Let's have some fun. Pea has contributed a lovely pair of earrings for me to give away. Just a few simple steps and you can be wearing them.
I always laugh when I read a description on Etsy or e-Bay that includes some little plea for the product, noting that it looks much better in person or that it doesn't photograph nearly as beautiful as it really is. I always think, well, you'd better brush up on your photography skills.
But Pea and I have been discussing why no one views or hearts this lovely pair of earrings in her Etsy shop. I've seen them in person, and they are full of sparkle and color. The large bead is Czech pressed glass in a rainbow hue. The little teal beads are a nice complement to them. Try after try, they simply do not photograph that way. So Pea has decided that they are not a creation that's going to impress a shopper in an online shop, where all they have to go on is a picture.
Lucky you. You can win some Everyday Iridescence by playing along with our game.
1. Go to Pea's shop and check out the jewelry.
2. Return here and leave a comment.
3. Include the name of the piece of Pea's jewelry that you like best.
4. (Optional) Give any constructive criticism you have on Pea's shop.
How can Pea make her jewelry and her shop stand out from the crowd? I don't know the answer. I'm glad that jewelry-making is not my area, because the competition on Etsy is astounding. I'm no big shakes on math, but if you are browsing "earrings" or "jewelry", the chance that you will land on Pea's work must be astronomical. Then if a seller has a limited (or nonexistent) marketing budget, where does she concentrate her efforts to best effect? We don't know. Maybe you can offer an opinion or your personal experience to help.
Pea will draw the winning name a week from tomorrow, May 25, which is a holiday, but who cares? I may even talk Pea into guest blogging.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please come back tomorrow when I'll be blogging on the occasion of my son's thirty-fourth birthday.