Ok, you convinced me!

After only 14 or so comments and many of them positive about my jewelry I am going to sell on Etsy. I have to tell you a little story though, so brace yourself.

Many of you know this story if you are a personal friend of mine. Not to exclude all of my cyber friends, but my friends that are around me hear my antics all of the time.

When I was a little girl (in my pretend world), my name was Stephanie Fox (I was related to Michael J Fox and I had a best friend named Stephanie). From 1st grade on I had wild entrepreneurial dreams. When I was in 1st grade I found some clay behind our home and shaped it and molded it into ash trays. I then went door to door selling my ash trays for $1. Many people bought them much to my mom's dismay.

Ok, it just gets better. When I was fourth grade I was a copyrighters nightmare where I sold Bon Jovi lyrics on the school bus for .25 cents. I made copies at the store for .10 (that is a .15 cent profit :))and then sold them until I was busted by someone who had gone to a concert and said that my lyrics were wrong. Short lived career, but a start nonetheless.

From fourth grade to sixth grade I had my pretend business world. My stores were carefully listed on paper. I was the CEO and founder of many stores including The Cubby Hole, Carpet and Carpet Inc, Mini Mart and Trailer Accessories, Inc.. I made a list of supplies that I sold, quantities and prices. I played pretend all day on a phone (made out of an Atari accessory). I wrote out scripts for my commercials that advertised my stores. I was the boss and everyone had to answer to me.

So all this to say, I have a really strong desire to have my own business. With the stage of life that I am in which includes: mom of two, working part time for a ministry, wife to a pastor, and the CEO of my home I do not have time, energy or money to start up my own business right now. But.... I do have time for hobbies like jewelry making in which I can sell my creations on Etsy.

I have a real fear that no one will buy my stuff, that my beautiful lovelies will break in someone's hands, and that I will make a mistake in signing up on etsy with a username that I cannot change and that I did not like (ok, that was reality, not a fear).

My fears are real, but my God knows the desires that I have. He says that He will supply all of my needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. I cover this little Etsy shop in love, excitement, prayer and if you ever buy something from me and it breaks send all of your complaints to stephaniefox@*****.com.

Much Love to my real and cyber friends,P.S. My desire is to put my Etsy shop on my sidebar and my real hope is to have some really nice inexpensive pieces for you to buy for friends and family for Christmas. So make sure to subscribe or bookmark Clappy Shoes so you will stay tuned in to all of the upcoming details.

By the way, this will not become a jewelry blog, but just a convenient way to provide exposure. More news to come when I figure out how to set up my etsy shop with the shop name that I actually like.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Oh Wow!

I can't wait to see all the pieces! Once you've got your shop up and running you should list it on different "exposure sites" such as Mom Dot.

Let me know what I can do to help. I'd love to run a review on your jewelry on Momma Findings to let everyone know about it.

So proud and excited for you!

Shanna said...

I am so excited to see your jewerly on-line. We need to schedule weekly jewelry making dates.
Shanna

Baldy's Body Piercing said...

I think it is a great idea! I say go for it. With your talents and skills, you can make anything happen. I had similar dreams about body piercing and it has turned out great for me! Let me know how it goes and maybe we can do some business together. I can use some of your jewelry in my body art work! Go get em!!!

My Goodness said...

That's fantastic! Best wishes on your new business, Stephanie Fox!! (I love all the pretending you used to do!)

anna w said...

Ooo! Etsy! You go, girl! I'm so excited for you! I must admit, I've been toying with the idea myself...there are some great articles about it on craft-boom.

Oh, and assuming you haven't invested too much in your etsy account yet, you could just set up a new account, and let the old one die. Actually, I think there's an option where you can actually tell them that you aren't using it anymore. But if you've already posted stuff, or done a bunch of favoriting, you might want to stick with the one you don't like as much. I'm just saying you have options. :u) Whatever you decide on, I'm super excited for you!

Keep us all posted! Haha! Posted! Okay, maybe that wasn't as funny as I thought it was...it's getting late...