What is one tip you could share about selling you work on Etsy ?
Photograph your product as cleanly and as sharply as possible. Keep the image light and fresh on a pale background. Nothing deters a buyer from a product more than the idea that the object will be heavy and burdensome.
(In a previous version of this post, I accidently credited Chelsea Lawler with this quote. Sorry, Virgina.)
I’ve become so obsessed with the gorgeous color and quality of this unusual green or “grossular” garnet that I couldn’t bare to detract from the natural beauty of the stone with competing components. For this considerable 20 inch strand, I contrasted rough moss green nuggets of grossular garnet with smooth polished pebbles of grossular garnet, accented only with subtle antique bronze spacers. It’s simultaneously elegant and wild and can be worn with a spectrum of looks from elegant to casual.
I think this is part of the 21st century turn in aesthetics. It is no longer enough to sell utilitarian things. People are in the market for a lifestyle. How we do things, and with what spirit, is as important these days as what we do. Where we put our dollars makes a statement to the world about our true values. -ag
Argentian-Italian designer Romina Bacci advises:
“Find your story, and spend all the time you need to find your niche, product, and identity. Be original and dont copy. You have to be different and own your work in order to be successful. Remember: youre never selling just an object, you are selling your own story; your product has your essence and it speaks of who you are. It took me almost a year to find my product. You must be consistent and have patience — things dont happen overnight.”