Etsy Featured Seller!

Posted on | Monday, July 4, 2011 | 13 Comments

I am so excited to announce that I'm an Etsy Featured Seller! Click HERE.


photo credits: Lisa Warninger

I started selling in my Etsy shop back in January of 2008 and was able to create a full fledged business shortly after. At that time, I was working a full-time job for the government and after 2-3 months of selling on Etsy, was able to put my notice in with my employer, left my job and started selling my handmade pieces full-time by May of 2008. I had often hoped (daydreamed?) to be a Featured Seller and was absolutely thrilled when I was contacted by the Etsy team.

Etsy has been an amazing venue for launching small handmade businesses. It's wonderful and inspiring to watch new businesses quickly take off and grow. I even encouraged my big sis to start an etsy shop of her own, and now that is basically what she's doing everyday. :)

After a short time, I launched my own off etsy online store and started getting a flood of wholesale requests. I curate my wholesalers to a manageable select list currently, until I have a few more workers, but it's been very exciting to build up a business from literally zero.

I currently have two contract workers (including my own mom!) and I think I've wrangled help from just about every relative I have at one point or another, but I have the most thanks going to my husband who has helped and supported me on my crazy venture these past few years.

I'm very excited for the future of Twigs & Honey as we've got lots in store for the future! I have so many secret projects that I promise to share once I can. Thank you so much to all the supporters and friends of Twigs & Honey AND thank you, Etsy!

View the whole Etsy Featured Seller on Twigs & Honey HERE.


13 Responses to “Etsy Featured Seller!”

  1. Amy Stewart
    July 4, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Yay! My sister is the best designer of hair pieces!! Don't be fooled by copycats! So proud.

  2. SisterBatik
    July 5, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    I really admire what you have achieved : ) Your bridal hairpieces and veils are divine!

    I saw your feature on the Etsy blog and then found your own blog.

    As my sister and also create and sell on Etsy, at times it is quite difficult to grow what you do, so I am always searching for inpiration and insiring handmade businesses - it is amazing that you have created a great niche and followed your passion - Bravo!

    I have just joined your blog : )

  3. Jennifer Vance
    July 5, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Just it when I went onto etsy today.It was very fun to read and inspiring! :)
    By the way,love that sand colored top you're wearing in the second photo.

  4. Lisa
    July 6, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Congratulations! I just discovered your blog and Etsy shop, and I love love love your hair pieces! So unique and beauitful! And I just need to mention that the name of your blog + shop is beautiful, I'm always looking out for great names but I never find true inspiration to come up with something like twigs and honey... I immediately think of a Greek island, with delicious food and beautiful nature..!

    Love, Lisa

  5. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)
    July 7, 2011 at 5:09 AM

    So wonderful to hear the "back story" behind your amazing business success. But of course the true story lies in your gorgeous creations!

  6. Kathryn
    July 11, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Congratulations Myra!

  7. s a m
    July 11, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    This is such great news Myra.
    And I absolutely love the new look of your logo. what fresh, romantic script. Perfect for your line.

  8. Tareeda
    July 12, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    Congratulations, Myra! I'm a huge fan of all your beautiful adornments. I can't wait till I have the chance to purchase one when I get married =) Much love and wishing you the best <3

  9. Wendy Paula
    July 12, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Congratulations Myra,
    Your work is absolutely beautiful.

  10. G
    July 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Hi Myra, I have been trying to contact you but with no luck. I am going to get married on the 3rd September and I would like to take one of you veis. How should I proceed to make my urgent order? My email is Thank you very much. Kisses from Portugal, Laura

  11. ann @ wedding favors
    July 16, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    The woman is so fashionable in her outfit. And she even looks young with her hair. :)

  12. wedding dresses
    August 8, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    wonderful! love your design. i want to learn this!

  13. Jiyoonie
    August 17, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Yay Myra! A heartfelt congrats! I've been cyber stalking you for a while (ha, don't be scared, I'm only 5'2") and it's so great seeing how far you've come... your pieces are breathtaking.

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