Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A new start in 2012

This past yr. has been very hard.  I have sold some jewelry but not as much as I would have liked.  It seems to be happening ever so slowly.  I am so very thankful for my customers and very happy to serve them.  I am hoping in this new yr that my business will pick up and that I can sell more items to more  new customers as well as to my current ones.  I also work in at a preschool 3 days a week for 3 hrs a day but that will be ending in May and I will be a full time homeschool teacher starting in May and mom.  So other job ends and I need my business to pick and start helping.  Just trusing and waiting to see what happens and how God blesses it.  My little one is in pre-k and kindergarden as well homeschooling him already so I am busy busy and making time for my business is a top priority for me and I want it to work.   So lets see what is going to happen and work as hard as I can to make it work and work really good.  Have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oct. 10,2011

It has been a while since I have been here to write.  Things have been hard over the past few weeks and last week it was very hard.  My business has been up and down mostly down over the past few months.  There was a death in my family and she was a very special woman in my life.  I am going to try and have a party and see how that works out for me.  I am hoping that things will pick up with that or that people will start buy things from out of my stores.  I love this and going to do a career day for my son on Thrus. morning.  It is going to be fun for both of us and I can't wait.  I have all my pictures  on my site now and going to start doing more things for the holidays soon.  Like in the next few days.  I need to get as much done as soon as possible.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sept, 19, 2011

This has been a very bad day but I think it is going to be looking up.  Part was great and it has nothing to do with my business.  My life is very crazy like all of you that are reading this if anyone is I guess that is part of what makes it bad I don't think anyone is but if you are then thank you very much.  
Now is as good a time as any to tell you more about me and who I am.  I am just someone that loves her Lord, her family and making jewelry.  So I have many jobs and things that I have to do as we all do.  I am a preschool teacher 3 days a week for about 4 hrs. a day.  A full time mom and housewife and now teacher.  Today I started homeschooling my little one.  It is going to be interresting because he is 4 and still in pre-k.  But he wants to start kindergarden so as of today we are.  It really was alot of fun and I am looking forward to the rest of the yr. 
So jewelry making is not my primary job but I do love it so very much.  There are days and today was one of them that I just want to throw in the towel and I say Lord you got me into this so please what do I do and He shows me.  It is amazing everytime I am ready to quiet He says NO you are not.  I told you to do this and it is going to work.   So I keep pluging on.  My house some days looks well lets just say not good but my little one is more important at least I think so and we do eat 3 meals plus snacks everyday and wear clean clothes.  So I guess I am doing about as good as the next mom. 
So now you know a little more about me and what is most important to me my family.  So that is why I am doing this to help my family and that is very important to me.  So when you go over and decide you love one of my pieces as much as I do and you want to have it for your very own know that my heart and soul went into making it and love from my two best guys is what is is all about and for.  Thank you for your support and just for reading this.  Let me hear from you if you are out there just so I know I am not typing into space with no one listening.  Have a great week.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sept. 11, 2011

How do I measure success?  That is a very good questions.  I haven't been doing this very long so at times that seems like a hard question to answer.  But as I think about it it really isn't.  I have found something that I love to do and that I want to do.  When I sit donw to mae a piece and I put it together I want someone to buy it that will love it as much as I do.  I want to to want to wear it.  I don't make things that I don't like and I have reached outside my my box to create in try new things.  That is where I see success is in trying new things and reaching out beyond what I can do and see what happens.  I get such joy out of sitting down and just putting things together and seeing what it turns out to be.  I do what I love and I love what I do.  I just want to make money so that I can help my family and take a little stress off my husband.  It started because I was making more than I could  wear so I fugured I might as well see if I can sell it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sept. 6,2010

Once again I am sitting here trying to figure out what to write.  I am trying different ways to get my company out there and let people know who I am.  I know how much I love each piece that I make and I want someone to love it just as much and want to have it.  This week I am doing something that is a little harder.  I am making a set for me.  I am so much harder to make for than others.  Plus I am sewing a dress and that is waht it is going to go with.  I would pick material that has some crazy colors in it but it is going to be amazing.  When done with both I will get pictures and post them.  I have done this for others making a set to go with an outfit just not for myself yet.  I am excited about seeing what it is going to look like in the end. 

I am starting to work with wire and wire wraping.  So more pieces should be coming with wire.  So get ready to watch me grow in this area.  Here are some examples of my wire wrapping.  Let me know what you think.  Have a great week.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sept. 4, 2011

So the temp. has cooled off enough to get outside so I can take some pictures of some new things and get more pictures of some other things.  I have been making some new things but getting the pictures is not always easy.  Inside they just don't turn out the way I want them so and it has been so hot that going out hasn't been a good option.  But now I can post my new pictures and show everyone the new things that I for them to purchase.

Starting back at the preschool this week for the last yr. Have a pre-k that I will be homeschooling in Kindergatern starting in Oct.  Plus my business so life is going to be very busy starting very soon.  I am looking forward to all the new things in my life and can't wait to get started with them.  I am going to try and figure out how to put pictures on my blog so we will see if I can do it. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30,2011

I am done with the jewelry that I am making as door prizes for the ladies night at my church.  It should be a great night. 
I am also trying to get some networking done and get my jewelry out there so that people can see and hopfuly want to buy it.  I work really hard on each piece and put my all in it everytime I make a piece.  I love each piece that I make and would love to keep every one of them for myself.  I put my heart and soul in everything that I do and every piece that I make.  As I sit down to start working on a piece I start with a color and then just start puting things out there.  It just comes together and when I see something that doesn't sit right I start over until it does.  Sometimes it turns out to be a mult. strand and that is not how it started.  It just depends on what I am doing and how many beads I have to work with.  I love what I do so very much.  I just hope that others love my creations as much as I do.

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

It is Monday night and things seem to be looking up.  I still have no sales but I am trying to put myself out there more and let people see my work. 
Yesterday I was working on some new ideas with wire and beads.  I really liked how it turned out.  I even wore it to church last night.  I am strating to try my had at some new things and am excited to see what is going to come of this new adventure.  I am always just wanting to tryin new things and just see what happens.  I do have something that I do that I love and makes a piece look more polished to me.  I do a loop of seed beads and put the crimp bead down from the loop and connect it to the end piece with that.  It gives it a better look and makes it look really good. 
I make things that I love and branching out to do things with colors I am not so found of.  That always makes things interresting.  I do love them once the piece is finished and I see that it all works together.  Wow what a change for me.  I am learning to love things that I didn't before. 
Tomorrow it is back to making and doing things to help my business.  Love the work I do and do the work I love.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

August 27, 2011

As I am sitting here wondering what to write that might interrest anyone but me I am remembering  how I got started in all of this.  After deciding to strart in on this adventure and see where it takes me I begain to make lost of different kinds of necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  It has been so much fun to start making each item and see what the end result is going to be.  I love to go to the store find beads that I love and come home to put them together.  I have tried to make things in different colors and looks and I think I have achived that and now I am hoping to venture into some wire working and see where that leads me.  It is fun to start a new venture in somthing that you love.  The beading has been so much fun and I will keep doing it even with the wire work.  It has been so amazing to find somthing that I love doing and  make money doing it.  Being a mom is one of my fav. things in this world and this allows me to do that.
Today I have been working on some things for door prizes to a ladies gathering at my church.  I have some done with the holidays in mind and some that should just be fun. So I just need to finish those up in the next few days get myself well and back to the preschool for one more yr.  Good bye for now and have a blessed weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 2011 Our very first time!!

I read some where that bloging can help my busness because people like to get to know the people that they are buying from.  So here we go.  I have now set up a store on Etsy and on Easyshop360 and am trying to sell the jewelry that I make.  Each piece is put togther by me am just comes to life right before me.  I love doing it and it is so much fun for me. 
So I will tell you how this all begain.  In May of 2010 I was shown how to bead and thought that looks easy and fun.  My mom several yrs before had given me all of her beads and I just put them under a bed in our home and left them there.  So after my little class I went home and pulled the out. Looked through them to see what all was in the box and I have been hooked ever since.  I first started making things for me and I do love jewelry so I made alot but there is only so much one can make for one's self and people kept telling me that I should sell it and I kept saying NO I am not going to do that.  But one day in Aug. of that same yr. as I am sitting here now writing this I knew I was supposed to do it God just spoke to my heart and said yes do this.  So I prayed about it and the announced to my husband that we are going into the jewelry business.  So We both started getting things together.  He more on the computer since he doesn't have the creative gene.  It has been a long process and now I am here doing this.  I will tell more about the in between later.  So I am now on the journey of my own business and trying to make it work.  I will be showing pictures of my things I have made that are forsale, telling you how I do it, about me, my family and I am sure many other things. 
For now this seems to be enough.  Now if I can just figure out how to do other things on this that would be great.  Have a wonderful weekend.