Central Florida Etsians

Central Florida Etsians is an official Etsy team where Artists and Crafters in Central Florida can come together to work as a team, to gain more exposure for Central Florida Etsy shops, and support each other on a business and social level.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bead Lovers Korner On Etsy

Bead Lovers Korner LLC is a fabulous Etsy shop where you will find jewelry and accesory items created with beads and various other jewelry findings. In addition to wonderful jewelry, Bead Lovers Korner LLC also sells beads, clasps and findings. Bead Lovers Korner LLC is also an authorized seller for Carlo Biagi Jewelry and Landmark Travel Beads which are compatible with Pandora, Troll, and other European style chains.

What I noticed first about this Etsy shop is not only does this shop have a really nice shop banner creatively showing the name of the shop, Bead Lovers Korner LLC has a gorgeous handcrafted jewelry selection illustrated in excellent photographs showing every wonderful detail!

When I spoke to Gari Anne the owner of Bead Lovers Korner LLC I found out how she got her start on Etsy.  Gari Anne stated, "Over the years I had many people tell me that I should sell on Etsy, but at the time I was working a full time job and then managing the Ebay and website sales when I got home, so never looked into Etsy. Then about a year an a half ago I had an incident on Ebay that caused my sales to drop dramatically so I opened an Etsy shop to sell my handmade items and also to be in another location on the web." 

Gari Anne runs Bead Lovers Korner LLC as her full time job and when I asked her what inspires her and where do you get your ideas from she replied, "I am half whacked and always have been, so sometimes I just come up with hair brained ideas and images in my mind. In the past year though I have noticed that challenges from Teams and the Etsy marketing plans will help me to think creatively about what I have and how I can put something together that fits that scheme. I give thanks to my Higher Power for most of my inspirations!"

The top selling item in this shop are Landmark Beads because they are highly detailed 3-D replicas of the coolest spots in the world. They have a large 5mm smooth hole which makes them compatible with all the major brands of European style bracelets today. 

While discussing jewelry items that she especially enjoyed working on, Gari Anne said that several years ago when all the huricanes came through Central Florida and power was out for many days, her husband set her up with flashlights (some really cool big ones that were kind of like lamps, with rechargeable batteries) and she made a bunch of items including this necklace:

Bead Lovers Korner LLC has a wonderful internet prescence and can be found in the following locations:

Web: www.beadloverskorner.com
Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/beadloverskorner
Ebay: stores.ebay.com/Bead-Lovers-Korner
Facebook: www.facebook.com/beadloverskorner
Twitter: www.twitter.com/beadlovers
Pinterest: pinterest.com/beadlovers/
Blog: beadloverskorner.blogspot.com

Gari Anne's words of wisdom for readers who are considering opening a shop on Etsy...

"You have to be determined to succeed. Which means you have to learn and read about all the ways to get found and noticed. List, renew, reshoot, learn marketing ideas, stay focussed, be active in teams, read Etsy blogs and marketing plans, etc. It seems that my whole being is all wrapped up in my busness 24/7. When something doesn't work, try a new idea! List and they will buy!"


Rayvenwoodmanor said...

I just think the photography in this shop is amazing!

Gari Anne said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful write up!

gabriela diana goddessOf InYourBones said...

it is a dreamy shop. Thank you for letting us take a peek into her shop.