I just opened a new Etsy shop
for our jewelry! Our Mithros Designs
website is still up and works great, I just know that some people prefer to order through large collaborative clearinghouse sites like Etsy, DA, ArtFire, Amazon, Ebay, etc. rather than register and create a password and give their information to a small website that they might only visit once a year. So we'll keep 'em both open for the next few months, and see what happens. I do like the stats, search, and google ads features at Etsy -- it might make good sense to keep using it, even though it does mean that everything we make needs to be uploaded to several different sites, and digital inventory management is going to get squirrely. Eh, we'll figure that out later, when we actually start getting orders...
Anyway, here it is, in all its glory:www.etsy.com/shop/OdysseyCraft…
This has also meant that I've had to step up my photography game (as you've maybe seen in my recent deviations)
MAH PHOTOGRAPHY. LOOK AT IT.
I got a D in highschool photography, but sixteen years, a goatload of composition study, a lightbox, a macro lens, astigmatism correcting eyeglasses, and finding the "white balance" button in the GIMP later... and the things I'm taking pictures of actually look... like... GOOD.
Right now I have all the "cover photos" in the Etsy shop set to the lightbox-on-white product images, because I think they look professional and give the clearest view of the product. The Husband thinks the prop photos will get a better response. So we're keeping things as-is for now, and as soon as the boosted traffic from Geeky Merch calms down, I'm going to change them all to the prop images for a couple of weeks, and we'll track the stats and see what happens. FOR SCIENCE!