Friday, November 29, 2013

Flash Early Sale for Small Business Saturday

Announcing a one day only 15% discount sale in Handmade by Amo'r!

To celebrate early Small Business Saturday here is a 15% coupon to use only on Saturday November 30th  2013. (Yes it's next Saturday 7th officially, but that is past the last dates for Christmas shipping outside Europe...)

Just enter the code: ARTISAN15 at checkout. 

Valid from now - Well it's Saturday somewhere in the world!

Valid only on existing listings in my Etsy Shop, Handmade by Amo'r.

Does not apply to shipping charges.

Valid until start Sunday Dec 1st 2013 GMT 
Click on the image to enter Handmade by Amo'r Etsy store

Black Friday & Further Holiday Promotions

red tiger eye pendant on Sale
It's that time of year again - the Christmas sales, seasonal bargains, special offers, or as they say across the big pond, Holiday Promotions...and today is Black Friday. This is traditionally the Friday after US Thanksgiving, but what it heralds is the start of the busiest shopping weekend of the year, culminating in Cyber Monday, the busiest shopping day online. To celebrate I shall be running different types of promotions this weekend and who knows, if I'm feeling generous, all the way to last shipping dates (see end of post for dates please.) 

So watch this space if you want to find a flash bargain from my Etsy shop, Handmade by Amo'r or grab a coupon perhaps...

SALE Red Tiger Eye Pendant, Sterling Silver. Big Celtic Pendant. Mustard Brown. Selva
Today, on Black Friday I have added the red tiger eye pendant on vintage sterling silver chain to my Sale Section . It was $33 (c€25) and now is only $28 (c€21). Get it now before I change my mind! 
Turquoise charm
This turquoise purse charm or rear view mirror charm is also now on sale. Was $11 (c€8), now only $8 (c€6.80)! And I might just add a few items to the section later....

If you are a repeat customer who has been given a special coupon, you can still apply the coupon code at checkout!

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Last shipping dates for Christmas:

US, Canada & other destinations outside Europe: December 5
Europe: December 12
UK: December 17
Ireland:December 18

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday Treasuries

Treasuries are showcase lists of Etsy goodies from various shops. They are artfully put together by members of the Etsy community. As always, I am grateful to have been included in a few recent ones by my Etsy colleagues near and far and would like to say THANK YOU!

'Winter Solstice' by SamLenser

Winter Sun - 5x5 Metallic P...

Stained Glass Candle Holder

Burning the Tree, an Origina...

Winter Yoga Candle Meditatio...

Meditation / Yoga Cushions -...

Rustic Natural Brown Color H...

Slouchy Children Beanie / Fo...

Sale - Wool Fingerless Mitte...

Modern art print "Winte...

Meditation Prayer Shawl

Goddess Ornament with Stars,...

Fire - Thick and thin yarn. ...

squirrel mug, personalized, ...

Antique Rare God Ganesh Stat...

Honey Agate Pendant, Wire Wr...

Sun Through the Winter Trees...

Thank Sam for including my Winter Solstice pendant in this hot treasury! The colours are simply stunning.

'Star Light' by lynncorr

Star brightFirst star I see tonightWish I may, wish I mightHave this wish I wish tonight.My wish is for BIG SALES for all!

Nature photography winter ph...

Carnelian Earrings with silv...

Connemara Marble Tree Decora...

White snowflakes Star tat...

Ceramic Ornament with Lace I...

Silver Snowflake Earrings, 9...

Ornament Home Décor Modular...

Minty Fresh Crochet Lace Sca...

Recycled Glass Christmas Sta...

Vintage Blue Rhinestone Broo...

Ring keepsake Gift Box Star

Brass Flower Locket Earrings...

United States Navy Patriotic...

American Flag Beanie Hat for...

Vintage Gold Star Plate Occu...

Woman praying, Original Acri...
Thanks Lynn for this twinkling treasury and for including my Connemara marble ornament. You are a star!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fairy Invasion

***News Flash*** The fairies have fluttered in in force to my Etsy shop!
Blue Fairy Butterfly Charm. Christmas Ornament, Rear View Mirror Charm, Purse Charm OR Pendant
The blue fairy (chalcedony stone)
These little ladies will look great on your Christmas tree but come January you can use them as a rear view mirror charm, zip pull or purse charm. You can also choose to receive the small fairies as a pendant with a bail instead. They are just the right size for a necklace.
Butterfly Fairy Charm. Carnelian Rear View Mirror Charm, Zip Pull, Ornament, Purse Charm
carnelian fairy

This dainty little butterfly fairy is made with carnelian stone. Available as a pendant or ornament/charm.

Blue Fairy Butterfly Angel. Christmas Ornament, Rear View Mirror Charm, Purse Charm OR Pendant
Blue fairy with agate stone base.

This pale blue butterfly fairy (or angel) with clear agate stone base and baby blue glass will pick up the lights of your Christmas tree beautifully. She'd make a pretty miniature sun catcher come summer. Or how about that something blue, attached to the wedding bouquet, for example?
Seaglass Fairy Suncatcher, Christmas Ornament, Rear View Mirror Charm or Pendant   Irish Angel. Sea Glass Fairy Suncatcher, Christmas Ornament or Rear View Mirror Charm
And for something a bit more unusual, my sea glass fairies make good conversation pieces for the tree or hung in the window.  They would delight a little girl if purchased as a decoration or sun catcher for her room. (please keep out of reach of small children. They are not toys.) The two with wire wrapped skirts are larger than the dainty beaded fairies and not really suitable for pendants, but the one with the stacked sea glass skirt is just the right size for an adult or older child. Please ask in advance of purchase if you would like them modified.

For more fairies, angels and Connemara marble ornaments, click HERE

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I'm Dreaming of a Wire Christmas

Irish Ornament. Sea Glass Christmas Decoration. White & Red
Irish sea glass ornament

As like last year, the Christmas ornaments are flying out of my shop since the beginning of November..but it makes sense as most of them have to travel across the ocean to USA and Canada and maybe as far as Australia and Japan again. Last shipping dates for overseas is 6th December! That is only a couple of weeks away.

It's so cool to think something I wrapped up in wire with my own hands will be gracing Christmas trees in various parts of the world. I hope they bring a little Irish luck and a lot of joy, especially when given to or purchased by an ex-pat Paddy far away from home. (I'm allowed use the P word, I'm 100% Paddy Irish! Thems there the rules, so they are!)

Connemara Marble Tree Decoration. Mini Tree & Star.  Celtic, Irish Ornament          Celtic Connemara Marble Ornament. Irish Mini Tree with Spiral
I have only  2 mini Connemara marble trees left!!  OK I also have one, as yet unwrapped, stone waiting to be decorated. I always save one until last lest a customer wants the wire wrapping to be personalised. But I wont be holding back much longer. It has to get into my shop soon or it wont get out of it on time for last shipping (oh, did I mention it was 6th December for overseas?)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Crafty Sisters

macrame lampshade made by my mum
I come from a family of artistic, crafty women and grew up with home made, handmade, home baked and hand sewn. My Mum has a humungous range of crafts under her belt from wood work to sugar icing art. Now in her 70s she attends painting classes. 

My own crafty abilities go as far as jewellery making/wire art and a spot of embroidery but between my 3 talented sisters they could nest up a home full of handmade goodies and artwork and also design and make your entire wardrobe of clothes (bar the shoes.) 

Two of my sisters were sharing their latest achievements on Facebook so I asked if I could show them off here. Neither of them sell their work (though they could!) and are too shy to let me post their names but this is what they have been up to this week:
crochet fingerless gloves by sibling #3 of 4
re-upholstered chair cushion by sibling #1 of 4
And here is some of what sibling #2 of 4 (that would be me) has been up to:
beaded angel
sea glass fairy ornament
wire wrapped tree
I'd love to hear if you come from a crafty family too? Please do tell by commenting below.

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