Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm Not an Etsy Virgin Anymore!

I recently made my very first ever purchase. Oh I've been looking plenty, borrowed some of the crafty ideas, just never had the desire to actually purchase anything until now. I actually found Sweet Tea Shoppe on a blog I follow. I had been searching for a stamped necklace for quite some time and when I saw that button I felt like it was time to take the plunge and get it done. Mother's Day is fast approaching and if I wanted a gift I truly loved, I'd have to get it myself LOL

Nicole was great to work with, she listened and made suggestions. Oh boy, did she listen, I've included excerpts from some of our emails:


Please don't laugh, I am horribly indecisive. I'm getting sweaty palms just thinking about this LOL. I love the heart with the cutout in the middle (rustic). Although I'm not too fond of that font pictured. Maybe I would prefer one uppercase letter and the rest lower case. Is that possible? Maybe just all lower case? Is there a single heart that is large enough to accomodate two names? TOF and Baby Moose. Maybe like the little cabbage or with all my heart? Sorry for all these questions, you're probably thinking I am a nutcase by now.



Hi Rita,

Don't worry, I'm exactly the same way when trying to decide on a purchase. :) The heart used in the my little cabbage necklace would easily accommodate both names. (Also, the caps font used on the rustic necklace is a very small font, and I do not have lowercase letters in that size. I could use the lowercase font I stamp most of my designs with instead, but it will take up the entire width from top to bottom, just so you're aware.)

Let me know what you think! And honestly, I welcome any and all questions. :)

Ok I think I'm all set. The necklace I want is the "with all my heart" heart, the hammered one. With the names TOF and Baby Moose. I would prefer the word 'and' spelled out and since the heart will hang at an angle can you stamp the names on an angle instead of straight across as pictured? I would like the pearls to be pink and cream and the 18 inch chain is perfect.

Thanks for answering all my questions, I'm really looking forward to wearing my new necklace. I'm not sure how this private listing works exactly, so just let me know and I can submit Paypal later today.

Thanks again!

Hi Rita,

Sounds perfect. Would you like 'tof and baby moose' entirely in lowercase, or do you want the first letters capitalized?



Yes I would like the first letters capitalized.

Thanks, Rita! I'll let you know when I have this crafted and ready to ship. Enjoy your weekend!


Thank you so much, I'm really excited and can't wait to show it off!


Hi Rita,

I just wanted to let you know that I shipped your necklace out yesterday; it should be arriving soon. I really hope you enjoy it! If there's anything else I can do for you, please be sure to let me know.

I deeply appreciate you helping us along on our adoption journey.

Have a lovely week,


The necklace came today! I absolutely love it! You did an amazing job and so quickly too. Thank you so much!


Hello Rita,

Thank you for letting me know! I'm so glad that you like it. Have a wonderful Friday and a happy weekend.


Tada! Isn't it beautiful?

I love it! I love it! I love it!

TOF loves it too, he can read his own name now and his brother's too, so he just likes to gaze at the shiny heart and remind me that it says, TOF and Baby Moose love Mema.

Nicole did a beautiful job. The necklace arrived in an adorable little box. The Etsy equivalent of that little blue box. Seriously, the box is so stinkin cute! It was a very quick turnover. I ordered my necklace on March 5th and had it in my hands on the 11th, but be sure to allow ample time the closer it gets to Mother's Day.

Pop on over to Sweet Tea Shoppe and pick up something special for mom, grandma or yourself!

One last message from Nicole:

I'd be happy to offer your readers free shipping for a week after you blog about it. Please tell them to mention your blog when they make their purchase so I will know to adjust their invoice.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post in any way. I just wanted to share my opinion of a recent Etsy purchase with my readers. Nicole has offered free shipping to anyone who orders from her site for seven days, ending 3-26-10.
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Michelle said...

Awww, how sweet! And yes, Etsy rocks. There are some really great women out there doing some really great things, no?

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh that is so pretty, and what a nice lady. That is so great that you showed what wonderful customer service she has so many don't these days and people need to see the good ones ;).

Meghan said...

How pretty!
I adore Etsy & usually do a lil Xmas shopping over there.

Hey, I wanted to let you know I am featuring you on 3/30.

Leah said...

I ordered a hand stamped necklace off of etsy as well (different "shop" owner, though) and I love it! I get compliments on it everywhere I go. Yours is even fancier! I'm amazed at people's creativity.

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