Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Romantic Crocheted and beaded necklace from

This is a unique piece made in 100% alpaca yarn and decorated with recycled beads from different necklaces.
It is very trendy and ideal to use over a sweater or a shirt.
Romantic style and original gift!
Price: 18.00
From: anasousa

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
Why Etsy? I’ve been an observer most of the time, even if I craft since I was a child, but as English is not my mother tongue I was a little scared at first…I always saw it as something BIG and it is also the main reason I decided to be in. I also love the layout and the sense of community between the artists. Teams are a great thing.
Yes I sell in other venues. As I live in Europe is easier for somebody who lives in Germany ie. to buy something in the UE and in euros.

2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I have bought both and for sure if I had more budget I would buy more because I find all sort of original well made products for an affordable price! In the case of supplies is such a comfortable way to choose! And let’s say that for being a seller is easier to search and find exactly what you want.

3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
This beautiful Florencia textil ring of Mafemaria is my favorite one: delicate, personalized, well presented and for a good price!

4- Any advice for new sellers?
There are so many things to say in order to help new sellers!
a) Take good PHOTOS: never with flash, try to catch up good light… if not, build a light box see the video in this
post in my blog, then edit them (yes, always!) lighten up, net it up, cut it up, etc. and choose a good one to be the main one, it’s important for treasuries and future front pages!
b) Make good DESCRIPTIONS: I have decided to make all of them in English, French and Spanish, those are the languages I speak and then, why not to take advantage of this seeing Etsy so international?
c) TAGS: This was an enormous task to learn for me, and it is an everyday lesson yet… you never know which is the best one, but try…change them if you see they are not ok (they are importante for people who search on Google) see more info in these posts.
1 & 2
d) Be clear in your policies and ALWAYS answer (as soon as you can) to people who contact you even if they don’t seem to buy something from you (they can be good clients and referrals in the future)
e) Participate in, at least, one TEAM (if you sell on Etsy) they can help you a lot, to figure out some things but also to promote your work!

5-And a favorite quote?
mmmmm Maybe the name of my shop: “Crear es creer” that means, to create is to believe.


  1. Thank you Anabel for mentioning my ring!

    And thank you Renee for featuring Anabel. She is one of my favorite artists in Etsy... Great pick! I also love that necklace.

  2. Thanks for this opportunity Renee. And Maria I wanted to give you the surprise but you saw it first! ;)



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