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Sidewing Creations Bonanza Booth

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I've opened a new booth!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I've opened a booth at Bonanzle! Check out my booth window above just under my Etsy Mini. You can click on one of the pictures or the title on the window itself to be taken to Bonanzle. I hope you'll check out my little booth!

Just to let you know, I won't be leaving Etsy!!! At Bonanzle I can sell my handmade items, but I can also sell some other items from around the house such as books, knick knacks, collectibles, and whatevers that I would have sold on Ebay in the past. On Bonanzle you can sell without a lot of hoops and whistles and fees.

I hope you will check out my Bonanzle Booth, but don't forget to visit me at my Etsy shop. That's where you'll find most of my handmade jewelry, along with the occasional bookmarks, Hang-Its, keychains and bear bells that I make. That's where I'll be doing most of my selling because my real love is working with my hands!

See you soon!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How have your sales been lately? Mine haven't changed too much, but then I'm just a small shop and I don't get too many sales. I sell jewelry and I tend to be more of a hobbyist. My product is more of a luxury too.

Has the economy hurt you? Yes? No?

As I talk with some of my fellow handmade artists I find that many of them have not been as hurt by the economy as they expected to be and they think they know why. Many believe that they produce quality goods, with an entrepreneurial spirit and excellent customer service. They often offer products that are better for the environment or at least their packaging is in some way due to its type or recycling. Even though the places they sell online, such as, are global, people do not mind sending money outside their own country when they know the money is going directly to the person doing the work.

What do you think? Are you an artist or company that makes handmade items? Do you sell online, craft fairs or in brick & mortar? Have you been hurt badly be the economy or not as much? Do you think the points made above are accurate? Do you have more to add?

I'd like to hear your comments and I'm sure others would too!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Check out my shop!!

Just a quick note to let you know....

I've recently done some Spring Cleaning!!!! My shop now has lots of DESTASH for sale at low, low prices! Check it out!!! And I have added many new items including chandelier earrings and some bracelets.



Come on in and browse. In my shop there is never a pushy sales person to bother you!

Click on one of my items or on my shop banner!!