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Creative Hands Newsletter - October 2010
In This Issue
- Ruby Plaza Promotion: Sell for Only $9/mo. Through 2011!
- Halloween Fright Night Delights!
- Ruby Plaza Featured Shop: Diane's Doll Shop
- Welcome to Ruby Lane! Kim Taylor of Mustang Art Glass
- Ruby Plaza Shop of the Week
- Send Us Your Video & Get Paid
- Happy Haunting with Halloween themed jewelry from our talented artisans!
- Join Ruby Lane and Ruby Plaza on Facebook and Twitter
- Share Creative Hands With A Friend
RUBY PLAZA PROMOTION: SELL FOR ONLY $9/MO. THROUGH 2011!
This promotion has been extended! Are you looking for a venue to sell your home decor items (both contemporary and vintage) ranging from furniture and accessories to lighting, bedding and window coverings? Or perhaps you, or someone you know sells new and vintage fashion and accessories, and/or jewelry. If so, spread the word - as now you can try out our sister site, Ruby Plaza, just launched in April - for only $9 a month through 2011 with no set-up fee!
Through December 31st 2011, Ruby Plaza is making it easy and affordable for sellers to join Ruby Plaza. Already over 700 shops have joined us with over 150,000 items added to the site.
There are no contracts, no cancellation fees, and the only expense out of your pocket is $9 a month.
Spread the word!
For more information visit www.rubyplaza.com, then under SELL, choose Open A Shop. We hope you'll join us!
HALLOWEEN FRIGHT NIGHT DELIGHTS!
Unique handcrafted items for your home
Big Black Cat Happy Halloween Bowl
The big black cat is ready for Halloween but are you?? Do you have a bowl ready to hand out treats for all those good little or good big Halloween ...
When Browsing Here You Will Find Lots of Stories in my Descriptions
Halloween Pumpkin Earrings Full of Glass Goodies for Grownups
If you buy these earrings you will have your costume taken care of for the season! I love these bright pumpkin, flowers, and leaf earrings. The ...
Embroidered Fabric Crafts from the Ozarks!
Pillow Tuck Halloween Frog with Witch Hat and Magic Wand Machine Embroidery Design
I've embroidered this little pillow tuck with my favorite critter, a FROG! The frog is wearing a witch hat and is holding a magic wand. The pillow is ...
Designer, Whimsical, Inspirational, Collage, Asymmetrical, Assemblage One of a kind Artisan pieces
Spooky Spiders ~ Out of My Mind Asymmetrical Earrings
Cute gold tone pewter spiders....busy at work spinning their webs of intriguing glass beads and drops....decorating the antiqued brass spider web, a ...
Bridal And Fashion Jewelry Top Quality With Value Pricing, Shop Smart!
Pumpkin Potion Halloween Hand Painted Lolita Wine Glass NIB
Hand painted wine glass titled Pumpkin Potion . On the bottom of the glass is a unique drink recipe concocted for this glass only. Lolita glasses ...
Girls Orange Flower Daisy Black Headband Baby Halloween
Gorgeous Orange Gerbera Daisy Clip on your choice of a 1.5 crochet headband.Headband Options include: Black, White or Orange or you can request a ...
RUBY PLAZA FEATURED SHOP: DIANE'S DOLL SHOP
Diane's Doll Shoppe
One-of-a-Kind dolls and bears, and limited editions
Blu by Diane Keeler
Blu is a one of a kind by artist, Diane Keeler. Blu is a fairy with removable wings and is approx 12 . This lovely fairy is made of polymer clay, ...
Pippy by doll artist Kish is wearing a multi colored outfit with stripped tights. She comes with a cute monkey. Pippy is approx 7 .
Visit Diane's Doll Shoppe for beautiful and whimsical dolls hand sculpted by artists from all over the world. Artists such as GSR, Ankie Daanen, Mark Dennis, Friedericy, Beytra, Nancy Latham, Bradbury, Tonner, Kish, Himstedt, Zwergnase and many many more.
WELCOME TO RUBY LANE! KIM TAYLOR OF MUSTANG ART GLASS
I am a self representing Lampwork bead artist (T-49) and self representing Jewelry design artist. I have been designing unique one of a kind jewelry for ten years and making my own lampwork glass beads for eight years. I have been selling my beads here in the US and Internationally for six years.
I discovered lampwork beads while shopping for unique beads for my jewelry designs. Obviously I loved beads but the thought of making my own beads was to interesting to resist. I bought a small lampwork kit and proceeded to make the ugliest bead I had ever seen. I was in love the process immediately and I kept at it. Making my own beads is truly a dream come true.
My glass bead and jewelry design studio are at my home. I have been very lucky to be able to be a stay at home mom for my two wonderful daughters and follow my creative dreams. My girls were my inspiration to start my own business and they are to this day my color and design consultants and tough critics.
All my jewelry pieces are one of a kind designs. I do not replicate anything. I choose top quality beads of natural material, natural gemstones, Swarovski Crystals, Bali sterling silver, sterling silver components, the best stringing wire and one of a kind lampwork beads. I try not to use anything plated and never anything plastic in my designs. If there are plated components is will be specifically stated.
Kim Taylor of Mustang Art Glass
RUBY PLAZA SHOP OF THE WEEK
If you have wanted to be a Ruby Plaza Shop of the Week now is the time to submit your profile. To submit your shop profile, simply fill in the information below, and email it to: email@example.com, with a subject line in your email Shop of the Week.
If selected, not only will your shop profile be posted on Ruby Plaza's Facebook page and Plaza Notes (Ruby Plaza's section of Ruby Lane's blog – Notes from the Lane), but items from your shops will be highlighted on Ruby Plaza's Facebook page and on Ruby Plaza's Twitter page.
Also, we encourage you to share this honor with friends, family, and your buyers through your Facebook and Twitter pages.Ruby Plaza Shop of the Week Profile
- Ruby Plaza Shop Name:
- Name of your Ruby Lane Shop (if you sell on both sites):
- Owners Name:
- A three line introduction about you (not to exceed 75 words):
- Favorite item in your shop (name of the item and up to a two line description, not to exceed 50 words), please send a jpeg attachment of your item and a link to the item:
- Tell us why you started to sell online and how long you have been selling online (up to a three line description, not to exceed 75 words):
- Add the link to your Facebook page:
SEND US YOUR VIDEO & GET PAID
Many of you already know that Ruby Lane & Ruby Plaza accepts blog articles from shops, and credits your shop $35 per accepted article which we post on Notes from The Lane, Twitter and Facebook. We have developed a sizable number of shops who contribute regularly! We are expanding this program to include video - so we invite shops to send us video links that showcase your shop for publication consideration.
Have you considered making a video about yourself and your shop? Do you want to showcase the items in your shop? Do you have tips and information you'd like to share with others about online sales success to help establish yourself as a valuable resource? Do you have a studio that you would like others to view?Do you have a handcraft technique you would like to share with others or a demonstration video showing how to create your handcrafts? Video is fast becoming the medium to communicate with others, and a it's great way to market your shop. And these days anyone can do it!
Here's how it works:
Once you make your video, upload it to www.youtube.com. Then, send us a link to it at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once accepted, we will publish it on our blog, Facebook and Twitter pages to spread the word about your shop. Once published, we will credit your shop $35. Please note that the focus of your video must be you and your Ruby Lane or Ruby Plaza shop.
Here are links to a couple of videos that other Ruby Lane shops have done. These are just examples - we invite you
to use your imagination in doing your own:
Vintage Jewelry Showcase
If you're not sure how to get started making your own videos, be sure to check out this step-by-step Make Your Own Videos blog post by Viga Boland of Vintage Jewelry Showcase to see how she made hers.
The Team at Ruby Lane
HAPPY HAUNTING WITH HALLOWEEN THEMED JEWELRY FROM OUR TALENTED ARTISANS!
Lampwork Pumpkin Czech Glass Lariat Necklace!
We are offering this wonderful pumpkin necklace hand made in the jewelry shop at Sweetpea Cottage. The necklace is made with tiny glass seed beads, ...
Vibrant Orange, Italian Moretti Glass Lampwork Kitty Focal, Swarovski Crystal, Wearable Art Necklace Earring Set - 35% OFF !
This Uniquely Distinctive, One-Of-A-Kind Wearable Art Necklace Earring Set has been created with a Vibrantly Vivid Etched ITALIAN MORETTI GLASS ...
Dark Beauty, mysterious and classy Deep Blue and silver necklace
A deep, dark, Borosilicate (Boro) bead measuring approx. 18x14mm surrounded by smaller blue Boro rondelles is the focal point of this necklace. There ...
#65279;Fire Water ~ OM ~ Bright Orange Carnelian Briolette Bracelet
SALE.... SALE.... SALE..... All Inventory in our Shops are on sale from 25 - 50% off!!! Additionally, I have an Earring Raffle promotion in progress....
Up-Town Treat Floradora Charm Bracelet
This is a BEAUTIFUL Floradora ~ Halloween aside! You might even wear this the entire Fall Season, it is such a dramatic bracelet! The palette is so ...
Light in the storm - Onyx - Faerydae Designs
What a unique, dramatic design!Light in the storm, is centered around a beautiful faceted teardrop pendant black onyx.Swarovski crystals in a ...
Great Balls Of Fire Orange Yellow Black Lampwork Earrings
These earrings made with lampwork beads by Glassbaker look like little spaceships on fire! They are paired with jet black swarovski crystals and hang...
Gaspeite Tourmaline Sterling Silver and Vermeil Earrings ~ Pumpkin
The earrings feature 18x11mm Australian gaspeite pumpkin beads topped with clusters of multi-color tourmaline rondelles. I use Bali vermeil caps to ...
Adorable Kitty Earrings with Picture Jasper
These cute bone carved cat earrings are sure to be a must have for all you kitty lovers. The cat bead measures about 3 4 of an inch across. Below ...
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