A few hours in Rockport

“A Few Hours in Rockport”

by Jennifer Tang of MaJenta Designs

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IMG_4774On a sunny autumn Friday, my fiancee and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and go on a mini-trip. Having only heard great things about the North Shore, we decided to go explore Rockport for a few hours.

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Its such a cute little town, similar to other New England coastal towns, with plenty of art boutiques to explore and peruse. I love checking out all the unique creations and the local scenery-inspired paintings too!

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Seasonal Items

keychain bottle opener - $6

Those who’ve seen my Etsy shop or my booths at craft shows will likely know that I have a crazy eclectic mix of designs for all my jewelry and housewares – I just love to offer my potential shoppers a large range of fun possibilities!

However, I have recently noticed that its also good to have seasonal items too, as often those surfing the net or shopping around will want to find something that may make the perfect accessory to their Fall wardrobe, or perhaps a great display to use for a holiday party, for examples.

portable purse hook - $20

Therefore, for the oncoming Autumn season, I tried to find paper patterns that were rich in Harvest colors – crimson reds, burnt oranges, golden yellows, etc. much like the colors of the gorgeous New England autumn foliage!

However, it is not only important to have items that are rich harvest colors..but it is also good to be mindful of each month’s birthstone colors too.  I learned this last month, as in August, I saw several of the Etsy.com homepages treasuries that said “shades of Peridot” which is August’s birthstone…and most items were NOT just jewelry using the actual birthstone, but various clothing, paintings, toys, etc. that were just that shade of green.  So for September, for example, it is important to keep in mind items that are shades of Sapphire blue too. They even have a Etsy Gift Guide devoted to “Shades of Sapphire

glass pendant necklace - $15

One Year, Many Features!

Colors of Fall Treasury - Featuring my Autumn Foliage Pendant - $22

Yesterday was my one year anniversary since I opened my shop MaJenta Designs.  Its hard to believe its been only 1 year though!  People are impressed that I have sold over 200 items, created wedding favors out of my chiyogami tins for atleast 5 weddings, as well as have many of my items sold in cute boutiques such as OAK Boston and Gallery Up in addition to other stores in Australia!

I also have been featured quite a lot in the last few days as well!  Here are some treasuries and blogs I’ve been lucky enough to be selected for!

Featuring my LIMITED EDITION Autumn Foliage Pendant - $22.00

Fish & Chips Treasury - Featuring my 6pc Magnets Set for $16.50

Blues Treasury - Vintage Chic Round Glass Pendant Featured - $15

Blues Treasury - Vintage Chic Round Glass Pendant Featured - $15

“Autumn Pavilion in Korea” Notecard

LOCATION: This photograph was taken at a pavilion in the middle of Naejangsan, a mountainside town in South Korea known for its beautiful autumn foliage. I turned this photo into a notecard, which was just featured in an Etsy Treasury for some of the Etsygreeting members.

SOLD AT: This card can be purchased in my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7608232

Dont forget to check out the rest of my Etsy shop as I sell a variety of goodies in addition to photography, including jewelry, accessories, and supplies. http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

My First Notecards Sale!

My Etsy shop is quite the eclectic mix of things for sale, from jewelry to household items to photographic prints to notecards. I havent had any success in selling my photo notecards, that is until yesterday! One lucky buyer swooped up 3 of my notecards yesterday! I was so happy!

These photographs all have some great stories behind them. The first 2 photos are taken in South Korea, where I got a Fulbright Grant to teach English and be a cultural ambassador for a year. The first photo is of a Buddhist temple in Gwangju, South Korea during autumn. I just love the vibrant colors of the building against the brightly colored leaves too. The second is of Naijangsan in South Korea, an area famous for people to flock to during Autumn to check out the Japanese maples. And finally, the last one is Springtime at my Alma Mater, Mount Holyoke College. A restful spot for someone to recline and nap out on the green or bring their books out to study.

OPINIONS: I wonder if its worth it to try to relist these items or not, if you’re reading this, please let me know!

SALE: Also, today is the LAST DAY of my 20% off sale! so please check out the rest of my Etsy for more items! http://majentadesigns.etsy.com

May Peace Prevail on Earth

My “May Peace Prevail on Earth” photographic notecard was listed in another treasury, I love these New England sale promotions!

AND this photo is part of a greeting card set I have that was also featured in the EtsyGreetings blog! Check it out there too! Each day there is always a new card featured, I love all the different designs and styles there are! The

PHOTO’s STORY: This photograph was taken in Gwangju, South Korea, where it says “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in many languages, including English and Korean. This sign was posted near their “Democracy Memorial” where it recognizes the tragedy that happened on 5.18 known as the Gwangju Uprising, which is similar to the Tienanmen Square Massacre in China, where people protested what was going on the government, and here they rallied for democracy.

For the greeting card set that was featured in the etsygreeting has other pictures of the sign post I found around the world!:

1. KOREAN: Gwangju, South Korea – near their 5.18 Democracy Memorial, in honor of the uprising to restore democracy from military rule(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Massacre)
2. KHMER: Siem reap, Cambodia – within Ankor Wat – the world’s largest single religious monument. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankor_Wat)
3. JAPANESE: Kyoto, Japan
4. RUSSIAN: Connecticut, USA – on “chapel island” at a YMCA camp – a location where morning devotions are held
5. HEBREW: Connecticut, USA – the bridge leading towards the “chapel island”

SALE: I am having a storewide 20% off sale, plus if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment), there is FREE SHIPPING as well! Please browse my site for other items as well, as I have a wide selection of jewelry and accessories and other photographs too! Click the links here, or check me out at http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

This is part of the New England Street Team NEST) New Years Sales, so check out this list of other great promotions and shops too!

My New Jewelry Shop!

Hello there! I recently started my own online shop at http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com . I have quite the eclectic mix of items in my shop! I have classy as well as fun jewelry, accessories, notecards, and 8×10 photographic prints. I’m always adding new and different items, so check back weekly!

If you are new to Etsy, its very simple, its almost like Ebay but without the bidding, and this site consists of all kinds of items that are handmade – from jewelry to soaps to furniture to anything you can think of! All you have to do is sign up with a login username and password. Then when you want to buy an item, just click “add to cart” then “check out”.

I take many forms of payment as well:

+Paypal,
+Credit Card (you must use paypal to do this, but dont need an acct at paypal to do this)
+Personal Check (it will tell you where to mail the check)
+Google Checkout (you must check “other” and I will use google checkout to send you your invoice to your email box, and you can pay the bill that way).

Please check out my Etsy profile for more details, but if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me! Thanks again for checking out my shop!

 
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