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Must have book if you are thinking about opening a shop on Etsy, the world wide million $ site, to sell your creations or vintage items. This 51 page book, “Be An Etsy Seller” was written by two Etsy sellers who have experienced all the things you need to know when joining the Etsy community and have described them in detail. They hold your hand as you are walked step by step through the process. Joining Etsy is free. Putting your creations up for sale costs 20 cents per item and is listed for 4 months. Then if it hasn’t sold it can be re-listed for an additional 20 cents. All aspects of selling are covered, such as shipping, processing time, charging tax if necessary, how you want to be paid and many more subjects that other instruction books don’t cover. They are even in the process of creating a Spanish language version, coming soon.  To obtain this remarkable book go to

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRB6NUQ

Visit my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu

Be an Etsy Shop Owner!

Are you a passionate artisan who believes your handmade items could be sold but don’t know how?  My daughter, JP, and I have written an easy to follow step by step 51 page book to lead you through the process of opening an online shop on a site called Etsy.

Etsy.com is the fastest growing craft sellers marketplace WORLD WIDE!  You can be part of it with our instructions and business tips not found in any of  the Etsy books out there now.  We lead you through each step with detailed  instructions.   Everything is covered and explained.  Both of us are Etsy shop owners and have encountered problems along the way that we share with you so that you are aware and can avoid or resolve them.

There is no bidding as on Ebay.   You make an item, take a photo of it, and list it for sale.  Following our instructions, we show you how to place your item for sale and collect your money when someone buys it.

A Spanish language version will be available soon.

You can buy our book now on Amazon for $9.99 using this link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRB6NUQ 

OR contact me at HowToOpenanEtsyStore@gmail.com and pay with your card through PayPal and I will send you a pdf copy.   (California residents only $10.90).

You won’t be disappointed, you’ll be a business owner selling your great crafts, vintage items or supplies through your very own Etsy store!

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up, the second Sunday in May.  Don’t forget to show your love with a little something to please her.  My Etsy shop is loaded with lovely jewelry at reasonable prices.  I’m sure you will find something there and it can be shipped at no cost in time for the big day.  I’m offering a 10% discount for anything purchased by May 1.

Use promo MOTHER.   www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.

New Baby Booties on Etsy

 

Pink and Blue Bootie

Here’s just one of the 5 baby booties I have listed on my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.  This one is suitable for either a boy baby or a girl baby as it’s made from 100% acrylic yarn in mixed colors of pink and blue with white accents.    It would be a perfect baby shower gift when the parents won’t know the sex of their baby until it is born.

My other booties are crocheted in pink or blue yarn.  There is one in aqua and one adorable Mary Jane bootie in black and white.   All booties are sized for newborns and a couple are stretchable for older babies.

I hope you will take a look at my creations and consider one of them for the shower or new baby gift.   Shipping is free in the US and posted for International sales.

Why I like my etsy store

My Etsy store is my source for some extra income as well as the satisfaction I get from the responses  from the people who purchase my items.  My handcrafted jewelry is diverse as well as colorful and unique.  When I make a piece of jewelry I imagine who will wear it and where, at her job, a party, or just for fun.  My jewelry covers all sorts of possibilities.  Some are dramatic, some simple, most are brilliantly colorful, some for evening wear, some for casual wear, but all are original designs.  I tend to like the dramatic items best.

Most of my time is spent on the design, putting the beads together to best show off their beauty. I am fortunate to have a variety of sources for unusual beads and materials to make them into a piece of jewelry.  I get most of  my  ideas from the beads themselves.   I have also  helped friends to get started making their own jewelry. This occupation is my pleasure.

Although sales have been slow these past few months it doesn’t stop me from looking for new ideas, new beads, and new ways to promote my Etsy shop.  I list almost all my creations on Pinterest and some of my  creations are also available in Classifiedads.com http://bit.ly/Oh2WzL   and I have an Ebay site for a few.

In a few weeks I will be promoting a new category on Etsy, Baby Booties.  I have crocheted 5 sets and am just waiting for them to be photographed.   I have no camera so I have to wait for my daughter to take the pictures for me.   I hope they will be well received.  I will announce their promotion here.

Please take a look at my Etsy shop.   The items for sale are not just jewelry.  I have vintage items that belonged to older members of my family and decided to pass them on to someone who will appreciate them as much as I did.   In addition I have included some other types of creations, such as a beaded purse, a knitted baby afghan, a hand painted blouse, a vintage hat, a macrame belt and much more.

Have fun with my shop!

Circe’s New Etsy Shop

My daughter, Circe, has begun making jewelry for sale on Etsy.   Her designs are beautiful.  For Christmas wear she has made several earrings and plans to list something every day.  So take a look at Circe’s designs for Christmas.  Visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Madebythesun.

Christmas tree earrings for pierced ears

Christmas gift bow earrings

Vintage Shop found

In my search for Etsy help and information I came across this lovely shop, AnnsWhimsey.  This lady has collected a HUGE variety of vintage items as seen in the paragraph below.  Right now she has a large collection of Halloween items, but if you are into vintage pieces this is THE PLACE!  She has two shops.  The first is AnnsWhimsey and has the most items.  The second is AnnsPaperWhimsey.  Check out both of them for great items.

“Vintage and retired rubber stamps! Digital Collage Sheets! Ephemera, antiques, books galore! Vintage purses, vintage jewelry, linens, hankies, pillows, digital tags, scrapbooking supplies, gift bags, sports items. And I also have a second shop full of paper (you’ll find some here to). Please visit me at the following links: “

http://www.etsy.com/shop/annswhimsey

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnsPaperWhimsey

While you’re on Etsy check out my shop for Vintage items and handcrafted jewelry.  It’s at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.  Thanks.