Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Sale

Spring has sprung. Take advantage of Pink Sunset Jewelry Designs Spring Sale. 20% off your total purchase.
Any and every item in the store is eligible for the discount (including gift certificates).

How about this lovely pressed flower pendant necklace.
Necklace Pressed Flower Pendant Blue Crystal and Yellow Jade

Friday, March 18, 2011

Broaden Your Customer Base with International Shipping and Metric Conversions

When I first opened my shop, Pink Sunset Jewelry Designs, on Artfire, I only shipped within the US. My initial worry was the cost. How much is it going to cost me to ship to, say, Europe or Australia. What about customs, fees, taxes. Those fears kept me from offering shipping to anywhere but the US. When a customer shopping on my Vintage store (Back In Time Vintage Jewelry), requested to know if I would be willing to ship to the UK. I admitted to her that I was very green when it came to international shipping. I did tell her that I would research it and get back to her. Come to find out, that was just the push that I needed. And, in the end, it was rather painless. I sell small/light items, most under 5oz.(142 gms) so the shipping around the world was less than I expected. The next day, I recieved a sale from a lady in Germany.

It opened another world, literally, to my customer base. The views picked up rather quickly when I added International shipping. Think about it, research it at the US Postal Service website.

The second thing I am in the process of doing, is adding product sizes in metric. I have seen this requested by some folks on a forum thread.  If Google is your search engine, you can just hover over the length or size and you will get a pop up with the conversion. But not everyone chooses Google as their browser. So I have been trying to update my site with the metric conversions in order to make it more informative for current and potential customers.

The bottom line is...listen to what potential customers say.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Artisan Spotlight - Jills Jewelry

jillsjewelryReisterstown, - United States

What began as way to kill some time on a rainy Sunday afternoon has turned into a full blown obsession for me. All my jewelry is completely hand made by me using only the finest materials. All of my materials are hand picked by me in an effort to bring life to my vision.

I am a very busy, practicing attorney but I can always find time to work on my art. I'm inspired mostly by nature and the beauty it brings into my life. I'm constantly looking at nature's patterns and colors to see how I can use them in my creations. I hope you will find something here to make you smile.

Here's an example of some of Jills Jewelry
Multi Blue BraceletRed Garnet EarringsMultistrand Carnelian NecklaceBlue Lampwork Necklace

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Latest Collection Featuring My Work