August 6, 2008

changes abound

Thank you all again for your replies over the past few days, it has been very helpful indeed. And I am taking this info and starting to make changes now, good changes, I think! I am very excited about them! I am now in the process of a slow but deliberate series of changes to the retail site, limiting a lot of the choices to make my process run a bit more smoothly. Definitely, the call is heard loud and clear, that focusing on Etsy is a good move for me. And have geared up my efforts to get some great bead sets listed in the Etsy shop, very soon.

I know several of you have suggested that I find some assistance in my business and I am pleased to say that I have been working for a while on that very thing! ooh, a secret army of awesome super powers is being assembled behind the scenes...bwahahaha... an Earthenwood Studio Super Team! This is the first time I have let others into my process like this, and it is kinda scary, but also very exciting. It also opens up a lot of doors and ideas for me, because I hope I will be able to have the time and energy now to be a better artist and person, one who is not constantly working and pushing so hard. Win Win!

So I have another question for you. What are the Earthenwood things that you are most excited seeing in the Etsy shop? Single beads or sets? Sets of anything in particular...Steampunk? Nature Beads? Fairy Beads? Fancy Vintaj brass wrapped pendants? What about finished jewelry? Bead Kits? Tile? Let me know what I can tempt you with... Bwahahaha!!!

7 comments:

  1. I'd say sets of beads would be what I'd be seeking. And any style really. I'd like to see some nature beads come back, leaves and birds, and nests and things like that.
    A team to help means you may have more time to think of new creative beads and ideas. YIPPEE!

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  2. As a wholesale buyer, I like to use your Etsy shop as a way to get OOAK items that aren't normally available through your site -- like the three-part bat, or the multi-color elemental goddesses, or color experiments.

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  3. Single beads or sets?
    Sets of anything in particular...
    Steampunk? Nature Beads? Fairy Beads? Fancy Vintaj brass wrapped pendants? What about finished jewelry? Bead Kits? Tile? Let me know what I can tempt you with...

    All of the above! I especially like the sets of beads and the Vintaj wrapped pendants. I just flat out like all the things you do.

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  4. Yes, definitely steampunk because those are so different. And like Lorelie said, nature bead sets. You're so good at those little charm beads!

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  5. Steampunk, and sets. You have the chance while making the beads to see them together and glaze, so you can pick things that 'like each other' and put them on Etsy ... and acorns and nature beads, all combined with filigree warm colors and unusual color cominations to inspire new ideas

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  6. I have to agree with Fab Fibers and say "all of the above". Different people have different needs and it's nice to provide that variety.

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