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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Coming Soon

I'm preparing a post on Facebook. I have been for a while. But it's hard. Everybody is on Facebook, right? So what more is there to say?

(That, and I'm going to include a list of Facebook pages, but it takes time to get those compiled. Keep an eye out in the team threads, as I will be putting out a call for those soon.)

So, this month for social media talk, I'm posing a question. What social media do you use? Which sites have helped your business? Which sites were more trouble than they're worth?

Previous posts on social media:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bobby Pins from Bobbles by Carol

One of the main points of this blog is to showcase some of the artists who are a part of the California Crafters Club of Etsy. Rather than having me blather on some more, today I'm turning the blog over to Carol Nelson, the talented artist behind Bobbles by Carol. Take it away, Carol...

I love working with beads and making jewelry but recently I felt I needed to add another line in my shop to reach a different set of clients.

Gemstone Necklace Handmade~ White & Gold Snow Quartz Casual Necklace~ Gemstone Jewelry~ Beaded Jewelry~ Women's Jewelry
White & Gold Snow Quartz Casual Necklace

I drew a blank, so I went to my wonderful teammates for a bit of help. I got some wonderful suggestions and lots of encouragement.

I decided to create a line of Beaded Hair Pins. Both clusters and dangles.

Beaded Hair Pins~ Dangle Light Blue Gold Sparkling Casual Everyday Ware Bridal Wedding Prom Formal Hair Pins~ Hair Accessory~ Hademade
Beaded Hair Pins--Dangle Light Blue Gold Sparkling

Aqua Pearl Beaded Bobby Pins~ Hair Accessory~ Everyday Wear Bridal Bridesmaid Prom Casual Hair Accessory Bobby Pins~ Handmade
Aqua Pearl Beaded Bobby Pins

I will use the traditional beads like pearls and crystals but I love gemstones so there will be lots of them in my line. Now since creating my firsts and listing them I feel more relaxed and the ideas are flowing.

Crystal Beaded Bobby Pins~Hair Accessory~ Beaded Swarovski Grey Yellow Clear Silver Bobby Pins~Everyday Ware Bridal Bridesmaids~Handmade
Crystal Beaded Bobby Pins

I hope you'll enjoy my new creations.