Saturday, July 18, 2009

How I Got Started On Etsy

I first learned about Etsy at a local gem and jewelry show. I had gotten many compliments on a pendant I'd made and was asked if I sold my work anywhere specific. While I'd accumulated quite a few pendants and was so flattered by the interest of others, I really hadn't thought about starting up a business.

For one, I have a bit of a self-confidence issue when it comes to my art. I was creating styles I liked, not what I thought others would enjoy. Also, what if I put out money to start a business and no one was interested in purchasing my pieces? I questioned too if the compliments I'd received were just flattery or indeed sincere.

While talking with an opal mine owner (the same mine owner most of my opals came from), 2 other vendors from nearby tables jumped into the conversation about selling my wire wrapped pieces and suggested I check out Etsy. That's what I did and here I am!

I'm getting sales inside and outside my Etsy store. I am really enjoying what I do and meeting others with the same passion to create, as well as chatting with those whom I am honored would invest their money in my carefully crafted jewelry.

Unlike many pieces I've seen in markets, my pieces are made with solid sterling silver, and I don't skimp on my wire. I do my best to keep my pieces clean and ends tucked and trimmed. I mostly use genuine stones. If you shop around I think you'll agree you're paying a great price for your piece.
If you should ever have questions, please feel free to convo me in my EmBound store. Please check out my customer feedback regarding my wire wrapping as well. Thank you as always for your support and taking the time to visit my blog.


  1. Your pieces are quite beautiful. I'm a big fan of silver jewelry, I will have to pass your etsy page onto my husband, birthday gift? (Etsy is so dangerous!)

    I found your blog by browsing Lauren Alexander's followers.
    She's generously donated one of her prints for a Giveaway on my blog. When you have a moment, come check it out on my blog here:

    Have a lovely week,
    Kara Witham

  2. Thanks for the compliment! I love Lauren's work too! I have already entered into the contest LOL. Lauren Alexander stuff is too cute!