Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One year on Etsy! It's time for a BO GO Sale!

One year ago today I finally decided I was brave enough to tackle the competitive online marketplace that is Etsy. Knowing jobs in this small Southern town would be scarce, I put my heart and soul into making Eternal Eden everything it could be.

Autumn Vineyard Earrings
One year later, here we are! It's been a long learning process, filled with lots of boogie men, the big bad wolf, and a few pieces of really awful jewelry, but overall I'm pretty proud of where Eternal Eden is today.

Aspen Necklace
So let's celebrate with a sale shall we? I'm hosting a one day BO GO (Buy One Get One) sale on ALL items in my shop today! You've got two options...

1) Buy One, Get One Half Off
2) Buy Three, Get One Free

You'll receive the discount off the item of equal or lesser value (We all know how this works thanks to Payless Shoe Source, don't we?) Since Etsy doesn't have a convenient way to set this up internally, I will refund your purchase via Paypal. I swear to you, by my intense paranoia of receiving nasty negative feedback that I WILL follow through with your refund :)

Sale will end at Midnight, CST so if you've got your eye on a few pieces, today is the day!

Happy Shopping!
♥ Elizabeth

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Organized work space = Bliss

Seriously. Bliss. Today I decided to get Eternal Eden organized!

Yesterday, The World's Best Mother in Law sent me an enormous box of semi-precious stones. It was like Christmas, no actually BETTER than Christmas. I was literally beside myself with glee!

And that's when I realized that in honor of my new semi-precious treasures, I needed to get serious about my work space. So today I trotted off to the store and finally purchased a real work desk, a lamp and a yummy scented candle. After all if I'm going to make pretty things, the room should smell just as pretty while I'm doing it, right?

And then the fun part was over and the organizing (or should I say agonizing?) began. A few hours later this pretty picture emerged:

I had this genius idea to use my photo board to "store" Eternal Eden's hair accessories. Works out so perfect, and looks so pretty on my wall too!

A place for everything, everything in its place. I even moved the printer upstairs so I can whip out shipping labels in a jiffy.

I'd say Eternal Eden is just about ready for the holiday season! Are you? ;)

♥ Elizabeth

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Almost One Year on Etsy!

A lot can happen in a year!

Eternal Eden's Etsy Shop is approaching its one year anniversary at the end of the month! And I'm gearing up for what promises to be a busy Fall wedding and holiday season. Exciting!

It's been an interesting year.I'd like to share a few of the lessons I've learned along the way...

1. Follow your passion. Be true to your creative voice. Don't sell out to the trends unless you feel the trends truly express you. Create what brings you joy and your enthusiasm will draw the buyers in.

2. Have a sense of urgency. When presented with a sales opportunity, jump on it, QUICK! Fast responses, quick custom orders, and fast shipping will bind your customer to you faster than you can blink.

3. Discouragement happens. Fix whatever you can and then move on. Negativity is cancer, so get over it. Just refocus and try again. Get educated, try something new. You never know down what avenue success may lie.

4. Social Networking is a powerful tool. And also a powerful waste of time unless leveraged correctly. Find the venue that works best for you and focus on that. Spreading yourself too thin over too many online portals just wastes valuable creative time.

5. Wine is the best creative lubricant. Ever. Hands down.

And now I'm off to cook up some surprises to celebrate the one year anniversary of Eternal Eden. Ciao!

♥ Elizabeth

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I'm married to the love of my life, Steven. We are enjoying the adventure of a lifetime in the U.S. Army. We are expecting our first child in August and can't wait to see our family grow! Nala (our fearless dachshund) completes our little family.

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