The dreaded post has arrived. Dreaded for me anyhow. On my many numerous (no kidding) blogs current and extinct–I was always mentioning etsy. Or rather, being an etsy SELLER. I have always considered etsy as being a great place for creativity people to get the word out about their products. Over the years I have done several posts on the fact that I planned to sell on etsy. There are several old posts on another blog somewhere which have pictures of ideas for products. Needless to say, 1 year later–my ideas have changed. Today, I’m just basically going to bring you up to date with my current plans so you can stay tuned.
First of all, what was I going to be selling?
For those of you who’ve seen my original posts on etsy selling- you know that my very first idea(s) was/were pretty much this:
- Knitted nut pattern dishcloths.
- Polka dotted hand crafted cards and stationary.
- Occasionally–beaded bracelets.
- Etc. (I know, SO helpful–but seriously everything else fitted into this category!)
Yeah…my ideas aren’t quite the same anymore. Now I am considering a variety of other things. I have put on my creative thinking hat and decided I want my shop to be the very best it can be. And that means–not just quality (although yes, I need that!), but cute, original, (as original as I can be 🙂 ) and new-ish.
Secondly, what am I going to be selling?
- Headbands (I won’t spoil the specifics yet).
- Jewelry (more creative types–again, me no tell yet).
- Handmade stationary & cards.
- Hand-drawn frame art.
- Etc./Everything else. (I do that in the new me still–some things never change!)
What is the history of my etsy shop?
Me in 2014: SoCraftyandFun opens for business.
Me in 2015: Shop still existent but closed due to its slacker owner 🙂 .
Me in 2016: “Well, I have a whole lot more ideas and much more to offer now. Maybe I should start back up?”…WELL…| Emmaline decides to name her shop CrystalceStudio (Crystal Ice Studio, but the ‘i’ in ‘ice’ is chopped off in her shop name.).
Why CrystalceStudio/ Crystal Ice Studio?
There’s actually a story behind the name. I just recently moved–and my parents have given me a tiny little room to use as my studio. I knew I wanted it to be called a studio instead of just plain old office. But anyway…I began doing EVERYTHING in my studio. I knew I needed a name for my studio. Then, it happened. I decided to create an instagram (which, BTW, I haven’t even used yet.)–and I named it Crystal_Ice_Studio (I think?). Two months later, here’s my new etsy shop name.
Will you update us when you ACTUALLY open your shop?
Yep. I’ll probably have a huge ‘open for business’ post with links to all my products and my sh 🙂 p. I’ll be way too excited to forget to tell you when I’m open. So don’t worry–I’ll keep y’all posted.