Nov 26, 2010

Friday Finds: Champagne Berry Bracelet

Beaded Bracelet - Champagne Berry



I spotted this beautiful bracelet by Ocean Pearl Jewelry and immediately fell in love with it. The colours she uses are fabulous! The clasp she chose is just right for the style and colours of this bracelet.

Please visit Ocean Pearl Jewelry to find beautiful beaded items such as pendants and bracelets. Perfect gifts for Holiday gift giving - these beaded beauties take time and patience to complete.

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Ocean Pearl Jewelry


Treasury Challenge Tie Breaker

For the first time ever in an Oh Canada Treasury Challenge, we have a tie!

Flash Back by Dark Ride and Colour Me Butterfly by Stuff by Steph are tied for first with 26% of the votes each.

Our next treasury challenge will begin in the new year, so we're going to have a poll throughout the holidays to see which of these stunning treasuries takes the cake!

Have a look at these great collections and cast your vote in the poll at the right. We'll announce the winner and the new theme in 2011!

Flash Back

Color me Butterfly



Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Etsy.com


Nov 24, 2010

Tag Workshop: Aqua Briolette Earrings

This week our Tag Workshop features a pretty pair of briolette earrings by Khalliah Design. We’ll compare tag suggestions from our helpful volunteers, to see what keywords shoppers might use to find them. The description reads:

From the collection ~ Flower scents, these earrings are so feminine and delicate! Beautiful for everyday or a special occasion.

~ Dimension of the teardrop: 15X8mm
~ Material used: Oxidized copper wire, Acrylic bead, Antique Copper Leverback Earwire


Aqua Briolette Leverback Earrings by Khalliah Design

Aqua Briolette Earrings
by Khalliah Design



Tarapparel suggests these tags:

jewelry, earrings, dangle,
blue, aqua,
copper, leverback, briolette, drop,
teardrop, delicate, crystal, wire, feminine

Sunshine Jewls recommends:

jewelry ,earrings, wire wrapped, acrylic, robins egg blue,
teardrop, faceted, briolette, aquamarine, brass,
copper, blues and browns

Bubble Tub suggests:

jewelry, earrings, aqua blue, sparkling, tear drops,
copper, ohcanadateam, Khalliah Design,
handcrafted, crystal, beads

Fuchst Bags recommends:

jewelry, earrings, oxidized, copper, faceted crystal,
tear drop, lever back, dangle, simple, elegant,
aqua, blue, everyday, khalliahdesign.

And the actual tags are:

jewelry, earrings, dangle, aqua, teardrop,
tear drop, contemporary, blue, fall, winter,
nickel free, wire wrapped, ohcanadateam, handmade

For more help choosing Etsy tags try:

Tag Wars
Holiday Merchandising Tips
Etsy DOs and DON’Ts

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Khalliah Design


Nov 19, 2010

Friday Finds: Breezy Mango Eco Friendly Shawl

Breezy Mango Eco Friendly Shawl



Today's Friday Find is a gorgeous mango orange eco-friendly shawl by Anny May. Gloriously long at 94 by 13 inches when unfurled, this is the perfect accessory as the days grow colder. I imagine it would go equally well thrown over a beautiful sheath dress as it would with a cozy turtleneck and jeans. The bright colour is the perfect pick-me-up, and the 100% tencel yarn looks nice and soft.

Tencel is made from the wood pulp of the eucalyptus tree, and its production method is biodegradeable and non-toxic. Eco-friendly and beautiful. Who could ask for anything more? Visit Anny May's Etsy shop for more lovely handmade clothing and accessories made from ecological materials.

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and annymay


Nov 18, 2010

Butterfly Necklace Challenge Finalists

It’s time to vote for your favorite collection in our latest treasury challenge! This round our theme was a lovely butterfly necklace by Pulp and Paisley. We‘ve had some amazing and lively entries!

We have narrowed down the entries to six beautiful collections. Have a look at each of these treasuries, then choose your favorite in the poll at the right. The winner will choose the theme for our next treasury challenge!

Beauties in Brown and Blue Color me Butterfly

Beauties in Brown and Blue and Color Me Butterfly

Flash Back Butterflies to Wear

Flash Back and Butterflies to Wear

Spread Your Wings Quirky and Colourful

Spread Your Wings and Quirky and Colourful

Voting is open until Tuesday, November 23rd. The winner will be announced on November 25th. Thanks for playing, and good luck to our finalists!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Etsy.com


Nov 16, 2010

Tag Workshop: Citrine Convertible Diaper Bag

This week our Tag Workshop features a beautiful handmade diaper tote by Fuchst Bags. We’ll compare tag suggestions from our helpful volunteers, to see what keywords shoppers might use to find it. The description reads:

A versatile bag that can convert from a shoulder bag to messenger bag to a backpack by simply changing the position of the straps. The bag is very roomy with lots of interior pockets. The large exterior zippered pocket is big enough to store all your daily necessities, such as wallet, keys, cellphone, sunglasses, ipod, and lipstick. It will also make a perfect diaper bag for the stylish new mom!

The fabric for this tote is a highend designer fabric by Waverly - Sun N Shade Sundial Citrine. This is a 100% Sprun Polyester upholstery fabric. It is so gorgeous and versatile, and has a soil and stain repellent finish. The Colors include in this fabric are shade of olive green on a cream and white background.


Citrine Convertible Diaper Bag by Fuchst Bags

Citrine Convertible Diaper Bag
by Fuchst Bags



Tarapparel suggests these tags:

bags and purses, backpack, messenger, purse,
tote
, yellow, brown, white, floral, convertible,
versatile, zipper pocket, summer, roomy

Khalliah Design recommends:

bags and purses, durability, unisex, versatile,
Fun, bag, zippered pocket, cotton
fusible, lime, chocolate, functional, strong

Sunshine Jewls suggests:

bags and purses, diaper bag, purse, tote,
shoulder bag, convertible, backpack, fabric,
canvas, cloth, cotton, messenger, zipper, custom

Bubble Tub recommends:

bags and purses, diaper bag, designer, citrine,
pattern, large, carry all, versatile, olive green,
polyester, fuchst bags

And the actual tags are:

bags and purses, backpack, diaper bag, laptop,
messenger
, extra large, canvas, stylish, brown,
fuchst bags, handmade, convertible tote,
citrine green, designer fabric

For more tagging help, try:

Tag Wars
Etsy Tagging Suggestions
Etsy DOs and DON’Ts

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Fuchst Bags


Nov 10, 2010

Treasury Challenge: Butterfly Necklace

I Can Sing a Rainbow

The votes are in, and the winner of the Alphabet Keychain treasury challenge is Sing Me a Rainbow. Congratulations to Karen’s Minis, and a big thanks to all of our participants and voters.

And now it’s time for a brand new treasury challenge! The contest is open to anyone, and we invite all Etsy members to participate, even if you’re not an Oh Canada Team member or a shop owner!

The winner will receive the opportunity to select the theme for our next challenge. It could be an idea, a color, or even an item from an Etsy shop, to be featured in our next Treasury Challenge. All you have to do is make a treasury using the current theme.

The Rules

1. Your treasury must incorporate the challenge’s theme, and include at least 8 Oh Canada Team members. Check out our team roster for members, or search for the tag OhCanadaTeam when choosing your featured listings.

2. You must include the words “OCT Challenge” somewhere in your treasury’s title.

3. You must tag your treasury with “ohcanadateam” and “OCT challenge”

4. In your treasury’s description, let viewers know that it is an entry in an Oh Canada Team challenge, invite them to join, and provide a link to our main blog, or this post.

5. Please do not use your own shop(s) in your entry, including alternate shops.

How to Enter

To enter your treasury, add a link to it in the comments section of this post.

Only treasuries that are submitted on the blog before the deadline will be included in the judging round.

The deadline for entering the “Butterfly Necklace” challenge is Tuesday, November 16th. Our judges will select 6 finalists, and voting will begin on Thursday, November 18th. Screenshots of all the entries will be uploaded to our Flickr challenge album before the judging round begins.

Voting for this challenge will close the following Tuesday, and the winner will be announced along with our next theme on Thursday, November 25th.

Everyone is welcome to play - including Etsy shoppers and non-team members. If you’ve never made a treasury on Etsy before, you can get some handy tips in this tutorial: How to Make Etsy Treasuries.

Retro Butterfly Necklace by Pulp and Paisley

The Theme

Our previous challenge winner, Karen‘s Minis, has chosen a fellow team member’s creation to the be focus of this challenge. You can create a treasury using any theme that you desire, but you must include this listing in your selections: Retro Butterfly Statement Necklace.

Challenge Judges

Not ready to make a treasury yet? We will also be looking for guest judges to help narrow down the finalists. If you would like to participate, let us know in the comments section of this post, along with a link to your shop. The first three volunteers will be contacted by our Treasury Challenge admins with more details about the judging process.

Please feel free to contact our team admins if you have any questions.

Good luck!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Pulp & Paisley


Nov 9, 2010

Tag Workshop: Harvest Fossil Gemstone Pendant

This week our Tag Workshop features a lovely handmade pendant with gemstones and crystals by Sunshine Jewls. We’ll compare tag suggestions from our helpful volunteers to see what keywords shoppers might use to find it. The description reads:

Beautiful fall colors! A fossiled jasper pendant hangs from a sterling silver chain. Carnelian, smoky topaz, unakite gemstones and swarovski crystal bicones hang atop the jasper. All high-quality gemstones are wire-wrapped by hand. Chain and findings all made of sterling silver. Finished with sterling silver lobster claw clasp.

Harvest Fossil Gemstone Pendant by Sunshine Jewls

Harvest Fossil Pendant
by Sunshine Jewels



Tarapparel suggests these tags:

jewelry, necklace, pendant, swarovski crystal,
brown, rust, green, orange, gemstone,
cluster, bunch, wire wrapped, high quality, round

Khalliah Design recommends:

jewelry, necklace, earth lover, sterling silver,
smoky topaz, rare fossil, organic,
geology, swarovski, gemstone,
natural, funky, earthy, rustic

Bubble Tub suggests:

jewelery, necklace, fall colors, precious gems,
autumn, sterling silver, jasper,
sunshinejewls, beads, bold

Fuchst Bags recommends:

jewelry, necklace, earthtone, rust, olive, sterling, silver
chain, wire wrapped, semi precious, stone
fall, cluster, sunshinejewls

And the actual tags are:

jewelry, necklace, cluster, fall,
autumn, warm, green, brown,
neutral, fossil, orange, olive, pink, pendant

For more tagging help, check out:

Tag Wars
An Alternative to Renewing
Etsy DOs and DON’Ts

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Sunshine Jewls


Nov 5, 2010

Friday Finds: Bird's Nest Sachet

Rustic bird's nest balsam fir sachet



When the temperature drops and it's time to start turning up the thermostat, it's not always easy finding the time to open a window and get a little fresh air moving around. These things have to be perfectly timed, so you're not wasting energy or freezing your toes!

Luckily, there are lots of natural ways to keep your home feeling fresh throughout the cooler months. This adorable sachet from bstudio is made with repurposed linen, and fragrant balsam fir needles. The bright red eggs and handy ribbon tie would look fantastic in any holiday decor.

To see more handmade decor and gifts by Canadian artists, add the tag OhCanadaTeam to your searches on Etsy.com.

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and bstudio


Nov 4, 2010

Alphabet Keychain Challenge Finalists

It’s time to vote for your favorite collection in our latest treasury challenge! This round our theme was a colorful keychain from Design by Cassandra. The entries are full of color!

Our wonderful judges have narrowed down the entries to six beautiful collections. Have a look at each of these treasuries, then choose your favorite in the poll at the right. The winner will choose the theme for our next treasury challenge!

Colour by Letters Creatures

Color by Letters and Creatures

Colour or Not Canadian Kaleidoscope

Colour or Not and Canadian Kaleidospope

Rainbow of Canadian Colours I Can Sing a Rainbow

Rainbow of Canadian Colours and I Can Sing a Rainbow

Voting is open until Tuesday, November 9th. The winner will be announced along with our new challenge theme on November 10th. Thanks for playing, and good luck to our finalists!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Etsy.com


Nov 2, 2010

Tag Workshop: Beaded Necklace and Bracelet Set

This week our tag workshop series features a handmade necklace and bracelet set by Tarapparel. We’ll compare tag suggestions from our volunteers to see what keywords shoppers might use to find them. The description reads:

This elegant set features dark purple and green beads on small wire hooks that are looped together.

Both have a barrel clasp closing.


Beaded Necklace and Bracelet Set by Tarapparel

Beaded Necklace and Bracelet Set
by Tarapparel


Bubble Tub suggests these tags:

jewelry, necklace, bracelet, matching, sparkling,
royal purple, forest green, elegant,
ohcanadateam, silver, Tarapparel

Sunshine Jewls recommends:

jewelry, necklace, bracelet, set,
indigo, blue, purple, green, dark, AB,
beaded, seed bead, wire, two-piece set,

Khalliah Design suggests:

jewelry, necklace, bracelet, set, purple, green,
wire wrapped, handmade, feminine,
dressy, office wear, metal,

Fuchst Bags recommends:

jewelry, necklace, choker, bracelet, wire-wrapped,
set, fun, casual, purple,
faceted beads, chain, Tarapparel

And the actual tags are:

jewelry, bracelet, necklace,
beadwork, beaded, wire wrapped,

purple, dark purple, green, dark green,
elegant, beautiful, delicate, ohcanadateam

More tagging help:

Tag Wars
Tag-o-rama
Etsy DOs and DON’Ts

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Tarapparel


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