Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blogging Again

I've been out of the loop for the last week and a half. My computer started to malfunction and I had to call a professional. They took my Dell away for a week to their repair shop and I went through "internet withdrawl".

However in my hiatus I was able to get some creativity done. I've sketched some new ideas-for Spring- and have started to work on some more creations for Fall and Winter. I've also applied to a couple of local shows that will occur in September, one of which is right in my neighborhood. I'll have pictures of my booth set-up soon☺

My website is coming along great and is still scheduled for August 20th. I've figured out a way to simplify the process and I may have it up and running before the 20th.

My two eldest children(17 and 16) are out camping for the week and I miss them very much. This is the first time they've ever been away for so long. They are in an area where a lot of natural gems and minerals are found-they promised to bring me back what they find so that I can use it in my work(I'm a lucky mom☺) I can't wait for Friday to come so that I can see them again♥

UPDATE: August 17th 2009
The kids got back over two weeks ago and they are still talking about what fun they had☺ My daughter learned how to crochet and my son caught 18 fish at the lake!

I may have to postpone my website premiere until early September due to a few minor setbacks
I'll know for certain by August 19th.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I've been accepted into Trunkt. I applied a while back and was not accepted. I guess after a year of refining my work and taking better pictures(in MY opinion of course☺) have finally paid off.

Here's my portfolio:

I plan to use this opportunity as a way to network and get to know more artists as well as to further promote my work.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Almost There...

I've been listing new creations on Etsy steadily now for the past two weeks.
I know in my previous post that I mentioned that would allow my listings to expire on Etsy. I've decided that I will utilize Etsy in a different way. I'm building a "gallery" at Etsy to house my lower end work-that is, creations that would fall in the category of being more affordable . I've priced these creations accordingly so that they would be available for wholesale purchasing. To be truthful, I don't expect many individuals sale-maybe a few, hopefully☺ Instead my wholesale clients(on and offline) would be able to view the selection there and make their choices.
My new website will house my higher end creations-creations that are composed of materials such as high karat gold and AAA gems. Both sites will display my Fall/Winter 2009 collections. The estimated debut date for my website will be August 20th(*crosses fingers*)
I've decided to close both my 1000Markets and Ecrater accounts. The reason for this is not because of low traffic although that is one factor. At 1000Markets, I could not fully take advantage of the features there. I kept getting blocked from listing my work and from posting on "walls" and in the forums. The only thing that functioned correctly was my blog and I naturally had that directed here. I've worked with the admin and the programmer at 1KM about resolving the issue. They were very friendly and went the extra mile to try and help me with the issue but nothing we tried seemed to work. Other than that, I think it would have been promising.

My Ecrater account will be replaced by my new website. I've already informed my local customers here in Rochester. They are just as excited as me☺. I think that my new website will be more user friendly and easier to navigate than Ecrater.
'Til next time....