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A few days ago Etsy announced a change to its pricing structure. It will now charge 5% commission instead of 3.5% on items sold, and unlike before, that 5% will also be applied to shipping costs. Applying the commission fees to shipping has a lot of sellers crying foul. In order to make this easier to swallow, they also announced the release Read more…

Abracadabra

While working to improve upon my jewelry design skills, I am finding myself discontent with items I made as a novice. Some pieces are slated for complete disassembly. Others, like the Steampunk earrings that are the subject of this post, are being transformed using my newfound skills. Abracadabra! If only it were that easy. Before Transformation These Steampunk key earrings started life Read more…

Before / After

It has been a long time since I endeavored to learn a new creative process. Or even had a moment to indulge my creative side. A Masters in Accounting, starting the new business – Brass Tax Services – and a beautiful relationship that still feels fresh after almost two years of marriage, left no space or interest in my brain for such Read more…

Beaded Suncatchers

Again, I’ve been away from this blog far too long. It’s tax season and that’s my day job. But it hasn’t been all work all the time. Even when I’m too tired to do much else, my brain doesn’t feel drained at all when I turn my attention to my beaded projects. The newest endeavors are beaded sun catchers. Beaded Sun Catchers Read more…

Authenticity in Your Online Business

Starting a new online business is often a crash course in how to provide the best products or services, how to do marketing, how to utilize social media, and how to master webpage creation and maintenance – simultaneously. Whew! The amount of information is simply overwhelming. It is easy to lose sight of what you love about your business, and why you Read more…

My Etsy Shop, bijoubeadboutique is filled with the products of my hobby: creating with beads. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and anklets – I revel in creating pretty things. (In a previous life, I was immersed in quilting.) Much of the allure of these hobbies is the opportunity to play with color. Jewel tones are my favorite, but all colors have wonderful potential. Recently, Read more…

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