Available in Women’s sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Available in Women’s sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Thursday, December 10, 2009
If you are an active member of Etsy then you know about the daily struggles that handmade artist face. Between the same shops being featured over and over again, resellers, glitches in the system and people who are selling (and taking money from us) items that are not handmade Etsy is forecasting an internal storm.
Posted by Monkeybuns at 7:19 AM
Monday, November 30, 2009
Congratulations to Sabrita the winner of MonkeyBuns' November give away!!!
I am such a fan of green- the dark sage is my favorite. Thank you.
If you didn't win this time stay tuned for MonkeyBuns' next blog give away!!!
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Thursday, November 26, 2009
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
JETSALE : WEEKEND DEALS 25 - 27 September 2009 Snuggle up this weekend with some great offers from the JET team on JET team comprises of a large number of artisans who handcraft and Shop local with us! Whether you're in US, Canada, UK, Australia, Asia, To take advantage of JET team SALE, visit any of the shops in the list MonkeyBuns will be offering 25% off my sale section and free shipping store wide. LIST OF PARTICIPATING SHOPS:
Etsy. Whether you're looking for something special for a birthday,
would like to accessorize your outfit for the upcoming Halloween fun,
or are already looking forward to the Christmas season - you'll find
plenty of jewellery and accessories to choose from in the JET team
present for sale their own creations directly to you. There are many
styles of jewellery to choose from, and if, on an odd chance, you
don't find exactly what you're looking for, you can always request a
custom item. Supplies, clutches, bags, hair accessories, scarves, pins
and many other items are also included in this promotion.
Brazil, or Europe - you'll find a shop close to you as our members are
located all over the world!
below & note the Shop Announcement on the home page. Each shop has
it's own special discounts during this weekend, but each request you
either to contact them for a custom/reserved listing mentioning
'WEEKEND DEALS', or, alternatively put 'WEEKEND DEALS' in notes to the
seller at the checkout in order to take advantage of the discounts.
JETSALE : WEEKEND DEALS 25 - 27 September 2009
Snuggle up this weekend with some great offers from the JET team on
JET team comprises of a large number of artisans who handcraft and
Shop local with us! Whether you're in US, Canada, UK, Australia, Asia,
To take advantage of JET team SALE, visit any of the shops in the list
MonkeyBuns will be offering 25% off my sale section and free shipping store wide.
LIST OF PARTICIPATING SHOPS:
Posted by Monkeybuns at 6:24 AM
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Well September is upon us and rather quickly I might add. I've been hard at work on the Bead-a-Day Calendar Challenge for August. Wouldn't you know it the awesome cabs I got from my fellow JET, Tara at CombustionGlassWorks, sprouted legs and walked away. So I had to dive deep into my stash and found a great broach that was once my grandma's. I hope to complete it very soon over my four day weekend. Until then please shout out your dates for the September challenge!!
Posted by Monkeybuns at 8:57 AM
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Thank you everyone who shared their pick and story! I decided to put all the dates in a hat and drew one. The winner for the month of August is...................Sending Love's Birthday March 4th. Once I drew the winner I scampered to my Bead-a-Day Calendar to check and see what the project will bring. Turns out it's a continuation from March 3rd. My project for Augst will be a Framed Cabochon Brooch. This is something I've wanted to do for awhile and have been horrible at it. Check back through out August to see my progress.
Posted by Monkeybuns at 7:04 AM
Saturday, July 25, 2009
This year I bought the greatest tear away calendar! The Bead-a-Day 2009 Beading Calendar. It's fabulous but I have no idea where to start. I know I could just start in January and work my way through but what fun is that? If I knew what was coming the Beading ADD in me would kick into gear and I'd have a bunch of half completed projects running around. So I'm asking you my blog reads the few of you our there to pick the date of my project of adventure each month.
On the first of every month I'll attempt the project of the day for the month. If it's a quick project I may do two a month. Then when I'm done you can be the judge.
Please pick a day of the year and tell me why it's significant to you.
Posted by Monkeybuns at 10:00 AM
Friday, July 24, 2009
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the best blogger in the world seeing at the last time I blogged was two months ago. Opps.
So what is keeping me so busy? Balancing real life and the dream.
I recently did two show and learnt a lot from them. One was an up class art world sale and the other was a carnival craft showed. I paid around the same for each one only the carnival show was 3 days and the art show was 1. Guess what? I did much better at the art show. I now know my market. Knowing my market and watching my stats on websites had really shown me who to target.
Speaking of shows I have two upcoming shows in August. On August 8th you can find me at Affordables on 1St's Annual Business Expo and Party in Mason City Iowa from 10-4. Afforables on 1st is a great place that provides jobs for the Medially Handicapped. They asked me to donate for their drawing and silent auction. I made a Rose Quartz wire wrapped necklace with a shiny metal tree pendant with complimentary wire wrapped bracelet and earrings. I haven't take the photos yet.
August 15th You can find me in Charles City Iowa at the Art-A-Fest show from 10-4.
Besides all of that I have really seen some success of Etsy as of late. I wish that I had enjoyed this success before I went back to work. Perhaps then I wouldn't have gone back to work. I recently completed the first bracelet in a new line of bangles and some resin pieces. Picture to come when I get a chance to take them.
I will have to take a short break from the crazy ideas in my head to complete a string of custom orders.
Stayed tuned to a new blog challenge........
Posted by Monkeybuns at 10:07 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I have always wanted to own a Lipstick Victorian house. The architecture in a Lipstick Victorian home is just beautiful. Unfortunately updating a home of that era to be eco friendly is very expensive so for now that is just a dream. When I first saw the beads I used to create this bracelet I immediately thought Lipstick Victorian house. Each of these little faucted purple, green, gold and cranberry plastic beads was hand wrapped using gold color head pins to increase the richness of the bracelet. Lipstick Lady was finished completed with a magnetic gold ball clasp. Lipstick Lady Wired Wrapped Charm Bracelet measures 7 5/8".
Posted by Monkeybuns at 3:46 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am a huge fan of the 4th of July. It maybe because my birthday is around the same time or it could be the carnival, the parade, the huge craft show. It seemed only natural to make this 4th of July Charm Bracelet.
Posted by Monkeybuns at 6:32 AM
Monday, May 18, 2009
by Garter Lady
by John Clark
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Strawberry Daiquiris are sweet with a punch of flavor so why not wear one on your wrist? Strawberry Daiquiri Cuff is a great way to jazz up an outfit this summer. Each clear color lined cube was hand woven to create this summery cuff. Strawberry Daiquiri was finished off with a silver hook clasp. Strawberry Daiquiri Cuff measures 7 1/4"x1".
Posted by Monkeybuns at 5:52 AM
Thursday, April 30, 2009
It's been awhile since I blogged. Right now life is a little hectic between my "real job" as a preschool teacher, planning my first open house and applying to craft shows. This weekend is my first open house wow talk about tense lol. I've only done one craft show and now I'm working on this open house where it's just me. This first go around is going to be friends and family. I'm looking forward to my first run. I'm also looking for craft shows and I have found a couple that I'm really looking forward to them. I still have to get in first so keep those fingers crossed.
I'm very excited about where I want to be next year at this time with Monkeybuns. I recently read a blog entry from Tim Adam. The article was about using Twitter, Facebook etc but what I really learnt from it was that you can't think of your Etsy shop as a place to sell your hobby you have to think of it as a business. I've thought about my Etsy shop as a business but have always been really shy about marketing my items to friends and family. It is my goal to step outside my thoughts of my jewelry and try to be a better spokes person. Next year at this time I want to be a full time jewelry maker not working for "the man". I challenge those of you who are currently doing the 9-5 to take this journey with me.
Posted by Monkeybuns at 6:32 AM
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I've decided to branch out into other jewelry. My first new branch is wire work. I must say at first I was really frustrated but now I find wire work fun. I'm still learning all the ins and outs.
Posted by Monkeybuns at 8:33 AM
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Grab a piece of your childhood with this new cuff!
Posted by Monkeybuns at 1:45 PM
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Free gift with purchase, plus free shipping on orders over $25. Use code "fling" at check out.
Be sure to visit MY SPRING FLING SECTION for huge sales for these 3 days!
25% SPRING FLING SECTION....PLEASE ME for price adjustments!!!!!!
I'll be offering free world-wide shipping on all items in my shop this weekend.
jewelry in my special JETS SPRING FLING section. Plus FREE world-
wide shipping, and all profits from my jewelry sales donated to charity!
Buy one get one 1/2 off
FREE postage on all items in the section & any from any other section ordered at the same time (all items to be sent together). Plus a FREE pair of the lovely BLUE LAKE earrings with all orders over $50. (BLUE LAKE earrings option is provisional at the moment as I'm in the process of getting more beads.) All orders made during the Fling Weekend will be sent out on Monday-Tuesday.
25% off my Spring Fling Sale Section
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