Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Etsy vs. own shop

Hi, all. So people commonly ask me if I sell my work. I know I've brought up the issue of Etsy before, but I'm a bit torn. Should I sell someplace like Etsy, which is already well-known but does have fees, or should I sell on my own store that I'd be completely in charge of promoting for free?  Have people done well with Etsy/their own store?  I also wonder if people will want to buy my work. In addition to miniatures, I'm also considering selling jewelry possibly.

Here is a photo of a piece I designed and made.

So, what are everyone's opinions???

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thanksgiving in August!

I'm working on my Thanksgiving scene. My theme is an Old Frontier Thanksgiving. I made the cornucopia, the corn, both pies, the bread, and the cranberry sauce. I'm still going to add a few finishing touches, but I'm very happy with how it has turned out so far. (Make sure to read the November issue of American Miniaturist for the how tos! - the pumpkin pie one is bizarre!!!)

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