Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sadie, suede oxford heels from papertigershop.com




These vintage high heeled oxfords feature Navy blue suede and prim laces.

COLOR: dark navy blue

MATERIAL: genuine suede uppers, rubber soles

SIZE: 6.5

CONDITION: superb vintage condition, there are a few scuffs on the bottom of the soles, but other than that, no noticeable marks!
Price: 19.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I was going thrifting and finding so many great items. Far too much to keep for myself, but that I couldn't bear to leave behind. So, I figured, share the wealth, right? I tried selling on ebay for a while before I switched to Etsy -- I'll never go back! Etsy's sense of community is unrivaled by any other auction site.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
There are so many beautiful and unique pieces on Etsy, but I especially love looking for vintage jewelry. I bought a cameo locket from the user "copelandcottage" a few months back, and it's ended up being one of my favorite pieces.



3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$?
"
areyoutakingmeout" has an adorable black chiffon dress on sale. Very sexy-secretary.



4- Any advice for new sellers?
Don't get discouraged if you don't sell right away. It takes time for users to discover your shop. Also - add new items frequently! Newer items show up first in searches, so you'll get more exposure if you've recently added your items.



5-And a favorite quote?
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” - Coco Chanel

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Mom Models!


Some new goodies coming to my shop! A big thanks to my mom for modeling these amazing finds!!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Newest Purchases


These are so natural and pretty. I make them into a set of 2 necklaces. One for you to keep and other for someone special? Or some beautiful earrings? Hmmm
From: bluemarblebeads Price: 2.75



I have already turned these into an awesome bracelet!
From: bluemarblebeads Price: 2.55



I lusted after these and just had to have them! I am planning some chunky earrings!
From: bluemarblebeads Price: 3.25





Set of 100 tags from TheCaseyClan.
Price: 1.00


Set of 50 tags from TheCaseyClan. (These were a PIF)
Price: .20


Al lwere great sellers who shipped in a good amount of time and used plenty of communication!





Saturday, September 19, 2009

Delias Deal!!

These shoes were to good a deal to keep a secret. Sadly I have big giant clown feet and my size is not available but please check em out! They are having a massive clearance right now!!
Price: 5.99














Friday, September 18, 2009

5x7 'Endless Love' Picture Frame from BayaBell.etsy.com

5x7 black seamless frame with easel stand for vertical shelf display.
* Glass included, but not shown.

Fits 2x3 picture size.
Custom acid free mat.
Price: 15.00
From: BayaBell

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I do not sell anywhere else. I chose to sell specifically on Etsy because I love the unique style, environment and creativity found there. I love the site features, (forums, pounce, treasury, etc). Along with selling on Etsy, I have also marked it as one of my web faves and I continuously find myself browsing around to see what new things/products are out there.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.) I love to buy handmade gifts. I think it is so cool to give a loved one or friend a one-of-a-kind item. I just sent my mom and handmade tote for Mother's Day...so cool!

3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$?
I love this
shop and this item! It is so chic!

4- Any advice for new sellers?
Well, I am still pretty new myself. I have only been on Etsy for about a month, but I would say...take great pictures. Your pictures represent your items and although they may be handmade, buyers like to see items that look somewhat professional. And don't shy away from the forums! It's a really fun way to get your name and your shop out there.



5-And a favorite quote?
Spring is natures way of saying "Let's Party!"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vintage farm vinyl wallpaper from artsymama.etsy.com

This is so cute and perfect for a harvest children's party or craft project. It is vinyl, reminds me of oilcloth and could be used as a table covering. It's covered with retro vintage farm images in fall colors. The roll is 24" wide and you tell me the length you would like. The price is quoted per yard.
Price: 5.00/yd
From: artsymama

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I've always wanted to have my own store and etsy made it fast, fun and easy!! I sometimes do local shows like the Junk Bonanza.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
Supplies for mixed media art projects, like vintage trim or millinery. I also love to buy finished pieces from some of my favorite indie artists. It's so fun to have such easy access to an amazing variety of handmade goods.

3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
Just found this wonderful hair piece from sweeteverythings.

4- Any advice for new sellers?
Change things up frequently. Try to have fresh and unique products. Have fun!



5-And a favorite quote?
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Romantic Crocheted and beaded necklace from anasousa.etsy.com



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!
Measurements:
70cm/29.5"
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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hot pink leopard and lace velour panties from xxRaychel.etsy.com


Size: Small/Medium
MEASUREMENTS LAYING FLAT: UNSTRETCHED TO STRETCHED
top of band: 14"-17" (28"-34")
rise: 8.5"
Price: 7.00
From: xxRaychel

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I chose to sell on Etsy because I really like the set up of it, it's great! Easy to learn, not messy, and simple. I also sell on Ebay from time to time but I don't like it as much.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
Soap! I love handmade soap. I could look at soaps on Etsy all day.



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
There's this little,
Kitty with hearts figure by JakobValentine that I think is super cute!

4- Any advice for new sellers?
Take clear pictures, and list often.


5-And a favorite quote?
Do lyrics count? "send me an angel" -Thrice

Saturday, September 12, 2009

black and white high waisted vintage mini dress from hollyraevintage.etsy.com


size 8
bust 38
waist 30
hip 38

super cute
short mini
slight 2" inch slit in back
gold buttons fake pockets
white top/black bottom. Zipper up back
Price: 12.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I love etsy because its very easy to use. It supports independent designers.




2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I love to buy vintage on etsy. I have also bought supplies to make my own crafts.



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?



4- Any advice for new sellers?
Have a niche. Renew listing often so your items show up closer to the front of the lists for the category you are selling your merchandise.



5-And a favorite quote?
"nothing beats a failure but a trial." stella ellis

Friday, September 11, 2009

Clean and Clearn Morning Burst In Shower Facial-Review/Coupon



So I was watching TV the other day and these 2 fresh faced teens were on. Turns out it was a clean and clear commercial. Now I'm a Neutogena girl myself so I was only half listening. But then I heard the words in shower facial and I perked up. IDK if you guys know this but I have a major problem with buying new things and trying them. SO an in shower facial sounded very cool. So I broke down and bought one. Verdict? I LOVE IT!

It smells great. I had never used anything from the Morning Burst collection. You do have to be careful and read the directions. What you do is apply it kind of thickly to your face it has an almost clay consistency. DO NOT RUB IT IN! Then like the commercial says the steam in your shower melts it in to your skin. After a few minutes then you rub it in all over and I swear you skin will feel great. Now I don't have sensitive skin and this product did not say anything about sensitive skin so keep that in mind. If any of you guys are interested here a coupon.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hurt Icon Man Spice Bowls from soule.etsy.com


This listing is for one Set of FOUR Sauce or Spice bowls.
Dimensions:
3.5 round
1/2" deep
Price: 20.00
From: soule

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
ETSY IS SUCH A WONDERFUL, CREATIVE PLACE TO MEET ARTISTS AND NETWORK, SHARE IDEAS AND MARKET THEM

2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I'VE BOUGHT A FEW GIFTS BUT I MAINLY BUY FOR MYSELF! I'M ADDICTED TO ALL THE COOL STUFF ON HERE.

3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$?
THAT'S A HARD QUESTION, THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS FOR UNDER $20, HOWEVER, I DID JUST PURCHASE A
WONDERFUL NECKLACE FROM REVISIONS.

4- Any advice for new sellers?
TAKE GOOD PICTURES, IF YOUR NOT HAPPY WITH THEM, DON'T USE THEM, ADVERTISE A LOT AND NETWORK, UTILIZE THE FORUMS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.


5-And a favorite quote?
A QUOTE FROM BUDDHA:
AN IDEA THAT IS DEVELOPED AND PUT INTO ACTION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN AND IDEA THAT EXISTS ONLY AS AN IDEA.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rhia Upcycled Summer Scarf Necklace from ToilandTrouble.etsy.com


This is a perfect accessory for any summer outfit. This circular (with no ends) scarf is made from upcycled pre-shrunk 100% cotton t-shirts, making it eco-friendly and vegan.

The cotton is a lovely graphite grey. Wrap it once, as a stylish cowl, or let it hang long like a necklace. Either way, you will be sure to get compliments.

It is super lightweight, so it won't overheat you.

The loops and the knot are hand-sewn in place, so you can adjust the length of the loops a bit, but the knot cannot be moved.

Dimensions: approx. 39" in diameter
Price: 11.00


1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I was an Etsy buyer long before I was a seller. I found it because a friend of mine opened a shop there and sent me the link, and I fell in love with it right away. I have tried selling other places online, but they haven't worked out for me. I will probably be selling at a music festival in October, but that will be my first offline experience.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I generally buy fun things on Etsy - by which I mean gifts for myself. I also try to buy birthday gifts and holiday gifts for family members.


3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
I know you asked for one, but I don't think I can pick a single one!
Happy Family has great items under $20, like bags and tee shirts.

Chloe and Boo has some cute accessories made with organza flowers.




4- Any advice for new sellers?
That's a tough question, I am still a new seller myself! I have found the Storque to be extremely helpful. I would recommend that new sellers read the articles, especially those that talk about tagging, how to write descriptions, and, of course, how to take good pictures. Talking in the forums also helps. Other sellers are happy to do shop critiques, and they can really help improve your shop if you're willing to listen and not get defensive.



5-And a favorite quote?
Depends on the day. Today I like:
Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

PRESSED FERN GLASS PENDANT from PapierLune.etsy.com


THESE CUTE LITTLE GEMS ARE HANDMADE USING PRESSED & DRIED FERNS FROM MY WOODED PROPERTY. EACH PENDANT IS CRAFTED FROM HAND-CUT GLASS AND SOLDERED WITH LEAD FREE SOLDER TO CREATE A SECURE SILVER FRAME. MEASUREMENTS ARE 1"x1".
THESE PENDANTS ARE SEALED VERY WELL, BUT THEY ARE NOT WATERPROOF ENOUGH TO WEAR IN THE SHOWER OR WHILE SWIMMING.
Price: 5.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I chose to sell on etsy because of the great value that they offer to sellers of handmade wares. I work a full time 9-5 job on top of being a mom to two kiddos, so I do not have the time and energy to go the craft fair route to sell my creations.




2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I love to buy my supplies on etsy. I live in a small town on a small island, so it is necessary that I shop online to find the unique items that I need. I also love buying funky stuff for my friends and family, as well as special treats for myself.




3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
I am a big fan of the cool shirts for sale in audreys (also a fellow Whidbey islander), as well as the quirky items that
alienphant sells...especially the taco keychains.




4- Any advice for new sellers?
Be patient when sales are slow. The sales usually happen when you least expect (or need them) to happen.




5-And a favorite quote?
I've always been so apathetic. I figured, OK, maybe the world is going to fall down around me. Now I want to make a better world... that's motherhood
-Cass Elliot

Monday, September 7, 2009

Casablanca Silver Plated Closed Filigree Earrings from chinacherie

Earrings with a spanish flair -- these brass stamping were made from vintage toolings. The lovely closed filigrees have been silver plated with a matte finish. They are hung from silver plated leverback earwires. The earrings measure 1 3/8" across and stand 1 7/8" high.
Price: 14.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
i started selling on etsy when i wanted to find a way to work from home, to avoid the commute and leave the corporate world behind. i made jewelry when i was a teenager amd got back into it a few years ago. it seemed like a perfect match to align myself with etsy. (i also sell on ebay and i am registed to sell on artfire, but have done little over there).


2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
i am particularly fond of a necklace called the paris trio in silver. it features a replica of the eiffel tower, a swarovski crystal heart and a french "oui" charm. my uncle married a woman from france, i studied french in school and i've travelled there. french inspired things are always on my radar.


3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$?
my favorite things on etsy under $20.00 come from a shop called
bellaseradesign. an artist named anne from california makes the most delightful cards using vintage images and embellishments like tiny pearls and litle silver tokens. Each card features a ribbon and bow added to further decorate the cards -- they make you want to write to all of your friends, and everyone i've sent them to just adores them. the cards average around $3.00. each. she also does some lovely journals. the themes that run through her line focuses on french themes, birds, flowers and nostalgic images -- all near and dear to my heart.


4- Any advice for new sellers?
my advice to new sellers would be to find your own identity and express that through what you sell and how you convey things in your shop. photos are key but keep your prices real. never stop adding to your selection -- being fresh and constantly listing will add to your success. correspond with your buyers and offer high quality customer service. respond to every sale with a message thanking them for their purchase and letting them know how and when their order was shippes (ship quickly -- I shoot for 24 hour turn around as much as possible). my biggest turn off is ordering from a seller who never makes contact.


5-And a favorite quote?
"go confidently in the direction of your dreams -- live the life you have imagined."

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vintage Pair of Candleholders from WHIMSYlove


Thrifted.
Vintage.
Lightweight.
An aged silver tone color.
Charming floral cut-outs.
I washed 'em up but they still
shows bits of candle-loving use.
Lovely for the holidays. Or whenever.
Did you see how the glow reflects the
pattern on the wall? Neato.

Can be used with tea lights or larger pillars.
The top cylinder can be removed from the base too.


Measurements: 9 1/4" tall, 5 1/2" at the widest part. The cylinder alone measure 6 3/4" tall & 2 5/8" across.
Price: 19.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I accidentally found Etsy while surfing the internet, thinking of possibly starting my own website to sell my own handmade things. This task seemed so daunting & I had no idea how to begin. But when I found Etsy, I was so excited about the community of people with the same passion I had. It was a perfect fit!
Some of my items are also for sale on other websites, & more recently, my book art is being sold at the Bellevue Art Museum!!



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I love finding gifts on Etsy. It makes me feel all warm & fuzzy buying items for the people I love knowing they'll be unique & lovely & handmade. It also makes me feel good to buy supplies on Etsy---knowing I could obviously go to other online retailers---but wanting to support my Etsy peeps.



3-What is your current fave product and seller(not in your store) under 20$?
My newest favorite seller is
knock knocking. I love all her happy creations. Her adorable little boutonniere's are under $20 & so sweet!! Her blog is always full of inspiration too.



4- Any advice for new sellers?
I would say to make sure you have excellent photos! You always hear this on Etsy, & it is so true. This opens up lots of potential to be featured in treasuries, which could lead to front page exposure. But also: if you have nice, clear, interesting photos, you're more likely to be featured on other people's blogs,etc. And all that exposure is great for your shop & sales!



5-And a favorite quote?
This is a new favorite quote of mine:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."--Mark Twain

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Kramer Light Switchplate Cover from dandee.etsy.com


Price: 8.00
From: dandee

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I chose etsy because it seems to have the best reputation and is the most recognized handmade selling/buying site online. i also sell my stuff in my bricks and mortar shop here in winnipeg called sew dandee, on art fire and in several other shops canada and the u.s.


2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
i have an addiction to the body butters here on etsy. i've tried so many different shops and continue to try more. it's totally addictive! and from time to time i buy my partner kookie dolls, too. the stranger the better.


3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$?
i'm all about upcycling and recycling and recently i found a shop that makes the cutest little snap pouches with fused plastic. her shop is called
SoSheSews and this owl coin purse is my favorite item in her shop right now: i have to admit though, i have a TON of favorites! etsy is a treasure trove of awesomeness!


4- Any advice for new sellers?
number 1, make sure your pictures are clear and bright. that's what will catch someone's eye first. next get your name out there! join groups on etsy and anywhere else online you can. get a blog, a facebook group or page, anything you can do to get your name noticed. and make friends with your fellow sellers. they are your best resource. look at this great opportunity
rquick is giving me with this blog feature! what goes around comes around! (p.s. thanks, rquick!)<---Your Welcome!!


5-And a favorite quote?
hmmmmmmmm i'm not sure i have one. my favorite song lyric has always been from the rolling stones: 'she blew my nose and then she blew my mind.' not sure what that says about me! lol

Friday, September 4, 2009

Kohls Coupon

For those of you hitting the Labor Day sales this weekend here is a coupon for an additional 15% off everything at Kohls for instore or online shopping. Shop well bloggers!

Bright PURPLE wristlet, clutch from BetaBoutique


Lovely small wristlet where girl can put everything she needs - lipstick, napkin, small mirror, cell phone etc. It has two sections and one extra pocket with zipper.
Made of high quality synthetical leather.

Era : 80's
Width : 8 ¾ "/ 22 cm
Height : 6 "/ 15.3 cm
Price: 12.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
Well.. it started because I am a big vintage fashion freak and wanted to do something with that. Looking for vintage, reconstructing it, packaging sold items - that all makes me and my moms lives very cozy. And Etsy seemed just a right place for starting little vintage boutique as it is just lovely place marked with profundity and taste.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I buy pretty much jewelry supplies and vintage, of course vintage!



3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$?
I found the shop
Scandalously last week and fell in love with these awesome bobby pins instantly!



4- Any advice for new sellers?
Love what you do. Educate yourself. List new items everyday. Make a pretty picture.



5-And a favorite quote?
"I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
To me, beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances."
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