Ugggghhhhh. I really hate "live and learn" moments.
Here we go: and any of you more experienced Etsy sellers out there, feel free to give me a little advice!
So in my Etsy shop, among other things, I feature embroidery hoop art. Mostly Scripture verses and things like that. I design the layout myself, because as I found out early on, finding embroidery designs WITH permission to sell the finished product, is like finding a needle in a haystack! Here's one of mine:
And in every one of these listings, I let people know that if they want a custom piece made, they can do that, too. They can pick their own verse/color scheme/etc. I've done one custom piece so far (pics to come!) and it was, you know, a nice transaction and all.
So I got an Etsy message about a week ago from a perfectly legit-sounding person, wanting a custom piece. We went back and forth about what verse she wanted, and she asked if she could see a sketch before she ordered. I thought that sounded fair, so I worked up a design, watermarked it, and emailed it to her.
Have not heard from her since.
Ugh. Did I fall for something? What just happened???
The thing is, if it were me, I would also want to see a preview before I ordered. So her request didn't send up any red flags.
So...um...I don't know what to make of this.
Opinions? Speculations? Advice?