A Crafter's Crazy Life

This blog is dedicated to all things crafty. I recently started an Etsy shop and I am definitely getting an education on selling online, promoting and just how creative minds and hands can be. So this blog is a little about the thrills and frustrations as I take this journey and some extremely cool things that I find along the way. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Concentrating on Etsy

I decided to shutdown my Artfire shop. It works well for alot of people, and I think if I were able to take more time for my Artfire shop, it would have been more successful but since the bulk of my sales were coming from Etsy, I decided to focus on Etsy instead and I may consider going back to Artfire if I find myself with loads more time.
Ebay does seem to be doing well with sales when I do post something but at a considerably lesser rate so I don't list items as often. I will probably list items that I am looking to clear out.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Introducing New Bracelets

I've been thinking a while how I could create a beautiful bracelet using mostly paper. There are many decoupage or paper bead tutorials available out there but it didn't really fit what I was looking for. I've tried making paper beads and it takes a much more talented and patient person than I am so I gave up there. I didn't want to use blank wooden bangles because people have varying wrist sizes and I felt that I would have to have tons of blank bangle stock to fulfill orders for people with all those varying wrist sizes so I kind of used those tutorials and made it my own. The base of the bracelets are 2 layers of chipboard and then once the bracelets are glued and varnished, the final product is quite sturdy yet malleable at the same time.

I'm loving it and have been rocking mines on the weekends.