Monday, May 16, 2011

Snap Crafty Cabochon Giveaway!

About a month ago I was reading through articles on the Etsy's Blog - The Storque. There is a fabulous segment called Quit Your Day Job, if you are ever in need of motivation for your Etsy shop this is most definitely where you should go! I'm so excited to have stumbled upon an article featuring Sandra of Snap Crafty - a successful Etsian, fellow Michigander, and all around fabulous woman who is sponsoring this week's giveaway! (You can read the article Sandra was featured in here!)

Enter to win a 50 Piece Cabochon Set ($20 Value) from Snap Crafty now through 5.22.11, 7 pm Eastern!

Sandra left her job as a scientist to focus more on the things in life that she enjoyed. This lead her to opening a jewelry supply shop - Snap Crafty - which many people, from all over the world, frequent and enjoy. Her science background or at least the work it took to gain her PhD in science taught her how to research, work hard, and be independent - traits that have helped her maintain a successful Etsy Shop.

Sandra is all about her customers. Researching where else they spend their time on the internet and choosing to advertise in those areas. Reading as much as she can about business, customer, service, and marketing. Maintaining a a newsletter that keep clients in the loop and draws in new customers. This lady certainly works hard for her success!

I absolutely love Sandra's tips for those considering a similar path... "Do what makes you happy! Seriously, life is too short to settle for a mediocre job you’re only ho-hum about. Many times, what makes you happy will be something that you’re good at anyway." (Amen Sister!)

When asked if she has any regrets about her carear choices Sandra comments that she only wishes she had left the world of science sooner!

Although she is very successful Sandra still faces challenges. Time management is an issue as she spends from 2-3 hours daily answering e-mails without getting lost surfing the web! (Holy Cow! This also means she must have the patience of a saint!)


The flower cabochon mix is the most popular item sold by Snap Crafty. How exciting that a mix of these could be yours! Customers take these colorful cabs and create a variety of projects - jewelry, place card holders, making clay molds, etc...

How to win a 50 Piece Cab Mix ($20 value) from Etsy Shop Snap Crafty:
  • Visit Snap Crafty - Share your favorite item & how you would use the Cab Mix!
    Example Post: My favorite item is the Ivory Scalloped Daisy Bouquet Cab Mix I would use them to make necklaces for my fabulous bridesmaids!
  • "Like" Snap Crafty on Facebook - Say "Hi" to Sandra on her wall!
    Example Post: I "like" Snap Crafty under the name Stunning Anna K. Designs.
  • Follow this blog!
    Example Post: I follow this blog under the name Stunning.

  • "Like" Stunning on Facebook
    Example Post: I "like" Stunning under the name Stunning Anna K. Designs.
** This giveaway will begin 5.16.11 at 8 am Eastern and will end on 5.22.11 at 7 pm Eastern. Limit 4 entries per person. Must have valid e-mail address to win. **
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50 comments:

  1. I love the Berry Mix, I'm a sucker for those pretty girlie colours! I would use these wonderful to try out some new designs and just have fun playing!

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  2. Already a blog follower under the name Kawartha Beads:)

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  3. I love everything in this shop. I'm really enjoying the bright enamaled hearts, particularly the green ones.

    I would use the cab mix in some of my jewelry experiments.

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  4. I'm following this blog under my own name :)

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  5. I like Snap Crafty on facebook. I'm glad you introduced me to her; I'm also an ex-scientist turned artist :)

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  6. I like Stunning on facebook under "Bird in the Hand Art"

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  7. My fave is the tiny turquoise teardrop czech glass bead strand! And I would use the Cab mix to make fun earrings for myself and friends :)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  8. I follow your sweet blog :)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  9. Love the turquoise dagger czech glass beads. I love pretty much anything turquoise. I would make earrings and rings with the cab mix! :)

    rebelevin at gmail dot com

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  10. I follow you with google friend connect as "adventures of a spouse"

    rebelevin at gmail dot com

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  11. I added your FB page to my favorites (username: Yes Teacher Crafts)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  12. I really like the Niagara Falls vintage reverse painted glass cabochon. I would make a pretty necklace and earrings with the mix!

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  13. I adore the vintage flower bead mix, it is totally fun!

    I'd use the prize to make post earrings for my girlfriends. It would be awesome to surprise everyone.

    kimbahleigh666 at gmail dot com

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  14. i would like the enamel hearts. I would use the prize to make things with my grand daughter and elementary students.

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  15. oh gosh! all items are so beautiful! i adore them all.. but since i love rose, so i think my favorite items are icing rose 10mm.. i really want make ring from them. and if i win the cab mix, i'll make ring, hair clip, necklace, etc.. i'll experiment with them.

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  16. i follow your blog, using my own name, Nila Listiana

    nilastiana@gmail.com

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  17. i like you on facebook, using my account: Nila Listiana

    nilastiana@gmail.com

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  18. i like her on facebook, using my account: Nila Listiana

    nilastiana@gmail.com

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  19. Ooh, I love the 2pc coral ornate carved floral resin cabochon embellishment! If I won the cab mix I'd love to make some hair clips and rings.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  20. following you via GFC as Marija

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  21. Apart from the lovely Cabochon mix, I love the 4pcs orange lovely enamel filigree rings, adjustable... now I'm so hooked up oranges, corals and peaches :P...

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  22. I also follow your blog as doroffee.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  23. I also follow you on fb as Dorottya Zsófia Bacsi.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  24. I follow Snapcrafty on fb as Dorottya Zsófia Bacsi, too.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  25. It was SO difficult choosing a favorite item from her shop! I buy many of my supplies on Etsy, so I definitely favorited her shop. ;-) I do love the vintage brass heart lockets the most I believe.

    And as for those cabs, I'd make all kinds of things with them! Mostly rings and bobby pins I'm sure, maybe some earrings as well.

    www.Hollyrocks.etsy.com

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  26. I'm following your blog! See that new follower named Holly? That's me. ;-)

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  27. I like the decoden sweets mix assorted cabochons.
    I would use these to make necklace pendants or cellphone charms
    uk7ss@yahoo.com

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  28. Oh what a cute store I love the tiny turquoise hearts for necklaces and the large pink peony for a necklace and those pretty cabs for lockets!

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  29. I liked snap crafty as Patty Gasparino!

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  30. I posted this to the My Life Under the Bus FB page too!!! XO

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  31. I am so glad that I followed Patty's (My life under the bus) link because I have been looking to buy cabs but wanted them in different sizes. I am also loving the hearts esp the pink and purple ones, spring fever maybe?!

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  32. I like stunning on fb as Shannon Iko Chomanczuk

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  33. I like snap crafty on fb as Shannon Iko Chomanczuk

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  34. I love the yellow pretty pompom mum cabochons. Here lately Ive been into the color yellow. Maybe its the summer time?
    Anyways, I would use them to make hair pins or incorporate them into a necklace.

    Ashley
    sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

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  35. Kept it simple and said "hi" on facebook :)

    http://www.facebook.com/Snapcrafty?sk=wall#!/ashleybwomble/posts/212612558762036

    <3
    Ashley
    sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

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  36. I like the black vintage style oval floral cabochons. I would use them to make barettes for my little cousins.

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  37. I really like the colorful cabochon mix. . I'm a sucker for anything with that much color. However, the filigree ring bases are also very cool (and colorful!)

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  38. I'm also a follower (now) under the name Hope.

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  39. I love the faceted large dark blue czech glass briolettes. I'd use the cabs to my earrings.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I love the cute lavender enameled heart charm, 6 pcs


    scottysgirl4life@gmail.com

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  41. I follow this blog
    scottysgirl4life@gmail.com

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  42. I love the "4pcs filigree ring base gunmetal"
    -Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I liked Snap Crafty on FB and said hello! :)
    -Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I liked your FB page! :)
    -Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I now follow your blog via GFC :)
    -Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. My favorite item is the Turquoise Large Oval Floral Cabochon! I would like to make some Earrings, and try decorating Headbands!

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  47. I follow this Blog as maxfate. Thanks~

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  48. My favorite is the "Deluxe assortment pretty peony ruffled cabochon, 14 pcs"

    soklad82@hotmail.com

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  49. I bead cuffs and these cabs would look great.

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