I really like wearing and using the crafts I make. It's been a great way to grow my homemade accessories collection and offers me a dab of personality and colour to any outfit! It also conveniently gives me an excuse to showcase some of my handiwork and lets me talk about craftiness! Hooray!
The other day I was chatting with a coworker and she loved the dark teal wooden flat earrings I was wearing. I told her I made them and she was totally thrilled at my crafting skills! It quickly made me realize that loads of my friends and coworkers (especially new ones) have no idea about my crafting and selling life. Later on I was surfing around the internet when I saw a blog post about updating your facebook cover photo to better suit your online business. Oh! What a plan! I quickly went through my products page on my blog (link) and threw together a little montage that was cover photo size (851 x 315)! Check it out:
Yay! I figure it's a subtle way to show off some of my craftiness without spamming everyone. It is also a huge improvement over my last super pixelated picture I had on there and is a fun, cheery, and bright image of a huge part of my life! Here it is in action:
I waffled over putting my url in there but decided that a carefully places "I make stuff" does the trick. I also added "scientific culture" to my about info since it is after all a huge chunk of my life! Yipee! So what's the verdict? Careful product placement or overkill?