Thursday, October 27, 2011

Two Items Sold, One Almost Sold

So I managed to sell off both of my illusion necklace sets. The gal who purchased them said she fell in love with them while visiting my shop. :) I sent them off to her today, so she should have them in the next 3-4 business days. :)

I also have a request for one of the illusion sets in a bigger size and with sterling components. :) I'm going to be working on that pretty soon here - I'm just waiting for to ship out the sterling components I purchased to use for the set. :)

So I finally sold some items. Hopefully this will be just the beginning! :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Clarity Counts

I will say this - when looking into new forms of advertising your shop, always make sure you understand how it works before you agree to it.

I had contacted a website once asking about getting in on their advertising gig, but realized that I couldn't afford to do it as they asked you to pay them (fair enough). This had included a shop credit that you contacted the owner of the site you were advertising on to get paid for your items. I couldn't afford to do it, so I declined. A couple of weeks later, the game had changed. You didn't have to pay anymore, you just provided a store credit. What hadn't been made clear was that you would not be reimbursed for your items. That's right - you provided a store credit and if the person who won the credit spent more than the credit was worth - you PayPal invoiced them for the balance. Otherwise you just send out your items - with no actual payment for them at all!

Now had this advertising method generated any actual sales - I wouldn't have had a problem with it, because I'd have had the money to do what I needed to do. But it didn't. I did not get a single sale from this except for the sales from the credit.

Now the gal who runs the site I was advertising on offered to pay me the money for the store credit I'd provided because it wasn't made totally clear that there was no more reimbursement. And that's cool. Now I know and I'll be prepared next time I decide to advertise there. 

But lesson learned - always make sure you know what is going on - especially if the format has changed since you last looked into it!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Interested in a little giveaway? Want to win a pair of super cute Christmas Light Earrings? Well, you can if you enter my giveaway through my Facebook page! You are not required to "like" my page, but if you do, you'll get updates on what is going on with Eternal Stardust Jewelry, as well as the option for special coupons that are Facebook fans only!

When you go to my page, just click on the giveaway link on the left hand side, click the Enter Giveaway button, and you're done!

You get your choice of one (1) of the following pairs of earrings:
1. Blue Christmas Lights w/ Aquamarine crystals
2. Green Christmas Lights w/ Emerald crystals (only 1 pair available)
3. Green Christmas Lights w/ Opan crystals
4. Purple Christmas Lights w/ purple confetti bead
5. Red Christmas Lights w/ Garnet crystals
6. Yellow Christmas Lights w/ Crystal crystals (only 1 pair available)
7. Yellow Christmas Lights w/ Fire Opal crystals (only 1 pair available)

The Christmas lights are plastic charms. Earrings are on nickel-based fish hook ear wires. If you enter the contest and share it with someone who enters through the link you shared (use the share links provided on the giveaway page), both you and your friend win a pair of the earrings! Please note that some pairs only have 1 available, so they are first-come-first-serve!

Good luck!! :)