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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: abcameo
Date: 03-16-2005, 01:53 PM (1 of 5)
My website is bombing in that I'm not reaching any potential shoppers--only people from jewelry, knitting and sewing craft forums I belong to, and they aren't interested in buying my products since everyone makes their own.

It was suggested to me that I join some shopaholic and fashion forums. I searched Yahoo groups, and it listed 5,000 forums for fashion alone! I got through paging about 400 descriptions and got sick of looking.

I'm wondering, do any of you belong to some interesting group discussions that might also attract customers interested in purchasing one-of-a-kind art-to-wear jewelry, knits and clothing? I'd like to participate, not only because I'm hoping to attract business by including my signature to my website with each post, but also because I have always been passionate about fashion and think, beside creating, the main reason for living is to get up in the morning and put together an artistic, self-expressive ensemble. :bg:
User: abcameo
Member since: 11-02-2004
Total posts: 131
From: seamstress16
Date: 03-17-2005, 12:20 PM (2 of 5)
Your stuff sounds like it would do really well at craft shows and fairs! You might also try putting up flyers at local fabric/craft stores. As for websites, I can't think of any where people go who are interested in custom jewelry. My craft is sewing so I guess I just never came across any. But, if I find any I'll let you know. Good luck!
User: seamstress16
Member since: 01-29-2005
Total posts: 88
From: MaryW
Date: 03-22-2005, 01:12 PM (3 of 5)
You should be on other women oriented sites posting. Politics, religion, hobbies, women in business of fashion, anywhere there are women. Have your website in your sig. line.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: abcameo
Date: 03-22-2005, 01:50 PM (4 of 5)
Do you know of any specific women's fashion or shopping group forums? Literally, 5,000 came up when I typed in fashion and shopping in Yahoo group's search mode.

I'd be grateful for any specific forum names anyone can point me over to join.
User: abcameo
Member since: 11-02-2004
Total posts: 131
From: mommydionne
Date: 03-29-2005, 06:52 PM (5 of 5)
Have you thought about creating a virtual store on ebay? There are some cool ones there and your stuff would definately fit in!
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
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