I've done it! I've jumped in head first! Sink or swim
Ive always been afraid of rejection, I think maybe that is why I've hesitated so long to launch. Afraid that no one will like my work, or that they wouldn't sell, or people will criticize. Well, being afraid of others never made anyone feel accomplished.
I get compliments daily when I wear my creations out and about, and I have even sold a few right off my own neck and the people that have purchased pieces from me at the several craft fairs and holiday shopping events I attended last year have all reported back that they get compliments.
So I decided to jump in and try out Etsy.com as a platform to share my work.
Here are a few of the creations currently on my Etsy site
When looking for jewelry for my self I look for several things; uniqueness, affordability, durability and quality. So when making jelwery I strive for the same things.
I love wearing jewelry, and I like mine to be unique. When I started doing this I wanted the jewelry I made to be unique as well. I buy my beads and findings in small batches, and while I may make 2 similar pieces at the same time they will not be exactly the same.
I also like to have a large selection, be able to wear different pieces all the time, So Im also looking for Affordability. I know that in this ecomomy, most people are looking for afforablity! So if its treating yourself to a new piece to add to your collection or searching for the perfect gift I want to be within reach. When something you love is affordable, it allows you to have more of it.
As a mom to small children, one of whom still nurses and is carried around a lot, I'm looking for durability in beauty. Ive seen a lot of necklaces out there marketed to moms. Only a small few have caught my eye only to loose it in the price. I design my jewelry not only to be affordable but to be durable and made with the best quality materials available to me.
Im excited to share my creations with the world, to watch people enjoy the things I have made. I hope you will stop on over and check out my site MoeJeanDesigns check back often as I have spent much of this week potographing my work and will be adding new items daily! Not to mention the 1000 or so ideas I have for more necklaces and bracelets!
I would like to offer my readers a discount to celebrate the launch of my store, you will recieve 15% off your order when you use the coupon code: MOEMAMA threw the end of april.
I try as much as possible to shop local , and when we do go on vacation and I'm searching for souveneers I try to support the local economy there as well by searching for a unique reminder of my trip. My goal for this year is to get my jewlery into a few stores here locally. Im looking for local businesses-a gift shop, clothing shop, consignment store, boutique, feed store or tasting room Im really open to embracing any opportunities that may come my way.
As important as going local, I will also be trying to build my Etsy sales, but teaming up with other bloggers to promote, so If you are a blogger and intetested, please feel free to contact me! I have a few Ideas!
I can be reached via email at MOE JEAN DESIGNS @ GMAIL.COM