Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday ~ Cyber Monday Sales

As soon as the Thanksgiving table is cleared, I'm sure that many households across the US will turn their attention to plans for facing the Black Friday shopping crowds. As you plan your shopping strategy for this weekend, I'd like to suggest that you include a stop at Zibbet on your itinerary. Shopping online allows you to browse from the comfort of your own home--no looking for a parking place, no crowds, no standing in line! Plus, you know that you are purchasing quality handmade, fine art, vintage and craft supply items from independent artisans and crafters. Many Zibbet sellers are having great sales this weekend and are eager to assist you with your purchases.

There are several ways to search for great gifts at wonderful prices on Zibbet:

LOC Design Studio and Denim and Pearls have 25% off sales going on storewide, excluding Gift Certificates until 10PM on Monday, November 29, 2010. LOC Design Studio offers a variety of handcrafted beaded jewelry and gift items that are perfect for gift giving. Denim and Pearls specializes in handcrafted pearl jewelry and unique jewelry items made of recycled denim embellished with pearls. If the Auburn University Tigers defeat the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2010 Iron Bowl, in celebration of the the AU victory I'll change that discount to 50% off until 10PM Central Time on Friday!

A Stitch and a Prayer has everything on sale (except Gift Certificates) for 10% off unitl 10PM on Monday, November 29, 2010.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Zibbet! What's not to love?

Just minutes ago, Zibbet launched its new Sell page and along with it came some great news for Zibbet sellers! Zibbet is now offering Premium account holders the option of purchasing an annual subscription at an unbelievable price of just $69 for the first 1000 subscriptions! Each annual subscriber will receive a coupon for $50 worth of free advertising through Adroll.

So, for $69 per year, which is equivalent to $5.75 per month you can sell your handmade, fine art, vintage and craft supply items on Zibbet through a full-featured Premium shop AND receive $50 in advertising! What's not to love about that?

Zibbet also offers an easy to use import tool for both Etsy and ArtFire listings. With a few clicks you can bring all of your listings from one or both of these venues into your new or existing Zibbet shop. It couldn't be easier to join the team of happy Zibbet sellers today!

Check out Zibbet's new Sell page for all of the details! But hurry, only the first 1000 subscribers will be able to purchase an annual subscription at the introductory price of $69!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Are you ready for some football?

Fall is my favorite season for several reasons. In addition to cooler temperatures and the vibrant colors of fall foliage, I also enjoy keeping up with my favorite football teams. As a matter of fact, everyone in the family enjoys a good game of football except the cats. When the cheering starts, the cats run for cover!

We had a great football weekend--all of our favorite teams won! On Friday night, our hometown high school team, the Freeport Bulldogs, defeated their opponent by a score of 27-13. I was preparing for a craft show on Saturday so I didn't attend the game. However, my husband and our older son went and had a great time!

Saturday is college football day! I arrived home from my craft show in time to see most of the second half of the game between the Auburn Tigers (my college alma mater) and the Arkansas Razorbacks. And what a second half it was! My tigers took advantage of multiple turnovers and successfully converted them into touchdowns, defeating Arkansas 65 to 43! War Eagle!

Our football weekend concluded with the Miami Dolphins facing off against the Green Bay Packers. The score was tied at the end of regulation play 20-20. The Dolphins came away with the win in overtime by kicking a 44-yard field goal for a final score of 23-20!

Are you ready for some football?

Football Clock
Bulldog Ornament
Auburn Tiger Bookmark
Dolphin Mailbox

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Zibbet Welcomes 1000Markets Sellers!

Zibbet has quickly responded to the news that 1000Markets has been acquired by Bonanza and has an import program ready to assist 1000Markets sellers move their listings to Zibbet. You can find all of the details about transitioning from 1000Markets to Zibbet at Don't waste a minute! Hurry over to Zibbet today to get started selling on the best venue on the Web!

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dreaming of Autumn

Autumn is my favorite season. After the long, hot days of summer, I'm always thankful for the refreshing change in temperature and the anticipation that I always feel as the seasons change. So as I continue to pat my forehead with a pretty cloth hankie (as Southern Belles are supposed to do!) to blot the visible sign of the "glow" brought on by the heat of late summer, I'm dreaming of autumn.

As I browse the great items listed on Zibbet, the wonderful handmade artisan marketplace, some wonderful autumn-inspired items have captivated my attention...

I can't think about autumn without envisioning falling leaves and spectacular color. Golden Autumn quilt by Patchwork Mountain is absolutely gorgeous. What a fabulous way to experience autumn any day of the year!

Denim is by far my favorite fabric to wear. When I spotted this Denium Autumn Pot Holder by Crafts by Carrie, I just had to include it on my list of autumn favorites from Zibbet.

Pumpkins are a classic symbol of autumn. What better way to experience pumpkins than to enjoy a delicious slice of homemade pumpkin pie? The great thing about this Signature Pumpkin Pye Necklace by Pumpkin Pye Boutique is that you wear it on a chain around your neck instead of on your hips!

Looking great while staying warm is a great combination and you can do just that with this cozey Bubble Scarf by All About the Buttons. The color and texture of this scarf are sensational!

And finish off that great autumn look with this scrumptuous pair of Autumn Harvest-Orange Glass Antique Brass Earrings by Estel on Zibbet!

As summer transitions to autumn, I wish for you days filled with blue skies and sunshine. May you experience joy and peace as you count your blessings and enjoy the splendor of autumn!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Meet Linda Harrell

Tell us about yourself…
I am a marketing communications consultant for small businesses by day and an independent jewelry designer every other minute. I love vintage jewelry and beads as well and have been selling online for several years. GalleriaLinda is my handmade jewelry brand sold on for three years now. I recently started offering vintage jewelry in my GalleriaLindaLoft shop located on This journey of jewelry took me to starting a bead shop because beads are just so wonderful. I love to source them and gaze at them! You can find my beads on Zibbet at Since I work full time, this is what I do to have fun.

Describe your “style” and how it sets you apart from your competition. My style in general is color and modern! On Zibbet, I have two shops, GalleriaLindaLoft for vintage jewelry and GalleriaLinda for beads. I spend a lot of time sourcing the vintage jewelry, then researching. I am amazed at the sleek designs from the past and love it when I come across interesting finds! For example, I found several pieces of aluminum jewelry from the 40s and 50s. After researching, I found out that during the WWII effort, other metals were not available so aluminum was used, as we ladies must have our jewelry!

The other side of me shows my bead affection in the GalleriaLinda Zibbet bead shop. Last year I discovered wonderful vintage beads made from acrylic and Lucite. After purchasing for use in my handmade jewelry designs, I decided to start a shop. A portion of the shop contains “destash” goodies and other items are sourced for my designer customers. I also like to list vintage parts from some of the vintage jewelry I obtain. These goodies have been popular. I love to find different things that creative people can use for inspiration.

All of this started with my handmade jewelry where the majority of my designs are "contemporary" or "modern" in feel. Sleek, modernist, minimalist is really where I want to end up but I am not quite there yet. You can see my designs on my GalleriaLinda blog or on iCraft. Shorty, you may even see some of them on Zibbet!

What is the “story” behind your shop name? I lived in Brazil as a young girl where Portuguese is spoken. "Galleria" means "Gallery" and, "Linda" means "Beautiful". Therefore, GalleriaLinda really means "Beautiful Gallery" with a play on my name.

What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment? At GalleriaLindaLoft, I have quite a few vintage Monet pieces from the 60s to the 80s. I love the longer necklaces, such as Vintage Monet 14k GP Long Pendant Necklace. They look so modern and Monet is one if my favorite jewelry makers.

What is your favorite Zibbet shop? I admire metal smiths, who create organic themed jewelry and am drawn to contemporary metalwork. As I was watching the new listings float by, Coral Reef Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Zahour Jewelry really spoke to me.

How long have you been a Zibbeter? Since March 25 2010 and the time has gone fast!

As a seller, what do you like best about Zibbet? The first thing that hit me about Zibbet before I set up a shop was the good, clean look of the site. Even the free shops do not have ads popping all around. That is classy. The seller features online now are fabulous. Copy a listing, custom shops, widgets from other shops, sale and coupon feature, are all things important to the flow of sales. The Admin of this site are so attentive and easy to work with the GREATEST customer service I have ever experienced on a selling venue. I feel that they genuinely care for and want their sellers to be successful.

As a buyer, what do you like best about Zibbet? The artists and artisans are what draw me to Zibbet. Every day I see new and innovative products listed. I love to just sit and refresh, refresh to watch the showroom. The site is drawing very talented people.

What else would you like the world to know about you and your Zibbet shops? I am looking forward to the many new features that pop up ongoing. It is like Christmas every week on Zibbet! I notice too that Google is really starting to pick up my listings and that is exciting. I just feel at home! Have fun listing and listing – it costs nothing extra to list and to renew. This is a successful combination.

You can connect with Linda at a variety of online locations:

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Zibbet's Re-Launch is Live!

Earlier today, Zibbet CEO Jonathan Peacock announced the re-launch of Zibbet. Zibbet's re-launch brings a fantastic new look to the already fabulous venue which is dedicated to hosting online shops selling handmade, art, vintage and craft supply items.

In addition to a new look, Zibbet is also sporting a new blazing fast search engine. A really neat search option is the ability to search for shops with items in "sales mode" using the Items on Sale option. Search results can be sorted by listing order, price or discount level. Searches within one of Zibbet's four main categories, Handmade, Fine Art, Vintage or Supplies, produces a list of matching items sorted based on relevance to the search term. Search results can also be sorted by listing order or price.

Buyers can now use Zibbet's search engine to search within a particular shop. This is especially helpful in finding that "perfect item" in large shops with hundreds of items in inventory.

Other new features include a weekly Zibbet blog article titled "Fantastic Five" which spotlights five items that fit a particular theme from five different Zibbet shops. Zibbet's homepage shows a random display of nine items from Premium shops. This display is changed with each screen refresh and is a great way to browse. A Gift Guide search and a Zibbet's Hot Picks newlsetter are "in the works" and coming soon! You can sign up to receive the Hot Picks newsletter now so that you don't miss a single issue!

In celebration of the re-launch, Zibbet is offering the next 100 new Premium shops their first 60 days FREE! If you've been considering opening a shop on Zibbet or you're just getting started with your pursuit of online sales, now is the time to give Zibbet a try. After your first 60 days, the monthly fee goes to $9.95, which is a great value for the money. To see all of the great features available to Premium sellers visit Zibbet today! Enter coupon code 60FREE at sign up to receive your 60 days of free Premium benefits!

Be sure to try out the new search engine and browse the wonderful shops already selling on Zibbet!

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Meet Beth Spencer

Please meet Beth Spencer, owner of Chickamoo on Zibbet. Beth currently lives in Tazewell, Tennessee but she is in the process of planning a move to Florida.

Tell us about yourself... I'm a disabled vet, I do beadwork to keep my depression at bay. Been beading for 20 + years learning to design patterns.

Describe your “style” and how it sets you apart from your competition. My style is eclectic--sometimes its a color that inspires or sometimes a pattern.

What is the “story” behind your shop name? From hubby and a native American friend making up names for our family tribe. It stuck.

What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment? Sparkling Hoops. I love the colors and the sparkle of these earrings.

What is your favorite Zibbet shop? Lilly's Naturals. I love handmade soaps. This All Natural Organic Sandalwood Spice Bar Soap is very appealing.

How long have you been a Zibbeter? Since April 10, 2010.

As a seller, what do you like best about Zibbet? The community.

As a buyer, what do you like best about Zibbet? All the different stuff.

What else would you like the world to know about you and your Zibbet shop? I also do custom work and glass beads

Connect with Bet on Facebook and Twitter.
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Meet Alice Peterson

Please meet Alice Petterson, owner of Mimi and Colette on Zibbet. Alice is from Palatine, Illinois.

Tell us about yourself… I am married and Mom to a teenage boy. Family means a great deal to me. I spent my early work years in Management then left to raise my son. When the time came for me to return to the workplace the decision on whether to return to Management and it's crazy long hours ( I don't think so) was easy. I chose to try working part-time in the retail world. I am employed at a craft store, going on 7 years and I love it! It's a perfect fit. As a child I learned to sew, cook, bake, crochet and embroider. As an adult, I taught myself to knit, make soap, card crafting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, scrapbook and candlemaking. I still want to master the art of tatting and try my hand at stained glass work.

Describe your “style” and how it sets you apart from your competition. My style can change with my mood but I think most of the time I consider myself practical and classic with a twist of Alice.

What is the “story” behind your shop name? I absolutely adore animals. The first pets I remember having as a child were 2 poodles named Mimi and Colette. Hence the shop name. Originally my shop was to cater to pets only but my family encouraged me to add all the items we use in our home on a daily basis. So now Mimi and Colette still works because my mother helps out with some of the projects. It's funny, I can't tell you which of us is Mimi or Colette. We never did talk about that.

What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment? For me, this is an impossible question to answer. I honestly can't choose one. I have carefully created each item to be used every day and I love how they all turned out.

What is your favorite Zibbet shop? Not a fair question lol! There are so many talented artisans here on Zibbet. I love poking into shops to see what's new.

How long have you been a Zibbeter? I am proud to say I have been a Zibbeter since July 31, 2009.

As a seller, what do you like best about Zibbet? The sense of family is the first thing I notice. The communication, being included, helpful people, the lack of drama is a big bonus. The ease of setting up your shop! For me, Zibbet just feels right.

As a buyer, what do you like best about Zibbet? Smooth and easy transactions.

What else would you like the world to know about you and your Zibbet shop? Communication, trust, honesty, dependability. These words describe how I live my life and please know that this is how I run my shop. Custom requests are always welcome at no additional fee. I hope you stop by for a visit! Thank you to everyone for all your support and friendship!

Connect with Alice on Facebook and Twitter.

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