JOSE & MARIA BARRERA FOR AVON
VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY
Official Web Site: http://www.joseandmariabarrera.com/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoseandMariaBarrera/
BARRERA FOR AVON JEWELRY
Jose Barrera Hibiscus Set - 1994
HOW TO IDENTIFY BARRERA JEWELRY
JEWELRY ADVICE & TIPS
WHY FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Feedback is an essential tool for a seller. It proves the quality of the seller's merchandise and service. The seller needs to know that the item was received and there are no problems with the transaction. If there is a problems, the seller needs to know right away so it can be corrected. Sellers take pride in their wares and service and want each transaction to be pleasant and efficient. So take the time to give your feedback whenever you can.
A QUICK AND EASY WAY TO CHECK FOR GOOD KEYWORDS TO USE
I recently read somewhere about a quick and easy way to check for keywords on Etsy. I tried this and it works. Here is an easy to understand example of one that I did.
Step 1 - I typed in "Joan" and checked the dropdown box. I found "Joan Rivers Jewelry." I have a lot of keywords for Joan Rivers, but I was not using "Joan Rivers Jewelry".
Step 2 - Next, I typed in "Joan Rivers" and I got a list similar to this one in this order:
Joan Rivers jewelry
Joan Rivers necklace
Joan Rivers brooch
Joan Rivers bracelet
Joan Rivers earrings
Joan Rivers bee
Joan Rivers bee pin
Joan Rivers pin
Joan Rivers watch
Step 3 - I immediately added "Joan Rivers Jewelry" to my keywords.
This is an oversimplified example, but it goes to show how easy it is to miss something. "Joan Rivers jewelry" was the most searched choice of words and I wasn't using it.
USE ALL YOUR TAGS & CATEGORIES
Another piece of advice that I read about suggested that you use all the tags and categories available to you on Etsy. You have the ability to use 30 tags--13 tags and 13 material tags, plus 2 style tags, a recipient tag and an occasion tag. Each one can be up to 20 characters long, so you can also use short keyword phrases or combine two keywords into one tag. Each tag is another way for you to get customers to you item page.
When looking for additional tags to use, ask these questions:
What is it?
What is it used for?
Who uses it?
What are the most important features?
When is the item used?
TOP TEN SELLERS ON ETSY
If you want to find out who the top ten sellers are on Etsy, go to www.CraftCount.com. Studying these companies may give you some ideas on how to improve yours. Be sure to look at their use of keywords. (NOTE: When I checked this site, I found several of the companies listed no longer had an Etsy store. My assumption is that they now have their own websites.)
TURNING JEWELRY INTO ART
This is a new section for the blog. I keep running into wonderful ideas on what can be done with odd pieces of jewelry, especially the ones which have lost their partner. Enjoy the pictures and maybe you'll get a good idea to use. We have already seen in the April 17th issue of the blog that jewelry can be turned into beautiful art. Remember "Art Creations by CJ"?
AND IN THE END
LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are
decorated by U.S. flags on Memorial Day weekend.