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Artfire shop is closed, Now I am building my own website

Here I am finally having a little spare time to write a post again. After a 3 months trial on Artfire I decided to close my shop there. The main reason is that traffic was really slow. Also happened meanwhile I was there is that Artfire made changes in order to improve the website for mobile customers, so the shops lost their banners and the tools to change design and colors, and just with the few preloaded choices of banner in my opinion we lost originality, and I think is really important to a handmade shop to have an original and unique look, not a generic one.
I am now starting to build my page with Weebly, very friendly and easy to use. I tried Wix but taking the fact that I have no prior experience building websites I found very hard and time taking to edit the design from the templates.
My page is already published, but the site is still under construction as I am working on it as I have time, I still don't have a cart there yet so I have a button that directs to my Etsy store, in the future I have both options until my site can stand for itself.

http://coldporcelainbypatty.weebly.com

New items on Artfire!

I am slowly adding new designs to my Artfire Studio, some necklaces and even hair bows.

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/ColdPorcelainbyPatty



From Halloween to Thanksgiving!

As Halloween approaches and I decorate my living room window and my teeth hurt just with the thought of eating candy, I can't wait for Thanksgiving. The smell of food, the presence of family and friends make less hard to bear our long and cold winter.
As for work, I will still have have a few Halloween designs at my Etsy shop and already started working on Thanksgiving and Christmas, time flies by...

New Store at Artfire

My Etsy shop has slowed down this season, so after giving a lot of thought I decided to open a new shop at Artfire, all items here are ready to ship. I have no intention to close my Etsy shop, but it does not hurt to see how things work on other market places.

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/ColdPorcelainbyPatty

New Design for 2014 - Girly Butterfly

I have received over the time many requests to make a cute butterfly and never had the time to, so last week I had another request from a regular customer, so finally I made it...

My first order of ribbon necklaces as party favors!

I am trying to diversify a little and very happy to share the pics of my first order of ribbons necklaces, this was a large order, but I am sharing pictures only of the main colors they were made.
I am not making the ribbon necklaces, I buy those ready from reliable US sellers, I make the pendants and them assemble the necklaces by order. All ribbon necklaces are shipped inside a matching organza bag.





It is been a while...

It is been a while since I had time to sit down and write about my craft and life as well, the truth is time passes by way too fast as we get busy with work, family and changes on our lives.
My work have slowed down a lot this season, since Etsy changed its rules allowing its sellers to use outside manufacturers to produce their designs, we independent designers and one person business have to compete with full-scale production operations and Chinese factories, so no o matter how many times we change our “tags,” and work on SEO, traffic and sales will never be the same.  As buyers it also became time consuming to go through so many pages until we finally find the handmade, unique supply or gift we are looking for.
What we can do about? Keep working hard on marketing and getting our name out and maybe moving to other venue. Not sure yet if I am ready to move, and where I would go, but so far I am disappointed and willing to see changes.

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