Saturday, March 28, 2009

Only 9 days to the end of my giveaway competition!

Don't forget to enter if you haven't already. Still 9 days to go to the draw.

Would you like to up your chance of winning?
I will enter your name twice more if you advertise my giveaway on your blog. Just copy the photo and the text below with a link to my Etsy store on your blog and send me the link when you've done it!
Good luck.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


The First bikudesigns Blog Giveaway

Signature bikudesigns Nest Wrapped Silver Ring (choose your size)

Saturday 21st March- Monday 6th April

Open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
The winner will be drawn on Monday 6th April when I'm in Scotland.
The winner will be contacted directly and the results posted here on my blog on Monday 6th April.

How to enter:
  1. Go to my etsy shop here

  2. Find your favorite item, write me an etsy convo naming it and saying why you like it. Leave your full name and address.

  3. Write a comment on my latest blog post.

You have to post in both places to qualify for the prize draw:) Good luck everyone!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

BIKUDESIGNS giveaway starting soon!

Only 40 hours left to the launch of my first giveaway. On your marks, get set.....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

COMING SOON! bikudesigns giveaway

Watch this space for my first giveaway starting on Saturday 21st March!
You could own a bikudesigns signature piece, custom made for you in the size of your choice.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Awards

I have been a bit snowed under since feeling under the weather, so now it's time to accept the two, yes two (!) Kreativ Blogger Awards I was given over the last week or so.

The first one I received was from Nancy at nfall2rt design studio and the second one was from Duni at Lovely Purses.

The rules are to:

1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the bikudesigns blog.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
4. Link to those sites on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominate.

Here are the blogs I think are fabulous:

Jacqui at Blooming in Nihon Japan
Rasa at Happyment
Nicole at Nicole Tattersall
Above Happy Valley
Bizzie Lizzie
A Blond and a Torch

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Japan Team Featured Item- Togei ceramics

This week's featured item is from Togei- Ceramics and vintage finds. As a collector of Japanese ceramics, I was interested in Dave's work as soon as I saw it. These cups would definitely fit in perfectly with my collection...just not enough space left in the cupboard:)

You can check out his other ceramics work and his vintage kimono collection in his Etsy Shop.

As always, the dynamic Japan Team blog can be found here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Etsy Front Page Twice in Two Days!!

I haven't been able to blog at all this week as I was sick for most of the week. However, my Etsy Store still continued to grow despite me being unable to work on anything. You know what they say... a watched pot never boils!
Bamboo Teardrop Ring was on the Etsy front page twice in 2 days which earned me a couple of sales and LOTS of views and hearts! Thank you if you added me as a favourite.
Thank you to Michon for featuring me in her treasury which made it to the FP. Thanks also to Etsy admin for choosing me:)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Japan Team Featured Item

This week I have chosen a piece of work from one of my favourite jewellery designers in Japan. Yuji Kono makes fabulous organic-inspired pieces in silver often with enamel touches. This piece shows the commitment Yuji has to excellent craftsmanship and design. I really want to buy something from him but I'm so spoiled for choice and can't decide!

For more information about our talented team members you can check out the Japan Focus Etsy Team blog here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hiroshima Trip-The Food

We have been back in Tokyo for almost 2 weeks now, which is enough time for our Hiroshima trip to sink in. The amount of food we ate during our 4 night stay was INCREDIBLE as we opted to stay in Japanese ryokans complete with onsen (natural spring hotbaths).

Over the four days our tastebuds were assaulted with oysters cooked in numerous ways (and some raw ones too), grilled fugu (blowfish), four different nabe (hot pot) dishes, fish intestines, sashimi of all kinds all washed down with Japanese 'bin' (bottled) beer... Oh no! I'm starting to feel full all over again.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spotted on Indiespotting

I submitted my oval bamboo ring to Indiespotting a couple of days ago and have just heard that it has been 'spotted'. Great news. Just thinking about what to submit next week!
Here's the link to Indiespotting. Good luck if you are going to submit your own item:)