Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jet Jewelry

You never know what you can find at some gemstone shops. From my last trip to my local store I discovered JET stone for my jewelry! I've got a couple of friends who LOVES bold jewelry. They like big stones. I was really very surprised when I took 2 of this Jet stones. The size of the stones is around 35x22mm but oh gosh, you wouldn't believe how light are they. Perfect for earring wich I already posted as my new listing at MyWayToSay shop.

Jet (also known as gagate) is fossilized coal. It is a hard, lightweight lustrous black stone that was used in mourning jewelry during the Victorian era (especially after Queen Victoria's husband died in 1861 and she went into long period of mourning, greatly affecting jewelry fashion). Jet is frequently cabochon cut. Most jet is from Whitby, England; jet has been mined near Whitby (on the Yorkshire coast of England) since prehistoric times. It is also found in Spain, France, Germany, and Russia, but these other sources are said to be inferior to the harder, more elastic Whitby jet. Jet has a hardness of 2.5-4 (quite soft) and a specific gravity of 1.30-1.35 (it is relatively lightweight). Jet leaves a brown streak. When burnt with a red-hot needle, jet smells like coal. Black glass and plastics are often used to imitate jet (glass is much heavier and harder than jet) - jet is warm to the touch.

Monday, December 7, 2009

ETSY Gift Guide secret

ETSY Gift Guide secret

In this post I’d like to share with you some little tips how to stay in Gift Guide a bit longer. If you know this secret your are smarter then me. LOL J

So the first thing in the morning – go to the great place HEART-O-MATIC - type your store name and click on Featured section.

If you found one of your item featured in a Gift Guide – make sure that you’ve got 2 of this items in stock!!! It’s very important!

If your item will be sold from Gift Guide you’ll be out of there. But if you’ll have 2 in stock one sold one will stay there

Lucky you ! More people will see you there!

I still have this item in Gift Guide I sold at list 10 of them and half of this was from Gift Guide!

One more thing! I noticed that 90% of my customers are the buyers only or the people who are purchased the same day the sign up with Etsy!

Hope this was a helpful tip for you!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

From fun to unique

From fun to unique

So today was the day when somebody asked me to make necklace out of my best selling items. Looks like most of us felling these quotes by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich – Well behaved women rarely make history!

I sold bunch of rings, key chains and now necklace!

It’s was the same day as always and I was making photography to post this necklace in my shop – but you can’t stop your creativity. And the necklace came to the shape of women!

Creative ?! Simple?! Unique ?! - I think yes! And I know I will sell this a lot !

Try to make something unusual from your crafts and people will get this WOW COOL factor and you’ll be happy get some sales.

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