Friday, August 22, 2014

Where does the time go??

I just realized I haven't posted on here in almost a month.  Thats because my camera phone is on the fritz and pictures have been shoddy.  But there is good news.

I got a professional to come out and shoot for me the whole set.  2 and a half hours of pictures.  With lights, and professional digital camera, the works.  Now i am going through the process of editing and stamping them all with the kanzashi temple logo. 

I haven't heard much from my webdeveloper friend, he's been pretty busy, and I have been as well.

I am not adding new pieces to the Etsy stop, but new made to order listings.  By building up a variety of examples, I hope to build a different kind of business there in which I sell only custom orders and made to order, instead of paying for stock pieces that don't move.  Those I am sending to storenvy.  With all new photos, and a new website, a new face book store integration, that matches the blog.  Its a complicated network, but worth it to finially have a logo or theme i can stick with.

I will also be changing the etsy site name from lilyashes to kanzashi temple.  But i wont activate that until I get closer to opening the Storenvy site.

Monday, August 4, 2014



I am working with a web developer friend of mine to get the Storenvy shop open and looking beautiful.  I am still keeping Etsy but will no longer be pointed at it.  It, along with all pre-made merchandise, will be moved to the custom built site. Etsy will remain open for made to order and custom items.  I might keep a piece or two in there, but most everything will be  moved to Storenvy.  I won't be opening until middle of september, so I can do a major relaunch with new photos on the new phone.

And my friend is so wonderful, he's even going to look at the blog for me.  Because I am a css and html and ruby and liquid dummy.

I am currently working on different kind of kanzashi like barrettes in different sizes with the snowflake design.  I am also working with a new technique of satin kanzashi to bring that back into the store.  If I can master this hot glue technique without burning the hell out of my fingers (which has happened. A lot.) then I can really expand the inventory selection.  Headbands, barrettes, broaches, etc. would all be nice. 

So with all that said, I am hard at work but it will be a while before any new listings come up.  Keep checking here and on my Facebook feed for examples of the upcoming products.  I had a few up already.