Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Play the INCrowd’s “Magic Schoolbus” Game on Etsy!

Starting September 6th, the IN Crowd is going to play a game. The winner will receive the lampwork necklace pictured below which was created by newmoondesign. We’re going to celebrate that Magic Schoolbus that transports our darlings off to school while leaving us peaceful time to CREATE! Hahaha! The participating members will hide the wondrous flying bus in one of their listings. You just have to search and find them.

The prize: beautiful, fall-colored ribbons and yarn were woven using the ancient Japanese method called Kumihimo to create the strand part of the necklace. There are three large-hole lampwork focal beads separated by Thai sterling silver rings that together form an eye-catching centerpiece. The remaining ribbons hang loosely below the beads in a tassel effect. The clasp is wire wrapped to the cording with sterling wire, and the clasp is a Thai sterling silver toggle. Retail price would be $100 for this piece. It can by yours free just for finding all those magical buses!

The rules are simple.
1. You must have an Etsy account, or sign up for one on the website http://etsy.com/ .
2. Search the participating shops listed below to find a magic bus. It will look just like the one above, but may be smaller or larger. Each shop has one bus hidden somewhere. When you find one, make a note of the shop name, and the item number shown in the address window of that item, ie "http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=". The answer would be pingwen .

3. When you've found all of the buses, send a convo to Dana (newmoondesign) with all your answers.

4. The winner will be the entry with the most correct bus sightings. In the likely event of a tie, the winner will be chosen at random from all the correct entries.

5. The contest will run for one week, September 6 through September 12. The winner will be notified via convo on September 13, and will be published on the blog and on the Etsy forums.

Participating shops:


  1. How exciting. I hope everyone is getting lots of views and a few sales. Can't wait to see who wins the beautiful necklace.

  2. It's a beautiful necklace. Someone is getting a terrific prize!