Lately I've been fashioning a few new earrings and, at the same time, toyed with the idea of opening a second etsy shop ... yes I'm STILL contemplating this. There is just one thing that prevents me from doing so and that's etsy's reluctance to set up their site to allow sellers to have multiple shops under one email account. Etsy must have some logic in dragging its heels on this but seems to me that there are so many other things that etsy could give its sellers rather than circles and "tinker-toy" features. Why am I so against setting up a new email account ? Simple hardheadedness perhaps. Toggling back and forth from one account to the other is worrisome and I fret about the possibility that I may miss or over look a customer's inquiry or, horrors, an order !
photos above and below ... My handmade yellow berry beads were used in this pair of golden earrings. The ear wires are not made by me but are 14 kt. gold filled and I did embellish them with a Swarovski crystal.
My etsy shop has a few pieces of my handcrafted jewelry but since it is supposed to be a supplies shop I want to keep the ratio in perspective and keep the jewelry down to a bare minimum. So I've made earrings and now I've got a few pairs sitting on my desk wanting to be displayed.
photos above and below ... Love these oh so sweet lampwork beads. Here I've used my own handmade sterling earwires embellished with 4mm, cats eye beads.
Recently I listed these sweet little Art Glass Bead earrings (photo below). Named them Dewdrop, as they remind me of the sweet little dewdrop flower. They have my own handcrafted sterling silver earring wires that I've embellished with a crystal bead in a soft shade of opal green. Absolutely adore the flower shaped pewter bead caps ! Can not believe that after a couple of days of being posted on etsy and on facebook, they've only received 4 views, one of which was myself, so in reality only 3 people gave them a look. It was hardly worth the effort of listing them ... or the 20 cent etsy fee ! lol