Friday, July 20, 2012

Etsy Promos

I am enjoying the summer vacation in upstate NY and preparing for our move to Saigon. Since I foolishly put my jewelry inventory into our sea shipment which will not arrive until mid-September, I have been neglecting my etsy shop.  Really cannot promote it, if I cannot provide the goods at this time.  So, I am promoting goodies from other etsy shops.

Rather than just a random selection of items to promote, I have created a little procedure to follow. Each day I search for a "Favorite" item.  First, the item must be something that I really like and would purchase (if I were wealthy - I would buy all the items I select).  Second, it should have a low number of views and admirers and few, if any, treasury appearances.  Third, I add the item as a "favorite." Fourth, I tweet it on Twitter. Fifth, it gets pinned on Pinterest on my "Etsy Favorites" board. Sixth, I may feature the item here on my blog. Hopefully, this brings more views and sales to my fellow etsians!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

So Long Santiago! Ciao Chile!

Our two years in Chile have flown by and it is hard to believe we will not be returning to Santiago.  Our house was packed up in three days - 162 boxes were loaded on a truck and sent to storage for a month.  On June 23rd we said farewell to wonderful friends and a beautiful country.  Beside the people and the country, I will miss the climate,  fresh fruits & vegetables, wine, and our cute little house.   

On a business note, I foolishly put my jewelry inventory into our shipment, which I will not receive until mid to late September.  If you are interested in purchasing anything from my etsy shop, I am happy to reserve it for you until Sept.  Just send me a convo via etsy.

We are now visiting family in New York in anticipation of our next adventure in Vietnam! We will arrive in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) on July 29 to set up a new home and start new jobs in slightly different careers.  But I will continue to make and sell jewelry. I am looking forward to searching the markets for beads.  Vietnam will be inspiring new creations.  

Saigon picture from