Lips

I found this lovely painting on etsy by HeatherBuchanan – isn’t it wonderful? 
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Busy, Busy

I’ve been busy making new earrings and listing them but perhaps I should focus more on getting the orders I’ve sold out and then list the earrings after Christmas.

You know what etsy should make? An option to add to a queue. So we can write up the listings and they will automatically publish without us having to be at the computer. That would be splendid.

Want to see the new earrings I’ve been working on?

most of these are already in the shop.
I think the next time I’ll be adding new items is after the new year. We will see.

Sale + November Necklaces

So I’m trying the ‘Etsy on Sale’ App. Pretty cool if you ask me. The sale ends tomorrow.

To be honest, this whole ‘Sale’ thing has been rough. It’s hard to balance my life with my etsy store. If you ask me, most etsy sellers don’t have their prices high enough (me included!) I’m not getting paid enough for the time I put into it. I’m going to need to figure something out.

Anyway, here are some new necklaces!

They’ll be added to the shop starting Sunday~

Learning

Earlier today, I handed in the photos I took on my Halloween shoot. It was my first ‘professional’ shoot. I learned a lot. Most importantly I learned that I am capable of taking nice shots and I should be charging more than $35 an hour (don’t worry, it was a friend of a close friend, I was worried about charging too much. – never again.) I feel a lot more confident about it and maybe when I feel like I have more free time I’ll look into doing it more.

The photos we were taking were for senior portraits. Look at these pretty ladies:

These girls are not only beautiful, they super sweet and really fun to work with!
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Over the weekend I took a lot of new pics for the shop, I just love the way they look:


That background is that old chest I got at the antique store. I love it; it’s my favorite. It makes a beautiful rustic background.

I was looking at my shop today -with all the different backgrounds. I feel the cohesiveness come back with more of the wooden chest backgrounds. I should really redo all of the photos. (*Etsy tip: ALWAYS be willing to change your shop; specifically the looks. I think it’s super important to always be willing to redo your photos and striving to make them better. This, in my opinion is vital.) One thing was off. The banner. I hate changing my banner but I knew I had to. I decided to stick with something simple:

What’cha think?
I like it. I should redo my pictures so they look like it. Ah, so much time goes into this. I know I’m getting paid a lot less than minimum wage. I should really increase my prices. I put so much into this. I am learning.




For all of you etsy sellers:
You deserve more than you think; it’s easy to underestimate yourself.
Try your best to not fall into that trap. You know what you put into it.

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‘the beach’ – Lake Champlain

Summary:

I’m alone in my apt editing pictures and trying to get some etsy work done before my roommate gets back. I have a few orders to mail out and a ton of pictures to edit today but the weather is getting cold fast so I’m thinking about maybe going hiking at Stowe. My classes start on Wednesday but I don’t even want to think about that yet. The walls in my room are still bare because I have no thumb tacks or anything to hang my stuff up. I promised everyone pictures of the apt so I should really get to it!

Here are a few pics from the weekend:


Risk until 6am never gets old.
These are my new friends who live directly upstairs from me.


we went to the beach without sleeping after sunrise


Trying to take my hair down. ahahaha


&Some of the new necklaces that will be added to the shop!

xoxo,
E