Thursday, April 30, 2009

Showcase Update

Booked a second day, May 13th, in the Etsy Earrings Showcase!

*crosses fingers*

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I've secured a slot in the Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Etsy Earrings Showcase! This will be my first showcase attempt, so wish me luck! I pushed some of my shop favorites up to the top of the list, so hopefully other people will find them as clickable as I do. At the top of the list:

Formerly a belt I picked up at the Juvenile Diabetes Thrift Store here in town, I knew right away how to give them new life.

Come support my Showcase on May 12th! I'll see you there!

Monday, April 27, 2009

My First Sale!

It finally happened! About a month after setting up shop on Etsy, I've made my first sale.

Behold, my Loquat Drop Bead Earrings!

With a little help from a friendly promotion from fellow Etsian Shauna of lemon drop studio and her blog, I packaged these babies up this morning and sent them off to their new home in Washington. Sadly, between the horrendous shipping cost and my Etsy listing fees, I don't think I've turned a profit just yet, but I am confident that more sales will come.

I ordered some sterling silver findings from AUNALI this afternoon and hope to start working with higher quality materials in the next week or two.

Once I have a selection of finished items available with the sterling, I will be discounting the items I made with the basic findings. I'm excited to get to work!

When I prepared my earrings for shipping this morning, I redesigned my Etsy shop banner and created a 4x6 inch promotional card to include with all of my items for a discount on the buyer's next purchase. I will link the promo key here soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

In The Beginning...

Welcome to my first blog post. I've been in New York for just over one year, at my job for nine months, and a dog owner for six months. In the last 30 days, I've set a wedding date, baked my first batch of Red Velvet Cupcakes, and officially opened my Etsy shop,

According to The Knot, I have 535 days left before the ceremony. I shouldn't be taking the planning too seriously yet, but I bought another wedding magazine this afternoon anyway. I'll be counting that in my Art Supplies budget.

I'm hoping that by that date I will have sold at least enough items on Etsy to replenish my art supplies fund. I'm pleasantly surprised by the community support I've already experienced. Though I have yet to make a sale, I remain confident that my work will find its place in the handmade marketplace.

My goal for now will be to post on a weekly basis and each time I update my shop.

More to come soon!

<3 Sara