Monday, July 26, 2010

Changes All Around

Well, I've managed to streamline my career path. While I enjoyed the sweetness of working with cupcakes, it wasn't a viable long-term career for me. Pure Romance has also taken a backseat for now. I've decided to concentrate on my jewelry design and gem supply shops on Etsy.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chasing Rabbits

Today was quite enlightening. I think I've been avoiding any sort of decision making in an effort to relax my mind. Unfortunately, it seems to be having the opposite effect. I went to my first team meeting for Pure Romance, and was struck by something another consultant said. We were challenged to write down our dreams for ourselves for the next month. Big and small. Someone said it was difficult to pin down exactly what those things would be because they seem to take the backseat to all of the everyday minutiae that we all seem to be consumed by. Then a girl said that she had not dreamed about what her life could be because she was afraid that if she put it into words that it could then be taken from her. FEAR. Ugh, it is such a force in inaction. Fear keeps us from doing so many things that we want to do, but we forget that it also keeps us from distancing ourselves from things that aren't good for us. When defining my goals another consultant said to me that goals are like rabbits, and it's hard to catch one when we run around after whatever rabbit is near. Focus on just one rabbit, and the chance of success increases. How does this relate to jewelry? Well, I love designing sparkly things and am glad that I've decided to sell my designs. Adding it to my list of jobs now puts me at 4! They are (in order of importance): mother

 sexuality educator

 jewelry designer

 cupcake maker

Somethings gotta give.

Friday, September 18, 2009

All things shiny...Come visit me at Handmade Fall

Handmade Autumn Trunk Show 2009
Sponsored by Yee-Haw Industries, Downtown Wine & Spirits, & Metro Pulse <:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:><:>

September 18-20
409 S. Gay St.
(between Yee-Haw & Downtown Wine & Spirits)

featuring locally crafted housewares, apparel & accessories from local & regional vendors

recycled stationery, belt buckles & tire planters;
apparel, bags, scarves, soap, art & more

Open House
Friday, Sept. 18
5 - 9pm

Evening entertainment by Nathan Moses begins at 6:30pm.

Friday: 12-9
Saturday: 10-9
Sunday: 1 – 5

thanks to Yee-Haw Industries, Downtown Wine & Spirits, & Metro Pulse!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sparkly things all around

I'm in the middle of  a massive jewelry creating whirlwind. I figure I should take advantage of this boost of creativity, although it does leave me a bit cranky in the mornings. Why cranky? I am  naturally a night owl, and like to work when the sun is fast asleep. My children, however, like to wake up early and demand breakfast as soon as the sun starts peeping its way into the sky. I figure I'll get to pay them back when they are teenagers. Of course, that would require my waking up early to annoy them. I think I might want to rethink my plan.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Suay Gems is my first stop for sparkle

PictureIf you want the highest quality gemstones without having to sell any vital organs, you should head over to Suay Gems shop on Etsy. Run by the awesome Jaki, who lives in Bangkok, the gems are mouth watering without breaking the bank. She's super easy to work with, and the shipments are relatively fast (they are coming to me from across the globe). All of my gems have arrived wrapped up nicely in cotton in a mirrored Oriental print fabric covered hard sided box. (Whew! That was a mouthful.) Jaki is my very first stop for all things glittery. You can make her your first stop, too.

I love Etsy....see how it all started

PictureJill lives in Hawaii and creates seriously cute clay jewelry. I actually own not one, not two, more like a generous baker's 2 dozen cupcakes that Jill has turned into earrings and pendants. She's the reason I found out about Etsy. I was looking for cute cupcake jewelry, and had been disappointed by what I was finding. Then a google search led me to her shop, and I fell in love. I started out slowly, but once I held one of her cupcake earrings I knew I was a goner. It's really quite embarrassing, but I'm secretly quite pleased at the massive stockpile of cupcake jewelry. You never know when you might need a cupcake to dress up your outfit, right? I requested a specific style of cupcake earring, and Jill made them even more fabulous than I had imagined them. (check them out above). She's a sweetie, too. She's sent along little extras with my orders. I guess she figured one more cupcake wasn't going to hurt me. If you need a dose of cute head on over to her shop

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Lovely Kit Lane

Kit Lane is fabulous, and her little "oddjects" make me smile. I happened upon her shop quite by accident, and messaged her immediately to let her know that I loved one of her peascapes. I couldn't quite justify purchasing a peascape, but COULD justify purchasing prints of her happy little creations. Being extremely wonderful, she sent an extra print with the order. Her attached business card was made by MOO, and an entire side was a picture of her creations. I felt compelled to take it with me everywhere. So, naturally, I convo'd her again. Completely unfazed by my strange request to send out more business cards, she messaged me back and said she would send them out the next morning. Imagine my surprise and elation to find in the mail today an amazing assortment of Kit's business cards AND a print of one of her little guys. Definitely check out her shop, as I am so over the moon about not only her creations, but also her loveliness.