Saturday, January 22, 2011

Right on track....

I know it's only 3 weeks into the the new year, but I am pretty happy that I have been keeping up with my business goals.

I'm all caught up on RAW and THAW.  I've been able to have regular weekly updates....

Of course there are still things that are up in the air.

For instance my artisan findings shop, RubyMountainBeads on Etsy, and ArtFire.  I've had them shut down since early October, and still haven't found the time to decide the direction I want these shops to take.

I am considering just concentrating on the jewelry for awhile.  I don't want to totally shut the door on artisan findings.  I just need more time!!!!  I just don't know that I do myself justice by splitting my time between two stores.  It almost feels like each shop is getting 50% of me rather than 100%.  And I am really enjoying creating jewelry right now.  We shall see....

I just updated my Etsy shop this morning.  And, we just got home from picking up my kiln.  Oh yeah!  I forgot to tell you guys about my kiln!  Surprise from my husband.  He researched it, found a place in town that had one, and took me to pick it up today!

I am excited and intimidated all at once.  I'm going to spend the rest of the afternoon cutting shapes from copper and screwing up my courage to play with a box that reaches 1600 degrees.  Next weeks update will be all about enamels!  Oh, and trifle earrings...I'm still having fun with my bead box.

Wish me luck!  I'll post some preview pics here of items I just added to my shop.  If you want to check it out click here.  Have a super duper weekend everyone!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your new kiln!! I teach art off and on and it's always intimidating to be faced with a new machine that could burn down the building. But, you get to know it and come to trust it. I know you'll have fun! What a great hubby you've got too:)