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EruwaedhielElleth
Polymer clay and kanzashi artist, dabbles in sewing, lace-making and other needle arts.


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My Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ImlothMelui
My dA art Gallery: eruwaedhielelleth.deviantart.c…
Lace Makers of Deviant Art: lacemakersofda.deviantart.com/
Information about my tsumami kanzashi book project: fav.me/d5ad6ye,
and the progress list: fav.me/d5s2qcd

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My favorite kanzashi artists:

blogs.yahoo.co.jp/saitama_foot…
www.vivcore.com/kanzashicore/m…
www.ikuokaya.com/
www.meikoukai.com/contents/gal…
arleen.deviantart.com/
haru-mai.deviantart.com/

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*Notice about tags on my deviations 8/28/2014*

So, dA has just gone and switched it's keywords into the stupidest system I've ever seen. It has unfortunately not only made it unpleasant to work with new deviations, it has turned the keywords on all of my deviations submitted before this went into effect into weird hashtag gibberish. I do not have the time or inclination to edit tags on over 900 deviations merely to accommodate this kind of idiocy, so I won't be doing it. If this causes problems with dA's search system, then that's on them. Just a note to any of my watchers who wonder what's up with the nonsensical gibberish in my tags.
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I am in great need of advice. I desperately need to earn about $1500 to $2000 ASAP. For me, that's practically impossible to even think about, but I've got to do it somehow. However, I've had no luck at all job hunting (either for real employment or doing odd jobs). and I have nothing invest into anything new, so Etsy is basically my only choice.

Kanzashi is kind of a limited market though, and even if I offered a truly unbeatable deal, I don't know if I'd be able to find a customer who needs it. I have skill in some other areas of art and crafting, but they seem even harder to sell.

Some ideas I've had:

A year's worth of full size silk maiko sets, one for each season (maybe with matching casual clips thrown in), senior styles for $1000, or Jr. styles for $1500? Is it something you find appealing, (even if you personally couldn't afford it right now, can you see it being worth it if you could?) or is there no earthly reason anyone would need a full collection like that and it's a horrible idea? The savings would be about $1000 total.

My other idea was to sell full sets at $100 each for a limited time, I don't like underselling by that much really, but this is really important so I don't have much choice. Maybe they would be more likely to sell? I don't know. I'd have to sell enough of them to make it worth it.

I would let someone make me an offer for my entire shop's stock, (except for the one custom order I'm holding for someone) valued at $1700.00 at the moment, since I'm not going to have as much time to focus on it in the near future anyway,  but I don't know anyone who would need all that, maybe someone who wants it as stock for their own shop or stall somewhere? (somewhere other than Etsy, of course)

What would you consider a deal that you couldn't pass up, and what would you be willing to pay for it? What kinds of things would you like to see?
Any other suggestions? (Etsy related or not)
   
It's all in the idea stage right now, I'd just be so grateful for any feedback at all on the subject, since I've reached a dead end myself.

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Rastaban26 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch :-)
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Thank you very much for watching me!!
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Thank you very much for watching me! C: I appreciate it :3
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Thank you for the watch!
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Thanks for the watch!
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Thank you for watch :3
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Many kind thanks for the watch! :heart:
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akitku Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the watch! :)
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