Where Can I Find You?

This is the first in a series of 'tips-n-tricks' from the Etsy Metal Clay team.  Lori Magno here, aka EMC Team Geek, presenting thoughts on how to help people find you (and your shop.)

Where can I find you? That is a not infrequent question from friends, family and co-workers about where to find my jewelry. 

My shop is located on Etsy, but you can find me with a simple Internet search because I have key-worded all of my pieces with things that will help you find a particular piece of jewelry - but also find my shop. I added my name to every listing.

I own my domain and point it to my Etsy shop which make it easy for my friends who can't spell my proper shop name. Is Moda di Magno so hard? It means "Designed by Magno" in Italian! Nevertheless LoriMagno.com is easier for most of my friends (and some of the family!)

You can find me on Google - I love the Google.  You should google your own name or company name and see what pops up on the first page.  What appears on the first page of Google is what most people will perceive as 'your brand' - your company or you. For a search engine to find you (and by extension your shop) you need to have a presence. How are you creating your online presence?

You can find me on Facebook - I'm not one for re-living high school moments, but I'm happy to announce every design innovation and special shop event. It's also nice to get instant feedback on those posts.

You can find me on Twitter - I'll probably be doing Red Sox play by play, but I also send links to my shop, to announce special shopping events and to treasuries. I always Twitter the treasuries!

Speaking of Treasuries, you can find me in Etsy Treasuries. I'm quite thrilled to show off my team, but I will always include one of my own pieces (and link out to my shop in the "from" box at the top of the treasury.)

You can find me on Flickr - I have a photo set dedicated to my jewelry on Flickr. It is one more place for my friends and family to admire what I've been working on - and for friends I haven't met to find along the way. Flickr is another spot for people to comment on your work (always good for inspiration!)

You can find me on my own Blog - I write on a variety topics, all subjects I'm likely to be passionate about, and I make sure to include a lot of photos. A blog is different from a website - a blog is meant to be a two-way street. It is meant to invite comments and provide feedback (good, weird and indifferent.) I have put the occasional "how I made this" show and tell on my blog. Your friends and family may never admit visiting, but they like to know what's going on - so show off a little!

I am on LinkedIn (Are we linked?) This is what many people call 'Facebook for grown-ups'. It is a networking site where you can present your professional face - whatever that profession may be. LinkedIn has a status update feature similar to that of Facebook, so I write the occasional note about shows or design work.

You can find me in the comments of other writers' blogs. I am an avid reader of many blogs on many subjects (fashion, politics, design, kittens...) and when I am moved by a topic I will leave a comment. Most sites require some information to leave a comment, but they  usually offer you the option to put in your website - making it possible for other readers to click on your link and go to the site of your choice!

Those are just nine simple places for people to find your shop. So where can I find you?

I'll write another time about social bookmarking and ways to 'save your favorites' from all over the Internet!

For amusement and learning of all kinds, visit some of the Etsy Metal Clay team members who also blog:


A New Treasury

I built a treasury under the title "Things my mother would LOVE" filled with gorgeous things from the Etsy Metal Clay team. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th - and as I am filling Mother's Day orders I'm thinking of my own amazing Mom and puzzling the perfect gift for her. This is a good starting place.


Trunk Show Today! 2pm(EST) - Etsy Virtual Labs

TODAY (April 21, 2009)!!  2:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) Please join the Etsy Metal Clay Team for a Mother's Day Trunk Show - fun, fabulousness and fantastic door prizes! 


In Geek News Today

A funny thing happened today - a weird, happy, funny thing. I put a few new items in my shop early this morning and sent a short message on Twitter. Those new items would be Frail Whale No. 1, Frail Whale - Standard Edition, and Frail Whale No. 2.

Those of you familiar with Twitter, will understand my reference to the microblog's "Fail Whale" who pops up periodically when the service is struggling to handle the volume of messages.

To my utter delight the blog AdRants wrote a blurb about Frail Whale and then Universal Hub added Frail Whale to a post about a Boston Globe article about 'Twitterati' - and both drove a ridiculous number of visitors to my blog Moda di Magno and to my Etsy Shop of the same name. So welcome the Frail Whales - and all the fine folks now joining @modamags in Twitterland! And thanks to all the mysterious workings of the Internet!

Cheerfully submitted,
Lori Magno
Moda di Magno


Trunk Show News!

Join the Etsy Metal Clay team in the Virtual Gallery on Tuesday, April 21st at 2:00pm(EST) for gorgeous things 'Fit for Mother's Day' as well as trivia and prizes!  

Featured artists are; our moderator for the Trunk Show, DaisyJaneDesigns and team members BirlandCreations, WearablebyDesign, LizardsJewelry, DinaAlexander, SilverGarden, HeartoftheFire and me, ModadiMagno. Special thanks to Lora and Chris for their help and promotion!

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade


Mother's Day Trunk Show

The Etsy Metal Clay team will be hosting a Mother's Day Trunk Show on April 21 at 2:00 pm EST/ 11:00 am PST. Eight of the Metal Clay team members will be presenting their fine handcrafted jewelry. Please stop by and pick up a lovely gift for the hard working mom in your life!


Things Found In Nature: Treasury Tuesday

A Tuesday Treasury of beautiful things inspired by nature. There's a reason they call her Mother Nature - she's fabulously dressed and ALWAYS accessorized! Go forth and emulate her.

Buy Handmade


A treasury made of hearts and flowers

Hearts and Flowers aka 'EMC Team Rides Again" is the most recent EMC Team treasury and it is up through Wednesday in all its happy glory. Take a sneak peek here:


Treasury by Clever Endeavor

Etsy Metal Clay team member Christine of Clever Endeavor assembled a beautiful treasury with items from the EMC Team called Hearts of Silver. You can view the treasury through the morning of Sunday, April 12, 2009. The Etsy Metal Clay Team is planning a Trunk Show on Etsy (just in time for Mother's Day!) More details right here soon!


Welcome New Member to the Etsy MetalClay Team

I am pleased to announce that we have added two new members to the Etsy MetalClay Team. They are Janice Donner of DestinysCreations and Kathy Voss of KVossDesigns.

Janice hails from Windsor, CT (Lisel of heartofthefire backyard, small world) and has been working with metal clay for approximately 16 months. She is a paralegal by day but a jewelry artisan at night. She sells her jewelry on Etsy site DestinysCreations and on her website http://www.shopdestinyscreations.com/. Checkout some of Janice earrings below.

Janice's Love Letter Earrings

Janice's Planet Rock Earrings

Kathy Voss of KVoss Designs is also a new member this month and hails from Rochester, MN. Kathy has been working with metal clay for a little over a year. She is the proud mother of two young children. Kathy sells her work on her Etsy website KVossDesigns, in local retail spaces in Rochester, New York and North Carolina. Check out Kathy's personalized pendant and bookmark below.

Kathy's Personalized Dog Tag Necklace

Kathy's Personalized Bookmark

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