Thursday, January 31, 2008

awww, so sweet!

So quite exciting, today I received alot of mail today, including some tax document forms, some paper I ordered (to make my pendants), and a random I was curious to know who had sent me something...and lo and behold it was this fancy looking card with a sweet note from one of my pendant buyers just saying thank you for the pendants! how sweet is that?! I'd think it should have been the other way around, that I thank her! But it totally made my day that she took the time to send that, so sweet! :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

"Lovers' Embrace" Card

This Photo card was featured in the Etsygreetings Blog!

Location: This was taken inside the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. This is one of my favorite statues, its of “Psyche & Cupid”, the legendary tale of how Psyche’s beauty was drawing more attention than the Goddess Venus, so Venus sets out to punish Psyche. Venus orders her son, Cupid, to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest man on earth. However, Cupid ends up falling in love with Psyche, which then causes lots of drama and almost losing each other…but in the end, they end up finding each other again, giving a message that love will always triumph in the end.

This photo has Sepia tones and a special soft glow effect so that the focus is just on the two lover’s embrace. This card is great for Valentines Day for anybody who loves fine art, photography, travel, or a great love story (or anybody looking for a card that isnt pink, red, or with hearts).

FOR SALE: This card can be purchased in my Etsy shop here

But be sure to peruse the rest of my shop, as I sell jewelry, accessories, as well as other photographic prints.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Valentine's Day

I've added some new Heart-shaped glass magnets to my Etsy shop, just in time for Valentine's Day! These fun, magnets are perfect for Valentine's Day gift-giving or decorating or just adding some color and fun to your household! These magnets are both useful and decorative for your home, work, school, or dorm room. They can be used on:

-filing cabinet
-school locker
-dorm room

They can be found for sale at§ion_id=5210405
Dont forget to peruse around the rest of the shop, as I sell jewelry, photography, and supplies as well!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My First Notecards Sale!

My Etsy shop is quite the eclectic mix of things for sale, from jewelry to household items to photographic prints to notecards. I havent had any success in selling my photo notecards, that is until yesterday! One lucky buyer swooped up 3 of my notecards yesterday! I was so happy!

These all have some great stories behind them. The first one is a Buddhist temple in Gwangju, South Korea during autumn. I just love the vibrant colors of the building against the brightly colored leaves too. The second is of Naijangsan in South Korea, an area famous for people to flock to during Autumn to check out the Japanese maples. And finally, the last one is Springtime at my Alma Mater, Mount Holyoke College. A restful spot for someone to recline and nap out on the green or bring their books out to study.

I wonder if its worth it to try to relist these items or not, if you're reading this, please let me know!

Also, today is the LAST DAY of my 20% off sale! so please check out the rest of my Etsy for more items!

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Line of Chinese-Inspired Jewelry

This weekend I started a new line of products that are all Chinese inspired jewelry, just in time before the Chinese / Lunar New Year! These beautiful and one-of-a-kind / unique pieces were all made using lucky Chinese “hong bao” (red envelope) These 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!

*** Dont forget that ALL my items are 20% off until tomorrow January 15th, EST! So check out the rest of my shop too!

CHINESE BLESSING NECKLACES: Each of these have a Chinese blessing, so wear it for good luck and good fortune! Your choice of pendant, each with its own unique Chinese blessing in black script against a red background. This pendant is made 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! For more info, check out its Etsy listing.

***This item was featured in an Etsy Treasury of some of the top sellers in New England, check it out here! ***

1. Longevity (i.e., long life)
2. Good Fortune
3. Good Health
4. Peace

LOTUS FLOWER NECKLACE: This piece is one-of-a-kind. This pendant is of a purple lotus flower on a green lily pad outlined with shimmery gold leaf. The design of the paper makes the images really 3D, in addition to the glass, it really gives the image great depth and dimension. This pendant is ONE OF A KIND, NOT TO BE DUPLICATED! To buy this item, check out its Etsy listing.

SYMBOLISM: Not only is this a beautiful design, but this paper is from a Chinese New Year greeting card, because of the symbolism of the lotus flower. There are many meanings for the lotus flower, one being the harmony and love between husband and wife, continuity of luck, wealth, promotions and children. The symbolism is also tied to just the struggle and beauty of life, as the lotus flower grows up from the mud into a object of great beauty, so is the desire that people also grow and change into something more beautiful. So the symbol represent the struggle of life at its most basic form.

: This is another beautiful pendant made out of “hong bao”. I only have two of these, so snatch them up quickly before they are gone!

Summer's Sunset Over Martha's Vineyard

STORY: This photo was taking on a beach in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. A group of close friends all went out there during the summer after we graduated from high school and before going off to college. Its quite nostalgic thinking back to that trip, as we all watched the sunset and reminiscing over high school memories, wondering what college will be like, etc.

FEATURED: this photograph was featured in an Etsy Treasury, check it out along with some other New England sellers’ top items!

FOR SALE: This 8×10 photographic print is for sale in my Etsy Shop. Dont forget that I am having a 20% off sale for ALL items in my shop until Jan 15th, so check out the rest of the shop for some great deals, as if you spend over $50, you get FREE SHIPPING too! I sell other photographic prints, as well as jewelry too!

Friday, January 11, 2008

"Purple Flowers" Japanese Chiyogami Glass Pendant Necklace - Featured in an Etsy Treasury!

This beautiful purple glass pendant necklace made out of delicate chiyogami paper made another Etsy Treasury. When I first listed this necklace during the holiday season, it sold like hotcakes! I had to quickly order some more paper! I now have plenty of this paper, so please come check it out! You can find more description of it and purchase it here.

*SALE!* Dont forget that all items in my shop are 20% off, plus FREE shipping on purchases over $50 (after sale price adjustment) so come check out my other items too at !

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

May Peace Prevail on Earth

FEATURED!: My "May Peace Prevail on Earth Greeting Card in Korean" has recently been featured in an Etsy treasury as well as the Greeting Card Set is also featured in the Etsygreetings blog!

PHOTO’s STORY: This photograph was taken in Gwangju, South Korea, where it says “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in many languages, including English and Korean. This sign was posted near their “Democracy Memorial” where it recognizes the tragedy that happened on 5.18 known as the Gwangju Uprising, which is similar to the Tienanmen Square Massacre in China, where people protested what was going on the government, and here they rallied for democracy.

For the greeting card set that was featured in the etsygreeting has other pictures of the sign post I found around the world!:

1. KOREAN: Gwangju, South Korea - near their 5.18 Democracy Memorial, in honor of the uprising to restore democracy from military rule(
2. KHMER: Siem reap, Cambodia - within Ankor Wat - the world’s largest single religious monument. (
3. JAPANESE: Kyoto, Japan
4. RUSSIAN: Connecticut, USA - on “chapel island” at a YMCA camp - a location where morning devotions are held
5. HEBREW: Connecticut, USA - the bridge leading towards the “chapel island”

SALE: I am having a storewide 20% off sale, plus if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment), there is FREE SHIPPING as well! Please browse my site for other items as well, as I have a wide selection of jewelry and accessories and other photographic prints too! Click the links here, or check me out at

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Latest Creation: "Flower Power" Necklace

This is my latest pendant for sale at my Etsy Shop. I called it "Flower Power" because the design reminds me of a hippie pattern for some reason. Its a fun, yet simple piece that can match any outfit. Its included in my 20% off store-wide sale, plus if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment) Shipping is FREE. So check out my shop!

"Midnight Mum" Necklace in a Treasury!

Yay, my "Midnight Mum" necklace is listed in another Etsy Treasury!

Here is the listing in my Etsy Shop, dont forget all items are 20% off right now, plus FREE SHIPPING if you spend over $50, so check out the rest of my Etsy Shop for other great designs!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Bamboo Rainbow in a Treasury!

My Bamboo Rainbow photographic print notecard was listed in another Etsy Treasury! This 4x6 photographic print greeting card is of Damyang, the famous bamboo forest in South Korea.

This is again part of the New England Street Team (NEST) Post Holiday Sales Promotion! Check out everybody's sales!

Dont forget my shop is offering 20% off EVERYTHING, plus if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment), you get FREE SHIPPING as well! Come Check out my Etsy Shop!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Items!

I have added new designs to my glass pendant necklaces, check them out! Dont forget, everything is 20% off, and spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment), and get FREE SHIPPING! Check out my Etsy Shop!

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Time Magazine

TIME magazine listed Etsy as one of the Top 5 Websites of the Year! Yay Etsy!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Wow, another year has passed, time sure flies by! 2 years ago I was spending New Years on a beach in Thailand, and the year before that watching fireworks over Sydney Harbour in Australia! This year was spend in Boston at a gathering at one of my high school friend's apartment.

2007 was a great year, I had a good job, my boyfriend moved to MA, I got to travel to Croatia, Ireland, and England, I got into a PhD program, not to mention started my own business! I have always had a passion for crafts and jewelry making, so its so exciting to find a site so successful for helping local artists and promoting handmade items! I'm so excited and so grateful to see my items starting to get some sales!

For 2008, I really am interested in trying to find some craft shows or venues where I can sell my items in person too. I have a few creations I want to make, but I wouldnt know how to sell online, since I wouldnt know how to package and mail them (e.g., vases and baskets).

To kick off 2008, I got my first customer to take advantage of my Post-holiday Sale! She also bought one of my ONE-OF-A-KIND chiyogami glass pendant necklaces! I have a few other pendants that are made out of paper I purchased while in Kyoto, so you are certain to not find a design like it anywhere else online!

Again everything is 20% off, and if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment), you get FREE SHIPPPING as well!