Amanda Louise makes the kind of hauntingly beautiful art that either you love it or you hate it. Her creepy cute dust bunnies are near and dear to my little clockwork heart. She and I both have a really hard time pricing our work and I have also admitted to being embarrassed by my prices, either thinking them too low or too high. Since I could not say it better myself, head on over (via the link below) to read about the price of art.
“I wanted to write a little post about WHY the kind of art I do costs what it costs, because while I’m face to face with these realities every day, I think many of you may not know some of these facts. I thought this might help other artists too, if you’re just starting to get your art out there, or finding pricing to be a very difficult challenge.”
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So I am almost too embarrassed to admit this (almost)…
I just realized just because it is one climate here, does not mean my etsy shop should reflect that. I was thinking it was silly to put scarves and such in my shop during the summer, but then I remembered, oh hey, in other parts of the world it may be cold right now. So having “seasonal” items in my shop all year round may not be a bad thing. *forehead smack*
*sigh* silly little revelations, right?
Fall is here, after a few days of 80-90 degree weather in Michigan. I’m actually excited because today I’m wearing my new infinity scarf that I made.
Not too long ago I posted about a money making idea called Instant Rewards. It isn’t a scam or pyramid scheme. I had an overwhelming response, and decided to post the “orientation video” to better explain how it works.
If you’re interested, here is my link: http://www.60.instantrewards.net/index.php?ref=220635
I will walk you through the whole process, so email me as soon as you’ve signed up, and we can get your rewards on the fast track! kurtzcrafts (at) gmail (dot) com
I’m almost at a standstill, I’ve been having a hard time getting things together. I did however sell a few nose studs, and I believe I’m going to order more supplies. They didn’t give me a good variety this last time, so I will need to order more. When I order them they come as a random mix
I have been waiting on a head for one of my new dolls. This hold up his kind of kept me from making and taking pictures of things for her.
I swear, I am not a spammer. This is not a scam, nor is it a pyramid scheme. It is a little time consuming at first, but the rewards are worth it.
E-mail me if you’d like to make some extra money. You need a paypal and a credit card. You need some time to complete some free or low cost trial offers. I am not making money off of you for your referral, I am making money off of the companies who are offering the free trials.
My e-mail? kurtzcrafts (at)gmail (dot) com.
Mind the dust, maybe it will make me go faster. LOL
I’m revamping my etsy, and adding a second. People stuff will be posted on KurtzCrafts. Doll things will be posted on ImogenesTreasuresBJD. It already exists, but has nothing in it. (Lazy, busy, both?) I at least got to the point where I removed the BJD items from my KurtzCrafts. That is a start, right?
I have a minifee bjd body on the way, and just received a blythe body, so I will be making more sizes than just YOSD. (that was getting old, fast!) Soon I will be adding a tiny new member, a realpuki to the house.
I made a fairy house today! It’s not the greatest photo, but there is no light in it, and was trying to use natural light that was fading on me =(
Also, there is a contest that ends very soon! Have you made a fairy garden? Enter it into the contest! http://www.themagiconions.com/2013/04/fairy-garden-contest-2013.html
I received my first negative feedback. It hurt a lot more than I thought it would. I keep telling myself that you can’t please everyone, but that isn’t really an option in customer service, is it?
It was my fault. I didn’t check on the shipping first, and I was unable to ship a liquid item along with the other item in the listing. I asked the lady if she’d like me to ship the item without the liquid item or if she’d like a refund. I apologized.
What did I get back? I’m crazy, the post office is crazy, and I should dump out the liquid and send her the empty bottle with the other item. I could tell this was going to suck all around, so I refunded her the money she paid, and then she flipped out on me.
Moral of the story: not only can you not please everyone, you can’t cry over the spilt milk. Check the post office for what can and cannot be shipped before you sell.