Alrighty, here is the deal with my Etsy shop. I started out with Swell Dame Inc because I once crafted items using a button machine - pinback buttons, magnets, mirrors, etc. and most of those items were retro-inspired.
To get the idea of what I'm talking about here is my shop:
But since I've opened a year ago, I've changed in my crafting a lot and while I still do the button machine (now for my own art and for other artists/photographers), only now I've focused more on selling my woodwork. And I've been told that my name is confusing because while it suggests retro-inspired items, my woodwork throws the customers off.
I've decided to let my current Etsy shop close and let the items either be sold or expire, until I decide what to do.
I don't know what to do about two things: The name and what I should be selling.
I think I definitely need a new name because of my aesthetic, but since I'm a crafter of all media (knitting, crocheting, woodworking, painting, drawing) I'd like to have a name that encompasses all of the things that I do because I don't think I can ever focus on just one craft.
The future of my crafting, as a I see it, would be to continue selling my woodworking, to start selling my rock art, I would like to continue offering my promo accessory services to artists/photographers and I would eventually like to start selling prints in which some of them would be based off of my woodworking and some would be originals that would be retro-inspired.
So should I keep Swell Dame Inc for the button machine crafts and prints? And then open another shop for my more "earth"-tones material crafts such as woodworking and rock painting and perhaps knitting with natural/organic fibers?
Here are some names I've come up with just in case:
Amber Grey Studios - because that would be more of a general name
Amber Wood Inc. - For my "earth-toned" crafts
Flame Thrower Studios - (my mother came up with this one)
Flame Thrower Inc. - (As she did with this one too)
Advice? Opinions? Thank you!
To get more of an idea of my work, please follow the links I have in my signature: