I love it when idea hits me in the middle of the night! lol.
My aunt from America liked my jewelry but she had something specific in mind that I didn't have in my stash. So she commissioned me to make her a small red pendant in oxidized sterling silver a night before her flight back to the USA. Being a substantial jewelry lover, this was quite a challenge to me. We went back and forth chatting through e-mails to find her the perfect red color. Finally I suggested this CZ red briolette and she agreed. What I had in mind didn't work out as well as the sketch so I scrapped that idea. I didn't make anything for months because my aunt p... » Read More
Published: 12-02-2011 02:50pm Posted In: SEO Tutorials
This was the first time i had a lot of similar listings in my ArtFire studio. They are my Birthstone Angels. I listed them almost identical one another, only changed the birth months & colors in my descriptions.
RESULT: to my horror only 2 or 3 out of 12 that came up on Google & Google Shopping search! Even when I search for February birthstone for example, April listing showed up instead of the February Angel! I was pretty frustrated!!
Time for a Change.
So I asked advice in the forum and they advised me to mix the
title & description up a bit. I did by scrambling my descriptions
from ABCDE to ADE... » Read More
Photography is essential in selling online but a lot of people hate taking pictures. Either they don't know how, feeling not good enough, or feeling frustrated with their camera, and possibly a lot of other reasons. Product photography is not something to afraid or avoid of if you know the right tricks to get good results. Let's learn how to take pictures that speak a thousand words (and those ones that inducing sales!).
Photography Q & A »« a must read!
This post is a compilation of great photography tutorials I found online, including several that I wrote myself.
used courtesy of Niloco
READ THE MANUAL
The first step ... » Read More
All online sellers know that great photos are essential. Since buyers can't touch, smell, or holding the products, your pictures need to speak louder than words. If you noticed, top online sellers usually got great photos in their webstores.
This post will show you my experiment result of using a loupe (or a magnifying glass) to produce super macro photos using a standard pocket camera! My camera is Casio Exilim 7.2 MP with 3 x Optical Zoom. It's a pretty standard point and shoot digital camera that I bought new in September 2006. Nothing fancy, it has only the standard Macro mode, no Super Macro mode. It can only get as close as 10 cm (4 inch... » Read More
Published: 12-02-2011 02:26pm Posted In: Know Before You Buy
We often heard/read sellers describing their choice of metals in their listings. Some used Gold Filled, the others used Silver Plated, and what is Vermeil? These metals are all bode different values, some are more expensive than the others. Shop smart, know your metal before you buy.
This is a quick brief about those jewelry terms as quoted from Ebay's Guide and Rio Grande's product guide:
Fine silver is marked .999 = 100% silver. Also
called pure silver.
Sterling silver is an alloy and
is marked .925 = 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper.
Argentium® sterling silver is a trademarked brand of sterling silver
that resi... » Read More
I got several custom orders this month and this is one of them that I have completed. This was an order from a lovely, elegant lady. She told me she'd like a necklace with green round beads and silver pendant. I blindly bought her this strand of Aquamarine beads that she ends up liking . When I showed her the strand, she immediately wanted the whole strand to be the necklace with silver clasp. I offered her to make the clasp as the focal with a nice design so the necklace would look seamless. She agreed.
I took the strand home and I felt my muse was gone. I couldn't find good enough design. And then I got this idea of using tiny hearts made of ... » Read More