I found this really cool shop on Etsy called Keys and Memories, selling jewelry made from vintage typewriter keys! I want one of the necklaces...or maybe the ring. Maybe both! Shop owner, Elizabeth runs her shop from Oklahoma. She and her family enjoy the wildlife and simple living. More time to create these awesome pieces, I suppose. She's enjoyed great success on Etsy with over 4,000 sales! Wow! Read below for the interview :)
How did the idea for your business come about?
I started selling finished keys to crafters and thought I would give it a try myself. That was almost 4 years ago and the rest is history.
How did you come up with your shop name? I just played around with words and I liked the combo of Keys and Memories.
What inspires you and what keeps you going?
I have always owned my own business and really need to have something to do during the day- I just can't sit still!
To what do you attribute your success?
I would say I have a product that appeals to a wide audience. I also have made changes to keep one step ahead as my business has grown.
Three pieces of advice you can share with fellow Etsians aspiring for success in our marketplace?
You can't sell it if you don't list it- I think I have well over 200 hundred items listed right now. It might seem like a lot but I have found the more I list the more I sell.
A variety of price points- I have items from $5- $50 in my shop. I think there are items for every budget.
Good customer service. When problems arise I fix them. I try to treat my customers like I want to be treated.
How do you go about marketing your business?
I am embarrassed to say this but I do no marketing at all. I probably should but I just haven't yet.
Please add anything else you’d like to share.
I love Etsy!