… We send probably 80% of products to international countries, the most popular being the USA. I think having more people in the USA means we have more customers that appreciate the hand made a grungy side of our product. We offer free shipping to AUSTRALIA, USA, CANADA, NZ & UK
… Surrounding myself with beautiful materials; natural pearls, Swarovski crystals, sparkly cubic zirconia, and gemstones, and my collection of vintage jewelry inspires me in creating my designs. Sitting in my somewhat cluttered, bright, cheerful little studio that is in my home is one of my favorite places to be!
… My day-to-day operation is usually consistent. When I sit down for the day to focus on my Etsy shop, I conduct things in a certain order. First things first, I always respond to customer messages before doing anything else, this is always my number one priority. This is especially important to me because the most important thing to have in an Etsy shop is happy customers
… We package our items in such a way that our customers can enjoy the item and the package, it is the whole shopping experience. Running the business yourself comes with a wide spectrum of responsibilities, honestly, you are doing it all, starting from design through crafting your items, marketing, customer service, and finishing on accountability.
… Etsy has been a wonderful online platform for me and I hope to continue being a part of this platform for a long time to come. I also have another Etsy business, RoslynHarrisArt, which gives me an outlet for my other passion, watercolor art, particularly watercolor pet portraits. I love being an artist.
…I think it’s important to be communicative with buyers, and also very straightforward and honest. If you make a mistake, or get things wrong, or (for example) don’t have something in stock at the moment, then as long as you are clear and communicative about it, then most people are fine with that. So you must answer all communications, and do that as promptly as possible.
…Jewelry was my hobby for 10 years before I actually started to turn it into a business in 2012, selling both handmade jewelry and supplies. The inspiration from my products comes from my own taste, what I like in aesthetics in general, things that I wished I could find and I was not able to. I love color, and you can see that clearly reflected in my products.
…I consider myself an artist I can make anything I see, I have been doing things with my hands since I was a little girl of 11 or 12 years old. I started by making my doll clothes. Then I started knitting and crocheting from the age of 13 to 16, then I tried painting I love doing that. Then one day while in my 50’s I started making jewelry, I sold several pieces to friends, co-workers, and family. I found that all I had to do is think of it visualize it in my mind and I could do it no matter what it was.
…We price our products as fairly as possible. If we counted all the hours we put in to one piece it would just be to expensive. We try to price to a point where the customer is happy with the price for the item that they are buying.
…We have a selection of bohemian style jewelry in our store. Each piece has a unique story and tradition behind it whether it be a pair of handwoven metal earrings with natural pearls or a copper piece of jewelry with floral carvings on it.