Tag: sales

The Shop – Summer Moseying Along

Taking the cue from the majority of the other cane sellers on Etsy, I listed singles in the Claychicks shop this week:

And there’s sets of canes, of course:

In the Tooaquarius Shop there’s plenty of beads (and more going up today!):

And I am finally bringing my web store in line with my Etsy Shops to make life a little simpler on my record keeping. The prices will be similar across the board – though Etsy will be cheaper for sets picked by me, you can still get a ‘buy 5 get 1 free’ set of six on here – and sometimes, I think, my American friends will get a good deal when the Canadian buck swings low (as my site prices are in Canadian dollars).

Across the board shipping for canes and beads is now much more reasonable. I got the ins and outs of Canadian shipping explained to me and I am happy to be able to say: It STILL makes NO SENSE but I can now offer shipping at about the same prices as US sellers. Overseas shipping may need a little tweaking, be warned.

Claychicks & Tooaquarius Weekly

Wow, we did it. The Claychicks are back! And the Tooaquarius Shop on Etsy has launched! I reloaded the Claychicks Etsy shop with clay canes and added a few beadsets to the new Tooaquarius shop as well as the webstore.

Some features from the ‘chicks include:

blue polymer clay canes and coffee polymer clay canes

And in the Tooaquarius Shop and Tooaquarius Etsy I added quite a few sets of beads, all at $10, including:

Pink Rose Beads and Little face beads

To get a good look at the Tooaquarius web shop’s collection, try here for sets in black & white, purple, blue or a warm tropical set.

Goals: Win Some Lose Some

2007 was a lot of fun and a lot of frustration.

I met quite a few of my clay and craft goals! This was my best financial year for sales, in a row of best-ever years. Production was good – I made more beads than the 5k I planned. Somewhere close to twice as many, in fact. My technique improved and my overall finish quality went right up.

bead progressOn the negative side, I let my site slide because my online activities were severely curtailed for a few months. That means I didn’t finish 52 weeks of the Year of Clay in 52 weeks. Not that I’m intending to stop now anyways – I’d rather keep on at it and improve in 2008.

I’m still working on my lofty plans for 2008. At least some of that will be a new bead and cane-o-meter, over there in the sidebar. In a few months, the Claychicks will be back after their hiatus and sooner than that Tooaquarius will debut on Etsy as well. Phew! And that’s just a bit of it!

The plus side of making year in planning posts a month after everyone else – it’s not one of dozens!