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5 out of 5 stars
I can not say enough about the amazing work Barb does on her ornaments. Each one is perfection, beautiful, detailed and commemorates a special event in our family. Amazing artwork!
5 out of 5 stars
Every detail was perfect on this ornament. It is a piece of artwork we will enjoy each year on our family's tree.
5 out of 5 stars
Barb created the perfect ornament for our daughter. I simply gave Barb the details and she crafted the perfect ornament to memorialize the event. The ornament could not have been more perfect. Absolutely beautiful and so very special.
5 out of 5 stars
Barb's attention to detail is amazing. This ornament, as all of the ornaments we have ordered from her, was perfect. They are more than ornaments, they are pieces of artwork that we enjoy each Christmas on our trees.
bernsgifts on Nov 29, 20175 out of 5 stars
I am a repeat customer . . . very pleased with the artist's work. Will definitely be ordering from her again. Beautiful!
suhanya on Nov 22, 20175 out of 5 stars
Got my ornament and it’s amazing. I’ve used her for when I got married, my daughter was born and now my son. She does a fantastic job and ensures it’s delivered on time. Always a pleasure to work with and totally worth it.
harmanamy on Nov 20, 20175 out of 5 stars
I've been ordering multiple, custom ornaments from Barb for several years now. For most orders, I come up with 2 (now 3) themes each year that are not necessarily on her list of products, and she always figures out a way to draw and paint the concept. Each keepsake ornament has been fantastic and is enjoyed by the gift recipients. Please note that the items she has for order are custom orders, ordered primarily for holiday gifts, so be aware of her order deadlines, be patient and give her and yourself plenty of time for the items to be made and shipped.
ENadeauBourassa on Nov 16, 20175 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this ornament. I bought it for my mother in law with all the grandchildren and it came out beautifully. I think I'm going to get my mother one next. Barbs ornaments are always amazing. Such talent. Everyone marvels when they see them.
Barb on Nov 14, 20175 out of 5 stars
Beautiful ornament - I give them to my grandkids when they are baptized and they are truly a special gift. Love that they can be so personalized. The workmanship is outstanding...I highly recommend this item!
Sarah on Nov 11, 20175 out of 5 stars
Barb has done it again. She has exceeded my expectations for my custom ornament. I am struggling to find the right words to describe my experience! I’m so thankful that she sent an email to previous customers saying that her shop would be on a hiatus. I quickly responded with ideas for an ornament. She was so helpful in coming up with a design I loved! She completely understood what I was asking for! She sent pictures several times to update me on the progress. I am so happy with the results. She is so incredibly talented! This ornament will be added to my daughter’s collection of cherished memories! Thank you Barb!
Etsy has given my dream the perfect place to come true.
I have always loved creating the perfect personalized gifts for friends and family. Having a fertile imagination, thinking outside the box, and being gifted in art made it easy to come up with wonderful, handmade, personal creations, and they were always well received, appreciated, and treasured. My problem was that my made-to-order creations were difficult to promote in brick and mortar stores, since I really had no inventory to display....everything was thought through and created on an individual basis, to the exact specifications and requests of the customer. Plus, my ability to tweak a creation in any way, to make it even more specialized was something that most people just didn't fathom.
I'd never heard of Etsy.com when I came to the website in 2007, to purchase an item that a friend had listed. I loved the site, and was so happy to see a community of artists from around the world, selling their creations in such a novel way. Why then, did it take me six months to realize that Etsy was the perfect place for a lovable oddity as myself, someone who loved doing the unusual, one-of-a-kind, customized artwork that really can't be marketed in the traditional way? Somehow, a lightbulb finally went off, and I realized that with Etsy, I had a home, and a place to offer the lovely keepsakes that I love to make...the more personalized, the better. I set up an Etsy shop in May of 2007, and my business has grown steadily. I hadn't realized until October of 2012, that my sales actually tripled from the year before, without me really promoting it in any additional way. People were just finding me, and spreading the word. I was dumbfounded, and amazed, and totally thrilled at finding this out.
I hadn't been willing to do much self-promotion, since right after I started my Etsy shop, our baby granddaughter came to live with us, and I became, in my mid-fifties, a full-time, in-house Grammie, and that became my top priority. Promoting my shop wasn't even close to what I was interested in doing. Last year, when sales went through the roof, I was scared, but thrilled, knowing that this year, with my granddaughter starting full-day kindergarten, I'd have my days free to create, and that has made me smile all year long. I can't wait to create more beautiful things, to get more personalized ideas, and to take any custom order that comes along. Life is sweet, God is good, and I'm ready to cherish it all.
Barb Zielinski Bussell (Barbzie)
I'm a creative spirit, an imaginer, a dreamer. I loved being an art teacher for fifteen years, from first grade through highschool. I've always loved creating personalized gifts for friends and family, and now can do it for others, on Etsy!
Barb Zielinski Bussell..."Barbzie"
Owner, Maker, Designer, Imaginer, Creative Spirit
I've always loved creating personalized, customized, one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends, through the years when I was an art teacher, and a stay-at-home-mom. My kids are grown now, and I'm able, on Etsy, to offer my unique Keepsake gifts.
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