Monday, April 19, 2010

Handmade Shop of the Week: Fabled Charm Designs

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Carrie A. Cahill, of Fabled Charm Designs, has been selling her delicate Jewelry and Handbags on etsy since December 30, 2009. She combines crystal beads with metal accents creating a subtle but beautiful effect.

Why did you decide to open your handmade shop? 
I sell handmade jewelry to local boutiques and want to get more exposure on the web.

Has your inventory changed much since you first opened? 
Yes, even though I've only been open since December, I've been tweaking my inventory based on what I see sell more on etsy.

Who are the majority of your customers? How did they find you? 
Most are adult females. I've been found on twitter and facebook.

What inspires you to create? 
I love beads. Working with the colors and textures of different beads is a process I love. My inspiration starts with matching up colors, textures and shapes and then putting them together to create a unique product.

What is your favorite item in your shop currently? Your most popular item? 
I recently created a pair of lucite tulip earrings that are probably my favorites. I almost kept them for myself.  In its first day it had 40 views.

What has been your greatest resource to make your shop successful? 
So far, my views and sales increased as soon as I started promoting in the forums and putting items on twitter. 

Any changes coming to your shop in the future? 
I will probably be adding some scrabble tile pendants. They are fun and easy to make, so I will probably add some here and there in between making actual jewelry pieces. 

How else can we find you online? Any team affiliations? 
Other than EtsyNJ, I don't have any team affiliations yet. I just opened a new website. http://fabledcharmdesigns.com and I'm on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fabledcharm

LETS DO A GIVEAWAY!
I have a pair of cute earrings with small porcelain owls that I would like to list as a giveaway. They are hook style earrings with pewter rings and tiny porcelain owls with green wings.

Here's how to enter: 
You will get one entry into her giveaway for each action. Giveaway ends April 25th, 2010
1) Visit Fabled Charm Designs and comment here on your favorite item in her shop. 
2) Heart her shop and your favorite item.
3) Follow her on twitter and tweet about this giveaway.
4) Write a blog article about Fabled Charm Designs and this giveaway.
5) Make a purchase from her shop.

Interested in being featured? Email me for information.

27 comments:

  1. Great interview. That little owl is precious!

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  2. Very cool interview, love her shop!

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  3. I like the OOAK bags, the green felted and the bird in the tree especially!
    Emily
    Serendipity
    www.lilm4105.etsy.com

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  4. I favorited an item and her shop, def. coming back!
    Emily
    Serendipity
    www.lilm4105.etsy.com

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  5. <3 Violet Angelite and Glass Beaded Necklace

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  6. I love the Art Nouveau Brass with Jade Earrings. Anything Art Nouveau has my name on it. The curves of the designs are very fluid and sensual, an era where the clothes were too chic and fabulous. So I hearted these earrings and I really hope that I can wear these lovely earrings and make other women so envious!
    Viola
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/backbonestudio2

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  7. This necklace is my fav:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43423352/copper-birds-nest-with-blue-and-white-be

    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  8. I heart fabledcharmdesigns on etsy!
    username: ellaboutique

    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  9. Following on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/kimhigueria/status/12548307745

    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  10. I love the Brass Bumblebee with Yellow and Green Earrings!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  11. My favorite item is the Yellow and Brass Flower Elegant Earrings, they're stunning!

    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

    (email in blogger profile)

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  12. I love the jewelry but the owl on the Handsewn Partridge and Owl Camera/phone/ipod Case is just too cute!

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

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  13. I hearted an item and the shop!

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com
    (BEadECLECTIC)

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  14. Pale teal victorian earrings are very nice
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

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  15. I love the Silver Vine and Blue Bells Flower Dangle Earrings OOAK

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
    get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

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  16. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    HOLY COW! The Vintage style Brass Goddess with Violet Glass Necklace is SO cool! I would LOVE to win it!

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  17. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    I also hearted (username: pixyfairy)

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  18. Oh wow...I loved so much in this shop but I think that this was my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/39933094/silver-and-glass-leaves-in-mossy-green-o.

    Thanks!
    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  19. the brass bumble bee earrings are my favorite!
    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  20. i hearted the shop and the earrings!

    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  21. tweet!http://twitter.com/OnedayatatimeLL/status/12580732999

    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  22. The Cupcake Cuteness Digital Camera Case Pouch is soooo cute! xoxo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  23. Hearted her shop and my favorite item!! xo
    sparkilysituations(screenname)

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  24. I enjoy the interviews you do....I love getting to know these artists. I really like this necklace, the Fire Opal and Green Glass Leaves with Czech Glass OOAK one. So unique in design...love the glass leaves too.
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  25. I like the Green Jade and Pink Rhodochrosite Necklace with Pewter Dove OOAK

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  26. My favorite item is the Brass Bumblebee earrings.

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