Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Etsy shop, slowly filling up and open for business

 For the last month or so I have almost completely stopped jewellery production and focused mainly on setting up my Etsy shop and Facebook page. Whilst I have over 100 pieces of jewellery ready to sell, the long process of writting listings and photographing items has at the moment taken most of my time and unfortunately will take a while longer. Did I mention I'm translating it all into German for local customers too? Yes I sure do have my work cut out for me.

I guess it wouldn't take so long if I wasn't such a fussy monkey, but I just want everything to look good and to read well. What is the point of offering a 50% effort if your customers mean so much to you?

The images featured in this post are screen shots from my Etsy store. I'm liking the clean crisp look I've been able to achieve with my photos. I'm hoping to have more model shots because I really believe the pieces look much better worn and you can get a real sense of how they would look when worn. 

Even though there will always be things I'll want to twig and change. I would really, really, really appreciate any feedback from you my dear blog readers. Do these photos capture your attention? Are the pieces even attractive to you as a potential customer?

Looking forward to your comments below, as I am here to please my customers not just myself.

Thank you for stopping by and remember to visit my etsy store, see if you can pick up some Christmas pressies perhaps! New listings every day.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

It all started with a paper bead tutorial on Youtube

Have you ever watched a video on Youtube showing you how to make paper beads? Well don't, unless you're looking for a new addiction. It's all true what they say, once you've made your first paper bead, there is no going back! They are so very addictive.

So as you might have guessed, I HAVE watched those Youtube tutorial, I HAVE become addicted, as warned, and now I HAVE a mountain of paper beads that I am happily turning into paper bead jewellery and trading under the name Der Papierfuchs.

For me I think it's that little element of surprise, as you roll the paper up and watch the bead form under your thumb. You cannot always predict where the colours will go, what patterns will emerge. Papery excitement indeed!

It's funny how things happen sometimes, change of country, a change of language, different career or job opportunities because of these factors. But all in all, it looks like a change for the better. A change towards more passion, creativity and a chance to express my artistic side once again. (I was an artist before I was a teacher, before I was a crafter).

Thank you for dropping by. DO remember to visit my blog, thus keeping up to date with all that is happening at Der Papierfuchs and my big wooden desk/workbench!