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In other news, I am offering free shipping in my Etsy shop now. I always hate paying for shipping, so I've nixed the shipping fees for my jewelry shop.
I have been having a hard time getting motivated to really create a lot of stock- I was asked to set up a table at the Museum gift shop during the Arts Festival this year. Which means, I need to really get busy. Not only make a lot of jewelry but come up with a nice table plan for display. The trick is, doing it on a budget. It's so easy to blow a lot of cash by buying jewelry display boards, and signage, and table clothes etc etc. If you have any tips, let me know. I am open to any and all suggestions. As I come up with ideas, I'm sure I'll run them all by you. I always need a little encouragement.
I spent some time in the studio last night. A couple of custom orders, and a couple of necklaces that I'm not sure about. Let me know what you think.
The first one - I created using some handmade ceramic buttons that Mellisa at Chinook Jewelry sent me. I think I want to submit this to a magazine publication, but I'd like your opinion first. The colors of the buttons have kind of an Ombre effect, one color fading into another. And the colors went perfectly with this little owl pendant from Gaea. (by the way, Gaea is having FREE SHIPPING til the 6th!)
This second necklace, I created- with Fall in mind, but only because the GGS pendant of a tree, has no leaves. I added one of Erin's leaves to add a little pizazz. Plus I was soo very inspired by Andrew's jewelry designs that he posted on his blog yesterday. I really am enjoying this deep red and green color palette. I think I'll list this one in my shop. Necklace designs haven't been really great sellers lately. Is it because I create less functional, more showy designs? Are shoppers looking for jewelry that they can wear every day, or one of a kind, unique designs that call for attention? Maybe my prices are too high. Just still trying to figure it all out. Let me know if you have any insight.
Well I have rambled on long enough. Time to start my Thursday!