Thursday, February 25, 2016

 We have our own website open now at  As it has its own blog so I will be using that blog more than this one.  We are very excited about this move!  While we are going to continue to maintain our Etsy site as well, we believe you will see the following benefits on our new site:
  • Much easier to shop with pull down menus offering more fine tuning to key in on exactly what you want!   
  • Trims and other similar products can be grouped into one listing so if you have a favorite, you can add multiple colors to your cart without needing to search the site!
  • There are pull down menus to sort by price or alphabetically as well as one that keys into tags which function completely differently.  If you are looking for 1/2 inch trim, just click on it in the pull down menu and you will get all our 1/2 inch trim You will also be able to click on 7mm bead in the pull downs to get all 7mm jewelry beads!  Or you can click on a color to get everything in the shop that ties to that color!  (Cool, huh!) 
  • Czech Glass will have its own section with subsection for each style, and boy is this category going to be expanding!  We have Tohos and bugle beads coming as well as more CzechMate beads and a much wider selection of Czech beads! The organization of the sections will make shopping a breeze  
  •  View all ON SALE items in their own collection and be able to see the compare to price!  
  • More frequent sales will be offered and you may find some prices lower as we will not be paying the Etsy listing fees per item or yard and our fees overall will be lower. 
  • More accurate inventory numbers are maintained automatically on each color or variation as well (a big plus for us).
  • SAVE ON SHIPPING!  Shipping costs are based on the actual cost of the ITEM itself rather than the finished packaged size and an overinflated package size because Etsy dimensions currently does not accept fractions (everything is 1 inch high).  This weight reduction will include 1/2 yard listing being assessed a lower weight value which is not currently possible on Etsy. You will still be refunded anything over actual cost of shipping and shipping materials on either site!  
  •  New items will be posted on our new site first and you will be able to see new items in a special section.
 We are still working on getting all of the over 200 styles of beaded fringe listings available in both 1/2 yards and 1 yard. If you need 1/2 of something that is not yet edited, please drop us a note. We should be done with that process by the end of March.

We do not have all our items up on the new site, but do have all of the beaded fringe and most of the trims and some of all other items. 

The current pull down menu offers up to 10 of each item.  You will get a message if there is not enough of the quantity you want, so reduce your quantity requested until you do not get that message. You will also be able to add more than 10 quantity, simply by choosing 10 once, then say 5 again.  We are checking into getting real time inventory numbers available to the public, but it looks like it may be expensive, but that is an improvement we are working on. 

So, we hope to see you there and don't forget to use GRANDOPENING for your coupon code for 10% off your purchase through March 31, 2016 regardless of the order size!  The same discount coupon codes available on Etsy are also available on our new site.

Thank you all for your continued business!  We hope to see you soon!

Barb & Dave Zinkhan

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