Friday, December 31, 2010

2 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

I can't believe on January 8, 2011 I will have been on Etsy for 2 years!  I am so excited about this milestone, I want to give something back to all my customers, followers and fans.
Starting January 1st, I will be having a "2 year Anniversary Giveaway." (You may sign up today)
I will be giving away a pair of my copper Cherry Blossom post earrings!

What do you need to do?
1) leave me a comment and follow me ;o)
2) Visit  My Urban Corner blog, LEAVE A COMMENT and FOLLOW their blog.
3) Fan my Facebook page and leave me a message.
4) Visit my Etsy shop and see if you would rather have the "Pointed petal" or "Round Petal" Cherry Blossom Earrings!

I will be assigning a number to all entries in order of the comments left.  I will then randomly pick a number out of a hat! Old school, I know, but how fun is that!!!!

~~~~~The winner will be emailed on January 10, 2011.
~~~~~One entry per person.
Have a look at my giveaway on Etsy Giveaway blogspot
Thank you for participating and Let's all try and help promote each other!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Let's ring in the New Year with a Cherry blossom Giveaway!

What's New for 2011

Now that Christmas is over, it's time to clean up the shop and get ready for the new year! For starters, on  January 9, 2011, I will be celebrating Hapa Girls - 2 year anniversary on Etsy!!!! Last year I gave away a cherry blossom charm.  This year, I will be giving away a pair of copper cherry blossom post earrings!  Check back on January 1st for the entry rules of my "2 year anniversary Giveaway."

Valentines Day
Last year I did a series of heart pendants with matching keys.  I also did a few broken hearts that had a bitter sweet meaning to me.  Because I do create a lot of my pieces from my own life's experiences, I am not sure which directions my hearts will be going.  However, I do know there will always be some "Happy" hearts in my shop.  This year, I hope to have many of my heart items "ready made" in time for Valentines Day.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

It's been an amazing month for Hapa Girls!!! I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Thank everyone for following me on Face Book, Tweeting and Re-tweeting me on Twitter and following my blog! 
I hope next year brings me more time to blog and feature some of the great sellers I've come across on Etsy, Zibbet, Craft is Art and Bonanza.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My first crazy Christmas

Hapa Girls has been on Etsy and other Handmade market places for almost 2 years now.  It has taken a lot of promoting, word of mouth referrals and re-listing of my items to finally get my crafty business going.
Hapa Girls assembly line

Ready to ship!

Today, I am gratefully swamped with orders for Christmas. Although I am a mom first to my very busy 3 year old, I am excited with the rush of orders.  After all, Christmas only comes once a year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Where does your inspiration come from?

I find everything in nature very inspiring, especially when it comes to replicating it in metal.  This new Maple Leaf Cuff is my latest creation.   This cuff shown here has an oxidized-polished finish.  However, I hope to make one that resembles a vibrant maple leaf with a red-orange heat patina finish.
I hope to experiment with many more flowers and foliage in the coming year.