Sunday, 30 October 2011

1000 Sales and a Giveaway

Today I reached the amazing goal of 1000 sales in my Etsy shop. I have been hoping to reach it before the end of the year, so I'm delighted that I achieved that goal :)

To celebrate, I've decided to have a giveaway of one of my pearl cluster bracelets.

In order to win this maroon bracelet

simply either -
1. become a blog follower
2. have a look in my Etsy shop and tell me which item you like best
3. like my facebook page

Just leave your contact details and a comment here and I'll pick a winner on Wednesday at 12 noon.

Good luck!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

I've Been Featured

I've become pretty obsessed with the new shop stats on Etsy and yesterday found that I'd been featured in Halogentv's fabulous fall etsy finds

It was this Aubergine Pearl Cluster Bracelet which sold overnight.

Pretty exciting!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Wedding Jewellery

One of the best things about making jewellery is when you see it being worn by someone else. I've never stopped getting a thrill out of every sale and when someone choses my designs for their 'Big Day' it is even better.

Today I got a convo from Lindsay, for whom I had made her bridesmaids jewellery. So I thought I would share as the photos were so gorgeous! I made necklaces, bracelets and earrings to match her 5 bridesmaids, all in different colours and am so delighted with the results :)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Weekly Round Up

This past week I've been adding a new 'bling' range to my shop, in hopes that when peeps start to think about Christmas parties and winter weddings they'll have an eye towards sparklies!

Here's some bracelets in the range -
Sparkling Black Pearl Bracelet

Sparkling Teal Pearl Bracelet

Sparkling Deep Red Pearl Bracelet

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

October Already?

Wow, I knew that my blogging had fallen by the wayside but I'm amazed my last posting was in August! I see then that my sales had stalled and I was on 899 sales. Well, I'm now on 951 so that goes some way to explain why my blogging has been few and far between. September has been my best month to date on Etsy and with Christmas just around the corner, I am hoping to reach the 1000 sales mark before the end of the year.

I have spent many, many hours trying to work out how to be found on Etsy with the relvancy changes and my upturn in sales suggests it's been time well spent.

Basically one day the penny dropped that titles are more important than anything else with relvancy. Tagging and descriptions are important but a very poor second and third.

And with titles, it's important to change what the first 3 words are in your listings. So eg with this White Pearl Cluster Bracelet (one of my best sellers) -

my previous title was simply White Pearl Cluster Bracelet. Now it is the rather clunky 'Bridal Pearl Bracelet, White Pearl Cluster Bracelet, Bridal Bracelet,Chunky Pearl Bracelet, Wedding Jewelry, Winter Wedding' With Etsy allowing the pairing of appropriate words in tags I now use things like - pearl bracelet, wedding jewelry, chunky bracelet. And it is working!

Any other relavancy success out there?