Wednesday, March 12, 2008

several blogs in one

a lot of things have been on my mind today.

thing 1. belfastbeachjewelry

my good etsy friend lara, owner of belfastbeachjewelry, deserves some attention! when i met her, i told her about my upcoming wedding, and she worked with me to create this gorgeous tiara:

this is the perfect headpiece for me; it matches the style of my dress, it incorporates my wedding colours, and it looks fabulous!

but the main reason i brag about lara today is because she's having a great sale right now! lara doesn't just make tiaras: necklaces, earrings, barrettes, and bracelets adorn her shop as well. right now, if you buy any necklace in her shop, you receive a FREE pair of goldtone cherry blossom earrings worth $10! her jewelry is as gorgeous as her tiaras. check it out :).

thing 2. eddie izzard

brandon and i are huge eddie izzard fans. actually, we love a lot of comedians (we saw jim gaffigan perform last year), but i would dare to say that mr. izzard is our favourite.

he's going to be performing 'stripped' at the paramount theatre in downtown austin june 6-8, and since we donate to the paramount, we got presale tickets for saturday, the 7th! we are extremely excited, as you might imagine. we got really good seats, too: almost right in the middle of the middle of the orchestra level :D.

i'll be sure to tell you how the izzard experience went, but unfortunately we'll all have to wait about 3 months to find out :p.

thing 3. my striped merchandise

how come my striped items aren't gettin' any lovins? i'm pretty disappointed in the number of views they've received (significantly less than most of my other items), and i don't think i'll be making any more pieces with that particular washi paper. for goodness sake, not even my 'two for the price of one and a half' is working with that paper! i'm in the process of cutting up my unused paper to be, hopefully, salvaged as 'destash' in my shop. maybe someone else will have more luck with it than i did!

thing 4. a poll

if you have a moment, please respond to the poll on the top right of this page. when i first opened my shop, i had a set of earrings (featuring japanese koi fish) for sale for $17. after a while, it sold. i then decided to only make earrings for my gift sets and not sell them separately. do you think that i should offer them separately as well as included in the gift sets? i would really appreciate some feedback! if you want to elaborate on your poll answer, feel free to leave a comment here.

well, that's what's been going through my mind lately! oh, and i added some new items to my shop in the last few days, including this cutie:

what do you think of her? :)

i hope everyone is having a wonderful wednesday!



Connie said...

i voted! i like the stripes!

melissa, aka maoiliosa said...

thanks, connie (tiny ;p)!

Tizzalicious said...

I love your stripey stuff! And the tiara!

melissa, aka maoiliosa said...

yay thanks tizz :)

KieutiePie said...

OOOH Grats on getting married!

My sister's planning her wedding too. If you ever feel like sharing stories and tips, you should. =D

melissa, aka maoiliosa said...

kieu, i will do that! congrats to your sister, too! :D