A Facebook Vs Etsy test?

I’m going to see which shop works better, Etsy of Facebook. Ok, I have set up a Facebook shop and I finally got around to setting up an Etsy one. So both are up and running with the same items for sale, almost. The Facebook page is free to set up but the Etsy has listing fees of O.16  pence per item. If I sell any item, I will just remove it from the other shop. Either way I only pay one listing fee. I want to see which works better. I’m going to see how this works out over the next few months and hopefully, narrow down to the shop that performs the best, which ever that may be.

This may be a completely silly idea…but a friend told me that not having an Etsy shop would put people off buying from me.  They wouldn’t feel as secure about it.  I don’t know if that is true, I hear from others that lots of people sell well on Facebook. I want to see for my self which works for me. My test.

My facebook shop:   https://www.facebook.com/DysisDesign/

My Etsy shop:             https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DysisDesign

Let the test begin.

By the way, if you are on Etsy please favourite me and I’ll make sure to return the favour 🙂


Mother’s Day FACEBOOK Competition


To win this beautiful handmade pearl pendant and earring set. Featuring real cultured pearls.

All you need to do is like our Facebook Page and this post and share to win. The lucky winner will be picked at random on Tuesday 21sth March giving it plenty of time for it to arrive for Mother’s Day.


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Record Of Earring Making Progress This Week

Record Of Earring Making Progress This Week

This week has been earring mad. After creating a set of asymmetrical or mismatched earring, check this earlier post, I decided I wanted more. I had requests from family for them. I had outings planned and I wanted a pair for myself. I spent a large chunk of my spare time this week making more earrings: seven more to be exact. This, I felt, was a great achievement and a record of my developing skills in the jewellery making field. But how to best record this progress? How to record it for the world to see? To bask in, to wallow in to, admire? I know! The idea appeared to me like magic. I’d use an owl!

No a real owl, I love animals and would never subject such lovely animals to the stresses of earring modelling. A candle holder owl. He has (definitely a he! Wide tortured eyes!) lots of little places to hang earrings on. Here is my owl shaped record of earring making progress this week.

Asymmetrical or mismatched earrings
The owl record of earring making progress. Tortured eyes and all.

The macramé earrings won’t be available until I finish my set of gold and grey macramé jewellery. Which will be coming soon.

Now I felt a bit guilty for tormenting my owl candle holder in this way. Maybe a name would help appease my guilt. So I decided to dub him Owley Jeff. Such a fitting name I thought, fits him perfectly. He’s Owl-ly and kinda looks like a Jeff. However, my best friend tutted and said “no.” He is now Oliver the Owl…

…introducing Oliver the Owl in his new earrings, all ready for his blog appearance…I still like Owley Jeff more though.

asymmetrical or mismatched earrings and owl
Oliver the Owl, formerly the owl known as Owley Jeff.

Labradorite is it Magic?

I finally bought a few labradorite stones. I love the blue and gold sheen that the stones have inside them. (I love anything that sparkles, I am a total magpie) I want to create a set of wire wrap pendants and will post pictures on here when I finally get round to it.


After doing research on google I learned that wearing a piece of Labradorite can encourage your own innate magical powers to surface. The stone was originally though to be frozen fire from the Aurora Borealis by the Inuit people. Used by shamans, diviners and healers, it was though to enhance mental and intuitive abilities such as clairvoyance, telepathy, movement between different worlds or realms and communication between spirits. In a less magical setting it can encourage you to be the best you can by helping you to be positive and more attuned to your work.

Labradorite can also help to combat negative personality traits. It can help those that are depressed or feeling shame, it reduces impulsive behaviour, recklessness and anti-social behaviour impulses. It can also help to detoxify effects from tobacco, alcohol and drugs.

I’m not entirely convinced it can do all that, but it looks so pretty, everything else is a positive.

For more information on Labradorite check this page where I found these facts.