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Handmade ornaments, wooden products, jewelry, purses and handbags
Handmade ornaments, wooden products, jewelry, purses and handbags
We have launched our new Glass Ornaments range featuring a wide range of beautifully crafted lampwork glass birds, glass cats and elephants.
What do you think of this new glass range?
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SEO and Social Media are an important component of building our brand at AfriArtisan.
We have been busy, developing and crafting new products and lines that we will be launching soon. Working on our Search engine optimization (SEO) strategies and keeping up with our social media growth and engagement. It continues to be a challenging and exciting journey as we grow, learn, make some mistakes along the way but the AfriArtisan brand is growing.
We would like to say welcome to our new subscribers and followers on all our platforms! Thank you for joining us on this journey as we grow our global brand. Our goal is create the best unique handmade crafts, jewelry and grow our global family of artisans.
Look out for our new product launches in the next couple of weeks. We will have some new Necklace’s, Bracelet’s, Earring’s, Bag’s and Purse’s. Don’t forget to visit our ETSY and Artfire shop’s and let us know what you think.
Our SEO is continuously growing and improving with the ever changing algorithms of Google, Bing, Alexa etc. We are getting more organic traffic, going from 4% to 12% of our overall traffic in the last two months.
Social media engagement on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pintrest, Youtube, WordPress, Blogger has truly humbled us. Thank you to all our new friends and followers. We are now growing onto Polyvore, VK, TSU and exploring the ever changing social media landscape.
SEO and social media has been a steep learning curve for us but it has been an exciting journey that we will improve and grow.
Hope you all had a good Christmas and we look forward to better 2016. Thank you and Happy New year!!!
Twitter is an important tool for reaching and engaging with customers. As a small business it is always challenging to balance the amount of time spent on social media. We decided to look at some tools that can help automate and reduce the time spent on twitter.
The list of apps is not exhaustive but can be used as a starting point for people looking to manage their time on twitter.
This list of twitter tools is not exhaustive. These are just some of the tools we have found as we grow our online presence.
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As we grow and try to create the best online jewellery shop, the challenge is creating product lines while allowing for creative variations. Our ranges are growing but we aim to make beautiful eco-friendly recycled jewellery and crafts.
We are continually adding products into our categories like;
However its an uphill battle against bigger more established websites like Amazon who offer deals;
The goal to become the best online jewellery shop is a continuing challenge and we will continue to follow our passion as we make AfriArtisan a self sustainable passion turned into a business.
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As we grow our SEO online presence we have learned a few things and we thought we would share some of the lessons and tools we have found.
The challenges of SEO are ongoing as the internet continues to evolve but it is a journey that we are learning a lot from and we will continue to share what we learn on our journey.
As we start our blogs at AfriArtisan and Afriartisan Designs, we did some research for jewellery blog’s online. We are very passionate about handmade jewellery and want to share some of the good of hand crafted jewellery blog’s we found.
There aren’t as many “handmade jewellery” blog’s online as there are fashion blog’s. So we though we could share a few good blogs on jewellery as a sector as a whole. These are a few that inspired us;
1. UK Craft Blog
This blog showcases the hard work of UK craft bloggers and regular features of talented handmade jewellery crafters. It offers helpful articles for bloggers to make their blogs a success.
Is a high end jewellery blog for trend setters. It catalogues global, trendy, and rare jewellery. We loved the styles of interviews, personal touch and exuberance of style that this blog showcases.
3. Gem Gossip
A unique blog that showcases celebrity jewellery and antigue jewellery. It has tips, advice and gemstone education. This blog helps promote designers jewellery to a massive following in instagram and twitter. A very good blog to follow.
4. Murphey the Jeweler Blog
This is a fun, engaging and entertaining blog that is brilliantly written. It is a simple clear blog with very little clutter that is easy to read and follow. The company is an old jewellery company founded in 1850. That is a lot of history.
5. Love Gold
This isn’t as much a blog as it is a Pintrest site that is all about gold jewellery. It has well written interviews and editorials with beautiful layouts that inspire and showcase very beautiful gold jewellery.
6. The Street Bauble Blog
This is a simple and clearly written jewellery blog. It quirky and personal which is something we aspire to do with our blogs. The personal stories intertwined with the products is a very interesting read.
7. Diamonds in the Library
This a very well written jewellery blog with lots of literature about modern gems, timeless pieces and the journey’s of the writer. It combines with Pintrest to make a very entertaining read.
8. Jewels du Jour
This is a magazine style blog with daily updates. It has very good information on jewellery auctions and highlights collectors, museum exhibitions and very high end pieces.
9. Wendy Brandes Fine Jewelry Blog
We loved reading the articles on this blog. They were fun, lighthearted and are a good technique to get people to follow a blog. It is very unique opinion on the jewellery a woman should adorn in today’s world.
10. Adorn London
This jewellery blog showcases all the trends on the high street. It forecasts and provides intelligence forecasts within the jewellery industry. They do interviews, editorials on new jewellery lines, antiques, classical pieces and new designers.
11. The Carrotbox
This jewellery blog is dedicated to finding, sharing and showcasing non metal rings. It is obsessively passionate about non metal rings and you can’t help but learn more about rings.
We are always attracted to beautiful things. They inspire us, we love to stand out from the crowd, to have a unique aesthetic that is personal. An understanding of luxury and a appreciation for beautiful objects. The jewellery we wear is a personal statement of who we are.
A handmade AfriArtisan bracelet is the perfect piece of jewellery if you are after a bracelet that you want to wear day and night; an accessory that is sturdy, yet feminine.
Remember in the good old days when sharing a friendship bracelet with your best friend was the only way to share a special bond with your ”almost” sister! Welcome into your life the new and improved iconic handmade bracelets.
Why not wear handmade earrrings from Afriartisan! My advice to achieve the perfect look would be to wear one of our handmade earrings with your handmade earrings that you can change every day depending on your mood. Trust me you will never want to go back to the old unfashionable earrings after proudly wearing the improved one!
This voluminous, yet exquisite necklace is crafted from hand rolled paper is an amazing piece of jewellery. As soon as you see the design of this necklace, you instantly know that everybody will be talking about it. These handmade necklaces have been gaining momentum over the last few months, and they are the piece’s you would want to get if you would like to dazzle the crowd.
Our inspiration today comes from our Pinterest board ‘Gift Ideas‘, a collection of images of collected from our range.
It’s not my biggest board on Pinterest, but if you go and take a look, it’s the essence of our designs
You can find our ‘Gift Ideas‘ collection here on Pintrest
In other news, you may have noticed that we are now on LinkedIn , Tumblr, Google+, Instargram and have a new WordPress Blog. Although we are still adding to our collection, we are now actively engaging on social media.
In other news, you may have noticed that we are now on LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, Instagram and have a new WordPress Blog. Although we are still adding to our collection, we are now actively engaging on social media.
We have delved into the social media marketing challenge and its been a very steep learning curve for us. We are enjoying getting away from just the design of the products we make to talking to you about them.
So many of the questions we have had have blown us away and taught us a few new things to consider as we make our items.
As a small startup business we are always trying to figure out a balance between product design/manufucture and content generation.
We are now on;
FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/AfriArtisanShop
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/afriartisan/
Linkedin – https://uk.linkedin.com/in/afriartisan
Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/AfriArtisan
Tumblr – https://www.afriartisan.tumblr.com
Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/people/afriartisan/
Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AfriArtisan
And we are continuously growing. Please come chat to us and join us on our journey as we grow and continue to make special and unique handmade items for you.
Talk to us about any product ideas like new designs of paper bead bags, paper bead necklaces, paper bead bracelets, paper bead earrings and more.
We are looking at new product ranges from natural and recyled materials like polythene, bottle tops, bamboo and more
If you require any more information please Contact Us