Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy New Year!

I'm going on a cruise! It's my first time and I'll let you know how it went when I get back. I'll also try to take lot's of photos.

Until then, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holiday Splendor Booth

The weekend before Thanksgiving I had a booth at my first fair/show. It was a great learning experience, but not many sales. They did a ton of advertising for this, but people just did not show up. I think part of the problem was that there was another craft fair at a high school close by and tons of people went to that. Next year I'll try to get into that one. It would be more of my scene anyway. This one, Holiday Splendor, was a mix of a little handmade, to even Advocare and dance lessons (see the posters behind my booth).

I want to thank everyone who came out and supported me! I could not have afforded this if you hadn't shown up. I only sold things to my friends, which is very unfortunate. Trying to get your name out there is really hard, but I'm going to keep on doing it. 

Anyway, here are some close up photos of my booth. I have ideas of more ways to display everything, so this was a great trial for me.

One of my friends from high school had a booth right behind me. We got some cute photos taken on the giant rocking chair. I'm so glad she was there. I would have been so bored sitting there by myself all day.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Party Photo Booth!

Where's Waldo? Yep, that's me! Had a good time at a party last weekend. 

Photo booth's are so much fun and a little intimidating! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Beads, Beads and more Beads!

I'm working on some new bracelets. I had all these wood beads that I didn't know what to do with. Now I've made some bracelets and bought more beads to make more bracelets!


What do you all think?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

My Studio

For those who don't know me, I live in a 1 bedroom condo. I don't have much space, so I turned my dining room into my studio. I never ate at the table and it just piled up with junk. I had an old, awesome drafting table at my parents house that I was going to sell, but sold my table instead. These are a few photos of my new studio, storage and earring display. The owl earring display is actually above the shelves now. The Giving Thanks poster was done by an old co-worker and it's actually above my computer, not in the studio.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Peach and Gold Leaf Jewelry

I need opinions. Do you like this design in the necklace or earrings? The earrings are really long. I don't like to wear super long earrings with necklaces, so I would like to just sell one or the other of these.

Please let me know what you think.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Bit the Bullet

and cancelled cable. I still have internet, but I decided I didn't like dealing with my cable company and they kept messing up my service, even sent me a cable box that didn't work! So I have my antenna hooked up and I barely get NBC, but CBS comes in really good most of the time. And I can't forget about QVC. I mean, what good is an antenna if you can't get QVC??? I think I'm going to be happy with this decision. I'll just watch things I want to watch and not just find something on because I'm bored.

Now maybe I will finish these!

Or these! :) 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Over the Weekend and FUN

Yesterday I went to a design conference that AIGA put on. It's called Think Tank. They have it every year and have professionals come speak to the design community. I learned some and just had a good time. 2 of my co-workers went and it was nice to hang out with them outside of work. I hope to do more of that kind of stuff in the coming years.

The next day I got up early and ran 5 miles with a friend. It was pretty cold, but when we got in the sun it was too warm. We finished and felt great! Later that evening I got ready to go to the FUN concert. It was a lot of "fun"!!! They were really good live and so was their opener, Tegan & Sara. This is what I wore (from the chest up) to the show. I have on the Amber and Blue Long Earrings.

By the way, it was in the 50's that night! I wore boots and had a hoodie, but I was still freezing. I have to get used to this cold weather. Although it's hard when it's in the freakin' 80s during the day and 50s at night.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Blue Skull Earrings

Here is a photo of me wearing the super cute blue skull earrings. I totally cannot take a good selfie. I have problems finding my "good" side, smiling correctly and looking at the right place at the right angle. It's really a science I think!

Anyway, these are really cute and look great on. You should all go get a pair! I have other colors, too. Green, purple, yellow, orange and pink. I have white ones that are also for sale in the shop.

I haven't totally decided what I'm going to do on this blog. 

1. I'd like to show more photos of customers and myself wearing the jewelry I make. 
2. I'd like to show DIY projects if I ever do any. I'll also try to show my inspiration for pieces. Sometimes that comes from a shirt or shoes that I want something new to wear with. 
3. I have started running, lifting weights and eating healthy, so I would like to give updates about that.
4. I might show some how-to's so you can make your own pieces or fix broken ones. Thoughts on that?
5. I am a graphic designer as well as a jewelry designer so I would like to sometimes show things I am working on in my other design world.

Anything else you all would like me to talk about? I think this will just take some time to evolve. First thing I need to do is just start posting consistently.

Thanks for listening!