Christmas gifts also featured heavily. I'm going to be hard at work promoting my fun handmade jewellery-filled Christmas Baubles. They were already featured on Cuteable this week, but I think they might be getting lost in a sea of things tagged with 'Christmas'. I need to work on getting them seen by more people. They've had such a great response, I feel so blessed to be part of the amazingly supportive Handmade community x
The next challenge was to find which items are your most popular. I know that my chalkboard jewellery has the most views as they were featured on a large craft website last week. I checked out Craftcult to see what tags people were using to find my items. Pretty much the most popular tag people are coming to my shop under is 'PINK'.
I also discovered that although I tag all of my items 'UK', not one single person found an item in my shop using that tag in the last week. I'm concerned I might be wasting a tag on that - something to think about.
The final part of the week's bootcamp was the hardest part for me - Find a Bootcamp Buddy.
I'm quite shy...and to be honest, this 'reach out to another Etsian' thing was a little scary for me. I guess that's the whole point of doing something like this though...
Anyway, after much searching I have found the most perfect, adorable, supportive buddy! Lucky me! Alterity is a fellow jewellery maker residing in the US who uses collectible antique and vintage buttons to make fun, unique pieces. She has such a great little niche! Here are a few of my favourite things from her shop...
So cute to wear daily, and the antique buttons are not damaged in any way by her techniques - so clever!
Okay, so goals for the week are:
- Finish prototypes for new chalkboard pieces
- Get baubles in a big crafty blog or magazine
- Add more *pink* things - I have a new design of embroidered jewellery going up this week, keep an eye on my shop because they are the sweetest, most fun things I have made this year, in all shades of pink, purple and turquoise.
- Talk to other UK Etsy sellers to see if the UK tag is bringing in more views/sales for them
- Build new friendship with fun holiday bootcamp buddy :-)
I'd love to hear your experiences and new learnings from the bootcamp so far. If you link me in the comments I'll be sure to check out your bootcamp blogs -I'm also interested in hearing whether you thinking tagging 'UK' is worth it.
Hope you are having a super-efficient day, I'll be back tomorrow with some fun new embroidered cards that I'm ready to show the world :-)