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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Blog? on: August 22, 2011 09:22:29 AM
I've had an etsy shop open for a while and I feel like I'm not getting the traffic and views I want.
I know of a lot of crafty folks who sell their stuff and have blogs. I think the blog idea brings interest and views to shops, but I'm wondering who has first hand experience with this?

I am thinking about starting a blog, but I am hesitant to add another thing to keep track of Tongue
I would love to spend that time making more jewelry for my shop, but I guess whats the point unless people are looking?
What do you all think? Have you had a lot of success with a blog?
Thanks!
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Need help with pricing please!!! on: June 19, 2011 06:37:32 AM
Hey everyone,
I am trying to take selling my stuff online seriously, but I need some help!
I keep asking opinions of people who aren't familiar with crafting and the process and they prices they've suggested are reflected in my current store. I currently have only 3 things in the store (hoping to remedy that in the coming week), but as far as whats up there, do you see those as fair prices?
I'm leaning towards charging a bit more, but I don't want to make my jewelry too expensive...any thoughts?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/1andtwenty?ref=pr_shop_more


Thanks Smiley
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Pressed flower resin jewelry on: May 15, 2011 04:25:57 PM
I've been playing with epoxy resin lately, and I love it. I feel like there are so many possibilities with it. I've been pressing flowers and embedding it in the resin.


These are pendants I made containing some different wildflowers and tree blooms.

Here are some long pendants

Tiny earrings with little leaves and stems

Earrings with purple flowers

These earrings seemed a little boring with just the resin, so I added beads to make it brighter. I wanted the color of the beads to bring out more of the green color in the resin.

Thanks for looking!
I would love comments/criticism/ideas!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sunglasses and earring holders! on: September 18, 2009 11:01:43 AM
I live in a dorm so organization is key and unfortunately not one of my strong suites. However I've been working on it so I made these Smiley

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/82988/82988_18Sep09_SANY0252.JPG
The picture frame earring holder isn't a new idea but its so cute and easy. I just got a frame from Goodwill and hot glued a piece of old window screen into the back.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/82988/82988_18Sep09_SANY0254.JPG
The sunglasses holder was made by crocheting around some old shower curtain rings.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/82988/82988_18Sep09_SANY0255.JPG
And without sunglasses...

Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cuffed Denim Shorts on: July 24, 2009 11:04:07 AM
I Don't know about any of you, but I have a major problem with finding jean shorts.
I have no intention of wearing tiny daisy dukes.  At the same time I'm only 19, so I don't fancy the other extreme of baggy bermudas.  I figured the only option was creating a pair at a length that I felt comfortable with.
So I went to Goodwill and found a pair of jeans that fit me in the waist. Then simply cut them, then hand-sewed up a cuff!

I think they came out pretty cute.  And they were crazy easy to make Smiley







Let me know what you guys think!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Hola All...first post! A few fiber related questions! on: February 21, 2008 02:33:23 PM
Hey!

So I have literally been stalking craftster for at least two years, and have never posted anything...  Tongue

Well, I've got some pretty important questions for all of you lovely folks, so I decided why not ask?

Okay, well I am a senior in high school, and our school district decided this year to require a senior exit project in order to graduate. Everyone has to create a product, or learn a new skill.  I made the decision to learn to spin and dye yarn, which I'm super stoked about.  I've been knitting and crocheting for a few years, and I would love to make my own yarn. 

My first question is...what are some good/infomative books on the subjects of dying and/or spinning?

And are there any spinners in the Charlotte, North Carolina area?
I've looked for guilds and groups, but none seem to be in my area.
I need a mentor for my project...and my neighbor has a little experience, but I was hoping to find someone more familiar with the subject.

Thanks in advance everyone!
 Cheesy
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