Saturday, April 20, 2013

flashmob 3rd place!

i absolutely love creating treasuries.  and i am on a couple teams that have phenomenal treasury curators.  so, when i am blessed with a third place win in one of the challenges, it is an honor!  this weeks theme was "ataraxia", defined as follows:  Ataraxia (Ἀταραξία "tranquility") is a Greek term used by Pyrrho and Epicurus for a lucid state of robust tranquility, characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry. It is a calmness untroubled by mental or emotional disquiet. It is a suspension of judgement, an absence of dogmatic beliefs, and a dissociation from fear, all while free from the influence of passion's elixir. It is associated with friendship, trust, virtue and affection.

i was inspired to create three treasuries with this theme, but one in particular was about my personal life and the peace i find within it.  this was my third place entry.  i hope you enjoy! (the actual treasury can be found here)


'ataraxia... pieces of me' by AveryBethDesigns

featuring slowfirepapercraft and americangraphics

Witchy Woman - summer hat - pin up - self portrait - 5x5 square color matte print - TiffanyDearborn
Witchy Woman - summer h...
Tranquil Photo, Still Life, Calming, Quiet, Stillness, Purple hues, Fine Art Print, 8x8 Print,Fpoe - BitsofLifeImages
Tranquil Photo, Still L...
Black Pug Art  print - signed  Ltd. Ed Collectable No.32 - paintmydog
Black Pug Art  print - ...
Fine Art Print Unbelievable Close Up of Brilliant Spider Weaving a Web Struck by Sunlight Against a Green Background fPOE - RoselightStudio
Fine Art Print Unbeliev...
Preservation - approx 13x18cm / 5x7in fine art glossy photo print - butterfly, jar, nature, environment, ecology, fpoe - karinelizabeth
Preservation - approx 1...
Handmade marigold paper - Made from recycled paper - 25 sheets - SlowFirePaperCraft
Handmade marigold paper...
Vintage Mirror Home Decor Gold Color from Nowvintage on Etsy - nowvintage
Vintage Mirror Home Dec...
Learning to Sin - FREE SHIPPING 8x12 Print Girl Antique Book Vintage Snakes Dark Evil Yellow Light Photo Art Portrait - caryndrexl
Learning to Sin - FREE ...
Horizon Emotion - Fine Art Photo Print - Girl Stands On Rock by the Sea 8x10 - BOHOPAGEprints
Horizon Emotion - Fine ...
Beautiful Decayed Abandoned Church Pews -In God We Rust Photo Print - InGodWeRust
Beautiful Decayed Aband...
10" x 10" Art Print of  "Two Hearts As One" - AmericanGraphics
10" x 10" Art...
Artistic nude woman on color film fine art photo print wall art - Baciata dal Sole - 1 - tree3art
Artistic nude woman on ...
Two Girls 8x12 Fine Art Print Featured at the GBK Primetime Emmy Awards Gift Lounge - TheLightFantastic
Two Girls 8x12 Fine Art...
PLAY - Photograph, Print - 7x7 Old book Library Playing Sepia, Rust Tan Coffee Tea Black Cream  Neutrals By Jean Lannen - The Other Jeanie - theotherjeanie
PLAY - Photograph, Prin...
Piano Photography, Dark Melody, 8x10 Photograph, Monochromatic Macro Print, Still LIfe - ellemoss
Piano Photography, Dark...
Surreal portrait - Girl with umbrella and rain 10x10 print - erikakvictor
Surreal portrait - Girl...

Friday, April 19, 2013

Why I want to win a membership to Product Marketing Breakthrough

I opened my handmade jewelry business, AveryBethDesigns, in August, 2012, after 4 years of waiting and wishing for the chance to make this dream of mine a reality.  I began years ago creating necklaces for friends and knew that it was something I wanted to turn into a business.  Once my husband got on board with the huge investment starting a business would be, I ran with it and now have my own jewelry business on Etsy.  I have been open for eight months and have had 50 sales.  While this is a good start, it is definitely only the beginning of where I see this business going.

I have networked via Facebook, Twitter, my blog, and purchased a domain for the future of the business.  After watching Andreea's videos, I have already made some adjustments to open up the chance for wholesale business, as well as created an email newsletter sign up option and spread the word on my various social media sites to try and garner more interest in my shop.

I would be absolutely thrilled to get a chance to win a free lifetime membership to Product Marketing Breakthrough.  As a stay at home mom to two children, living on one income doesn't afford the chance to make this huge investment…even though I know it will be worth it!  I know that my husband would not be on board with that level of investment.  And yet, I absolutely want to take my business to the next level and be able to contribute a significant income to our little family.  I want to make back our initial investment on this business and knock the socks off of my husband with my resounding success far beyond!

With a lifetime membership, I would be able to jumpstart my business and have the confidence to take action that i KNOW will make a difference.  I have been so motivated after watching the four video series and have already started taking steps to grow my business into what i know it can become.  With the resources and organized information that this program provides, I know that I can feel confident that all my worries and questions can be answered with the PMB program and provide me with a guideline for how to proceed. With access to media lists and source contacts, I know that I can get my jewelry featured and take control of the growth of my business.

In three years, I see my Etsy shop thriving, my jewelry in 2-3 local boutique stores, and perhaps a large retail outlet.  I want to have my jewelry featured in 2-4 magazines.  I want to be a "featured shop" on 2-4 large traffic and highly popular blogs.  I also want to have my jewelry sold on a high end exclusive site such as BRIKA.  Of course, this would all be without the advantage of PMB.  WITH the help of PMB, I imagine I could reach far beyond these goals.  Overall, I plan on my business being organized, smooth running, and highly successful…with even farther to go!  And hopefully with the help and resources of the Positive Marketing Breakthrough system, I can reach these goals faster and more confidently.

Want to help me win the contest for a free membership with Positive Marketing Breakthrough?  Click this link and "like" my entry!!  Thank you!

Patricia Bryant



breakfast at tiffany's!

i am so excited to be a part of the upcoming craft fair hosted by NW woman power networking events. this month's theme guessed it..."breakfast at tiffany's"!  there will be 50+ vendors at the event, including your's truly...that would be ME!

this event comes just in time to pick up a lovely gift for you mother for mother's day!  and, what do you know, women LOVE jewelry.  so be sure to stop by my booth and get her something she will love.

the show is at the spokane events & catering off of east sprague on april 25th from 5-8pm.  here is the facebook page for the event:  breakfast at tiffany's craft fair

i have been a busy bee getting all of my display items ready and tagging all of my jewelry for the show next week.  this will be my second craft fair and i am excited for a really good turn out.

so, if you love craft shows, and happen to be near the spokane area, this event is for YOU!

want to see what will be at my booth?  come check out averybethdesigns on etsy!

new to the shop today!


Monday, April 15, 2013

subscribe now!

i have been working on something rather exciting...

now you can subscribe to the averybethdesigns newsletter and get special announcements and offers sent to your email!  there is a lovely new link you can click to the right of this page called "subscribe for special offers".  this link will open a new window with a form you can fill out to get signed up for special offers...(hint: there might be a fabulous special offer for just signing up!)

also, if you love averybethdesigns and want to help promote the site, you can also now "grab my button" (also on the right of this page).  just copy the code in the box below the image and paste it into your blog's layout html code box and voi-la!  plus, you can let me know that you have done this, and i would be happy to reciprocate!  if you don't have a blog button for me to add to my site, i could always make a mention of you and your shop in my next blog post!

so, get connected to averybethdesigns and sign up for the newsletter!

and don't forget the mother's day sale going on in the shop right now!  use code LOVEMOM for 10% off your order!

(a special thank you to mycoolrealm for the button code!)

two new lovelies to the shop!
"incipient" (citrine)
"incipient" (amethyst)

Friday, April 12, 2013

coming soon...

i recently finished some new pieces for the shop.  i am SO excited about these pieces, as they are more and more in the direction i see my shop going.  i love the natural shape to the stones and the simple elegance the pieces come together to create.  i have always been rather minimalist in my jewelry choices, and yet, i do love a nice statement piece from time to time.  i think these new pieces encompass both aspects.

i have the pictures uploaded to my computer and am currently in the process of editing them.  next will be giving these babies names and getting their listings up and ready on etsy!  spy any you'll be keeping you eye out for in the shop?

be sure to check averybethdesigns for my latest additions!  and don't forget the sale going on now throughout the entire shop!  enter LOVEMOM at checkout to get 10% off your order!  perfect chance to get your mom (or you!) a special little something for mother's day.

**mailing list for averybethdesigns coming soon as well!  soon you will be able to sign up to be the first to hear about special offers and announcements!**

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

show your mom some love!

i am having a sale throughout the shop in honor of the greatest person alive....MOM!  looking for something special to get that special mom in your life?  well, head on over to AveryBethDesigns and enter code LOVEMOM at checkout to receive 10% off your order!



from necklaces to earrings to bracelets, there is something for every mom.

looking to create something custom for her?  just send me a 'convo' message in etsy (or email me at averybethdesigns (at) and i would be more than happy to work with you!

just be sure to act quickly so that i can get it out to you in time for mother's day (sunday, may 12th)!  


so head on over to AveryBethDesigns and pick out something lovely for that lovely mother in your life!  and don't forget to use LOVEMOM for 10% off!