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April Creative Hands: Mixed Media! April 2013


WELCOME TO CREATIVE HANDS!

Creative Hands is Ruby Lane's monthly newsletter celebrating the unique and exceptional works of the jewelry artisans on Ruby Lane. This month's selection of jewelry which combines various types of components into one fabulous piece. Enjoy!



OVER 1,150 REVIEWS: RUBY LANE RECEIVES 9.40 RATING OUT OF 10 THROUGH RESELLERRATINGS

In 2012, Ruby Lane began participating in the ResellerRatings program. This third party program allows recent buyers to rate their experience shopping on any participating site. As of today, over 1,150 buyers have rated their Ruby Lane shopping experience, and we are pleased to report that we currently hold an overall positive rating of 9.40 out of 10.

Here is how ResellerRatings describes their program:

"ResellerRatings' goal is to offer first-hand customer accounts of online retailers to highlight the best and help shoppers avoid the rest, and to help great retailers excel. 1,946 retailers, including leading brands like Barnes & Noble, Zappos, B&H Photo, and Newegg.com, participate at ResellerRatings to survey customers, monitor reviews, and resolve issues.

ResellerRatings features the highest quality consumer reviews from actual customers. We require an order number with each review, we allow merchants to post replies in response to reviews and to flag reviews for verification, and we apply fraud detection techniques to prevent and detect fake &"shill" reviews. Reviews are not invented by ResellerRatings.com's staff nor are any reviews allowed to be posted by merchants."

Both Google and Bing display the ratings and reviews, including throughout Google Shopping, and within sponsored AdWords ads.

Ruby Lane is proud to enjoy an ongoing high rating through ResellerRatings. As always, we and our shops will continue to strive to maintain the highest quality standards possible.



REMINDER: JOIN RUBY LANE FOR ONLY A $15 SETUP FEE

To help celebrate our 15th year in business, we have reduced our shop set-up fee to $15 for new shop owners wanting to sell on Ruby Lane.

2013 will be full of 15-year anniversary promotions, and we want to continue our celebration beyond our current buyers and sellers, to include new shop owners who join the site.

Beginning February 1st, 2013 through December 31st, 2013, all new shops who join Ruby Lane only pay a $15 set-up fee instead of the usual $75 fee. You must request to open by December 31st to receive the promotion.

We are proud of our long history of partnering with our sellers from around the world. Our goal is to make buying and selling online both effortless and rewarding.

For more information or to get started go to: Top Reasons to Open A Shop and see why we're considered the best online site on which to sell antiques & art, vintage collectibles and jewelry.



MIXED MEDIA NECKLACES

First there was Black Friday, then there was Cyber Monday. Now there’s Small Business Saturday®, a day dedicated to shoppers supporting small businesses that fuel our economy, and invigorate our communities. The majority of Ruby Lane's shop owners are small businesses.

Held on Saturday, November 26th, Small Business Saturday is a movement with 1.5 million Facebook supporters, nationwide public support, and centers on the simple idea that holiday shoppers can shop in their local communities and from their neighbors. You can do this online, as well while still supporting small business!

For more information visit the Shop Small Business Saturday Facebook Page

Encourage your friends to support Small Business Saturday as well. "See" you there!



 
Double Strand Turquoise ...
Golden Patinaed ...
Hand Forged and Hammered...
 


 
My Latest Work Pink ...
African Trade Beads and ...
Wild As a March Hare ~ ...
 



HANDMADE EARRINGS AND RINGS

Ruby Lane has launched a special promotion: Open a shop and the $75 set-up fee is waived. But time is running out. This is a reminder that this special limited time promotion is on now, through October 31, 2012.

Why Open A Shop?
You'll enjoy the immediate benefit of Ruby Lane's considerable, highly targeted visitor traffic for Vintage, as well as Handcrafted Jewelry. Your items rank highly in search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing since they are part of the Ruby Lane community, plus they are automatically placed in Google Shopping and The Find.

New Tools and Features
We are always adding new features to the site. There is a new look to our Search pages, the ability to Skype with customers, the ability to accept Amazon Payments, and our mobile site has just been launched. As always, we have a robust social community which includes Pinterest, Facebook and Google+. Our occasional Ruby Red Tag 50% Off Sale brings additional buzz and excitement before, during and after each Sale.

Hands-On Mentoring
Our free Shop Mentoring Program offers personalized, optional guidance to new shops. Our Roving Mentors cruise the site on an ongoing basis, offering optional tips and guidance to sellers who would like help improving their shop. Our Ruby Lane shop Mentors are veteran shop owners who are/have been Ruby Lane shops themselves. They understand what it takes to make an online shop successful, and what pitfalls to avoid - especially if you're new to the process.

We're a Juried site
We take pride in the products we offer, so we vet and jury every seller on the site. We want to give our shoppers the best possible online experience for Vintage as well as Handcrafted Jewelry. Try finding that anywhere else online! We also have tools in place to make sure sellers follow our guidelines for selling on Ruby Lane.

We've Even Won Awards
We were voted the top site to sell on in the 2010 ECommerce Bytes Sellers Choice Awards; voted third place in 2011, and second place (just behind Amazon.com) in 2012 (voted on by over 7,500 online sellers). The same 2012 survey awarded us first place in both customer service and communication.

Join Us
It is really that simple - request to open a shop by October 31, 2012 and you won't be charged the usual $75 Set-Up Fee. Since we are a juried site, your shop must meet our guidelines and be approved by our review staff.

With more than 2,400 shops and 460,000 items, we invite you to tour Ruby Lane, and see why so many call it home, and a great place to shop for, and sell Vintage as well as Handcrafted Jewelry.

Here's what some of our current shop owners say they like about selling on Ruby Lane:

“I am a very satisfied loyal Ruby Lane shop owner. I brag about Ruby Lane being by far the best on-line antiques shopping site to all of my show customers and friends. I have referred many people to Ruby Lane to open their own shops.”

“I just wanted to tell you how thrilled I am to be on Ruby Lane. I already have repeat buyers. I can't believe it has taken me so long to make the move from **** .... PLEASE PLEASE do not change what you are doing and I will keep on doing what I am doing. Thank you!!!!!!”

“One of the reasons I have stayed with Ruby Lane since nearly the beginning is that I feel like people in this organization care about my involvement, and actually care about me personally, that I succeed with this venture. I am more proud than ever to be part of such a group, that clearly cares about all of the players.“

“I've been selling on Ruby Lane for 1 year. I'm extremely pleased with your layout, forums, the cost of selling & the services you provide. Started selling on ebay a long time ago - like most say it was not satisfying. I'm so glad I found you! Your site is fair & ethical, geared toward what we like to sell & informative. My sales have been great & get better all the time!”

“Just want to say I am very happy to have a shop on Ruby Lane. It's been almost 3 years and while I looked at the free sites while deciding where to open a shop, I chose Ruby Lane and am glad I did. “

We hope you'll consider joining us. To get started go to: Top Reasons

For information on the cost of a shop visit: Cost of Shop



 
Golden Tiger Eye ...
Cultured Pearl Earrings ...
Alpine Forget-Me-Not ...
 


 
Tourmaline Shard 14k and...
Little Creations ...
Czech Glass Crystals ...
 



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Debutante Biker Patent ...
Artisan Beaded Wire ...
Enameled Cuff Link ...
 


 
Mixed metal Bracelet ...
Aventurine, Jade and ...
Andalusite, pink ...
 


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