It's the Window Shop Blog Hop
Create a "Holiday Window" for your shop -- share your handcrafted shop information, product line, and links to your online stores for the Holiday season shoppers. Nothing to make, not a jewelry challenge, you don't even have to comment on posts; just provide your shop info in a blog post on November 11. If you don't have a shop, that's ok, post about a handcrafted shop you enjoy. The idea is to create a thread of handcrafted "shop windows" for holiday shoppers to browse.
Each Window Shop participant will be entered to win items to enhance their jewelry, bead and craft art: the giveaways are two photography domes, jewelry designer inventory and pricing software, and an earring photography kit, retailing from $40- $225.
1) Share your shop's "holiday window":
Blog about your shop on Sunday, November 11th -- the weekend before the big Black Friday commercial sales hit. You may simply post your shop banner and a link, or share special holiday offers, like gift wrapping, coupon codes, or special items available for the holidays.
2) Share a "holiday window" for another shop you enjoy :
What if you don't have your own shop? That's ok, just create a "shop window" for your favorite Etsy, Zibbet or ArtFire store. You'll be supporting handcrafted, and your name will be added to the drawing.
3. Comment below
Comment below, and please give me your blog address or email if your comments are not connected to your blog (otherwise I can't find you to include you:). I'll create a final list of all the participants to add to your window shop blog post or to link to. Commenting on other's posts is not required because the idea is to create a listing of handcrafted shops for holiday gift giving. Browse and "Window Shop Blog Hop" the stores at your convenience.
4) Add the Window Shop Blog Hop Button to your blog.
Here's the Window Shop Holiday Hop button to post on your blog. Please create a link for the button going back to this blog post:
5) Earn extra entries into the giveaway:
To earn extra entries into the giveaway drawing create a blog post discussing the "Window Shop Blog Hop" or a Facebook post about the Window Shop Blog Hop, or Twitter. Just comment below to let me know you've earned additional entries (I may not know you earned extra entries otherwise). Winners will be chosen using random.org drawing and announced on November 18, 2012.
Ready to see the Holiday give-a-ways you could win by participating in the Window Shop Blog Hop? They are compliments of jewelry artists and inventors Barbara Carlton (software) and Cindy Lichfield (Cloud Dome items). Happy Holidays!
Win an Earring Stand:
|The Cloud Dome Earring Stand|
The makers of the Cloud Dome have created an easy, professional way to take excellent photos of the most challenging type of jewelry to photograph: earrings. The product uses the reflection of free hanging earrings for the perfect shot. The Cloud Dome earring stand works with the Cloud dome, or simply your tripod and camera. It retails for $40 at the Facebook shopping mall.
Win a Nimbus Photography Dome:
The Nimbus photography dome is designed to work with smart phones in order to make jewelry, bead and macro photography quick and professional -- controls shadows and can be used at night. See the Nimbus dome in action on youtube. Retails for $79.
Win a Cloud Dome:
|The Cloud Dome|
Previously an exclusive product of Rio Grande, the "Cloud Dome" is now available at Jewel School for artisans looking to create fine quality photos of their handcrafted jewelry for publication, sales, and contests. The Cloud dome creates perfect ambient light -- similar to the natural light of an overcast day -- producing soft shadows and ideal lighting, even at night. The Cloud Dome retails for $225.
Win Business Software:
The "Jewelry Designer Manager (Tm) Pricing Jewelry Made Easy Software" is a special Jewel School 10 year anniversary edition that has twenty-two 4.5 out of 5 star reviews at Jewel School online! The software retails for $69.
Have fun and Happy Holidays,