Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Welcome Wednesday with Sarah Bella's Boutique

Please welcome Chan Tell and her Etsy shop Sarah Bella's Boutique


If you are looking for beautiful jewelry plentiful with bling...then you will love Sarah Bella's Boutique! Offering trendy accessories for all styles and ages that are all handmade by her and full of personality!

Currently her shop is all on sale for 15% off...what a fantastic deal!

Now let's meet Chan Tell and discover her shop Sarah Bella's Boutique!


What is the first creative memory you have?

I have always been a creative kid...I come from a crafty family. My first memories were being in my Granny's basement working with her on floral arrangements that she made and sold. We also made floral straw hats that people would buy and hang on their doors for spring.

What or whom began your creative journey on Etsy?

My Granny always worked on crafty projects and I guess I got it from her that I always needed a project to do. I started helping
her with her crafts then got into painting, then started quilting, then tried to sew, then tried scrapbooking, then jewelry making. Of all those projects I had finally found MY THING. I started making jewelry for family members and they told me I should take my talent further. So I researched Etsy and began a shop in May 2011. It took off very fast and I am glad I did it because I love what I do.


How did you come up with your shop name?

My Great Grandmother was my best friend and she passed away when I was 13. I always said if I had a daughter I would name her Sarah after her. When I started my business it was a no brainer that it needed to be Sarah something. Then I added Bella because it means beautiful...which I thought my pieces were. Sarah Bella's Boutique was born.


Describe what creations you have in your shop?

I make trendy and fun jewelry that everyone can love. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, you name it. I realized people love to follow trends so I kind of went with that...even though I have a few things that I make with one of a kind in mind. Later I got into hair bows for little girls. Instead of opening a separate shop I sell them all under the same name.

What inspires you?

Everything inspires me. Fashion, Photography, People, etc. I can just see something and my mind takes off.

What do you listen to or watch while creating?

I listen to music. It does not matter what kind...music has always been an important part of my life and it really soothes me while I work on my creations.

Please share a favorite recipe

Cheddar Bay Biscuits
(tastes just like Red Lobster's)
Biscuits:
2 1/2 cups Bisquick
4 Tbsp cold butter
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Butter Glaze:
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp dried parsley flakes

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease or line one cookie sheet with parchment; set aside.

Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter (I just used 2 forks). Don't worry about mixing too thoroughly; there will be small chunks of butter in the mix about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and garlic powder. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.

Drop 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto the lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes in preheated oven until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.

While the biscuits are baking, melt butter is a small bowl in the microwave. Stir in garlic powder and dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread the garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Sprinkle a little kosher salt on the freshly coated biscuits. (Optional...I didn't add salt to mine) Makes one dozen.

Where else can we find you?

Blog
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest

Now please follow Chan Tell at all of the previous links, heart her shop and a few of her items and come back and tell us which ones you love!

16 comments:

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    1. Her items are beautiful! Thanks for discovering her shop and stopping by :)

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    2. Awesome job! I love how her shop is named after her great grandmother! I know for me it was such a challenge to come up with a good name. Bella definately fits too for her work is beautiful!

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    3. That does make her shop name so special...thank you for showing her some love and following :)

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  2. Everything looks so lovely! Great Shop

    ~Mo
    www.mokekumileicreations.com

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    1. Thanks for checking her shop out and following Mo!

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  3. Interesting! It's always a pleasure to hear stories from the artists (and the "recipe corner" is a cheering point)! Great shop :D

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    1. Thanks Elettrarossa! I love the personal stories behind their creations and shops...plus I have a great place to get a variety of recipes! Thanks for following and showing Chan Tell some love :)

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  4. Great blog! Thank you Chan for sharing your work, wonderful discount, and the fabulous Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe. That is on my to do list to make this weekend. Your work is amazing and I loved learning more about the person behind the pieces!
    Kristi

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    1. Thanks for following Kristi and checking out her beautiful shop :)

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  5. Thank you all so much! Amy your really did a great job on this!

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    1. Thanks again Chan Tell...I am loving all of the new items you have been adding to your shop too :)

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  6. You've given my eyes and my mouth a treat! Thank you for featuring Sarah Bella's gorgeous creations and her lovely recipe! YUM!

    Joining you from the Busy Moms of Etsy March Blog Hop!

    -Tiffany from Mom's Daily Zen

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    1. Thanks Tiffany...I love how you put that "eyes and mouth a treat!"

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