Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dolls and Miniatures getting a category? How exciting!

Will that news and a photo booth picture calm the nerves of the DaM folk?
I'm having a 900 hearts sale at my etsy shop- buy 1 item, get 10% off, buy 2, get 20% off, buy three, get 30% off, buy 4 get 40% off, buy five or more get, 50% off.

Etsians freak out about the economy.

Etsy bitches pissed about renewing glitch. On that note, enjoy my ebay listings.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Etsy freaks out my mom- I got my teaman tea today and my mom was like "OMG! it's in a ziploc bag!" She'll probably end up drinking it by accident because I put the bags in an old box of tea. It smells good, and I can't think of any reason why the tea could have been injured by this. It's about to be 50 degrees at night, so I'll see if it tastes as good as it smells.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Etsy artist jelene has her toys in crane machines in Cleveland. I'm glad to see a more human sized aesthetic here. Maybe in the future instead of thousands laboring to make the same thing, we'll have thousands of small little companies making different things. Of course, that's probably not as efficient, but I like the idea anyway.
Lost on page 3675? An ad from shophandmade found on flickr.

My plan is to get 200 items in my etsy store by December and stock Dawanda up to 50.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

banana earrings
Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
I took the plunge and listed on etsy today. I'm hoping that listing new won't be too bad- I'll have to stop renewing and do all my promotion the hard way now. *sigh*
Great, renewing will still be useless! What should I do now?

The thread.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We have a winner!

strawberry ring
Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
This month's winner of the mailing list giveaway won this ring! I've got another giveaway going on this month, but only to mailing list members.

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It's a tale of new soap. This soap smells like this season- it's the end of summer, but there's still a very strong sense of growing and life. Also, it's not too feminine, but not too masculine either. Very strong smell in the shower- skin smells aggressively clean afterwards.

The bar is new, but seems fairly hard, and it probably won't melt easily.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

OMG! vacation mode!

Yesterday, etsy went kawaii. Congrats to thetinyfig and boygirlparty!

BTW: I own this.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Yesterday, I was thinking about the culture of disposibility, and what someone said about walmart glasses- you don't care if someone breaks them, because they aren't special- really made me think. On one hand, the heart of handmade is making things special and unique, but on the other hand, there is a real demand for practicality- something you can use every day because if it is ruined, it's no big deal. Finding that balance will be interesting.

I will also continue to wonder if my jewelry seems too out there for most people.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Put etsy rss into feedage. If only our feeds had pictures...
I missed a giant yard sale today, because I thought that I'd be meeting with someone for class. I try to space out my activities so I don't do too much so my exhaustion level is manageable.
Etsybitchers praise etsy.

Dawanda also has new categories. But no dolls and miniatures that I can see.

Shiny adornments loves science- double helix necklace.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The long awaited vacation mode is announced on etsy.

I might close my lov.li shop and focus on etsy, dawanda and my website for the holidays.

Also, I rejoined JET.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

marking for later.
Folks leaving because of the search issues.

Rumors and theories spread.

Over it all, I may rotate my stock from shop to shop.
Pussdaddy comes back. My website will probably be updated with new items today.

Ads for the holiday season coming up!

Monday, September 15, 2008

star bracelet
Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
Today's photoshoot was not so bad. Still cloudy, but more photos were in focus.

this bracelet was caught in the great category freeze
Stupid stuck etsy categories. I promote off etsy, but you need to at least be in the search for best results.

In Defense of Plastic

coming attractions
Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
I read this article and I wholeheartedly agree. I love plastics- they can be bright cute and whimsical, or elegant and light weight. Plastic can be molded into a million shapes, takes colors and images well, and recycles easily. It's durable too. All hail plastics!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, etsy artisan urbanwoodstalker found her studio flooded.

Got to love the anything goes, etsy weekends avie.
Today's photo shoot was pretty sad. I had to take pictures of the three items I completed yesterday[but not of the 50 cell charms I had completed yesterday, thankfully] but I had to go quickly because of the wind and possibly rain, so my pictures aren't as crisp as I would like. I guess Monday's photoshoot will be exciting as well. I have half of another bracelet done.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Support Rob White! Some trolls on the etsy forums have been defaming him, so say nice things to him in convo.
I'm featured on the etsy treasury!

yard sale find

yard sale find
Originally uploaded by cassowaryjewelry
In the interests of saving gas, I only went to three sales today, but at one of them, I found these. They also had a lot of awesome military items- such as canteens from WW2.

At another sale, I bought a vase and saw the wrath of a speed crawling toddler. Sadly, I won't be able to go to the Cooper Young fest in interests of saving money and gas.

I'm actually now so tired that I want to go back to bed. This is why I am not a vendor at the fest.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tear It Up is closing its Memphis store at 895 South Cooper street. It's a tough time for many independent business people.
I've used these beads that I've had for a long time in this new design. I love it.
Report search bugs on etsy.
People are freaked by odd category updates on etsy.

Speaking of categories, I think dawanda just added one for hair accessories. I put my bobbies in it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

More muting controversy.

It seems pussdaddy had been muted for a month.

I'm going to write today, and so there will be no glorious cell charms today.
Good old etsy related wank. Really, folks, if some people don't like her stuff, that's OK. People who like her stuff are still going to buy it.
I need to make up more samples. I want to be able to market despite my limitations. If I can't go out and talk to people, my products can.
I made 8 items yesterday. Today's photo shoot was pretty good- I'm getting better at taking photos on overcast days. For the 4 items I took pictures of, I took 22 pictures. I of course need to pack and ship and go to the post office today. I'm getting more international love lately.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ah, the old pricing issue. Different speeds is an issue, but many people have learned where to shop for materials. They get in on big group buys, they shop the sales, they get great deals on ebay. So when they put in the cost of materials, they come out a lot better than you'd expect. So don't assume automatically that you know what someone's item costs.

Ebay love! Putting up some more cute stuff.

Monday, September 08, 2008

I was featured in the etsy zine! I'm hoping to chug along towards more features.

Today's eventual train wreck.

My goal for today is to make five items. will I be able to do it?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Kibbles has been muted. Related thread link.

I need to buy cell charm straps in massive bulk. Will do when I get back from 'work'.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

There are rumors that PussDaddy has been muted. There are also rumors that Rokali is into field hockey players.

Matt is not leaving etsy.
I'm hoping to do a lot of updating of my various shops today. Of course, I also plan to do all my homework today as well. What will get done? Possibly neither.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I managed to do some photo editing and list on my break between my 'work' and class. I'm hoping to still go strong through the fall months.