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Bumblebees, Bottlecaps, and Bracelets, OH MY! Linda B's got an array of interesting jewelry pulls at the hearts of anyone's creative tendencies. This self proclaimed "designerchic" has been happily beading jewelry for five years. She prides herself her creative bottlecap creations as well as creative beading techniques. And although her husband and cats are hip to her obsession, her one special friend and pet (her co-conspirator and creator), Buddy, likes lending her a helping paw by beading and listing items. This Etsy creator based out of "Chicagoland" Illinois takes pride in her Etsy craft and flaunts it despite the competition. This bead and gemstone maven has taken beadcraft to another level with her interesting endeavors.
My blog is http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/
Why did you start selling on Etsy? My passion is designing hand beaded jewelry. I went to a gem show – talk about eye candy! I start making more than I could wear. A co-worker told me about Etsy.
Is Etsy a full-time job or is it something you dabble in? I have a full-time job and work Etsy in my “spare time.”
How do you keep yourself motivated to keep on selling even if times are slow? I read the forum threads on shop improvements, take new photos, write blogs and get beading books to look for new items.
What medium to you use on Etsy? I don’t understand this question.
What are your biggest goals for 2010? Keep working on photos, continue to feature sellers on my blog, at the end of the year, I hope to redesign my blog, oh, and find the elusive answer to the right item and price for my target market.
What advice can you give to those who sign up for Etsy today? Join a team and be active. Have fun.
What is your favorite item you sell in your store? I love my turquoise teardrop necklace http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10344011. It’s an attention getter.
What is your most popular (either by most views or most sales)?
My Bumblebee pendant has 1,485 views – it was featured by TimothyAdams designs http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=11813781
What is your favorite shop on Etsy?
If I had to pick just one, today I’d pick my EtsyTwitterTeam mate Handmade by Sandi http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeBySandi
OK, I can’t pick one: Crochetgal is another teammate and she has given me tips for success