Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Here they are:
US First Class - Dec. 20
Military Mail First Class - Dec. 4 (APO/FPO AE Zip 093) all others Dec. 10
International First Class - Europe/Canada/Australia/New Zealand Dec. 10

If you are shopping after those dates please contact me about priority or express shipping, I'll have to charge a bit extra to cover the cost but if you really need it on time that's your best bet after the cut-off dates.

Note: Squidmas/Cephalopodmas is Dec. 22.

Friday, November 26, 2010

It Has Arrived

It's Black Friday everyone. Time to joyously celebrate shopping and nearly getting trampled in stores! If you are trying to avoid the insanity by staying home and shopping online I have 15% off my entire Etsy shop through Monday.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

Next Friday Nov. 26 through Monday Nov. 29 I'll be running a sale in my entire shop for 15% off on all items. This is the only sale I'll be running before the Christmas shipping deadline of December 20.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

15% Off Coupon

Etsy has just rolled out coupon codes to some sellers. I happen to be one of the lucky shops who already have this feature and I want to test it out. So I've created a coupon code and will be keeping it active for the next 24 hours (that is until 1:45pm Nov. 19). I hadn't been planning to run a sale or anything until next week for Black Friday so consider this a bonus if you don't want to wait until then to order for 15% off.

Coupon Code: SQUIDLOVE01
Go to Noadi's Art on Etsy to redeem in the next 24 hours, it will be inactivated after that time.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New ornaments in the making

Original froggy ornament
So a while back I made this frog ornament. Cute but a bit rough. However lots of people liked it and it has since sold AND I've had a request for another one.

So I've been looking around locally to try to find clear glass ornaments to use without much luck. However I got lucky over the weekend, I went down to Portland and stopped into the Joann's there to get more of the varnish I use on my jewelry and of course they had exactly the ornaments I needed in the holiday section.

Hooray for big craft stores. I wish there was one a little closer to me but that's what I get for living in a small town in the middle of rural Maine.

8 little glass balls for frog ornaments
Here are the new glass balls. I'm planning on making a few changes to the design. First of all wire instead of fishing line to hang the tadpoles inside the balls, ribbon instead of leather cord for hanging, and maybe glue some beads in the bottom of the ball to look like eggs (haven't decided on that yet). Also I'm thinking of not just plain old green frogs but maybe a few of the really colorful tropical rain forest frogs as well.