So, if you are a follower of my facebook page you might have seen that I had a little broken stone disaster. Le sigh, it was going to be such a great ring too!
Apparently it just wasn't written in the stars for me to set stones today, because nothing is going where I want it to go. So, I am walking away from the bench before I do some real harm lol.
Having said that, I do have some fabulous pieces on the way for next week, and the first shop update of August ( gah, can you believe its August already!?!) I will try and maybe get some process pics out this week :-)
In other news, this announcement that I spoke of earlier in this post will finally be revealed!
I have decided, after much thought, and many back and forth decisions to split my shop in two.
My original shop BellaBijouJewellery will stay with all my one of a kind and art jewellery pieces.
The new shop, BellaBijouToo is going to have all my made to order, contemporary and everyday staple type pieces. I am slowly adding items in there, and will be retaking pictures this week for a new look.
My reasoning behind this is to keep the look and feel of the shop cohesive. Also, now that I am getting involved with stores and the possibilities of wholesale, it will be easier to direct potential orders. My one of a kind jewellery has too much labour in it for me to give away at 50% wholesale. Because the world of etsy is so competitive, I have tried to keep up with my pricing that way.
In addition, I am also going to be launching my own eccomerce website this week! ( Hey, I told you I was a busy girl!) I have been labouring away on it, adding every little feature I wish Etsy.com had. Like discount codes, bulk editing, product attributes,wholesale login etc.
Look for an announcement later this week unveiling it to the world ( and a special discount to go with it!)
I would love to hear any thoughts you may have on this. It is not the first time I have had my own website with online shopping, but in the past there were always things here or there that didn't work for me. This time I am creating it from absolute scratch in hopes of making it an easy for me, great for shoppers experience.
Let me know what you love about your favorite online stores, or any ideas you may have for me!