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« Reply #2420 on: March 04, 2007 12:52:12 PM »

Haha, thanks!

« Reply #2421 on: March 04, 2007 01:12:35 PM »

I must be feeling spring, too, since I just made and posted these:

They're the first earrings I've ever posted. :::fingers crossed:::

« Reply #2422 on: March 04, 2007 02:12:32 PM »

those earrings are cute, nessarose

So far I'm having a good march.  I've made three sales so far.  Hopefully I won't jinx myself!

I still have a promotion going on,
Free (domestic) shipping for customers 92-99. The 100 customer will receive 25% off their entire purchase and other fun goodies! (Wait for a new invoice before paying!)

Plus I just listed this super cute ring

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5489521 - sew me up ring

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isnt he adorable?

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« Reply #2423 on: March 04, 2007 02:15:58 PM »

yummy earrings!

i just posted some vintage sally, dick, and jane cards.  hope they sell!

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« Reply #2424 on: March 04, 2007 02:59:22 PM »

Sarasvati, nice to see you again!
And congrats on that freelance job!

Catsewg, welcome!  I will take a look at your shop as soon as you let us know the link (a clickable link in your signature would be perfect).

I have a request for all of you.
I just got a great new flatscreen for my also brandnew computer (my partner keeps spoiling me), but it made me realize that my old screen was really quite old and did probably not show colours accurately anymore. You might understand my disappointment when I took a look (on the new screen) at all my Etsy pictures, which took me hundreds of hours of photoshopping, and they were suddenly off-colour, every singel one of them. Most of them just too light and/or too bright. Some of them even showing completely wrong colours. I actually cried. There is no way I can retake and re-photoshop all of those pictures. My partner says it is okay and that a lot of you are using different screens and see the colours differently anyway. But he did not confince me completely (probably because I'm a perfectionist...).
So, a little test.
This lip balm holder is of a dark army green colour. On my new screen it appears grey, instead of green. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5213144 What colour does it look like on your screen?
This one is of a darker purple, but looks like lilac to me now: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5446828 How do you see it?
I could give many more examples.
I guess I am looking for some reassurance. That it is not as bad as I think it is.
After all I have hundreds of satisfied customers. And only once did I have a 'complaint' of a customer that bought a jeans coloured lip balm holder, but expected to receive a charcoal coloured one (she was happy with the jeans colour too and left positive feedback anyway).
You should have seen me putting all this effort into getting my pictures the exact right colour. The item lying in front of me and me photoshopping untill it was exactly the same colour. And now it seems like hundreds of hours of wasted work. Like I made the pictures actually worse then they were. Argh!
So, I would like to know what you think of the colours of the pictures in my shop. I would especially like to hear from former customers. Did you find the item you received did or did not resemble its picture?
Again, it is reassurance I need...

« Reply #2425 on: March 04, 2007 03:09:20 PM »

I see olive and deep purple.

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« Reply #2426 on: March 04, 2007 03:10:48 PM »

I have an old screen, they look army green and dark purple to me! Smiley

Makes me wonder about my pictures now though! Undecided

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« Reply #2427 on: March 04, 2007 03:16:51 PM »

I have an old screen and I see army green and deep purple...but I'm going to go kick my brother off his new computer so I can check how colors look on his flat screen.

It's kind of worrying to think they could be different.

*Wow, flat screens are bright...the white background of Etsy feels like it's assaulting my eyes.  Yes, the colors on your pictures look washed out, but so do a lot of other things.  Suddenly I'm not so eager for a new computer...
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« Reply #2428 on: March 04, 2007 03:24:39 PM »

I have a 2-year-old iBook and I am seeing a greenish grey and lilac.  I know it can be disheartening to find that your colours look different on different monitors, but that's the way of life on the web.  I design websites for a living and my colours look different on every monitor...sometimes radically different.  The best you can do is provide a text description of the colour as you have done (in addition to the photo).   
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« Reply #2429 on: March 04, 2007 03:37:18 PM »

Thanks everybody!
And Astergirl, thanks for your suggestion!. I was thinking about giving colour descriptions in every listing from now on (although I find it hard to describe the exact colours since English is not my first language).

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