Saturday, December 5, 2009

I've been considering...

opening a new store...The Chrysanthemum Boutique ( is going pretty well...i've been open since May and so far have 202 sales. I guess that's pretty darn good since Etsy is SATURATED with jewelry sellers. I've been blessed...but i've been working pretty hard at it too. I also sell my things at an affordable and fair prices...some say i'm not charging enough, but I just can't get myself to increase prices, I'm a MOM...I'm I understand some people, like myself ,who want to look like a million bucks but can't afford to shop at Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales...that's who I design for and that's why I opened The Chrysanthemum. I use cost effective materials, use a lot of colors in my designs and truly put my heart and soul into every piece I create!
So, now, back to the new store...I was thinking about the other audience...those who can afford the finer things...those who can afford to splurge a bit...The ones who prefer sterling silver over silver-plated, or gold vermeil over gold plated, gemstones over glass...a truly mid price point, nothing too expensive, items between $20-$ what do you think??? Look out for Magpie Sparkles...sometime in January!!!


  1. I say go for it! You have the traffic on your current store at the moment that you can direct to the new store. I think you cant loose. With Etsy's rates why wouldn't you?! Cant wait to see your new designs! will you post a few drafts? We would love to see your work in progress!!

  2. Thanks for the encouragment!!!! :) I will certainly post my progress!