Saturday, May 17, 2014
Jewelry Photos.... AGAIN and Etsy Faux Breadcrumbs
MY JEWELRY PHOTOS ARE DRIVING ME NUTS
I don’t do too many jewelry shows, but a couple weeks ago a friend asked if I wanted to take part in a trunk show she was having at her boutique and it sounded like fun so I happily agreed.
I learned something very important about my work while I was at this show. I learned I really like my jewelry. Why was this a revelation? Because after I make and list a piece, I pretty much only see it as everyone else sees it, online via the photographs I’ve taken.
And now we come to the point. I have been unenamoured by a lot of my jewelry because I was basing my opinions on my photographs, which are apparently not representing my pieces.
When my friends say, “Laura, you take fabulous jewelry photos!” I feel like the anorexic kid who looks in the mirror and sees only a fat kid. How are these people not seeing what I’m seeing? How am *I* not seeing what they’re seeing?
All I know is, when I hold my jewelry in my hand I like it. When I see it on my computer monitor, it’s iffy at best.
So I’ve got a shoebox full of jewelry sitting on my workbench that I intend to rephotograph. I’m determined. Will let you know how it goes. One thing going for me, I have a new light tent set up. What?! Another one?!?! Yes, indeed. I saw something online that other jewelry makers were raving about but it was over $200. So I found out what it was made of and after a day of internet searching I found the material online. Fingers crossed.
ADDING AN ETSY LINK TO YOUR ETSY LISTINGS
Sound crazy? Turns out there’s actually some good reasoning for do this. I’ll let my good friend Tammy Adams explain in her blog post: Etsy Quick Tip: faux breadcrumbs
REVENUE AND OLD PIE CHARTS
I spent some time today going through files on my computer, organizing and whatnot, and found something funny/interesting. I don't even DO eBay auctions anymore.
Here’s a pie chart I made for my sales in 2012.
AND THEN JUST BECAUSE…