Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Made The Etsy Front Page!!!!

I've been on Etsy since April 6, 2009, and in that time I've admired the lovely items on the most highly coveted piece of real estate on Etsy -- the Front Page.
I'd hoped to get there someday, but had my doubts, there's just so many very talented crafters on Etsy, and such lovely items.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I checked my Google Analytics numbers and saw that traffic to my shop had gone through the roof. With shaking hands and a pounding heart I clicked on the link to, which is a great site, and let's you know if you've been on the Front Page, Storque, or any of the gift guides. And wow! I had made the Front Page!!!!!!!!

This came at just the right time, because I'd been feeling at a low ebb, no sales this month and my last few photo shoots hadn't yielded any good pics. What a truly wonderful affirmation from the good people at Etsy. Thank you so much!

The earrings sold, and then they dropped off the Front Page, so I didn't get to actually see them there, that would have been very exciting. I wish that when an item sold they didn't lose all their hearts, because then all the people that were thinking about buying them might not be able to find the earrings again.

I photographed the Hammered Brass Earrings dangling from an amazing pottery piece that belonged to my dear Aunt, the lady that ran the original Dalkullan store that my shop is named in honor of. She kept that pottery piece on her desk always, and now it's been on the Front Page of Etsy!

I'm such a big silly, I didn't realise that my earrings were picked for the Front Page because they were part of an amazing Treasury curated by Octavia of DreambyDay, an wonderful shop at Etsy!

This sculpture, House Where Nobody Lives
is an original work created by Octavia. Please stop by her Etsy shop filled with lovely things, and take a look, then stay to buy! This is from the DreambyDay
shop announcement:

"A boutique full of wonderfully nostalgic pictures, original art, ephemera, and sundries that celebrate the art of daydreams and yesterdays."

Come and visit, it's a treat!

You can also find DreambyDay on Facebook
and read her great blog too!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read this.


Rhena said...

Congratulations! I hope this leads to many views and sales! I agree with you about the hearts being lost with a sale... and also that selling something off the FP is such a catch-22: you sold the item but you're not longer on the FP!

Beth said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Well done, you've worked hard for it!

missbreezysbox said...

Congratulations! The earrings & pottery are lovely. I love the colors in the pottery.

Jenn said...

Congrats! That's very exciting!

DalkullanJewelry said...

Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate your support, it helps get through those long, dry spells, that's for sure!

Octavia, the curator of the Treasury my earrings were in, does gorgeous work! She made an awesome Treasury! Thank you Octavia!

niftyknits said...

well done!

Tavi said...

You're making me blush to my bones! Your earrings made it to the front page on their own merit, and if my treasury was amazing, it's only because it was filled with completely perfect items like your gorgeous earrings! Thank you so much for your wonderful commendations and kudos for my shop, this is my very first blog feature! ♥Octavia

M.M.E. said...

Oh, congratulations! What a great success! And you've only been on since April. Thank you for inspiring me.

Arion Jewelry said...

Congratulations! I can not forget the excitement I had when my jewelry was on Etsy front page.

Those earrings are gorgeous! Well done and good luck to you!

DalkullanJewelry said...

Thanks so much everyone! Your support and encouragement means so much!