Sep 13, 2014

New Togs




I have been ambitious.  I have been making jewelry for years with the intention of selling it eventually.  I have been paying for an ArtFire shop since I got in on the ground floor and I had a really low locked in rate.  But it was a pain to even add my jewelry so of course I didn't.

I decided over Labor Day that this was going to be my year.  I opened up my new store, Shaiha Designs.  Next up was/is advertising and I couldn't think of better advertising then this blog.  Especially the huge fashion hop, Fall Fashionista, that I participate in twice a year is coming up in October.  And I will be sponsoring myself by giving away a gift certificate to my store.

As part of the advertising, I wanted to get my home away from, this blog, all prettied up.  So I found a template that I really like and set it up.  Isn't it pretty now?  And that wasn't just a rhetorical question.  I would really like to know what people think.  Is it easily readable?  Or do I still have it too cluttered?

Part of my housecleaning was finally setting up this blog with its own domain.  Notice the lack of the blogspace in the address?  My blog is no longer part of a huge apartment building but has its own home. Aw....room to grow.

6 comments:

  1. Your story sounds strangely familiar... except I am several years behind you :) Your new look is definitely clean and appealing, Shai... best of luck as you move ahead (brave new world!)

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    1. Thank you so much Monique. And you probably aren't that far behind me since I actually started making jewelry back in 2007. Just playing around but I fell in love with it.

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  2. Your blog looks great! It's very easy to use and not cluttered at all. Nice and clear how to navigate to your store or social media. Nice!

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    1. Thank you so much Ann! That's exactly the effect I was going for. It's so great to have it confirmed :)

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  3. wow! so nicely done! love the new shop and the new home for the blog!! I'm still trying to figure out how to break away from blogger and etsy. Just haven't had the time to do it - but your's is an inspiration!

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  4. I love the new look of your blog, and good luck with your shop! I am working on the same thing (shop).

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