Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Shop Opened.

Well every one here it is, I thought it was time to get you lovely lot to take a look and give me your thoughts on the whole site.

I have learnt a fair amount about photography and how to use my camera. However I can clearly see the difference between the very first ones I did and the ones I did after learning a bit more, so I am going to retake a few photos.

Pay-pal has proved to be very hard to handle and while they say the process is easy.....they lie.
Mind you to be fair, I expect it's me, as I am nearly all computer-ed out and it has been one hell of a learning curve.
The wonderful Francis (with an i) is going to help me with the Pay-pal part of it all but right now is a bit busy, but it will get done.

In the meantime, I need to work on creating more stock, as I am almost out of it and I can't sell if I don't make. It's not just jewellery that I make and so at this moment in time I am holding back some pages, again 'cos of lack of stock.

Buddies, can you take a look a round and see what I have done and if you have time can you leave a comment in my guest book there, even if it is something that you feel isn't quite right, only I could do with feed back from people I trust and you are all on the trusted list.
You'll have to click the above, only at the moment it's not fully live, I need to publish it in search engines, but want to get it right.

Also can you oh so clever people check my spooling mistooks and punch-chew-a-ion lol.
We all know how bad I am at that. Sometimes I wonder how you lot manage to read my posts
I do believe that I am about halfway through this now. Just need to sort out a few of the photos and decide on prices, add Pay-pal buttons and make more stock....not much then ha ha .

Remember people that I am not about to fall apart if you all tell me it is total pants, I have asked for you opinions and I will value them.

In case you are wondering why the name Lilly-Lu, when I was growing up I had an obsession with Lulu, and this is actually my families nick name for me and the name I most of them call me by, but only family dare call me that. Now, as you know my father's family are Polish and my fathers mother spoke terrible English but she had used to words loo loo for when she needed the toilet, when Nana realised that they were calling me the name Lulu, she went mad, saying that she would never call her only beautiful grand-daughter after a toilet. So she named me Lilly after her favorite flowers and Lu, as I didn't answer the name, but my head would snap around at the word Lu and so over the years I ended up with her calling me Lilly-Lu.
As Nana was the person responsible for my love of crafting, taught me so much and gave the encouragement, I thought I would honor her by naming the shop Lilly-Lu, in actual fact I have been selling on and off under this name for years, so it seemed fitting to keep it.

I sold my first bracelet at 10, to my Nana's best friend and years later it came back to me, when her daughter died and left it too me.

Why Lia, 'cos my name is Julia and all the titles for my name were gone on blogger and they suggested Lia and the title of the blog, so that's how come.

EDIT:- sorry people, one last thing.

In order for me to enter it in to search engines I have to write a description for the web-site and I am totally stuck on this, so if you have any ideas I would be grateful, even if it's just a word or two. Thanks my lovelies.


  1. Have been and left a message on your website, Lia. It all looks so beautiful. Well done. XXXX

  2. Thanks Jackie, your a doll.
    much love,

  3. Hey Lia, left a comment on you new site, but thought I would tell you here how great it looks! As for key words for your search engine, I would make sure to use sea glass jewelry especially since this is the first time I've heard of anyone doing this. Think this will set you aside from the others!

  4. I left a message on your jewelry site. You are well on your way and all I can do is tell you to keep up the good work. I admire your creativity and talent.

  5. Lovely site, Lia, it shows not trace at all of your having pulled all your hair out making it!

    Lovely jewellery, I love the concept of making it from sea glass.

  6. Oh wow Lia, your hard work and frustration has all paid off! You've built a beautiful website that compliments every piece of jewelry on it. Bravo darling! That is no small feat, believe me, I've tried :). I am thrilled with your result! It really is a well-organized, easy site to navigate. I really like what you've done.

    As for the description for the search engines, think of it as an "about me" kind of page. Use as many "key words" in it as you can: like "sea glass" or "sterling silver" and even "bracelets" "jewelry" etc. And be sure to use a combination of those including "jewelry," and "for sale" in there. The search engines pretty much only use that description and your site's content to place your site in searches. I hope that makes sense dear. Bottom line, write a concise paragraph about your site and what you're selling. This paragraph, more often than not, is what searchers see when they see your site come up in a search result list.

    I'm going to back to the site now :)
    Much love Lia!

  7. I've just had so much fun browsing your website. Who knew so many beautiful pieces of sea glass could be found along the Thames?? I love your stuff! I will definitely be back.
    (and if I ever find the recipe for those rolls and that cinnamon butter, I'll be sure to pass it on!) -Arianne (Little Pink Houses)

  8. Oh, what beautiful work complimented by the beautiful website.
    Very professional, very easy to navigate through......it's wonderful!

    I'm glad I came back to catch up and sneak a peek.

    You're one talented lady!!


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