Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday Round Up

It's been a while but I'm hoping to restart my Friday Round Up

It's the last day of November and when I took a look at my stats, was surprised to find that although my number of orders is down from last November (53 last year, 40 this year) my actual revenue is bigger this year - so I"m happy!

I've listed a couple of new items this week.

Black Pearl and Rhinestone Necklace Earrings Jewelry Set

18th Birthday Charm Bracelet

and back to my early days with some new memory wire bracelets - Olive Green and Lime Pearl Memory Wire Bracelet

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


This week I'm featuring the work of FeltMeUpDesigns AKA The Felt Menagerie

Mel hand makes needle felted birds and gifts and they are perfect as a Christmas gift, wedding toppers or simply as a gift to yourself!

Cardinal Christmas Decoration

Snowy Owl Mini Wreath

Bird Wedding Cake Topper

Check out her shop for lots more gorgeousness!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

I've decided to have a 15% off sale right throughout my Etsy shop this weekend -

All prices are already discounted so no need to use a coupon code.

Midnight Blue Pearl Rhinestone Memory Wire Bracelet

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


I thought I would share my latest purchase from Etsy with you - this gorgeous notebook from ThirtyfiveFlowers

Louise also makes a wide range of handprinted pillows and tea towels, purses, cards and pillow covers in both new and vintage fabrics. Check out her shop for Christmas pressies!

Cranberry Red Mod Flower purse

Pale Blue Mini Elderberry Bolster cushion cover

Saturday, 17 November 2012


I'm aware that all my good intentions to blog more regularly came to nothing this year but I have exciting news - I have reached 2000 sales in my shop!

To celebrate I'm having a giveaway on my Facebook page

All you have to do to win a Navy Pearl and Rhinestone bracelet is to like my page, comment on the post and you are in with a chance to win!

Winners name will be drawn tomorrow afternoon.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Spring Madness

Since January 1st my shop has been madder than a mad thing.

I have had 315 sales, which averages out nearly 80 sales a month, and as most of those have been for multiple items, it's been a bit crazy!!

I realise that it's due to Wedding Season and am not sure when that will slow down, but I reckon pretty soon. Then no doubt I shall bemoan a lack of sales.

Since I last blogged there have been more changes on Etsy. I followed the whole reseller-as-featured-seller fiasco in the forums and am waiting to see how the rushed-in-to-cover-up the said fiasco Wedding Categories fiasco will pan out. I am one of the lucky ones, several of my bracelets are being featured in the bridal party category. I understand how completely frustrated other sellers are though, as tomorrow I may be one of them and not featured at all.

I've also received my first negative feedback. From a buyer in the US who was unhappy that her item hadn't arrived with her in 3 working days. Etsy admin refused to change it as they don't judge the fairness of feedback, which means that international sellers on Etsy will always be vulnerable to unfair feedback from buyers who have unrealistic shipping expectations. I have now added to all my listings, as well as shop announcement, policies and a follow up convo, that I am in the UK and therefore shipping times will be slower. And I must say, maybe it was me being sensitive after that big red neg, but many of my lovely buyers leaving feedback after it have gone out of their way to comment on speedy shipping considering I am international - so thank you!!

So I thought I would share some of my new items that I've got in my shop.

Navy and Coral Bling Bracelet

2 Strand Ivory Pearl and Rhinestone Bracelet

White Pearl Rhinestone Earrings

Friday, 3 February 2012

Catch Up

OK I'm not even going to try and make excuses for my lack of blogging throughout all of January - that's a new low even for me!!

January was my busiest month yet on Etsy. It appears that with Christmas and New Year out of the way, brides to be have been doing some serious wedding planning and my sales last month were twice what I took the entire first year I was Etsy. It appears that my bling range has been a bit of a success and sales of that style far surpass either that of the memory wire bracelets or the pearl cluster range.

I've introduced a personalized element with this Birthstone Ivory Pearl Bracelet which seems popular with brides and for their bridesmaid gifts.

I've also been working on some bracelets using matching colours, like this Hot Pink and Tangerine Bling Bracelet

and this Turquoise and Red Bling Bracelet

I'd appreciate some ideas for more colour matching if anyone has tips for hot colours this spring/summer :)