Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Big 2 !!

This month we are celebrating the second anniversary of Hanji Naty! Yay!

On February 24, 2013 I was opening my own online boutique, on the website Etsy.com, specialized in handmade and vintage items. It's been a great adventure so far, and I am so thrilled when I think of the future of my business!

Last year, when my online shop turned one, I made a recap of some amazing moments that happened in my first year. It is fantastic to see that my progression has continued, and that new doors keep on opening! 2015 is going to be an exciting year for Hanji Naty !

Developing my online business
  • I sold 60 items in my second year (compared to 24 items in the first one), for a total of 84 sales!;
  • My items have been sold in eleven different countries, including the USA, Canada, South Korea, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Israel;
  • My shop offers now a wider range of products, including hair accessories, key chains, brooches, pen holders, coasters, magnets, earrings, trays, boxes, etc. More than 175 items are currently for sale in my online boutique;

Butterfly Hanji Paper Magnets OOAK Colorful Butterflies Zen Asian Decor Handmade (set of 4)

Creating New Products
  • In the fall of 2014 I created a series of unique and colorful patchwork coasters. They have been very popular items in my shop this year, as well as in my booth in the Wonju Hanji Festival;
Patchwork Coasters Hanji Paper Coasters, Colorful Organic Design Handmade Zen Great Gift
My Hanji patchwork coasters are among
the most popular items in my Etsy shop.

  • I have expended my offer of hair accessories, adding mini barrettes and long thin hair pins to please different types of hair;

Hanji Mini French Barrettes Hair Pin Striped Green Red Swastika Stainless Steel Barrette (Set of 2)   Slim Pink Purple Hanji French Barrette Thin Long Hair Pin Striped Girly Colors Skinny Hair Barrette Stainless Steel Barrette

  • You can now find Hanji brooches in my online shop :

  • I am constantly creating new styles of Hanji paper earrings, to please all tastes and styles. Recently I added new round and oval earrings; the earrings are made of wood, and are covered with hand-cut Hanji paper :
Green Turtle Hanji Paper Earrings Dangle Green Brown Design Good Luck Fortune Hypoallergenic hooks Lightweight Ear rings     Blue Round Bamboo Hanji Paper Earrings Dangle Bamboo Design Peacock Blue Black Hypoallergenic hooks Lightweight Ear rings

Participating in my very first Festival
    • I had the chance to present and sell my creations in a complete different setting, but most importantly, it was a golden opportunity for me to be in direct contact with my customers;
    • It was also a beautiful occasion to meet and connect with my fellow Hanji craftsmen and craftswomen; 
    • After a wonderful encounter with a couple of Japanese art gallery owners, some of my patchworks coasters are now for sale in an art gallery in Seoul, Capital city of South Korea!

Being a part of the Etsy Community
  • In the second year I continued to be more involved in the Etsy community, participating regularly in the promotional activities and games of different Etsy teams;
  • Since January 2015, I am the proud Captain of the Strategic Promotion for Success Team (SPS Team). I am extremely happy and grateful to have the opportunity to work with a great group of Leaders, who are dedicated artisans and artists who spare no effort to help our teammates thrive and succeed;

Being more visible on social media platforms 
  • In the last few months I have deployed more energy to increase my presence on different social media platforms :
    • I regularly participate in the Crafty Saturday Show and Sell on The Chilly Dog's awesome blog www.thechillydog.com;

A special discount to celebrate the second anniversary of HanjiNaty!

  • I am thrilled to offer you 20% OFF on all the items in the online shop to celebrate the second anniversary of HanjiNaty!
  • Use the coupon code "THEBIG2" at check-out to enjoy a nice 20% discount!
  • The coupon is valid until March 31, 2015;


  1. Congratulations, Natalie! I love your recap. It's good to reflect on our progress and accomplishments. And of course, thanks for the mention, too!

  2. What a great story and a great story with beautiful and unique gift items!