Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Search Engine Optimization for Handmade Jewelry Websites

This article has lots of good info for those who are trying to figure out search engine optimization!

Search Engine Optimization for Handmade Jewelry Websites

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I'm hoping to make it more exciting soon, but I'm stuck on what exactly to do. If you have any ideas, feel free to leave me a comment! Also, check out my website and tell all of your family and friends!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Advertise with me!

I totally believe that if 2 sites exchange the same size link, that advertising is fair for both parties. Therefore, if you would like to exchange a link with me, email me at info@creative-minds.biz.

This also goes for my website. However, if you don't have a website, I am still happy to advertise for you, but it will cost you just a few dollars. Directions are on my website.

It's WInter

No more pitty party! It's winter and I have December specials on my website!!

Also, I love custom orders, just fill out this form

Monday, December 7, 2009

Massive Giveaway!






Saturday, December 5, 2009

Need some encouragement

I just did a craft show and did more getting my name out there than sales. Obviously I am hoping that sales will start coming in, but I am feeling a bit down, so I am hopping for some encouragement!

Check out my website!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Black Friday Sale!

Ok...I know that I've been slacking on my blog which is one of the reasons why I took so long to create one, but I'm trying my best. My craft show went ok...didn't break even, but a great learning experience!

This weekend, Friday, November 27, 2009 through Monday, November 30, 2009, I will be having a 20% off your entire order. Just put "BLKFRI" in the message to sender box during checkout and I will send you an adjusted PayPal invoice :)

Check out all of the new stuff in my Etsy shop too :)

Friday, November 13, 2009


Is my first craft show and I'm trying not to freak out!!!

Anyone who has done craft shows before and have any advice, feel free to send suggestions my way!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Check it out!

A fellow Etsy member has done a write up on me on her blog:


Sunday, November 8, 2009


I know that the world revolved around technology, but my goodness...I feel like I can't do anything with my computer back to the way it was and my printer working... like my brain can't work if my computer doesn't....it's crazy!!

Trying to stay calm

Ok, so I am currently having some computer issues and am unable to do pictures right now, so I am not listing anything new. However, I am making lots of new things and my shop is very much still open. I have a craft show a week from yesterday and my new computer won't let me print to my printer, so this is proving to be very challenging to get ready for the craft show. Can't do anything about these problems until tomorrow, so I guess it's time to keep creating!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

BOGO weekend!!

10/30-11/1 Buy One, Get One Free deals

The holidays will be here before we know it, so get stocked up on your holiday cards before time runs out!

October 30-November 1, 2009: BOGO! Buy 1, get 1 free (of equal or lesser value)! Put "weekend deals" in the notes to seller box during checkout! I will either refund you via paypal or send you a revised invoice!

Monday, October 26, 2009

First Craft Show

I found out Saturday that I am going to be doing my first craft show in 3 weeks and I'm going a bit crazy. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I have read several posts in the forum on Etsy so I know what I need to do, it's just a matter of getting it all done before Nov. 14. The good part is that it is a small craft fair, at one of the local elementary schools, but still, I want to make sure I am prepared!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


These are just some of the earrings that I have; these are my favorite!

Welcome to my blog!

I live in VT and have been making jewelry for 5 years, and have been adding other crafts over the last few years. I enjoy crafts so much that I have decided to make a business out of it. I came up with my business name Creative Minds, while making working on one of my many creations. I also greatly enjoy kids and babysit frequently. I hope to one day be able to open a craft store, both selling a wide range of supplies and a place for kids to do crafts, and kids craft classes.

I will be posting some of my creations on here, but you can see all of them and purchase them at creativeminds2009.etsy.com.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, custom orders, etc!

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