Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Today...

Today I'm working away at putting together bits for the shop and I thought I should share a little more of what I'm hoping to sell!


For a long time now, I have wanted to open up an online shop. I loved the idea of having my own handmade business but just couldn't decide what to sell...which is kind of an issue :) Since I love so many different crafts my ideas varied massively from stationary and cards to handmade masks and fancy dress to party decor. For some reason I steered clear of the one craft I really feel I know inside out...jewellery making.

I was worried about it being an over-saturated market...I mean, there are so many people selling beautiful handmade jewellery on the internet! But over time I realised that I needed to invest in something that I wouldn't lose interest in..and that this was far more important to me than trying to find a unique niche.


However I had also been toying with the idea of running craft parties and tutorials for some time. I have always loved helping people grow skills and confidence in creating items and crafts...and am a firm believer in the restorative and therapeutic nature of creating things with our hands (after all, I am an occupational therapist!).


So I decided to combine my love of jewellery making with my love of teaching crafts...and I will soon be selling "flat pack jewellery kits" on Etsy! I will be selling all the materials required for the jewellery with a PDF step by step tutorial.

I am SO excited about this new project and I really hope to expand it into craft parties at some point in the future.

So today is filled with shouting at photoshop, falling into my light box and pretending to know about product photography snapping away step by step pictures and putting together the tutorials!

I'll share more once I know the date of when I'll be opening up shop...There will be lots of giveaways and special offers to come!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your preparations for opening your own shop! Will it be on Etsy? One of my goals this year is to open an Etsy shop, I'm such a procrastinator but I will definitely do it this year :) I love the idea of your flat pack jewellery kits, I bet they'll prove very popular :) xxx

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    1. Thanks Hannah, yes it will be on Etsy! That's really exciting about your shop too, I hope all your plans go well!

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  2. I really like that first necklace :)

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