Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Turquoise Copper Color Wire Wrapped Ring with Silver

I have been working on new wire wrapped rings, with gemstone settings. I probably have been thinking about this for several years, but could never find a method that I both enjoyed to do, and felt the stone would be secure in the setting. I finally got it! This is a size 5 copper color wire wrapped ring with a good size turquoise oval cabochon gemstone. I have several new rings done, and all are for sale in my Etsy store. If you love unique, one of a kind pieces of jewelry, check out my shop. I offer free usa shipping, and a layaway service.



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How to SEO Your Etsy Shop for Better Traffic, Views, Favorites and Most Importantly Sales

If you have an Etsy shop, then you know how hard it can be to stand out, get noticed, and get sales. This past December, I resigned my part time nursing job, so my husband could take a promotion. So, I have had lots of time to SEO my shop. What does SEO mean? Search Engine Optimization, which is a fancy way to say people search, and then your shop is in the top of the search engine results. This is a lot of work. The videos below are awesome, and there are two articles on Etsy help forums, which are basically the same as the videos. A few things I have learned: join a good team that has guidelines and rules, do not join too many teams hearting and rehearting items into infinity is a waste of time and you are just promoting others more than yourself, use social media wisely and interact. If you have any other tips, or advice, please share them in the comments. Next time, I will be sharing about taxes. I have never had enough sales to worry about taxes, but sales tax is an interesting topic. Now, I know you are jealous, but I have to go outside, in the heat and humidity, to do yard work.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Crochet Baby Girl Bear Hat and Dress with Pink Ears and Ruffle Newborn to 3 Months Halloween Photo Prop Adorable Baby

This is the baby girl version of my crochet bear set. This is a dress, and hat, for newborn to 3 months. I love the pink ears, and ruffle. I can do the ears and ruffles in other colors, it will have to be a custom request item. If you have twins, this would be adorable. I have one boy version, and one girl version ready to ship in my Etsy store. 



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How To Find My Sale Item of the Day, New Photo Products

Today, my sale item of the day, is a Citrine and Zircon ring.  It is 50% off.  If you want to keep track of my sale item of the day, but I don't do a post dedicated to it, just scroll down a little bit on the left hand side is my Facebook page widget.  The sale item of the day is always there.  Just click it. 

In order to keep a shop fresh, you need to provide products people are looking for.  While I will not stop making the products I love, and learning new techniques for them, I am going to add another love to some new products.  Photography!  Over the years, my children and I have taken some amazing pictures of our adventures here in Florida.  I will be offering items with those images on them, such as tote bags, mugs, shirts, etc.  If you are interested in seeing some of our beautiful photography on gift items, stay tuned.  I am excited about this new adventure. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Adorable Halloween Witch Acrylic Zen Tangle Doodle Abstract Original Painting

Brand new fresh off my painting tablet. This adorable orange haired Halloween witch, with her black cat, sugar skull, and zen tangle doodle clouds. Plus a winking moon. This is done with acrylics, and paint pens, after being hand drawn. Visit my Etsy shop to check it out. Be sure and check out my sale item of the day. Each day I drastically mark down one product. Today, it is a black resin heart shaped Christmas ornament, or Halloween ornament,with and orange owl in the resin. It is 50% off today only, which usually ends tomorrow morning around 8 AM.




Saturday, July 18, 2015

Newborn Infant Baby Boy Bear Crochet Hat and Pants Halloween Photo Prop

This could technically be for a baby girl, but I will be doing a set with a dress and hat, so that will definitely be for a little girl. This is a two piece baby bear set, the hat and the pants all crocheted. My baby doll is way too small to fit the pants properly, but this is for a newborn to three months. This would make an adorable Halloween costume, photo prop, or just every day cuteness to wear. This is available in my Etsy shop right now. Click here, to see it. 





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wood Burned Halloween Picture Frame with A Bat, Spider, and Ghost

This is my second wood burned picture frame, and my third over all wood burning project. The first one had a wedding/anniversary theme, this one is for Halloween. I left a space at the bottom of the frame to have a date wood burned in, or a name. This will be available in my Etsy shop, on Friday July 17, 2015. From here on out, or until I decide otherwise, all relisted items, and new items will be listed on the weekends. So, be sure to favorite my shop, or this blog, to keep up with new items. I also will do custom requests. Starting today, I am starting a new feature in my shop. Every day a new item will be slashed in price, and featured on all my social network feeds. Today, is a Monarch butterfly painting. It is still available, as of this post, at the sale price of $12.50 with free USA shipping. Just do a search for butterfly, and you will find it. Heads up for tomorrow, it will be a Ruby piece of jewelry.  Ruby is the birthstone for July.  Click here to visit my Etsy shop. 



Monday, July 13, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July is Over

Well, the Etsy Christmas in July event is over.  I had three sales during the time period my coupon was running, about one month.  That is very good.  This is my first year participating in the Christmas in July event, and as long as I have the time I will do it next year too.  It is a lot of time, and work, and I didn't get to put in as much time as I would have liked to, but still a success.  Thank you to all the Etsy shops who participated, and supported each other.  I hope they all had some sales too.  Now, it is time to start getting my creative juices flowing for back to school, and Halloween.  Monday, is my day to paint, and wood burn, so I will be doing something new with those two mediums.  I also started an adorable Halloween baby bear costume for an infant boy, or girl.  I can not wait to see how it comes out.  I also have to get our homeschool portfolios together, that is a week project at least.  I guess I will be busy.  That is good, because it is too humid and icky to be outside.  You can always check out my shop by clicking the My Etsy Store widget, in the left hand column.  I offer free USA shipping, layaway, and of course custom requests.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Nothing Says Christmas in July Like Flip Flops!

All of the flip flops shown below are available in my Etsy shop. What a unique gift for the flip flop lover in your life. They are all hand drawn and hand painted by me. I am always adding new ones, and I take custom orders. I am already thinking of Halloween and Football season. I won't do team logos, but I could do team colors. Check back often, or ask me if I can make you a pair. Only today, and tomorrow, are left to use my coupon code, christmasinjuly, to get 10% off. Click here, to visit my Etsy shop.




Hand Painted Red White and Blue Butterfly Flip Flops Ladies Size 6-7 Summer Sandals Free ShippingWhite Ladies Size Medium 7-8 Shabby Chic Pink and White Rosebud Flip Flops Hand Painted Free ShippingLadies Size XL Seafoam Green Flip Flops with Hand Painted Red White and Blue Striped USA Eagle Free Shipping Patriotic Summer SandaleNew Sea Turtle Hand Painted Flip Flops Made to Order Size Adult Small Free Shipping Summer Shoes Southern LivingLadies Size Small 5-6 Pink Flip Flops with Hand Painted Calla Lilies and Roses Summer Designer Shoes Free Shipping

Friday, July 10, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July 2015 Head Bands for Girls and Babies

My post is late today, crazy morning, and early afternoon. Below you can see one of the adorable crochet head bands, with heart resin flower, available in my shop. I think I have five head bands for young girls, and the rest are for babies with cocoons. I make all these by hand, and they are just so cute. Perfect stocking stuffers, friend gifts, or for grab bags. Click here, to see all the head bands available in my Etsy store. Don't forget to use coupon code, christmasinjuly, at checkout to get 10% off, plus I offer free usa shipping and layaway. Coupon ends July 12, so be sure you get to use it.



Thursday, July 9, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July Day 9 Hand Painted Christmas Gift Bags Set of 9

Today, I am sharing a set of 9 hand painted Christmas gift bags, all painted by me. I have been working on these, off and on, for some time. I do have two other sets available, in my shop, that are other themes than Christmas. You get all 9 bags, for one low price, plus free USA shipping, layaway if you need it, and from now through July 12, 2015 use coupon code, christmasinjuly, to get an extra 10% off. These bags are fully reusable, as long as you store and take care of them, kids love to put stuff in them, or you can cut off the art work and frame it. Awesome! All 9 are different, no two are alike. Click here, to visit my store, and buy these wonderful bags.



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July Sale Citrine Jewelry 10% Off Free Shipping

Today, I am featuring some beautiful Citrine gemstone jewelry, from my shop. They are all beautiful, but the first one is my favorite. The purple glitter, and Citrine necklace, would be a perfect gift for all you sports fans whose team colors are purple and gold or yellow. You can get 10% off all of these, by using coupon code, christmasinjuly, at check out. I offer layaway, and free USA shipping, all day everyday. Click this link, to visit my Etsy shop, and purchase these items, or browse for others. The coupon is valid until July 12, 2015, and is for all my store items.




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July 10% Off Paintings and Art Work Birds

5 more days to use coupon code, christmasinjuly, to get an extra 10% off all my paintings. All my store items, actually. Today, I am sharing two of my most favorite paintings. The owl, and the blue footed booby. Two of the most majestic birds. If you don't know about the blue footed booby, do a quick search, it is a fascinating bird, and one of my favorites. I have other bird paintings as well, including cardinals, hummingbirds and others. I offer free USA shipping, everyday of the year, and a layaway service. Come on over to Melissas Menagerie of Stuff, and start Christmas shopping today.

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/195212878/owl-tangle-doodle-ancient-flowers-at?ref=shop_home_active_22&ga_search_query=painting

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183842670/blue-footed-booby-bird-with-neon-blue?ref=shop_home_active_15




Monday, July 6, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July Baby Cocoons 10% Off

Six days left to get 10% off all items in my Etsy shop, plus free USA shipping, and a layaway service. The layaway, and free shipping are always available. To get 10% off use coupon code, christmasinjuly, at checkout. One of the Chrome Diopside rings, I shared the other day, sold yesterday. Here are two baby cocoon sets available in my shop, Melissas Menagerie of Stuff. I have lots of others available, and you can always request a custom order. The two shown are a mermaid, and one with a teddy bear, all crocheted by moi. Hop on over, and check them out.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/186389992/newborn-green-and-antique-white-mermaid?ref=shop_home_active_11&ga_search_query=cocoon

https://www.etsy.com/listing/213864825/infant-girl-newborn-cocoon-teddy-bear?ref=shop_home_active_6&ga_search_query=cocoon



Sunday, July 5, 2015

Shark Tooth Fossil Pink and Blue Resin Jewelry Pendants and Necklaces Florida Souvenir Keepsake

7 days left in the #EtsyCIJ2015 event, and today I am sharing some genuine Florida fossil jewelry, from my Etsy shop. The first one is pink resin, with a small shark tooth fossil, and some Florida ferns. It has a pink wire wrapped bail. The second one is slightly blue tinted resin with a large Florida shark tooth fossil. You can read the story of how we dug up and found these fossils, in older posts, or on my homeschool blog. These are unique, and special gifts. Now through July 12, use coupon code christmasinjuly to get an extra 10% off. That is for all my shop items, not just the ones I feature each day. I also offer free USA shipping, and a layaway service. Visit my Etsy shop, Melissa's Menagerie of Stuff, now. 



https://www.etsy.com/listing/187634139/sale-unique-feminine-pink-resin-pendant?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=fossil

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/233933137/genuine-florida-shark-tooth-fossil-resin?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=fossil



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July 2015 Event 10% Off Chrome Diopside Rings and Free Shipping

Both of these beautiful sterling silver, Kelly Green, Chrome Diopside rings are available in my Etsy store, for 24.99. If you use the coupon code, christmasinjuly, at checkout 10% extra will be taken off your price. Plus, I offer free USA shipping, so you save even more. Come start your Christmas shopping with me, now. My coupon code is good until the event ends on July 12, 2015. I offer layaway too.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July 2015 Has Begun

The Etsy Christmas in July 2015 event has begun.  My coupon has been active for a while, but now I will try to post each day two items from my shop.  Today I will share two crochet baby diaper cakes.  Both are made and ready to ship.  Use coupon code, christmasinjuly, to get an extra 10% off.  I always offer free USA shipping.  The red and black diaper cake, is not shown put together, because I don't have all them diapers lying around.  Here are the links to both https://www.etsy.com/listing/234415216/red-and-black-newborn-diaper-cake-baby?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=diaper%2Bcake        https://www.etsy.com/listing/231014532/white-and-orange-unisex-baby-shower?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=diaper%2Bcake



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