Monday, November 29, 2010

Etsy Coupon Codes

Etsy Coupon Codes This blog has all of the best buys on Etsy, including coupon codes, discounts, free shipping and more! Check it out - it's worth the look!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tutorial for Promoting the Etsy Coupon Code

Promoting our shops and now the Etsy Coupon Code is really a challenge. The "Shop Profile" where we add our introduction just doesn't seem to show up enough to really advertise in. So, I wanted to make sure that the customers would see the customer code clearly. If it shows up in the "featured items", it would be more visable. I tried posting the picture below, without any thing else in the listings. I figured I would pay 20 cents just to get the picture in my store under the featured items. However, Etsy is very clear that we are not to list "empty" items. I learned this after I posted a picture of an my "Coupon code: It was apparent that the coupon code could still be promoted in the same fashion, only I needed to actually use an item that is in my shop. So, this is a tutorial to show you how I did it: Open your the graphics program(I use Adobe Photo Shop)and Click File, then in the drop down menu, click "open": Select the picture that you want to use and click "open": Crop your picture: Click Enhance and then click in the drop down menu, "Adjust Color" and then "Color Variation": I rarely have to do much more than lighten the picture, but sometimes I will want to decrease reds or blues. Adjust your picture until you are happy with it and then click "ok": Then in your Enhance drop down menu, click Adjust Brightness/Contrast and then "Brightness/Contrast": With Adobe Photoshop, all you have to do is slide the contrast button over until you are happy with the look of your picture: With jewelry pictures, I always sharpen, because it helps the fine details come out in the picture: Now we are ready to enter the text. I click the "T" on the Menu bar: Then to then I click the color pallet to chose the color I want to use for the text: I always center my text, I only have to click the picture where I want the center of the text to be and start typing: Now it's time to place this picture in my Etsy store on the item that matches what is in the picture I just wrote the Text on. So I go to "Your ETsy" and find the item and click "EDIT". Then below the three pictures on the I click "edit": Click "Browse" and look for the Picture you want to upload that has the text. Click it and open: Now click "upload": Click on the picture you just uploaded, Right click it and drag it so that it is in the first position: Click "Last": Go to the item, and make sure that the "feature" star is green, and then go to your front page and make sure that your "ad" is showing in the featured item: Attention: If your a treasury maker, you will want to be careful not to include this kind of picture.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Etsy's Coupon Codes now available!!!

I made a copy of the main picture of the piece of jewelry, and used adobe photoshop to type a text over the front of the picture (see samples), and used it as the first picture of the item I was posting for sale. Once the item was posted, I clicked it as a feature item, so it stayed on the front page of the etsy shop. I tweeted the item several times during the day and placed it on facebook. Etsy requires all posts to your shop must be legitimate items for sale. So you will need to make sure that the item has a Title and description, and is reasonably priced. It cannot simply be an advertising picture. Play fair and abide by Etsy's guidelines.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cheering on our Favorite Football Team in Vintage Jewelry!

'Go Oregon Ducks #1 BCS Football Team!!! Support your team Challenge Gift Guide' by thejewelseeker

We are all for supporting our team, and giving gifts of yellow and green to our Duck friends during the holidays! Go Ducks! All of the jewelry used in this treasury is courtesy of the Vintage Jewelry Sellers on Etsy Team!

Schreiner Unsigned ...
Go UO Ducks, Japane...
Green and yellow ma...
Green and Yellow Ja...
University of Orego...
Vintage Green and Y...
Chunky Vintage Marb...
Vintage 40s Green Y...
University of Orego...
Fall Celluloid Yell...
Oregon Duck Single ...
Vintage 1970s 14 Ka...
Amazing Double Stra...
Custom Handmade ORE...
Vintage Plastic Lar...

Generated using Treasury HTML code generator by Whale Shark Websites.

We are BIG Oregon Duck Fans, and this past week they have been #1 in the BCS Polls. If I were closer and going to the games, I am sure I would have lots of vintage jewelry to wear to the games; of course all GREEN AND YELLOW!!! I've searched on Etsy, and there are some amazing vintage jewelry in Green and Yellow - and there are some great giftables also!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ghosts, Goblins & Witches - OH NO!!!

Goblins and Jack-O-Lanterns jolly, Bid you unto All-Hallow's folly. Hither come by dark n' moon, you cannot join the fun too soon.
The annual holiday is celebrated on October 31st. It actually has its roots in the Gaelic festival of Samhain (pronounsed sew-in). Samhain is the celebration of the summers end and the beginning of the darker months of the year. The story goes that this was a time when the barrier between this world and the “other world” was reduced, allowing passage of both the good and evil spirits. It was a time to celebrate the passing of loved ones; as well as, to ward off these evil spirits. Men would wear costumes of white and paint their faces black to ward off those evil ones. Now Halloween is all about having fun, and a costume can go from anything scary to fun and whimsical. I’m not big on wearing costumes, but I definitely have the tendancy to wear a black or orange sweater and like to throw on appropriate jewelry for the season. Halloween can definitely be a fun time to wear vintage jewelry. All sorts of delightfully scary characters come to life in sparkling brooches, rings, necklaces and earrings.
The Jewel Seeker The Vintage Jewelry Sellers on Etsy Team have some really awesome jewelry making PERFECTLY HAUNTING gifts to treat your favorite TRICKSTERS, delight your favorite friend as a TREAT, or simply add to your costume of choice! Here are some fun pieces you might like: Smallstones on Etsy - Roseluv on Etsy - TheAttic Shop on Etsy
During Halloween, everyone love to adorn themselves with wild and crazy jewelry in order to look stunning and cute.

ArtistiekEndeavors on Etsy Happy Halloween!!!

Mascara Jones on Etsy - Antique Ali on Etsy - Cranberry Manor on Etsy Key words for your Etsy search might be: Skeleton, Witches, Pumpkins, Ghosts, Goblins or Ghouls, Bats, Halloween jewelry, and colors like Orange or Black!