Why Did I leave Blogger?
I was caught into the hype of having a pretty site.
I wanted a place to blog and sell all in one place---an actual website/webstore.
Posting on Blogger was kind-of confusing and a bit stressful at times with blog hops and different cross promoting processes.
I miss the Zibbeters and hope I can reconnect with some of them. I had fun sharing there special handmades and artwork. Come checkout the blog some time.
I enjoyed being on Blogger while I was there. I was interacting with the Zibbet community of sellers there, and reading/following some beautiful blogs.
What's The Deal?
I have found a beautiful template to match Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry (HannahsGems) branding colors. Blogger has also switched to the secure Https, which may be best to promote HannahsGems products to help give shoppers who land on the site peace of mind.
Also, Google has made more changes, yet again, to Googles search rankings. Sites, especially those that sell products and collect personal info (for shipping purposes only) , were prompted to switch to secure https. When using Google's Chrome, different warnings may pop up when a site is not using https; which of course can scare visitors away form your site. By the way (BTW) Blogger (blogspot) is a Google product, so there you have it.
In October I contacted Weebly about their plans to switch to https, they did not have a definite/satisfactory answer. But as you can see now, Weebly has made the switch to secure https. So relax and take your time to browse this site. We are working on restoring our Weebly shopping cart so you can shop right onsite.
Questions or comments? Leave them below. This blog is still being monitored. :)
More shimmer and more elegance.
Memory wire bracelets which I've made are really light weight and can be worn on small-large wrists, but they might be intimidating to some.
There has been interest in a gemstone stretch "meditative" bracelet I've worn. I've decided to make individual stretch bracelets with the bigger gemstones. They can be worn individually or as a stack of multiple bracelets.
Customer feedback, from customers who shop mostly for gifts, have made mention of metal allergy as to why they don't shop for themselves. Hence another reason for stretch bracelets. Hand knotted bracelets and possibly necklaces will be included. I should also mention this is why I've added macrame bracelets.
HannahGems, has been designing earrings to comfortably fit pierced ears with small and sometimes uneven holes (tell your family and friends), myself and others have complained about ear wires that come with "store bought" earrings, being too thick which irritate our ears after having to force them through. Then there are clients who would want bracelets that are less dramatic and who have small wrists (considered 6 1/2 - 7 inches), in comes the element of hand knotting.
HannahsGems, uses Czech glass for added color, shimmer, and feminine touch, they "meet the highest industry standards of quality and ecological certification, using several internationally patented processes to achieve an elegant precision that's far superior to most other lead-free glass on the market today. It is 100% made in the Czech Republic."
All the best to you and yours,
In previous newsletters I have raved about how I love my shopping site created by Zibbet. I have waited a long time for the upgrades, and Zibbet has done their best to make tech trendy updates to keep with the times; while keeping checkout seamless. Notes on why I redirected below.
1. Credit Card payments.
This is the biggest feature I have been waiting for, which launched just a few weeks ago. You can now make payments with either card or PayPal. Yay!
2. Guest Checkout
Just as the previous site, no account is needed to checkout.
3. Customizable website.
Zibbet is a handmade marketplace, they have given us the paid option of having what they call a "standalone website". We can customize this site to add a bit of branding; which includes using our own website url (i.e hannahsgemstonejewelry.com) . I have chosen to use it as a redirect and keep the default website url with Zibbet. See why next.
I recently learned that it is now mandatory for e-commerce websites (online shopping carts) to use https:// in their url which displays a lock in the address bar of search engine browsers. This is done to help customers feel confident that their information is secure; your shipping info is the only information shared with us, btw.
5. Google Ranking.
Another reason for the focus on https://hannahsgems.zibbet.com , is that I think it would do better with search engine traffic.
6. Website templates.
We have a few template options to choose from, but they are all beautiful. I have two favorites. I like the elegant look of the one I recently switched to, it's my second choice.
7. Majority of our initial and repeat customers came with us through Zibbet. Thank you. Screen shots of the new checkout below.
The start of the checkout process > adding item to cart > looking inside your shopping cart.
Have everything you need? Great! Time to purchase.
You'll first be asked for your name and email. You are not creating an account. This is so Zibbet can send you info about your purchase. In the next step you'll be asked for your shipping info.
Lastly, choose how you would like to pay.
Thank you for joining me today.
Recent makes - mini gemstone brooches. Two options on site now. www.hannahsgemstonejewelry.com .
All the best!
Diversity of Jasper - Square Shaped Green Jasper Earrings with Turquoise and Agate | Sterling Silver Jewelry | Bohochic | Fashion Jewelry
The patterns of jasper gemstones look so organic that they can remind us of places and objects around us - so serene. I've found myself using jasper a lot. I like it's metaphysical properties too. :) Sterling silver earrings with green jasper, turquoise, and agate. Visit www.hannahsgemstonejewelry.com .
Keywords: seagreen, summery, bohochic style, handmade, sterling silver gemstone jewelry, dangle earrings, semi-precious earrings, fab style, 2017
It's Thursday. On Thursdays I share short stories about my old favorites - pieces of jewelry I've made when just starting out. This week I'm sharing 3 pieces - all made with faceted red agate - faceted red agate. I loved the sophisticated feminine appeal of these pieces. They are all sterling silver, except for the pin. I do not focus much on these styles anymore - they can get pricey. Check them out below. What do you think?
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On Thursdays I share my old favorites - pieces of jewelry I've made when just starting out. What do you think? My all time favorite - Botswana agate sterling silver wrapped bracelet. When I first saw Botswana agate and touched it - I was on cloud nine - literally (yes, like the saying). On my first encounter I felt like I was in another zone, because of this deep connection Botswana agate naturally became my number one favorite agate gemstone, so I used it in many finished pieces. Do you have a favorite gemstone? Leave your answer in the comment section below.
Photographing natural gemstones is very challenging to say the least; they are like a mirrior and reflect light and everything else around, and the colors can become distorted. The Botswana agate was the hardest to photograph. I've learned that a natural backgound is perfect for gemstone jewelry. I love the way the product photos turned out.
Botswana agate is a stone of tranquility - serenity - surreal calmness. Enhance your casuals - https://hannahsgems.zibbet.com .
Keywords: amazing colors, natural, gemstone jewelry, womens accessories, agate, mesmerzing, casual-chic, elegant, grey, gray, handmade, sterling silver, bracelet, Botswana agate.
Enjoy Free US Shipping On Select Products Till The End Of December 2015
The year 2015 is coming to a close. I wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU!
Thank you for your, comments, likes, shares, and purchases. Also, I enjoyed being a customer to some of you. :)
This year has been a learning curve for Hannah’s Gemstone Jewelry, testing new marketing ideas and focusing on branding. I’ll admit that I spent too much time listening to marketing experts and trying to carry out their best tips and tricks. I spent way too much time on working on website templates and design and deciding on the best shopping cart platform.
Looking back, YOU, Customers and Followers, showed me that keeping it simple is the best way to go. As the saying goes, “if it aint broke, don’t’ fix it.”
Hannah’s Gemstone Jewelry, will continue to make jewelry gifts with care and quality while keeping it simple.
Here is hoping for more time with family and friends and easier and wiser decisions in 2016.
All the best,
Your Houston Texas Online Jewelry Boutique - everyday jewelry for every woman.
Don't miss out on this charming pair of chandilier hoops for your next Fall Event. One size for children or adults. Polished, packaged well and waiting for your order.
Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry
All the best!
October: Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns use the color pink and a pink ribbon as the symbol.
Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigns use the color purple and a purple ribbon as a symbol.
It's not easy being a woman, and I think only God alone truly knows what we endure.
Other remembrances in October; child loss; mental health and depression awareness.
Here Is A List Of October Awareness Causes with Their Dates and Main Foundations
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