July 6, 2012

Hard-Working Sellers: Shops With Over 100 Items!

When I relaunched my shop last August (after it sitting nearly dormant for about four years), an Etsy angel appeared in some casual emailing (Jessica of Solocosmo) and offered an astounding array of tips to help me get off the ground.

One of the first things she suggested was that I list at least 100 items, as that was one of the first steps in being found in the searches. As Jess started her shop a few years ago, my own suggestion would be to actually bump up that number to 200, as the number of Etsy shops has practically quadrupled since 2009, which makes getting found a LOT more competitive.

Still, making 100 items is no easy feat, which is why this post is dedicated to some New York Etsy Team members who've reached that golden number. I took a peek into some of their shops, and found some wonderfully inspiring items!

Starfish Silver Necklace by HarpandThistle

Harp and Thistle has hit my radar before, as I love their stuff! Erin (an actor) makes these wonderful "needle punch embroidery" items, while her partner, Corey (a theater technical director and photographer) shoots and ships them.

Erin created this starfish with hand-dyed sand-colored embroidery floss, on stunning blue silk.

The setting is silver tone and about 1 1/2" (30mm) diameter in size. The chain is an 18-inch (457.2 mm) silver-plated cable chain necklace with 5x3.5mm rings and lobster clasp. Both are lead and nickel free. Price is $37.

Amethyst Garden Magical Crystal Ring by Pauletta

When the New York Etsy Team had its spring meeting, I remember standing behind Pauletta as she's one of those women who has a unique and striking beauty. One look at her shop (of the same name...Pauletta), and you'll feel the same about her mesmerizing jewelry creations.

In this exotic ring, Pauletta has sculpted amethyst, crystal and sphalerite into resin, which has been painted an antique gold. One tiny faux pearl cabochon has been sculpted in as well and there is a trimming of moss.
They all sit atop an antiqued, silver-plated, 15mm, square base with a fully adjustable 9mm ring band. Pauletta calls it "a unique and magical rock garden, if ever there was one!" Well said! Price is $68.

Links on Links White Porcelain and Gold Chain Necklace by HookAndMatter

A visit to Hook and Matter is a dive into the most stunning geometric shapes, all fashioned into beautiful jewelry, not the least of which is this lovely link necklace here.

The ovals are individually cut-out porcelain and then assembled in a chain and fired to 2350 degrees, which makes the porcelain incredibly durable. It is also super light weight.

The gold chain is 14k gold fill, and the porcelain chain measures about 2.5" long. Overall necklace is approximately 20.5" in length. Price is $78. Wonderful!

Tetris Embroidered Wall Art by itsastitch

Wow! A piece of wall art dedicated to the retro Tetris puzzle game! Malarie of itsastitch makes all kinds of wonderful embroidered items, as well as unique jewelry.

About this item, she says, "Retro gamer geeks rejoice! I know there are some die-hard tetris puzzle fans out there that would love to decorate their office wall with a quirky, colorful screenshot of their favorite game."

These little pieces of wall or cubicle art make excellent conversation starters. They're made of organic cotton and hemp fabric, the embroidery floss is 100% cotton, the wood hoop circle is 5 inches in diameter and it is all backed with ivory, high-quality felt. Price is $160 for this one-of-a-kind piece.

Until next time!
Mary Ann

Art Deco Charm Pendant by maryannfarley

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