby chic hair clip is a great accessory to add to your spring or summer wardrobe! This flower is perfect for your hair or can be worn as a brooch. Made with a combination of Moda Fabrics in styles Lacy Dogwood Blossoms, Delicate Blossom Blooms, Dogwood Sprigs Petal, and Dogwood Sprigs Porcelai.  A nice collaboration of white and soft pink colors.  The center is a fantastic rhinestone embellishment that adds a touch of elegance.  Flower measures approximately 5″ in diameter and is attached to a 57mm alligator clip.  A wonderful clip that could be added to your hair, a purse or tote bag, or worn as a brooch.  A great gift for your princess for Valentine’s Day!

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rayvenwoodmanorTahitian Pearl Art Nouveau Earrings
Rayvenwoodmanor
$190.00

This pair of earrings designed by Rayvenwoodmanor was created exclusively for The Lifetime Television Series ‘The Client List’ featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Through the infamous celebrity gifting group, The Artisan Group, Rayvenwoodmanor was able to gift the Wardrobe Stylist of the Client List this gorgeous pair of earrings.  Rayvenwoodmanor has created a Limited Edition of these Black Tahitian Pearl earrings…These handmade earrings featuring natural black Tahitian pearl measuring approximately 8mm in size. AA Grade pearl with little to no blemishes. Each pearl accents a brass vintage Art Nouveau style chandelier earring component. The brass Art Nouveau floral charm itself measures 16mm wide x 17mm long. Each earring hangs approximately 1 1/2 inches long from top to bottom and is finished with gold filled ear wires.  Designed for a movie star and ready to give your Princess this Valentine’s Day!

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fascinators_firstFascinator mini hat hairclip DANICA
Fascinators First
Price:  $ 39

Cute lovely gift for you cute lovely Valentine.

This  fascinator is perfect for Valentine – as a very fun and creative gift  and as a hair accessory for your upcoming party.

These unique fascinators and headpieces are all handmade. Each one is one of a kind – they might be similar, but never the same.

What you see is what you get!  Bright red color 4.5″ round base is made of special millinery material – kind of artificial straw. It is embellished with chained rhinestones in golden color claws, a rhinestone decorated oversize button, some rose petals and  feathers. Elegant swirls elements and long stripped  cocktail feathers make it cute and elegant.

It is perfect as well for any wedding, especially “red” wedding – for the bride, bridesmaids and guests of honor.

It weighs next to nothing and kept super securely on your head by 2 alligator clips attached on the inside of the base.

Customization available at no extra charge. Different colors are available. Gift wrap is free!

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esscentual_alchemyOrange Chocolate Roses natural perfume
Esscentual Alchemy
$150

Orange Chocolate Roses Natural Perfume by Esscentual Alchemy gathered all of my favorite smells in one bottle! I put together floral, citrus, and chocolate and melded them together with a rich base chord to hit those endorphin receptors with pleasure. This is one HOT scent! A delicate floral perfume, with a sensual center.

Perfume Ingredients: Labdanum, Ambergris, Benzoin, Cocoa abs., Gardenia enfleurage, Rose, Orange Flower, Ylang ylang, Bois de Rose, Bitter Almond, Blood Orange, Mandarin

Chocolate Orange Roses will come in a teardrop shaped glass bottle, with a glass stopper applicator. This bottle holds 1/3 oz of perfume. Chocolate Orange Roses arrives gift wrapped in our signature velvet hunter green bag, with a musical hang tag. The bottle of perfume is nestled in an ivory embossed box, with the dried pink rose, secured by the green dragonfly wax stamp. A ribbon of musical composition and ivory ribbon adorn the outside of the gift box.

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catcophonyCopper filigree flower and pearl earrings
Catcophony Wearable Art
$32

Swarovski glass pearls in sage, copper and dark green cascade from an antique copper filigree flower. Earrings are suspended on copper French hook ear wires and are 1-1/4″ in length.

Accepting Submissions for the 2013 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Calling all designers, crafters, artists and indie shop owners!

Valentine’s Day is five weeks away! Starting today till Tuesday, January 15, 2013 (end of day), we’ll be accepting submissions for our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. If your product is handmade and can be purchased online, please feel free to send us the following information:

Product Name:
Product Price:
Product Description ( 100 – 150 words):
Link to Product page: http://
Company Name:
Company Website: http://
*Attach Product Image (minimum 400px x 400px)

We are looking for all sorts of handmade items related to Valentine’s Day theme; if you think your product would make a great Valentine’s Day gift, please send us your suggestion to submissions@craftsyble.com and we’ll take a look. Please put “2013 Valentine’s Day Guide – NAME OF YOUR COMPANY” in the title of your email.

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Please note that we are very picky! We usually receive dozens of suggestions and cannot possibly feature all of them, even though we wish we could. If your product is chosen to be included in our Gift Guide, we’ll let you know.

Tips on how to increase your chances of being chosen:

– make sure your product matches the Valentine’s Day theme;
– provide ALL the information requested;
– make sure your description has a MINIMUM of 100 words;
– make sure your picture is attached, not included in the body of the email and is at least 400px x 400px;
– have your product online, available for purchase or custom order.

If you haven’t yet, please join Craftsyble on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and be the first to know when our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide is published!

If you’d like to advertise on Craftsyble, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do to help your business.

2012 Craftsyble Holiday Gift Guide

The countdown till Christmas has started! We hope our Holiday Gift Guide will help you choose the perfect gift for your loved one! From the dozens and dozens of submissions, we handpicked some of the most interesting ones. The first ten products are our “Editor’s Choice”. All these products would make a great gift idea this Holiday season or would be a perfect addition to any Holiday outfit or decor. We hope you’ll like them all! Enjoy!

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Christmas and Cookies Natural Perfume
Made by: Esscentual Alchemy
$5.00

Christmas and Cookies, is a seasonal natural perfume formulated mostly by a 9 year old boy, Bowie. He wanted something that smelled like Christmas, and cookies, he picked out most of the notes, and his mom, the founder of Esscentual Alchemy, fleshed it out.

Something fun and quirky to stuff that stocking with!

Perfume Ingredients: 5 types Vanilla bean tincture, Butter CO2, Black Tea absolute, Beeswax/Honey Tincture, White Rose Attar in Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Antique Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Strawberry Accord

This natural perfume is EdP strength, and comes as a .5ml sample in a glass vial.

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CT River Inspired Mason Jar Soy Candle
Made by: CT River Candles
$19.95

CT River Candles was inspired by the beauty of the Connecticut River and the love of creating handmade products. These soy candles are hand poured in Haddam, Connecticut using 100% natural soy wax. The finest fragrance oils are used and designed to provide the maximum scent possible. Soy wax is all natural and renewable unlike paraffin. Soy Candles burn clean and provide a long lasting scent.

At CT River Candles you can find a large variety of scented soy candles, such as floral, bakery, spices, harvest, fruits and holiday.  These soy Candles are colored with dyes to compliment their associated scent but they can also be requested without dye. The CT River photographs capture the essence of this truly amazing natural resource and also give the candles that unique edge when you’re looking for a special gift for yourself or someone else.

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The Candy Cane Collar
Made by: Four Black Paws
$17.50

Is your dog ready for the holiday season? Deck the halls during the holiday season with this festive, adjustable Candy Cane Collar from Four Black Paws. The Candy Cane Collar is created from 100% cotton fabric and lined with heavyweight interfacing for structure and strength. Each seam on the collar is triple stitched for durability and the scarlet curved side release buckle hugs your pup’s neck for comfort. All of Four Black Paws items are lovingly handmade in St. Joseph, MI and created custom just for you and your fur kid when your order is placed. All collars are available in sizes extra-small to extra-large and can by created into a wider width collar (1.5” and 2”) or a martingale style.

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Snowflake Key Chain
Made by: Loralyn Designs
$24.99

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! This adorable key chain features a stainless steel dog tag pendant with a fantastic pink and black marbled design. Embedded into the design is a silver snowflake with a clouded crystal center. The backside of the key chain pendant is solid, shiny stainless steel.

This style key ring makes it so easy to add your keys using the latch on the key ring, no more separating rings and pinching your finger! The silver plated key chain is 3″ long including the clasp, 4.5″ with the pendant.

If you would like the key chain pendant with a different color background, no problem simply contact the designer through their shop at www.LoralynDesigns.etsy.com

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Raw Blue Ice Quartz Crystal Silver Necklace
Made by: Release Me Creations
$65

These semi-precious Blue Ice Quartz stones have an incredible deep blue color, and truly look like ice that has formed on a cold winter’s day.  The light hits each free-form stone in a beautifully unique way, creating a dazzling effect when worn.  Dress it up for a holiday party, or wear it shopping with friends, this gorgeously versatile necklace answers all of your style needs.  These stones are said to have healing properties, and promote wisdom as well.  The stones are wire wrapped along a bright silver wire and hang from a 17″ chain with lobster clasp closure.  Each stone measures roughly 3/4″ and is completely one of a kind.

This necklace would make for a wonderful holiday gift.

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Gold Origami Bascetta Star
Made by: Live Love Maria
$18.00

This origami paper star is called a Bascetta star. It is folded and assembled from thirty little paper squares. The gold paper has a nice metallic shimmer in direct light. Different metals like silver and bronze are also available. This particular star is six inches but it could be made in any size. The paper is a heavier weight.

It would make a good Christmas decoration if hung. Other options include being mounted on a Christmas tree or as part of a center piece on the dining table. It may also make a good part in an Easter related decoration. The star could also be customized as a lantern. It comes with a string attached for hanging. It has a very modern, clean style but also reminds of mechanical, technological elements with its geometrical fold pattern.

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Peppermint Silk Gift Set
Made by: Bidwell Botanicals
$25.00

Luxuriate in the bath whilst getting in the holiday mood. Bidwell Botanical’s Peppermint Silk Handmade Artisan Soap pampers the skin with silk proteins and moisturizes with natural cocoa butter. Peppermint essential oil refreshes the senses as it evokes the spirit of the season.

The Peppermint Silk Handmade Artisan Soap Gift Set comes with an organic bamboo wash cloth and for a bit of extra indulgence, a travel-sized Shea Butter Sugar Scrub infused with peppermint oil and vanilla, and a Trilogy Body Butter rich with cocoa, mango and shea butters. Then we package it all up in a peppermint striped box with a bow… the only thing missing is the sugarplum fairy!

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Crochet Reindeer Beanie
Made by: Little Momma Boutique
$27.50

This adorable and fun reindeer beanie hat is a great prop for Christmas pictures, that will be here before you know it. The main body is constructed of an 100% organic cotton, to offer your little one that comfy cozy feel during the holidays. Antlers are lightly stuffed to help keep structure. Eyes are sewn on buttons. *Handwash and air dry flat is recommended. Available in size newborn to 12 months.

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Noel Bear
Made by: TG Bears
$79.99

Noel is a 16 inch handmade teddy bear made of the softest and cuddliest minky fur that you can imagine. He has jointed arms and legs. His joints, eyes and nose are all safety items. Noel wears a great Christmas plaid scarf and a very bold Santa Hat that is a loose item and allows you to choose how you would like him to wear it.

He carries a personal message on his right foot. As with all other TG Bears, he proudly wears his heritage on his left foot and comes with a name tag that is signed and dated. If you would like Noel to wear a different fur coat for you, please contact the designer.

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Baby’s 1st Christmas Ornament
Made by: JJewelry
$16

It is a hand stamped Christmas ornament made out of stainless steel; it has the baby’s name and the year of their 1st Christmas stamped on it.

 

Spice Island 50-hr soy candle by Lux Aromatica

Unique Red Garnet Hand Knit Cuff by Lapis Beach

Long Scarf in Spice Brown Heather by Rotemle.com

Freshwater and Crystal Pearl Bracelet by FaithMarcusDesigns.com

Kolohe Gurl Cherry Blossom Bud Earrings by Kolohe Gurl Jewelry

Magical royalty fairies wings sterling silver precious gemstones by Silver Shells

Peppermint designer glycerin soap by Magic Senses

Christmas Tie Dye Spirals by Shanna’s Tie Dye

Monarch Butterfly Wing Photo Pendant by The Glass Lily Pad

Christmas Santa Claus Holiday IPhone 4 Speck Case
Christmas Santa Claus Holiday IPhone 4 Speck Case

Woven Glass Holiday Plate in Red Green and White by BPRdesigns

MODERN SNOWFLAKE | HOLIDAY GREETING CARD
MODERN SNOWFLAKE | HOLIDAY GREETING CARD designed by FINEandDANDY