Monday, March 22, 2010


I have been trying to grow my lampwork bead business so in February I decided to do my Bead giveaway.    I signed up several months ago for a Twitter account.  I looked around, sent a couple tweets and then was done with it.  I thought, this is not for me, I don't get it, etc.   But how was I going to get the word out about my giveaway?  So..... I tried Twitter again.  Well it has been about a month now and I am so happy I gave it another chance!  I have meet such wonderful, talented, nice people.  Most are so helpful and generous with their support and knowledge.  I was able to give 12 people some of my beads and many have send me pictures of their wonderful creations using my beads.  I could not have been happier and will do it again!

I am selling my beads on Etsy and have found a great community of artisans that use Twitter also.  called World Wide Etsy Sellers.  Please visit to see about this group of artists!

Now I am getting traffic to my Facebook Fan Page also!  More to come on that. 

I am so thankful for having the opportunity to associate with a group of like minded people who are up beat, funny, supportive, creative and above all talented.  So if anyone out there is not on Twitter, I strongly suggest you try it.  It isn't for everyone but it definitely for me.

Thanks to all of you out there in Twitterland!


  1. glad to have you on board! hope our tweeting is helping you!

    aka bblonskidesigns

  2. I didn't get Twitter at first either, but now I love it. I've met some wonderful people too (present company included) and I think it has helped business.

  3. I'm so glad you gave it another try. I might not have found you otherwise!

    You build up a community and become friends without ever meeting. :)

  4. Twitter is a great place to meet people and get the word out about your wonderful products! I love Twitter and like you I didn't get it at first. Now I couldn't do without it. So glad Twitter worked for you! People on Twitter are great!

  5. Well Ann, you Twitterbug You!! I know nothing about it either. Just the word Twitter! Glad to hear its working for you and maybe one day I'll give it a try. Hadn't seen or heard from you in a while.

  6. We're happy to have you, maudies, and are happy you're happy, too!

  7. Great post! I feel the same! Twitter is great!

  8. I found you via Link Love on FB :)

    Its a lovely blog you have and I'm happy to follow.

    If you click my picture you can get to see my blog .. a journey with watercolour and my dog :)