I also try never to force a project...too many times I see pieces that are just slapped together. I may never have a lot of things in my shop, but each piece is thought out. I have been known to completely tear a piece apart after I take the picture because it didn't say what I wanted to say. I also love each piece and would keep them all if I could.
I joined ETSY last year but didn't post anything till January. I knew I liked my jewelry, but would anyone else??? I bombarded my friends on Facebook for their opinions and posted pictures every time I added new pieces. I try to post new pieces every few days, to keep the line fresh. I am looking for new ways to promote my shop and am thinking of having home parties. I had a small group of friends over and they brought all their broken jewelry and grandma's buttons. Everyone walked out with a beautiful new piece and had a great time! Of course, the sangria didn't hurt!