Friday, July 1, 2011

Great news

When I opened The Angry Weather on April 2010, the idea of being an Etsy Featured seller one day was a wild, crazy dream. A thing reserved just to the awesome, wonderful crafters of the Handmade movement. People I would look up to and say "wow, I want to be like her/him". Something I permitted myself to dream of (because I'm a believer of what I do) but at the same time, not dream of too much and better focus on reality.

Today, I find myself on Etsy blog, granted the honor of being the site featured seller and honestly, I still can't believe it. Am I dreaming? Alex, could you please pinch me?

Is it necessary for me to say this means a lot to me? it does! Not only was a wonderful, unexpected surprised to be approached (I had one of those episodes on the back of mi mind of "are you sure it's me you are asking this?"), but to be chosen among so many wonderful people, is just amazing to me. Truly, like I'm dreaming.

So bear with me because I'm taking the opportunity to spread some love!

I want to thank my amazing team mates at the Aspiring Artisans Guild team, Smell Like Team Spirit team, Team Team and the Treasury League team, I truly believe that your constant support and help putting my jewelry out there for the world to see, has been an essential piece in the growth of my business. Thanks too to my tribe (as Mayi Carles says) over at Twitter, Facebook and here on my blog, for keeping up with me and for sharing your advice and experience!

I also like to thank my dear friend Marie of Markhed Designs, you have been a guide to me, my Etsy guru and hero, I'll never been able to thank you enough! You rule!

Thanks to my amazing costumers for believing in me and wearing The Angry Weather jewelry with so much love and pride! you are awesome and the best fuel there is. Thank you for your support and the opportunity you give me to keep growing!

Most importantly, I thank my wonderful husband, for being my number one fan and the sunshine of my days; for staying up late with me helping me sand and solder pieces; Your love and support mean the world to me. You are the stone upon which everything builds up. And last but not least, I thank my little, wonderful girl, because she is the inspiration behind it all, the energy that keeps me moving and the force that make me smile every day.

Wow, it's like I've won a Nobel prize! but I just wanted to make sure you know how much your support mean to me and how happy I am to be an Etsy featured seller!

THANK YOU, and please check out the feature here!!!



Some behind the scenes from the feature photo shoot. It was fun and a pain in the ass all at the same time :) Little one getting bored of waiting while husband took some photos and screaming "mommyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!" oh, and my work table is not that organized and neat in real life :S


  1. wow... amazing! Well done and rightly deserved. Your work is awesome. lou x

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  3. Wow Iveth this is sooo amazing!!! And more than deserved of course!!! Congrats congrats congrats congrats!!! I'm so happy and excited for you :D
    It's funny what you say about featured sellers because I definitely look up to you and say "wow, I want to be like her"!
    Also I love what you wrote here, especially about your husband and your little girl, it is very moving and I can really feel that you write that with a true heart.
    And of course the interview is awesome, really enjoyed reading it!

    Congrats once again Iveth, this is so wonderful and so well deserved, you are an amazing artist and although I don't know you in real life, I can truly feel that you are a wonderful person too!

  4. Congratulations! Your work is awesome, I enjoyed reading your post and your featured seller interview! wohoooo!

  5. Congrats Iveth! I was so excited to see your feature this morning! I did a little happy dance for you:) ~Angie~

  6. qué chido Iveth y es algo super bien merecido y me da un montón de gusto pues eres una gran artista y estoy segura de que tendrás éxito siempre!
    gracias por el apoyo que todo el tiempo nos has dado a quienes también estamos en Etsy!

    mil felicidades!!

  7. Congrats on the huge feature! I just followed your blog. :) I am brand new to Etsy, also in metal jewelry, and am inspired by your success!

  8. Congratulations to you. A well-deserved honor~your pieces are wonderful. I just read the feature on Etsy and wanted to take a peek at your blog as well. I'm fairly new to Etsy, and I too can only dream of being a featured seller some day. I have an incredible lack of confidence but can only hope that will go away with experience and time. Best wished to you, Eileen

  9. ¡Hola!
    The Etsy spot introduced me to your work and blog. Congratulations on being featured! Off to read your blog!

  10. what a lovely story to wake up to on this sunny saturday morning in London....after reading your 'featured seller' i popped over to your blog....ahh tis nice to find inspiration. Well done.

  11. Iveth, you are such a generous and gracious lady! I am thrilled for your opportunity and believe your business will continue to grow. Happy to have "met" you along the way.
    Be well.

  12. Big Congrats Iveth! So happy for you!

  13. Bravo , Iveth!!! Your interview was truly inspiring! Well done :-)
    Blessings and magic,
    Fairyfolk and DovieMoon

  14. So proud of you my creative beauty.

  15. Congratulations -- that's amazing, and very well-deserved!

  16. Que padre Iveth me da muchisimo gusto y admiracion que te hayan escogido a ti...Eres un ejemplo a seguir e inspiracion para muchos incluyendome.
    Sigue poniendole corazon a todo lo que haces!
    lots of love!!♥

  17. Thank you for your friendship!


  18. Congratulations! I too hope for the same thing one day, but it makes my heart sing when I see other sellers fully experiencing and joying the rewards of their hard work. Well done!

  19. APPLAUSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    what a nice thing... and well deserved of course!!! Your work is amazing and you are a super nice person... I`m so happy I met you and I celebrate this with you!!!!! :D (inspirational)

  20. Hi Iveth! I'm a new follower who found you via etsy's featured seller profile! I love your shop and your story is inspirational to someone like me who just started! keep up the good work!

  21. Congrats, yayyyy I am so excited that you got etsy featured seller, you rock I love your blog and your art work you are an inspiration to me.

    -Much love, Trashy Crafter Kim