Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Online Shop is open - Twisted Thread and Hook

 I did it!  I finally opened my own shop on Etsy - Twisted Thread And Hook!  For the first time, I’m going to try to sell my crocheting creations.  I wanted it to do it for a few years now, but for a couple of reasons, it did not happen until now.
Firstly and mainly, I just didn’t think there will be a market for it..  The truth is, it takes a lot of time to hand-make things, so when at the end you put a price on it, it often sounds crazy to some people.
The second problem was and still is time.  I’m a mom to two wonderful kids and a wife to a great husband (who’s amazingly supportive of my crazy idea that is already taking a lot of my time).  Spending time as a family cannot ever be beat (though it could be enhanced if it involves some crocheting as well!).  In addition, I work full time.  I’m a software engineer for a major company and spend a lot of time in front of a computer.  I think that kind of pushed me to do more of the things that don’t require the logical side of the brain.  So in the end, there is not much time left for my hobby, but it is what I love to do and decided I need to find the time to do it.
So I decided to start small, but at the same time do something unique, eye-drawing and detailed, detailed, detailed.  I always drive myself crazy with details.  It takes me a while to come up with a final design because I’m very critical of what I make and I always think how can I make it better.  In the end, what I decided to do is jewelry and accessories made with fine thread.  Here’s a little preview of what I did.  For more, visit my Etsy store Twisted Thread And Hook.
It took me some time, but I found 2 threads I fell in love with.  One is very thin and has a slight shine to it which makes it perfect for making jewelry.  Here’s my favorite piece so far, a necklace using hairpin lace crocheting technique which I call “Broken wheel necklace”:

Mother-child heart necklace (inspired by my children) with matching earrings.  

The pieces that follow are made from a little thicker thread though still quite thin.  It has even more shine than the other one.  I really like the color blends this thread offers.  Here’s a necklace I made inspired by a vintage doily pattern published in a Polish crocheting magazine:

And a few hair pins that are perfect for little girls yet sophisticated enough for grown up women to wear as well.  They are inspired by my daughter and her love for butterflies.

I’m looking forward to the feedback I get on all you see here in my 1st blog(!) and my Etsy store.  

Thank you for visiting!

1 comment:

  1. Is this for your business? Don't worry about the market. Once your product reached the internet, there sure is a room for market. Since the shop is now live, you need to work out your connecting skills. By connecting, it means reaching your target customers. You just have to let people know that such product exists for them to buy. Your crochet products, it would sell, just work hard because you're just starting out. Utilize the email technique. Send links to your friends and ask them to pass it to their friends too. If you don't feel like asking, use the social media instead. Tweet about your product once in a while, or post many pictures on Facebook. There are many possibilities on the internet, try those!

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