Etsy Store is open!

I stocked the Etsy store with several colors of the Arabian Mare bookmark today, and was tickled to find someone had put the slate blue one (to the far left) in a “Treasury” listing. Those are groupings of items users pick out from the site, usually following a theme, to display on the front page of the site. Unfortunately I haven’t yet figured out how to link those directly to the blog, but it was neat to see it there.

I’m still in the process of listing some of the pendants and tiles. I thought it would be a good idea to get them up in time for folks that do their holiday shopping early!

I’ve also in the process of updating the website with pages for the giftware. There has actually been a fair bit of it made here over the years, but a lot of it has never been seen since I tend to make it for my own gift-giving! I’ve also started formalizing my glaze colors and giving them names. I’ve had people ask me to glaze something to match an earlier piece and realized that unless I named the color formulas, we’d all have a hard time knowing which blue or which green was wanted. After laughing at the exotic names people sometimes give to product colors, I now have a new appreciation for how difficult it is to come up with a name that gives the buyer a good idea of the tone without sounding too generic and bland or too over-the-top and silly.

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2 Responses to Etsy Store is open!

  1. Dream Merchant Designs November 4, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    Oh I’m in love with those bookmarks, was sad to see none were available in your Etsy store – will you be making/listing more soon?

  2. Lesli Kathman November 5, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    Yes, I plan to restock the store in another week or two. I’m glad you like them – they are a lot of fun to make! 🙂

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