Monday, September 28, 2009

Another day another "Less Than 10 Sales" Treasury

I'm on a kick lately to promote shops who, like myself have less than 10 sales.

This one to the left, while expired now, has some wonderful sellers involved. If you click on the pic, you should be able to see their names so that you can look them up on Etsy.

If you'd like to see my current "Less Than 10" Treasury, please click here:

It is available until Wed. morning so there is plenty of time to discover the undiscovered.

And yes, it's a whole different crop of sellers.

I'm already working on "Less Than 10 Part Three" so stay tuned!

Until next time...

Friday, September 25, 2009

10 Sales or Less!

I currently have a treasury up featuring sellers who have 10 sales or less in their shops...

I've also made sure to keep it Fall/Halloween themed!

Please go check them out--some very talented people there and why they only have a few sales is frankly, quite a mystery.


Until next time...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Crafts Fair Hangover

Hey all,

So yesterday I did my first crafts fair in 10 years. While I didn't sell as much as I wanted to (but then, who does?) I did sell a bit more than I thought I would.

I did work very hard to get this one off the ground...and learned many lessons that will help me with future fairs:

1) Doing over 24 hrs. of beading work in three straight days only gives you headaches and makes your eyes go loopy.

2) Going into beads stores with a game-plan is always a good idea...but keep in mind that you will spend at least $50-100 more than you planned at each one. (it's called 'feeding the addiction')

3) Good for you or not, caffeine is just the most wonderful stuff on Earth.

4) Unless you enjoy resembling a pretzel, get up at least once and hour and walk around while creating your pieces. (and keep a heating pad handy!)

5) Having the support of friends and family is just above all, the best thing ever!!!

Now, having learned all of this, I am now ready to go forth and prosper (geek test) and find other shows to sell my pieces. Getting one step closer to making this a full-time job...

...although, I am all for hitting the lottery at ANY moment!

Until next time...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thank Goodness for 'Vacation Mode!'

Well, I'm not on vacation. However, I am doing my first crafts fair in 10 years or so this weekend. So to make sure I will have inventory for the show, I put my Etsy shop in 'Vacation Mode'.

Soooo simple to do and for me right now a necessity.

If you're not familiar with this function, you just go into your control panel in the 'your etsy' page and on the left-hand side, hit 'vacation mode'.

It will 'hide' your items from buyers but not close your shop until you take it out of 'vacation mode'.

You will also see an option to leave a message to your shop visitors to let them know when you will be back.

Just that simple.

I do feel a little bad because one of my pieces is currently featured in a treasury, (thanks kiwibird1 !) If you click on my piece, you will get the description page, but it does say that I'm 'away'.

So until Sunday of this weekend, my shop is in 'vaca-mode' and hopefully when I reappear, most of my items will have sold on Saturday to make way for new pieces!

Until next time...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Come Get the Gear!

Show your love for your favorite jewelry shop by sporting the official Goblet Designs gear.
Hope you like what's there!!!
Until next time...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fall Goodies

Well you've seen my Halloween shops below, I am now sharing with you my Fall shop.

I've added a whole lot of items today that celebrate the Autumn season, it's colorful leaves and added a touch of humor (<---see pic!).

The link to The Goblet's Fall shop is:

I hope you like what I have there!

Until next time...