Tuesday, April 28, 2009

All those little toesies!!!

In honor of my success with my Pretty Piggies Toe Rings I decided to have a little contest!

From now to May 11 (my birthday) post a comment here about your favorite thing in my shop and be entered into a drawing picked by my son out of a hat to win 3 free toe rings of your choice out of my shop. I have new toe rings posted every week, and you don't have to pick them immediately.

Also, be sure to visit the etsy chatters blog to enter into the 200 follows list for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to any etsy shop participating. http://etsychatters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the support peeps!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Just an FYI

My “Twinkle Toez” rings have been renamed “Pretty Piggies” in case you’re looking for them. I recently started selling the toe rings new in my shop and have been very excited about them but I have noticed that there are other toe rings out on the market with the same name. To avoid any future conflict, I have renamed my product.
“Pretty Piggies” are each designed one at a time and no two are ever alike. Know that by purchasing one of my “Pretty Piggies” you aren’t just getting a toe ring you are getting a wearable artistic expression!
Come and visit the shop often to see weekly new Pretty Piggies!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Etsy shopper aggravation!!!!

If your a shopper on Etsy, I would assume that you are there because you know that we are a community of artists, and crafters who produce items that you hopefully won't see in mass production. Or at least this is what my theroy on it is.
Why would you shop etsy if you wanted things that look exactly like something in a store? Sure, you have the pat on the back knowing that the items was hand crafted instead of factory made..but isn't it more than that? What about the uniqueness? What about creativity?
I am so aggravated right now because I was contacted by someone to make mass quanties of the same style ring for retail. I know that a lot of people would say, "whoo hoo!, I hit the jackpot" but I really am discouraged. I like to make my items "one of a kind", it's different if someone said that they would like 4 or 5 specially made same rings for like, I dunno, friends or something. But 500 pieces of the same ring???!!! My artistic quality just goes right down the toliet.
I'm just venting, but I'd like to hear some imput on this one....
Beat the machine!!,

Friday, April 3, 2009

Well holy crap!!!!

I was contacted by a woman who is considering buying my twinkle toe rings wholesale!!! Holy crap! I'm so excited, I don't know how to contain myself. This would be the ultimate thing to happen from etsy, for someone to see and like my work so much it actually takes off like a rocket ship....yippee!!!! I'm tring to stay focused and realize what this means for me work wise, but I can't settle down yet. I need supplies, I need time, I need some sleep!
It's great to be back, it was just the boost I needed after my rough time.
Oh happy day!