Habitual Habitat of the Amy

I kept reading advice columns for how to bring sales to your etsy shop, and one thing they all said is to get a blog.

I can't say this blog has boosted my etsy sales, but it has given me yet another outlet for talking about myself, and that can't be bad--can it?

The direct link to the Etsy shop is HERE

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Seeing Doubles

Today's Etsy relisting: Sparkly Christmas Bracelet

Since we're all done looking at the fringed tapestries I've made, I thought maybe we'd hop over to look at tapestries I've made multiples of, mostly because I've already photographed some of them. 

This is the second dragon pattern I came up with, and I'm pretty sure it was also from a bit of clip art; good inspiration, those.  I made the blue one first--way first, actually.  I'd say it was the second tapestry I've ever made, but I don't know if that's counting the long boat or not.

I liked the pattern because it is compact with little empty space, it's got plenty of colors and textures for me to play with, and it's, well, frankly its awesome.

The green one I made at my after-college job, making this the very first pattern  I ever duplicated.  I don't really like the colors I used for the green dragon quite as much, but I was limited by what I had (and the fact that the local bead store resents greens), so it has some odd details. Like the fact that I used gray for the darkest parts; what was I thinking?

I figured it all out with the red dragon, though. I thought I was making that one to sell on Etsy, but I could never bring myself to part with it.  I keep thinking maybe I'll make a second identical red one, but I don't have any more of the beads I used in the background, which makes it rather difficult.  I can get more, of course, but it's a silly thing to do when I've already got a million (five) different off-white colors--but none of them are the same size, so I'm worried using one of them will make the edges less-than-straight.

  Here are their detailed shots:

I think I like the red one best. I don't know how I imagined I'd be able to part with it if it sold.  But then, at the rate things sell from my shop, I probably wouldn't have to worry about it, anyway.

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