Thursday, 19 February 2015

muted by RockaBeauty Mama


Curated by RockaBeautyBoutique

100% One Big Sale Day Team Treasury!
Hand felted wool coaster, denim blue with grey border trivet, hot pad, gift for him, gift for coworker
HOME or OFFICE DECOR Architectural Black & White Photograph - 5x7 or 8x10 Prints, Custom Sizes, Art, Fine Art
Rose Quartz Ring - Pink Stone Ring - Boho Ring - Adjustable Band - Love Stone - Bronze - Gifts
Silver 925 earrings / Silver 925 Creoles / Czech glass faceted black washer / Creoles minimalist
Crystal Cascade Earrings with Swarovski Teardrop Crystals and Sterling Silver, Long Dangle Earrings, Bridal Earrings
French Bulldog Art Tote Bag, Light Cotton Canvas Bag for Groceries, Books or Shoe Bag in Natural Color, Medium Size
Printable Abstract Art, Graphic Print, Modern Black And White Wall Art, Geometric Prints, Digital Download
Black and White Felted Brooch. Heart Brooch. Button Brooch. Gift Idea.  Hand sewn brooch. Women's jewellery accessory. Uk Seller.
Activated Charcoal Soap, Unscented soap, All Natural Soap, HandMade Soap
Light grey canvas tote, brown front pocket, cotton handles, everyday tote bag, tote school bag, brown and orange
Bicycle and Music Note Asymmetrical Earrings
Bird earrings,dangle earrings, antique bronze lever back earrings, Swarovski crystals, key charm, vintage style earrings, handmade jewellery
TRIO earrings.Gold beads on gold-filled marquise earring.Bridesmaids earrings.
Elegant necklace made of fabrics "Roses"
Large Valentine Sterling Silver Heart OR Triangle Charm-Pendant-Leaf Imprint Texture-Jump ring-Chevron-Handmade Mothers Day Gift-Love-Winter
Charlotte Typography Map, North Carolina Text Art Print

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Intro to Social Media Marketing for Etsy Sellers

Social media marketing... We have all heard about it, but many still choose not to use social media, or they struggle to make social media marketing work for their Etsy shop. This year I hope to change that! As a leader on the One Big Sale Day Team on Etsy my focus for 2015 will be on bringing all of you information on how to build a strong social media presence for your Etsy shop.

Let's begin by answering a simple question... What is social media?
"Social media are the websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or participate in social networking, It connects us to each other and thus to potential buyers using content that we each create."  
- Etsy
If your new to social media it can be really hard to find the right place to start. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest... How do you find the right platform for you and your shop? The best way to figure this out is to discover what each social media site has to offer...


Facebook is great for forming a stronger connection with people you already know. For your Etsy shop that might be your personal friends and family, along with customers and loyal fans of your brand. On Facebook it is really important to post quality content that engages your fans. You are able to post simple text status updates, photos, videos, and links. Your fans are then able to interact with those posts by liking, commenting, or sharing the post on their own timeline for their friends to see. The more likes, comments, and shares a Facebook post receives will determine the reach that post gets on the social platform.


On Twitter you use "tweets" to share information. Tweets are posts that are limited to 140 characters... and those 140 characters can contain text, photos, videos and/or links. Twitter is fantastic for getting your brand in front of a wider audience, and with the proper use of hashtags you can put your tweets right in front of your target market! If you want to get your brand visible to more then just the people you know Twitter it is a great place to be.


Instagram is a social app where you can post a variety of photos to share your shops visual story. It is great for sharing "behind the scene" type photos of your shop along with many other photos that can engage your followers! Instagram is currently growing in popularity recently reaching over 300 million active users, but in order to post to this growing social network you will need to have a device that is capable of running the Instagram app (iPhone or Android). Instagram (like Twitter) is great for reaching a larger audience, especially when you find that perfect hashtag to pair with your post!


Pinterest is a unique social media site that is like a virtual bulletin board. You can pin products, pin  your favorite recipe, or pin a link to your favorite blog article. Each pin (when pinned correctly) provides a link back to the original content. So if you pin your products directly from Etsy (which is super easy since Etsy automatically provides a pin button on each listing page) that product is then circulating around pinterest with a direct link back to your shop! You can also join group boards (find OBSD group boards here) to get your pins in front of a larger audience. 

Etsy recently shared a great article on the Etsy blog called What's Your Social Media Personality Type. If you are still unsure where you would like to begin with social media I suggest checking it out. You can take the quick quiz to find out which social media site best suites your personality!

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest are all great places to start in your social media journey. Just remember that when you find the right fit for you, and your Etsy shop, it will be much easier to get results with your social media marketing efforts.

Do you want to learn more about marketing your Etsy shop on social media? Want to participate in the One Big Sale Day social media campaigns? Join us for our first ever One Big Sale Day Live Social Media Marketing Workshop on Friday, March 6th 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. (PST)! Find out more on the team...

What social media sites do you use to market your Etsy shop? Do you have a great social media marketing tip? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author - RockaBeauty Mama (OBSD Team Leader)
TJ, aka RockaBeauty Mama, is an Etsy seller who has spent years learning the ins and outs of running a creative small business. When she became a stay at home mom, back in 2011, she began doing regular research on and off of Etsy whenever she found the time. She loves sharing what she has learned with other Etsy sellers who want to better their shops. In early 2014 she opened her own Etsy shop, RockaBeauty Boutique, where she sells her handmade retro inspired and alternative style accessories.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Counting Down to Spring - Team Instagram Challenge

To kick off our team's Instagram account, we will be having a challenge that will run for 20 days and counts down to spring! Members - Follow us and we will follow back! Share HERE

Here's why you should participate -
1) It gives you 20 days of planned content ideas!

2) Get a chance to have your photo reposted by teams Instagram account reaching more people. All reposted photos will also be posted on teams FB and Twitter!

3) All posted photos will earn you Participation Points (Read more about PP)

4) The person(s) who is able to complete all 20 days will have a special feature on team's blog about their Instagram account, which hopefully will drive some traffic over!

Here is how to participate -
1) This challenge is open to members of One Big Sale Day team on Etsy, if you have an Etsy shop join us to participate.

2) Get an Instagram account if you haven't got one, it's free and helps you build your online presence -

3) Post up to 3 pictures a day but they MUST be based on the theme of the day.

4) You MUST tag your pictures with -

  1. Challenge hashtag #20daysuntilspring2015  
  2. Suggested hashtags 
  3. Team tag/handle @OneBigSaleDay

Charlotte Typography Map by CartoCreative

Themes - 

Sunday 1st: Post your favourite item from your shop. Tag: #imadethis #handmaderevolution

Monday 2nd : Inspirational Monday, post some kind of inspirational quote or picture to chase the Monday blues away. Tag: #thinkpositive #goodmood

Tuesday 3rd: Tools of the trade, post pictures of tools used in your craft. Tag:  #makergear #toolsofthetrade

Wednesday 4th: Spring is in the Air. Post picture of spring around your home. Tag: #springisintheair #springtime #goawaysnow

Thursday 5th: Throw Back Thursday- Selfie. Post old photo of yourself. Tag: #tbt #selfie

Friday 6th: TGIF. Post pic of why you're glad it's Friday. Tag: #tgif #photooftheday

Saturday 7th: Saturday Stroll. Post picture about your walk. Tag: #walkingshoes #outandabout

Sunday 8th: Relaxing Day. Post picture of what relaxation means to you. Tag: #RandR #justchilling

Monday 9th: Pets. Post picture of your pets (or their favourite pet if they don't have one). #shoppets #instapets

Tuesday 10th: Product/shop integration. Post picture of you working or related activity eg. mailing package at post office. Tag: #workday #shopetsy

Wednesday 11th: Backyard Snapshot. Members post picture of their backyard or what they look out to from their home. Tag #mybackyard #livelocal

Thursday 12th: Throwback Thursday. Post your very first sale on Etsy, or how you will feel when you get your first sale. Tag: #tbt #firstsale

Friday 13th: Friday the 13th, post something related to the 13th. Tag: #friday13th #superstition #blackcats

Saturday 14th: Working Space. Show us a picture of your office/working space. Tag: #whereicreate #workplace

Sunday 15th: Spring Forward. Post pictures that there's a sign of spring...rabbits, Easter, flowers, spring colours etc. Tag: #5moredays #signsofspring

Monday 16th: Monday Funday. Post another inspiration picture/quote. Tag: #mondayfunday #mondaymotivation

Tuesday 17th: Real Life. Post a picture of your daily life (kids, sports, workplace) NOT etsy shop related. Tag: #reallife #dailylife

Wednesday 18th: Wednesday Wisdom Quote. Post picture or quote with some wisdom or words of advice. Tag: #stopandsmelltheroses #wednesdaywisdom

Thursday 19th: Spring Throwback Thursday. Post old picture related to spring. Tag: #tbt #lastspring

Friday 20th: Spring To Me Is... Post picture of what spring means to you. Tag: #springtrends #springtime

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Love Love curated by Kotona

Love Love

Curated by Kotona

Love in monochromatic! For One Big Sale Day Team!
Minimalist Arrow Love Art Print - Inspirational Art - Motivational Print - Love - Arrows Art 8.5x11 Print - Ready to Frame
SALE Kuuipo necklace - silver heart initial necklace, monogram personalized necklace, hand stamped sterling silver necklace, love, mom jewel
6 Black Heart Acrylic Bead Picks on Silver Wire for Millinery and Wedding Flower Bouquets
Black Heart Button Earrings Valentine Earrings Black Heart Earrings Fabric Button Post Earrings Valentines Gift
Bird earrings,dangle earrings, antique bronze lever back earrings, Swarovski crystals, key charm, vintage style earrings, handmade jewellery
Gray Valentine, Black and White Art, 5x7 Heart Watercolor Print from Original Painting,  Industrial Decor, Charcoal Art, Gray Decor, Love
Light grey canvas tote, brown front pocket, cotton handles, everyday tote bag, tote school bag, brown and orange
Bentonite Clay Soap with Activated Charcoal, Mens soap, Shaving Soap, Clay Soap,All Natural Soap,Facial Soap.
Black Heart Pendant Necklace, Seed Bead Heart Necklace, Beadwork Pendant, UK
Pale Gray Love Bird Cake Topper
x Black heart x black tips red bottems nude and black claw nails
Druzy, heart and pearl necklace
Silver Foil Heart Pillow
VINTAGE 1940s White Dress Fuzzy Angora Knit Small
Short necklace 925 silver / Embossed Heart on a thin chain / All in 925 silver / Lovely, delicate, the must-have! / Valentine's day
Rock & Roll Black Hearts Paper Wedding Garland - 20ft Length

Friday, 6 February 2015

Etsy Shop Feature - One Big Sale Day Member RockaBeautyBoutique

Hi! I'm TJ, aka RockaBeauty Mama, the owner and creator of RockaBeautyBoutique. In my Etsy shop I sell handcrafted retro inspired, and alternative style accessories that come in a variety of shapes, and sizes. From handmade retro headbands, to Lolita style wrist cuffs, RockaBeauty Boutique has you covered for your alternative accessory needs! 

Skull Rockabilly Headband Halloween Retro Pin Up Hair Scarf Black and White Knotted Headband

My main inspiration for my products came from my personal love affair with alternative and retro fashion... The first hair bow I ever made was actually for my DIY Rockabilly/Tim Burton inspired wedding back in 2012! I don't think my shop would have come to be if it weren't for the amazing man I married that day... I know it's cheesy... but it's true!

Black Heart Button Earrings Valentine Earrings Black Heart Earrings Fabric Button Post Earrings Valentines Gift

My first year on Etsy I spent a lot of my time getting used to how everything worked. Now that I have become comfortable with the day to day tasks of running my shop I am happy to find more time for creating! My plan this year is to grow the shop to offer a larger variety of products. My goal is to have over 100+ products available by the end of 2015!

Knotted Hair Tie Set Ponytail Holder Metallic Gold and Black Hair Ties No Crease Hair Ties Elastic Bracelet Skull Hair Tie Leopard Hair Band

Ever since I began my path towards designing my own handmade accessory line, I have been dreaming of one day opening up my own B&M store. Right now my shop is still just a baby, and I can't wait to see what she grows up to be!

Lace Lolita Wrist Cuff Black and Gray Gothic Lace Bracelet

To stay informed about new products, special discounts and more, make sure to follow RockaBeauty Boutique on social media!

RockaBeauty Boutique will be offering a 30% off coupon for the One Big Sale Day Event this year on October 3rd, 2015! Coupon code: OBSD3OCT2015

** Coupon code will only be active on Oct. 3rd, 2015 from 12:00a.m. to 11:59p.m. EST **

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Colour - Tangerine, Charcoal, Teal, Pink by VintageMagpieNest

Colour - Tangerine, Charcoal, Teal, Pink

Curated by VintageMagpieNest

Orange canvas tote, light grey front pocket, cotton handles, everyday tote bag, tote school bag, orange and grey
Paper Garland in Orange, Coral, Tangerine and Gold, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Party Decorations, Birthday Decor
Coffee Mug in Coral- heart design handmade ceramics by RossLab Cups and Mugs
Orange / Tangerine Biot Feathers 6"-10" in length / 10 feathers
Activated Charcoal Soap, Unscented soap, All Natural Soap, HandMade Soap
Wedding Garland, Paper Garland, Gray Garland, Photo Prop, Party Decorations, Bridal Shower Decor, Baby Shower Decoration, Bunting
Love Birds  fine bone china latte mug
Loose Hackle Feathers - Charcoal Grey
Outdoor Cushion (incl. insert) - Chevrons [Light Teal]
Teal white and gray paper garland, Heart garland, Wedding decoration, bridal shower, Birthday party decor, Paper circle garland, K-C-0061
Anatomical Heart Mug - Sky Blue - anatomically correct coffee cup
HALF PINWHEEL Beaded Feathers / Aqua Blue, Turquoise  /  1237
Pink Flower Photography, Spider Mum, Chrysanthemums, Floral, Botanical, Wall Art, Home Bed Bath Spa Decor, Dreamy, Ethereal, Signed,
Party Paper Circle Garland, Pink Ombre, Party Decoration, All Occasion Garland, Birthday Garland,  Party Decor 12' Circles
Tiny Heart Ceramic Mug - 11 oz. Grapefruit Pink & White -  Bold, Modern, For the Home, Apartment, Kitchen, Gift, Housewarming, Love, Holiday
Selected Pink Turkey Feathers, Bubblegum Pink Feathers, Light Pink Stripped Feathers, Natural Feathers, Millinery Feathers