Showing posts with label GIA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GIA. Show all posts

Untamed Spirit!

I wanted to share with you my friend Kim's website,
and tell you why it's so special!

Kim's a fellow GIA Alumni who holds a G.G. (Graduate Gemologist) and she has years of experience in creating beautiful jewelry as well as teaching jewelry classes.
Untamed Spirit has great tutorials, helpful links and wonderful resources.

Kim's meticulous about the details in her tutorials and you'll find them to be easy to understand and well organized.  Her Etsy shop is stocked with all the supplies you will need to create her lovely beaded wrap bracelets and the silver charms, clasps and buttons she has on her site are just the best; all with a unique flair that will definitely set your jewelry apart from the crowd!

And, to top it all off (as if all this wasn't enough?!) Kim's a really wonderful person with a wealth of information that she openly shares on her website, in her tutorials and also on her Untamed Spirits Facebook page as well.

Kim’s having a 3 day sale starting today and the coupon code is posted over on the Untamed Spirit Facebook page,
so be sure to grab that before you go check out all the fun things in her shop, okay?

So, if you're bummed because you're not at the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Bead Shows this week (or attending Fashion Week in NYC), rest assured,...go check out Untamed Spirit and get your fix of fashion and bling!!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Sharing Good Things!!

Valentine's Day is Just Around the Corner

Okay - We all know that Valentine's Day is just around the corner and since the beginning of the year, Pearls and Pearl Designs have been a big hit and I'm guessing there's some pretty smart shoppers out there buying early for Valentine's Day (hint: They've told me that's what they're doing!!)

You've all got your Websites and Facebook pages all decked out for those shoppers, right?

What's that? You don't?  Me either, really.

Keshi Pearls by Michelle Buettner
As Seen In BeadStyle Magazine - July 2011

But, I have noticed that changing tags and re-listing regularly in my Etsy shop helps with getting noticed when people do a search so, here's a helpful link from Etsy on that.

You can use it not only to help you with your Etsy shop if you have one, but your Artfire shop,  your regular website, your Facebook Business Page, or whatever social media or internet site you use to market your designs.  Take the info that could be applied to you and your business and run with it!

I made special note of my best sellers over the past couple of months and yes indeed - the PEARLS have it - Hands Down!! So, I've got those listed first in my shop since that's what people tend to be looking for and, I have links on my blog for people to find out even more information on pearls as well.

Also, don't be afraid to give yourself credit where credit is due, pat yourself on the back or list yourself as an expert in your field - this is important if you want people to take you seriously.

I have a Pearls Diploma from GIA and list myself as a "Pearl Specialist" (my term, not GIA's!) and when my customers read my Etsy profile or look on the first page of my Website/Blog, they know this and realize they can ask questions and receive an educated answer; one they can trust.  

So, go figure out what your best sellers are (or, what you'd like your best sellers to be), dust the shelves of your shop and brush up on your 'expert' skills and put yourself out there.

Until Next Time,

Peace, Love, and Sharing Your Talents!

(All pearl jewelry designs by Michelle Buettner of MiShel Designs - copyright 2009/2010/2011/2012)