Monday, March 1, 2010

Shop Makeover and Giveaway!

I love watching makeover shows, especially room makeovers. My husband doesn't understand how I can watch HGTV so much! But it's amazing what can be done with some fresh paint, re-arranging furniture and a few new accessories.

You're probably wondering where I'm going with this... I haven't been happy with my Etsy shop lately. I've had sales, but something's been missing. I feel as though I'm in a creative rut. Most of my orders have been creating multiples of the same design. When I first started out on Etsy, I focused more on gemstones and more unique pieces. I miss that! So I'm going back to my roots and creating more pieces featuring gemstones and freshwater pearls. My shop now features new designs, along with classic designs perfect for wedding or special occassions.  I'm still working on adding new items, but I'm over 35 items now and feel good!

To celebrate my makeover, I'm giving away a pair of earrings.  This is a classic, simple design featuring a freshwater pearl dangling from sterling silver earwires:

Each of the following earns you an entry. You can do one or all 3!  Leave a separate comment for each one:
  1. Become a follower of my blog (let me know if you're already a follower - that counts too!)
  2. Visit my shop, Sweet Bird Designs, and leave a comment here telling me your favorite piece.
  3. Answer the question: Do you prefer silver or gold jewelry? Or both?
That's it! Make sure you leave me your email so that I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. I'll randomly draw the winner on Sunday March 7th.


  1. Love silver :) I'm becoming a follower to your blog now :)

    Please check out my blog:

  2. My favorite piece in your shop is this

    And I prefer silver jewelry. I'm not a fan of gold at all.

    Also, to let you know, I'll be posting this on my blog at

  3. Thanks Kat... off to check out your blog. And SimplySonita, thanks very much!!

  4. I already follow your blog! = )

    My favorite piece from your shop are the Crocus earrings:

    Love the color combination!!

  5. Ooh I love pearls, my favorite item in your shop is the simply sweet freshwater pearl and sterling silver earrings :D

    And I always prefer silver to gold, I wear a ton of silver everyday. Well, almost a ton...quite a bit at least... hehe

  6. This is a nice pair of earrings :)

    I like your stuff, and if I have to choose a favourite, the one that sticks out is the
    charmed hearts necklace.

    I prefer silver.

    And following you, of course :)

  7. I love the Crocus...Spring Gemstone and Sterling Silver Earrings!

  8. I am also a follower! (my email is linked to my name) Thanks and good luck! Hope this giveaway gets you more business! I'm excited for the chance to win!!

  9. following!


  10. the crocus earrings are my fav!


  11. i prefer silver jewelery...not a fan of gold at all!

  12. Congratulations on fixing up your shop! It's always a tiring, but in the end worthwhile, thing to do.

  13. depends on what im wearing i dont mind either.