Treasured @Etsy

They try to help finding your product in a ocean with millions of webshops. But Etsy’s treasure lists are quite restrict. I’ve tried to search for a list with a given theme, but wasn’t quite impressed.

Because everything is measured, you can see how many people visited the list and how many people opened a product page from a treasure list. There is also the possibility like it or to add a comment. The comments gave the impression people like your list: but now Etsy shows which comments come from a featured seller, it is obvious it is more self promotion than reaching out…

The latest “trend” in Etsy is, after adding products to a list, to actually send messages to all shops involved. This can collect up to 16 views and give again the sellers the opportunity to leave a thank you message.

I still get thrilled when someone selects my pretty things. But I only notice other treasures when one of my Etsy contact’s posts or likes one.

Anyway, Xmas is coming and my Xmas set is added to treasure lists :-)

Treasure lists @Etsy

One of the nice interactive thing in at the Etsy site is to hunt nice items and gather them in a treasure list. You can find the most gorgeous products. And it is very rewarding to have you onw production selected by someone else. It is a bit of an Ego-issue, I know :-) But when you are starting in this huge sea of handmade webshops, it is almost a wonder to be noticed.

From now on, I will also publish my teasure lists here. This way you can also learn what I like. These are the first ones. Click on each preview to open the full list.

stampling
treasure list - stampling

going Dutch

leaves are falling

let it snow

Seen at another blog

I’ve just started at Twitter the “other day” and already have 10 people 21 people following me. It is true I have used the media to post questions and interact with a few people I know offline.

Besides, and more importantly, I’ve added my Twitter account to my Etsy page (http://euquefiz.etsy.com). People who visit my webshop at Esty has the option to follow me at Twitter (@euquefiz_etsy) and like my page at Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/euquefiz).

This combination of social medias is a big enhancement: now everything is together.

Within Twitter, I was found buy @maryxmas1. She has a webpage and was very kind to present my Xmas collection online. The website is in Portuguese, but you will get the picture :-)

http://iammaryxmas.blogspot.com/

I thought I’ve posted this earlier, but it was only saved as draft…

X-mas decoration

It took me a while, but I have finished the X-mas decoration. I’ve started with an Angel I’ve made a couple of years ago to my best friend. Unfortunatelly, it was too complicated to make the body in 3D, with the nice cotton print. Well, I could make it, but it took me just too long: it would become to expensive to sell.

I’ve finally decided to make it “flat”, als every other felt toy. I’ve also revamped my Reindeer: this time with a red nose, just like the legendary Rudolf. With a little help from friends and facebook fans, I’ve created a Santa Claus and a Snowman.

With the dark autumn evenings, I had to wait until the next weekend to be able to make pictures with some natural light (BIG tip from Etsy). Now they are available at Etsy and also at some Dutch marktplaces (http://euquefiz.marktplaza.nl and the !Kerst page of http://www.handmadeshop.nl).

Let’s see if I have more luck during the busy Xmas season. Up till now, besides the very fruitful Open Etsy event, I’ve only sold to friends and friends of friends…

(re)posting: Etsy Open

From September 7th until october 1st (2011), Etsy gathered almost 30 artists at a “real” shop in Leiden (NL). Everyday at least two of us was working there. It was a chance to meet the makers.

I brought the following items:

  • 8 owls
  • 6 bats
  • 2 mobiles with owls
  • 3 farms (cow, pig, sheep)
  • 6 pincushions

At the end, I sold quite well: 3 owls, all bats and 3 pincushions. The cheaper items sold better (as expected). Now some money to invest in X-mas ideas.

07/Sep/2011 – Etsy open

07/Sep/2011 – Farm