Welcome!

Welcome to Harmony Designs & Soaps!!
Check out all the wonderful products I offer in my shop at www.harmony5.etsy.com!!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Giveaway!!

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Happy New Year Everyone! Let's jump into 2013 with lots of determination and dedication!! Wishing everyone a great 2013!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December Featured Shop

As I am a shop-a-holic on Etsy! I truly love all the unique items that you can find and all the wonderful shops! But most of all I love the wonderful people that truly make Etsy a wonderful place. I am so grateful to have met many shop owners so I started a wonderful team called Team Serenity. I am very proud of our team and its members. Every other month I have decided to feature one of these lucky shops here.

The December Featured Shop is...............................
BeadstoBlooms!


* Let's get to know a little more about Anna and her wonderful shop*




How long have you been here on Etsy?

My original shop I opened in Jan, 2011, then decided to open a new shop in July 2012 with a new shop name Beads to Blooms. So perfect for my lovely beaded flower accessories/ornaments and my photography.


What inspired you to start your business?

Hard to say when my business officially started. I've had so many ideas that have evolved over time. I would say started in 2011 when I opened my first shop to sell our quilts that my mother and I had made over the years. Then in addition to my quilt making I inherited my grandmother's satin ball ornament supplies she had collected for over 30 years. I tried carrying on the tradition but within 1 season I was more inspired by jewelry making, then shortly after my now beaded flower accessories/ornaments.




Is there anything you would like to share with us or some advice for people just getting started on Etsy?

A huge help getting started on Etsy is finding some great teams to be involved with. I've been in so many that help motivate each other, chat, share ideas, even some great trade teams. Even hearting, faving, and sharing other Etsians shops goes a long ways. I've had several sales just because someone saw my item in their newsfeed. Even Facebook, Pinterest, Wanelo, Twitter etc, helps with exposure. 




Has Etsy met all your expectations?

Etsy has been continuing to grow and add new ideas to help fellow shops. Like now gift cards, bridal sections, new categories in listings. But the one thing that falls short is finding the right views. Almost all my views come from teams I am or friends of theirs. I continue to change, edit, update my listings and still feel I fall short. This in turn hurts my potential sales, but it is a saturated market and just have to find that perfect "niche."



Are you part-time or full-time on Etsy?

I am part-time on Etsy, but some days feels like full time when I spend hours adding my new wonderful creations and chatting with fellow team members. In the soon future I would love to be full time. I just admire the support of the Etsy community and love being part of it.


What are your future goals for your shop?
My goals for my shop are more exposure and more sales plus to continue to grow with the Etsy community.



Please include any networking links(blog,facebook, etc.)

Please check out Anna's wonderful Etsy shop and Facebook page! 
I would like to thank Anna for her time.



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Black Friday is approaching fast! I am running a special promotion for Friday ONLY. I will have my Clear Crystal Swarovski Surgical Steel Studs for only $5 a pair. This will only run on the 23rd. That is a savings of $1.00 a pair!! They would make a great stocking stuffer! Add a gift box for only $1.50 more. They would also make great inexpensive bridesmaid gifts!
This promotion applies to the clear crystal ONLY.

Click on the picture to order and for more info!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Stockings

I am making wonderful one of a kind Elf Christmas Stockings.  I am Listing a few over the next couple of weeks! I really love them. I made myself a special one. The one below is still available! Hurry before its gone!
Each one is completely lined and made with adorable fabric. 
Check back soon for more! 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Gifts in Blue

My theme today are beautiful gift ideas in blue from Etsy! Check them out and click on the pic for more info!



Blue Pearl Leather Wrap Bracelet by byjodi
Etsy Shop: 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/byjodi?ref=seller_info


Blue Owl Earrings by EmilyHuntCreations
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmilyHuntCreations?ref=seller_info


Upcycled Teal Blue Wood Earrings by StudeO
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/studEo?ref=seller_info

Crocheted Bracelet & Necklace in one piece by idniama
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/idniama?ref=seller_info


Blue Bird Bowl by PrinceDesignUK
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrinceDesignUK?ref=seller_info

Teal Blue Glass Earrings by WildWomanJewelry
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WildWomanJewelry?ref=seller_info



Surgical Steel Swarovski Studs by Harmony5
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/harmony5?ref=seller_info




  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gifts in Red

My theme today is beautiful finds in the color Red! Hope it will get you in the Christmas spirit!
$96.00
Set of Six Needle Felted Ornaments 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoolSculptures?ref=seller_info
$6.00
Red Apple Cozy

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BooBoosAttic?ref=seller_info
$36.00

Holiday Red Bracelet

$26.99
Red Crocheted Flower Scarf

http://www.etsy.com/shop/likeknitting?ref=seller_inf

$13.75 
Christmas Mix Swarovski Surgical Steel Studs! Perfect gift idea!
www.harmony5.etsy.com














Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stocking Stuffers

Please check out all the wonderful items that would make great stocking stuffers!!!! Click on any of the images for more information.
Happy Shopping!

Surgical Steel Blue Goldstone Stud Earrings

White Bird Nest Wire Wrapped Necklace by CarissasSilverLining.


Snowmen - Wool Needle Felted by BearCreekDesign!


Felt Owl - Autumn Owl Decoration by PurelySimplyDesigns!

Christmas tree travel mug cup cozy by CageFreeFibers!




Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Great Halloween Finds!

Click on any of the items for more info!
Happy Halloween!

These are great! Witch Boots by OldeAtticPrims of Etsy!
Love this wreath! by GreatLittleGiftShop of Etsy!
I love Jack Skellington! Adorable Hair Flower by Harmony5 (me) Of Etsy!
Love these! Spiderweb Lace Gloves! by SeamstressbytheSea of Etsy!
This is awesome! Pumpkin Teeth! How Scary..................... by Pumpkinteeth of Etsy!













Monday, October 22, 2012

Christmas!

I know many of you are not thinking about Christmas quite yet but Etsy has just announced they are offering gift cards! What a great idea. Think of all the possible items to redeem for with all the wonderful Etsy shops to choose from. My shop is ready to except gift cards. The perfect gift for anyone really! So many options!
Here are a few great Etsy shops who except gift cards!!
Check em out and mark them for later!!!


www.harmony5.etsy.com

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www.ExquizitCreations.etsy.com
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www.vee41dmb.etsy.com

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The Brass Twig
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBrassTwig?ref=seller_info


KKsCandlesLLC
 I love these! I own a pair and wear them all the time!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/KKsCandlesLLC?ref=seller_info

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bridesmaid Gifts

With my wedding approaching next year it has gotten me thinking about bridesmaid gift ideas! I am going to showcase some great gift ideas from wonderful Etsy Shops!
A Fortune Cookie Necklace in Sterling Silver! $76.00
www.christinakober.etsy.com
Rose Quartz Earrings! So Pretty! $28
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Blackberrygardens?ref=seller_info 
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Surgical Steel Earring Studs in a variety of colors! Only $6 each! Click on photo for more info!
www.harmony5.etsy.com

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Beaded Dangles in Sterling Silver $34.00 Each
www.FleurDeLeeDesign.etsy.com

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Surgical Steel Genuine Rose Quartz Studs $10
www.harmony5.etsy.com






Saturday, October 13, 2012

TEAM SERENITY TRADE EVENT

Team Serenity of Etsy is having a 2 day trade event starting Friday October 19th -20th. 9am - 9pm Eastern Time! This is great time to trade for Christmas gifts!

If you are not a member you can join the team at http://www.etsy.com/teams/12408/team-serenity?ref=pr_teams

Also you can add your trading want list to the team trade thread here: http://www.etsy.com/teams/12408/team-serenity/discuss/10218608/page/1/

We also have some host spots available so if your interested in that please take a look at the time availabilities at: http://www.etsy.com/teams/12408/team-serenity/discuss/10858344/

This is going to be a wonderful event, please join in the fun!!!




Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween

Halloween is less than 3 weeks away! Hurry and grab a Halloween Kanzashi Hair Flower before they are gone!! All my Halloween Hair Flowers are $10. See below:
Pumpkin Hair Flower

Casper Hair Flower

Jack Skellington Hair Flower



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!



Thursday, October 11, 2012

STOCKING STUFFERS

So Christmas is fast approaching and I know I love getting ideas on Christmas gifts and items that make wonderful stocking stuffers!! So Here are some great items!
Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm

Pumpkin Cheesecake Lip Balm












Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Great Etsy Finds!

This would make a wonderful gift for a knitter! A knitting scarf kit by Tickledpinksheep . Please check out her Etsy shop for more great gift ideas!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tickledpinksheep?ref=seller_info   

Monday, October 8, 2012

Great Etsy Finds

I love this! such a pretty crocheted Carnation brooch. This lovely brooch is made by 
CraftsbySigita. Please click on the pic to get more information. Check out her Etsy store for more great gift ideas!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Great Etsy Finds!

Christmas is fast approaching! I wanted to feature wonderful Etsy finds on my blog. Etsy is a great place to find unique and one of a kind gift ideas!
Check it out!

This beautiful necklace by redpoppycompany would make a wonderful gift. Click for more info.
Also check out Redpoppycompany's Etsy shop for more great gift ideas!
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A wonderful makeup organizer by LilachOren of Etsy!
Click for more info! Don't forget to check out her shop for more great gift ideas!