Monday, November 01, 2010

Dicope finds - Anasousa

Dicope finds Anasousa

Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m Anabel, an Argentinean living in Paris, France.

What first made you want to become an artist?

Well, I don’t consider myself as an artist… I feel more an artisan and I started to make creative stuff since I was a little girl. I went to an artistic-oriented school and I always loved to make my own accessories and garments. I think it was very natural for me start to developing my shop because of this.

Walk us through your typical workday

I work during the day as a export sales-administrative assistant… so as my work is a little bit monotone I use my mind to imagine what I’m going to make when I arrive home. At 18hs I’m ready to start with my crafty life and I try to make the most of my week to publish during the weekend all my works and new posts on my blog.

What's the hardest part about running your own business?

Publishing and describing pieces! I enjoy a lot making them and even taking photos but when I have to sit down and make the rest I feel a bit discouraged… I also enjoy packing and going to the post-office to say goodbye to my goodies.

What advice would you give to other artists ?

First and I think most important: be creative! Try to have a rhythm of work not to lose presence and clients (to publish with more frequency). Have at least more than 15 items on your shop and participate in teams (they help you and you help them). Don’t pass more time in front of the computer than creating…

How do you promote your work? Where else can we find you

I have a blog that I write at least once a week with news of my creations but also with other artist… a facebook page that allows me to connect with people who like handmade and want to receive my news and also a twitter account!/anasousa_etsy that helps me to be connected with other crafters and spread the word about my work.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

I don’t know, I’m very spontaneous and I don’t like to make plans over ten years… probably enjoy life the same way…

Have any favorite Etsy shops we should know about?




Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dicope finds - barretzz

Dicope finds barretzz !

Tell us a bit about yourself

I love to do things with my hands! if I look back I've been always doing something like drawing, cutting, woking with glass. I've been a crafter all my life.

What first made you want to become an artist?

I've studied architecture in Lima Peru, and some time after moved to the US to get a master degree, when the 2008 crisis hit I lost my job and started doing some shoes as a therapy for the stress of not having a job. After that my hobby became the source of my major income.

Walk us through your typical workday

I wake up early (I am a morning person) and start preparing myself to go to work - althought I work in my house, I like to have this little routine, so I feel I am 'on track' - I usually have breakfast reading emails and convos, promoting a little bit on Etsy and then I start with my orders.

I take a break for lunch and then go back to work. I try to stop at six in the afternoon but always end up working until nine or ten!

What's the hardest part about running your own business?

Definately having to do all by myself. I had to teach me to do marketing, taking pictures, improving my merchandise image (brand, logo, flyers etc). Besides working on my orders, I have to keep an eye for promoting, client satisfaction and client interaction.

What advice would you give to other artists ?

I will start with telling them to have a little faith in what you do. It is very difficult to get noticed out there. I was checking my stats, and I didn't get a single visit to my shop for the first two months! I had to work to get traffic to my shop!

This is a constant in this type of business, you have to work the extra mile to get noticed.

How do you promote your work? Where else can we find you ?

I started with a blog, then I decided to move to facebook. I have a fan page and a user page under the name of my store, so far it works. I have flickr and trunkt, and also a website of my own, that is under construction.

The best site so far is Etsy, but you have to relist every day to be noticed.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

Selling my product globally,in a large scale! with a staff that helps me!

Have any favorite Etsy shops we should know about?

I usually don't have time to look around, but there are this great artists in Etsy, it gets difficult to miss them. One of my favorites is yaelfran - she is in Argentina, and paigerussell - she is an artist that works with clay.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Christmas Gift Guides - Original & Cheap

Original and Cheap items for this Christmas , because we have to many friends and not so much money !!


        mohenz $11.00 USD     Destinysbabies $7.00 USD


     theboldbanana $8.00 USD     gamiworks   $5.00 USD


  MadeByMarta $10.00 USD        simbiosisbyjulia $7.00 USD


          Blushie   $5.50 USD       dicopebisuteria $10.00 USD

Sunday, October 03, 2010

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Handmade Trends - Gemstone Lovers

Gemstone Jewelry it's expensive but very successful and trendy!

Maykela $138.00 USD

crookedriverjewelry $60.00 USD

baublesforbellas $89.00 USD

xVELVETx $46.00 USD

almostsunday $18.00 USD

emilygrayjewels $151.73 USD

TheJewelryChateau $79.00 USD

DicopeBisuteria New Fall Collection

I'm happy to anounce our New Collection feature posts ! It's specially created for all the amaizing artists that create new items each season ! They deserve a place to be seen !!

Here's a few items of my new collection for my dicopebisuteria shop ^^