Since so few people know that lavender wands exist, they are not searching for them.
So how do I get people who are searching for items, to land in my Etsy shop?
First, as I was trying to figure out how to add a label to my wands so people would know where to get them, I discovered the end caps and realizes that I could turn my wands into pendants. Yeah!
I have been having a blast making those and it is going well so far. I am still lost in a pile of other pendants called lavender because lavender is also a color...
Even so, people are liking them and I am hopeful.
And some of you may know that I write a blog called Artisans Of America where I look for and then promote other artists in 16 categories from botanical to wood. When I am searching for someone new to promote, I come across so many fascinating things!
Which has lead me to start making two new items with my lavender. One of them is a bookmark/landyard accessory which if you don't want to use as a bookmark, can be clipped around your rear view mirror like I do with the pendant that I made for myself. And the other one is a key fob or zipper pull. It took a while to figure out how to make something that could endure the use that a zipper pull or key fob does. Most lavender sachets are sold in "organza" bags which are so thin that pulverized lavender comes through the fabric. So I went with silk! Then I had to figure out how to attach them. I can't use the lavender wands for these because I don't think ( I could be wrong ) that the little woven baskets would hold up long with a lot of use.
So here are two examples of my new items: Lavender Bookmarks and Lavender Key Fobs!