Meet the Masters of Etsy

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Contrary Jewelry

Seller: Mary Andrews, Contrary Jewelry
Sells: Jewelry
Number of years using Etsy: 5 1/2
Number of products sold to date: 4,170
Most time consuming part of the business: The packaging and shipment of my jewelry. I take great care in the packaging of each order to ensure it represents my brand and tells a story. I want each customer to feel as though they are opening a present when receiving one of my jewelry designs.
Money and time-saving techniques: For starters, investing in my own postal scale and stamp meter. Also, creating limited runs of my jewelry designs. Instead of having to create, photograph, and list new items after each sale, I can simply restock the same listing until the limited pieces have sold out.