Tuesday, 21 June 2016

I'm back on Folksy

I'm back on Folksy!

I first opened a Folksy shop years ago, not long after they launched, and were still in beta mode.

I left and closed my shop when they decided to enforce a rule about what was deemed "handmade" which affected many of my crafting friends, mainly jewellery makers.  Whilst this rule didn't really affect me I saw the small businesses run by my friends torn apart and they were devastated.  They were forced off Folksy and most moved over to Etsy. I felt that Folksy had treated my friends badly - they should have enforced their rules from day one.  I decided I didn't like how Folksy had treated their customers (us, the sellers) and closed my shop in support of my friends. I moved over to Etsy too and found that being on Etsy was the best thing that could have happened to me. My Etsy sales have increased year on year - shipping all over the world.

However I've always felt that I needed a UK presence too and have thought about reopening on Folksy for a while.  The site is only for UK sellers and I like that - it keeps out the sellers from the Far East selling at silly prices that we can't compete with.

So I'm back on Folksy.  I've opened a shop and am slowly stocking it.  I've bought a "plus" account and am going to give it a year to see what happens.

Here's a link to my new FOLKSY shop - Click Here

Friday, 10 June 2016

The Queen's 90th Birthday

I thought I'd make some items to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday that the country is celebrating this weekend.
All these pieces have been made with old, used, postage stamps that I have decoupaged into bezels, sealed with a coat of resin and then made up into jewellery.

I have some more to finish and make up into jewellery. They are all listed in my Etsy shop (if you put "elizabeth" into the search box you should find everything available).