Thursday, June 21, 2007

What a Rush! Uh-Oh!

The past few days on Etsy have been incredible for me! I am so excited about my sales and my new customers. They are all amazing! I'm working like crazy packaging, resizing and working on some local customer orders. The uh-oh is due to the fact that my entire work area is torn apart and in the renovation process. It's interesting trying to find a spot that hasn't been invaded by beads in the house to work at! haha It's all good though. I love a good challenge and the added sales over the past week are very motivating! I've got to get my work area finished! I'm actually buying drywall tomorrow. I've never done drywall before. This will be very interesting!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Progress in the Studio

I guess it depends on how you look at progress! haha I've been really working hard to get my new studio complete. As with any old house, I've run into a few problems. Hoping to work through the big hole in the plaster and move on! I found a clump of hair in the plaster as I was removing the damaged area and I got really scared! You know, old house, plaster and lath walls... I could only imagine what the hair was attached to under the remaining plaster. I was really freaking out. Thanks to the movies, I was sure that the hair was attached to a skull. My friend urged me to break apart more of the wall to see what it was attached to. My heart was racing! I said "no way!"... then I did it. (peer pressure) There was nothing! Then I noticed that there was hair in all of the plaster! ewwww. I did a little search on the internet and found that in the era that this house was built, they used horse hair in the plaster. Interesting huh?

Anyway... I also exceeded 1000 sales today thanks to one of my awesome, amazing customers!! This is a really exciting milestone for me. I have to get to work on the next 1000 sales. ha!

Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Featured in Craft!

I just found out that I was featured in Craft magazine! I'm going out to buy a copy after I sleep :) I'm on the right side with the red necklace. What a rush!

Friday, June 8, 2007

More Brass

I'm just about to get up from the computer for the rest of the day (yes, it's my goal, but we'll see). Here are brass earrings that I put in my store yesterday. I can't link them since Etsy is down :(

Thursday, June 7, 2007

I'm in the mood for brass

I'm going to start using the brass that I have stashed away! The first item was listed about a week ago. Today I listed this necklace. It's still available in my store as of this moment :)

Today is the last official day of school for Amelia. I'll have to squeeze my work in at night. I'll be listing less often this summer, but I'll be back in full swing once the school year is up and running again in the Fall.