About this blog
The original intention of this blog was to help promote my handcrafted jewelry and beading supplies. However, I believe I lead an interesting life (which Dave gets a lot of credit for), so you will often find ramblings about things other than beads and jewelry! Hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoy living it!!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I've been giving a lot of thought over the recent months to additional ways I can advertise and promote my jewelry that would be relatively inexpensive, or even free! An area that I am missing out on is if my jewelry is given as a gift. While the buyer is aware of my shops since that's where they made the purchase from, there is nothing on my jewelry that would indicate where it came from to the receiver. I've always sent my jewelry out in sealable poly bags (to help reduce tarnish or color changes) that are placed in a velour drawstring pouches. So I enlisted my neighbor Jeanette, who happens to be a graphic design artist, to create some jewelry tags. I wanted something fairly simple that wouldn't really categorize my jewelry since it runs the gamut from everyday to elegant to outright funky! I think she nailed it! I love the way they turned out. In addition, I am adding a label to the back that indicates the materials, my stock number, the length and the price. I think the tags add a professional look to the jewelry. I've asked her to also create a tag that's a little more funky and wild for specific pieces. Once that's done, she's going to design some business cards based on the tags. I'm so excited!!! The hardest part was trying to decide which website to list on the tags. There's only so much space, and I didn't want to make them any larger. After some thought, I decided to go with my Etsy shop since it's really my main site (and my other sites are listed there). The business cards will definitely have all of the sites. I would love to know what y'all think...positive comments and constructive criticism are always welcome and much appreciated!!!