Saturday, 9 October 2010

Trade It

I have fairly recenty started selling my cards online in Folksy. I have had my Etsy shop much longer...so why Folksy? Well, Folksy is the UK version of Etsy and it is wonderful to showcase you cards and makes to a UK audience and deal in ££££'s! Another thing about Folksy is that it is a lot smaller and feels much more like a small community.  If you post something in the forums about needing help or advice, you get a page full of answers almost immediately.

So anyway all this is to tell you that I have met a very lovely girl on there named Beata who is a jewellery maker. I had 'favourited' her shop, Iyobo Design,  and some of her items and then she told me she had her eye on some items in my shop.

So after some chat we decicded to come up with a 'trade'. She made me a necklace of my choice and I made her a customised keepsake box. I know now that we are both thrilled with our items!  What a great way to 'buy' those Christmas presents! Well, I was going to give my necklace away but I love it so much. Beata makes the beads herself and in real life the colour is so vibrant and the gold swirls sparkle.

So I just wanted to let you know about this talented girl's shop and don't forget to stop by and pay her a visit!

Judy x

11 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Judy, what a brilliant idea, love your necklace, think I'll pop over and have a little looky, thank you for sharing :0) xx

Paula said...

Thanks for that - wondered about Folksy but sounds so nice & friendly - that's what I love about the PCP SN forum too. Gorgeous necklace & so's your box.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

carol said...

hi Judy..that's a super idea, fab way to shop.. love your box and her fab necklace, x carol

Julie said...

What a lovely idea Judy, every now and again it's nice to remember that money is not the only currency.

Deb said...

what a fantastic swap, both items are beautiful! Hope you are enjoying your weekend, hugs debx

Beata - IyoboDesign said...

Hi Judy,

thanks for blogging about my shop! It's really nice of you!
And so that everyone knows, I love the box Judy made me! : )

Beata xx

Georgia said...

Wow Judy, these look fantastic and would make such a gorgeous gift! The bracelet is so pretty and I love the sweet little box, the letters look lovely! :) Love, Georgia xx

Kirsti said...

What a fabulous idea Judy and definitely one to keep in mind...will have a lookie at her shop later!!!...Enjoy the holidays...Kirsti xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a brilliant idea trading your beautiful creations Judy!
Your box is delicious and that jewellery is gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

SusieLou said...

Wow, both items are beautiful! Susie x

Erika said...

What a great trade sounds like fun....I keep meaning to take the leap but never got there just yet!

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