New blog look, features

A couple weeks ago we had a facelift to the store.  That made the blog look even more outdated, so we had to do something about that.  You’ll now notice everything is nice and uniform across the site, regardless of where you go.

While we were getting that fixed, we figured why not do a little extra.  If you look up at the top of the page you will see a couple new tabs.  Customer gallery and C&T Gallery.  We will be using the C&T gallery to put up some items that hopefully will inspire you.  The customer gallery is for you to use and hopefully inspire others, so show us what you have made.

We will also be using the new gallery for a couple contests and give aways, so keep your eyes open or grab the RSS feed!

Remember, It’s in the Maille!

What are your favorite things?

Stainless steel square rings and metal that glistens

pliers that close gaps, and service that listens

Still shiny copper, yes you would agree

These are a few things from my C&T

Dragonscale, byzantine, persian and Jens Pind

All of our products will leave you with big grins

Even some rainbow niobium to see,

These are a few things from my C&T

When it’s dirty, when it rusty, when it’s cut real sad,

I only remember my own C&T, and then all my weaves, aren’t all bad.

Send us pictures of your favorite things and we may include them in the video!

Remember, It’s in the Maille!

500th sale winner

While we were holding our 400 or 500? contest, we were keeping a secret.  I do that sometimes, it’s to keep you on your toes.  We decided our 500th sale on Etsy would get an extra surprise in their package.  We have done this a couple times now, and it’s always a blast for us.  That person completed their purchase this morning.  Congratulations to kareneliza008!

She happens to be a longstanding customer of ours who loves to work with jumprings.  Tiny jump rings to be exact.  I have made her lots of 22g 5/64″ in many different metals.  One of these days I hope she shows us what she makes.

In the mean time, she will be getting a nice assortment of jump rings to feed her muse as her prize.

We’d also like to take a moment to thank all of our customers.  No matter if you are a new customer, or a long standing one, we appreciate your business and the opportunity you give us everytime you order.  Without you we wouldn’t get to do what we love.

Remember, It’s in the Maille!

400 or 500?

Some of you may remember back in January we had a 200 or 250? contest/giveaway.  Well, it’s time for another.  This time it’s 400 or 500.  I figured since it is exactly double what we did last time, what better time to do another.

It’s going to work exactly the same way as the last one, but here it is again:

Right now we have a little under 500 sales and a little under 400 feedbacks for our Etsy store.  Starting right now and the time we reach BOTH 400 feedbacks AND 500 sales, I will take every name that has purchased something, or left a feedback in that time frame and have a little drawing.

But wait, there’s more…….

So there is “no purchase necessary” I will also take everybodies name who posts a comment here and add it in the mix.

FAQ:

How many prizes will there be?

I’m not telling.  There may be 1.  There may be 2.  There may be one for each group.

What will I win?

I’m not telling.  Don’t expect a $200 sterling silver bracelet though.

How will I know if I won?

I’m not telling.  (Do you spot a trend here?)

Ok, I’ll tell you that one.  I will post the winner(s) here on our blog.  If you have purchased/left feedback, well, I already have your address and I will send it to you.  If you leave a comment here and win, I will contact you for your address, so make sure you leave an e-mail (no I won’t spam you) address with your post, or you have one associated with your profile.

Who doesn’t like something for free?

Remember, It’s in the Maille.

200 or 250? winners

We had nearly 100 entries in total for this contest, which was a little more than I thought we might get.  We appreciate everybody’s participation!

I decided this was too many entries for just one prize, so we did one for each catagory.

Who won?

I’m not telling!

ok, ok, I won’t do that again.

In the “purchase” category, Mossfox was our winner.  She will be getting a package of assorted niobium and silver jump rings, valued at $40

Square sterling silver jump rings
Square sterling silver jump rings

In the “feedback” category, Avionmaille was our winner.  She will be getting a package of square sterling jump rings, valued at $40.

Gold fill jump rings
Gold fill jump rings

In our “comment” category, April (AKA G&A Maille) was our winner.  She will be getting some brand new, not even released Gold fill “diamond” jump rings designed for JPL, valued at $40

Once again, we would like to thank everybody who participated and we hope our winners enjoy their rings.

If you haven’t seen, we do have another contest running right now.  We are giving away a free print from infivision on artfire.  Check it out, he’s got some really nice photo’s.

Remember, we may do this again at anytime, so keep checking back with us.

Another giveaway!

Thanks to infivision over on artfire, we are having another giveaway.  Here’s how it works:

Visit his shop on artfire, have a look through his prints, pick your favorite one and comment about it here.  On Tues the 27, I will randomly pick one winner from those who have left a comment here, and they will receive the print they picked.  I will contact you for your address and he will ship direct to you, anywhere in the world.  Hows that for easy.

He’s got lots of cool pictures, but this is my favorite

Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky

While we’re at it, there is still a little time to get in on our 200 or 250? contest.

Contest is now closed.  Our winner was Boots61.  Congratulations!

200 or 250?

Every once in a while I get a wild hair and do some kind of promotion.  I use the term promotion loosely, because I don’t always promote it for various reasons.  I did this not too long ago with our Etsy store and the winner was quite surprised when she got her box.

Well, I have decided to do it again, but this time I am promoting it.

Here is how it will work:

Right now we have a little under 250 sales and a little under 200 feedbacks for our Etsy store.  Starting at 12 midnight tonight and the time we reach BOTH 200 feedbacks AND 250 sales, I will take every name that has purchased something, or left a feedback in that time frame and have a little drawing.

But wait, there’s more…….

So there is “no purchase necessary” I will also take everybodies name who posts a comment here and add it in the mix.

FAQ:

How many prizes will there be?

I’m not telling.  There may be 1.  There may be 2.  There may be one for each group.

What will I win?

I’m not telling.  Don’t expect a $200 sterling silver bracelet though.

How will I know if I won?

I’m not telling.  (Do you spot a trend here?)

Ok, I’ll tell you that one.  I will post the winner(s) here on our blog.  If you have purchased/left feedback, well, I already have your address and I will send it to you.  If you leave a comment here and win, I will contact you for your address, so make sure you leave an e-mail (no I won’t spam you) address with your post, or you have one associated with your profile.

Who doesn’t like something for free?