Saturday, October 4, 2008

Make Me Over

This is the BEFORE photo of my etsy shop.

I love a good makeover, especially anything involving Trinny and Susannah. They always manage to blow me away with what they do. Take one dowdy lady in an ill fitting bra and nanna clothes, have a go at her fashion sense and then transform her into some kind of hot and sexy babe.

I am in the process of making over my etsy shop. It is in some serious need of sprucing up. I have been open for business for a while now, my banner is looking old and tired and I think the colourful backgrounds are overshadowing my products.

My brooches are all about the fabrics they are made from and that is what I want customers to focus on when they are looking around.

I have chosen a white textured background and have already started re-photographing and editing my brooch listings.

I am also hoping that a change of background might increase my chances of being picked for treasuries. I have already been in one treasury since the change, but I am not sure if the white background had anything to do with this.

Next on the agenda is a new banner and a re-working of my scarf and bag photos.

I will post an AFTER photo of the shop after the transformation is complete because a makeover is not a makeover without before and after shots.


Inklings and Imprints said...

I think your shop looks nice! I do see your point about the colorful backgrounds drawing away from what should be the focal point, however...

Jo (ruby-jo) said...

Thanks inklings and imprints, it's good to know I am on the right track.

Anonymous said...

Your shop is wonderful! I understand what you mean though, I am currently retaking pics on different backgrounds, and re-thinking my banner and avatar.

I think a revamp every now and again is a good thing...keeps it looking fresh.

Love Trinny and Susannah too ;)

Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

I have only been on etsy a few months, but I'd like to redo my banner and all my pics, too. My banner especially, needs some texture. Have fun with the do-over.

Jo (ruby-jo) said...

Thanks for your comments Chantond and Julie - it's much appreciated.