Great news...I will soon be able to remove the reference to Ol' Mother Hubbard's cupboard from my Etsy shop announcement because I HAVE BEGUN LISTING NEW ITEMS!!!
I have five more "Parts Lite" pieces to list before Wednesday, and then I'm off to a long weekend in Florida (my final thaw-out before Spring finds its way back to Chicago).
I have some more good news for those of you who have been patiently awaiting my listing the latest manifestations of the Stock Certificate pieces...I'm hoping to have them assembled and listed the weekend of the 20th - 21st - 22nd. Here is a pre-preview of four of the five pieces:
If you've requested an ultra-exclusive sneak peek (wink, wink) no worries, once these pieces are assembled you WILL see these pieces previewed here on the blog before they are listed in my shop.
Another long weekend here at Pink Crow Studio...glad to be back.
On Friday evening I was pleased to log onto Etsy to find my "18-Parts Lite" pendant on the front page Treasury. I found myself in the company of some really great Etsy Metalsmiths...I was quite flattered.
Oh, and I forgot to post this Treasury that I was in recently:
Things (outside of the studio) have kept me really busy around here lately, which I interpret as a good sign that Spring is actually coming this year. I had my doubts...winter has just seemed to last FOREVER (and yes, at this time of year I do capitalize Spring and not winter...and that IS for a reason).
Being out of town over the weekend I didn't get any production time in at the workbench, but I did squeeze in a bit of time to get some new shots of several of my pieces. I hope to have them up by the end of this weekend. I will also be listing my new piece...and just in time since I sold the piece that was featured on Friday's front page Treasury. I know, my shop is beginning to look like it belongs to Old Mother Hubbard. I promise I will work really hard to get (and keep) my shop stocked. I've got some fun things in the works.
Oh, and one last thing...I spied "the" house on my way down. I accidentally forgot to sit on the East side of the asile, so I had to take a shot of it from the other side of the train, but I'm kind of liking the "crooked old house" look that the train windows gave it:
OK, so this is the narcissistic part where I tell you about past Etsy "Treasuries" my work has been featured in. This is the part where I get you all up to date on the Etsy front, and the part where I feel a bit like Sally Field at the Oscars thinking to myself, and typing out loud the undeniable fact that "...you like me. Right now, you like me!"
If you're not familiar with Etsy it's worth a look for sure. This comes with a warning though, even casual browsing may lead to a full on Etsy addiction...I think it's all of that pure, raw creativity that keeps you coming back for more (or not leaving in the first place).
Now, on the Etsy homepage is a constantly rotating grouping of 12 items that have been hand-picked by a member. This collection is one of many that began its life in the Treasury. And to explain that, here's an excerpt from the Etsy website:
is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked
items each. It functions as a high-demand (and
pretty!) promotional tool that many devoted Etsians fight to get.
I've been fortunate enough to have been featured exactly thrice in the Treasury, and two of those times the list made the front page. The first time it happened I had no idea what the Treasury was, and hadn't a clue that my work had made the front page. I never even saw the Treasury, but I knew something had happened...all of the sudden the "views" for my shop shot up drastically. Chelsea (88words) clued me in on this whole Treasury business...she's a regular Etsy whiz! I'm still owing her lots and lots of thanks for all the help she has been.
Here are two of the three Treasuries my work was featured in:
I hope to be posting about more Treasuries in the future...but then, it's not all about hope, it has quite a bit to do with MAKING! On that note I've got to sign off for now, my workbench is calling me.