If you’ve been over to my Etsy page recently, you’ve probably noticed that there have been some changes, so – what’s afoot?
As these things so often do, after a while of making jewellery, you find that you’re making more of one style than of others, and in my case, I’ve found that I’ve been leaning more heavily on history. I find it fascinating that although jewellery has been around for something like 7,000 years, many of the styles dug up in archaeological excavations would not be out of place on a modern woman today. How cool is that? Now, before you all go off and rummage about in your back gardens – please don’t do that! – I’m going to save you all some time and effort and bring you some beautiful brand new historically-inspired pieces, and all you have to do is browse Rose Bay Jewellery on Etsy.
I’ve been adding some super new lines to my clip-on earrings, and there are lots of fabulous new unique pieces of jewellery coming along soon, too.
I also now sell interesting jewellery-making components alongside my own handmade items, and a lot of these will be historically themed, too.
With this new direction in mind, I have a super new logo both here and at Etsy, as well as on my business cards. I have added a couple of new categories on Etsy, to make jewellery component selection easier. Currently, I have them in 3 parts – Jewellery Making for the nuts and bolts, so to speak, of making – the elastic thread, ear wires, clasps, and all that kind of thing. Charms and pendants and Beads have now been separated and have their own sections. This should make it easier to browse for what you want.
The Charms and Pendants section has lots of choice – enamel, glass, lampwork and metal, and in such themes as Boho, Viking and other historical, seasonal, animal, vegetable and mineral… sounds like a game, doesn’t it?
I am also in the process of updating my product pictures. However, with over 600 listings, I’m sure you can understand that this will take some time to implement, but it will all look great in the end!
Here on this blog, as well as my normal news posts I would like to have some fun with extra articles covering a wide range of topics that include the shop itself, jewellery, historically themed, links and resources, and whatever else I think might be of interest.
It’s all very exciting and if you want to follow along you can also follow me on social media. I have an Instagram and a Twitter account. Please drop in and say hi – I’d love to spend time with you!