I got some new supplies this weekend, not that I really could afford to spend money on new supplies, but I'm trying to come up with some new ideas for my Etsy shop. I got a couple of beading magazines for inspiration, but finding the supplies for some of the ideas is a little challenging. Michael's just doesn't carry quite what I'm looking for and trying to find them on the internet is hard, too. I kind of like to be able to physically see and touch supplies and chain and such, it's so hard to tell if something on the internet is the something that will work for your project.
But, I did make three new necklaces and have supplies to make a few more, so we'll see how it goes.
I don't like the background in the pictures, though, so I'm going to be experimenting today with backgrounds and also taking new pictures of what's in my Etsy shop and getting rid of some of the 'shopworn'. I can't stand having things in my shop that have been sitting there for months, I know there's a chance that it still might sell, but I'm sick of looking at it.
I'm going to close down my Artfire shop, they changed how the search works so now if you have the free account your listings will only show up under random search, not in the newly listed. So, what's the point. Nobody seems to be selling all that much over there and I've never been a big fan of the site anyway. The $12.00 a month account is very reasonable compared to my Etsy fees, but reasonable doesn't pay the bills if nothing sells. At least you have a better chance on Etsy even if sales seem to be few and far between these days. This whole year, actually.
So, that's what I've got up my sleeve for today, taking new pictures and listing on Etsy. Maybe I'll do a little house cleaning, too, ha ha.