Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Visiting with Jenco13: EtsyTwitter Team's

Shop Of The Week...

Jen is one of my new pals in the EtsyTwitter Team. She is always answering questions and giving INVALUABLE advice to her fellow Etsians and I have learned so much from her insight. Also, I made a special "New York Yankees" themed handmade wedding card enclosure for her friends that just got married. They got the "ultimate gift" the Yankees won the World Series...

Anyway, Jen's takes her work to heart - her work is perfection, with unique & bright color combinations - I just love this jazzy red furry scarf! She also cares about others as she uses 10% of her shop sales for care packages to send to the troops overseas - an effort I will soon be joining as my sister ships off to Iraq later this year. I am expecting to receive my very own Jenco13 original cup cozy any day now...I am all for the go-green effort. Please take a few moments to get cuddled up with a cup of cocoa, a good book and one of Jenco13's "crocheted from the heart" creations.

Visiting Jenco13 is a sure way to feel a serious need for something warm. Multi-colored shawls, scarves (with pockets!), cup cozies, cuddly baby blankets and more fill this Etsy store.

Jen freely admits that most of her items narrowly miss being kept. "I love each item I make and sometimes find them very hard to part with! I spend anywhere between 6-8 hours on a scarf to make sure my stitches are even and consistent. If it's not up to my standards, I rip out the stitches until I'm satisfied. I only sell things that I would use myself. When I'm done making things, my husband, Joe, normally has to remind me I already have a million scarves and cup cozies of my own!"

Jen credits her mom, a graphic designer and artist herself, with inspiring her. "She is amazing with colors! We try to get together at least once every 6 months to do an art day for the girls."

Husband Joe is also supportive. "He is an amazing supporter of my art work and never says to me, 'You're crocheting again?' He helps me pick out what my next projects are going to be."

Jen ships her work internationally and is happy to do custom items. "I love to take custom orders from people when they see something new that I have not thought about making before."

As head of the Etsy Twitter Team's PR Committee, Jen is an avid user of Twitter and has a few tricks of the trade to share.

"Each month I go on to friendorfollow.com to see who has been following me, who are my friends, and who is not following me. I first figure out who is no longer using their accounts and get rid of those friends, so that I have room to add those who are following me. I only spend about 30 minutes or so, because you can really get caught up doing things on Twitter!"

She also makes it a point to respond. "I ALWAYS respond to those who RT my information, recommend me for #followfridays or DM me. I feel its important to make those connections on Twitter."

Jen credits persistence and determination for helping her get her store going. "I am the little engine that could! I never give up on things. When times are tough, I stick to my goal and keep on trucking."

Become a fan of Jen on Facebook : http://tinyurl.com/ygnf96e or Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jenco13

Jenco13 is offering a two deals this week:


Please note these deals are for the the lesser or equal amount of the second item chosen. Custom orders are welcome. It will be refunded through paypal within 24 hours of purchase. Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling of all items purchased (please see special rates for second items). Priority mail rates are available for US customers only.

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