Monday, February 15, 2010

Etsy Success.. Tip #1

Some members of our local etsy group have been asking for hints & tips for making their etsy shops more visible. After reading How To Prosper on Etsy, Etsy Tips and blogs including Timothy Adam, I have suggestion #1-

List at least an item a day. Listing items daily helps your products remain in the top pages of etsy searches. Items are listed by those most recently listed, so it makes sense to keep your shop current. For example: if someone searched "Geisha" "Pottery Shard" "jewelry" they would find the most recently listed Geisha necklace first. There are a few sellers on etsy who sell pottery shard jewelry. If I have not listed anything recently, it's possible you wouldn't even "find" an item from my shop, or the link to my shop itself within the first few pages of your search. In fact you might never see one of the geisha necklaces listed in my shop!

We have started a challenge, to help improve business in our etsy shops... The challenge is simple, and it starts today!

List an item a day in your etsy shop! Relisting does not count... It needs to be new and "fresh". I've listed my item and tweeted about it. I'm calling it my "Item of the Day". Todays item of the day is TWEET a cute one of a kind pottery shard necklace.

Here is the list of the shops participating in this etsy challenge:

The Quilted House
Heavenly Creations pgh
Braggin Rights Bath
Just Ice Jewelry
Buena Helena Starting 2/15
Karols Treasures Starting 2/17
Cocos Green House New recruit, starting the challenge on 2/22

Click on a shop listed above, see if we've listed our item of the day, See if we're keeping up on our challenge!

If you want to join, sign up below! There is one catch... If you fail to list your "Item of the day" you must send a gift to the shop above you on the list! Also, as your shop becomes busier, you might need to go to the post office more frequently, to send your items off to their new homes

Monday, September 28, 2009

Super Gift with Purchase

The next five shoppers who purchase pottery shard jewelry from my etsy shop will receive an awesome gift with purchase. The wonderful Michelle from has created five mini jewelry bags for a cross shop promotion we are having. These bags are super cute, big enough to a few pieces of your favorite jewelry when you travel, or even your digital camera. My Canon Powershot really wants to call one home. So cute, Asian inspired flower theme, looks like Japanese cherry blossoms to me! Thank you Michelle for sharing these wonderful gifts, I'm sure the lucky shoppers who receive them will love them!
If you are looking for unique, eco friendly jewelry, stop by my etsy shop and snap up some pottery jewelry today to get your free gift while they last.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

JET TEAM Membership

Two days before my birthday I finally became a member of the JETTEAM. This is the Jewelry on Etsy Team. If you have visited or shopped on Etsy before, you surely have noticed the tags vendors use to promote their products. Some products are promoted by location and/or craft. I have been a member of the JETTEAM for just over a month and can't say enough about this wonderful group of talented, humorous & compassionate jewelry makers.
Since joining the JETTEAM I find myself enjoying etsy more and getting lots of great advice from talented artists and entrepreneurs.
If you are shopping on etsy, search "JETTEAM" to see what I am talking about.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rochester Area Shops Selling Just Ice Jewelry

I'm happy to announce that my jewelry is now for sale at George Eastman House & Mario's Hair Studio on Monroe Avenue. In July it will also be available at Makiki gift shop on Long Pond Road in Greece, in the Talbots plaza. You can also find some of my pieces on Etsy, as well as a list of upcoming shows I'll be at.

I am hoping to find some new creative inspiration this summer during my travels to Michigan, Colorado and Wyoming.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day

This weekend is a great time to remember our veterans. My grandfather is almost 94 and fought in WWII. My great uncle passed away this year, like my grandfather he was also a WWII vet and stormed the beach at Normandy BEFORE Private Ryan's U boat arrived. Only a few men from my uncles original group survived landing on the beach, he was an amazing man with a witty sense of humor and an eye for "chicks".
To celebrate Memorial Day, I have having a sale in my ETSY shop. Free earrings with any $20 purchase now through midnight Monday. Stop by and visit
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Enter to win a freebie Visit this blog to learn how to enter a drawing for a gift certificate toward a great piece of art you can wear from Allover Art. Drawing ends Jan. 23rd.