Craft and Soul

Crafting with Passion and Soul

November 9, 2011
by Ebony Lee

Vending at the Last Fenton Street Market of the Year this Weekend

I’ll be selling my wares at the last Fenton Street Market weekend on Nov 12th. I’m so hoping that they are able to reach an agreement with Silver Spring and come back for another year. I’ve had a great time selling there and connecting with the community.

Here are a few of the new items I’ll have available.

robot earrings

ship wheel earrings

isis goddess earrings

See more new items at

November 7, 2011
by Ebony Lee

My New Supply and Charm Store – DC Charm

dc charmHey guys, just wanted to let you know about my brand new Etsy store, DC Charm.  Check out the store for whimsical, unique charms and jewelry supplies from the nation’s capitol.

As a jewelry maker, I’m always on the lookout for great charms and jewelry findings. Sometimes I buy more than I need or I see a charm or finding that I think other jewelry makers would love, so I decided to start selling on Etsy. I hope you find something unique and special for your next jewelry project.

The store has already been featured in 2 Etsy treasuries.

This one features my tiny silver fan charms.

This one features my silver running shoe charms.

October 26, 2011
by Ebony Lee

My Daisy – The cutest Pekepoo EVER!

I love, love, love my Pekepoo, Daisy. She is my canine child. She turned 1 yr old on the first of Sept, so she’s still very much a lively and happy puppy.  I love it when she jumps in my lap after I take a break from crafting.  She can be kinda jealous about anything that gets more attention than her in the moment…be it my honey, crafting, my laptop, etc.  She loves her mommy.
daisy pekepoo

daisy pekepoo puppy

Gotta love that fluffy tail. :)

August 19, 2011
by Ebony Lee

Favorite Thing of the Day: Lee Dress by naKiMuli


All I can say about this dress is fierce!!!  Like the description says “Get out the Spanx”, and that is the truth if you’re going to wear this form fitting number. Body conscious + bold shoulders  = a hot outfit for a night out.  naKiMuli has created a great collection of unique clothing featuring ethnic, bright prints with some bold afrocentric flair mixed in.  I hope you fall in love with this African American designer out of Brooklyn!

Here’s one more.  Fierce fashion, darling!!

August 15, 2011
by Ebony Lee

Basic Tools for Etsy Bloggers

I thought I’d start combining my love of selling on Etsy with my social media & web expertise on this blog. Here’s a list of easy to use tools for Etsy Bloggers.

Google Keyword Research Tool

Welcome to the world of keyword research, Etsy Sellers.  I’ve heard quite an uproar on the Etsy forums about the recent switch to relevancy being the default view for Etsy’s search engine.  Many sellers are wondering- how do I make my listings more relevant? Now Etsians have to be more aware of what words potential buyers may use to describe the things they are looking for online.  My answer: do your research.   I’ve used Google’s Keyword Tool for years as part of my SEO and online advertising work on websites.

  • Find our how relevant your keywords are and the frequency with which they are searched.
  • Get suggestions for keyword combinations you can use in your tags and item descriptions.

Craft Cult Treasury Widget

A lot of Etsians with blogs create Treasuries and share them online.  Etsy allows for the sharing of Treasuries via a widget, but I think Craft Cult’s tool is more customizable in terms of sizing options.  It is super simple to use.  All you need is a Etsy username (or store) and you can see all of the Treasuries created by them.  Here is an example using a Treasury I made.

Etsy Mini

This should be a no-brainer.  Etsy provides the “Etsy Mini” widget creator in every seller’s Account view under “Promote”.  You can see an example here on my blog, in the side bar.  Build a widget for your Etsy store  that can be embedded on your website and show off the items you currently have for sale. You can also display items from your favorites.  If you would like specific items from your store to show up, instead of the most recent items, make those items featured (click on the star next to the item in “Currently for Sale” view).  Follow the steps to grab your embed code.

My Etsy on Facebook

My etsy on facebookIf you have a Facebook page for your store (which is always a good idea if you have the time) you can display items very easily using the “My Etsy on Facebook” app.