Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Heart Mosaic

I made this heart mosaic using products from 
They measure about 3 1/2 inches which make them perfect for ornaments.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Word of the Day: Syndication

If you hang around the Etsy forums, you've probably seen them; syndication here, syndication there. As someone who is naturally curious and willing to learn, I've read them all. Did I get it? NO. But then my store was syndicated. I went back to the forums, and re-read some. Now I got it!! But I had to see it for myself.

I knew I had to de-activate all my items and then re-activate them. Felt kind of weird to have an empty store, even for a few seconds. The expert forum posters assured me that my items would be uploaded by Etsy within 48 hours. I panicked when I couldn't find them in the Google Product Search. But then, guess what? I found myself through my own tags! Something else I read in the forums. You should always include your store name in your tags. So I've been syndicated. Sounds so formal...like I'm official, or certifiable...I mean certified.

More to come as I find out more about this product search by google. For now I'll go get ready for the avalanche of orders I'm about to receive.

Thank you to all etsians who have posted useful information on the forums.
Especially GoTo for her great blog about google product search.

Recycled Fine Silver Heart Charm  by JemmDee Creations 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Aquamarine is March Birthstone

If you were born in March, then you are familiar with aquamarine.

Here are few more facts about this beautiful stone:

- Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marina - water of the sea.
- It is a blue or turquoise variety of Beryl
- Comes mainly from Brazil, Sri Lanka, and Russia
- Aquamarine is also found in Colorado and Wyoming

Gemstone Meaning - Aquamarine

- The stone of sailors as it is believed to protect them in the sea.
- A very soothing gemstone.
- It is used to reach deep levels of meditation
- Also considered for its healing powers, healers use it to help sooth and calm nerves