My Shop at Zibbet

Friday, May 27, 2011

My kind of Garden

Hi there Blogland. I hope all is well. I am just happy that the World didn't end on Saturday, like it was supposed to ;) Although if it had ended, at least I could have stopped worrying about that big stack of bills that keeps growing on my desk ;)

Oh well, talking about things growing, I can't wait to show you my flower garden. Now you should know that I am Not the gardening type and there is Nothing green about my thumb at all. In fact, the teenager known as Miss Thang Tammy recently spent a whole day picking on me because the flowers she bought me for Mother's day didn't last very long due to dehydration.  I felt so bad about the flowers, that I swore I would plant a flower garden that would last forever, so that is exactly what I did. And I even have a picture to proove it.

Now, that there is my kind of garden.  A handful of lucies, some accent beads, seedies and a couple hours of beadwork, but most of all no maintenance. This baby doesn't even need to be watered and it will last a lifetime. So, Miss Thang Tammy, "How do you like me now?"

I have been wanting to make a flower fringe bracelet for a while now and had fun making this.  It was really neat to watch it grow with each fringe I added. I hope you like it.

TTYL and make it a good night,

Friday, May 13, 2011

A bit of Promotion

Hi there Blogland. I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day. I sure did. So, before I show you my latest work, I am doing this thing with a few other Zibbeters to promote each other today. I usually don't promote on my blog, because it makes me feel like a salesperson, instead of an artist. But its time to face the facts, that Abracadebra Designs is a business and promotion is necesssary for anyone who has an online shop.

Anyhow, I chose Zibbet because I liked their newness and fresh outlook on things. There is no turmoil over there like on that big shop that starts with E. Also I hear that there are soon to be unwanted changes at the site that starts with A. At the rate they are going, Zibbet may just become the best site ever for hand-made.

If you have a second, please check out these great shops. They all have some really cool and unique items.

So, you've been patient and now you get to see my latest. Another spiral rope necklace with my version of a
bead embroidered pendant. This one is light purple and white. The pendant is abalone shell. Seeing as I am
promoting today, here's the link to the necklace in my shop

Geez, promoting can be hard work. I've also been promoting on FaceBook, Twitter and Stumbleupon. So, before I let you go, just two quick questions - How much time  per week do you spend with on-line promotion of your shop and what do you feel works best for you?

Thanks for looking
TTYL and make it a good day