I started my adventure trying to sell my jewelry on a website called Etsy on June 28. You can see my site with quite a few pieces of jewelry here. On Etsy, I've set up a virtual store, post photos and descriptions of my jewelry, and hope for a sale. Well, you don't just sit back and hope. You tell people on your blog about your shop. Tell people on Facebook. Make a new post when you've listed more items. I've sold lots of jewelry through art shows, open houses, one-on-one sales, but I really wanted to try to reach people from all over.
And so I have! Congratulations to me -- I sold my first piece of jewelry from my Etsy shop! Thank you to Laura from New York. We "met" each other because we're both artists who took Kelly Rae Roberts' Flying Lessons e-course. In that class, we learned how to increase our online presence, promote ourselves and our art on our blogs, Facebook, and other social networking sites. We learned tips for getting our items on Etsy noticed. And that's how she found me -- through a Facebook post I made about new jewelry in my shop.
Thank you, Laura, for checking out my jewelry and taking a chance on me. I hope you enjoy it and wear it in good health. Here's what she bought. I call it "Follow Your Own Path."
I hope you like it -- but all my jewelry is one-of-a-kind, so you won't see another one in my shop. You can look at my other jewelry for sale at my Etsy shop here. Here are a few other necklaces for sale.