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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