Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Poll Results: The Best Sale

With the holidays quickly approaching it is time to start thinking about sales. They heavily influence where a customer makes their purchase. I conducted a brief poll of 211 participants with different "sale" options to see what was the most favored. Free shipping was the most popular with buy one get one free in a close second. Interesting results to keep in mind if you are a shop owner.

I recently started offering free global shipping for orders over $25 so it looks like I am heading in the right direction.

I hope these results are helpful to you, and be sure to check back next Tuesday for more poll results. If you have any suggestions for future poll results that you would like to see please feel free to leave a comment.

Thank you for reading,


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Poll Results: Shipping Turnaround Time

I conducted a survey with 168 participants regarding their desired turnaround times for their orders to be shipped. You can view the results in the above image, and below you can read some of their helpful comments:

"I understand that people don't always have time to ship immediately. So, the Tuesdays and Fridays option. (I'm used to 6 months long waits....)"

"I said other because usually artists have two jobs, a "regular" job and their artwork...if you balance out all of that and life in general, it comes down to when your next free day to go to the post office is :)

From a business stand point however, and given the way some customers can be absolutely horrible (if it arrives so much as one day later than what you said, they post nasty reviews all over the internet and tell their acquaintances not to buy from you, so on and so forth) I would say Tuesdays and Fridays."

"Well, a shipment asapc would be the best, and by ASAPC I mean "as soon as you possibly can", when you receive the payment etc.
If there is to be a delay, I'd like to know about it, I'd appreciate it!

I hope this was helpful :)"

"It depends if you pay for shipping. If shipping was free then i wouldn't mind waiting a week or two for it to be shipped, but if i had paid for shipping, especially if it was expensive, then i would expect it to be shipped the next day, or within a few days if it wasn't too expensive.
Hope i helped :)"

Thank you so much for reading. I hope these results were helpful to you. Be sure to check back next Tuesday for more poll results.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

What is 1337 Art?

1337 Art is a slang of the Internet language "leetspeak" where numbers are used in place of letters. The 1 is an L, the 3 is an E, and the 7 is a T. The translation: Elite. I design jewelry and accessories, and I want to show people that a piece of jewelry is not just a piece of jewelry - it's a work of art.

Art extends far beyond paintings and pictures. I cannot draw or paint, but I can make jewelry. The pieces I design are elite to my abilities. As you can see in some of my listings I also use words to bring the piece of jewelry to life.

Art is everywhere. The artwork you create is elite to your abilities.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Now Offering Free Shipping Worldwide

For orders over $25.00! With the holidays coming up I wanted to offer my customers something they can really take advantage of. So now when you place an order through either of my shops:


You will get free shipping if your order is over $25, after any applicable discounts. Your shipping charge will be refunded after your order is placed.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Are You in the Halloween Spirit Yet?

I'm a little too old for trick-or-treating, and too young to have kids of my own so what is left to do for fun? Hold a Halloween Party for adults perhaps?! I found some very tasty sounding recipes for different beverages that would be a great addition to any Halloween Party.

I can already see boring offices transformed into festive spooky fun, and something for the teenagers to get excited about. (imagine that!)

I hope these found recipes bring you some Halloween joy.

Bug Juice Smoothies
2 cups vanilla yogurt
2 large bananas, cut into chunks
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Gummy worms and/or gummy bugs
  1. Place all ingredients in blender, except for the candy. Cover and blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  2. Pour into 4 glasses.
  3. Serve immediately garnish with gummy worms or bugs.

Makes 4 servings.

Halloween Fizzy Punch

6 cups cold orange juice
1 (16-ounce) bottle cold lemon-lime soda
1 pint orange sherbet - divided use
  1. Place orange juice in a large pitcher.
  2. When ready to serve, stir in lemon-lime soda.
  3. Place 1/4 cup sherbet into 8 punch cups. Pour orange drink over sherbet and serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.

Hot Spiced Harvest Brew
3 cups boiling water
1 (6-ounce) package orange gelatin
4 cups boiling apple juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, stir boiling water with dry gelatin until completely dissolved. Stir in boiling apple juice and cinnamon.
  2. Serve hot with cinnamon sticks, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Mmm...Enjoy! And thank you for reading.

P.S. The pictured jewelry can be found at my Etsy Shop. The Jet and Topaz Moon Earrings are temporarily out of stock, and I will be getting another pair of those available this week.


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