Thursday, February 9, 2012

DaWanda Gift Vouchers!

Did you hear... DaWanda have launched a new way to give gifts to that Special Someone, DaWanda Vouchers!

DaWanda Vouchers come in 3 sizes: 25€, 50€ and 100€.

These vouchers are bought (by Paypal) and issued directly from DaWanda and are for use in any DaWanda shop.

As soon as the payment for the Voucher is made by the Buyer DaWanda dispatches the Voucher by email. Each Voucher contains an individual code, which must be entered at DaWanda to redeem the Voucher as payment for an order (in the checkout page). If only a partial sum of the Voucher is used in one order, the remainder of the Voucher is still valid for future purchases. How wonderful is that!

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And if you fancy going shopping visit DaWanda at;

Written by Sara of

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Introducing... Le Bar du Vent!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Le Bar du Vent
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? 16th June 2007
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? Yes
5. What Category are you under? Boutique
6. What do you sell? Jewellery, mostly but not exclusively
7. Describe 2 of your current products.

a. Well, there is my "Margarita" Rings: in the shape of a daisy (marguerite in French), all freshwater pearls (margarita in Latin).
b. And also this woven Art Nouveau choker, off-loom woven - hours of needlework.

8. Tell me a bit about you...

I have always crafted in some way or another, for me and for others, and now I am giving a shot at actually selling some of it. As I already have a full-time job, I now live a double life. Which is why I am so grateful for the opportunity to set up a shop on DaWanda. - So I can concentrate on the more creative aspects of keeping up my "shop".

9. Do you have a website, or blog?

Get Tagged!

As a fan of all things dotty- polka dots, the colorblindness test at the eye doctors, I knew I had to feature these adorable tags. They would look grat on your dawanda purchases this holiday season! These Christmas tags are not only great looking but are a great deal at only 4 EUR for a set of 12. Made by the ever talented Jellybeans to surely help you give your presents that extra special touch!

Written by Andreanna of

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Introducing... Lilycobweb!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Lilycobweb
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? I opened my shop back in May, 2007 when I first became aware of DaWanda, but it's taken me until this month to actually put some items in my shop. Now that I have, I wish I'd done it before!
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? Not in the Shop Directory yet, but working on it.
5. What Category are you under? n/a
6. What do you sell? I make and sell bags, purses, jewellery (pendants, beaded cuffs), lavender sachets and tiny lavender purses (not listed yet),beaded embellishments such as leaves and flowers.
7. Describe 2 of your current products.

Fat Flower Purse: Of all the things I've ever made, this is my favourite. A small 'going out' purse in fuschia and purple cotton and silk thread, it features a big flower on front which is actually a corsage pin that you can detach and wear separately. It hides a V-shaped flap that conceals a small magnetic clasp to keep your treasures safe. It's both sweet and very functional. I made and sold some in various colours at craft fairs.

Blue Rose Spiral Bag: This circular pale blue and white bag is soft and a bit girly, but very strong and secure. It features a huge white rose with an indigo bead at the centre. The rose is trimmed in the finest blue thread. The circular handles are covered in the same blue yarn as the body.

8. Tell me a bit about you... I'm Rena and I live in south County Down, Northern Ireland. I've always loved to make things, but recently have returned to my first craft love, crochet. I learned to crochet at the age of 8 from a very old and skilled neighbour of ours who kept alive the Irish crochet tradition long after it ceased to be popular. Long since passed away, my neighbour bequeathed me the best gift. I love crochet's flexibility, and the more I investigate it, the more I find it can do.

I gave up teaching to follow my creative inklings a few years ago, and I'm very glad I did. I love designing with thread, yarn, beads and wire. It gives me genuine pleasure when people like my work enough to buy it. My family take up lots of my time, and the rest belongs to Lilycobweb.

9. Do you have a website, or blog? I don't have a website (yet!), nor a blog! Where would I find the time? Give up watching EastEnders? Seriously?

You can see some more of my work on the designstolove gallery site above.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Blog Carnivals!

The DaWanda Shop Directory will now be hosting monthly blog carnivals about differing topics that matter to DaWanda Buyers and Sellers. Each issue will be release on or around the 17th of each month, so keep your eyes out for more news on the first issue - December the 17th!

What is a Blog Carnival?

A blog carnival is a way of showing a group of bloggers’ articles that were written on a given theme.

How to submit an article;

To fill in the form;

  • Copy and paste your article’s URL (not the address of your whole blog) into the permalink section.
  • Wait for the page to refresh
  • It should now show the article’s title
  • Add your name and your email address and if required your blog home page url.
  • Add under ‘remarks’ a brief description of your article, for example… ‘I have written about my favourite items this Christmas on DaWanda’.
  • Press submit.
  • You should get by email a receipt for your entry.

All participants are welcome and articles can have a personal or a business edge. All I ask is that somewhere on your blog there is a link to your DaWanda shop, or that your blog shows you shop on DaWanda, so that I can verify your status before accepting your article.