Friday, 26 November 2010

Friday Round Up

This week I've been working on a big custom order for pearl cluster bracelets, necklaces and earrings so haven't had a lot of time to make other things. However, I have added a couple of new pearl bracelets to my Etsy shop

Royal Purple Pearl Cluster Bracelet

Grape Pearl Cluster Bracelet

I'm also participating in the Black Friday sale, so everything in my shop is 15% off. Prices have already been adjusted :)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Mondays Featured Seller

Today I'm featuring the work of Italian crafter katrinshine In Katrins shop you will find a mix of leather and fabric jewellery, leather accessories, medieval dresses, corsets, patchwork bags and pillows.

Yellow-green leather Pendant

Cerise pink leather flowers bobby pins

Waist Reducing CORSET

Check out her shop for lots more gorgeous items, perfect for gifts.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Coupon Codes

Another great feature from Etsy! I think they are very slowly getting there with sellers tools and this one is in time for Christmas sales.

I've trying it out by offering 15% off to all my blog followers. Simply put in the code 'BLOG15' at checkout and Etsy should do the discount for you :)

Friday, 19 November 2010

Friday Round Up

I woke up this morning to find out that I'd been on the Front Page of Etsy last night! This doesn't happen very often so it was lovely to wake up to. Thanks to VintageDreamsShop for featuring my Turquoise and Lime Pearl Cluster Bracelet

Unfortunately as I was an alternate, I couldn't get a screen shot that included the bracelet on craft cult :)

I had my craft fair at Jamies school last night. I'd made lots of girls jewellery, necklaces and pearl bracelets and was really pleased at how well I did. To be honest, it was lovely to make things that are different from my usual online items and it's encouraged me to do another fair in the run up to Christmas.

Because I've been working on things for the craft fair, I've not listed much new in my shop, though I've listed this Grey Pearl and Blue Crystal Antiqued Silver Necklace

I've also got a few Christmas Baubles listed, including this Mistletoe Berries Christmas Bauble

I've also done one in teal

Check out my shop for other colours!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Craftopolis Edit Express

Last week when I wanted to save time by batch editing my shipping, someone on the forums linked to the 'edit express' tool on craftopolis. I found that although it was my shipping that I wanted to edit and the tool doesn't allow for that, you can edit item prices, descriptions, titles and quantities easily.

Simply add your shop name, allow the app to connect to your etsy shop and the rest is simple!

I do have to ask though, why is it the Etsy never seems to offer these simple tools that help sellers so much and it's up to other sites to introduce them???

Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Round Up

This week I have been working on some simple, single strand bracelets that are all $15 I wanted to offer an affordable range for stocking fillers and if they don't sell online I shall bring them to a craft fair I'm doing next week!

Chocolate Brown, Mocha and Ivory Beaded Bracelet

Burgundy, Silver and Grey Bracelet

Pale Pink, Purple and Diamante Bracelet

I was at a bead fair this morning and got some yummy beads, so will post some pics later this weekend of the beads and some of my new creations.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Featured Seller

Today I'm gong to feature the work of MoaningMinnie where you will find contemporary fashion accessories. Minnies shop is full of hats, scarves, bags and headscarves.

Dark Grey Tweed Beret

Metropolitan Bag - Black Cashmere with Blue Flowers

Black/Pale Grey faux fur neckwarmer

Non reversible headscarf black and hot pink

Check out minnies shop for lots more goodies.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Weekly Round Up

This week I've been busy with making some bracelets and as always at this time of year, the big problem is getting them photographed! It's been a dull, wet week here and I'm noticing the quality of my pics is rapidly decreasing.

I've added a couple of bracelets to my shop, including this Coppery Gray Memory Wire Bracelet

and this Black and White Pearl Cluster Bracelet

Also back in time for Christmas, I've got some Christmas Baubles in a range of colours, including this Red Berries Christmas Bauble

and for the less traditional holiday colour scheme, one in teal

I'd appreciate some opinions too on whether or not you would buy a memory wire bracelet kit. I'd love to know if you think it would make a good gift, or if people would rather just buy the made up bracelet.

Monday, 1 November 2010

November Goals

Now that Halloween is over and all the shops are stocking up on Christmas items, I feel that festive shopping is about to begin. So I thought I'd try and set myself some goals for the next few weeks.

Holly Red Pearl Cluster Bracelet

Looking back at my Etsy shop over the past couple of years,my sales in November stand at -
Nov 08 - 17 sales
Nov 09 - 44 sales

So this year, if I'm completely honest I would like to aim for 2 sales a day, or around 60 sales. But part of me is erring on the side of caution and just hoping to reach the same as last year.

I've stocked up on packaging supplies after running out of organza bags, bubble wrap and business cards last november (no wonder I totally stressed myself out) already made multiplies of my most popular items and have plenty of findings to make more.

Now all I need are the buyers :)

Care to share your November goals and what you'll be doing differently this year?