It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since we first opened our shop on Etsy!
Nick says he already knew about Etsy and had been thinking about it but his cousin–in-law Aimee of Pancake and Lulu was the first person I can recall telling me about it and how she had just opened up her shop and we should too. We had a website that never really got much traffic. We actually still have the site as our Nicholas and Felice homepage that has links to our blogs and other stuff but it links to our Etsy shop for our jewelry.
To think that I didn’t even know what a shawl pin was back then! Things started out slowly but picked up a lot by the week before Christmas that first year on Etsy. It’s been a wonderful ride so far. According to the Craft Count top seller list we are the 8th top seller on Etsy for jewelry! Of course our numbers are so high partly because we have been doing this for 5 years and have been able to accumulate all those sales numbers.We are about to reach our 12,000th sale on Etsy very soon- knock on wood and every other good luck charm and juju totem necessary to keep the good luck going! Of course I never take any of our success for granted and am convinced each day that this could be the end and I’ll need to start applying for jobs at McDonalds any day. Every sale still makes me happy and temporarily relieved.
So THANK YOU ETSY and all our wonderful customers and friends!