18 June, 2020

Postponed – Photos in a Snap

2020-05-06T12:53:51-05:00, |0 Comments

This class will be rescheduled for Fall 2020.


A quick crash course in photographing your small scale art work using your smartphone to capture and edit images. Learn tips for using everyday materials to light and display your work and basic edits that can help your photos shine on your website, social media or Etsy shop.

This will be a hands-on session focused on photographing small objects (<15 inches) and you should bring a smartphone with a camera to class with you and one small piece of art that you have made (jewelry, pottery, wood, fiber art.)

This is a great class to pair with my Etsy Behind the Scenes class.


REGISTER HERE: https://beckarahn.square.site/product/photos-in-a-snap/32

This class is held at HeartFelt Silks Studio.

14 May, 2020

Postponed – Etsy Shop Behind the Scenes

2020-04-06T21:25:55-05:00, |0 Comments

** THIS CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL. ** Tips, techniques and words of wisdom from a long-time Etsy Seller about what it takes to run an Etsy shop. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the technical side of running your shop, setting up items via the Shop Manager, and choosing shipping profiles; as well as marketing and search tips to help get you started on the right foot. Note, this is a lecture style class, you do not need to bring a computer.

This is a great class to pair with Photos in a Snap.


Registration closed.


This class is held at HeartFelt Silks Studio.

23 September, 2019

Etsy Shop Behind the Scenes

2019-07-15T17:53:32-05:00|0 Comments

Tips, techniques and words of wisdom from a long-time Etsy Seller about what it takes to run an Etsy shop. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the technical side of running your shop, setting up items via the Shop Manager, and choosing shipping profiles; as well as marketing and search tips to help get you started on the right foot. Note, this is a lecture style class, you do not need to bring a computer.

2 February, 2018

Work in progress and origami design inspiration.

2018-02-02T14:58:47-06:00Spoonflower & Fabric Design|Comments Off on Work in progress and origami design inspiration.

I talked a few posts back about goals for 2018 and one of those was to design more fabric. My goal was one new design a week and so far I am way ahead of schedule! First, I expanded my oboe fabrics line. It went from 1 print, which I originally designed in 2009 to 24 oboe and oboe-themed fabric prints available. I did six different designs in 4 different colorways. Because someone always asks the question when I use that term, a colorway means the group of colors that make up the designs. I use the same colors in all 6 fabrics so that the colorway all coordinates and you can mix and match. So my colorways are Tango (grey/red/pink/black), Duet (blue/green/purple), Salsa (orange, lime, turquoise, grey) and Blues (blue, grey, black). Those are all now printed, proofed, tweaked and available for sale in my Spoonflower shop.

And then I printed a slight variation on those same designs onto note cards so that I have sets of oboe postcards available now in my Etsy shop called Oboe d’Amore. It ends up that the repeating oboe instrument print is my favorite […]

16 August, 2017

My art supports my community.

2017-08-16T11:24:09-05:00An Artist's Life|1 Comment

I posted this collection of photos to Instagram the other day and it got me thinking. I took the photos as I was walking over to the post office that is just down the block from my house. This is part of my regular routine: walking over to the post office to drop off an Etsy order. Unless it is -20 degrees, I usually walk over there; I don’t like to “work out”, so I make myself walk places a lot. I thought to myself (and laughed a little as I thought about it) “I bet nobody knows that every Etsy shop order they place with me is delivered part of the way on foot.”

And then the more I thought about it, the more I thought that’s part of the story I should be telling. That’s part of the cool thing about both having a small business and working with small businesses. It’s not about distribution centers and corporate culture; it’s about people with stories.

So here are some stories that you wouldn’t know about my business.

I do hand deliver every order you place with me to my neighborhood post office on […]

12 July, 2017

Etsy Shop: Behind the Scenes

2017-04-19T09:59:22-05:00|0 Comments

Etsy.com is a vast online marketplace for handmade goods, and whether you have opened a shop already or are getting ready to take the leap, there is a lot to think about. Take a guided tour from shop owner Becka Rahn, to see how an Etsy shop works from behind the scenes.  Learn about the new Shop Manager for sellers, Etsy Studio, successful listing tips, vocabulary and more.