Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Pardon the lousy picture. I forgot to use the macro setting...oh well. You get the idea. This is what I managed to make last week. It felt like I had gotten a lot done, but seeing everything together, mmm.... not so much.

Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of my opening my jewelry shop on Etsy. I had this little goal for myself, and I can say happily that I reached it! I really wanted to have 100 sales by my 1st anniversary. No reason in particular, just a goal that I had hoped would be attainable.

Now that I've reached that goal, I feel a little less pressure to list new things I've made. Besides, I have to build my inventory for the show in October. So, I plan on showing you what I've made, (because I like to share!) but won't be listing anything new until after the show. I'm sure I will have lots of goodies to list after the show has passed.

Happily the girls are enjoying their first week of school, and we are starting to settle into a routine. I have to say though that getting up early has been just awful. By nine at night I am wiped out. I usually lay around on the couch watching tv and yawning for an hour before I finally drag myself to bed. It's an adjustment every year. Before long I'll be used to it.

Yesterday I attended a funeral for the Mother of a friend of mine. I hadn't been to a funeral since I was 15 years old. It was a really nice service, but my friend's son (10 or 11 years old) was sobbing inconsolably throughout. It was heart wrenching to hear his pain and grief. I let loose myself a flood of tears. The pain of losing a loved one is just so heartbreaking. You cannot help but think of your own mortality, and those of the ones you love. It weighed heavy on me all day long.

I got some time in at the bench this morning, and have nearly finished a ring design that popped into my depressed and sleep deprived brain last night. I don't often just hit the bench with an idea right away. I tend to muddle it over and over think it to death. I work slowly enough as it is. I don't have time to sit and contemplate. I need to be making baby! So I threw out this ring this morning, and I'm still not sure if I like it. Oh well, it's just about done now, and will be one more thing I can throw on my table come show time. We shall see.

Hopefully I'll have a few more things to show you by the end of the week. Back to work with me! Have a great week folks...


  1. I love your new things! It looks like a lot of work to me.

    ugh...back to school. I think it's an even trade off. They are back to school and, although I am getting up much earlier, I have so much more time in the day!

    Can't wait to see your new ring.

  2. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. One hundred sales...Wow, can you share any marketing tips you might have in a future post. I've been selling about a year, but only have about a third of your sales. Your work is lovely, thanks for sharing.