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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted September 10, 2014 - 11:40 AM

 Have any of you used Etsy to sell handmade items? How did that work for you? Any advise to offer?



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:15 PM

I found my crochet work didn't sell well, but the knitting did great. 

 

Are you considering selling the quilts you make, Rich?

 

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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:53 PM

I make canes.


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 09:17 PM

I have a friend that does painting on items and sells on Etsy and has done very good on it. I sold some on Etsy but just never put much effort into it.

. Her store is appletreecottage.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 04:09 PM

I thought since I mentioned these maybe someone might want to see them.

 

I'm of the opinion that if you need a cane to walk, it doesn't have to look like a medical devise. It can have some style and be one of a kind. You don't even need one to carry it.

 

 

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The first stick on the left is a natural red cedar sapling that is peeled and finished with a black walnut  handle.

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Next is a black walnut shaft with a mahogany handle. I use an old Craftsman Router Crafter converted to make the shaft, which is an octagon in cross section and tapered.

 

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The last is an oak sapling with the natural root ball for a handle.

 

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I also have some peeled saplings that have brass harness knobs for handles. All are finished with an oil and varnish mix for durability.

 

I enjoy making these but I haven't figured out the best way to market them. Each is one of a kind and different. 

 

 


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 04:14 PM

Cool canes!


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 04:40 PM

Those are really nice, I like the use of different woods on the same cane. Do you have a local flea market or a fall festival coming up. For the last three months I have been making & selling pallet furniture & re porposed items at our local flea market. It's only opened the third week of the month. This gives me a chance to make more items. A single item like your canes could be set up near a lot of locations just for the permission of a local vendor like a farm produce stand or shopping area where there's a crowd. Keep us in touch.
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