It wasn't even jewelry! It was a small notepad where I changed the cover using some funky stock paper. I didn't stick to stationery. I tried a couple of things before the jewelry took off. I've come a long way!
If you've been reading this blog for a while then you know there were times where I was ready to throw in the towel. Many frustrations, changes on Etsy's site, people bitching about those changes (myself included) but I'm still here.
A lot of great things happened thanks to Etsy including making new friends, finding a local community to be a part of, blogging friends, and has helped ME become a better business person. I never thought I would have my own business and see my items sold in stores.
My first craft fair ever was with the Etsy NY team and I remember how excited I was when I sold my first item. I've already sold stuff online but never in person before. It was a pair of big red, plastic hoop earrings for $8.00. I was so stoked that someone wanted to give me cash for something I made!
So I'm still here, chugging along treating my Etsy shop as my main shop. I still have Storenvy and Aftcra but who am I kidding, Etsy is the bread winner for me.