Recently on my Online Business

I have another shop in Dawanda I opened a couple of months ago. I am trying to promote as much as I can to make a sale there as well. (Haven't made the first one yet!) While I was browsing on Internet at 2 a.m on a sleepless night, I was shocked to see one of my necklaces on front page when I opened the homepage of Dawanda. So I saved the screen, here it is :-) The second on top left:

Oh, there was an Etsian who asked for wholesale prices for two of my earrings in June to sell in her own handmade items website that she set up recently and was trying to develope. I have just got a message from her telling they sold both of them and asking whether they were one of a kind or not to place an order for more! First of all of course I am glad they did sell but not because it means an upcoming order for me, because they were both my own designs. I mean, I am not a designer (professionally). I don't have a degree on design at university. But I am designing since I can remember, I love colors, materials, esthetic. This is obviously because of my mother because yes, she IS a professional designer :-) It's the genes obviously :-))

And these are the two earrings she sold on her website: (I liked how she called them there!)

"Silk Road Earrings"

"Grappa Earrings"

You should check her website. Full of all handmade, original and adorable items. You can reach here.


Improving My Shop

I wrote about the importance of good packaging in my previous post. So I was off to buy some lovely supplies for a beautiful package after I wrote it. I got lemon green wrapping paper and a big bunch of raffia for only 3 Dollars. And I made a cute package using a tutorial I came across on internet. I am going to give that tutorial and the easier way I came up with while I was doing it in the coming post. Today it's just the result.

Oh by the way, I have just learned about a really cool promoting tool on Etsy Forum. It is a 30 second-video you make with images and a song you like in the background. (You can make a longer version as well, it's up to you!) If you own a shop and would like to feature your items, you pick 12-15 images, you choose the song and bam! there's your fun to watch video consisting of your items. CLUE: You know it is the music which creates or stregthen the feeling, so make sure it is matching with your items or your style. I picked a latin song called "Havana Rules" and I think it came out perfect! Here it is:
I would love to hear your comments. You can leave there (under the video) as well!

I made a trade with an Etsy seller AddieDesigns to have a banner in exchange of one of my earrings. The banner came out great and now I know a great Etsy seller whom I can advise to others. She reminded me the importance of good treat to customers. You can see this is the way she works looking at the feedbacks left for her. You can see the new banner here.

I've been working on hair accessories for a little while, but the thing is I am desperately looking for a model to display them. (and the necklaces I have made before) I couldn't find yet and I think I won't so I guess it will be me in the end. Hope mom can take photos good enough! (She has no talent or experience taking photos at all!!)
And finally, we opened a second shop where there are only the works of my mother, meaning we seperated Derin Mavi. Her shop is called deiledesign. There are patchwork and cross stitch pillows, Turkish slippers and patchwork quilts for now. There's so much more to come.
Stay tuned :-)