Friday, 21 August 2009

Mr Site - thanks!

I was really surprised to learn today that Mr Site has included my website as one of their "sample sites". I have a vague recollection of being asked for some comments on Mr Site a few months ago, but then I'd forgotten all about it.

There is a lovely screenshot of my website and a link back to it. So it's fantastic free advertising. Thank you Mr Site!
This isn't a terribly good screen capture, but if you want to see if for yourself go to page 10 here.

I've had a brilliant week of sales, but there are still plenty of beads left to buy in my Etsy Shop.

These are two of my favourites;

Iced Cranberries - named by Nic of Murano Silver

Shades of Amber

Well that's all for now folks. Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Beads on Etsy

For a number of reasons, none of which are interesting enough to blog about, I have decided that for the foreseeable future I shall be selling my beads on Etsy. You will recall that Etsy is THE online place to buy and sell handmade items.

From the buyer's perspective this will be much more straightforward, as the lack of a stock control system on my website has meant that on occasions the same bead has been sold twice or more, resulting in disappointed customers.

The slight down-side is that Etsy prices are displayed in US dollars rather than £ sterling, because it is an american site. Of course, if you're an american customer this is an up-side! For all other customers I recommend, which is a reliable currency conversion site. Paypal will do the conversion for you automatically, so you shouldn't really notice any difference at all when you're shopping in the Bumpy Beads Etsy Shop.

The exchange rate is ever-fluctuating, but I shall keep a close watch on it to ensure that my customers are not disadvantaged by the $:£ rates.

Of course I will still keep my website up-to-date, and you will be able to access my Etsy shop directly from my website.

You can also find my items on Etsy by searching on "Heather Webb". That's me!

I am also a proud member of the Frit Happens Etsy Street Team. The team is made up of a fabulous group of people who sell their handmade lampworks beads/marbles/knobs(!), fused glass pieces, jewellery and a whole host of other items that I know you'll love.

We all tag our pieces "FHFTeam". So to find us, just enter "FHFTeam" into the search box at the top of the Etsy page.
If you're familiar with Etsy you'll probably be familiar with treasuries. A treasury is a gallery of handpicked items. Members feature their favourite items. Treasuries might be based on a theme. Look out for FHF Team Treasuries to see some of the brilliant items for sale. I've been featured on three treasuries this week, which has been great!
The bead pictures that litter this blog are beads currently available in my Etsy shop.
I'm loving stripy beads at the moment, and am very likely to be making more of those this weekend, so expect to see more in my shop next week.

Have a great weekend!