Monday, June 29, 2009


I've recently signed up for a mailing service with Mailchimp so that I can send out newsletters. I've begun sending out newsletters roughly once a month, sometimes a little less frequently. If you'd like to sign up, you'll find out about upcoming shows that I'll be at, and sales that I will occasionally have. And don't worry, if you ever decide you don't want any more e-mails from me, there's an unsubscribe link on every e-mail, which is honest and legit, unlike those unsubscribe links you'll see in e-mails offering you money from Nigerian royalty.

Friday, June 26, 2009

So, apparently I was on the front page of Etsy last week.

Etsy Front Page 6/19/09 Admin
Originally uploaded by Etsy Front Pagers

I was looking through my shop's Google Analytics, and I noticed I had a huge spike of 358 views on one day. 319 of those views were on a particular item.

Trying to figure out why, I checked the Etsy Front Pager's group on Flickr and searched for my etsy name and found a screenshot for the 19th. Awesome! I actually found 4 screenshots for me, only one of which I'd previously known about.

The treasury was admin-selected, for the search term 'science'

Checking the Heartomatic I found that I received 24 shop hearts and 27 hearts on that particular item.

I'd relisted that particular item 2 days before, and relisted 2 different items that day. I also had one sale from that day, but for a different item.

So there's the breakdown for ya, hope it is both interesting and helpful to everyone.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


more new photos
Originally uploaded by muttsywonder

Ashley Akers Jewelry and Harrilu have teamed up to bring us two awesome giveaways! You can win the above top (which is totally adorable) by Harrilu by following and commenting on Ashley Akers blog.

Ashley Akers Givaway On My Blog
Originally uploaded by muttsywonder

And you can win the above necklace by Ashley Akers Jewelry on Harrilus blog by commenting. Isn't that awesome!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Animal Cracker Soaps

animal cracker soap close up picture
Originally uploaded by abreathoffrenchair

Now, I have to say these are adorable soaps. They're shaped like animal crackers, with a snickerdoodle scent. How awesome is that?
See more here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Yart Sale version 3 by Freeforged Jewelry

Yard sale + art = Yart!

June 10th through the 14th will be the second annual Yart Sale on Etsy. This will be my first year participating, but I hope it will be lots of fun for everyone!

I'll be making post earrings 1/2 off for the second pair purchased, and any order over $50 will get free shipping! I'll also be extending this sale to my shop on FunkyFinds as well. You can either go ahead and pay for your items, at which point I''ll refund the discounts back to you, or you can send me a message and I'll send you a revised invoice.

I hope to be releasing a few new items during this time too, in particular some reticulated rings and some new hoop earrings! Keep track of the updates in real-time on Twitter.