I am the first to admit this-I have been ignoring my Etsy shop. I posted over 100 things for sale last Spring and they did not miraculously just all sell on their own. You have to actually put some effort into it. I have a new "line" coming out. It's like I'm on Project Runway. To be successful on Etsy, you have to find a niche. I have been looking at all sorts of map jewelry on there but no one seems to focus on Maine. I dug an old map out of my glove compartment and I am experimenting.Here are some glass tiles drying and waiting to be cut out. I'm focusing mostly on the coastal touristy towns and the mountains.
I figure those areas are the most heavily traveled and would sell the best. The great thing about this is that I can take special requests. It might not occur to me to make one for say, Mechanic Falls, but someone might want one. I'm going to post these hopefully this week and then I might expand. I went to Goodwill and bought an old world atlas. I think I'll move on to Europe next.
This was my test necklace. I love it. I wore it to work today and I already sold a custom request. I just wish they didn't take so long to dry!