Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A New Treasury - Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by Gina

Hello!  Happy belated Thanksgiving! :)  Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I really feel the Christmas spirit in the air.  I love winter time in NYC, it's so festive and this city goes all out with decorations!  Here is another winter themed treasury to boost your holiday spirits:

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

BOGO SALE - Little Feet - 5x5 fine art photography print of cute little bird in flight on a snowy winter day Large Winter White Porcelain Carved Organic Centerpiece Bowl Cozy Cowl Neckwarmer Putty


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Sale - Everything 20% off!

by Nancy
Hi All,
Happy Thanksgiving!  In celebration, we are starting our Black Friday sale early.  Everything in our store is now 20% off the original price.  No coupon code required.  Hurry, this sale ends November 29th at 12 AM. 



Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Treasuries

by Nancy

I've been in the winter and holiday mood lately.  The last two treasuries I have made reflect that.  Enjoy!

Baby it's Cold Outside

Saturday, November 20, 2010

In Celebration of Etsy Coupon Codes

by Nancy

Etsy has recently added the new functionality to support coupon codes.  This is good news for our blog and mailing list followers.  (If you are not on our mailing list, please email us at paperricedesigns@gmail.com and we will add you.)  Use the code "FIRST10" to get 10% off your next order.  Hurry, this coupon expires on Wednesday, November 24th.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Peppermint Treasury!

by Nancy

I made a new treasury tonight called "Peppermint."  The theme is red and white with a hint of the holidays.  More importantly, it features only fellow Etsypreneurs.  For those of you who are wondering what the heck Etsyprenuers are, they are a fairly new community of Etsy shop owners who have banded together to learn, grow and share together.  I am proud to say that we are a part of the group known as the founding members.

Check out the full treasury here: 
Peppermint Treasury

In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of the treasury:

New Items Added to Our Shop & Craft Fair Update

by Nancy

Hi everyone, we just finished our first craft fair at the Astoria Market yesterday.  It was a great experience and we learned a lot and got our name out there a little bit.  It's a lot of hard work!  Since we've been "sweatshoppin'-it-up" the past few weeks in anticipation of the fair, we haven't posted many new items on Etsy.  Now that the fair is over, you will see more items added to our website on a regular basis.  We have posted a few new items, so please check it out:  http://www.paperricedesigns.etsy.com/

As always, we love making custom items.  So please let us know if there's something your heart desires that you don't see in our shop and we'll help you create a unique piece.

Remember, Christmas is around the corner!  Also we've now added international shipping.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Paper Rice Designs Featured in Astoria Market Blog

- by Gina

Paper Rice Designs has been featured in the blog for Astoria Market as one of the vendors that will be at the upcoming craft fair on the 14th!  Check it out at www.astoriamarket.com/2010/11/12/paper-rice-designs.  The weather should be (relatively) nice on Sunday so stop by anytime between 12-5pm if you can! :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A New Treasury - Out of the Blue

- by Gina

I created a new treasury called "Out of the Blue."  Click here to check it out!  For those of you who aren't familiar with treasuries, it's a member curated gallery of handpicked items on Etsy, based around a particular theme.  It contains items handcrafted by other talented artisans.  Here are a little preview of some of the items I've included:

    To see a complete list of all the treasuries Paper Rice Designs has created to date, click here.  One of our older treasuries created by Nancy, "Dream a Little Dream of Me" actually made it to the front page of Etsy! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Welcome to our blog!

- by gina

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by our blog.  Paper Rice Designs launched its Etsy store in September and it's been exciting to watch it grow (slowly but surely!)  Here is a snapshot of some of our items:

Visit our store at www.PaperRiceDesigns.etsy.com for more listings!

We've been prepping (which is a euphemism for what we fondly call "sweatshopping") for our very first craft show this Sunday.  It's called Astoria Market (www.astoriamarket.com) and it's held at the famous Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden every Sunday from 12-5pm.  Last week was the launch of the market - they contacted us to be a vendor for the inaugural market, but we needed some more time to crank out more jewelry so we postponed it to this Sunday, 11/14.  We definitely won't be there every Sunday, but if all goes well, we may participate as a vendor from time to time in the future!  If you live in the area and have a little bit of time, please stop by!  It would be great to see some familiar faces, and to meet some new faces as well.  For those of you who are interested in jewelry, we have so many more designs than what we currently have listed on our Etsy store, and for the rest of you who could care less about jewelry, come out to say hi and grab a beer at NYC's oldest beer garden (100 yrs old this year!)

Paper Rice had its first international sale this past week - we've shipped one of our silver wire wrapped pearl rings all the way to Australia!  It's pretty exciting to think that our ring that we've created is traveling across the globe.  We are going to be adding international shipping to our store very soon, so stay tuned for those of you who are overseas! :)