Our featured business this week is AnnaBela Artistry, and shop owner Anna Zetterberg. Read about her variety of handmade offerings, and enter the giveaway below.
I'm a stay at home mom for my "miracle" daughter. I say "miracle" because she came to us after trying for over 10 years to conceive, including fertility treatments, without success. When I turned 39 years old, I decided to try one more year to conceive. The weekend before we were to start fertility treatments again, we found out that I was pregnant. Our lives changed from that moment on.
One of those changes happened 3 years later, when I fell back in love with jewelry making and found a new love of crochet.
One June day this year, I decided to open up a shop on Etsy. Yes, I know, that was a horrible way to start a business. Opening up shop on a spur of the moment whim. Without any serious thought or business plan. But that's how I got started. LOL
I offer a variety of products from handmade gemstone jewelry to crochet dog sweaters. All of my handmade products are either one of a kind or very limited.
My crochet purses are a special line called the "Good Tidings" Collection. It's based on a family tradition that my mother instilled in me. She always told me never to give a gift of a wallet without putting at least $1.00 in it. That way the recipient of the gift will never have an empty wallet. So, in spirit of that tradition, I offer to sew in a small gemstone into the purse as a token of "good tidings". They get to choose if they would like Love, Luck, Protection, Money or Power.
The biggest challenge as a business owner, "Finding enough time to be a good wife, a loving mom and building my business. I wish I had more hours in the day, more hands to create and an extra me to do all the computer work involved in having an online business."
My favorite season is Fall/Winter. I love the cooler weather, there's 4 holidays to celebrate, we get to decorate with twinkling lights, we get to spend time with family and friends and eat, drink and be merry!
I love my dogs. Before we were blessed with our daughter, our dogs were are kids. I've been blessed with being loved by 7 dogs, 4 of whom are in doggy heaven. Miss my original three: Quigley, Quinn and Chuwie, and my one little misfit: Cordelia.
10% of sales from my "Saving Graces Rescue" Collection of Doggy Wearables are donated to Saving Graces Rescue of Huntington Beach, Ca. I run an entire store sale promotion on occasion. Currently, 20% of sales will be donated to a family in the Philippines that suffered extreme damages to their home from Typhoon Haiyan. You can ready more about it on my blog, chitandchats.blogspot.com. I also plan on doing other charity promotions in the future.
You can find AnnaBela Artistry online Website, Etsy, Storenvy, Zibbet, Facebook, Twitter, & Kindred Krafters Blog. With any purchase made in AnnaBela Artistry's shop during the feature week, you will receive a free gift!
One lucky fan will win a $10 shop credit. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & AnnaBela Artistry on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 12/8/13 and ends at 8pm CST on 12/14/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.
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