I've recently joined The Craft Star, and I have chosen to list our vintage and upcycled vintage items there while keeping our handmade at Handmade Artists. I've already made a sale there, and I am really liking the people. This is not only a selling site, but there is a forum and club section. I've noticed that there is not a lot of activity in the forums, or some of the clubs, but that's ok, I'm not looking for another social site, I'm looking for customers. LOL. And Bethan is working hard to bring us customers. So, while I am talking about all that is going on there, let me share some items from their front page.
Just look at the color of these plum quartz and ruby cluster earrings from the shop of ferozasjewlry. These are so very pretty, and these are great examples of the amazing items you can find at The Craft Star.
One of the things I like there is the crisp clean look of the site, and it is very easy to navigate. I have noticed lately that Bethan has been working very hard to promote the site, with ads showing up all over the web. It seems that everytime I open a web page, I can see an ad for The Craft Star. Which is good for the site, and good for me too.
Under the new vintage I saw this blue crackle bud vase from ThisGirlsStuff. The decision to allow vintage on the site is a fairly recent one, and the main reason that caused me to jump on board there. And the vintage section is just full of great items.
On Tuesday evenings at 8pm (EST), you can come and visit the site, and watch the live video get together they have every week. There is a whole channel on youtube of The Craft Star videos where you can meet artists, and take a tutorial on how to navigate the site. And the chatrooms are open during the video so you can talk and visit while watching, so much fun for us multitaskers.
On The Craft Star facebook page, I read today that Bethan is in New York City at a handmade convention....and this is what she has to say...
"I'm here for a convention to talk about YOU! Your shops, your items, The CraftStar … how it's growing so quickly and why it stands out from the competition.
I'm doing a brief presentation today, then tomorrow will be talking to reporters, editors, etc from ALL kinds of publications, stations, major blogs, and some VERY influential peeps! 12 hours of it! Wish me luck!"
How exciting is that?
So I recommend you come on over and take a peek at this new site. It's time to blow Etsy and their resellers out of the water!