www.etsy.com/shop/StoreUtsav by Rikhi


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Indian Rosewood Printing Block

Perhaps you are looking for a unique gift that can only be found by travelling to another country.  Rakhi’s store, www.etsy.com/shop/StoreUtsav, provides authentic Indian gifts and home decor.  Many of the items in Rakhi’s shop would make memorable Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers.

 

“I am Rakhi Sinha from NOIDA, India. A writer by profession, I always craved to integrate art in my life. Fond of traveling, culture, art, & food, I wanted to intermix all this love among as many parts of the world as possible. Eventually, in 2012, I came up with the concept of Store Utsav (www.storeutsav.com) and in July 2013 the venture began operations.
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Beautiful textiles, including this saree, are also featured in Rakhi’s store.
“Through my store, I try to promote & establish a creative space of impressive things, all handmade and eco-friendly. Hand chiseled jewelry, hand-woven clothing, and handcrafted decor pieces & festive decorative, I bring these and more of such ‘handful’ delights to the art lovers like you. I with my team of artisans, follow the traditional methods of their creation employing natural raw material, which take anything from few hours to several days to months. Diluting the boundaries, I wish to share the legacy & the aesthetic pleasure of artistry with everyone, anywhere.
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“Today, within a short span, Store Utsav engages me for good and I enjoy the creative kick it gives me and the art lovers like you. Each piece of my store is a story that brings you joy. It adds a classy grace to you as jewelry or apparel; to your living or work space as artifact; and to your celebrations as festive decorative. So, enjoy the imaginative leaps and the creative highs with Store Utsav. Happy Shopping! :)

My fashion shop available at: https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/StoreUtsavFashion

ww.etsy.com/shop/highway22 by Mary


 

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Welcome to www.etsy.com/shop/highway22 by Mary.  From the first time I saw Mary’s shop, I was impressed with Mary’s artwork.  Many of her oil paintings and jewelry pieces would make wonderful Christmas gifts, birthday presents, or even an anniversary gift. Mary specializes in western landscape and wildlife.  The painting featured above is my favorite from Mary’s shop. Brilliant colors surround the mature elk on a Fall day.

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Mary also makes semi-precious gemstone jewelry.  This Fire Agate necklace and pendant carries the Autumnal Theme from her art into this piece of handmade jewelry.  Any of her jewelry pieces would make lovely stocking stuffers.

Mary writes, “Growing up all I could think of was owning a horse.  I bought my first horse when I was 18. My husband and I met riding in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, fell in love, married and raised two children while showing and breeding Quarter Horses and Paints. Over the years our horses won many awards and titles. Others who purchased some of our home-grown horses garnered many awards as well. Often my paintings of packers, gold panners and stage-coach drivers will show my love of horses as well as the rugged landscape which surrounds my subject.

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“Continuing to draw throughout my adult years, my love for oil painting began to emerge. In 1973, yearning to develop my skills more, I began private lessons from two well-known artists in Southern California which enhanced my skills in oils and acrylics. Between horse shows, I began showing and selling my paintings in California and Nevada. My paintings must tell a story to the viewer and over the years, my efforts and attention to detail have been rewarded with many awards including Best in Show. To capture the pioneers of our great nation on canvas, and include the beauty of nature in our surroundings at the same time, is a gift I have been given and I feel I must share.

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“If I were to say what of nature is my favorite, I would have to say sky. Because we have so much rain here in Oregon, the sky is ever-changing as it is almost always clouding up or clearing up. So I paint the sky trying to duplicate and convey the beauty to you.”

Mary also enjoys blending life into my paintings. “In my mind a painting without life is barren. When you see a picture of the ocean alone where is the excitement? The excitement is seeing a whale or porpoise or even a lowly sea-lion. Then you remember that particular picture.

And now, there you have it my simple Artist Statement . . . Twilight . . . Blessings . . . Sky . . . Mountains . . . Water . . . Life.”

www.etsy.com/shop/alittlebeadofme by Sandy


 

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Lava Heart Necklace

There are many jewelry makers who have shops on Etsy.  Getting noticed in your field can sometimes be difficult.  Two ways to create a customer base is to utilize unique materials or have a specific design style.  Sandy offers lava jewelry in her shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/alittlebeadofme. Without looking at the shop name, I generally recognize her pieces due to the material and the shapes of the lava stones.

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Lava Star Necklace

“My name is Sandy and I was born in Athens sometime during the 70’s. I have been designing and making jewelry since I was a little girl mainly for my friends and family. I have a collection of new creations including necklaces, bracelets & key rings that I would love to share with you. I hope you like what you see and tell others about my work!”

Sandy also offers key chains in her shop.  The key chain pictured below has hematite beads and once again features the star.  By repeating shapes and specific elements, Sandy created a cohesive collection of jewelry.

This necklace also features a key element in Sandy’s shop which is color and the corded necklaces.  Alittlebeadofme carries beautiful blues and greens which I happen to love.  All of these pieces would make lovely gifts anytime of the year, but also can fit nicely in a stocking. ;0)

www.etsy.com/shop/AllSylviasCreations by Sylvia


Today’s featured shop from the Promote My Store Team is www.etsy.com/shop/AllSylviasCreations.  Syvlia makes a variety of kitchen and baby items.

Sylvia shares this information on her profile page, “We love making fun practical items. As women, we are in the kitchen many hours of the day, so why not make it more fun to work there:) Take a look at our different dish/pot scrubbers. They are colorful to look at and fun to use as well as durable. We make them in a variety of shapes and sizes, and every so often, we will come out with a fun new design :)”

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I love the bright colors and fun shapes of Sylvia’s pot scrubbers.

You could purchase several of Sylvia’s items to create a gift basket for a new bride or as a housewarming present.  An apron, colorful pot scrubbers, and a trivet in a bread basket could make a creative gift set.

www.etsy.com/shop/Twenty3Design by Debbie


Are you close to celebrating a life event like a wedding, baby shower, or birthday party?  Perhaps you know someone who is getting married soon.  Rather than buying a normal Christmas present, why not buy  decorations or favors to help contribute to their special day? When my husband and I got married, a friend purchased our programs for us.

 

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Debbie’s shop, www.etsy.com/shop/Twenty3Design,  features lovely wedding decor, favor bags, gift tags, and even table numbers.  She dresses up decorative bird cages to use as card holders.  After the wedding, bridal shower, or baby shower is finished, the bird cage can be used as home decor.  If you wanted to add something to the birdcage to make the gift extra special, you could purchase candles or bath products.

For Etsy shop newbies, take a look at Debbie’s shop and you can learn tips to improve your shop.  Debbie has clearly photographed items.  She incorporates several trends like chalkboard tags, burlap, birds, and rustic wedding decor.  All these elements give her shop a cohesive look and taps into a broad market of customers.

Debbie says this on her profile page:  “Welcome and thank you for visiting my shop. I create handmade, original, and unique designs just for you. My passion is designing and creating.  You’ll find anything from jewelry to burlap to lavender sachets to ribbon in my shop. When I create, I include it in my shop until it finds its way to your home. Making items for showers & weddings is a delight! Every customer is special to me and I will work with you on color schemes, quantities, sizes, and deadlines. Please let me know if you have any questions or have a special order in mind. If you have something in mind but don’t see it in my shop, just let me know! “

Favorite materials

burlap, muslin, card stock, beads, charms, vintage

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Feature 1:  Holiday Wreaths and Decor

Feature 2:  Handmade Jewelry All The Way From Greece

Feature 3:  Vintage Home Decor

Feature 4:  Handmade Cards, Stationary, Memory Boxes

Feature 5:  Custom Crochet Items

Feature 6:  Handmade Wooden Home Decor by MY MAN