Posts Tagged 'etsy'

Purple, the it color still?

So what is your favorite color this season? Purple is still the “it” color these days. I have found some shades of purple that I am loving right now, like this beautiful scarf from Nenee.

NENEEE sweater song cowl @ NENEEE's etsy shop

NENEEE sweater song cowl @ NENEEE's etsy shop

Deep purple shades like this scarf scream urban chic. I would gladly replace my black clothes this season for this lovely color! Even bright purples can look fabulous. The shirt below looks amazing with the addition of gray to balance this particular shade of purple.

Slouchy Wonderful @ Replicca's etsy shop

Slouchy Wonderful @ Replicca's etsy shop

My favorite color this season is olive! Why? Olive can be funky, urban, elegant, glamorous, natural, hip…you get the point. Here are some of my favorites! This delicious hat makes me want to play in the snow all day! Too bad it doesn’t come in my size (children only!)

knit baby hat @ MadAboutColour's etsy

knit baby hat @ MadAboutColour's etsy

While the hat is funky and cute olive, the knit scarf below can be hip or fabulous!

knit scarf @Bombshellstudios etsy

knit scarf @Bombshellstudios etsy

Let me know what your favorite color is this season!

Etsy tips for sellers

So yesterday I had lots of time to play with my new Etsy account. Here’s a synopsis of my day.

First I took photo’s inside my new light box (thank you my sweet boyfriend!). Of course after I had taken about a hundred shots a brilliant e-mail came to me from Etsy called Etsy Success: Top 2008 Tips for Sellers. Inside this e-mail was Give your Etsy Shop a PageRank Boost by Timothy Adams Design (He makes modern metal jewelry and other amazing items!). Actually Timothy is such a good resource on Etsy that I signed up for his e-mails and read two of his articles yesterday.

Back to the Etsy e-mail, next came How to get the Etsy Sales you want by houseofmouse (she makes adorable little creatures). Her article was helpful with photography, pricing, descriptions, tagging, and one of my favorites was giving yourself a shop critique.

After reading all about styling photographs for better sales, I ended up re-shooting all of my earlier shots. Here’s a before…

blueberry, crystal and pearl clusters

blueberry, crystal and pearl clusters

and after…

blueberry, crystal and pearl clusters - after adding props

blueberry, crystal and pearl clusters - after adding props

In reality I did have a prop for the first image, however I didn’t have as much texture as the after photo. My goal is to keep playing with different props until I find a couple that work with the different styles of jewelry I create.

I spent so much time playing with props that I stopped reading through the rest of the Etsy e-mail. Late last night I talked in the Etsy forums and learned about treasuries (how to capture one!). I have been wondering about treasuries since I first set up shop last month, finally I fully understand how it is done! Go here to find out more about capturing a treasury! Or here to get the low-down from another Etsian (fishstikks).

More to come later about my voyages through Etsyland!

Christmas tradition I make every year

During my annual Christmas tradition of making an ornament for every person in my family, I decided to make a couple of extra and sell them on Esty. This year I choose a snowman (maybe they are snow women, as they are very dainty) theme, soft colors, and pleasing to the eye. I think I am going to add a Santa and a reindeer to this collection, we’ll see how far I get in this process. Speaking of which, I have included some photographs of the creation process and some of the final snowmen/women ornaments.

ball

adornments

taking apart

almost finished

snowman

another snowman

full body snowman

chunky scarf snowman

I am going to sell these + some others, which are awaiting a photograph, on my Etsy shop which can be located by going here flipflopfloat.etsy.com. Each snowman is designed different, no two snowmen are alike! Anyway, this project should release some pent up cold weather energy I’ve been having lately. Maybe I just need to get out and play in the snow.