be sure to visit my friend Lisa Colby, she has a booth too. her work is beautiful, and she is a doll. Clayton was tough, really, keep trying. we can talk more about that later. when you go to Seattle, be sure to stop in to Facere Jewelry Gallery, they are fabulous!!!!!!
Anne, you did everything right with regard to the comment onto Maureen's page. Some crafthausers want to approve comments they receive before they allow them posted onto their pages, it has nothing to do with me :-)) Maureen will approve the comment probably as soon as she gets it emailed.
I understand. I have been on etsy and have sold 46 things in about 4 years. I sell more in other ways and I don't do many shows. I agree about the best sales there being price related and that's why I think it isn't very high end. Good to know about you sending photos of what you have on hand, maybe you could put "available" and the "price" in your item description on each photo here or the note on a widget at the top of your page that mentions how you deal with it . . . because that link up there to your website doesn't go anywhere and maybe that's all that needs to be done and what Harriete was writing about.
Hi Anne, I think Harriete means a place online because we in California are probably not going to get to the craft shows you go to in the east so we don't get a chance to view and purchase your work - which is amazing I have to say. There are a lot of places to sell online and Etsy is only one of them. I would try to find a high end online store/venue to list your pieces so that when you aren't doing a show, there's a place for you to make them available. Harriete uses "Etsy" (not very high end but there are some very accomplished artists selling there) and also a place called "ObjectFetish" here: http://www.objectfetish.com/jewelry/index.php
FYI, they do have fees attached to them. Etsy is about 4% and if a person used Paypal too that's another 4% but much lower than gallery fees and all the current work can be shown while galleries don't really do that. I only really know about Etsy's fees right now.
Another idea is to have a simple personal website with a shopping cart powered by some server like "bigcartel" here: http://bigcartel.com/ or another I've heard of called "zen cart" here: http://www.zen-cart.com/ Some of them are free but of course they have a learning curve and might take a little time to set up. It's possible the zen cart is easier than most and they have tutorials about how to set up shop. I hope that helps.
Oh yeah, some people here have their etsy shop banner/badge posted on their crafthaus page and that would be the way you could get some action too.
it was great meeting you too. i recognize that piece that is your avatar. good choice. i've worn it several times already, always with lots of compliments. i also enjoyed reading your pricing article as guest blogger. see ya around.
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