Finally Launched the Store!

Well, there’s still plenty of clean-up to do but the store guts are in place. If you want something special, if you want something changed, if you want a discount that you think I promised you, well, please go ahead and write me. Thanks for being patient. As you surely see, I’ve so far only added 64 items so there is still a lot to go in a variety of categories. I’ve only posted some jewelry, so there are still candles and soaps and more to add. Hope you like it.

Now to enjoy my birthday with Caitlin.

Oh, and I watched a great zombie movie yesterday, which is sadly less common than I’d like. It’s called “The Dead” (2010) and it’s perhaps the first African zombie movie I’ve seen, filmed in Ghana and Burkina Faso (post-production is done in the UK). The slow greyish zombies have a sort of voodoo African feel (and some icky-great effects of one zombie stumbling along on a gorily broken leg), but are still very much the slow stumbling Romero type. When the outbreak first happens, there are some nighttime scenes that are brilliantly shot, really capturing the chaos and confusion of the outbreak as everyone runs and tries to escape, but can’t even figure out which way is the least dangerous to run. Most of the movie is themes of confusion and hopelessness, and it has a nice slow depressing desolate vibe that puts it in the same class as films like The Road. Anyway, I was surprised at how much I liked it and wanted to tell zombie fans to keep their eyes open for it.

PS. If you’re wondering why I did end up going with Etsy, it just seemed the easiest to deal with and the most likely to be able to drive traffic to me. Ultimately I just played it safe I guess.

10 Comments

  1. Jon Are wrote:

    So many awesome rings its overwhelming. Too bad none of them would fit me since i have quite large hands… (~size 16 ringfingers)

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  2. barb wrote:

    Happy birthday Shannon!

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Permalink
  3. Steph wrote:

    Happy birthday and congrat’s on opening the shop finally :)

    Etsy is a ‘safe bet’ however I know lots of people who shop on there/have their own shops as well so it appears to have a higher likely hood of getting noticed, or at the very least generating some decent sales!

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink
  4. syntaxless wrote:

    Why the choice of Etsy over BigCartel or the Shopp plugin for wordpress?

    http://bigcartel.com/

    http://shopplugin.net/

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  5. syntaxless wrote:

    Nevermind. I apparently drifted off before the final paragraphs…

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Permalink
  6. MissJanet wrote:

    Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch zum Geburtstag, Shannon.

    Friday, September 30, 2011 at 12:24 am | Permalink
  7. This is awesome. Totally getting word out on these creations :D

    Friday, September 30, 2011 at 3:47 am | Permalink
  8. Shannon wrote:

    Jon, I can cut quite a few of the rings up to a size 16.

    Monday, October 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink
  9. Jon Are wrote:

    That’s really awesome, I would love to have a Brainiac Ring (Aged Enamel), or a Mechanical Man.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 1:28 am | Permalink
  10. Ania wrote:

    Quite belated but really sincere birthday wishes for you! :)

    Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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