BLOG A DAY GIVEAWAY!

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Koi Pendant - $15

Koi Pendant - $15

Win a chance to get your very own adorably cute and fun Japanese Koi fish Pendant Necklace from Majenta Designs or 30 other amazing handcrafted items from other talented artists! See below for pictures of the items for GIVEAWAY as well as the DETAILS on how to play!

 

 

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The Blog A Day Giveaway!

We’re hosting a giveaway this month and is a massive one! We’ve got 30 amazing prizes to giveaway. So let’s get started shall we?

TO ENTER:
This is a little different than our usual giveaways but I thought it would be fun since most of us will be shopping for holiday gifts anyways. I love to blog and if you do too this giveaway is perfect for you! Browse through our wonderful list of giveaway contributors and find shops or items on the list that you like and write about them on YOUR blog, Myspace, Ning site or any other type of post that you can link to. Then, come back and leave us a comment with your contact info (email address) and a link to the blog post and tell us who you blogged about. I will post up reminders daily so you don’t forget! BUT, if you are busy or you miss a day or two you can blog about up to 2 shops per day.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
♥ If you blog about more than 1 shop per day you will have to post up seperate comments for each individual shop you blogged about for it to count. For example if you posted about 2 shops the first comment would say “I blogged about shop1 – http://shop1.etsy.com/” and the second comment would say I blogged about shop2 – http://shop2.etsy.com/
♥ Enter once for each shop! That’s up to 30 times! 30 chances to win!
♥ Interenational residents can enter too!
♥ Contest starts Oct 31st and ends December 4th at 11:59pm (EST)
♥ Winners will be drawn using a random number generator and a winners list will be posted on Dec 8th. Be sure to check back to claim your prize.

BLOGGING IDEAS:
Here are some fun topics and ideas for you to blog about!

♥ Blog about your favorite item from a shop along with a photo and link to the shop
♥ Pick something that reminds you of a story from your life and tell us about it
♥ Post about who you would buy a gift for from a shop
♥ Pretend to be a critic and review a shop
♥ Create a questionaire for a shop owner to fill out
♥ Choose 4 items from the shop that you think work together as a group (by colour, pattern etc.) ♥ Post about your wishlist from one of the shop
♥ Tell us why you like the shop
♥ Pick an item from X shop as great gift idea for “Dad” or “Grandma” or one of those hard-to-buy-for-people
♥ get a shop owner to fill out a meme
♥ If you are a past customer of one of these shops tell us about your experience shopping with them

GIVEAWAY CONTRIBUTORS:

♥ Fruit Variety Candle Gift Set from Moodwax, $26
♥ 15 oz. palm/beeswax blend pillar scented in our Cinnamon Spice essential oil blend from BeSem Natural Scents, $20
♥ Ice Crystal Resin Necklace from PennyDogAccessories, $24
♥ Xmas Dancer Gift Set from kittyhawke, $95
♥ Snow Bunny washi covered notebook and a Japanese fabric badge set from Asking For Trouble, $21
♥ Fabric Shopping Bag and Earrings from avocadocreations, $28
♥ Desert Dreams Hairsticks from stringmealong, $15
♥ Rose Quartz and Leather Earrings from HeartofaCowgirl, $16.95
♥ Handbound Leather Journal (7×4, 300 pgs) from myhandboundbooks, $30
♥ STUD from museacdonline, $18.50
♥ Silver plated Marsa Ring ,Two Beaded beads and Polymer Clay Flower Pillow Bead from dicopebisuteria, $24
♥ Island Vibe burp cloth from SnugBugClothing, $22
♥ Red Hum Love – Original Scratchboard from TidbitsandBits, $25
♥ Pink and Green box from gmistudio, $15
♥ Limited Edition Cloud Print Wristlet from TheTinyFig, $28
♥ Evergreen Earrings from GenuineArticle, $35
♥ Your choice of any pewter pendant from 2monkees, $15
♥ For the Birds – Felted Birdhouse Ornament in Pinks & Browns from thatissocute, $15
♥ Black and White Floral Bangle from tooaquarius, $25
♥ Orbitals 3-strand Wire Crochet Bracelet ‘mod dots’ in purple from pomomamadesign, $25
♥ Marbled Earth Earrings from chendric, $18
♥ Sweet Tooth Gift Set from threeofwands, $26.75
♥ Loves Me, Loves Me Knot from xiztance, $40
Lucky Fishpond Necklace from majentadesigns, $15
♥ Hazy Raindrop Earrings from zahour, $35
♥ Shark Attack Dog Leash from Organidog, $15
♥ Sterling Silver Drip Necklace from BeadsInTheBelfry, $25
♥ A Little Black Box from littleblackboxes, $23
♥ Falling Leaves – Hand Spun Merino Wool from jilldrapermakesstuff, $20
♥ Custom Gift Set (Scrub, Butter, and Perfume) in White Gift Box with Ribbon from thegardenbath, $25

For an extra chance to win post an entry on your blog and invite your friends to join in on the blogging, then come back and post a link to the entry in the comments section.

Good luck to all and Happy Blogging!

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Chinese Blessings – Featured

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Chinese Blessings Necklace - $15

Another one of my Chinese hong bao (lucky money red envelopes used during the New Year) glass tile pendant necklace was featured in an Etsy Treasury today. These lucky Chinese blessings necklaces express “Good Fortune”, “Good Health”, “Longevity”, and “Peace”.  These pendants and other pendants can be purchased at my eboutique at www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

Lucky Koi Fish Ring – Featured

Adjustable Glass Bauble Chiyogami Koi Ring

$5 – Lucky Koi Fish Adjustable Ring

One of my latest creations, my adorable koi fish ring has been featured in a blog article at www.tryhandmade.com.  These rings are sure to put a smile on anybody’s face, they are adjustable so can fit all ages, and are only $5! Koi fish are not only cute, but symbolic of good luck and good fortune!  To order one for yourself, please check out my e-boutique at www.majentadesigns.etsy.com .  The exact link for the ring is: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12270344

The featured article can be found below or at the original website athttp://tryhandmade.com/lucky-kawaii-koi-fish-glass-ring/

 

LUCKY KAWAII KOI FISH GLASS RING

If I had this ring I’d end up giggling to myself every time I caught sight of it on my finger. I see my future and it involves me laughing maniacally at my desk while my co-workers sit and wonder. From Etsy seller MaJentaDesigns.

 

Wishing Well Pendant

$15.00 / free shipping

This elegant necklace is simple yet vibrant, perfect for matching any occasion or outfit – wear it with your favorite cocktail dress or with a casual shirt and jeans! This beautiful design is of a ripple in a pond against a backdrop of layers of blue and gold stripes and dustings of gold leaf accents. For some reason, this design reminds me of childhood times when you would flip a penny into a lake and made a wish.

This pendant was featured in an Etsy Treasury on all items participating in the YART SALE (i.e., Yard sale for Art)!  ALL my items are FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING so come check out that pendant and the rest of my e-boutique at www.majentadesigns.etsy.com !

New Item — Pop-up Invitation Cards

PLEASE VOTE:  I entered this invitation as part of the Etsy Wedding Challenge which is  sponsored by the Jetteam, EstyGreetings, and EstyFAST.  Please vote for my item (#5) at http://www.etsyfast.com/blog/?p=65

DESCRIPTION:  This accordion popup booklet makes a perfect invitation card or a wedding party favor! Simply untie the ribbon and it unfolds into a 6″x6″ display.  I used traditional Japanese handmade paper, picking this particular design not only to match the bride’s color scheme, but also the colors red and gold are auspicious colors of good luck and good fortune which are always used in Chinese wedding decorations. Cranes are also symbolic of peace, happiness, and longevity, as well as are often used in Asian weddings because it is said that cranes mate for life and are devoted to their partners in all seasons.

Super Bowl Sunday, Super Tuesday, Marti Gras, Ash Wednesday, Chinese New Year!

Wow, so many big events going on in just one week! The Super Bowl was a sad day indeed, I love the Patriots, and usually I root for the underdog, but man when you have an undefeated season, you just gotta win the Super Bowl to cap off that kind of accomplishment…but alas, it was a rough game to sit through, but especially the last 3 minutes were painfully nerve wrecking! We scored a TD in like last 2 mins, then they scored in under 1 min left…but then, alas, sadness….oh wells. They did have some fun commercials though:

As for the Primaries today…we’ll see how it goes, I hate talking about politics, so I”m going to avoid opening that can of worms, but it seems like it’s a tight race all around!

I dont normally give up anything for Lent, but it is interesting to think about what you must give up for a whole 40 days, kinda crazy! Maybe I should give up Facebook, its so addicting!

As for the best celebration out of all these, its by far Chinese New Year! I’m going down to NYC to visit my grandma, not sure if they’ll have any continued celebrations into the weekend, but here’s to hoping to weather wont be as rainy/snowy as its predicted to! it’ll be fun to see her again as I’m sure she loves having visitors, eating lots and lots of food, and also shop around Soho and what not. I’m also on the look out for some inspiration for my Etsy items as well! I’ve found some really cute hong baos (red envelopes)…man why werent they this cool when I was a kid??

I’ve also made some cute jewelry using some of the Chinese New Year cards my parents get too! Click on the picture to see the item in my Etsy Shop.

New Line of Chinese-Inspired Jewelry!

This weekend I started a new line of products that are all Chinese inspired jewelry, just in time before the Chinese / Lunar New Year! These beautiful and one-of-a-kind / unique pieces were all made using lucky Chinese “hong bao” (red envelope) These beautiful pendant is classic and vibrant, perfect for matching any occasion or outfit – wear it with your favorite cocktail dress or with a casual shirt and jeans!

*** Dont forget that ALL my items are 20% off until tomorrow January 15th, EST! So check out the rest of my shop too! http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com ***

CHINESE BLESSINGS NECKLACES: Each of these have a Chinese blessing, so wear it for good luck and good fortune! Your choice of pendant, each with its own unique Chinese blessing in black script against a red background. This pendant is made from a lucky Chinese “hong bao” (i.e., red envelope), which is used during the Chinese / Lunar New Year to spread good fortune and wishes for an auspicious new year!

***This item was featured in an Etsy Treasury of some of the top sellers in New England, check it out here! ***

CHOICES:
1. Longevity (i.e., long life)
2. Good Fortune
3. Good Health
4. Peace

LOTUS FLOWER NECKLACE: This piece is one-of-a-kind. This pendant is of a purple lotus flower on a green lily pad outlined with shimmery gold leaf. The design of the paper makes the images really 3D, in addition to the glass, it really gives the image great depth and dimension. This pendant is ONE OF A KIND, NOT TO BE DUPLICATED!

SYMBOLISM: Not only is this a beautiful design, but this paper is from a Chinese New Year greeting card, because of the symbolism of the lotus flower. There are many meanings for the lotus flower, one being the harmony and love between husband and wife, continuity of luck, wealth, promotions and children. The symbolism is also tied to just the struggle and beauty of life, as the lotus flower grows up from the mud into a object of great beauty, so is the desire that people also grow and change into something more beautiful. So the symbol represent the struggle of life at its most basic form.

GOLDEN FLOWER on RED NECKLACE: This is another beautiful pendant made out of “hong bao”. I only have two of these, so snatch them up quickly before they are gone!