Monday, 27 February 2012

BESTeam Feature Blog - for February 26, 2012 promo

The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to offer support
and promotion of one another's Etsy shops primarily through our
personal Blogs, and also through our Twitter Accounts and Facebook Fanpages.
Commitment to this common goal is what makes our team the BEST! 

Patty’s Dream Designs
is the first Etsy Shop I'd like to feature today.

Patty, who became a BESTeam member the same day as I did earlier this year, is a jewellery designer/producer par excellence, with a work-rate that leaves me totally breathless.  Every time I go on to check what my selected bloggers have posted about, Patty is usually there - with at least half-a dozen new products to boast about.  Heaven knows from where she gets her energy:  wish I could borrow some of it!

The particular item I’ve selected to feature this time around is a Peridot Swarovski Crystal Necklace with matching ear rings.  I’m a great fan of Peridot as a gemstone:  I’ve been lucky enough to inherit two sets of Victorian jewellery of which I’m very fond.  Patty’s modern version has therefore attracted my attention for that reason.  It stacks up jolly well against it’s older counter-parts, I might add.

Patty's contact details are Blog:;

Peridot Swarovski Crystal Necklace

It’s great to hear about a younger person’s dedication to dress-making and ambitions to become a full-time seamstress. Stitch Princess, the Etsy shop owned and operated by Faith Snowden is the next BESTeam member I want to feature in this post.  Her dresses are all wearable - whether bridal creations, evening gowns or just lovely daytime wear.  My choice from her current offerings in her Etsy shop is one of her versions of a reversible Flowery skirt.  My particular favourite  is the red, white and blue (so very patriotic for an English person in this year of our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations!) panelled version.  It actually takes me back to my young days (in the 1950’s !) when dirndl skirts were all the rage,  and skirts were meant to swirl, while dressing them up (or down, as the case might be) or just be comfortable .

Flowery Skirt OneSizeFitsMost Reversible Skirt

Faith has a really great selection of other dresses and skirts, so why not check out her shop at  You won't feel you've wasted your time!

Danielle Saletzki is a clever person who manages to operate two Etsy Shops at the same time and she's my third selected feature for this post.  One Shop specialises in retro/nostalgic photography, while the other - a recently started venture is known as ChickyDs - and  indulges her love of ribbons and fabric head adornments (Bow, Flowerclips, headbands, as well as branching out into pillows.  One of these pillows particularly attracted me - Owls in Trees, made with a corduroy fabric picturing multi-coloured owls in trees.  Since I’m considering going into the owl business myself shortly, this piece is particularly appealing.

Owls in Trees 18" Corduroy Pillow

So these are the three  shops I've selected for this BESTeam feature blog.  If there are any of you with an Etsy Shop looking to boost your visitors, why not check out the BESTeam Forum and maybe join the team.  If they allow me in, they'll be more than happy to have you become a member too.  They're a wonderful group of people and all most encouraging and helpful too.

As part of my BESTeam commitment, throughout the coming months (provided they accept me as a full time member) I hope to  be posting short features of each of the fabulous shops and talented craftspersons representing the team.  What is BESTeam?  It's The Boosting Etsy Shops Team and our goal is to give support to each other and to help promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging, Facebook and other social networks.  If you are an Etsy shopowner and are interested in learning more about BESTeam, please visit the team page on Etsy or have a look at the BESTeam blog.