Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mylana on Etsy

Take a minute to pamper yourself! Clare from Mylana has an assortment of soaps, candle and earrings.


1. What do you sell and how did you get started?
My name is Clare and I sell candles, soap, and jewelry; all handmade by me. My top selling item is candles, particularly votive candles. I got started in middle school when I bought a candle making kit at a church rummage sale. In high school, my mom worked for a company that made craft books and brought home some soap making books. I was smitten!

2. Who or what is your inspiration?
Many of my items and inspired by the online video game World Of Warcraft. I have been playing for 5 years, and I have a lot of unique scent blends inspired by people or places in the game.

3. What is your favorite part of your creating process?
I love taking the candles and soap out of the molds! Blending scents is also exciting.

4. Do you have any special routines?
The most important routine with my etsy shop is that it helps me stay active. I live a tad over a mile from the post office and every day, I check my sales and will walk my packages down to the post office. It gets me out the door and making etsy part of my exercise routine is good for my physical health, too!

5. What is your most favorite item in your Etsy shop?

I love this cafe mocha soy candle. The square jars are so cute.

Cafe Mocha Layered Soy Candle in 2 oz Glass Jar, Brown and Beige Candle, Coffee Scented Candle
Cafe mocha soy candle

6. Do you have any social media links?
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Mylana.creations?ref=hl
Blog: borocrafters.blogspot.com
Twitter: @MylanaEtsy

7. Anything else that you want to share?
Etsy is unpredictable, you need to stick with it for the long term and not expect that you can spend all of your time creating items. If you want to make sales, you need to participate in the community and bring people into your shop. Try and work on something every day, changing a photo or adding a listing, if things get stagnant.

8. Are there any coupon codes or promotions you have going on?
Yes, TEAMBORO, coupon code, which stands for the Middle TN Etsy team, is good for 15% off any order before shipping. I recently added international shipping to my shop this month, too.

3 Key Lime Pie and Watermelon Scented Votive Candles, Red, Green, Yellow
Key lime pie & watermelon votive candles

Wood and Pearl Earrings On Silver Filled Artisan Ear Wires
Wood & pearl earrings

Lavender Cold Process Olive Oil Soap
Lavender olive oil soap

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