Monday, February 7, 2011

Congrats to dragonflymom, this week's treasury challenge winner!

We had some stunning entries for the "Spring is just around the corner" challenge. The votes are in and you decided that Spring is Busting Out! Yay! So let's all congratulate dragonflymom's Charisma Valentine for blowing us away with her treasury that was bursting with yellow flowers.

I asked Charisma to tell me more about herself and her Etsy shop.
Charisma comes by her creative talents naturally. She grew up making craft projects with her Artist mother and by the age of twelve, Charisma was designing and selling jewelry made out of friendly plastic.

' I think I've come a long way since then. I love to work with natural gemstones, sterling silver and gold fill. My all-time favorite stone is larimar, which is a volcanic stone [that comes] in a variety of beautiful ocean blues. [It] is only found in the Dominican Republic.'

'I am a fairly laid back person, so the majority of my creations are things that can be worn everyday.'
But if you are looking for something with a bit of sparkle, you'll find that in Charisma's shop too!

Married with a three year old, Charisma's creative time is very limited. But she still loves to grab what she can to create new designs.

'What I really love is making something for a client and [having] them say it is perfect or better than they expected. My favorite compliment was when a customer bought a ready-made piece and said that she was "thrilled witless"! I want all my customers to feel that way!'

'Right now, my business gets more attention from having home shows or going to art fairs. I would love to have the same type of success from my Etsy shop. Team Undiscovered is a great support system and I'm glad to know that there are others out there in the same boat... I get lots of great suggestions from my teammates in ways to promote myself and each other that I never would have thought of. It's great to be able to help each other out like that. Hopefully, we will all start seeing the results of all of our hard work!'

I couldn't have said it better myself Charisma! Make sure you show Charisma and her shop some love! And check out the winning treasury here.

Want to be featured next? Make sure you participate in Wednesday's treasury challenge when the theme will be 'Hop to it'. Anyone can play! You don't have to be a team member, so tell your friends! Be creative, the theme can mean anything to you, just remember to wait till Wednesday to make your treasury so it'll count! Check back on Wednesday for contest rules etc etc.


  1. Congratulations!!..your treasury was really nice!!...and your work is grate!

  2. Congrats Charisma! Your treasury really was beautiful.
    And Larimar is one of my favorite stones too!! One day I may have to buy one of your pieces...: )

  3. Congratulations Charisma~ :D Loved your treasury! :) You have very pretty jewelry in you shop~ X3

  4. Hey! Congrats!!!

    /I promissed myself not to look at blogs this week but I had to say your T is so SPRING :-)))/

  5. Congratulations Charisma! Beautiful treasury!

  6. Congratulations Charisma! Great article and treasury :)

  7. Thank you all so much for the votes and the kind words...


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