Sunday, December 13, 2009

Permanent FREE / REDUCED SHIPPING SECTION in my Etsy shop

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Internet Shop of Handmade Items In Fibers

Holiday Shopping - Sales - Special Deals - This is usually the time of Year for them!

For Sales or Special Deals in my Etsy shop, I usually offer either FREE SHIPPING of FIRST CLASS MAIL PARCEL to the USA and CANADA --

-- or REDUCED PRIORITY MAIL on items over 13 ounces to USA Addresses --

-- or REDUCED INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY MAIL with Insurance on all shipments to countries other than the USA and CANADA that I can and am willing to ship to (I reserve the right to not ship to certain foreign countries).

But I have decided to PERMANENTLY have a "FREE / REDUCED SHIPPING SECTION" in my Etsy shop. The items in it may change periodically -- usually some seasonal or current holiday items will be in it.

Here is the link to this Section:

And Here our the current items in it as of Today:

I also offer upgrades in Shipping in my Etsy shop -- anyone, who wants to get a shipment mailed either PRIORITY MAIL or EXPRESS MAIL, can request it for an additional charge -- if it is an item in this "FREE / REDUCED SHIPPING SECTION", the upgraded rates will be REDUCED from the Full Shipping Cost.

My aim is to please the customer to the best of my ability.

Any customers can always contact me by email on Etsy (an Etsy conversation) - or off Etsy to the email address for the Etsy Order.

I appreciate all the customers who have bought my Hand-crafted pieces. I put a lot of detailed work into everything I make and I endeavor to make what my customers will like!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Internet Shop of Handmade Items In Fibers

When I crochet, there are times when I want to add SPARKLE to what I am making.

There are different ways of doing that, as I have discussed in posts here on my blog, but one of the ways that I like to do it is with shiny GLASS BEADS in different colors that SPARKLE!

My most recent BEADED item is this one -- a big white snowflake with CRYSTAL IRIS GLASS SEED BEADS crocheted in on the last round. The photo may not really do it justice - you will have to take my word for it - the 336 GLASS SEED BEADS on the outer edge really add a SPARKLE to it!!

I am not really into glitz that much - but I do like to add that SPARKLE to some of my items - especially on the edges, where the beads won't interfer with using the piece for displaying something like a vase or bowl or basket or figurine.

Just the right touch of SPARKLE with some complimentary glass beads can really add that "something" to the piece that makes it really special!

I have a few Beaded Thread Crochet items currently in my Etsy shop and you can find them HERE!

To give you an idea of more THREAD CROCHET items that I have made with GLASS BEADS and sold over the years, here are a few photos.