Friday, October 23, 2009

Everyday Diamonds Giveaway!

Welcome! Everyday Diamonds is hosting an eco-friendly GIVEAWAY! It is easy to enter just check out the instructions below.

All of the beads on this eco-friendly Fairie Kiss bracelet are made from recycled newspaper. The newspaper is broken down, shaped into beads, drilled, sanded, painted, glittered, and polished!

This piece is made from 13 beads—7 purple-blue beads, and 6 teal colored beads. All of the beads are covered in a fine glitter before they are polished.

The beads are strung on two sparkly white ribbons to be tied in a small bow or a knot. The ends of the ribbons are heat treated to prevent fraying.

Fairie Kiss measures about 7 inches with the beads, and 20 inches including the ribbon so it can easily be adjusted based on how you want to wear it!

1) First Entry: Visit our shop

Return to A Handmade Revolution and post a comment to tell us what you liked about the shop. Be sure to have contact info. so I can let you know if you've won!

2) Extra Entry: Follow us on twitter ( and tweet a comment about the shop. Post a comment on the blog to let us know you tweeted for an extra entry.

3) Extra Entry: Blog about our shop and post a comment on this blog with the url to let us know.

4) Extra Entry: Follow our blog! (right hand side). Post a comment here letting us know you are a new follower.

4) For 3 Extra Entries: Purchase something from our shop! For every item you buy you get entered in 3 more times!

Contest ends November 13th, 2009 at Midnight. The winner will be contacted shortly after contest closes. Winners must respond within 24 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected.

Contest open to: Worldwide.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

*Red Poppy Accesories*Spotlight

I would like to introduce you to Red Poppy Accessories, an eye catching shop on Etsy with stunningly beautiful jewelry creations. I instantly fell in love with this shop. Her jewelry has a very modern flair and her colors are very immediately appealing for any fashionable wardrobe. Actually I think her jewelry can make a wardrobe fashionable for that matter!

This stylish artisan is a women named Eva living in Melbourne, Australia. She is a wife and mother, artist and animal lover. She has a great eye and knack for making funky jewelry which she has discovered and is pursuing passionately.

Some of my absolutely favorite pieces are her fabric pendants. I have a big weak spot for fabric patterns and I love the colors and design found on the simple button form. An understated design that speaks boldly that it needs to be noticed! The nice thing about these is that you can wear them on many different occasions and the fact that they can even be everyday pieces make them a huge bonus.

You can also find fabric buttons hair clips to match the pendant making a fabulous matching set. Her earrings seem so delicate and have an elegant manor but their colors seem to dazzle. I love that some of the pieces seem to have a little romance: the He Loves Me , He Loves Me Not and the Bird In The Cage necklace. There is a diversity of different metal patinas used in the jewelry, that really complements each piece. Red Poppy Accessories has very classy jewelry which just leads me to believe there must be a very classy women behind it all!

Red Poppy Accessories has an amazing offer along with this spotlight! She is offering FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE to all customers from Oct.23 to Oct.25.
Come and check out Red Poppy Accessories and fall in love!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

*Gigglebug Baby* Spotlight

I have recently had the pleasure of being able to purchase from Gigglebug Baby. I dealt with the shop owner Karen and I can tell you she is as great to deal with as it is to receive her wonderful creations in the mail. Gigglebug brings to you specialty gifts for babies, toddlers & moms. This Mom has developed a great shop and has the experience with four kids of her own to know what counts when buying something for your baby or one that you care about!

Sweet treats baby is a special line found at Gigglebug. I love how these look and I was really impressed with the quality of material like the onesies, blankets and washcloths used to make the cakes and cupcakes. It is so cute that it is packaged up in a box as if delivered by the bakery!

There are gorgeous colors for boys or girls and she can do custom orders. I think if I was hosting a baby shower I would love to coordinate the colors with gifts (I have a party planning addiction! My poor kids!). Not only a great thing for "mommy to be" to take home but quite the accents at the party!

Gigglebug carries fabulous Snugglies and I am delighted to see the very funky cuddly fabric they are made with. I would have to say my favorite is Olivia and what a classy little blanket for your little one to carry around.

I have had personal experience as my daughter has had a Snugglie since she was three months old. She latched on to it as I passed it to her and hasn't let it out of her sight yet, she is two. My only tip is to buy two and save one as a replacement because if it is ever lost the world will end and nothing can replace it! We have had some close calls!

There are Candied Onesies, Lollipops and la piece de resistance are the Deluxe Diaper Cakes. They look like they are a lot of work and have a lot to offer. These can be done custom and I think a big wow factor as a gift! The great thing is how useful they really are. Made from toys, diapers, pacifiers, spoons and washcloths just to name a few.

I feel like a kid in a candy store a little with all that she has to offer but also because of the excitement in the delicious finds. Come and check out Gigglebug Baby and enjoy giving the gift that will surely be astonishing and appreciated!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

* Paper Acorn * Spotlight & Giveaway!

When I enter this shop I am thrilled to see all the innovative items that paper acorn has available. If you are an Etsy shop owner, a mom or even just a little like me then to see all the fabulous items that make decorating or packaging so gorgeous and appealing your heart skips a beat. There are some of the cutest boxes, impressive place cards and ingenious paper notions.

Halloween is fast approaching! A little pre Halloween decorating is always a great way to have fun with your kids. Next to Christmas Halloween is my kids favorite holiday. I love to get those "Oh my goodness look at those!" responses from my kids with the things I make for them and when I saw these great boxes I knew they would be a big hit for all those cute little trick or treaters at the door.

So this is where the shop's name is derived and I have to say to you couldn't have a cuter item to be your mascot. Not only can I think of a million things I could use this at home for but also packaging for my Etsy shop is important to me and these would so be appreciated by all my customers. The details that go into these acorns actually make me forget that it's paper and they come in different patterns and colors making them custom for anything special.

Paper Acorn is owned by Jessica Wolf in Cincinnati, USA. Jessica loves what she makes and thinks it's important to be using a material that has a natural and earthy element as well as being sustainable. Well I know by visiting this shop that it is special. Everything that I can see has attention to detail and is quality made. She has left 6 years of experience in the package design industry to follow her Etsy future and I think she has come out on top!

Paper Acorn is giving away this lovely Maple Leaf Garland to a lucky follower! the garland runs about 8 feet long and features four different fall colors. Perfect for the thanksgiving fall ambiance in your home!

Please read contest instructions below for your chance to win this beautiful handmade prize.

How to enter this contest:

1) First Entry: Visit the sponsor’s shop

2) Return to A Handmade Revolution and post a comment to tell us what you liked about the shop. Be sure to have contact info. so I can let you know if you've won!

3) BONUS Entry: Follow us on twitter ( tweet a comment about the shop. Post a comment on the blog to let us know you tweeted for an extra entry.

Contest ends October 18th, 2009 at Midnight. The winner will be contacted shortly after contest closes. Winners must respond within 24 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected.

Contest open to: Worldwide.

Come and check out Paper Acorn! Ask about bulk discounts and custom orders which she is happy to help you with. Follow on or

Sunday, October 4, 2009

*Starless Spotlight*

This talented artisan uses polymer clay to fabricate some very colorful, extraordinary creations. Her distinguished "filigree" style is not easily duplicated or found anywhere else. She has been working with clay since she was very young and has fun bringing to life pieces people can enjoy. All her designs have a funky flair and are catching eye pieces where ever they may be found.

Japanese Koi fish have been around since the 18th century and often a feature in an elaborate garden landscape as also found in Starless designs. Koi have been known to bring good luck to its proprietor, something I am always happy to have with me. I love the swirls of the water garden and the fish seem to be swimming in their elegant poses.

Both these pendants have my favorite color of Koi and I love the addition of the little pink lily flowers. In Japan Koi are symbols of love and friendship. I think this jewelry is not only original but symbolizes all things that I want to surround myself with.

I have two young girls who would go gaga over this cutest little piggy bank! My experience with piggy bank is that you can only find plain traditional designs well not in this case. It is just popping with color and the "filigree" pattern makes it a funky little money collector.

Buying handmade means that when created all pieces have a little of their creators dedication. Starless is owned by Amber Elledge and based in Arizona making this shop is an oasis in the dessert! Starless is offering 20% off her Mini Koi Pendants just let her know you saw her spotlight at a Handmade Revolution.

Come and check out Starless on Etsy! Let me know what you think and a lucky comment will be chosen randomly to receive 10% of in my Everyday Diamonds Etsy shop!