I sell on both Etsy and Dawanda – just gemstone bead and sterling
My average sale is about 35-40USD. I do have necklaces and bracelets
listed at up to 120, but those sell very slowly. Most expensive
thing I’ve sold was about 72.
I just started listing on Dawanda, and I’m very happy with it… the
strong Euro vs the CDN dollar really helps! But I think to do well
on Dawanda, you really need to list in German on their German site.
ALL of my customers there so far have been German.
It’s true that most of the jewelry sales on Etsy are on the lower
end. Though higher end items do sell.
The big issue on Etsy is being found… there’s a LOT of jewelry
listed. I sell regularly (but slowly) because pple will come onto
Etsy searching for certain types of gemstone jewelry… how many
pple list Lapis Lazuli + peridot earrings" Or nice quality sleeping
beauty turquoise earrings" Lol, these searches bring up far less
pages of items than a search for “sterling earrings” or “blue and
The other huge issue is of course photography. I think your product
photography really is key. Unfortunately it’s also time consuming
and takes a ton of practice. I don’t know how pple manage to sell
low priced one-of-a-kind items… the overhead involved just from
the photography would be painful.
I don’t sell on 1000markets, because it’s only open to americans and
I’m canadian. But it is trying to build a higher end look, and may
do well in the future for higher end items. Though traffic there is
slow now since it’s very new.