Monday, 21 June 2010

Gemstones and Green Day!

Today I've been playing with a bag of mixed Gemstones I picked up last week.

I've made 2 items - this cute bracelet:

Find it on Folksy here: Folksy Link or on Facebook here: Facebook Link

And these sparkly earrings:

Here on Folksy: Folksy Link or on Facebook here: Facebook link

Also - Green Day on Saturday were amazing... It was the best Gig I've ever been to, and I'm still buzzing now!!
Photos taken on my phone, so not amazing quality!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Features, Weddings, Brownies and Green Day! (Excuses why I've not been blogging or crafting!)

I was featured in a blog yesterday! See it here: theglassmountain Very chuffed as never been featured in a Folksy Friday before! The item featured sold to one of my friends earlier this week though...

Sorry I've not been around recently - been very busy with various things! Last weekend I was away - 2 of my friends got married - they had a beautiful pagan handfasting, and the celebrations lasted all weekend, it was lovely, and I was still on a bit of a high from it all week!
The happy Couple :)

Also this week I was very busy organising a 100 Cake Sale with my Brownies - because its the Guiding Centenary year one of the challenges we have to complete involves having 100 of something - we chose to make and sell 100 cakes, but in the end we had loads more, it was great!

And the rest of the week has been really busy with work, ended up working lots of extra hours!

So there has been no time for Crafting...

And there won't be much happening today either, as I'm off to London to see Green Day this afternoon :D

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Even more silver

Really pleased with my progress on my silver course tonight :)

I finished the earrings I was making - went for a hammered texture all over in the end, and finished them off with a purple swarovski bead. I'm really happy with them, and cant wait to wear them!

I also got a bit further with the ring - I've textured it and shaped it.. all it needs now is soldering and filing/sanding :)

Now I need to think of 1 more smallish project to fill about 3 hours (only got 2 sessions left, and will be finishing my ring for part of 1)... anyone have any ideas?

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Google Analytics, and help getting more views/sales!

I got around to signing up for Google Analytics, so hopefully should be able to find out more about how much my shop gets viewed on Folksy! I need to come up with more ways of advertising my shop, as I don't seem to get many views per item... I have this blog, I have a facebook page, and I chat in the forums on Folksy. I have business cards, but haven't given many out yet, only to people who have already bought things!

I need more ideas, anyone got any?

I can't join a listing every day thing like June Loons, as I don't have time to craft every day, so wouldn't manage it!

In the last 3 months since I started this tiny business, I have sold 37 items to friends and family, and only 3 items to people on Folksy... how do I improve on this?

Any thoughts or ideas welcome!