Welcome to Swap & Tell #5!
A link up for shop owners trading products and posting reviews!
This link up is all about helping one another get exposure for our products and services. We all know that advertising can be very expensive, so my co-hosts and I are so very happy to be offering a way to get your name out there to new audiences for the cost of a trade, while helping fellow shop owners in the process.
If you are just now finding out about Swap & Tell, you can read more about it here.
I have already been so fortunate to become acquainted with new products and people through Swap & Tell that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about. Before we get to the link up, I would like to tell you about one such shop owner that I got to swap products with two weeks ago. Dan is a fellow jewelry designer who specializes in Celtic knot work. His shop D & O Celtic Jewelry is stocked with crosses and other beautiful designs. The history and symbolism represented by each of his designs is fascinating.
Here I am wearing the Tree of Life necklace that I received.
According to D & O Celtic Jewelry, the Tree of Life, an ancient symbol from mythology, religion, and science, is referenced in dozens of different cultures all over the world. The Tree of Life design I am wearing has the tree contained within a circle. It symbolizes death and rebirth, and how all life is related. Simply beautiful!
Some of his other designs I heart:
The Celtic Internal Cross Knot Necklace, sometimes called the Fatherhood knot. I love how the cross is on the inside of it in the negative space.
And the Claddagh necklace, which, according to D & O dates back to the 17th Century in Ireland. It is named after the fishing village of Claddagh, which was just outside Galway, Ireland. The Claddagh symbol contains hands holding a heart which is adorned with a crown in most versions. It is said the hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. You can see more D & O Celtic Jewelry designs and read their very interesting story here.
And now, on to the swap!
please read the rules:
*This link up is a SWAP so please ONLY link up posts that contain a picture of an item you would like to swap and have fun shopping around! Links that are not for swap will be removed to preserve the authenticity of the link up.
*Link up a post from your blog, Etsy, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram that contains a picture and description of your swap item, using a permalink to your specific post not your general URL from your chosen source.
*Look around at the other links until you spy something that interests you. Visit as many as you like and when you find something you’d like to swap for, leave the other person a comment with a link to your posted item.
*Once you have committed to a swap, please edit your post with a note that your item is already swapped so you won’t continue to get offers.
*Exchange address info with your swap partner. Each person will pay shipping for the item she/he is sending.
*Please be prepared to ship your product no later than one week from the time the swap ends. (The timetable for services will be worked out between those swapping.)
*Product reviews should be posted no later than two weeks from the time the swap ends. (The review timetable for services will be worked out between those swapping.)
*The review should contain a photo of the product received; your own scoop on the product; and a link back to the product, shop or person (their choosing). (The review for services may or may not include a photo, details to be worked out between those swapping.)
*Please include the Swap & Tell button or text link back to your host in your linked post.
*Please Note: We have modified the link up to now allow participants to link directly from their Etsy shops!
* Please follow your host, Tarnished Royalty with one of the following methods:
And finally, have fun and remember, it’s all about promoting and helping one another. The value of the swap is in more than the products received, but in the exposure you will receive from reviews. A swap means a review for your product too!