Wednesday, September 16, 2009

GIVEAWAY - - For answering a Question (drawing, one winner) :)

My Etsy shop is getting rather large -- almost 500 items - - and I am wondering if I should split the GLASS ONLY pieces out, or separate the PLATED pieces from the "more valuable" metals, or just LEAVE IT as it is, the more the merrier. This is where I could use some help - - please go check out my shop at and poke around, see what YOU suggest I do.

In return, I will give away any one listed item worth $18 or less to a name chosen at random from those answering my question. You don't have to lock in on the decision NOW of what you want - - or you can apply that $18 toward anything priced higher in my shop - - just answer my question with GLASS ONLY, PLATED or LEAVE IT and a way to contact you and you'll be entered. I'll contact you and THEN you can decide how to spend your credit. I'll run the Give Away until Sept. 23rd 2009 at midnight Eastern USA time and publish the winning name the next day. Please make sure you leave a way to contact you in case you win :) If you don't respond to my contact by (midnight eastern usa time) the 27th, I will choose a new name and you'll miss out so please check back during that interval!

This is open to anyone anywhere (shipping is FREE WORLDWIDE if you win this Giveaway). If you don't win, you can still get 're-imbursed' for your answer with free shipping on your purchase from my shop (just answer the question and type the code "I answered blog" on the invoice for any purchase from now until Oct 1st 2009). Most of my earrings, cell charms, pendants, bookmarks and eyeglass chain holder necklaces are priced under $18 so you will have a HUGE selection!

So please help me out - - I am fast approaching 500 items! EEEEK! And think about what you might hope to get free....

Thanks! And to get EXTRA entries, either BLOG or TWEET or JOIN MY MAILING LIST (send an email to with "List Me" in the title to be added) and you will get another slip in the hat for the drawing - - just show me where you did more than answer the question in your reply to get the extra slip in the hat :)

Let's have some fun with this !


  1. I have always thought that different metals should be separated, as a lot of people don't really know the difference and it would be easier to find things!

  2. Shana, you write? I used to run a writers online group for poetry and fiction - - if I start a group up again, are you interested? What do you write about?

    <--- First love is writing :)

  3. i think it looks good. i'd leave it :)

    tesorojewelry (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. Lucinda, I didn't realize you had a brick and mortar shop as well as selling online. This gives me great insight into why you wrote such a fantastic Q&A in the Etsy forums! :) Thanks! And keep up the blogging.

  5. I think it's better to separate them. =)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  6. I tweeted about this giveaway. Here’s the link:

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  7. Wow, you have 500 idems- and these are so beautiful!
    Good luck with your shop and have a good ideasfor future

  8. I actually think it looks good altogether, but I can see why it'd be hard for a buyer to go through 500 items! So, I would separate the plated metal items from the rest...and technically create 2 stores, one that's 'high end' and one's that has slightly cheaper items. Makes it easier for a consumer who has different budgets set out for buying gifts and such =)

  9. hmm... i think it works together, but i might break it up.... 500 things in one store is daunting to look at!

  10. It seems like you have a ton of categories already.
    I came here via the etsy forum so I could Follow you; hope you'll visit my blog and return the favor.
    To get more followers, aka potential customers, you've got to visit blogs you don't know and leave comments. Every day. Go to a blog you know and visit people who are on their blogroll or followers lists.

  11. I think it might be a good idea to split your items so that it isn't overwhelming to buyers. :)