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Fiery Fridays – 15.Oct.10

Fresh news from ArtFire this week …

  1. I gave my ArtFire Studio a re-organisation this week.  I changed my Sections to reflect my jewellery styles, such as Fantasy & Floral.   The sections were previously based on jewellery types, e.g. Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings and so on.   I prefer the cohesive look now, when the individual categories are viewed.  Anyone can still see all the rings or bracelets together by using the Search Bar within my Studio.  In keeping with the new sections, I’ve updated the Rapid Cart on this blog (see right).  I now have three separate carts, each featuring four products from a particular section. 
    Another new widget I’ve put in my Studio links back to this blog, showing all my Creative Space posts.  This will give Studio visitors a glimpse behind the scenes.
  2. The Handmade In Europe (HIE) Guild’s Halloween Game carries on till the end of  October.  Lots of fantastic prizes to be won, including a $15 voucher from my ArtFire shop.  See this post on the HIE blog for details.
  3. I found my work in several wonderful Collections this week, including:
    European Autumn by MadLook
    Rich and spectacular … by Arctida
    Have a Sweet Day! by LarimarLounge
    Beadweavers Whites by GoodQuillHunting
    Handmade in Europe by ArjasUni 
    Thanks to all the curators who featured my work! :)
  4. And last but certainly not least, the fantastic news that I WON!!! :D


More Fiery Fridays here.


A Woodland Choker

I made my first creation specifically for ArtFire this week, as part of the Handmade In Europe Guild’s monthly challenge.  This month had a Woodland theme and I used suede, wooden beads and glass flowers and leaves.

Available for sale in my ArtFire shop.

Fiery Fridays – Collections!

ArtFire Collections are a breeze to create!  Every single  listing on ArtFire now has an “Add to Collection” button, which places that item in a queue from which you can pick and choose which items will go in the Collection.  Once you have enough listings queued up you can start filling in your Collection by dragging and dropping.

Step 1 to creating a new Collection, a blank canvas with the collection queue on the right:

Step 2, dragging and dropping the listings:

One of the sweetest things about the new ArtFire Collections is what happens after you’ve created your ‘masterpiece’ … no need to worry about contacting all the featured members in the Collection because it’s taken care of by the system!  A default message with a link to the Collection is sent, or you can choose to personalise the message with your own text.

That is what I call user friendly! :)

My first Collection was created on Sunday, here are my other two:


More ArtFire news next week!

Fiery Fridays

My experience on ArtFire has been totally positive so far.  I added my ArtFire Kiosk to my Facebook business page without any problems.  With MyEtsy, I was restricted to having my Etsy shop on my profile page rather than my fanpage, although it is something that may have been resolved since I tried it last.

Another very positive thing I did this week was to join the Handmade In Europe Guild.  The team members are really helpful and have made me feel really welcome! :)

Here are some of the team members’ wonderful creations:

Featured shops:

KittyBallistic, BabsBeadsandDesign,