Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Bit of Paris - Curated by Vamp

My latest collection on Artfire. Inspired by springtime. Spring is the beginning of new life, nature renews itself, love blooms and when I think of spring, romance & love, I think of Paris.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vamp's Hand Picked Collections

This is one of my collections I created on Artfire of other artisans handmade work. It has a gothic vampire theme to it :) To see all my other collections I've created with different themes go here

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shop Jewelry By Vamp

Jewelry By Vamp Artfire Studio Rapid Cart

You can shop right from this Rapid Cart for any of my jewelry pieces you like, safe and secure. All transactions on Rapid Cart are secured by 256 bit high grade encryption to keep information entered private. No Artfire Account needed. Pay with Paypal using any credit card you wish. By refreshing your browser window you get to see other jewelry items available in my studio for purchase.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Earring Hooks/Ear Wire Jewelry Findings

Earring Hooks/Ear Wire Jewelry Findings

There are many types of earring hooks to use in your earring designs. The four main ones that I like to use are French Style ear wires, Sheppard's Hook ear wires, Leverback ear wires and Kidney Shaped ear wires both short and elongated style kidney shape ear wires.

The most popular is the french/sheppard's hook, for it's ease of wear & look. The lever back earring wire is used for lots of Victorian style earrings and more expensive earring due to them being very secure. The kidney shapped style earring wire is also very secure.

These types of ear wire hooks come in all sorts of colors and metals. I mostly use hypoallergenic ear wires or sterling silver. I like to use antiqued bronze, antiqued gold, antiqued silver, silver plated, sterling silver, goldtone, copper & gunmetal.

When designing a pair of earrings think about the look you want your earrings to display - demure, sexy, fun, classy, gothic, vintage, heirloom, all can be done with the right ear wire hooks.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Top 10 Selling Venues

Top 10 Selling Venues

Do you ever wonder where you should list your products online and get good traffic? We all know Ebay is the number 1 place people like to list items and go shopping so it's no wonder it is at the top of this list.

For handmade items Etsy comes in tops although I really do like Artfire much better. Artfire is a new and growing marketplace and I believe it will gain in popularity with time.

Rank Site Traffic

1 ebay 11 64.2M

2 etsy 218 5.8M

3 zazzle 250 5.3M

4 cafepress 267 5.06M

5 ecrater 1,435 1.3M

6 bigcartel 2,097 887k

7 bonanzle 2,318 808k

8 rubylane 3,294 578k Blog

9 redbubble 3,930 484k

10 artfire 4,434 434k Site

To see the full list go here


New Jewelry Blog

New Jewelry Blog

Welcome to my brand new jewelry blog, where I will be showcasing my handcrafted designs in jewelry. Jewelry with a Gothic Victorian Rock influence.

I will also showcase other jewelry and jewelry related things.

My handcrafted jewelry can be seen at my boutique Mystic Rock Boutique & also on Arfire.