Thursday, June 3, 2010

Etsy Business Advice

If you are a seller on Etsy, check out this blog post for a "self service critique."  The author is on the Sellers Assisting Sellers team, which is a group of people successfully selling on Etsy who offer to be mentors to new or struggling shops.  After doing many, many critiques, she noticed a lot of shops suffered from the same problems.  So she wrote up this post highlighting many of the common shop issues.  Does your shop have one?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Metal Clay Heads

A group of fellow metal clay addicts and I started a new etsy team called metal clay heads.  Its very informal and not limited to artists who work in metal clay.  You can see our very new team blog for more information and for tips, tricks, and tutorials.  Right now you can also vote on the team's challenge, to make a piece incorporating a found object.  I was not able to enter this month, but my fellow metal clay heads did amazing pieces.  it was interesting to hear the processes everyone went through expanding their skills by incorporating something other than clay in their work.  Vote here!

Can You Hear Me Grow by SeavBeach (incorporating a steel bottle cap)