Behind Satin DollPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, January 24 2017 09:28AM
Every blog has a meaning behind it's name. I've been blogging since 2007 and when my sister approached me after creating my website that I needed a blog. I jumped on it. I was limited with the themes available and came up with a name quick fast. I wanted something that had my business name but felt like a place you come every other day. Where you grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and relaxed.
Some place where you came for the latest in news, trends,recipes, giveaways,sales,events and etc. At least I hope that's what I created. A cafe of sorts hence the name "Satin Doll Cafe".
How do you feel about our blog, blog name and topics? What about you like to see more of? Let us know.
Behind Satin DollPosted by Gaetana Monday, June 27 2016 12:01PM
It has come to our attention that there is ongoing labor disputes with Canada Post. Canada Post may halt acceptance of new shipments and delivery and parcels on July 2nd. Due to this we have removed shipping to Canada from our Etsy Shop
until regular shipping resume. If you have any questions regarding shipments, feel free to contact us at any time.
Behind Satin DollPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, June 21 2016 01:30PM
It has come to our attention that someone has contacted us multiple
times claiming that they didn't receive their giveaway prize from 6
months ago. Which was our Christmas giveaway where we gave away 4
products worth $53. This individual has been harassing us on all social
media networks wanting us to send them more products. We stated to this
individual that we have shipped their prizes 6 months ago and no items
were shipped back to us. Due to the time frame and being a international shipment that we can not verify if it was delivered or not. But they persist on.
In the 9 years we have been in business we happy to say we've never lost
a package and take pride in making all our customers are happy. We do
these monthly giveaways on our blog to give our customer base a chance
to own one of products without having to purchase from us. We happy do
these giveaways and are happy when someone wins. But for someone to
harass and tarnish our name is unspeakable to scam us to send them more
products. No we won't put up with that.
So unfortunately, we'll be halting our monthly blog giveaways until
further notice. We're sorry one rotten apple has spoiled it for
everyone. Especially our loyal subscribers who always enter to win. All
currently giveaway for our birthday have been shipped except one. We'll
be contacting that winner again for their shipping info.
Behind Satin DollPosted by Gaetana Friday, April 08 2016 02:29PM
If you're a frequent shopper on Etsy then you may already know that individual shops now have a new look. This went into effect gradually April 5. As of yesterday, Satin Doll & Co. has gotten the new look. Below we'll be explaining all the new changes to how our Etsy shop now looks on Etsy. If at any time you have any questions, or can not find a certain item or area feel free to contact us via. Etsy message or email ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Now into the new look.
The old day of the small shop banner are gone. As of (1
) you'll notice a much prominent banner or cover as it's now called. Our mimic the banner that can found on our Facebook page and Twitter background. Just below that (2
) you will see our shop icon, shop name, shop tagline, shop rating, and how many sales had in our shop to this date. (3
) just below that you'll see a banner that features the number of items we have in stock, reviews, shop updates, about us, policies, and more. Plus the search bar. As you scroll down the page this banner moves with you.(4
) to the far right you'll see the owner's photo, name and to contact us via. Etsy message.
) this next section features our featured item which if you know our shop changes weekly. (6
) Below that you'll find our shop announcements. Always look here for any important information regarding our shop, sales, coupon codes and etc.
) Just below that on the far left you'll find our item/ shop categories (8
) below that you'll find a button to request a custom order and below that to contact us (9
) to the right of all that you'll find our products/ product photos which are larger. Which is made larger especially if your viewing our shop on a mobile device.
) Once you scroll down all the item on page on you'll notice "More Items" button compared to the past the number of pages (11
) below that you'll find the reviews for our shop
) You've probably noticed this section in our shop before but never paid it any mind. It's a new feature call "Updates" or formally known as "shop updates". Here you'll find behind the scene photos which are normally and is still posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Now you can see in our Etsy shop and link to the item it's associated with. This is pretty cool if you don't follow us on social media and want to see a behind the scenes look.
) This section is all about Satin Doll & Co. Featuring a slide show. This was formally found by click the "About".
)Below that you'll find all our social media links, blog and website links (15
) here you'll find about who is employed by the shop and they're duties (16
) Our shop policies which are all new. We suggest checking them out before purchasing.
) this section featured FAQ, information about custom order, sizing, care instructions and wholesale.
Feel free to look around and explore and get yourself associated with the new look. If you have any questions about anything feel free to contact us. Just like you were trying to get used to the new look.
Behind Satin DollPosted by Gaetana Wednesday, April 06 2016 01:28PM
Let's go behind the design on how we made our Freshness Glass and Lampwork Beaded Dangle earrings.
These earrings are apart of a Jewelry on Etsy Team (JET Team) challenge later this month. 16 members of the team were sent 2 lambwork teal green and white swirl beads. The challenge is to create one piece using these beads with anything you have in your bead stash.
We scoured our bead collection and finally found some green bead chips that would accentuate the lampwork beads.
We wanted the lampwork beads to be the focal point of the earrings we decided to make out of them. So we gather our pliers, ear wires and head pins and got to work.
We took the lampwork beads and put them on the head pins by themselves. Grabbed 4 of the light shade of the green glass beads and put those on head pins and then put the darker glass bead chips on head pins as well. Our idea was to put the lampwork bead in the middle with the bead chips one on top and the other on the bottom.
Well as you can see from the photo we opted out of that idea and kept the light green bead chips. We decided to keep it simple and sweet. The lampwork beads are to be the focal point and all the glass bead chips were taking away from it. So we attached everything together and wallah. It's complete.
We'll let you know when the challenge entries are up for voting. In the mean time you can find them in our Etsy shop here
Behind Satin DollPosted by Gaetana Monday, November 16 2015 01:29PMIn an attempt to become more active with blogging again. I decided to start with Behind the Designer with 25 random facts about me.So here goes.
1- I'm the second born of my parents 3 daughter. Yay, middle child.
2-Love purple. At one time my entire bedroom was completely purple. Carpet, walls, comforter,curtains. You name it. It was purple.
3-Love mint chocolate chip ice cream.
4-Actually wanted to be a pediatrician. That went out the window when I was 15 and my older sister said I had a gift and should apply to design schools instead.
5-I'm a big kid at heart.
6-Have a huge sweet tooth but I've gotten better with it over the years.
7-I have a thing for notebooks.Can't explain it. Just love them.
8-Recently went out the country for the first time in 2014 to visit my older sister in Sweden.
9-Was obsessed with anything India related. Still hope to travel there one of these days.
10-Hate when people don't eat when I cook.Drives me up a wall.
11-Could always draw since I was very young but haven't done it as often as I used to.
12-Self taught myself to make jewelry.
13-Never used any of my business or sales books in college. But I have read them cover to cover since then.
14-Love a quiet environment.
15-I read more then I watch TV.
16-I don't drive and don't really want to.I have road rage from the passenger seat.
17-Love the bake and cook.
18-Would love to have 4 children one of these days. 1 girl and 3 boys.
19-My planner is my new obsession with staying organized.
20-Ran track in h.s for 2 years straight.
21-Tried out to for cheer leading squad twice and quit both times. Was not feeling it.
22-New York native. Brooklyn, baby.
23-Love me a cute handbag.
24-Love me so pasta. I would eat it every day if it didn't make you fat.
25-Not one person know EVERYTHING about me. It's a Scorpio thang. I might have to kill you if you did. I love my secrets.
I think that's more then enough information that I give one random person in one day. Feel free to post 25 random facts about you below. I would love to read them.
Behind Satin DollPosted by Gaetana Sunday, October 18 2015 09:30AM
The designer/ CEO of Satin Doll & Co. reveals her fall favs that can only be found at Satin Doll & Co.
Black Out Turban Headband Price: $14.00
"Goes with everything in my wardrobe, keeps my head warm because who wants to wear a hat and is super cute.
"- Gaetana, designer/CEO
Black Heart Vintage Cabochon Silver Plated Stud earrings Price: $10.00 ; White Opal Vintage Glass Gold Plated Stud earrings Price: $11.00 ; Floral Flowers Vintage Japanese Porcelain Gold Plated Stud earrings Price: $10.00
the temps are cooler the last thing you want to feel is cold metal or
gemstones touching your face. These studs are my most loved that I grab
all fall and winter long until spring arrives again. They're fashion
yet subtle.'- Gaetana, designer/CEO
Cognac Leather Card Case Price:$16.00
"I don't go anywhere without my card case.
It holds my ID, business cards, cash,loose change, spare key and
discount cards. I no longer carry a bulky wallet after I create this
piece.Hands down my all time fav."- Gaetana, designer/CEO
Beloved Pearl Gold Plated Chain necklace Price: $19.00
"This is the most versatile piece
known to man. You can never go wrong with it because it does with
anything. It takes a borning t-shirt and jeans to a whole another level." -
One Day Only
Behind Satin DollPosted by Gaetana Wednesday, July 08 2015 10:58AM
Have you ever wondered how exactly we came up with our name? It's not from the Duke Ellington song, "Satin Doll" either? Let's give you a lil' back story.
About 10-11 years ago when I finished graduated college I knew I wanted to start my own company so I started the ground work to get to my goal. Over the years me and my older sister toyed with names. The first she came up with using just my nickname, Tana. She came up with Simply Tana which was okay but it didn't feel right. I couldn't think of anything for the life of me. With my middle name being Tiffany I was thinking of Tiffany and Co. but that one was already taken. So I look up at my bookshelf and this one book popped out at me.
Satin Doll by Karen E. Quinones Miller
This one I have read a handful of times and is one of my favs. It's about a woman name Regina who used to live a very wild lifestyle but got shot and left for dead. She ended up going to college and becoming a journalist.She meets a man named Charles who comes from a very prominent upper class black family.Regina battles trying to keep the life she built while trying to hide her former life which includes her two crazy friends.
It's a good book overall and I highly recommend it. So being a fashion design, I thought satin is a fabric and doll means an attractive woman. Then I said to myself I can't use Satin Doll because it's a widely known song and the name of this book. So like Tiffany and Co. I add Co. to it. Creating Satin Doll & Co. It's a name that can be the home to many things and not just one since I decided I didn't just want to design woman's clothing but accessories and etc.
So Satin Doll & Co. was born.