Sunday, 8 March 2015

Feeling Creative

Purple Druzy Necklace

Well, I have had a brilliant week and a fantastic start to March. I have had at least one sale in my Etsy  shop every day this week so far.....in fact I have had a sale every day in March. I hope I haven't jinxed it now by sounding boastful on here! I am so happy, it is my dream to be able to do this full time. I love my little Etsy shop. I would love to be able to craft for a living, maybe from a little seaside cottage in Devon, Cornwall.....or Greece, ooooh or from a converted loft apartment in Manhattan or Sydney! To be honest, if I could make a living from my jewellery on Etsy and from craft fairs I would be happy anywhere. I would love to spend my time creating beautiful things, baking, spending time with my animals and enjoying the simple things in life (interspersed of course with shoe shopping, travelling and gorgeous cocktails). 

I have so many ideas at the moment and have spent pretty much all of my sale money from last week on more beads and things from Etsy sellers - I like to spread the joy and buy from other small businesses. I have envisaged a fabulous 'nautical' range of bracelets for summer - inspired by the village in Devon where my Dad lives, Appledore - which I just love. I love the sea and I love boats. Before I went to university, I went travelling to Australia and the Far East and became a scuba diving instructor.....I miss the water so much - there isn't a great deal of sparkling clear water in Manchester - the Ship Canal and River Mersey don't count! I would love to live by the sea one day. One of the Greek Islands would be my first choice I think - but Devon would do! lol!

Druzy Necklaces 
 I have pictured below some of my most popular items on Etsy this week.....funnily enough the things that sell well online are not my best sellers at fairs. My best sellers at fairs are my Murano glass range and my own 'Poppy's Art Beads' necklaces. The Murano does very well online too, but I almost never sell a Poppy Beads necklace online. I think I have sold maybe 2 in the last 6 months.....I sold over 40 of them at Stonor Park alone last summer! Funny isn't it?

Gemstone triangles - an order off to America this week

Mini druzy necklaces - these have been very popular this week indeed
Anyway, seeing as I haven't sold anywhere near enough to retire....and it wasn't my turn for the Euromillions jackpot on Friday night, it is back to reality tomorrow. I best go and finish off my weekend jobs, drop by Handmade Monday and then get back to the real world!!!
Have a nice week everybody xxx

12 comments:

  1. I'm sure the sales will continue and you haven't jinxed yourself :) Your jewellery is so pretty. I really like the gemstone triangles, they are so unique. I hope your dreams of crafting full time in a beautiful surrounding come true. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

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    1. Thank you Ali. I hope you have a lovely week too x

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  2. So beautiful and you deserve the sales. Cannot wait for the nautical bracelets they would go well with my new bags. Perhaps I could add a link when I have done the bags to my website to your Etsy shop

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    1. That would be great, of course you can. Thank you xxx

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  3. Congratulations on so many sales, your items are really pretty so I can see why they've been so popular.

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  4. I haven't started my etsy shop yet and I'm already daydreaming about the full time craft job in a house on the coast! Your sales success is well deserved, these pieces are all lovely xx

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    1. Thank you Elsie.....I hope we both get our houses by the coast x

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  5. Such a cheering post, i'm really happy to hear that business is going so well for you :) Your necklaces are all so pretty, i'm not surprised they're popular, keep up the good work! xx

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  6. Brilliant that your Esty shop is doing so well, thats excellent, even more so when you are in a very popular market for makers :)

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