Archive for handmade items – Page 2

New etsy treasury

New green and lavender etsy treasury, featuring the Starving Artist Team members.

If you click on the image, it will take you directly to the treasury list on etsy, until it expires.

:-)


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Etsy Forum Post: Ideas for Selling Jewelry from a Buyer’s perspective

BlueKimonoStudio posted this on the etsy forum. I thought her post was a good one and food for thought for jewelry designers. She provided suggestions from a buyer’s perspective when looking for artisan jewelry on etsy.

BlueKimonoStudio posted:
Since there are so many fab jewelry sellers here, I thought I’d share a recent experience as a buyer on Etsy.

I wanted a simple chain with a certain pendant for my daughter. I found hundreds of listings, but most had some problem that was a deal breaker:

•  the listing didn’t tell me the size of the necklace or charm

•  the listing gave me the size in millimeters. I suggest giving millimeters and inches. I did not have my metric converter handy.

•  the listing used jargon including BOGO and OOAK. (today I’ve figured them out, but what if I didn’t want to do that?)

•  the listing showed only close-ups of the item, and nothing like a hand, person or even a coin for scale in the photos. Even if the measurements were there, it helps sooo much to have a scale photograph, hopefully near a human body part.

•listing didn’t tell me what the materials are.

Folks, I searched through dozens of listings with problems like these. I would buy more jewelry on Etsy if I could learn what I need to know about a piece. I need to see the item in relation to something else for scale. Seriously, this is the biggest drawback for me.

I finally found my necklace after about 20 minutes of scrolling through listings.

There’s so much gorgeous jewelry here on Etsy…I hope these observations are helpful to some of you makers.


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Shiny Spotlight Thursday – Handmade artisan finds on etsy

Shiny Spotlight Thursday

Have you ever Googled yourself?  I remember the first time I did and some of the, ahem, less than family friendly links that were returned in my search results.  Having completed the Google experiment, I thought it might be fun to ‘etsy’ myself.  Some of the results are shown below.

Clicking on each image will link you to the seller of each item, if you decide you simply must purchase it.

Enjoy!

Kristy Wallet from 2ndStreet


Sunlit Forest from TreeView


Kristi Lounge Pants from Lemon Drop Dreams


Gorgeous in greens fused glass platter


80 vintage jacket with heavy metal spiderweb



Happy Shopping everyone!

Look for the Shiny Spotlight every Thursday.


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