I just got these earrings in the mail today, and I must say they are just lovely! They are the creation of That Old Blue House on Etsy. The shop specialized in making jewelry out of vintage quilts, lace and other items. I had some X-mas money from my sister earmarked for Etsy accessories… so after months of window-shopping I finally made a purchase.
Considering opening an Etsy shop myself, I was interested to experience the process veteran sellers used (i.e. packagings, shipping metods, customer service etc…). That Old Blue House was very good at communicating with me on when the item would be shipped out. She let me know it would be delayed a couple days because she needed more boxes. At first I wondered why she needed a box, I was sure such a small item could fit in an envelope. Well, that envelope came in the mail today, and this was inside:
What simple yet wonderful packaging! Great from a branding perspective, and exciting from a buyers perspective… a little gift I get to open 😀 It’s the little personal touches that makes you realize it came from a person and wasn’t mass produced in a factory. Inside:
The earrings were exactly as she had described. So pretty. And lightweight, considering the quilt piece is sandwiched between 2 pieces of thin glass and soldered.
I’m extremely happy 😀 . Both with the service and quality of the item. I’ll defiantly keep watching Etsy for more finds… especially around gift giving time 😉