They’ve had a good run, but I’m discontinuing my map cuff bracelet line. (This was the first map jewelry item I offered, back in 2009!) I’m holding a clearance sale on this style..the remaining in-stock map cuff bracelets are being offered for just $19, and there’s still some good cities left! (Austin, San Francisco, Richmond, Orlando, etc.) Once they’re gone, that’s it! I might add a new map bracelet line later, but definitely not before the upcoming holidays. Get ’em here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/VictoriaCampDesigns?section_id=5585826
Oh my – I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my sale with Fab.com!
When my sale started, I’d created half of the available inventory up front so that it would be ready-to-ship upon purchase, and the other half was made-to-order. I was able to send my first big shipment the day after my sale ended, and sent the second shipment less than a week later. As of early last week, all of the merchandise has been received at their warehouse, which means it should be in most customers’ hands by now! Hooray!
It’s sort of funny that no matter how much prep work you do, once the sale starts, it’s still a (happy) whirlwind! I thought it might be nice to share a few ‘behind the scenes’ photos from my sale event with you..
I took the above photo before I got started. I used almost all of these lockets for my sale. Doesn’t it look so daunting?! I spent a an entire month preparing the inventory for my sale, before it went live.
Work in progress photo above, with a collection of large map heart lockets towards the front, and tiny constellation lockets amassing in the back…
An army of Orion’s.. I painted each constellation type in groups. There were 14 all together – the 12 zodiac constellations, plus Orion and Ursa Major (Big Dipper.)
My sale event was 3 days long, and I could hardly sleep the night before it started; I was so excited! I joked with my mom (who lives 3,000 miles away) that I spent all 3 days just staring at my computer, watching the ‘sold items’ number increase. She would routinely check in with me by email, asking, “What’s the current number?” We both got a kick out of watching the little red “sold out” flag appear on the item styles.
The morning after the sale ended, I had the final item numbers and could begin gathering all of the ready-to-ship pieces for the first warehouse shipment! At this point, I was feeling pretty thankful that I had already packaged and labeled each item individually. It saved a LOT of time later on.. time which I now needed to finish up the made-to-order items! The box for the first shipment was so large, I just had to take a photo of it next to my “floor manager,” Butters, for comparison. I think he was disappointed that the box did not contain any treats for him. Sorry, Butters!
Once the first shipment was on it’s way to Fab, I resumed work on the items for the second shipment. The first designs I needed to get started on were the Tiny Initial Notebook Locket Necklaces, since the finish on them needed adequate drying time before heading off to the customers. The above photo is one of my favorites, because you can see all the various letters in the font design – so much fun! (I offer these in two different fonts, and with one or two letters, on my website.)
The second item style I needed to complete were the small heart map locket necklaces. I offered 15 different cities for the sale event, and made sure to double and triple check the quantity of each city that sold. The most popular cities were Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Orleans. (The first two didn’t surprise me – although the third one did!) San Francisco has always been one of the popular locations. Can’t say I blame you guys, as I do live in the Bay Area myself!
An overhead view..I still can’t get over this! I’ve never seen so many map lockets on my table at one time! This photo didn’t even include the lockets that I’d completed earlier. Crazy.
Five days later, and the second (and final) shipment is ready to go! *whew!*
I spent the week after the sale trying to relax a little bit, and working on custom orders. This week I am back to what is a little more “normal,” and have finally had some time to work on new designs.
Hope everyone is having a great March!
I promised you last weekend that I would come back here and tell you the fun news this weekend..
Well, here it is – I’m having a sale event on Fab.com!
It’s a 3-day sale, and I’m offering my Hand Painted Tiny Constellation Locket Necklaces, my Personalized Initial Notebook Locket Necklaces, and a variety of small and large Antique Map Heart Locket Necklaces. Go check out the sale here: http://fab.com/sale/18016
The sale runs until 8amPST on Wednesday morning, but I expect some styles may sell out before then.
One of my favorites, and a highly popular item – the California Map Heart Locket, is also included in the sale. You can find that one here: http://fab.com/sale/18016/product/339689/
Please keep in mind that I think the links will only be active until the sale ends. I’ll try to remember to update this page after it’s over so no one is confused.
Happy Weekend! :)
Sort of a “drive-by” post today! This image says it best..
That’s right, I’m having a holiday sale! You can purchase items in my shop on Etsy, or through my website. On Etsy, enter the coupon code in the “coupons” box in the checkout screen. On my website, write the coupon code in the “add note to seller” box in the checkout process, and I’ll refund the discount to you. This will be my ONLY sale for the holidays, so if there’s something you wanted, now is the time to purchase with a discount. The sale ends Monday, November 26th at midnight.
Despite the photograph, the sale is not just on map jewelry, of course! The discount applies to any item, with the exception of Gift Certificates. I have two coupon codes for you to use:
Buy 1 item: Get 10% off when you enter the coupon code 10OFFONE in the checkout screen.
Buy 2 or more items: Get 20% off when you enter the coupon code 20OFFTWO in the checkout screen.
Yes, this sale applies to bridal/special occasion jewelry as well!
One more piece of news – I hadn’t gotten a chance to post this earlier, but my hand painted tiny constellation locket necklaces are in Etsy’s holiday gift guide: Editor’s Picks: Personalized Gifts. I took a screen capture from the website:
Pretty awesome, right?
You can order your own constellation locket through my website: http://www.victoriacamp.com/jewelry-necklaces.html I currently (as of Nov. 25th) have at least one of each constellation made and ready to ship, so the turnaround time isn’t quite as long as stated at this moment.
Time to get back to work .. enjoy the rest of the weekend!
I am excited to announce that I have reached a milestone – 1000 sales in my shop on Etsy! I am so thrilled and grateful for all of your support in helping me reach 4-digits, and wanted to celebrate with you!
Now through Sunday May 13th, I’m holding a shop-wide sale for 10% off any purchase. The discount has already been applied to the listings, so there’s no need to use a coupon code or anything else.
I’m also holding a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to my store! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and let me know which of my designs is your favorite. It can be something you have already purchased, or something you would like to own! I’ll use Random.org to choose a winner at random from all of the entries. Leave your comment on this post before
Monday May 14th at 11pmPST. Comment entries are now completed for this giveaway. Thanks to all who participated! The winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday the 15th and will be announced here!
Now it’s time to hold a sweet little celebration of my own..with a pint of my favorite gelato on this gorgeous sunny day! :)
The winning number has been selected! Congrats, Lillea!
Have you left your heart in San Francisco? Or perhaps another city across the globe?
This morning I listed two new map locket necklaces – San Francisco and Boston – which got me thinking about my past California travels and the road I took to get here. I felt like sharing a little bit of my history with you, so here it is!
I think it’s safe to say I left my heart in San Francisco, and came back to recover it years later. As a young child growing up in New Hampshire, I’d been out to the California bay area a couple times to visit our grandmother in Santa Cruz and aunts/uncles around the bay. This was always a big adventure, as we had to travel over 3000 miles to get there! One of my favorite memories was the year my older sister and I flew to visit grandma by ourselves.. With multiple packs of bubble tape in tow, we kept ourselves amused on the long flight across the country. I still remember when we landed at the terminal, and saw Grandma come running to us with outstretched arms!
My big sister and I, visiting Santa Cruz in 1990. (Before our younger brother was born!)
Many years later, I visited California with my sweetheart, and my love for California continued to grow. We spent 10 days traveling from the north San Francisco bay all the way down to LA.
Here I am visiting the Embarcadero in San Francisco on our adventure… very windy, but very happy! (2004)
It’s impossible to not fall in love with California’s giant Redwood trees. (2004)
On our return flight home, I think we knew in our hearts we’d end up back here eventually…
.. and we did!
In February of 2008, we packed up our apartment in the suburbs of Boston, and began our true journey to California. We drove across the country with all of our belongings in tow, and officially became California residents. I still can’t believe we have lived here 4 years already. It has definitely been adventure, but those stories will have to be shared in future posts!
Your home may be in one place, but where is your heart?