I joined Etsy on May 15, 2008 on a fluke because a friend of mine, through LiveJournal, introduced me to the site by showing me a few pieces of jewelry in her Sykin's One Stop Twilight Shop. Missie is a complete Twilight/Harry Potter/Hanson fan, lol. She has now opened up a second shop called Sykin's Overstock Shop which has a ton of beads and jewelry related items (non twilight related).
I would love to get into the jewelry making business but I honestly don't have the time, nor money. So I do the next best thing. I LOVE TO SCRAPBOOK! I made my sons birth announcement weeks before he arrived and absolutely adore how it came out, and so did my friends and family! So with this thought I decided that hey, I buy a license through the scrapbook site and then I can actually get paid for doing something I adore so much. So far I've bought two licenses and kits to use in my business, but unfortunately they haven't hit of as well as I had hoped. But I do not distress! I still adore making them and maybe I will be discovered by a mother who would love to have one of my designs as her announcement of her pride and joy into the world. My baby birth announcement cards currently sell for $8.00 for a set of 15.
I've also made other things besides my birth announcement cards. I've made the new Pocket Resume. This is a great item that is the size of a standard business card and can be kept with you at all times while you're job hunting. There is a section for your personal information, 4 jobs, high school, college, technical school, and 3 references. Made from durable card stock paper, inside from premium cotton resume paper and kept closed with magnets. The front cover can be personalized with your initials or the word Resume and you have a variety of different backgrounds available to choose from. This sales for only $4.50 in my store!
I do take custom orders so please message me and I can see what I can do!