Friday, May 13, 2011

My BESTeam Feature for this lovely week is:

My BESTeam feature for this week is Bits and Beads by Gilliauna. Now usually when I do my features, I gather all my information of the shop I am featuring, as much as I can! I always start in the profiles of the Etsy Shop and Blog. Then I choose the listings in their shop that I find most attractive to display in my feature. I think I have always had problems in choosing listings from a shop, because it always is a very difficult decision. I also try and keep the reader in mind, so I want to choose listings that are attractive, affordable, even on my budget, and noticeable in quality.

I know maybe you’re thinking "and the point to all this is?"
Well I really wanted to explain how I do my features, so when I went to Gilliauna's profile I read this:
“The colors that surround us add an extra level of beauty and richness to every day of our lives. Sometimes color isn't just seen but experienced through all the senses and even the emotions.
We strive to add a bit of extra color to your life and make each of your days a little brighter with a variety of colorful, quality pieces that will be perfect as a gift for yourself or for someone else!”

Personally, everything written in that statement, is pictured in this lovely set. And it is splendid for year round wear!
Lovely Ladybugs Handmade Earrings
Ladybug Love Handmade Charm Bracelet in Red
I couldn’t help but to show you the "Shop Motto" first!
The way that this is expressed is so meaningful. And although I strive for this, I wouldn’t even be able to write something this lovely and profound!
So, after looking at the listings in this shop, it became quite apparent, they truly feel this way about their designs.
Here are just a few more designs that caught my eye while in their Etsy Shop.

For the person whom likes to keep their eyeglasses nearby, this beaded eyeglass chain is simply beautiful in a very soft pink.
Beaded Eyeglasses Chains - Soft Pink Mornings
Living in Benicia, and having grown up here, I have a special fondness for the ocean. I think this dolphin bookmark is very nice. A perfect reminder of the ocean, and sea mammals.
DolphinBookmark, Book Charm, Book Hook. Handmade Artisan Jewelry by Gilliauna
These are just a few products that I found in Bits and Beads by Gilliauna
This shop has so much more to offer and has a large variety of many beautifully designed items.
I encourage you to go and take a look, but before you do that, make sure you don’t have anything else to do for a while. I can guarantee that you’ll be spending lots of time looking around and hopefully even doing a bit of shopping!
I also have to mention another nice feature about this shop is they also accept Google Checkouts and Amazon Payments!
You can find out more information about that here.
In addition to their Etsy Shop, you can find Bits and Beads by Gilliauna below:
Website, Facebook, Blog, Twitter, Flickr, deviantArt, Tumblr, and the The Meandering Musings Blog

Gilliauna and I are members of the BESTeam on Etsy.
The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to provide marketing support for each others' Etsy shops by writing WEEKLY features on our blogs. For those that have them, we encourage use of Twitter Accounts and Facebook Fanpages to further this goal. Our team also shows support by offering free advertising for each other. We are a very dynamic, active group and we are now accepting new members!
The BESTeam is so much more then writing a feature every week! Its a team of caring and talented crafters on Etsy.
Please click the link above to find out more about this great team, and consider joing this team!


  1. OOOOO Awesome feature :) Love what you wrote, so intense jeje! Your features are sooo awesome <3

  2. This is such a wonderful feature!!! Thank you so much! *Smile*

  3. Very nice feature! :) I love the dolphin bracelet and that charm bracelet is awesome! :)

  4. Very nice post, you sure do a great job! Sorry that your shop got missed, I twittered it a few times over the last couple of days...keep going forward! xoxo Connie


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