Monday, November 17, 2014

I did it!!!

  Ok so I learned how to put an Etsy badge on my blog. Kudos to me for following the tutorial, and being able to do it. Well I guess technology can still be learned at any age. Check out my shop for the holidays

Friday, November 14, 2014

Just plain confused..

As you can see from my posts, I am not an avid blogger. The truth is, my daughter used to do this for me, but now I have to do it.
Last year I realized it was quite easy for me to sign into my blog and post something new. Now, with all the changes that google has been making, I am having a really hard time signing in and find the posting button. You know the saying "if it is not broke, don't fix it" applies in this case.
They thought they were making it much more easier and friendly, but not for older people. Younger ones have no trouble adapting with all the changes, but for me it is difficult. I cannot even find where to sign it. What a nightmare.....just saying.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PDF files versus the finished product

        So I have been struggling with the question, should I make the finished product or sell a PDF file of the design? PDF files seem to be quite popular on Etsy so I thought I should just join the bandwagon. Then the more I though about it, the more I realized that I will no longer have control of the design. Too many times I've seen someone's else design being sold and the original owner is not given credit for it. Also the amount of work that goes into creating a PDF file is quite extensive. It was not as easy as I thought it would be. Many designs make perfect sense in my head, but how can I put them down for someone else to be able to understand then and have clear and concise directions? These are still nagging questions for me.
          Another issue is that pdf files can be shared with friends and family and at that point the designer looses revenue. So what is a jewelry designer to do? Make the finished product? Well that is good, but the market is saturated with jewelry at this point. How can I make mine stand out? I tried social media but I get lose in the sea of tweets. Facebook hasn't been much help either. I am out of ideas and have a on of finished products. I guess that is what happens when you become addicted to beads. I will have to live another lifetime to be able to wear all my jewelry. If any of you ladies have any ideas feel free to advise me.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Crafty idea

So the other day I find myself in the middle of the boys section trying to find a long sleeve shirt for my son. Unfortunately, he is very particular and could not find any long sleeved shirt. Instead I bought a graphic short sleeve shirt.
Next to the department store there was a Goodwill and I decided to get in and browse. Then, as I was looking, it hit me; why not get a nice long sleeved shirt and take off the sleeves and attach them to the short sleeves graphic t-shirt. So this is what I end up doing. I have enclosed a picture for you to see in case any one of you might find yourselves in this kind of situation. Now my son loves his new shirt...problem solved

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Just finding time

For any of you who are following my blog, I apologize that I am writing so sporadically. I am still making jewelry in my spare time. As many of you might not know I am in the process of finishing my bachelor degree in Biology. Finding time to design seems to be my biggest challenge. I have started many projects and some of them are in the process of being completed. Eventually I will finish them all.

My one problem is that the items that I made so long ago lost their appeal so I have been decomposing some of them. Is it just me or every designer runs into this problem?   For now these are some of the items that I have managed to finish.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Another Etsy listing

So I added another listing to my etsy account.I have been inactive for a while, but now I am trying bring myself back. I am designing new jewelry while destroying the old ones. As time goes by the old jewelry lost their appeal to me, so now it is time to reinvent my designs. Hope you like this new one as I plan to ad some more in the nearest feature.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Ester

So, I have not blogged for a long time. I have been so focused to finish my degree that I neglected my other passion:beading . I have been making jewelry in my spare time, but did not have the time to put them up for sale. With that being said I have not had sales, nor have I been promoting my shop. I know I should find time, but it seems to me time is the one thing I cannot find anymore. I have been making hair clips, and earrings, since I wear a lot of them. I am experimenting with new designs and hope to do better in the future, as I need the money to pay off my school. Here are some more of the designs I was working in my spare time. Leave a comment if you like them. I will try to put some more stuff on Etsy as well. In the mean time if you are interested in something feel free to send me an e-mail.