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Etsy Shop of the Month: Fawn and Rose Necklace Giveaway (closed)

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This month’s Etsy shop review and giveaway hails from across the Atlantic, all the way from Brighton, England. Although in the past I have put my focus on handmade in the USA, I couldn’t help but notice the very modern, clean, and trendy jewelry designs in Jess’ shop, Fawn and Rose.

I discovered her jewelry during one of my endless, black holes of Etsy browsing. I immediately fell in love with the triangle shape, brass, and sea foam green necklace. As is typical of my Etsy loves, I bought it shortly after spotting it, and eagerly awaited it’s arrival.

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An order arriving from another country is a long wait, but it was well worth it. The necklace was exactly as it was pictured, and I loved it even more in person. The clean design makes the necklace incredibly versatile. It can be dressed up or worn with jeans, and the neutral brass against the sea foam green creates a nice neutral palette with a subtle color pop, that goes with everything.

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In addition to her beautiful jewelry, her products are also nicely wrapped. To my surprise, as I opened the package, I discovered an adorable business card, thank you and 10% coupon card, a small jewelry box that contained my necklace, and a tag that all matched. Her logo is clean and memorable, much like her jewelry. she has a keen eye for creating and marketing, I’m not surprised by her current 662 Etsy sale count.

I have already worn my necklace a handful of times since its arrival a week ago, and have already gotten many compliments. This necklace has already made its way into my regular jewelry rotation, it’s guaranteed to get a lot of wear in the coming years.

Jess has been incredibly generous and agreed to giveaway a silver triangle necklace to one of my lucky readers. Like the necklace I just bought, this necklace is very versatile and can be worn with a range of styles. This piece is a classic style with a modern twist.

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All you have to do to enter is visit Jess’ shop Fawn and Rose here, “like” your favorite item, and share a link to the item in a comment below.

To receive a second entry visit my encaustic shop here or fused glass shop here, “like” your favorite item, and share in a separate comment below.

To receive a third entry share this giveaway on your preferred social networking site and include a link to your share in a separate comment below.

This giveaway will be closed next Thursday 4/3/14 at midnight. Thanks for taking the time check out my blog and enter this months giveaway! The winner will be selected and notified via e-mail next Friday, 4/4/14. If they do not respond in 24 hours a new winner will be selected. Good luck and don’t forget to check back for future giveaways

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Online Store Review: CocoMia.com

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At the beginning of the school year I was approached by a brand new online store, CocoMia.com. As a new company they were looking for different ways to advertise and market their shop, which brought them to my blog.

With endless options for online shopping, it has become a very competitive and saturated market. It’s nice to have options, it makes finding the best deal easier as you compare and contrast prices on the exact same item between 10 different online stores. However, it can also make online shopping more questionable. You have to ask yourself, is this a reliable company, is this a quality product, are they accurately portraying their products? With these questions constantly at the back of my mind, it’s nice to find store you feel comfortable shopping at, and CocoMia.com has become one of them.

While their website leaves a little to be desired, and their shelves aren’t fully stocked, I still found a number of items I would like to see decorating my home, added to my jewelry collection, and gift ideas for multiple people. Their products are trendy, quirky, fun; reminiscent of the often off-the-wall and popular items at stores like Urban Outfitters.  This is a great place to shop for tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings, and will offer very unique gifts.

As I perused the shop at times I was put off by the odd spacing of product photos and blank spaces, leading me to believe all their items were listed on one page, when in actuality there were still multiple pages to click through. Despite this, their products were interesting enough to keep me looking through, clicking on, and reading descriptions. I was impressed by the range of products they offered and the very affordable prices. This is the type of shop that makes staying trendy easy.

After looking at all their products, it was time to get down to business. I had the opportunity to select an item to use, review, and share with you. Although it was difficult to choose just one item, after considering an octopus sculpture, coral design bowl, and envelope themed purse, I finally decided on an adorable, silver, scissor necklace. 

After all I am an art teacher, crafter, collager, and constantly have a pair of scissors nearby. I felt the scissors were speaking to me through the computer screen, telling me it was meant to be. Although there were dimensions listed in the description, the single picture on a white background left me wondering what it would look like in person. I placed my order, and eagerly awaited it’s arrival.

It took a little bit longer than expected to arrive, but the account executive was in continuous contact to ensure the delivery made it to my doorstep. The nice thing about many of these start up companies are their dependable customer service departments. I was very pleased with my choice when I finally got through the many layers of packaging to my scissors necklace. I loved the fact that it actually opened and closed, and couldn’t wait to wear it to school the next day. Since it has arrived in the mail a few weeks ago, I have already gotten a lot of wear out of it, and a lot of compliments. It’s a creative, quirky, well made necklace, and I know it will be in my jewelry rotation for a long time to come!

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As you go about your holiday shopping I hope you take a minute and check out CocoMia.com. I’m sure you will find at least a couple of gifts you can give this holiday season at very affordable prices. Help an new online shop make it’s way to the top with your support. Thanks for checking out my store and product review, help me spread the word about my blog by sharing with others. Thanks for stopping by and happy holiday season!