Sophisticated casual jewelry. Versatility and professional quality handmade jewelry you will want to wear everywhere.
2019 and Beyond
Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry, has less than two years left as a registered business (with the option to renew), and is planning to make the best of it. Thanks to the team at the Zibbet.com marketplace for their support. We are all eagerly awaiting the reveal of Zibbet.com's secret project, which they have been leaving us in suspense about. I was hoping to wake up to the surprise on December 25, 2018, since it's a time of spreading joy and giving. ; )
Customer Feedback for Products Lines
I wear jewelry on special occasions, but anklets would be nice to wear around the house, especially as a mom with small children, who pull at everything.
I love your jewelry. You're so very talented. I wear my stuff from you regularly. I was just telling my new sister in law about my wedding anklet.
It was suggested a long time ago to add anklets as a product line. The lovely customer feedbacks that were given late this year has reawakened that idea.
Bulk It Up
Continuing with more business suggestions and feedback from gift givers, it was suggested to make bulk items and promote them as gifts for party favors. The idea occurred to reintroduce an item that has not been added for a long time - pins. In the past, custom requests for pins have been made and sold. One order that came as a surprise was for nearly a dozen pins; which I believe were for employees in the customer service industry.
More Product Ideas
This is something which I have been putting off for a long time and only one has been made and sold online so far--lanyards.
Gorgeous! My coworker is purple obsessed and will love this. Very quick shipping as well. I received my item with no issues. Thank you!
What has Been The Hold Up With Lanyards?
Price: Beaded lanyards take up a lot of beads.
Comfortability: The first design was restrung several times to ensure that it was comfortable around the neck. Small beads that lay behind the neck can pinch real bad-ouch! That issue was fixed wit that design, but I don't want to do it again. I have an idea for the neck drape, this time, which I hope you will like, it will make adding custom colors easier too.
What Sparked The Reintroduction of Lanyards?
Now being the parent that has to wait in the school pick up line; I was rushing out one afternoon...and locked us out of the house. That day the idea that lanyards would be very useful to busy moms was sparked.
,Logos: It has been predicted by online design services, that logo trends for 2019 will include; simple text or a simple image on plain background, with a retro feel (addition of bold fonts and pops color), also geometric shapes.
A new logo for Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry, that will incorporate some colors from the current banner- to represent the main brand colors, has been drafted.
Chain: A search on Pinterest for 2019 jewelry trends, had a lot of chain pop up. I also saw the more traditional cuts and polish of beads used in Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry, with chain. This discovery only reaffirmed the decision I had all along to continue with the necklace that was already in progress. Sadly, I no longer will be able to rely on my best chain supplier. Plus, there are so many options for chain - yikes! Options chosen will have to be lead and nickle free for sure, which you won't believe really narrows the choices down. The choices would be from sterling silver and or stainless steel (the medical grade type).
Color of The Year
Have you been updated on the Pantone color of the year, Living Coral?
My personal color would be turquoise. I'll be wearing a turquoise bracelet as a reminder to stay focused and on track with To Do Lists and goals. Historically, turquoise was worn for successful completion of tasks and going on a journey. 2019 is a journey towards being the best we can be.
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.
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 .
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