Friday, May 30, 2008
My yellow submarine stud earrings made an Etsy treasury of Beatles inspired items! These fun earrings are LIMITED edition, so get them while you can at www.majentadesigns.etsy.com
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I just added gift tins to my Etsy shop, perfect for those who are purchasing my pendant necklaces as gifts! They also make great party favor too! They can store mints and candies, and are handy around the house and office as well for storing your craft findings, paper clips, pills, screws, etc! Each tin is handmade by me using delicate chiyogami (traditional Japanese handmade paper). The largest tin is the same size as an Altoid tin, but it is a blank tin, it only looks like the shape of an Altoid tin.
Round Tins: $2
Small Rectangle: $2.50
Big Rectangle: $4
If interested in purchasing, please contact me with the quantity. I can also try to work with you if you have specific paper designs.
Please check out my site at www.majentadesigns.etsy.com
Monday, May 19, 2008
I did my first craft fair this weekend, it was definitely not how I expected it to be, but it was still fun and I cant wait to participate in more! The show went alright, I did gain enough to cover the booth fee at least with a bit of profit, but as my business boyfriend points out, for the hours put into creating the items, sitting at the craft show, etc., I'm technically probably in the negative! Its ok though, it was a great way to get my feet wet. I felt my items definitely catering to a different crowd though, as the majority of the fair goers were retired elderly, some of which thought my items that were $2.50-3 were too expensive, despite the hours it takes for me to make each item. I thought I did have a good variety given some were more youthful jewelry and others were tea canisters and gift tins for all ages, but it was hard getting any buyers. I did meet some nice crafters though who were very encouraging about my first show and said my items were very reasonably priced and well-made which made me happy, though I wish they pitied me enough to purchase something though! :P
I definitely felt prepared for the craft show by bringing:
-variety of inventory with variety of prices
-mailing list sign up
-knucklebuster, receipts, and laptop to process credit cards
There definitely are some things I will remember to do for the next show though!
-iron table cloth! perhaps buy a larger table cloth too
-prop up my magnets
-have more display trays and levels to my booth
-I need to remember to always offer business cards to those who drop by
-bring something to do, e.g., origami so people can see me creating as well as gives me something to do during the lulls in traffic
-different sized gift bags
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I just turned one of my popular necklace designs into a cute gift set of magnets. These magnets can be purchased from my Etsy Shop: www.majentadesigns.etsy.com
These 1"x1" glass magnets are made out of handmade chiyogami paper (traditional Japanese washi paper). This set includes 3 aqua pieces and 3 seafoam green pieces.
These magnets are both useful and decorative for your home, work, school, or dorm room. They can be used on:
These magnets come with a cute and practical gift tin which makes these magnets perfect for gift giving. The tin can be reused to store your mints, emergency sewing kit, buttons, secret knickknacks, etc.! This magnet giftset is perfect for all occasions: