Saturday, November 12, 2011

DaWanda Sellers Blog Group – how to join and where to find members.

Where to find them…

They can be found at Select category 'shopping' and then subcategory 'crafts' - This is where we are listed.

The owner of the ring is Sara's Texture Crafts and you can find monthly updates at Crafts of Texture

How do I visit all of the blogs from other members?

On the right hand panel of this blog there is a box with I love DaWanda. Here you will see the words next, previous, random and list. By pressing any of these you will be taken directly to another members blog site.

How do I join?

Membership is free to all participants, but you must be a DaWanda Seller, whose blog links to their DaWanda shop. It would also be great if you could help to spread the word about DaWanda occasionally.

You must also display the group ring symbol on your blog before you can be accepted. The HTML code to place on your blog is on the completed application form – don’t forget to copy it and add it to your site before you exit your sent application.

Here is where to apply - Application Form

Once a member is approved, they will also have an item added from their shop to the DaWanda Sellers Blog Group pinboard at DaWanda Sellers Blog Group Pinboard

I have joined – What happens now?

Apart from enjoying a little extra blog exposure you can read updates at Group News & Updates these include features, ideas for promotion and group news.

DaWanda Shopping Community - Membership Requirements.

With new members arriving almost daily in some cases, it does take time to sift through applications and make sure we are accepting credible members to the community. So to try to make this process easier, safer and quicker I have introduced some new requirements for applications.

You can find them here at Membership Applications

Friday, November 11, 2011

Come and join the DaWanda Shopping Community on Ning!

DaWanda Shopping Community

It's free to join and is easy to use... Come in, pull up a chair and meet fellow sellers and buyers from DaWanda on this new social networking site.

What can I find there?

Each person gets their very own page when they join, which they can customise once their membership has been approved. Here's mine to show you what they could look like You can add a little bit a bit you and what you do on DaWanda, or if you are a buyer, maybe you could put what you like about DaWanda?? You can also use this page to add blog posts about your latest crafts, purchases or products and to connect with other members as friends and leave them messages.

There is a groups page, where you can interact with other members and discuss topics of a relevant nature and there is a forums page where you can catch up with anyone who is on-line or pops in to say 'Hi'.

Do pop over and check it out... would be lovely to meet you all.

Sara x

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Special Thank You!

A special 'Thank you' goes to ContasCoeln aka ContasKoeln for translating the DaWanda Promo Bag thread into German for me and for helping to bring the communities of DaWanda together.

July Blog Carnival – Crafting on Holiday

This month’s carnival is entitled ‘Crafting on Holiday’, so I am looking for entries inspired by this theme. Entries could include;

Holiday additions to your shop
Your favourite finds this month on DaWanda
Up and coming Craft Fairs this month
Your personal craft work this month
Your favourite holiday purchase
Your crafting on holiday check list
Your crafting on holiday tips
Crafts you take on holiday
Crafts you have seen on holiday
Summer Craft Courses you have been on

Of course there are many more possibilities… so I will leave it up to your imagination!

So how do you enter your article? Well it’s simple… post your article on your blog and follow the instructions here Remember your entry doesn’t have to be the longest article and photos always help!

The deadline for your entry is 15th July 2007. All accepted entries will be published on or around the 17th of July.

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Topics to Write About...

Our recent poll just finished and so I can announce some new topics for Sellers to write about.

They are;
  • A day in the life of a DaWanda Seller
  • DaWanda Sellers at Craft Fairs
  • My First DaWanda Sale

Please visit this link 'Want to be a Guest Writer?'to find out how to enter your article.

Introducing... Moonstone-Creations!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Moonstone-Creations
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? 27 03 2007
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? yes
5. What Category are you under? jewelry
6. What do you sell? jewelry, supplies , paper crafts , cards
7. Describe 2 of your current products.

I have some very simple yet effective earrings made from precious stone chips. They are very casual but add a touch of color to any outfit. All metal parts used are nickel-free.

I have a friendship card that is made with alcohol ink on acrylic sheet, every card is different as the ink never makes the same pattern twice.

8. Tell me a bit about you... My name is Linda and I live in Belgium.

I've been creating all sorts of things for as long as I can remember but lately it seems to beads that rule!

I sell my jewelry under the name Moonstone.Creations at a local store.

I also teach basic techniques in workshops and organize creative birthday parties for children.

I'd love to hear from you, tips for items to sell are welcome! Just gives me an excuse to make some more !!! :)

I'm married and have a Thirteen year old son, a dog , two cats. I lived in California for a while and have travelled throughout Europe.

I love different cultures and wish we all would ....there is so much out there to see, so many people to meet and wonderful things to experience!

9. Do you have a website, or blog?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Spring into Spring Contest

Glamasaurus is having a competition! Let's find out how to enter...

'Kiss the Frog' always has these lovely giveaways in her blog so for all my faithful or even not so faithful readers I am going to have a contest. All you have to do is comment on my blog entry at I will either use a random number generator or if the lovely miss Isabella does not try and eat the paper I may let her pick numbers from a plastic noahs ark (yes we are low on hats around here):D.

Your prize will be a necklace from my new collection-

So comment away! (remember to fill in your email address so I can contact you)

In two weeks I will pick a winner!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Introducing... Artemissne!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Artemissne art jewelry
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? In the first week of March 2008
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? Not yet, but I'm in the Shopping Community by Sara's invitation!
5. What Category are you under? Jewellery (artists)/forging or /pearls, beads & precious stones. There isn't a separate section for glass jewelry (yet).
6. What do you sell? Jewelry made from my own glass beads, combined with silver and (semi-)precious stones.
7. Describe 2 of your current products.
my stormy silver ring: I made this glass cabuchon which I mounted on a snake-like silver ring from purple, ivory and black glass, and melted fine silver in it. The result is dramatically organic, a vortex: if you look at it for too long you might get sucked in! I wonder if it has any stormy powers. Now that could come in handy sometime...

And a series I'm really happy about is the talisman/talisvrouw (transl. -"woman"): faintly evoking primitive cultures with spiral designs on the focal glass beads on a silver chain of tiny Balinese or stamped Thai Hill Tribe silver beads and semi-precious stone beads. The beads reminded me of dryads, tree spirits and protectors, so I decided to donate a percentage (10%) of every sold necklace to an environmental organization, Natuurpunt (they work locally here in Flanders).

8. Tell me a bit about you... Since I've been a bit overly talkative above I'll keep it short: I'm Kristien and I'm owned by two felines and a hedgehog, in a little cottage near Ghent, Belgium. Chronic fatigue syndrome makes my life "interesting" but it's not the end of the world. After all, who doesn't like napping? :-)

9. Do you have a website, or blog? Both. But I guess my homepage is the best start: