Monday, September 8, 2008

Etsybloggers Team Carnival - the Handmade Showcase


One of the etsybloggers carnival topics this week is: tell about a challenge or contest you've been in. I wanted to tell all my etsyblogger friends about this great giveaway, called the Handmade Showcase. I think that counts as a challenge, and it's what I had in mind, when I chose the topic!



The Handmade Showcase is all about "introducing independent artists, crafters, and designers from around the Web through interviews and giveaways."

Here's how it works:
1) set aside an item from your shop under $30 for your giveaway.
2) then convo cozysister on Etsy, or email her at ilovehandmade@gmail.com
If cozysister agrees with your choice, she will contact you with a list of rules, and questions for her interview. Just answer her questions. First come, first serve.

My showcase took place August 13th - 27th. As I remember, it wasn't too long of a wait, maybe a few weeks. When the days arrive, get the word out! Tell everyone to visit the site. The interview and photographs picked by cozysister are available for everyone to see. Great advertising! Participates go to your Etsy shop, pick their favorite piece, then come back and comment on the blog. The winner of the giveaway is chosen by a random drawing of the comments. This is all explained in full on the blog, here (scroll down). The only bad thing I saw, was that the giveaway was opened to US citizens only.


I remember a lot of you participated, and I thank you for that. Actually, I found out about the site from commenting on a Showcase featuring Scottie Acres. On my Showcase, there were over 150 comments at the end of the week! Like Wow Man! The neat thing for me about this whole experience was to see what people liked. Of course, some people picked my favorites, but then others chose an array of different items. It's kinda like getting hearts on Etsy, but in one great weekly flood! And it reminds you that there are a lot of people out there, and everyone has different tastes.

9 comments:

Myfanwy said...

Great article, and interesting idea. Shame it's only open to US residents, though. Thanks for sharing.

roseworksjewelry said...

I've done giveaways like this before - and they are fun!

TNT2008 said...

Thanks for the information. I will have to keep them in mind.

about denise said...

I've never been in a give-away before. Looks cool.

BeadedTail said...

I wasn't aware of the Handmade Showcase - thanks for sharing!

craftyjuicebroker said...

Sounds really interesting.

Vanessa said...

Great info, thanks!

ALfa studio said...

Thanks- interesting information,clearly writen.

Yazmin said...

Oh what a great giveaway. Thanks for pointing me in that direction!

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