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Nancy S.

Member Since 05 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 12 2016 08:00 PM

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In Topic: Vector Images

30 January 2016 - 09:30 PM

If you have a program and aren't sure how to use a feature, try looking on YouTube for tutorials. I go there quite a bit when I'm stuck on a Photoshop thing. :-)

In Topic: Pottery For New Baby

29 January 2016 - 10:02 PM

A coworker of mine became a grandmother for the first time. I made a little keepsake box for the baby girl so that her parents can keep her first lost tooth, first haircut, etc. but when she's old enough she can use it for jewelry or whatnot.

In Topic: Creating Product Lines / Over Time

16 January 2016 - 08:19 PM

If you're planning to sell on Etsy, check out their seller's guides. I don't sell a lot there, since I don't have a lot of extra to sell; but I have the occasional sale, usually around the holiday. It just depends on what people want at the time...if you have more to offer you'll sell more. Tyler is totally right, too! I keep a lot because some things have flaws that don't make them saleable, or I really like it or need it.

Pricing is always tricky on Etsy, since you're dealing with a national audience. What easily sells for $50 in California or Boston or New York won't be purchased by someone in most of the country for more than $30. But priced too low, it won't sell because people think it's cheaply made and low quality. Plus you need to figure out shipping fees ahead of time, a whole 'nother pain. :-)

If you make what you love to make, that beauty and sincerity will come through in the work and make it appealing to others.

Check out what successful Etsy sellers do: great descriptions, clear policies, good photos.

And good luck!!

In Topic: Embracing Wetness

16 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

Sure do! I haven't found the "one" (clay wise) that I'd like to use exclusively, so I make notes about each as I work with 50-100 lbs. Eventually I'll figure out which works best for what I want to do...

In Topic: Cute Fox Bowl Wip (As Requested)

01 January 2016 - 08:26 AM

Adorable! I envy your skill... thanks for sharing this!!