How to Register and Buy at Etsy

How to Register at Etsy (Care of verao.etsy.com)

Welcome to the wonderful world of Etsy! Just in case you haven’t noticed by now, etsy.com is the site where I sell all of my jewelry. It’s an online marketplace where everything handmade is bought and sold. If you click here: www.nicoleleeartistry.etsy.com, you will be taken directly to my etsy store,

Now, to be able to buy my goodies, it’s best to be a member of etsy.com. Don’t worry- it’s easy. This is all you do.

STEP 1: Open a new window on your browser (just so that you can keep on reading these steps).
STEP 2: Key in www.etsy.com.
STEP 3: On the upper right hand corner of the page, click on REGISTER.
STEP 4: Creating your Etsy account begins. All you need to do is key in your username, password, and email address. They also ask how you got to learn about Etsy, and who referred you to the site, but they’re just optional questions. At the bottom of the page, there is a box you need to tick, which is actually the agreement of Etsy’s 3 Golden Resolutions (very basic so I don’t need to write it here again). Just tick the box then click on SUBMIT.
STEP 5: You will then get a page that will tell you to check your email account for the confirmation email.
STEP 6: Open your email and read Etsy’s confirmation email. There will be a confirmation code in it. All you need to do is to reply to this email, no need to type in anything else, then send. You will receive another email after this.
STEP 7: Check your inbox again and you will find the email that your Etsy account is successfully confirmed.
STEP 8: Now you can go back to my blog and click on any of my jewelry! You will be asked to log in, then you can finally shop!

The best part of this registration is that you can start buying other handmade goodies from all over the world! Like these wonderful bikinis from Singapore,

Malia Flamingo Bikini Top Malia Flamingo Bikini Bottom The Josefina - Licorice Crochet Bikini  Malia Aqua Bikini Bottom Malia Aqua Bikini Top

and these fantastic paper crafts by Invitations by Design 

50 Mommy Cards Blossom and White Flat Thank You Cards 5x5 Flat wedding invitation Birth Announcement Blossom and Chartreuse Flat Note Cards

You can even start selling your own handmade stuff! Start clicking!

Sale TOMORROW at Nordea’s Soaperie!

Sale nordeasoperie

She has awesome soaps AND more!!  Her crafts make great gifts, a great accent to your own bathroom, and are just BEAUTIFUL as art, if you don’t even want to use it!  She has body butter and lip balm too…Check her shop out!!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5345884§ion_id=5311056

MY NEW FAVORITE ARTIST…

     I recently stumbled upon this amazing artist and I can’t stop feeling filled with excitement about her bright future!  She doesn’t even know I’ve decided to feature her, so I hope she doesn’t mind!

Introducing
Blaze Danielle

BLAZE DANIELLE

     Blaze Danielle is her REAL name.  She is a 20 year old college student from Seattle, Washington.  She does watercolor paintings, drawings and ink drawings that are both watercolored and digitally colored.  I really and truly believe she is going to be a renowned artist in print!  To me, her art reminds me of A.A. Milne, Arnold Lobel, or Beatrix Potter.  Her prints are imaginative, charming, comforting and reminiscent of childhood days gone by (for me anyway).  I can’t get enough of them and I have already decided that, should God ever bless me with children, my nursery will be decorated with Blaze Danielle’s artwork!  If not, my future studio will certainly be!  Here she is…

Blaze Danielle

In her own words…

Blaze Danielle finds herself being inspired often and twirling much.

She is a Tree Climber, Dress Wearer, Tea Drinker, Berry Picker, Story Teller, Flower Presser, Picture Taker, Porch Swinger, Seed Planter, Puddle Jumper, and Art Maker. She loves windowsills, swimming holes, and old maps.

You will most always find her picnicking on a grassy knoll.

ARTWORK

Miss Betsy Paige
BlazeDanielle 1

Coffee Drinker
Coffee Drinker

Pink Morning
Pink Morning

Green Noon
Green Noon

Purple Night
Purple Night

Cozy Trio
Cozy Trio

Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher

As you can see…a very bright future ahead!

She has an etsy store and a blog.  Please visit and support handmade!
Here’s Blaze Danille’s Etsy store: Blazedanielle.etsy.com 
Here’s her blog site – a real charming and fun read:  blazedanielle.wordpress.com

I also featured her in the Treasury on Etsy that I was lucky enough to get last night:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=31812

WHAT HAPPENED???

While sitting at my computer, I see something and it immediately takes my breath away!  I squeal with excitement, start dancing around the room and squealing some more.  At this point, I’ve got the dogs excited and they have NO idea why I’m acting this way.  BUT, they are excited with me!  We are all jumping around, I’m squealing with joy and galloping through the house with high steps, (looking like the Music Man from Gary Indiana!) light footed and my arms in the air!  I can’t contain my joy!  Why, you ask?  Why am I am SO excited right now that I cannot contain myself?  Well…

for the first time…

 EVER…

 I…

 AM IN A TREASURY!!!!!

I hug my husband in my excitement.  We are laughing.  He tells me he’s happy, “congratulations and good job hun!” (as his eyes search for the sky because I’m just such a goober) and we laugh some more as I hug him like an idiot.  I am a total goofball!  (Thank heavens for my husband still loving me despite my being a totally rediculous moron at times!  I love him SO MUCH!) 

It may not be the BEST treasury in the world, by a critic’s standards, but I AM IN A TREASURY!!!!  My jewelry could be seen by LOTS of people around the world!  That is HUGE!  

I call my parents and my father answers.  God bless him, I make up for what he lacks in enthusiasm…he is not sure what a “treasury” is but he can tell I’m ecstatic and he says, “Well, that’s good!”  in a calm, but cheerful voice.  I am so excited!  He just isn’t sharing my level of enthusiasm and so I giggle and ask if my mother is home so I can tell her.  As he proceeds to pass the phone to my mom, he is trying to prepare her for my squeals and tries to explain that I’m in a “treasury” and that it’s something really good because my jewelry is on the front page and can be seen by people around the world. 

My mom gets on the phone and is certainly more excited.  She is very, VERY happy for me and I can tell she is smiling by the tone of her voice.  She is excited about the future and what it could hold for me.  I tell her that I will send her a link so she can view it.  I am grateful for my loving parents and that I have them to share life’s precious moments with.  Yet, I am still so much more excited than anyone else, because they just don’t know what it means to me.  Jeesh!  I just want SOMEONE to jump up and down with me!

I get off the phone and I look down.  THERE…in the darkness of the room I’ve run into that has no lights on… is our bulldog, Bam.  He is sitting quietly beside me, waiting for me to acknowledge that HE is there to SHARE my JOY!  Hahaha.  So, I put down the phone and I tell him I’m in a treasury with GREAT, high pitched excitement in my voice!  He leaps up and is jumping with me, with the biggest smile that could ever be on a bulldog’s face.  :O)  Thank God above for DOGS!  They are there whenever you need them, for whatever you need, ready and waiting to give you whatever you want from them.  

I then call my friend Jenn – FINALLY, a human who nearly shares my joy!  She probably would have, were it not for the fact that she was with her family – dining out for dinner.  Yay!  Yippee!!!  I feel like I am the happiest person in the world at THIS very moment.  :O)

So, all that said…It is a good night.  No.  It’s a great night!  No.  It is a more than great night!  I’m in a treasury…for the VERY FIRST TIME!  And, hopefully not the last!

I took a screen shot to keep it for posterity, but have also provided the link, for as long as it will last (which is until Wednesday, March 5th.)

Here is the URL:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=3088

and

Here is what it looks like:
Top of treasury
TreasuryMiddle with ME!
Treasury comments

Hahaha!  Yippeee!!!   On top of that…I was about to log off of Etsy and OH MY GOSH!  I got a treasury too!!!  I AM HAVING SUPER LUCK TONIGHT!

HERE’S THE LINK: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=31812