I have decided to close down the Etsy shop and try other avenues for promoting my jewelry. I have been pondering this for a while now and it really hit home when I was away for the weekend. It is just too crowded for jewelry sellers there…I saw a post in the forums today that stated there are around 1 million listings for jewelry on Etsy! 1 million! That made me feel a little better about the low sales. My views were good some days, lousy on others. Thankfully, I have had sales outside of Etsy or I would be soooo depressed!
For the present time, I am selling my shop out at a HUGE discount. Why? Why not? I just love making people happy. So take advantage of my present good nature and see what you may like.
beadsoul will return in a better place or not- it is really not a worry. I love to create and if it happens, it happens.
It is amazing; when I gave up worrying about the shop, I got a call from a former coworker asking me to make a gift for a common friend. God is good!
Fun stuff: My trip to Wyoming was a nice, whirlwind tour. We spent 12 hours in the car to stay for about 20 hours. It was nice to see everyone and our youngest daughter is now a Godmother! She loved seeing her new cousin/Godchild, as well as her favorite cousin, Alyssa. I will try to post a pic or two whenever the kid gets them uploaded on the computer.
I do have to admit that I am the biggest city girl ever. It blows my mind to be in a small town with nothing to do, no bead stores to shop, etc. It was very hard to not be on the computer for 2 whole days either. I suppose I could have asked my sister to get online, but I was there to see them, not to shop Etsy, check my email, or blog, etc. Spoiled rotten is what I am!!!!