Wednesday, 22 September 2010

First Treasury

After being included in a few Etsy treasuries in the last few weeks I decided to take the plunge and create one myself. I wanted a theme that was a bit different from the usual, there are a lot of pretty things out there but I wanted something that would stand out.
So I decided to base my first treasury around my life BK(before kids). My career was in hospital laboratories. I worked in histology the place were the bits you have removed during operations are cut up for diagnosis, so I've seen a lot!
I started looking at all the lovely items on Etsy and was quite surprised at the number of items that fitted into my theme, and was surprised at how body parts and internal organs can be artist and beautiful in their own way!

Please check it out, there are some great items included.

The Anatomy of Etsy

Friday, 17 September 2010

Folksy Friday "Promoting, is it worth it?"

I've neglected my blog for the last few weeks, as I've been trying to get everyone back into to the school routine and finally have some time to myself. I've been busy designing and listing new items in all 3 of my shops, Folksy, Etsy and Jinja jewellery. And seem to have spent hours promoting on twitter, facebook and various forums. I've joined the daily listing challenge the September stars on Folksy and I'm trying to do the same on Etsy.

What is the result of all this hard work, well I've had 1 sale on Folksy,and made it to the front page of the Folksy Daily. I've had custom enquiry on Etsy and been featured in 2 treasuries one on Autumn Leaves and one on Berry Bliss.

So slowly I feel as though I'm being seen, and hopefully this will result in an increase in sales in the future.

So yes I feel promoting does work but only if you constantly have new things to promote. So stepping away from the computer and giving yourself time to create is just as important. If only we could have a few more hours in the day!

So that said this weeks Folksy Friday is about promoting some of my fellow September stars.

Fizzt Popov blue daisy glass
Audrey's cat Blue Forrest jewellery
Made by Val eklectikfish

1. Vintage vinyl clock- Fizzy popov
2. Blue blob pendant- Blue daisy glass
3. Vintage fabric cushion- Audrey's cat
4. Lapis stars necklace- Blue Forest jewellery
5. Wotsit zipper pouch- Made by val
6. Hetty hen- eklectikfish
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