Saturday, March 27, 2010

Four New Items In the Shop

Here are the listings for our four newest designs/items. The Pink Firestorm bracelet is one-of-a-kind due to some of the beads used in the bracelet no longer being available for me to purchase. The Autumn Fire earrings are also one-of-a-kind as I can no longer purchase the amber glass leaves used to make them, so these items are definitely unique looks!

Pink Firestorm Bracelet

Autumn Fire Earrings

Thank You For The Cross Earrings

Rosalie Earrings

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Coming Soon To The Shop

These are just "rudimentary" photos of some items I'll be listing once "proper" photos have been taken. :)

Rosalie Earrings

Autumn Fire Earrings

Thank You For The Cross Earrings

Pink Firestorm Bracelet

2 New Earrings In The Shop

Well, we have 2 new pairs of earrings for you to view in our shop - Carnelian & Glass Leaf earrings, which can be viewed HERE and Blue Aventurine earrings, which can be viewed HERE.

I've had both pairs of earrings for a while now, but for some reason never took pictures of them or listed them in the shop until now. Truth be told, the Carnelian & Glass Leaf earrings are my favorite of the two pairs. I just love the way they look together. The sad thing is that the glass leaves are extremely fragile and unfortunately, they were a clearance item when I purchased them, so I cannot get any more of them. Once the earrings are gone, they're gone.

I have a few more of the leaves and plan to make a couple more pairs of those earrings as well as possibly making a necklace out of them, but we'll see what happens with that. :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Big Things Coming

Well, I finally got the information I needed and I filled out the necessary forms in order to receive my Iowa State Sales tax permit. Now when I sell items whether it be through Etsy or if I sell at a craft show/fair, I will need to collect Iowa State Sales Tax.

Iowa is a flat-rate state, so I set up my PayPal account to automatically charge the sales tax on the items if the package is being shipped to Iowa. Fun times. :D Plus I upgraded my PayPal to a business account so as to make sure that credit card statements show some form of Eternal Stardust Designs on them when they're viewed after making a purchase.

And finally, I ordered my business cards. Although Etsy has a partnership with MOO, I used VistaPrint to order my cards instead - 250 FREE business cards (shipping & handling was the only cost) - plus I can get a few other items for nothing but shipping if I want to. I'm not sure where I'm going to hand out my business cards other than putting them in the packages when I send out orders, but we'll see. I do know I'm going to make sure to carry some with me all the time!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Earrings in the Shop

There is a new set of earrings in the Eternal Stardust shop - Pink and Purple spiral rope earrings. :)

I picked up a bag of "amethyst mix" seed beads the other day - they just screamed at me to spiral rope weave them into something. So the first something they've been woven into is a pair of earrings. :)

You can view the listing HERE. :)

Oh My

I have gone over a month without posting to this blog and I sincerely apologize for that. Allow me a moment to explain.

I do not have a full time job. I do some blogging that allows me to get paid for writing articles and I write, freelance, for a website that allows me to more or less be a ghost writer for other blogs. The work is easy, although the pay isn't the greatest. So I have been trying to find a full time job to allow me to pay the bills - and then continue to filter my freelance writing money into Eternal Stardust.

Over the next few months, there will be some changes. Eternal Stardust will have 2 new partner shops - ESD Baby (Eternal Stardust Baby) & ESD Home (Eternal Stardust Home). ESD Baby will feature crocheted and knitted baby blankets, layette sets, etc. ESD Home will feature things such as crocheted towel toppers, crocheted and knitted dish cloths, placemats, coasters, and pot holders.

Also coming soon to Eternal Stardust Jewelry will be a line of jewelry that is inspired by NASCAR. What I would like to do is make it so that you can convo me on Etsy, tell me your favorite driver and what your favorite paint scheme for their car is, and I will weave a bracelet in peyote stitch for you. This could also be done with football, baseball, and basketball teams - anything that would have team colors could have this done.

I am working on getting the main website up and running so that I can have a place that will show off all three of the shops.

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