Monday, September 21, 2009
Those who've seen my Etsy shop or my booths at craft shows will likely know that I have a crazy eclectic mix of designs for all my jewelry and housewares - I just love to offer my potential shoppers a large range of fun possibilities!
However, I have recently noticed that its also good to have seasonal items too, as often those surfing the net or shopping around will want to find something that may make the perfect accessory to their Fall wardrobe, or perhaps a great display to use for a holiday party, for examples.
Therefore, for the oncoming Autumn season, I tried to find paper patterns that were rich in Harvest colors - crimson reds, burnt oranges, golden yellows, etc. much like the colors of the gorgeous New England autumn foliage!
However, it is not only important to have items that are rich harvest colors..but it is also good to be mindful of each month's birthstone colors too. I learned this last month, as in August, I saw several of the Etsy.com homepages treasuries that said "shades of Peridot" which is August's birthstone...and most items were NOT just jewelry using the actual birthstone, but various clothing, paintings, toys, etc. that were just that shade of green. So for September, for example, it is important to keep in mind items that are shades of Sapphire blue too. They even have a Etsy Gift Guide devoted to "Shades of Sapphire"