Monday, December 01, 2008

Sparkly pretty things

Finally got round to adding some new jewellery to Etsy.

I have more to add, but I haven't taken pictures of them yet.

I'm actually quite pleased with the way I'm progressing as a jewellery artist. The owner of the lovely bead shop in town has been asking me to take some polymer clay beads in to show her for a while now, and when I actually managed to remember to do it she seemed very impressed. In fact she wants me to run a bead-making class! How exciting!

I can definitely see the improvement in my work since I started back in August.

Unfortunately I haven't sold all that much yet. I'm blaming this on my lack of business skills, having never run a business before. Anyone have any tips on marketing and such? I've been thinking about doing a jewellery blog showing each piece as I make it, the stages I go through, etc. - any other ideas?


  1. Unfortunatly I am not much of a marketing genius either- I have no idea. But your jewlery is really pretty!

  2. Thank you Bobbie!

    I think when I have time I'll definitely start a jewellery blog. Even if no-one reads it, it will be useful for me to document the processes.

  3. I think that's a great idea! You never know, it could work!

  4. Hi, Anna!

    For some reason, your email link isn't working for me, so I thought I'd thank you here - your package arrived yesterday along with your card. Thank you so much! Z will be so excited. I'm saving them for his stocking on Christmas morning.

    I hung the two baby hedgehogs on my rearview mirror and everyone who gets into my car falls in love with them.

    By the way, I love your wrappings. Very classy and simple. You are truly a creative lady. Thank you again.


  5. No problem Sayre, I hope he likes them!

    As for email, try scarlett_silverleafATyahooDOTcom. If that doesn't work, silverleafshinystuffATgooglemailDOTcom goes to me as well, as does hoghelpATsingergylarpDOTcom. Phew!

    Classy and simple is exactly what I was going for... I'm pleased I actually managed to achieve it. I'm rather fond of the silver leaf stickers myself, and I'm thinking of ways I can incorporate similar designs into my jewellery.

  6. Anna go and see Business Link if your serious about turning your designs (which are really good/brilliant) into a business. You can phone them on 0845 0586644. Plenty of help especially about marketing. Best of luck for 2009.

  7. Haven't heard from you in a while, hope you're ok. Happy New Year!