Monday, February 20, 2012

58. Quilled Flower Magnets

This is my latest item. They are a set of 3 quilled paper magnets measuring 3x3 inches. The flowers are quilled the same way as my other flowers and then attached to a piece of matte board with magnets on the back. I am trying something new with selling these.

I have been watching a few auctions  They are rather entertaining and something I think is worth while to check out. I am going to have these magnets in an auction next Monday ( February 27). They will be in the handmade crafts auction that starts at 2 pm PST (5 pm EST). This is a link to the auction  The fee's they charge are a higher than Etsy but you only get charged if your item sells.  There is an open chat during the auction so it is a nice way to meet and talk to sellers and buyers, as well as answer any questions buyers may have about your item live. You also do not have to be present for the auction to sell an item. When you first join you can only sell one item at a time and as you earn a reputation you can sell more. While this is not really a way to sell a lot of things like my Etsy shop. Tophatter seems like a great place to get your name and items out there.  Even only selling an item once a week, it a few new eyes on your pieces and possibly some new buyers.  I will probably have another post mentioning this auction as well as a few twitter post. I recommend checking it out if you haven't already, even if it is just to see how the site works. The weekend bazaar auctions are nice, but be warned you should multitask while watching them you can easily loose your day watching the auctions.

Other than that I am working on the card set magnets and the snoopy piece. The flat parts of the snoopy piece are done and I can begin the actually quilling work. I will probably not work on it today but hopefully tomorrow. The flat pieces for the card magnets are also done, the diamond being finished already. I ran into some trouble with the heart so I need to make a new one, I might end up finishing that heart anyway and selling it as a misfit in my Etsy shop.  My plan is to finish these today and list them in my Etsy shop tomorrow. 

I also put a new photograph in my Society6 shop called "Crane."

Also sorry for the wall of text. I didn't thing I was going to write that much today.


  1. Best of luck with the auction! your magnets are so pretty!

  2. Very cute magnets!

    I have my first Tophatter auction today, I'm excited to see how it works out!

  3. Thank you.
    And good luck on your auctions. The site seems great and no real harm in listing, no one bids you don't loose money and still get eyes on your products and if it sells you might have a future customer.

  4. Thanks so much for this informative post. I'll bookmark that auction page.

    Happiness to all.