March 20, 2011

I'm Just Saying...

So, this morning I was trudging around Etsy, my least favorite place, looking for assorted Picasso flower beads. I found a shop with lots of great stuff I wanted. But then I saw this: $10 minimum purchase required.


So I went into her policies and sure enough! $10 minimum purchase. Well, after all, she has kids and pets to feed, don't you know! What? Seriously? Maybe she needs to hock some of her hamsters. What a turn off. I immediately removed her from my favorites.

People of Earth! Do not "demand" a minimum purchase! It's a turn off. Come on, use your brains. That's like saying: "Hey, will you go out with me? And if you do, I demand sex afterwords." Again...what??

If you want to get on my good side try rubbing me the right way. A little, "hey baby, you rub my back and I'll rub yours" will get you a lot farther!

Do you want higher sales? How about you offer a small and affordable free gift to get that minimum up there! I would have been a lot happier to see that, and I wouldn't have really cared what it was, because it was free, and it was offered to me as a courtesy. It wasn't a demand. I much prefer to hand out my hard earned money to those who do not have their hand in my face.

I'm just saying.

Edited to add: Althought I have been told this is against Etsy's TOU to require a minimum purchase, I have yet to find it in the labyrinth of blather on their site. And no, I do not know if blather is a real word or not.

March 05, 2011

Introducing....Metal Amore!

After some deliberation and many cups of coffee I've decided to split up my glass business from my metal stamping. And with that I'd love to introduce to you - Metal Amore.

Metal Amore will be the new home for all my metal stamping designs, as well as my wire wrapping jewelry and goodies. So if it contains metal it can be found at Metal Amore. And over the next month or so I'll be relocating my metal items from GlasstasticTreasures to Metal Amore.

As you know, I've been having a BLAST with my metal stamping. It's really been an inspiration to me and has brought me a lot of joy this long cold cold winter! Take a peek at what I've been up to. I'd love to hear what you think.

Celebrate Nature - My favorite piece yet

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