I have opened an Etsy shop to selling handmade beaded earrings and some vintage finds. When I started on this adventure I didn’t realize that there were millions of people selling on Etsy and they all seem to put a heck of a lot effort in the whole process. I was silly and thought my product might speak for itself.
I learned to bead when I was in college in New York, working for the incredibly high-end jeweller Erickson Beamon. I still work for them once in a while when they get a giant order in and it is all hands on deck. So I do know how to bead, what I don’t know is how to take a decent photo of a pair of earrings – big problem!
I have written before about my snowflaking efforts but is it a good idea to spend money on the possibility of making money? If I intend to follow on with this Etsy idea/plan, I will need to get a better camera and more beads to make more stock.
What do you think lovely readers? Is it worth the money, time and energy? I do love to make stuff and to hunt for fab vintage items to sell but lets face there is only so much time in a weekend or evenings after work.
What do you guys think, too many fingers in too many pies to make any real dough? Or shake every tree to get some fruit?