Sunday, 25 May 2008
Take a look yourself!
Saturday, 24 May 2008
Lee from Kilncare is now watching over the kiln/technical bit for us so all your kiln related queries will get answered by an industry leader!
With all the hubbub with the dichroic glass website i've not forgotten either my dichroic jewellery website or ebay shop!
I've added lots more dichroic bangles...and more are coming over the next few days. I'm also adding lots of new dichroic ranges too-so think on!
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Saturday, 17 May 2008
My feedback doubled in one fell swoop! Another new addition is the fact that the negatives and neutrals are now linked....you can click on 'em and have a snoop why the customer left the negative score. It's actually quite funny!....Also check out other people's feedback, you can see the seller who previously were attacking customers with negs and also telling complete lies about them!....Maybe they're a good thing?..Well maybe not but they're a good laugh at least!
Friday, 16 May 2008
The new site will be packed with news and info relating to all things glassy-with the emphasis on glass fusing! They'll be a tutorials section as well as forum to swap all of your tricks and know-how. A new links section is being added to get the details of your crafts out there an there'll be a website of the week, in which we'll spotlight an artist, supplier or resource website. Check out www.dichroicglass.co.uk early next week!
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
I sell a lot through ebay as I repeat...well, repeatedly. This changes have affected me heavily as they have everyone selling either dichroic glass jewellery and other handcrafted goods-to the point that a lot of sellers have simply abandoned ebay altogether.
What ebay don't seem to grasp is that those who sell on ebay also buy via ebay-I myself, buy a lot of findings etc on ebay simply out of conveinience. As the sellers have packed up shop, this in turn has had a knock-on affect on our sellers all noticing a slump in sales.
A few months back, Ebay announced the restoration of visibility to the US and Canadian markets via ebay.co.uk. This change will have a similar affect in reverse on ebay.com. This means that items placed on auction on the UK version of ebay will be advertised on ebay.com also...for a fee of course! This change couldn't come soon enough for me as before the drop in visibility ,I was regularly posting 3-4 items to the US daily, after the change 2-3 per week.
Ebay have now also announced that this summer, the gallery listing-the picture that appears on the auction listing will be free , all summer!
This is unprecedented for ebay, and I can only assume it's due to the amount of people no longer bothering with auctioning item, coupled with people's strained finances at the moment.
Hopefully this incentive to list, along with access to overseas buyers will restore people's faith in ebay-myself included.
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Tracy kindly let me showcase her fabulous work on the site-it's first feature! I went to Tracey first because I was so impressed with the uniqueness and quality of her beautiful dichroic glass jewellery!
I'm sure you'll agree how amazing her work is-well worth a look!
Monday, 12 May 2008
The British summer last approximately 23 minutes so i'm making the most of it while I can! Having a few kilns in my living room, it can feel a little stiffling in this heat!
I'm gathering news stories for Dichroicglass.co.uk and i'm testing as we speak so hopefully it'll be live and kicking in the next week or so. I'm also beefing up GlassKanvas.com. I offer wholesale dichroic glass jewellery accounts so get in touch if you're interested.
Ebay is picking up nicely again now. I've been mulling leaving it for a while. Although prices have come down I think that's largely down to changes that haven't had an effect yet. I've met a lot of lovely people via ebay so it'd be a shame to loose contact with them, I will keep a presence there even if it is reduced. While it's true some fellow sellers can be a little aggressive, most are lovely and I enjoy reaching out to them through this blog....Although one cheeky blighter writes all over the internet criticising plagiarism yet got the know-how on how to make their latest ranges from this blog! ....If they're shooting at you, you must be doing something right!
Saturday, 10 May 2008
Here's a few from my sundrop dichroic pendant range. These are all based on transluscent art glass-very summery! You can get one for every outfit...please!
As well as my ebay site which is my sale site, my website also offers wholesale dichroic glass accounts for resellers so just get in touch!
Friday, 9 May 2008
When the droan starts I normally put my ipod on to drown out the noise. One podcast I listen to regularly is Craftcast. It's a multi-discipline crafts show I download to tunes and is great for ideas and resources. It deals with so many fields that you're sure to pick up inspiration for your next venture. It's also good to reach out to the craft community from time to time.
With that in mind....stay tuned for a very special announcement from me and incywincy crafts about a brand new website for the craft community starting very soon!
I really must slow down with these websites!!
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
British weather is a marvellous thing. One second it feels like we're in suburban Antarctic, the next it feels like the Algarve!
The sun is currently cracking the flags and everyone is out an about- hence no-one staying at home buying things from me!- Seriously, it's tragic!
I always notice a downturn in sales when it's sunny so i'm not too concerned-I'm enjoying the weather too much myself!
I'm busy adding to my website and getting things together for a bit of a relaunch. My main sales avenue is ebay and to be fair the whole site is fast going down the drain! So i'm going to concentrate on that -plus the new website!
At the moment i'm doing quite chunky designs with textured dichroic glass. It can be quite a pain using ths type of glass as the clear top you add can pull in, ruining the piece. Conveniently though, i've already done a how-to for the new site so it'll be easy for beginners to tackle using this glass after they read that....if they want. Not that i'm pressuring anyone or anything.
I'm also starting to reintroduce dichroic 'slider' pendants. These pieces are fused with a hole near the top so they'll 'slide' right onto chain etc. They're probably my favourite pieces as they're so thick and full of depth. The finished result can be so random after fusing! I get quite a few questions about these so i'll add a how-to on these to the site as well.
Anyway-it's too blooming nice to be stuck indoors next to the kiln so i'm going far a walk!