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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Avast Ye Landlubbers!

I know we've already seen this one, but now it's actually getting posted, so I figured I'd talk about it again--there's always something to talk about with pirates, after all.

Actually, I thought I'd talk about production today.  I know it seems like I make something new every day, but we're actually on a delay here, as I'd had my Etsy shop for several months before I started this blog, so we've plenty of back items.

The truth is that I can only bead for two to three hours a day or various parts of me begin to hurt--usually my fingers/wrists, but occasionally my back.  My speed is such that I can make a bracelet in a day, but the tapestries take significantly longer.

I was very curious how much I beaded in a day and started keeping track. At first it was just the number of rows completed, but that wasn't really very informative since all my tapestries have different widths, so I started counting the exact number of beads I sewed on in a day.  My number chart got messed up for this particular tapestry, but I can tell you that on the fourth day of making my Airship Beaded Tapestry I did 893 beads--and that I averaged 800 beads per day for that whole tapestry. 

However, for the second Luna Moth Beaded Tapestry, I did closer to 900 beads a day--probably because I was pushing the time limit, although what I listen to/watch affects my speed as well.  At a glance I generally do 700-800 beads per day, which isn't bad, even if not being able to do more means I'll never get rich selling things.

"Selling things" ha. as if.

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