All right, I finally have a new store up on the website! I'm still playing with it, trying to figure the options out, but it looks good! It is synced with my Etsy account, so all the prices and inventory match 100%. I'm still trying to figure out the payment portal. I want to stick with PayPal because its well known, and easy to use. However, I want an option for those of you that don't have a PayPal account. You're supposed to be able to checkout without a PayPal account, but I'm waiting to confirm that. I could also use Stripe, but I don't like the fact they aren't well known and they don't provide a banner. I want to make sure everyone is comfortable ordering, that it looks very safe and trustworthy. I shop online too, and I know how important the little things are!
In the New Year, I will be getting going on more wedding items, including wedding cake toppers. I've had a few requests for Willow Trees, so pending a small redesign, they will be back up for sale.
I'm also going to work really hard at getting the crystal healing and energy healing information up on this website. Its unclear if I'll try having an online consultation sessions business or not, I don't know currently how it would work. Basically, you would fill out a complete questionnaire, and I would work with you to figure out what's going on, and offer some healing suggestions with crystals, distance Reiki, and counseling. I have done it before, and I want the service more accessible. I figure either some people have limited transportation to see someone, or for some reason they'd rather remain anonymous and not see someone in person. I completely understand, and would love to work with those who need a different type of treatment.
Finally, I really want to break more into the animal healing realm! I had another breakthrough with my cat, Angie. If you remember, she's very shy and easily spooked from her past. We just moved into a new residence this past weekend, and she's been between excited to explore, and frantic to disappear into a safe hiding spot! I finally calmed her down using her special gem trees- Crazy Lace Agate and Olive Jade. Both help in times of stress and sudden changes. Angie responded well to her treatments, and now is (mostly) settled into her new home! I'm going to take the experiment one step further, and introduce our black kitten Gracie into the world of crystals. She likes the trees, but is still at her nibble on everything stage. I want to figure out a way of getting her to settle down and sleep at night, instead of causing trouble. She has a strong pull towards my Halloween Bonsai gem tree, so maybe I'll start there, and see if it helps calm her down.
Let's make it a great year for Spirit Gem Designs!