Expanding My Etsy Store

I really haven’t done much with the Etsy store since the first— for the most part it’s been a placeholder until I can finally get some products uploaded, which I hope to do this weekend.

The basic rule on Etsy is that you can sell finished crafts, crafting supplies, and vintage items (things over 20 years old). Oddly enough, I have stuff that will fit in all of those categories, so it’s time I started taking advantage of that.

Finished Crafts

I have more than just model horses that will fit in this category. I’ve got a bunch of model props (including the new fences from the Mini Whinnies set) as well as some scenic bases that I used for photos shows and display. I need to just empty out the art bins, take some photos and get them uploaded.

Rough Draft Categories: Realistic Model Horses, Fantasy Model Horses, Model Horse Tack, Model Horse Props, Model Horse Display Bases

Crafting Supplies

It should come as no surprise that I have a LOT of these. Everything from tack making to prop making to prepped stablemate bodies meant for my ‘paint your own horse’ kits. Although Breyer seems to be doing a horrible job with their own kits, I think it might be worth it to throw one together to test the waters—I think their problem is a quality issue not an idea issue. *pokes supplies*

Rough Draft Categories: Prepped Model Horses, Model Horse Painting Kits, Model Horse Prop Kits, Model Horse Tack Kits, Model Horse Base Kits, Model Horse Prop Blueprints, Model Horse Track Blueprints

Vintage/Over 20 Years Old

20 years ago was 1992, which makes me feel horribly old… but it also makes all of the Breyer catalogs and hobby magazines that I have on hand perfect fits for this category! I just need to sit down and scan them all in (and start figuring out what I’m missing so that I can fill in the gaps for my own collection).

Rough Draft Categories: Breyer Model Horse Catalogs, Just About Horses Magazine, The Hobby Horse News, etc.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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