Posts Categorized: etsy

Keep Calm and Carry On Necklace

13 May, 2010 by in etsy, UK 51 comments

Today’s Chile relief Etsy giveaway is from such a fun little shop!Hoolala is owned and operated by Sam Gannaway-Jones who has been designing and making things since she was little. She has been a freelance designer for the past 6 years.

Sam’s work is heavily influenced by the mad, bad Victorians, her grandmother’s vintage family album of photographs and her mother’s vintage charm bracelet.

She was seduced by tales of her great grand parents – one story in particular was irresistible – the romantic notion of her great grandfather defecting from Russia and arriving in England one day on a boat…He said he was the ship’s carpenter but in actual fact he looked more like Russian aristocracy…so she decided to make a charm bracelet that told his story and Hoolala was born.

“I am fascinated by the idea of the charm; in some cultures they are used to attract luck to the wearer whilst in others they are worn to ward off evil. My work centers around the idea of compulsion and repulsion, the morbid curiosity of the Victorians and my boxes of unusual treasures I have collected since childhood.”

Hoolala has been featured on many online blogs, e-zines and in several magazines including:

• The Sunday Times Style Magazine
• Jared Gold’s Black Chandelier Czarina Runway Show, Los Angeles USA
• Shop Local UK on Etsy
• Italian Elle Magazine May
• August
• Red Magazine UK September
Mizz Magazine UK September
•• INDIE Magazine Vienna Smitten by Britain October Issue

• London Fashion Week February
• The Wonder Room Selfridges London March
All designs are the property of Miss Samantha Gannaway-Jones and Hoolala
©2010 Hoolala

Sam has been commissioned to make custom charm bracelets from clients all over the world and has also made collections for several boutiques, including The Black Chandelier in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, Habit in Chicago, Libertine in Australia and more throughout the UK.

When she is not chasing lambs and collecting odd tea cups she is busy taking photographs and thinking of charming and disturbing stories to incorporate into her jewellery designs.


What people are saying about Hoolala…..

“Helpful, organized and highly honest seller — who also makes beautiful things! (even the packaging is gorgeous.)”

‘I cannot recommend Hoolala highly enough. Excellent service all round, excellent communication and a thoroughly nice person too boot! The necklace is even more beautiful than it looks in the picture and is presented very beautifully. I shall certainly be shopping here again!’

‘The ring is even better than I’d hoped, while the little extras and wrapping made me grin for a good half hour. I fully wish every seller was like yourself, so thank you! EVERYONE i know shall now be forced to experience your quirky-victorianbritish-vintage!’

“Rocks harder than Motorhead!”

To Enter to win
a Keep Calm and Carry On Necklace as well as Hoolala gift bag:
Leave your name and email address below
+20 for any donation made to Chile relief efforts at via PayPal
+5 for posting this giveaway on your blog or facebook, leave the link
+3 for each retweet @FireIcePhotos
+2 for hearting her store on etsy
+2 for following us on Twitter @FireICephotos
Total your entries and enter in your comment

Contest ends
June 13, 2010 and is open internationally

Etsy Treasuries

12 May, 2010 by in etsy, Heather Gardner Photography, treasury Leave a comment fun. We were featured in four Etsy treasuries. Thank you so much to all of the sellers who picked my items! Hopefully we will sell some things this week so we can ship more boxes of aid to Chile. 38 boxes have been sent thus far. But, I have over twenty packed and ready to go in my closet O.0 Please check out the shop owners below. And enter to win an item of your choice from our Etsy giveaway on the right hand sidebar.

“Family Tree” treasury by SweetMellyJane

“And Really Bad Eggs” Pirate Treasury by danceswithflowers

“Concrete Angel” treasury by Outonawhim

“Once Upon A Time” treasury by mosaicjewels

Tigerpixie Fantasy Cat Art Giveaway

11 May, 2010 by in etsy, tigerpixie 13 comments

Fans of Grimilkin in “The Iron King” by J Kagawa will love today’s giveaway! Our ETSY seller is Tigerpixie…My name is Carrie Hawks and I am a full time self-representing cat artist specializing in Fantasy Cats. I have been selling my cat artwork and gift items online since 2001, and I am a juried member of ebsq+.

I have been painting and drawing ever since I can remember. I have always been very artistic and fell in love with cats at an early age. I regard myself as primarily a cat artist and incorporate a fantasy theme with most of the felines that I paint. I have always felt a special connection to cats because of their unique personalities. This helped make them a natural subject choice for me. My own cats are my inspiration and models for much of my work.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

To Enter to Win one of her cat prints (there are two winners):
Leave your name and email address below
additional entries
+20 for any donation to Chile relief shipping efforts via Paypal
at or cash, check via snail mail
+1 visit her Zazzle Gift Gallery and comment…

+3 visit her and our MySpace and comment…

+3 Follow us on Blogger…
and our right sidebar under followers
+2 for each retweet on Twitter @fireicephotos

+1 Join her Mailing List at…

Total you entries and leave them below
Contest ends June 11, 2010 and is open internationally

New Etsy Shop Giveaway!

10 May, 2010 by in etsy, Heather Gardner Photography 52 comments

I just got the banner back for my second Etsy shop “Little Red Reads” and wanted to share…I love it! Thanks pixiedustsprinkles!

In celebration I am giving away one item of your choice under $20
from either of my Etsy shops.

Heather Zahn Gardner Photography
To Enter To Win: leave your name and email address below
+20 for any donation made to Chile relief via Paypal at
+3 for hearting our shops
+3 for picking your favorite item and leaving the link below
+5 for blogging this or adding one or our sidebar buttons to your site
+3 for each retweet @FireIcePhotos
+3 for becoming a facebook fan of Fire and Ice

Good Luck Contest Ends June 10, 2010 and is open internationally!

Alice Tea Cup Necklace Giveaway

06 May, 2010 by in etsy, lunarra star, tea cup 85 comments

Today’s Giveaway goes right along with our book review! An Alice tea cup from Etsy shop owner LunarraStar
*Jewellery is a British English spelling of the American word Jewelry. I’ve had enquiries before, hope this helps :).*

LunarraStar Jewellery is professionally handcrafted with care and attention to detail to produce unique, quality jewellery design.

A treasure chest of trinkets inspired by whimsical Fairytales like Alice in Wonderland & Snow White, adventurous historical tales, unusual curious charms and glittery magical things.

All jewellery has customisable options to ensure a perfect fit and is presented beautifully gift wrapped in tissue paper, sprinkled with delicate silver stars and in either a shimmering organza gift bag or a lovely gift box at no extra cost.

It is my aim to provide you with unique, quality items presented in a beautiful way. I hope you will be very pleased when you receive and unwrap your item of jewellery.

Any problem do not hesitate to contact me as I will do everything I can to resolve any issues.

*For elegant lace chokers and fairytale gothic necklaces please visit where I have 100% positive feedback.*

*Please join our facebook group ->

I can also offer your readers 15% off any orders at with the code 15off10 used at checkout.

To enter to win: leave your name and email address below
additional entries

+20 for any donation to Chile relief shipping efforts via Paypal at or cash, check via snail mail
+3 visit her and our etsy shops and heart them and
+3 comment on your favorite photos in our Flickr photostreams and Flickr –
+2 for each retweet @fireicephotos-leave the link
+5 for a blog post, facebook link or sidebar post- leave the link
+3 visit her website and comment-
+3 follow us both on twitter @ fireicephotos and
+3 become facebook fans of Fire and Ice and Lunarrastar!/group.php?gid=50980859637&v=wall&ref=ts

Total your entries and leave the total below.
Contest ends June 6th, 2010 and is International

Stamped Necklace Giveaway -My Belle Boutique

05 May, 2010 by in etsy, my belle boutique 21 comments

Todays’ handmade ETSY giveaway is from seller My Belle Boutique

“I do what I LOVE & that is being a stay-at-home mom. My second love is making handmade creations for my shop. By supporting My Belle Boutique you help me be able to stay home & watch my kids grow up. Thank you to all my awesome customers! You’re the best!

“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life” – Sophocles HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Personalize this circle-shaped disc with your initial {first or last!}. There is alse a silver puffy heart charm, as well as a pearl charm, hung on a 16″ silver plated fine {1.2 mm} ball chain.

This beautifully customized necklace would make a PERFECT gift! You can give this to your significant other, sister, mother, grandmother, or mother-in-law! A handmade gift always mean a lot to the person receiving it 🙂

This necklace comes in its own box wrapped with ribbon, ready to be given as a gift! Please keep in mind this necklace is hand-crafted causing slight variations in letter placement, adding character and individuality to your piece. Please allow up to 7 business days for this to be created before it is shipped out. Of course, if you need it sooner, just let me know!

To Enter To Win a handmade neckalce: leave your name and email address below
additional entries
+20 for any donation to Chile relief shipping efforts via Paypal at or cash, check via snail mail
+3 visit her and our etsy shops and heart them and
+3 follow our blog on right sidebar
+2 for each retweet @fireicephotos-leave the link
+5 for a blog post, facebook link or sidebar post- leave the link
Total your entries and leave the total below.
Contest ends June 5, 2010 and is open Internationally
Good Luck …Buena Suerte!

Southern Princess Dark Divine Giveaway

04 May, 2010 by in etsy, giveaway, southern princess, the Dark Divine Leave a comment

Southern Princess book blog, author Bree Despain and I have teamed up for an awesome giveaway of The Dark Divine swag!

Go enter here: for the interview and the goods!

And see all of your prize choices in our TDD inspired collection on Etsy

Cronopia6 Matryoshka Doll Giveaway

03 May, 2010 by in etsy, santiago 17 comments

Today’s Etsy spotlight is from seller Cronopia6 of Santiago, Chile.
Hello! Welcome to my virtual shop. In this space you will find many colorful things made with love, wonderful toys, or just nice objects to decorate your home or any space you want to bringing fun and color.
visit my blog
and my flickr

I am a Proud Member of Plush Team
I am a Proud Member of Etsy Latino Team
and ask if you want something special you see on my pages, feel free to ask.

A kiss, and i hope you will enjoy my work.

Hola, bienvenido a mi tienda virtual.En esta espacio podra ver mis diseños, llenos de color y hechos con mucho amor. Objetos para decorar su casa o cualquier espacio que desee.
Espero que le guste mi trabajo y vuelva a visitar mi tienda.
si desea encargar algo en especial que vea en mis paginas, no dude en preguntarme.

Soy una orgullosa miembro del Etsy Latino Team


Description…Lovely silkscreened matryoshka. It is ivory color.
Is a perfect gift for young and old, to play or decorate any part of our home.
the list includes 1 matryoshka fabric screenprinted.
measured 23cm. high.
14cm. wide, approximately.

To enter to win:
leave your name and email address below
additional entries
+20 for any donation to Chile relief shipping efforts via Paypal at or cash, check via snail mail
+5 for any ideas for increasing donations or sending a wheelchair
+3 visit her and our etsy shops and heart them and
+3 follow our blogs on right sidebar and
+3 comment on your favorite photos in our Flickr photostreams
+2 for each retweet @fireicephotos-leave the link
+5 for a blog post, facebook link or sidebar post- leave the link
Total your entries and leave the total below.
Contest ends June 3, 2010 and is International
Good Luck …Buena Suerte!

Enchanted Glass Necklace Giveaway

30 Apr, 2010 by in etsy, Heather Gardner Photography 17 comments

Today’s Etsy shop giveaway is a huge SQUEE for me! Shop owner Enchanted Glass has made two necklaces featuring one of my angel photographs! It is a dream come true! She has also done work for one of our current giveaway artists “Rustic Goth” who contributed bookmarks to our Super Book Giveaway. Enchanted Glass is one of my favorite shops…we will be working together on some more pieces with my photos so stay tuned!
She says “I’m a native of the northwest and for the most part have lived in small towns and the countryside. I’ve always loved being in the outdoors and growing things. To pay homage to this unsurpassable beauty that is mother nature I like to incorporate inspiration from her, if not actual bits of nature in my pieces.
Initially self-taught in 1979, I have since taken many a class and learned from my peers. I use the copper foil method, also known as Tiffany. I also do solder sculpting, sandblasting and fusing. My preference is toward the miniature and 3-dimensional, with the occasional window size flat piece. All my patterns are original, as the creation is half the fun.

Here you get to experience the physical outcome of my imagination’s many flights of fancy. As you will see I specialize in the miniature and 3-dimensional. I most enjoy the many lives that a glass piece takes on given the ever-changing way it is affected by light. I rarely use patterns, letting the piece evolve as it is being created and built. Each piece I make is unique, whether it is my own creation or a custom piece springing from your ideas. I pride myself on my attention to detail and quality production. With proper care my items can be enjoyed by many generations.

To Enter To Win
a One of a Kind Angel Necklace:
leave your name and email address below
additional entries
+3 make a one dollar donation to CHile via PayPal at
+3 for each additional dollar donated
+3 tell us which photo you want to see made into jewelry
+2 for each retweet @FireIcePhotos
+5 add this giveaway to your blog or FB page
total your entries and leave them in the comments below
Giveaway ends May 27, 2010 and is open internationally

Waiting on Wednesday "Sea"

28 Apr, 2010 by in etsy, Sea 1 comment

Heidi R Kling
To be released June 10, 2010
details Hardcover, 336 pages
isbn 0399251634

Synposis From Goodreads…Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.

She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers.

And Sea’s real adventure begins.

I have seen a lot of chatting about this book on twitter and I am excited for it to be released. (Hopefully somehow I get an ARC) The author is such a fun person…and a boy like the Sea? So cool! In the meantime I have been busy creating a new Etsy Shop called “Little Red Reads” and adding a SEA inspired collection! I am having a blast!

Check it out here:
and pardon our dust! I am also waiting on pins and needles for my cool new banner and avatar 🙂 SQUEE~