Now that Christmas if over, I took a little time to get the photos of my latest scarf creations up on Etsy! Yay!
I am loving making the reversible scarves. Check out the extra photos of these beauties and you will see what I mean.
I already have photos for two more new scarves coming onto Etsy soon.
Also, vintage brooches will soon be added to the buying options! I just collected some beauties for the Etsy shop. I hope you will check out my Etsy Store, like it, and share. I intend to keep it stocked from now on!!!
Making scarves is so much more fun now that I am making them reversible. I just made a couple mini scarves that have the reversible quality I find so exciting. Below is a slide show of the scarves and some of the looks that can be achieved with each.
First the fuchsia, garnet, lavender, and purple mini scarf. All these looks are created with one 4 way reversible scarf.
Next the aqua, blue, mint, and green mini 4 way reversible scarf.
I have to admit, too, I have sort of fallen in love with brooches since I have begun making mini scarves. I think it all started when friend asked me to make a smaller scarf for her, that would go well with an heirloom brooch she owned. I loved playing around with the colors to create something which would highlight the brooch as well as being beautiful itself.
These gorgeous and stylish mini scarves, made from the very soft merino wool and silk, will be selling for $95.00 each. I will be selling brooches as well. These will soon be on my Etsy site: micheleballantyne.etsy.com
It turns out I am not supposed to have things featured on Etsy which are already in a store. I can rotate things out of the store and onto Etsy, but not have them in both places at once. Also, the appropriate etiquette is to price things similarly on my Etsy store as they are priced in the retail stores so as not to undercut the retailers carrying my goods. That makes sense I suppose. There is more work to putting things on Etsy too, rather than just handing them to my sis to set up in her store. So there is some time involved that I would get paid for this way.
I still have workshops, though, where people can learn to make their own custom made scarves for a very reasonable fee, so that’s great; or even come over and together we will custom make something for the cost of a workshop. That would be fun too. There are lots of ways to make things work! I do have a workshop coming up on December 8th, from 11am to 6pm, which has an opening if someone would like to register for it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
So this is the only item I have on Etsy right now, because it is not in the store yet. It will be soon, though, if someone doesn’t buy it from me first, either through Etsy, or directly if you live here and know me.
The scarves I’ve been showing here are now on Etsy as well as at the Corvallis Art’s Center. I can sell them less expensively online because Etsy does not take half like the Art’s Center does. If you are interested, you can visit Etsy by clicking HERE. The three scarves I made are priced at $95.00 on Etsy instead of $180.00. More coming as I get them posted . . .
This scarf was inspired by the colors in The Hobbit movies! I love the gold and browns and blues that seem to be consistent in so many of the scenes. And once I finished the scarf I felt it had taken on a very aquatic theme with the blues and shadows and hints of little golden fishes swimming around.
This wrap/scarf sold to a prominent judge in the Portland area. Thank you for appreciating my work!!!