Friday, May 28, 2010

Small Changes

I recently decided to purchase a showcase spot for Caustic Threads, which has made me take a long hard look at my store. If I am going to spend a little extra money advertising I really want to make sure I am presenting my product in a desirable way. Several people told me that they did not like my banner, it was too dark, boring, text gets lost. At first I felt a little sad but that was dumb. People were just trying to help me be successful. I also had several people tell me that they LIKED my avatar, but since I don't like aspects about it I decided to change that too. It looks too pixalated or something.

Here is my old Banner and Avi:

And this is my new banner and Avi:

Any thoughts or suggestions?

I Loved these silly pictures so I couldn't help using at least one of them:

I still have a lot of work to do, I am trying to make the first image for all of my listings similar so that my store has a nice clean look. There are some Items that I cant do that with, and there will be more as I continue to add accessories from my other store, but I have a pretty good Idea of what I am going for. Unfortunately this means I have to re-take a lot of pictures. I am also working on new cards and a few custom projects.

I guess I know how I will be spending my long weekend...



  1. Well, I liked your banner you had. Of course your pretty face in the new one is great!

    In my personal opinion, you aren't selling your banner, why the big deal over it? Your items are what matters. The avatar is an important past of advertising because it shows up on all your etsy posts.

    I rarely look at a shops banner unless they tell me to check out their banner. But then I am only person.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. i liked your old banner too! but your new one really represents your shop well! your avi = the lettering is a bit hard to read, but other than that it looks great! its always hard to change isnt it? what one likes, another doesnt.... but your stuff is awesome and will speak for itself!!

  3. Don't get sad....but I thought the type readibility was much better with the first one. However, I like the colorful-ness of the banner with the new one, but the type gets did not with the first one, not sure who said that- but they were wrong!

    Other than the type. I love them!