Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Website for Handmade Artisans!

I ran across a new site called Zibbet on Twitter today that's made for artisans like myself. From first glance I like the setup, because the front page is not overly selective, like Etsy's, nor incredibly cluttered, like ArtFire's! There are three rows of five photo slots on the front page, with one row for the Showcase(which will eventually be purchase-able ad space, but is currently random listings), another for the most popular items, and the last for new listings. All the rows are clearly visible on one screen without scrolling down or to the right, which makes the page look clean, like Etsy, but also allows every artisan a chance at the front page, like ArtFire!

There are no fees for listing, which sounds pretty good, but the transaction fee is 7.5%, which at first sounds kind of ridiculous! However, they have an EXCELLENT referral program, that nets you 2.5% of the sales/purchases of the sellers/buyers that you refer! Also, if you refer someone who buys from your own shop, they reduce the commission they take by 2.5%.

I decided to sign up myself, in an effort to have my name out there as much as possible! Also, I hope I can make some extra money off of their referral program. Therefore, if you do decide to sign up, please use my link:

http://www.zibbet.com/KitCameo/sell

Thanks!
~Kit

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Mad Hatter & My Crafty Heart!

These necklaces are newly listed in my Etsy shop!

The Mad Hatter!








My Crafty Heart

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Create Your Own Seed Paper! Paper You Plant and Grow Into Flowers!

I know, I know, this has nothing to do with glass or glass etching! Still, I just got a job at HandmadeNews.org, and I thought I'd share with everyone!!

http://www.handmadenews.org/article/index.php?id=1076

Monday, May 11, 2009

Neko Kitty, Cheshire Cat, and a Happy Bat!

I'm making some new style necklaces, and I've started with a few I'd really like to keep for myself! In my new ArtFire shop I put this Neko Kitty necklace! He's really cute, and his tail dangles! Plus, when he reflects sunlight you can see his face in the reflection :3




Also, I just listed these guys on Etsy! I'm going to be making a lot of Alice in Wonderland necklaces, and I've already started on the Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, March Hare, Mad Hatter, and the Caterpiller! Stay tuned!

~Kit

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rainforest Lovelies... New ArtFire Shop!

Whatever I can try to get my artwork out there, I'm going to try it! So when I spoke to John Jacobs, the president and founder of ArtFire, and he let me know about all the tools for artisan sellers on ArtFire, I thought I might try to bring a few of my items over to his site! This is my new ArtFire shop: http://KitCameo.artfire.com

And here's what I chose to start off with, opting not to go my usual gothic route with this new site:

Kit's Glass ArtFire Kit's Glass ArtFire Kit's Glass ArtFire

According to Mr. Jacobs there are a lot of promotion tools for us sellers; Rapid Cart, Market Hub, Tweet This, VoteHandmade, etc. I haven't had a chance to look very far into any of these yet, but I'm led to believe that Rapid Cart allows you to add a cart to your blog for handmade items listed on ArtFire! Sounds pretty neat to me, so I think I'll check that out first...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bats, Bones, Buttons and More!

Newly Listed on Etsy! I make necklaces now, and I ain’t gonna stop it! SO DON’T TRY TO MAKE ME!!!!

Click!
Kit's Glass Etsy

Kit's Glass Etsy Kit's Glass Etsy Kit's Glass Etsy

Kit's Glass Etsy

THANKS FOR LOOKING! :D

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Etsy Listings! Skulls and an Octopus!

First, I just wanna say I had a blast at Black Market and Bats Day! I made a bunch of necklaces specially for the event as a new item, and they were a hit! I have some that I haven't sold yet and I'm going to be trying to list them all this week, starting with these three:

Kit's Glass Etsy Kit's Glass Etsy Kit's Glass Etsy

I am DEFINATELY going to be doing Bats Day again next year! What a ROCKIN' crowd of people!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Etsy Dark Side Team Raffle Baskets



What the title says, lol! These are the baskets I'm giving out in the free raffle tomorrow! I hope to see a lot of you in Anaheim for Bats Day this weekend!






Bats Day and the 13 bottles, or Absinthe in Wonderland

It's Bats Day weekend, and once again I get to be a vendor for the Black Market! I've been scrambling all month; first, with my surgery in late March, and then with relatives visiting, and all the while trying to get everything prepared for this weekend! Well I finally got all of my priority bottles done for the event, and I have a few new things going on this year!

First of all, the Bats Day 2009 bottles... I am once again selling numbered Bats Day bottles, but this time I've only made thirteen in all, and two of them won't be for sale! That's right, the numbers 7 and 13 will be in raffles again this year! #13 will be at my table, where I'll be selling tickets for $1 a piece for the chance to win it, and #7 will be in the pre-show raffle. This is going to be the LAST year that I make any Bats Day bottles, so this will be your last chance to get one! I'll also be selling leftover Bats Day 2008 bottles from last years Black Market.

Speaking of raffles, I've decided to host a free raffle for a chence to win one of four prize baskets full of Etsy's Dark Side Team goodies! Every person who visits my table gets a free ticket for the raffle of one of these baskets which contain cool gothic pendants, magnets, pins, soap samples, and even a 20% coupon for one of my own items! Personally, I'm drooling over the pendants sent to me to use in the raffle by groovymooncreations, and I've put two of my own mirror pendants into the raffle as well!


I've decided on a theme for my table this year, and it's going to be Absinthe in Wonderland. I've specially made three Alice in Wonderland pieces just for this event, and I've also made a new mini Absinthe bottle! I couldn't really call the theme "Alice in Wonderland" because I haven't gotten to the Alice bottle yet. However, I have created The Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts, and The Mad Hatter, not to mention The White Rabbit which I premiered last month! Here's a little sneak peek at the three(for a better look at the Mad Hatter you can visit my Showcase page on my website, since it's my Showcase Piece of the Month):

I've started on a new track lately with jewelry making, and I've really gotten into it for this event! I have a whole bunch of new pieces I've made that will premier at the Black Market, including modified mirror pendants, new tiny bottle designs, and some etched fused glass pieces! I've even made some items that aren't etched at all...

My own personal favorite is the "V is for Vampire" pendant you see on the right. I handmade the Blood Rose pendant that is hanging from the piece, and I love the way it turned out!

Some other new items which will be appearing are my etched mirrors! I have a window-framed mirror that I've turned into a scene from a haunted house called, "Outside My Window", and another lovely little hexagon mirror that I've etched some spooky bats onto.

All in all, I have a lot planned for tomorrow, and I probably should get off of the computer now and finish preparing! OH, and I forgot to mention, THE FIRST THIRTEEN PEOPLE TO BUY FROM MY TABLE GET A COUPON FOR 10% OFF THEIR ENTIRE NEXT PURCHASE!

I hope to see many of you there!
~Kit