Monday, December 8, 2008

Gift Certificates Now Available!

Do you love our products at Majenta Designs, but there are too many choices and not sure what your loved one would like most? Then this gift certificate is the perfect gift to let them browse at their leisure and choose the items that suit their fancy! Almost all the items in my shop are $15 or less, so this gift certificate is the perfect amount for them to pick out something special!

WHAT you'll receive: a digital gift certicate will be sent to your email address, in which you can print out and give to your loved one.

WHERE to redeem: gift certificate can only be redeemed for items listed at

HOW to redeem: after your recipient has "added to cart" all their selections, they simply write their code # in the "message to seller" during checkout.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: certificate can only be redeemed at my Etsy shop. It can not be applied towards shipping/handling charges. It is not redeemable for cash. Certificate expires after 1 year from purchase.

Want a DIFFERENT AMOUNT?: Just convo me and I can make a reserved custom listing just for you.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Upcoming December Shows


First Church in Jamaica Plain
12.6.08 (Saturday), 11AM - 5 PM
6 Eliot Street, JP, MA

Maria Baldwin School, 28 Sacramento St., Cambridge, MA
near Harvard T stop
12.13.08 (Saturday), 10am - 5pm

winter wonderland - $17

Monday, November 24, 2008


Click Here

Koi Pendant - $15

Win a chance to get your very own adorably cute and fun Japanese Koi fish Pendant Necklace from Majenta Designs or 30 other amazing handcrafted items from other talented artists! See below for pictures of the items for GIVEAWAY as well as the DETAILS on how to play!


The Blog A Day Giveaway!

We're hosting a giveaway this month and is a massive one! We've got 30 amazing prizes to giveaway. So let's get started shall we?

This is a little different than our usual giveaways but I thought it would be fun since most of us will be shopping for holiday gifts anyways. I love to blog and if you do too this giveaway is perfect for you! Browse through our wonderful list of giveaway contributors and find shops or items on the list that you like and write about them on YOUR blog, Myspace, Ning site or any other type of post that you can link to. Then, come back and leave us a comment with your contact info (email address) and a link to the blog post and tell us who you blogged about. I will post up reminders daily so you don't forget! BUT, if you are busy or you miss a day or two you can blog about up to 2 shops per day.

♥ If you blog about more than 1 shop per day you will have to post up seperate comments for each individual shop you blogged about for it to count. For example if you posted about 2 shops the first comment would say "I blogged about shop1 -" and the second comment would say I blogged about shop2 -
♥ Enter once for each shop! That's up to 30 times! 30 chances to win!
♥ Interenational residents can enter too!
♥ Contest starts Oct 31st and ends December 4th at 11:59pm (EST)
♥ Winners will be drawn using a random number generator and a winners list will be posted on Dec 8th. Be sure to check back to claim your prize.

Here are some fun topics and ideas for you to blog about!

♥ Blog about your favorite item from a shop along with a photo and link to the shop
♥ Pick something that reminds you of a story from your life and tell us about it
♥ Post about who you would buy a gift for from a shop
♥ Pretend to be a critic and review a shop
♥ Create a questionaire for a shop owner to fill out
♥ Choose 4 items from the shop that you think work together as a group (by colour, pattern etc.) ♥ Post about your wishlist from one of the shop
♥ Tell us why you like the shop
♥ Pick an item from X shop as great gift idea for "Dad" or "Grandma" or one of those hard-to-buy-for-people
♥ get a shop owner to fill out a meme
♥ If you are a past customer of one of these shops tell us about your experience shopping with them


♥ Fruit Variety Candle Gift Set from Moodwax, $26
♥ 15 oz. palm/beeswax blend pillar scented in our Cinnamon Spice essential oil blend from BeSem Natural Scents, $20
♥ Ice Crystal Resin Necklace from PennyDogAccessories, $24
♥ Xmas Dancer Gift Set from kittyhawke, $95
♥ Snow Bunny washi covered notebook and a Japanese fabric badge set from Asking For Trouble, $21
♥ Fabric Shopping Bag and Earrings from avocadocreations, $28
♥ Desert Dreams Hairsticks from stringmealong, $15
♥ Rose Quartz and Leather Earrings from HeartofaCowgirl, $16.95
♥ Handbound Leather Journal (7x4, 300 pgs) from myhandboundbooks, $30
♥ STUD from museacdonline, $18.50
♥ Silver plated Marsa Ring ,Two Beaded beads and Polymer Clay Flower Pillow Bead from dicopebisuteria, $24
♥ Island Vibe burp cloth from SnugBugClothing, $22
♥ Red Hum Love - Original Scratchboard from TidbitsandBits, $25
♥ Pink and Green box from gmistudio, $15
♥ Limited Edition Cloud Print Wristlet from TheTinyFig, $28
♥ Evergreen Earrings from GenuineArticle, $35
♥ Your choice of any pewter pendant from 2monkees, $15
♥ For the Birds - Felted Birdhouse Ornament in Pinks & Browns from thatissocute, $15
♥ Black and White Floral Bangle from tooaquarius, $25
♥ Orbitals 3-strand Wire Crochet Bracelet 'mod dots' in purple from pomomamadesign, $25
♥ Marbled Earth Earrings from chendric, $18
♥ Sweet Tooth Gift Set from threeofwands, $26.75
♥ Loves Me, Loves Me Knot from xiztance, $40
Lucky Fishpond Necklace from majentadesigns, $15
♥ Hazy Raindrop Earrings from zahour, $35
♥ Shark Attack Dog Leash from Organidog, $15
♥ Sterling Silver Drip Necklace from BeadsInTheBelfry, $25
♥ A Little Black Box from littleblackboxes, $23
♥ Falling Leaves - Hand Spun Merino Wool from jilldrapermakesstuff, $20
♥ Custom Gift Set (Scrub, Butter, and Perfume) in White Gift Box with Ribbon from thegardenbath, $25

For an extra chance to win post an entry on your blog and invite your friends to join in on the blogging, then come back and post a link to the entry in the comments section.

Good luck to all and Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Krazy for Koi!

Magnets Set - $16.50

Petite Pendant - $10

Wow, for some reason, my koi items have been flying off the shelves in just the last 2 days! I have no idea what has triggered all these sales, but its been great! These koi's are so adorable, they bring a smile to anybody who sees them! I sell pendants, cufflinks, earrings, magnets, rings, hairpins, and more! Check out the photos below of some of them, as well as feel free to peruse and shop from my eboutique at for other paper designs and Asian-inspired items!

Square Pendant - $15

Ring - $5
Ring - $5

cufflinks - $15[

hairpins - $6

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Boston Handmade at SOWA Outdoor Market THIS SUNDAY (10/12/08

SOWA Outdoor Market (10/12/08)

Come find the Asian-inspired jewelry, housewares, and gifts of MaJenta Designs (everything under $15-17!) at the South End (SOWA) Outdoor Market amongst other wonderfully talented Boston Handmade artists and crafters THIS Sunday (10/12/08)! Its a holiday on Monday, so enjoy your long weekend by soaking up crisp autumn air and enjoy a day of shopping and supporting the local arts!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Latest Line of Chiyogami Products! - Mirrors & Keychain Bottle Openers!

by Jennifer Tang of MaJenta Designs

I just love creating with the gorgeous Japanese chiyogami papers! I love the intricate patterns and the way they reflect light and the beautiful array of colors they come in! My pendants and magnets have been hugely popular, but this time I wanted to expand my line of chiyogami products to accessories that make great practical gifts for daily use!

First off, I have these great keychain bottle openers! They are beautiful and fun and are great for those who need to organize their keys in style! It also serves a second purpose with its built in bottle opener back, which is great for those who want the practical aspect of a bottle opener keychain without appearing like a lush!

I also now offer great pocket mirrors as well! These are equally as stunning and vibrant! The mirror fits perfectly in your pocket, but also comes with a classy black velvet pouch, so you can keep the mirror in your purse as well without it getting dirty!

You can find either of these, as well as any of my other chiyogami products and Asian-inspired gifts in my MaJenta Designs online shop!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Come Find Me at "Baked Fresh" Outdoor Market & Music Festival!

Baked Fresh Outdoor Market

Come peruse products from over 120 local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs, while you rock out to Boston based bands.

I will be selling my Asian-inspired jewelry, housewares, and gifts at this show, so come find MaJenta Designs at "Baked Fresh"!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Shop's Anniversary Sale!

Its been exactly one year since I opened up my shop, MaJenta Designs! I want to celebrate by offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on all purchases today! Just make sure you leave a "message to seller" at check out saying "Anniversary sale!" and I will send you a NEW payment invoice with the shipping charges removed. If you have any questions, dont hesitate to contact me! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Interview with Boston Handmade

I was interviewed by the Boston Handmade team, a juried team of local artists and crafters in the Greater Boston area. Here is the link. And the article is below:


Boston Handmade: Tell us a little bit about yourself
MaJenta Designs: My name is Jennifer, and I was born and raised in Western Mass but since graduating undergrad I have been living in the Boston area. I am currently a graduate student at Northeastern University studying Counseling Psychology with a focus on helping underserved populations and emphasis on multicultural prospective. However, I always had a passion for arts & crafts too, and so I recently started up my jewelry business to fulfill that other passion as well as any profits helps towards paying off a lifetime of loans! ;)

Boston Handmade: What first made you want to become an artist?
MaJenta Designs: I have always loved arts & crafts ever since I was little and probably making Christmas ornaments in elementary school or some time as early as that. However, I never thought about getting into the business as I never thought I'd be able to figure out all the details of what it takes to sell things at the professional level. I'd have to give props to Etsy for that, I have learned so much valuable information about how to run a business from Etsy, and I think that being a part of a group like Boston Handmade and having a support network to turn to for advice and help is definitely invaluable as well.

Boston Handmade: What are your favorite materials?
MaJenta Designs: I love working with chiyogami, which is traditional handmade Japanese paper (literally meaning thousand generation paper), because the patterns are so intricate and gorgeous, and I love making jewelry and housewares with it encased in glass as the glass really helps to illuminate the paper designs and give it an added depth.

Boston Handmade: What inspires you?
MaJenta Designs
: I love making pieces that have a symbolic meaning to it, as I think it makes the piece more significant, especially if someone buys it to give as a gift, it adds a special message behind the piece. For example, plum blossoms are symbolic in Asian cultures for perseverance and new beginnings as they are usually the first signs of spring that burst forth after the bitterness of winter.

Boston Handmade: What do you love most about what you make?
MaJenta Designs: I love that the chiyogami paper is so versatile so I can make so many different creations with them. I know my Etsy shop is dominated by my pendant necklaces and magnets, but these papers have been great at making decorative nightlights, photo albums and journals, and I actually just bought a button/badge maker, so it'll soon be great to make these into collectible pins and cute pocket mirrors too!

Boston Handmade: Any tips on selling handmade stuff?
MaJenta Designs:
you have to be persistent, I've seen many great artists quit after a few weeks, but success doesn't come just by opening a shop. You have to keep promoting yourself, keep your items fresh, have great and friendly customer service, and keep creating new items all the time. I also found that it really helps if you develop your own niche and your have a theme throughout your shop, as your store seems more uniform and professional if you have a consistent theme.

Boston Handmade: What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?
MaJenta Designs: This advice overlaps a bit with my previous response with being persistent and not giving up, as there are literally hundreds of thousands of sellers on Etsy so you need to make yourself stand out. I also think you need to have a thorough shop policies section and some interesting info about yourself in your bio. I also think it's a great idea to start off as a buyer, as not only does that help build your feedback but also can be good karma hopefully too. With detailed info about yourself and your policies in your shop and some positive feedback about you already in place, it helps customers see you as a professional business, and can feel more comfortable when buying from you.

Boston Handmade: What else do you like to do when you're not studying or crafting?
MaJenta Designs: I love to travel and explore new countries and learn about new cultures. So far I've been to about 20 countries across Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America, but my goal is to hit up every continent in my lifetime! I love doing outdoors activities and having unique experiences there, such as scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, riding in elephant in Thailand, or biking around Dingle in Ireland.

Boston Handmade: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
MaJenta Designs: I'll hopefully be done with all my schooling by then! Ideally I'd love to have a job as a part-time professor teaching psychology, have a small private practice of my own, and hopefully own a house where I can have my own crafting studio! One of my goals for my business is for it to grow, I want to be able to do more craft shows as well as have my items carried in a few boutiques, that would be ideal!

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Front Page!

Lucky Fishpond Pendant - $15

Wow I cant believe it, but I actually made the front page of Etsy! :) Thank you to the person who took the time to take this screen shot of the page, as well as the other blog that lists the names of sellers who've made the front page, or else I would have never known! What more fitting for the image that they used, than none other than one of my Lucky Koi fish pendants, which are my most popular items!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Upcoming September Shows!

Sample of Items for Sale!

I might have been a little overzealous, but I will be selling my Asian-inspired jewelry, housewares, and gifts at 3 upcoming craft fairs in the month of September:

Rock n' Roll Yard Sale
9/6/08 @ 3-7pm (Saturday)
Union Square Plaza, 90 Union Square, Somerville, MA


StART on the Street Fair
9/21/08 @ 11-5pm (Sunday)
takes place on Park Avenue from Highland Street to Pleasant Street in the heart of Worcester, MA


Faire on the Square
9/27/08 @ 10-4pm (Saturday)
3 blocks along Main St. (rte 20), behind the library, townhall,Saltonstall Park, Watertown, MA


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chiyogami Gift Tins - Featured!

Chiyogami Gift Tin - $2

My chiyogami gift tins are one of my latest creations in my line of chiyogami goods in my eboutique. These tins were featured in an Etsy Treasury for select Boston Handmade items.

These tins make great party favors, especially at parties or weddings, because they are each unique and stunning to look at! They also not only great for storing mints or candies for your guests, but they will be able to reuse these lovely tins for any storage of their own! They also can be customized with your name and date on an inside label so others will always remember this special occasion! Check out these tins as well as other sizes and designs in my Etsy shop here:

As well as feel free to peruse the rest of the shop as any of my handmade chiyogami jewelry and houseware designs can be used for these gift tins as well. My shop can be found at

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Monday, July 21, 2008

"Lucky Fishpond" pendant - Featured

Lucky Fishpond Pendant - $15

These cute koi fish are becoming my signature pieces! Perhaps because it brings a smile to anybody's face who looks at it! This week I've sold a few of these pendants, as well as magnets, hairpins, and rings with this same design! They are so cute, that they've been featured in TWO Etsy Treasuries! If interested in purchasing the pendant, go to . Please feel free to check out the rest of the shop to see my other Koi items as well as my other pendant designs!

By the Beach Treasury

Western Massachusetts Team - Treasury

Saturday, July 19, 2008

"Summertime Blossoms" - Featured

Summertime Blossoms - Petite Pendant Necklace - $10
My "Summertime Blossoms -Petite Pendant" was featured in an Etsy Treasury! This item was a smaller version of my traditional pendants made out of glass and chiyogami (handmade Japanese paper), for those who like a more subtle but stunning piece. Feel free to browse the rest of my chiyogami pendant line in my Etsy shop as I have a variety of shapes and designs!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


My Etsy Shop is now also accepting Revolutionary Money Exchange (RME) as yet another form of payment. Its similar to Paypal but without all the fees that Paypal charges! If you have a store, you should look into offering this form of payment as well

Refer A Friend using Revolution Money Exchange

So now I take:
-Money Order
-Google Checkout

So feel free to drop by and look around and if anything catches your eye, you have a variety of methods of payment options! (Please see the "policies" in my store for more details).

Friday, July 11, 2008

Popping Blossoms - Featured

Popping Blossoms chiyogami necklace - $17

My "Popping Blossoms" chiyogami glass pendant necklace was featured in an Etsy Treasury today! This pendant was made out of delicate handmade Japanese chiyogami paper and handcut glass, and comes with a dainty silver chain for only $17! You can purchase the pendant here at:

Feel free to peruse my wide range of chiyogami pendant designs at too!

here is the treasury:

Minty Condition Treasury

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"Morning Glory" Pendant - Featured

Morning Glory

My "Morning Glory" glass pendant necklace was featured in an Etsy treasury today! This elegant necklace is simple yet fun and vibrant, perfect for matching any occasion or outfit - wear it with your favorite cocktail dress or with a casual shirt and jeans! You can purchase it in my eboutique at . Feel free to look around and check out all my chiyogami pendants and housewares at

Blue treasury

Monday, July 7, 2008

Chinese Blessings - Featured

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Another one of my Chinese hong bao (lucky money red envelopes used during the New Year) glass tile pendant necklace was featured in an Etsy Treasury today. These lucky Chinese blessings necklaces express "Good Fortune", "Good Health", "Longevity", and "Peace". These pendants and other pendants can be purchased at my eboutique at

One-of-a-Kind Pendant - Featured

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This beautiful necklace was featured in an Etsy treasury. This necklace is for sale in my eboutique at

This beautiful pendant is classic and vibrant, perfect for matching any occasion or outfit - wear it with your favorite cocktail dress or with a casual shirt and jeans! This pendant is of a golden etched floral design onto a red background; this paper is from a lucky Chinese "hong bao" (i.e., red envelope), which is used during the Chinese / Lunar New Year to spread good fortune and wishes for an auspicious new year! There is only ONE of these pendants, so its sure to be a unique gift!

Check out the rest of my eboutique for other patterns and designs in my signature chiyogami jewelry and housewares collection at

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Photo of Paradise - Featured!

My "Sail Off to Paradise" 8x10 photographic print has been featured in an Etsy treasury!

This photo was taken in Phuket, Thailand, one of the areas that got hit the hardest during the tragic Tsunami of 2004. This photo was taken in Phuket almost exactly a year later, with its resilient community still thriving. The beaches in Thailand are lined with soft white sand, warm ocean breezes, and crystal clear aqua tinted water - truly paradise!

This print can be purchased at my eboutique at The photo is listed here but feel free to browse all my other items as I sell handmade jewelry and houseware as well!