Monday, May 14, 2018
Last year I got a new camera and have finally gotten used to it. I am also experimenting with more artistic set-ups (like photo above) in my photography for my Etsy Shop. I still provide the ones with a plain background so customers can get a better focus on the actual jewelry, but I think these more artistic ones will better catch initial attention. What do you think?
I am officially down to one online shop - on Etsy. Check it out and tell me what you think of the new look - not only do I have some new photography, I have started listing some of those shawls and scarves I mentioned in my previous post "River of Change".
Alas, I have cleared out my ArtFire Shop and sent the request to have it deleted. I am experiencing a variety of feelings about this decision. While I did give it a LOT of thought and really believe this is the right thing for me at this time, there is still a part of me that is afraid to let go. I suppose this is normal when going through change, even positive change. Sigh.
So, then I had to update this blog (delete ArtFire links, etc). While I was at it, I chose a new theme with a new look and cleared out some old widgets in the sidebar. I still need to check for expired links in some of my "recommended" lists, but that will take some time.
I got a mannequin (named Selina) for better displaying not only my shawls and scarves, but also my jewelry. I have already done one big photo shoot with her and will be doing more as I continue to take new photos of my jewelry and of anything new I make. Here is one of Selina wearing a shawl I made for myself and some jewelry I was playing around with.
I think I will save telling you my "crochet story" in a future post. Bye for now, I hear my yarn calling.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
In one of my few bursts of jewelry creativity this past year, I made several pairs of these hoop earrings (photo above) and matching anklets. I am finally in the process of getting them listed at my Etsy Shop.
I have recently been getting back into crochet - in fact I have been on a bender making shawls and scarves (many of which I gave away to friends). My Mom got on the band wagon with me and has made several scarves and shawls as well. Here is one of my favorites (hard to choose just one, LOL) - fun to make and fun to wear.
I have decided to simplify my online presence by keeping only one online shop. Both Etsy and ArtFire have aspects I like and aspects I don't like so much, so it was a difficult decision. After much consideration, I decided to keep my Etsy shop.
So, for the days and weeks it takes me to move my inventory over to my Etsy shop, I have put everything at my ArtFire shop ON SALE! Yes! Everything at my ArtFire shop is currently 50% off - If you ever wanted some of my finished jewelry, now is a great time to get it.
I will be taking new photos of many of my pieces, so this process may take weeks.
Once this process is done, I may just start listing some shawls and scarves. We shall see.