Seller Highlight: Grace / LoandCicero

As part of our run-up to the Etsy Christmas pop-up shop at the end of this month, we’d like to introduce some of our sellers to you. We asked them a few questions about their shop, how they became an Etsy seller and their golden tips for online success!

This episode: Grace from LoandCicero!

Grace sells beautiful handmade fine jewellery, all designed and crafted by herself. She makes her unique and cruelty free pieces by using fair-trade and recycled Sterling Silver, Fine Silver pendants, Rough Diamonds, Semi Precious Stones and Sterling Silver findings.

How did you choose your shop name?

It is named after my Pug and French Bulldog 🙂

How did you decide to be an Etsy Seller?

I needed a great selling platform that was easy for both the seller (me!) and the customer. Etsy allows you to create a brilliant little self contained shop that can be easily managed and allows the customers to easily navigate a purchase and then leave (the all important) feedback!

What do you love most about your products?

I’m fascinated by natural stones and rocks so I love working with semiprecious beads and rough diamonds. I think my favourite thing about my jewellery is that it can be worn for all occasions, I wear my bracelets all day long, casual enough for during the day, but classy enough to complement a beautiful evening outfit.

What have been your biggest challenges in running an Etsy Shop?

Trying to increase traffic and sales without spending a lot of money on promoted listings which don’t always result in a sale. And getting customers to return (after the allocated waiting period) and leave feedback!

What are your best tips for running an Etsy shop?

Have another way of promoting your shop, preferably on a social media platform like Facebook, where you can regularly post shop updates and offers etc and direct traffic to your Etsy shop.

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Come meet Grace, and our other sellers at the Fountain Inn, 12 Regent Street, Cambridge!

29th November 2014: 11:00 – 20:00

30th November 2014: 11:00 – 20:00

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yvettebessels

Hi - my name's Yvette! Originally from the Netherlands, I am a kind, lively and laid-back person with a can-do attitude. Together with my husband Sean, we have moved from the Netherlands to Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK), Leamington Spa (UK), Sheffield (UK), Sydney (Australia), back to the Netherlands, to Dusseldorf (Germany), Cambridge (UK), Frankfurt (Germany and now Toronto (Canada) in the last 9 years. And no, I don't think this is our final stop either! I have learned most of my photographic craft whilst at Art college (quite a few years back), from the two portrait studio jobs I held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and from assisting fine art dealer Linus Carr in Warwick. Even though I still own and use my digital camera, I mainly shoot on medium format Black and White film, using a Rolleiflex TLR. As I become more and more fascinated with old photography techniques, I started shooting wet plates in 2013. You can see some of my work on www.yvettebessels.com As anyone who has visited my shop 1000crows.com or '1000crowsVintage' on Etsy may attest to, I am a big fan of carboots / charity shops as well as vintage fairs, garage sales, auctions ..... you get the idea - and my house is slowly filling up with beautiful random things - some of which I sell online, and some of which I will hoard for a while. x

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