Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I've got a list for the rest of us i.e. those of us who are left out of the lovey dovey antics.

Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
I haven't been really talking about my supply shop. I guess it's because making jewelry is really exciting, and the supplies I sell are the ones that I have too many of for the ideas I have using them.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

from boygirlparty's etsy, although I bought this from her online store.

My to do list is super cute now, although I'll probably not do much on my list. Listing is on the list for today.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Newb pounce! click undiscovered.
I have a bone to pick with stylehive! It took me ten minutes to find my url, and that's only because I backengineered it from my rss feed url! I'm internet savvy enough to know that a url that says 'myhive' can only be used by me when I'm logged in. The sharing tools were totally useless. Personally, people on my contacts in gmail- don't care what I think of the latest jewelry. My mom, my profs, people from grad school, people from undergrad...all people who don't want stupid spam in their box! Not to mention, facebook! folks from high school,undergrad and grad school? don't care about my latest fashion picks! That's why I need a url to show only people who actually care my stylehive. And make it easy for me. Web 2.0 is the hot new thing, but use common sense. I like social shopping as much as anyone else- but I know my friends irl[i.e. the main people I have in my email list] would rather eat a live mouse than get eleventy emails everytime I joined a new site.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

elbow grease

double stars
Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
I think I have at least ten items to post on various websites this week. I wonder if I overdid it on the crafting. And then I have to promote promote promote..
When I saw sunlight, I ran outside and started snapping photos. 25 photos, and only a few need to be thrown out. I don't know why I take my best photos in the sun. Of course, I need to do a lot of cropping!
I forgot my own two year etsyversary. But the truth is that I don't remember when I started actually paying attention to etsy, so the date of my true etsyversary has been lost to history.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My new etsy goal is to reduce my list of favorite sellers down to 1000. I have 1056 right now. I'm hoping to get the size of my favorites down to 500, although that will be tough.

Friday, January 25, 2008

My mother found this article in the newspaper. I think I'll spend the rest of the evening working on flickr.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Out of 23 photos shot, only 8 came out.
Look! There's a new etsy shop banner making thing!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

15 items made! I did it! Although it was touch and go at that last bit!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Etsybead is in the storque. Stay tuned for our valentine's event.
12 items now. I should start taking photos in a few minutes.
10 items made so far, and 1 more item nearly complete. I'm going to have more since I found my glue. It was on the table.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The two sides fallacy:

I believe that whenever two groups come into conflict, especially when there is a powerful differential, this will happen. Let's imagine that crocheters post fifty threads per day on the etsy forums about how jewelers suck- they post too much, their stuff isn't really handmade because they just put storebought stuff together, everyone posts jewelry, and the jewelers post five threads per day about how fruit doesn't need cozies, and how nobody needs that many knitted items anyway. In discussing this, someone will say something about 'it goes both ways' or 'it's on both sides', completely ignoring the difference in volume between the two. Add a power differential, and well...that happens super often. urgh.
I made 5 items. My problem is that I keep losing things and have to look for them. For example, I have no idea where my craft glue is now.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Challenge update: with gluey fingers, I've gotten two items made.

My three day weekend challenge

flower ring
Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
My challenge to myself is to create 15 items this weekend. Spring is coming and new stock must be produced! The problem is that when I create new items, it's difficult to take pictures of them because it is so cold. With 15 more items, I'll have new items to post to my website, etsy,, even mintd!
! etsy dirt! read all about it!! Shocking news!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

In Memphis, roses bloom in December. This is also my 800th post. I'm promoing my 500 hearts sale a lot

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hey! I'm on etsy profiles.
Unofficial etsy items:

Etsytools has revamped! It now has top sellers per day without suppliers.

Exculsive interview with heartomatic creator. I love the heartomatic! *Random plug- I'm having a 500 hearts sale in my etsy shop!*

Sunday, January 13, 2008

After a long morning of tagging and detagging, I made this list of this week's etsy bead theme of the week sale items. I was going to take a day off, but there's newsletters to be sent, photos to be taken, and probably other things!

Friday, January 11, 2008

I've never seen a person for sale on etsy before. I've been doing some more pictures for my website, and I think that it's time for a big monsterslayer order.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

polka dot earrings
Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
Today was a good picture taking day. I wished that I had made more items yesterday to photograph! I made a ring today. I felt a bit guilty taking the screwback off an earring to make it, but then again- it's better that the earring gain a new life as a ring.

oh yea, and gratutious etsy link!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


I want.

Monday, January 07, 2008

I'm going to start the tough measure of rephotoing all the items on my website. I think this rephoto went pretty ok.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

I made a new list on kaboodle. It's all the items that I have discounted for the etsybead theme of the week- ring in the new year. I selected the theme for this week.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Today was not a good picture day. More than 10 pictures, but none came out.

Friday, January 04, 2008

I've made three items that I haven't taken any photos of yet. I've also added kaboodle and stylefeeder to my quiver of social networking sites. Of course, flickr will always be my favorite.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Hey, finally- we can look at what hearts our items have. Just go to this site, put your etsy name in, and click on all items, and you can see what hearts your items have!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
I was planning to start taking more pictures of my destash for my new supply shop, but after the wind blew my camera over, I was forced to retreat. I hear that it's better to spread out your listings if you're making a new shop, so the shop will be stocked slowly over weeks.