etsy shop owners get to know a little bit about each other through a treasury contest based on the names folks give their shops. Sorry game 22 is so late in launching–life got in the way!

The winner of the Wire and Ice challenge is ChatteJolie for her fabulous treasury Wire, Ice, Lace & Pearls.

Here’s the scoop on ChatteJolie  . . . The name Chatte Jolie comes from my sister actually – I wanted to name the shop Pretty Kitty Vintage and she suggested that everything always sounds better in French so “Chatte Jolie Vintage” was born.

Why cats? Well, I’ve had at least one cat (sometimes two or three) in my life since I was eight years old – I’ve always loved them and my friends have responded over the years by bringing me cat trinkets from all over the world – add this to the Cat’s I have found in my own travels and I have quite a collection. When I started learning American Sign Language, about three years ago now, and joined an ASL language group my deaf friends gave me a sign name – you guessed it – “C” off the lips in the sign for “Cat” – so in a sense I’ve named the shop after myself.

My real name is Carice. I love vintage everything! I believe that the past should be a part of our present. My home is full of vintage items (most with memories of Grandma or Mom attached to them), my closet is full of vintage clothing – all used and loved – making me a part of their history. All the unique vintage items in my shop are just waiting to be a part of someone’s life. Most have been found at estate sales or Flea markets. I love nothing more than hunting for treasure!

OK, etsy land, this contest is simple. Just create a treasury using any item from ChatteJolie‘s shop and somehow make the T reflective of her shop name. Tag it alterego22so we can see all of the entries. The deadline is Mondy September 26th. Spread the word to get more players ; ) Leave on note such as this in your Treasury comment:

treasury contest inspired by Chatte Jolie, anyone can play, simple rules here:
https://88editions.wordpress.com/alter-egos-on-etsy-your-weekly-t-contest-where/

from last month:

PixiePageCreations chose Woodland Secrets, by Wire and Ice  as the winner!

Game 21 is on! Simple rules are select one item from Wire and Ice  and create a treasury inspired by her shop name. Tag it “alterego21” Game ends on 8/25 at midnight US Eastern time. The winner will be the featured shop for game 22. Please put this message in your T so others know that they too can play. “Alter egos is a treasury game that anyone can play for their chance to be the next featured shop. Simple rules here: https://88editions.wordpress.com/alter-egos-on-etsy-your-weekly-t-contest-where/

Here’s the scoop on  Wire and Ice : I came up with the name Wire and Ice because I love working with wire. I like that I can get a spool of wire, and a few beads {ICE} and create anything my imagination can come up with. My name is Lee-Anne Merenda I live in Salisbury MA.  I started doing vintage inspired jewelry with copper wire about ten years ago. I then moved to sterling silver wire once I got a little more experienced. Sometimes I wake up at night with an idea for a new creation and have to sketch it out in my little black note book so I don’t forget about it! In 2010, I started making my hair pins, hair vines, and other wedding inspired jewelry. I love being contacted by someone on etsy to create a unique accessory all their own. I feel so honored to be a part of someone’s special day even though it’s just a tiny detail.

OK, it’s 8/16 etsy land–a day late but let the games begin! Here’s a starter T Wire and Ice. Please help market this game ; )

The 5th Element choose “look no further“, by PixiePageCreations as the winner!

Game 20 is on! Simple rules are select one item from PixiePageCreations and create a treasury inspired by her shop name. Tag it “alterego20” Game ends on 8/10 at midnight US Eastern time. The winner will be the featured shop for game 22. Please put this message in your T so others know that they too can play. “Alter egos is a treasury game that anyone can play for their chance to be the next featured shop. Simple rules here: https://88editions.wordpress.com/alter-egos-on-etsy-your-weekly-t-contest-where/

Here’s the scoop on PixiePageCreations‘ shop name: When I first tried my hand at art, I lived in the country, by a lake near Dallas, Texas. I’d take peaceful nature walks around our property and collect fallen leaves, bird feathers & anything I’d find lying around, be it an egg shell from a hatched bird or turtle, an acorn cap, sticks, flowers, mushrooms ~ then I’d arrange them & hot glue them into shadow boxes, whose frames where made of old barn wood ~ cicada shells where in each of my pictures as my signature, because they were so prevalent. These creations where called “Paige’s of Time”.

After moving to Arizona, there wasn’t much foraging I could do for shadow boxes here in this desert land ~ but, my desire for some kind of art was strong and I wanted to find my nitch. I liked the name, ‘Paige’s of Time’ but it just didn’t have the flow I wished for. That’s when my artistic sister helped me find my name, “PixiePaige Creations”. {Pixie: for my love of the Faye ~ Paige: my middle name & Creations: well, that just covers anything I may be inspired to do.}

As time passed, Jewelry became my main talent ~ visit my Etsy site for: The Rest Of The Story! www.etsy.com/people/PixiePaigeCreations#

previously:

And the winner is, Fifth Element Design for her gorgeous T Classically Natural Breath It In. Here’s her shop scoop: 

I named my shop while researching my Irish Roots, I came upon the idea of the Fifth Element and completely understood the idea of the spiritual plane. To explain what exactly the Fifth Element is you need to look no further than the four elements . . .  We all recognize the four earthly elements:  Earth Fire Air Water

In Celtic Mythology they recognize the Fifth Element, the spiritual plane, a concept that all four elements can be unified and balanced being joined by the Fifth Element. We may be able to reach an all encompassing understanding of humanity if we meet our ancestors someplace on that spiritual plane of the Fifth Element.

Game 19 is on!  Use this tag “alterego19” and include one of fifthelementdesign  items in your treasury built on her shop name–or built on the title of one of her photos. Come have some fun and market your fellow etsians! Anybody can play and there are no rules other than including the featured shop and basing the T on the shop name (game 19 fifthelementdesign). If you want folks to know your are playing and find your own shop easily, simply tag at least one of your items with “AlterEgoNonTeam.” You can check out the other treasuries being made by doing a search in etsy treasuries using the tag name “nonteamalterego.″

 

And the winner is ClassicbyNature !  For their awesome T “Birds are signing through the colored glass.”

Here’s the shop scoop: We are two sisters, Melanie and Valerie, born the same day (some might have guessed). We heard about etsy from a friend, that’s when we decided to share what we have both in common; our passion for vintage objects and our love for creating. As our shop name, we picked ClassicByNature because we thought it represents well what our shop is all about. We love everything that feels organic, natural materials, prints, bold patterns, pops of color and we mostly get our inspiration from nature and everything around it.   Handmade creation is something we always did. Whether is for clothing, accessories or home decor. We also love mixing old and antique objects and that’s why we have launched our shop by offering vintage items. Then, we started to make cushion covers because at first, we decided to make a pillow with a bird on it because we thought it will be fun. We liked it so much and had a good respond, so we began to make new designs and worked with different colors fabrics and textures. We can’t wait to see what inspirations our shop will bring!

Game 18 is on!  Use this tag “alterego18” and include one of ClassicbyNature items in your treasury built on her shop name–or built on the title of one of her photos. Come have some fun and market your fellow etsians! Anybody can play and there are no rules other than including the featured shop and basing the T on the shop name (game 18 ClassicbyNature). If you want folks to know your are playing and find your own shop easily, simply tag at least one of your items with “AlterEgoNonTeam.” You can check out the other treasuries being made by doing a search in etsy treasuries using the tag name “nonteamalterego.″

And the winner is SylwiaGlassArt !  Her awesome T “Not so Girly Girl?” really spoke to  byjodi.

Here’s the scoop on Sylwia, great story : ) Looking forward to colorful Ts.

I didn’t name my shop; my husband opened the shop and named it.  He got tired of me painting glass and hiding it in my kitchen’s cabinets. He said that I need to show it to others; he searched, asked people and finally found out about Etsy

 – so here I am.  Everybody is probably wondering about my name- why is Sylwia not Sylvia. Well, I came from Poland where we don’t have the letter V in our alphabet and we pronounce W like a V.

I was introduced to painted glass by my uncle. He showed me hand painted bottle his wife bought from someone and said that I could easily  do it too so I did. I bought paints and started painting.  I have been always in love with stained glass so seeing colorful pieces coming out  from my hands became an addiction. I placed the painted glass by the windows in my room and could sit for hours watching how sun plays with the colors and drops colorful images on the table tops and walls.

I get an inspiration from t flowers,  fabrics , photographs…It’s hard to explain-   I see something, I build an image in my head and start painting. I don’t pre-plan and I never know how the final product is going to look—it is always a surprise for me.  To paint one medium piece takes 15 hours or, even more, so I need to be patient which it’s very hard for me 🙂

I love color and I love light—game on! Can’t wait to see the creativity of my fellow etsians.

Game 17 is on!  Use this tag “nonteamalterego17” and include one of SylwiaGlassArt items in your treasury built on her shop name–or built on the title of one of her photos. Come have some fun and market your fellow etsians! Anybody can play and there are no rules other than including the featured shop and basing the T on the shop name (game 17 SylwiaGlassArt). If you want folks to know your are playing and find your own shop easily, simply tag at least one of your items with “AlterEgoNonTeam.” You can check out the other treasuries being made by doing a search in etsy treasuries using the tag name “nonteamalterego.″

OK Alter Egos Fans—so sorry the game came to a screeching halt due to a family illness. Let’s welcome the winner and bring the game back with a vengeance! The winner of the SatoriPhoto challenge is byjodi for her compelling T “Opening . . .” that blew Satori away. Here’s By Jodi’s story . . .

I named my shop “By Jodi” simply because I didn’t want my company name to make an imprint on my work. My desire was for the jewelry itself to speak to the individual and to have its own unique interpretation. It has been called bohemian, organic, edgy, glamorous, you name it. I love hearing what different people see in it!

A little over two years ago I made my way into a gem store and fell in love with all of the natural gemstones and the variations of textures and colors. The inspiration for my work typically comes from the shapes I see in the world around me, whether it is a twig, a skyscraper or the curve of a woman’s neck.

I always dreamt of creating something with my hands (despite a solid 10 year career in marketing). Making jewelry has made that dream come true. Selling on Etsy and meeting so many amazing, like-minded, supportive and creative friends has been the icing!

The ironic part of all of this is that I am a complete tomboy! I didn’t wear makeup until I was 26, didn’t wear jewelry until I started making it, and was a skater through high school (this was 19 years ago when it wasn’t “cool”)!! I guess you could say I like contradictions!!

My view with a shop name named after the owner is GAME on! Let’s open the theme up to the inspiration you get from the actual piece of jewelry and build a T to support her fab creations.

Game 16 is on!  Use this tag “nonteamalterego16” and include one of byjodi‘s items in your treasury built on her shop name–or built on the title of one of her photos. Come have some fun and market your fellow etsians! Anybody can play and there are no rules other than including the featured shop and basing the T on the shop name (game 16 byjodi). If you want folks to know your are playing and find your own shop easily, simply tag at least one of your items with “AlterEgoNonTeam.” You can check out the other treasuries being made by doing a search in etsy treasuries using the tag name “nonteamalterego.″

Spread the word. When you make a treasury add this comment or write it in your own words so folks understand that this is a contest and they too can participate! This T is created for the weekly game “Alter Egos” a weekly contest based on a shop’s name. Anyone can play! Join in for your chance to be the featured shop next week! Simple rules found here: https://88editions.wordpress.com/alter-egos-on-etsy-your-weekly-t-contest-where/

Last game:

And the winner is  . . . SatoriPhoto for her stunning and earthy T Brilliant Trees. 

Shop name background from Crystal of SatoriPhotos: I never know all the answers, but I never stop asking the questions. Like everyone, I’m just trying to find my way. My shop name comes from a Japanese Buddhist term meaning to understand the truth, or awaken. In the Zen Buddhist tradition, it involves a flash of sudden, indescribable intuitive awareness. I’ve heard it described as waking up one day to find that you have an extra set of arms, and only days later, figuring out how to use them.

Satori selections: Cloud Messenger … Gathering Power … Invisible Rhythm

 The term satori is used to refer to a “deep” or lasting realization of the nature of existence. It involves perceiving what is beyond our mental impressions, therefore seeing their true content. In other words, if you go into some sort of trance or blissful state, it is not satori, because you are perceiving something as part of the imagination. I think that if a person considers themselves to be in some sort of state of “enlightenment”, they definitely aren’t there.

I’ve used the name Satori for music projects in the past, and now this shop, more as something to aspire to and learn from…not as some sort of personal new-agey claim. Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m not a new ager at all. I think of an awakening as a balance between intuition and sensing. The best and most beautiful description I’ve come across for Satori is that it is like water flowing into water.

This is just my own take, though. Satori is a bit of a catch all term. I am by no means studied in Zen Buddhism, and don’t claim to know the true nature of the process. I just try to incorporate the nature of truth seeking into my own existence, through and beyond the veil of my own mental pictures.

NEW RULES! This week we are not only honoring the shop name “Satori” but we are also, as a cross marketing community, helping Crystal launch her new shop. Deadline is two weeks out, Tuesday 5/11 at midnight standard Eastern time. That means we’ll run the contest for two weeks instead of just one week. I’m going to market this contest more than usual–please do the same! 

Game 15 is on!  Use this tag “nonteamalterego15” and include one of SatoriPhoto‘s items in your treasury built on her shop name–or built on the title of one of her photos. Come have some fun and market your fellow etsians! Anybody can play and there are no rules other than including the featured shop and basing the T on the shop name (game 15 SatoriPhoto). If you want folks to know your are playing and find your own shop easily, simply tag at least one of your items with “AlterEgoNonTeam.” You can check out the other treasuries being made by doing a search in etsy treasuries using the tag name “nonteamalterego.″

Spread the word. When you make a treasury add this comment or write it in your own words so folks understand that this is a contest and they too can participate! This T is created for the weekly game “Alter Egos” a weekly contest based on a shop’s name. Anyone can play! Join in for your chance to be the featured shop next week! Simple rules found here: https://88editions.wordpress.com/alter-egos-on-etsy-your-weekly-t-contest-where/

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