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NEXT SNEAK ATTACK!

DATE: Thursday, June 1st; 2 pm, EDT

SHOP NAMES: To Be Announced

HOST: SKWOriginalsbySummer

What's all this? Read our About Us page to find out!

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Meet Bead

Bead, from Bead Soul is our sponsor today for the Sneak Attack that starts at 6pm Etsy time.

Between her Etsy shop and teaching her art, Bead is very busy. Using her talent for making hand stamped jewelry, Bead came up with this “Bliss” pendant to donate to our Handmade Movement Giveaway. You don't want to miss the opportunity to enter to win this wonderful prize!



Be sure to check out all of Bead's creative hand stamped jewelry as well as her other creations and then come join us at our Sneak Attack thread for some fun as we get ready to meet our 'victims' at 6pm!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Giveaway - BLISS necklace



August 25 – September 8:

Beadsoul on Etsy is giving away this fabulous "Bliss" pendant.


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This charm necklace is pure bliss!


Hand cut from 24 gauge sterling silver, this rustic pendant is approximately 18mm square.


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The silver has been sanded and filed and the edges have been hammered for texture. BLISS and a little swirl have been added and the pendant has been patinated  to darken the recesses. Finally, the piece was tumbled and polished for shine. It hangs from an 18mm silver-plated ball chain necklace along with a beautiful blue pearl that is about 4mm in diameter.



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A little bit more about Beadsoul:


I adore crafting jewelry that is fun, unique and that will become a "conversation piece" for the wearer! I believe that everyone can use a little sparkle in their day.



Find out more about  from her Etsy profile.

We know you won’t want to miss this generous giveaway from  so here is how to enter to win:

  • Send an email entitled “I want to win this!” to handmadegiveaway@gmail .com.

  • If you have an Etsy shop, include it in the email so you’ll get some free exposure for it if you win!

  • The winner will be announced in the Sneak Attack Day Forum Thread on September 8. You can access the Forum Thread through the Handmade Movement site that day. You will receive an email if you are not present in the Thread and you are the winner!


If you would like to donate something for a future giveaway and get your Etsy shop in the ‘Spotlight’, send an email with the subject “I’d like to donate” to handmadegiveaway@gmail.com.

You will receive instructions on how you can take part in this giveaway and be a part of The Handmade Movement.

Meet Ros

Our sponsor today, Ros from Painted Memories by Ros, has always been there to help. Encouraging new Etsy shops by visiting, showering the shops with love and making purchases! Always being there for team members to share ideas :D

Ros is a wonderful artist, painting something that she loves, creating a print of it and making a greeting card. I asked Ros recently what new creation she would like to try. She mentioned that she wanted to try doing digital paintings. And this is the result...

I love old barns! Knowing this, my niece sent me several photos of old barns that she had come across and this was one of them. The colors were fabulous and I had just gotten my Cintiq Tablet and couldn't wait to try it out! The result was the first digital painting that I have done. This is an original digital watercolor painting using the Cintiq Wacom Tablet.



Find your favorite greeting card/painting at Ros' shop. I'll bet, like me, you love them so much, you will hate to part with them. And then come join us at our Sneak Attack thread for a great attack starting at 5:30pm Etsy time!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet Happy

We want to start your HAPPY week by sharing the fun at our HAPPY sneak attack tonite at 4pm, Etsy time. And our sponsor is none other than HAPPY from Happy Hound Creative!

We have met Happy before, and I recently asked her...any new projects that you want to try?

And Happy replied:
Custom Coloring Books for Weddings (many brides like to have something for kids to do at weddings) - Sets of coloring books for Mom's in general - a problem I run into with my daughter is that when we go to a restaurant I can fit her crayons into the diaper bag but a coloring book is too big. My coloring books are small enough that they would work out perfectly.

What a wonderful idea - wish we had something like that when my children were small!

What's new in Happy's shop - just take a look at these adorable cup cake toppers!




There are lots of neat things to see in Happy's shop - be sure to check them out. And then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready to surprise some unsuspecting new Etsy shops with purchases, views, hearts and lots of love!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meet BooBoo

Are you ready for some fun?? Well, we are having a sneak attack today at 5pm Etsy time, sponsored by BooBoo from BooBoo Zoo

If you haven't met her before, you are in for a treat! Lots of fun clues, and some super new Etsy shops to be introduced to! Like BooBoo, who was a 'victim' about a year ago, you will get to see some new 'victims' today!

BooBoo loves to sew and her popular BooBoo bags are perfect for anyone who has a headache, tummy ache or muscle ache. And this one, I just found in her shop will be very popular with the teachers, now that school is getting ready to start!
Help your teacher relieve the stress after a long day! Microwave or Freeze this fun pack to help with all of life's Boo Boos!




Be sure to check out all the terrific things that BooBoo has to offer in her shop. And then come on over and chat with us during our Sneak Attack thread!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Meet Bead

Bead from Bead Soul is a frequent sponsor and always comes up with some delightful new Etsy shops for us to meet. And I'm sure that today will be no exception!

I recently asked Bead what new techniques or mediums she was interested in trying for her Etsy shop.

I really would love to try my hand at enameling and to get more confident in soldering/metalwork- taught myself some more metal arts recently and it was a blast!

And this is what she created - ah, I'll have to look into getting me a pair :D


See what else is new in Bead's shop and then come chat with us at our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready to surprise 2 new Etsy shops at 7pm Etsy time!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meet Castle

One of our frequent sponsors Castle of Castle Co is sponsoring today's Sneak Attack. And from past experience, Castle comes up with the most delightful and exciting new Etsy shops as our 'Victims'!

I recently asked Castle - Anything going on in your life that people would be interested in hearing about?

I’m a nerd. I’m known for being very organized and I’ve returned to school a few years ago to take mathematics courses so I can sit for actuary exams, which should occur in 2012. I love 3-ring binders, office supplies and like to window shop at Staples. Oh I love a gal who is organized! Maybe we could get some tips :D

This soap, that I found in Castle's shop - Savory Sangria - memories of celebrations - and no hang-over!



Pick your favorite soap from Castle's shop - and then come chat with us at our Sneak Attack thread. See you there!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Meet The Art

Our sponsor today, Amanda from The Art of Pieces is brand new! We love new sponsors cause they always have fresh ideas when searching for their 'victims'.

If you haven't seen her art work yet - you are in for a treat! I asked Amanda how she gets her inspiration for her paintings -
i get a lot of my inspiration from music and what it does to me. i've always painted with music in the background, and i've almost always waited for the inspiration to find its way to me. it's not something i can push out, it's something i have to be open to receiving. sometimes i'll see something that strikes me - usually a colour or a texture, and i'll want to put it on paper or canvas.

Something as simple as heart can evoke wonderful emotions...


I know you will find something that will touch your heart as well at Amanda's shop. Then come join us as we chat in our Sneak Attack thread and get ready for the sneak attack that starts at 7pm!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Meet MsBitty

Once again, we are having a sneak attack sponsored by one of our newest sponsors - MsBitty of MsBitty Knacks

We had so much fun the last time, our sneak attack today promises to be just as great! And MsBitty is already on the way to providing us with terrific clues!

I asked MsBitty if she had any pets, and she said:
I have 2 pets, both miniature schnauzers. They are father and son; Nio is the dad 10 years-old and the baby Scrapy 7mths old (but bigger than the dad). They are my children in all intent and purpose.

MsBitty has found a NEW love - it's her mustachio pins - she just adores anything with mustaches! Here's one of my favorite - basically because it includes a cat...


MsBitty will be introducing us to 3 new Etsy shops. Come on over and chat with us at our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready for the 3pm start!

Giveaway: 2 stunning pairs of earrings!!



August 1– August 19:

579 Jewlery on Etsy is giving away 2 stunning pairs of earrings!!


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Neutral, beautiful, pretty, simple earrings! Earrings are stunning grey beads with kind of a periwinkle tint set on ornamented head pins finished with silver toned ear wires.



Earrings are about 1 3/4 inches (5cm) in total length.


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These beautiful earrings are simply an acrylic and metal bead on a head pin finished with silver-toned fish hooks. Simple, citrus-y, fun! The translucent acrylic beads look like hard candies...although I am afraid that they wouldn't taste as good!



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Approximate length 1 3/4 inches total (4.5cm).

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A little bit more about 579 Jewelry:


Best friends Sarah and Laury love making jewelry! From Texas to Florida and now in separate towns, they have continued their friendship and hobby



Find out more about  from her Etsy profile.

Want more of 579 Jewelry? Follow them on Twitter @579jewelry

We know you won’t want to miss this generous giveaway from  so here is how to enter to win:

  • Send an email entitled “I want to win this!” to handmadegiveaway@gmail .com.

  • If you have an Etsy shop, include it in the email so you’ll get some free exposure for it if you win!

  • The winner will be announced in the Sneak Attack Day Forum Thread on August 19th. You can access the Forum Thread through the Handmade Movement site that day. You will receive an email if you are not present in the Thread and you are the winner!


If you would like to donate something for a future giveaway and get your Etsy shop in the ‘Spotlight’, send an email with the subject “I’d like to donate” to handmadegiveaway@gmail.com.

You will receive instructions on how you can take part in this giveaway and be a part of The Handmade Movement.