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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Introducing you to - Boyfriendstudios

Hi There.....What are you doing this weekend?

It's gonna be a sunny day here so we are planning to go to the store and having drinks later ๐Ÿ˜Š

Summer is coming pretty soon now so are you planning to go on a Holiday? Maybe I can tempt you in buying some cards first to send to your loved ones ๐Ÿ˜‹

That is why I wanted to introduce you this time to Boyfriendstudios

Tammy, the shop-owner, makes unique handmade greeting cards. She got started creating when her girls were young. She would sew clothes for them and make scrapbooks to commemorate her girls' childhood.

When her oldest daughter started college her creative outlet morphed into card making. She would put together special care packages and create a pretty card to put on top to brighten her daughter's day. Her girls' college careers overlapped significantly, so she ended up making twice as many care packages and pretty cards.

That's so sweet.....don't you think so too ๐Ÿ˜š

She gets inspired by paper and card stock because the possibilities are endless. The assortment of colors, patterns, and embellishments that are available make every card she makes a unique and special experience.

Her workspace is an entire room of years of stored fabric, paper, ribbon, glue, and other crafting materials. She just loves it and can spend hours sometimes in her room just creating until her heart's content.

I can relate to that.....my beads are a lot smaller but I can fill a whole closet with them ๐Ÿ˜

But that's not all.....she also sells a line of pie-themed cards at Sweet Revolution Bake Shop in Lafayette in Indiana. So don't forget to pay her a visit when you are in the neighborhood.

Ah well did I make you curious enough to go and see some of the collection of cards she sells ๐Ÿ˜

Cat Greeting Card, Card for Cat Lover


Horse Birthday Card Handmade


Wedding Shower Greeting Card Handmade


Thinking of You Greeting Card, Sympathy Card


Friendship Greeting Card, Friend Card


Friend Card, All Occasion Card, Card for Friend


Note Cards with Envelopes, Set of 5, Assorted Stationary


Baby Shower Greeting Card, Baby Boy Card



Wedding Shower Greeting Card Handmade


Good Luck Greeting Card


She makes lovely cards.....don't you agree? 

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Seadbeady's Finds on Etsy - 6

Hi There.....Did you miss me last week??

I thought I'd take a week off.....sometimes life decides that you do other things than blogging ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So I was planning to make my blog yesterday but then again life got in the way.....we went to the Antwerp Zoo.....me, my husband, my daughter, my son in law and my granddaughter. I really enjoyed it very much and so did my granddaughter as you can see in this picture ๐Ÿ˜€


Have you ever been there? It is really worth a visit you know.....but if you go it is best to go there by train because by car is very stressful.

Since I did see a few people wearing headwear, I got inspired to do a blog about it ๐Ÿ˜„

What about you.....do you wear hats sometimes? I do wear caps sometimes to protect myself from the sun in the summertime. So I did some browsing on Etsy to find some lovely caps for you ๐Ÿ˜˜

White baseball cap, Women's cap, White cap, Summer cap


Baby GIRL Summer Bonnet, Baby Sun Bonnet, Summer Cap


Kumasi King Peaked Cap/Gangsta Hat/Summer Cap


Breast Cancer Ribbon Rhinestone Embellished Baseball Cap


Pirate scarf bandana with neck protection cap


Newsboy Slouchy Hat With Visor/ Cotton Beanie Hat, Chemo Hats


Camo Hi VIS Cycling Cap


Jeans Denim Cap "LOUIS"


Black Striped cotton cap hat, marine shape


Ooak newsboy cap blue denim periwinkle blue cream summer cap


I love them all but especially like this last one.....would be so great for a special occasion.....don't you agree? What is your favorite one?

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Introducing you to - Arinka Soap

Hi There.....How is the weather over there?

It's gonna be a pretty hot weekend here in Belgium especially for this time of year ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

We will probably be going out for some drinks today on a sunny terras with a parasol above our heads of course. We don't want to get al sweaty no way.

But who knows maybe you do.....but that's ok cause I have the perfect solution on how to get freshened up again afterward ๐Ÿ˜‰

So let me introduce you to Arinka Soap today.

Yana, the shop owner, started as a soap maker in 2005. At the high school for soap makers, she learned the art of making soap. She attended creative workshops and contests and even won some of those contests.

To share her experience she started organizing her own workshops in 2013. This way she came across the charity organization "Renaissance" (back then it was called "Rogolevich"), and started selling her soap in order to contribute to this charity.

So you will probably be wondering what this charity is all about ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

This organization helps children with informational support and assists in preparation of the medical profiles and arranges to fundraise for patients that suffer from serious liver diseases.

This way Arinka Soap was born, named after her sweet daughter Arina. She started doing workshops and fairs for the charity and the project became a success.

So a few days ago I received a beautiful flower basket from this lovely shop ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Beautiful isn't it.....and the soap smells so great.....it's just the perfect gift for every woman. 

But let me show you some more of the things she has to offer.

The Eiffel tower



Soap "Football" 


Handmade soap "owl lady"


Soap with a picture in a frame


Handmade soap Bouquet of Roses

Birth set - Baby welcome gift


Tenderness apricot soap


Handmade soap - a bottle of beer


Happy birthday cake


Her soaps are all so beautiful and cute that I found it super hard to choose.....but don't let that stop you from buying from her shop. 

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Introducing you to - Flick

Hi There.....Do you know what hashtags are?

Nothing to do with drugs no worries ๐Ÿ˜

Actually, the # sign on your keyboard is called a hash mark. But Social Media turned this sign into a symbol used with a tag in order to get found better on searches. For example, the hashtag #jewelry allows people to find all the posts that have been made or tagged with this hashtag in it.

So recently I had the chance to try out Flick, an Instagram hashtag research platform, that helps its users organically increase their following and engagement on Instagram.

Now that was something I couldn't refuse cause that is exactly what I am trying to do recently. I have already grown my Instagram following to about 2.400 but I really would like to have many more.

I know a girl cannot have too many followers ๐Ÿ˜Ž

So the graph below shows you what you get when searching the hashtag jewelry for instance.

But this is not where it ends cause you can go much further than this and do so much more advanced searches. These advanced searches are the ones that truly set Flick apart. The platform allows you to discover new ultra-relevant hashtags on which your target audience engage.

The Flick team realized that one of the biggest issues when researching hashtags is the fact that you always end up stumbling on the same hashtags. So they added an expand hashtag feature.

As the graphs below that show you what you get when using this expand feature. So after my first search on jewelry, I selected shopsmall.

When you use the expand function, you get the following graph

And the wonderful thing of all this is that you can even export all these hashtags to your Instagram.

Super handy.....don't you think so ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Their advanced search features include 3 different filters:

  • Limit.....This allows you to control the number of hashtags Flick outputs on searches.....from anywhere from 5 to 50 hashtags
  • Number of Posts.....You will be able to filter your search to find hashtags that have a certain number of posts on them.
  • Number of Average likes on top posts.....You will be able to filter your search to find hashtags on which the ranking posts get a certain amount of average likes. 
And don't worry that you might find it all too complicated cause they have guided video courses, a comprehensive collection of articles on how to use the platform, interactive tutorials, and a help center. 


Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Introducing to you - Pixgrade

Hi There.....Are you on Instagram??

I am and I like it a lot. But I found it hard sometimes to get my pictures the way I want them to be. So I got the opportunity to try out some presets from Pixgrade ๐Ÿ˜Š

Never heard of it I suppose.....no problem, cause I am gonna tell you all about it.

Pixgrade is all about upgrading your pics with one click with presets that are compatible with the free Adobe Lightroom mobile app.

But I can hear some of you thinking.....what in the worlds name are presets ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

They are a set of editing adjustments from Adobe Lightroom to get the same adjustments for all your pictures. Adjustments like contrast, highlights, shadows, exposure and lots of other options.

So these adjustments are all put into a preset so that you can adjust your pictures with just one click.

Doesn't that sound fantastic?? ๐Ÿ˜

Pixgrade has different packages on offer compatible with the free Adobe Lightroom mobile app:

Insta Favorites.....This is one of their bestsellers. These presets are inspired by one of the most used color gradings by famous Instagrammers and Instagram influencers. They match perfectly with outdoor traveling, city and fashion shots.
You get a variety of 8 presets. Below you can find 2 examples.


Minimal Whites.....These presets will give your pictures a modern, bright and white aesthetic look. They will match with many different types of pictures. You get a variety of 12 presets. Below you can find 2 examples.


Minimal whites for men.....These presets will give your pictures a modern, bright and white aesthetic look. They will also match with many different types of pictures. You get a variety of 9 presets. Below you can find 2 examples.


Beauty Blogger.....These presets bring perfect grading styles for your blog and your Instagram feed. They are specially designed for Beauty bloggers but are also perfect for fashion, wedding, newborn, and product shots. You get a variety of 12 presets. Below you can find 2 examples.


Digital Nomad.....These presets turn every picture into an eyecatcher. They focus on natural tones, thunder blues, teal, and orange vibes. They are perfect for holiday pictures, beach and city bloggers, travelers and of course digital nomads. You get a variety of 9 presets. Below you can find 2 examples.


Bright Indoor.....These presets are designed to bring more exposure and a warm glow to your pictures. They are great for indoor and underexposed pictures. You get a variety of 9 presets. Below you can find 2 examples.


Those are only examples off course. You can find much more info on the Pixgrade website.

Would you want this for your pictures?? I know I would for sure ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend
Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Pre-Summer Sale at BeadworkSeadbeady

Hi There.....Are you enjoying the sun out there?

I am but it's still a bit cold here in Belgium. But that didn't hold me back to buy me a new dress yesterday ๐Ÿ˜€

And that was not the only thing, I also bought a summer blouse and a pair of pants.

But as I was thinking of summer coming soon, I was also thinking that it has been a long time ago since I had a sale in my shop. So I decided to make a pre-summer sale with a discount of 15% for a minimum purchase of 30 Euro.

Also, am trying out new pictures as my main picture on Etsy to stand out more from the crowd and give a hint on how my jewelry is made.

What do you think does this picture make it clear that my jewelry is made with thread ๐Ÿ˜จ


So what do you think do you like the one above better or this one below.....the one I used before ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Please let me know what you think.....I would so love to have some feedback or suggestions from you on how to do better ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Did you know it is better to spread putting on new listings over a few days if you can and not put them all on the same day?

It is also important to give shop updates on a regular base like at least once every 2 or 3 days so I've heard. You can use photos from your workspace or a picture of some work in progress or maybe some tips on how to use your items ๐Ÿ˜Š

Another thing that people doubt if it makes a difference is the description of your item. Not everyone may read all the things you put into this.....but it may be important for the few people that are genuinely interested.

So this may be a great time to show you what's new in my shop and what is still to come. Below are 2 items I still need to list in my shop.




And here are some new things that I have already listed in my Etsy BeadworkSeadbeady shop 

Romantic Necklace, Extravagant Jewelry for Her


Beadwork Necklace, Autumn Necklace for Women


Best Selling Jewelry, Lightning Necklace Gift for Her


Beadwork Necklace, Autumn Necklace


So let me know what you think of my beadwork jewelry pieces.....and if you do take a look at my shop, let me know what you think I should make more of in the future. I am always curious to know what other people think ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

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