Saturday, November 14, 2009

DIY Shrink Plastic Necklace Kit

Included in the kit:
*4 Pre-Cut Shrink Plastic Circles
*4 Silver Clasp Sets
*4 Pieces of Hemp Rope (cut to your desired length)
*3 Colored Pencils (any colored pencil will work)
*Detailed Instructions.
Price: 9.00

1. Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I chose Etsy because I have been a shopper on the site for several years. I love the idea of spending my money with individuals who put their time and love into creating their items. It's so much more personal than buying from a major retailer. I love opening a package to find a handwritten note from the seller. You don't get that anywhere else.
I also have several shops that I now work with in the U.S. and Canada, where I do consignment and wholesale orders. I guess it's the small town in me that gets me so happy thinking about people purchasing my items in places I've never been.

2. What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
The thing I purchase the most on Etsy are supplies and services that I need for my shop, such as my banner( I would never purchase graphic design services for my shop anywhere else. There's no need. There are such great artists right here.

3. What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
I'd have to say that 5erg is high on my list. Silja, the artist, is extremely talented. Her work is very quirky and like nothing else I've ever seen. I love her work so much that I use it for my jewelry line. She has been wonderful to work with and is such a genuine, nice person. I never thought, joining Etsy, that I would soon have a business relationship with someone I've never met in Estonia. This is part of what makes Etsy so interesting. It unites people from all over the world.

4. Any advice for new sellers?
The best advice I can give is to stay true to yourself. Of course we'd all like to be a huge Etsy success story. But if you aren't creating items that you love to make, it really defeats the purpose. If I became a success by making things that I'm not passionate about, it would be no different than earning a living in any other industry. It's just another job.

5. And a favorite quote?
I don't like "inspirational" quotes. One of my favorites is a George quote from Seinfeld, which has no relevance to anything, but it makes me laugh.
"He's beboppin' and scattin', and I'm losin' it!"

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha ha, when I first read the title I thought it said "SHARK Plastic Necklace Kit."

    I suppose I could just draw a shark on there...



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