etsy

2/28/10

Etsy Shop News

Sorry if these images are a little wonky--I'm trying to get used to using our laptop given that it will be my sole device for blogging from the SNAG Conference. Still some bugs to work out, but maybe darkened hotel rooms will serve my purposes better than a sun (and cat) filled home office.

Some new pieces added to Etsy today. I've culled some personal favorites from my large batch of Swap Pins and traded some things around. A few little guys that were languishing on Etsy have been put into the Swap pool to offset things. Forgive me, but I need the income if I'm going to make it through the conference without panhandling.









Also some changes to my Etsy shop policies. I'll now be accepting Personal Checks and Money Orders given that they arrive and clear first. As with Paypal, nothing gets boxed up until payment because I just plain can't afford it otherwise!

Also, I'll be changing pricing starting March 7th (one week.) My Etsy shop has always been based on my wholesale prices, and I've gotten a lot of heart-to-heart talks from gallery owners, collectors, and friends who have all told me my prices are too cheap. This has always been a problem for me--my inner socialist needs therapy to cope with what I do for a living. I also hate to make work that is out of the realm of possibility for myself and my friends.

But it isn't fair for the galleries and shops that represent me for my work to be available at wholesale prices to the public. I don't know if this is something that has been widely addressed since the advent of Etsy, but there is an inherent conflict between gallery representation and individual representation if the prices are disparate.

This means that in one week, my Etsy shop will switch to retail pricing. I know it's kind of a bummer, but it's long overdue. So you have one week to buy everything cheap and help me get my bills paid!

2/24/10

Oodles of Noodles.

In case you haven't been keeping up with my blog for the upcoming SNAG Conference at Crafthaus, here's a run-down of what's been happening in the studio.

I've been making such a large batch of work for the Pin Swap that it's just plain stupid.



With 80 all together, I think I'll have everyone covered who's interested.
After epic spray painting, they were shaping up nicely.



Then the goo started.



Now they have little tidbits here and there and half are almost finished thank goodness! My bench is a wreck, but I'll be eager to take a picture of them in one giant pile when the time comes!

2/10/10

Lots of Everything!

Today was a day to harness my lowered tolerance for coffee. Two cups helped me finish shooting pictures of my SNAG Auction piece.



"Buffare" (brooch) 2010, composite and epoxy resin, paint, nickel
silver scatter pins, 3.5" x 4.25" x 3"


I managed to get the first coat on my GIGANTIC batch of pieces for the Pin Swap at the Conference.




And I'm making progress on this big beast too!



On top of all that I reshot a bunch of rings on my Etsy site as well as new rings I posted today. I used the macro lens and found that the images are much more interesting this way. Hopefully people will respond well and decide they need them more!




And a new post on the SNAG Houston 2010 Blog for Crafthaus too!

2/6/10

Charmed

Sharon Massey has begun posting work from the "Charmed" show at the Society for Contemporary Craft Store in Pittsburgh.

All kinds of great people have work in the show--it's a great way to buy a sampling of work from a lot of people at great prices. And you can buy directly from the site! Whoa!

2/2/10

Working my way toward SNAG

The Crafthaus blog will probably take precedent for now. Maybe I'll be a little more self-indulgent here. Or maybe I'll just be a little more brief.

New things on the way for SNAG.





Also, working on a piece for the Silent Auction.