In that first year, in order to increase my sales, I also opened another Etsy shop. At first I was selling similar items on both shops. Eventually, I switched to selling jewelry supplies on the shop that was not doing as well as the other. Supplies kept me super busy and really allowed me to grow and improve my jewelry shop. However, after a couple years, I stopped selling supplies and switched to selling body jewelry.
My Etsy experience has definitely been full of ups and downs. Sales have been up; and sales have been down.
The Etsy platform itself is always changing. Some of the changes are good, others not so much.
Over the past couple years, my shops have been on the back burner. I did not want to deal with both shipping and supplies issues, so I took an extended break.
In 2022, I decided it was time to dive back into my jewelry business. Although my jewelry in now available in my standalone shop, I still maintain my presence on Etsy.
My current two shops are:
- DonKatChaJewelry – I sell handmade wire-wrapped and hammered rings in this shop.
- SolidGoldBodyJewelry – I sell handmade body jewelry hoops and retainers using solid gold wire here.
If you are interested in opening your own Etsy shop, use my referral link to receive 40 free listings (I will receive 40 free listings as well). Etsy charges $.20 to list an item, so this offer is worth $8.00 in Etsy listing fees. You can only use this offer to open a new Etsy shop. It will not work if your shop is already open.