Thursday, August 27, 2009


I am so very excited about my first Give-Away, just a few days after I have set up my first Etsy Shop - 'Pink Turtle Designs'.

The Mega Giveaway - This beautiful 'BELLA' Necklace :o)
+ Bonus Giveaway - An item from my ETSY Shop

An awesome large London Blue Teardrop shape Briolette hangs below a pink faceted crystal cluster which is suspended from a thin silver plated chain to make this beautiful piece of 'Bella' Necklace.
- This can be worn medium length (17 inches) or long length (26 inches). Let me know and I will adjust it accordingly for you.

WAYS to ENTER in order to WIN:

1) Go to my ETSY Store, favorite it and let me know which item you liked the most. This will decide my second giveaway item from my shop (2 entry)

2) Follow my blog, or already be a follower (2 entries)

3) Mention this giveaway in a separate blog post and leave me a link back to it. (5 super bonus entries)

4) Follow Pink Turtle Designs (me) on twitter. Then Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link to your tweet in the comments box. (4 entries)

5) Follow Pink Turtle Designs (me) on Facebook. (3 entries)

Bonus: If you do all of above, you get 10 bonus entries and thereby increase the chance of winning :) Also, make sure to do atleast 3 of the 5 above to stand a chance to win !

This giveaway is open to residents from all countries. Please leave us an email address if your blogger account doesn't have one or we can't let you know you won. You can tweet or blog daily for the duration of the giveaway for extra entries (1 per day).

Giveaway ends Sunday September 20, 2009.
Imp Note: It's mandatory to leave a comment here on each of the things you are doing.

Good Luck!

Latest additions to my Etsy Shop

I am so pleased to share a few of my latest additions to my Etsy Shop.

Firstly, bold colored awesomely bright and big beads in huge tear-drop shaped hoops. Woah, you can definitely make a huge statement with these lovelies ;)

So bold and so bright, these cute earrings are made of natural salmon-color coral chunky nugget with pearlised heart dangling below. :)

And, these would look so elegant for a nice dinner :) Olive Jade Ovals with a dangling heart. Sweet !

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Very First Etsy Sale! Thanks Angie!

I was thrilled about my very first sale from my ETSY Shop 5 days after I opened shop, which is very exciting and encouraging. Also, considering I haven't really started promoting my shop well, this was very good news!

So, here's my first piece of sale ;-) Enjoy!

For more promotional items in my Etsy Shop, I am offering 50% off on my first 3 sales, plus free shipping on all items - please visit my shop here:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tricia's Give-away

Tricia's Hand Crafted Monogrammed Note Cards...An Etsy Review & Giveaway!

I found this wonderful give-away of gorgeous looking and brilliantly handmade note cards and christmas cards.

How would you like to have a set of Tricia's hand crafted cards? Well, she has generously agreed to give one of our readers a set of 6!!

Please visit Ozark Secnts for more information about this give-away and steps to participate.

Hurry ! :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Sales Offer in My Etsy Shop - 50% OFF on all items below!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Handstamped Gift Box for my jewelry

So, my Etsy Shop is set up and I am busy listing my products there. In the meantime, I created this handstamped gift box for packaging the jewelry I sell at Etsy.

It is a kraft paper box - i prefer brown kraft paper as it has an earthern and handmade look to it. So, I thought of handstamping it with different exotic prints like this one here is a peacock print.

Check this. Will post more in a few days. Enjoy :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chandeliers and Hoops! of Fun and Elegance!

Beautiful, Elegant & Exotic - are these hoops and chandelier earrings. Studded with different gemstones and chips, they come in gold and bronze filigree hoops. These will dress you up lovelies so well :)

Funky Filigree in Fashion!

Very Indian-inspired, very fushionistic, very fashionable and funky - yes, the filigrees are in fashion and how !!!! They look absolutely stunning on day dresses, jeans and even evening wear.

Check out my filigree creations :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Etsy Banner and Lucky Mascot !

So, here is how my etsy shop's banner looks like:

It features some of my initially jewelry creations that I put on my Etsy Shop!

My Etsy Shop is set up!

So, after a lot of ground work around the name of the shop, packaging, shipping, etc, I am delighted and elated to have set up my ETSY Shop. Here are the details:

My Etsy Shop Name: Pink Turtle Designs
My Shop Strap Line: Exclusive Handmade Jewelry

Etsy Shop Address:

Visit my Etsy Shop to look at my jewellery! :-)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wood in Vogue!

Wow, i really like these carved wooden pieces. They are bright, light, fun and colorful!

They are anything but your regular common earrings and would definitely stand-out as a statement accessory!

Check these out! :-)

Blue carved wooden oval hoops with hearts and a turquoise dangle! Fun! ;)

Chunky Wooden Hoops! Funky!

Beautifully carved wooden rose dropped from coral and bronze glass beads!

Which one is your favorite? :-)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Inspired by lovely elegant gemstones

So, my first stock of gemstones arrived a week ago and as I spread them on my table for inspiration - I was totally enchanted with the lovely and yummy looking colored gemstones. I couldn't help thinking about the marvellous nature's creation that these gemstones are...

Look at this piece of earring I created:

Lovely olive jade barrels - so delicious looking - perfectly resembles a grape and a lovely pink quartz tear drop / thin briolettes hanging from it, which I wire-wrapped with gold plated wire.

This was my first wire wrapping creation.

I love the subtle and elegant colour combination in these cute pair of earrings.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My first earrings creation

Yummy! I love the colors and the form...quite complimentary, colorful, fun yet bold and funky.

These are made of salmon color natural coral pebbles and turquoise teardrops wire-wrapped in gold-plated wire and finished with leverback earhooks. They are quite chunky and measure about 2 inches in length.

Enjoy the pictures! :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fresh off the kit!

So, considering the kit was for beginner (as I was one as well), it was quite basic with small glass and seed beads as well as some basic silver plated findings. Personally, I do like medium to large beads, as opposed to small beads or seed beads, but my excitement overcome all that the moment i opened the kit. I have always liked DIY and as a child, I always helped my dad with various tools, etc everytime he tried to fix the home grinder, or the telephone - so seeing the various tools like pliers and the cutters got me really excited !

So, in no time, I created two earrings and a necklace - with whatever I could find at my disposal.

Here are the pics. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How it all started!

Knowing that I was a sucker for arts, crafts and creativity, my husband gifted me with a jewelry making kit about 2 months ago, and from the moment I opened the kit, I was hooked!!! It actually made me happy :) I had such a great time creating those initial pieces, that I just could not stop. This is how it all started and hopefully there's no stopping!

I think it has been one of the best gifts so far - so thanks a ton hubby! :)