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Sweepstakes Closed but the Sale Begins Use coupon code TTVALENTINE to save 20% - see site for details

The Tide Together Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes Is Now Closed

Thank you for participating in the Tide Together Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes!    

I appreciate everyone who shared the 5 Hearts Cuff with the hashtag #TideTogetherValentine and the link to my Etsy Shop www.TideTogether.etsy.com  and all the fans who have been following along!

The deadline for entries was 12pm EST 01/30/2015.   All entries have been recorded and the winners of the 5 Hearts Cuff bracelets will be announced here, tonight at 8pm EST.

As a Thank You to all who have played and followed along for the sweepstakes, I am offering 20% off on orders of $20.00 or more in my ETSY SHOP from now through Sunday, February 8, 2015.    

Simply enter coupon code TTValentine at check out to save 20% on orders of $20.00 or more.

For more Valentine’s Day fun – consider joining me for my From The Heart Couples’ Only Valentine’s Cuff Class at Ouvert!

Thank you again to everyone who participated, good luck to all who entered, and I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tide Together Valentine's Day Sweepstakes Prizes

Five 5 Hearts Cuffs will be given away #TideTogetherValentine

Brown Sea Glass Statement Necklace

Sea Glass Statement Pieces

Sea Glass – the little collectible that started my jewelry making journey and the main focus for today’s Etsy listings.

Although I have evolved to creating other types of jewelry, I still love playing with my sea glass collection.    Today, I listed several bold statement pieces in a variety of styles.

Green Sea Glass Statement Pendant

Green Sea Glass Statement Pendant

This free form, wire wrapped pendant hangs low on the torso.   Green accent beads on the necklace help the color flow through the entire piece.

Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Earrings

Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Earrings

This pair of earrings makes me think of a dancing Ice Queen.

Brown Sea Glass Statement Necklace

Brown Sea Glass Statement Necklace with blue bead accents

Brown Sea Glass Statement Necklace

Brown Sea Glass Statement Necklace with green bead accents

These bib statement necklaces are incredibly bold and funky!    They add a fun flair to any solid color top or dress.

Boho Sea Glass Statement Pendant

Boho Sea Glass Statement Pendant

Another long piece, this stacked beach glass pendant is more neutral in tone but has a fun Boho flair.

As an added bonus – two of my sea glass statement necklaces were featured in treasuries by the delightful shop owner of Lilac Shop <— Click the shop name to see her adorable collection of whimsical creations.

Etsy treasury by Lilac Shop featuring my sea glass statement necklace

Etsy treasury by Lilac Shop featuring my sea glass statement necklace

Etsy treasury by Lilac Shop featuring my sea glass statement necklace

Another Etsy treasury by Lilac Shop featuring my sea glass statement necklace

Overall, a very productive day.   Be sure to check out the ETSY SHOP to see all the new pieces listed.   

Tomorrow morning is my first class at Ouvert!!   I am excited by the number of students that have already Preregistered.  Hopefully, it will be a fun experience for all of us! 

 

Tide Together on Etsy

Tide Together on Etsy

The Tide Together Etsy Shop is live!!!  I beat my own deadline and I am so proud of myself.  :-)

I will still be adding new items but the bulk of my pieces are up and ready.    You can access the various shop sections by clicking the title on the right of this page or you can go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/TideTogether

Stacked Copper Cuff Bracelets

A mix of Colorful Copper and Secret Message Cuffs – available at Tide Together on Etsy

A big change for me this year is moving towards Made to Order items on Etsy.    This will allow better inventory tracking between my live locations and online sales.

Boho Rings

A mix of Boho Rings available at Tide Together on Etsy.

I have tried to create a line of pieces that coordinate with each other while remaining unique on their own.   Most of the pieces are incredibly versatile.   They are substantial enough for daily wear but fun enough to mix in for outdoor summer festivals.

I hope you enjoy the new line and would love to hear your feedback in the comments section.   You can always favorite items on Etsy to add to your wish list or favorite the shop to see new items as they become available!    Below you will find a quick pictorial to help you navigate favorite items on Etsy.

The new Etsy Homepage

This is where you see new items from your favorite shops. Etsy will also make suggestions of items you may like based on items you have favorited in the past.

You can also sort your favorites into categories and make them private.  You can create lists of gift ideas for others and things you want for yourself.   When someone asks what you want for your birthday or another holiday – just send them a link to your wish list!

Faves

This is where you can find the Favorites button on a listing.

Fave a Shop

This is where you can favorite a shop to see new items as they become available.

Valentine's Day Jewelry from Tide Together

Valentine’s Day Jewelry – Behind the Scenes in the Etsy Shop

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that is always a busy time for jewelry.   I have had my Etsy Shop on vacation mode to prepare for the new year and I am starting to feel the time crunch.

There is a lot that goes into selling handmade items online.  Often in Etsy groups, you will hear a person ask if selling on Etsy is hard.   I suppose that depends on your definition of hard.   Either way, it IS a lot of work.

I love making jewelry but you do not actually sell jewelry online.   You sell pictures and descriptions of jewelry.   Even the most amazing jeweler in the world will sell nothing if they can’t relay their product to customers who are unable to actually touch the product.

Photography Set Up for Selling Jewelry Online

My light box set up on my work bench. The drape of the day was red since I am shooting Valentine pictures.

I happen to be a lousy photographer.   Even with all of these helpful gadgets, my photos still require a great deal of editing just to be presentable.

Editing photos for Etsy Listings

Post photo shoot editing on the computer.

Every Etsy Shop listing allows for 5 photos.   It is highly encouraged that each slot is used.   Again, customers are confined to a look but no touch shopping experience.  A good photographer may be able to capture their subject in just the five shots needed for the listing slots…. but I am not a good photographer.    So for each item I need at least 10 shots to get the 5 I need.

If my shop went live today, I would have 174 active listings.    Some are repeats to list in multiple sections but I think you can still see what I mean when I say there is a lot of work involved.  :-)

That’s the picture portion of an Etsy Shop.    Once they are uploaded; you can move on to every Etsy shop owner’s favorite part of a listing…. Search Engine Optimization (SEO for short).  **Please note the statement in red is laced with the heaviest sarcasm you can imagine.

Oh, SEO… a moving target if one ever existed.   This is where you try to predict the key phrases that would lead a shopper to your item.   And not just any shopper, the shopper that actually wants to buy your item.

To demonstrate – let’s look at this listing I am creating for Valentine’s Day Jewelry

 

 Asymmetric Copper Heart Earrings

Valentine’s Day Jewelry from Tide Together

Now I could label these Halloween earrings and people could potentially find them but anyone actually searching Halloween earrings is not likely to buy this particular pair.

I know what you are thinking – “Why don’t you just label them Valentine’s Day Jewelry or Valentine’s Day Earrings?”

Excellent Question!    And here is the answer – just plug those phrases into the Etsy search box and see……

“Valentines day jewelry” We found 96,053 items!    

“Valentines day earrings” We found 23,772 items!

Now math was never my strong suit but even I know a statistical nightmare when I see one.   The chance of my earrings being found in that search are….. well almost 100,000 to 1.  Not the best odds.  And that’s just on Etsy – we won’t discuss the odds when you are hoping for search engine hits as well!

So it is important to look at more specific descriptions.    The chances go down of someone searching a more narrow phrase but the shopper who is specific is going to find exactly what they are looking for.  Thus, they are more likely to buy your item.  They already put in the words that say they want it!

“asymmetric heart earrings” We found 183 items!

“asymmetric metal heart earrings” We found 30 items!

“asymmetric copper heart earrings” We found 11 items!

See where I’m going with this?     It’s a tricky little game but one we all have to master.    This is also a good tip for shoppers – the more specific you are in your search, the less nonsense you will have to weed through to find what you are looking for!

So this is what has been occupying my time lately.   A necessary step but one that is SO HARD to focus on when I have new toys I can’t wait to play with!!!

New Jewelry Design Tools

Dapping Block, Hammer, and a Forming Stake.

So the dream is I will have the Etsy Shop open in time for everyone to scoop up some Valentine’s Day Jewelry.    My target date is the 15th but I am hopeful it will be sooner.   *Fingers Crossed*

And reward all of the little Etsy shops for their hard work on photos and SEO by being as specific as you can in your searches.   You will be amazed at how much more accurate your returns will be!    :-)

 

Etsy Treasuries Winter Browns Sea Glass Necklace

Etsy Treasuries

Etsy Treasuries are a feature on Etsy that not many shoppers are aware of but most sellers are excited by. The Etsy Treasury is a collection of items curated by a member of Etsy to include items of a similar theme.   This used to be how Etsy chose their front page, which increased excitement for sellers when featured.   Now, it is just a good will gesture from the curator to the shops featured in the treasury.

For shoppers, this is a great tool for finding gifts!    Because each treasury has a theme, searching the treasury section is basically a Gift Guide based on interest.

You could search by color, holiday, hobbies; pretty much anything you can imagine, there is a treasury for it.

Etsy Treasury Winter Browns

My sea glass necklace was featured in this treasury by Rachel from DaisyBelleDesignCo

This morning I received a nice surprise when I was alerted that Rachel from DaisyBelleDesignCo had featured my sea glass necklace in this beautiful collection of Winter Browns.

You can see the full treasury on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjM4MDkyMTZ8MjcyNDU5MTcxNQ/winter-browns

And visit Rachel’s shop (which has ADORABLE creations!) through this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/DaisyBelleDesignCo

Thank you, Rachel!   I truly appreciate the time you took to curate this collection. ~Teri