Sunday, February 28, 2010

Featered ETTEAM Seller ~ Lindesigns

Contributed by:  Heather of NiftyKnits

Lindi is a fellow Etteam member, and makes beautiful jewellery (although she no doubt spells it "jewelry"!) I know I've used these earrings with the honey bee in at least one treasury!

Quickies for starters:

Cats or dogs?

Dogs, of course! Unfortunately I'm currently dogless as I lost my sweet dalmatian a few months ago. But hope to adopt 1 or 2 dogs soon!

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars!!!!

Fruit or chocolate?

Chocolate - dark!

Favourite colour?


Favourite meal?

Hmm, I have to pick just one?
So far my favorite would be when we bought a roast chicken and potatoes at a French market added some fresh bread and cheese, fruits and pastries and made our own picnic in a nearby park - doesn't get any better than that! :)

City break or weekend in the country?

Since I live in the suburbs, I'd have to say a city break, preferably in Europe! :)

Soaps or documentaries?

Documentaries - although, I'll confess I occasionally watch a soap every so often.

Bath or shower?

Shower, but if I had a jacuzzi tub I would be in that everyday!

Now we’ve got you warmed up…

What brought you to Etsy? Tell us about your shop (or shops) Do you sell anywhere else?

I starting buying off Etsy in 2007 and decided it might be a good place to try my hand at selling some of my pieces. I spent months reading all the articles I could find on Etsy about opening/running a store/marketing and decided to go for it.

I started out with mainly jewelry and some photos, but have added some accessories lately.  I have not sold anywhere else yet, but plan to get
my website up and running soon!

What’s the favourite item you’ve made so far?

Any of the items in my Simply Silver Collection, but I like the hammered flower best!

What has been the most useful lesson you’ve learnt (about Etsy) so far?

Finding and joining a group with supportive participants

*Nifty nods in agreement* We love ETTEAM!

If you could start again, is there anything you’d do differently?

Maybe a different shop name...List and renew more often than I did in the beginning - I had no idea how important that was until recently!

How do you see your store developing?

Adding some accessories for men and women
Paring items down to what sells best and not doing too many 'one off' pieces

What have you been doing today that I’ve interrupted?

Making some fabric brooches and jewelry!

What’s your top marketing tip for today?

Go to Timothy Adam Design blogspot for a wealth of information on selling and driving traffic to your shop.

Thanks for that Lindi.


  1. Always great to see your work Lindi!

  2. Nice to see Lindi's beautiful work and read about her! The orange and bee earrings are gorgeous. Another great interview by Nifty. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wonderful interview as always, Heather! Lindi, those bee earrings are a favorite of mine. Lovely work and photography!

  4. Heather that was a fun intreview, Lindi what a beautiful shop, like the Bee earring to.
    Thanks for the tips

  5. Great interview! Lindi has bautiful items!


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