Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Accomplishing Goals-A Ring for Every Occasion!

A few months ago, I mentioned that I had created a list of 15 items to do before I turned thirty on December 15, 2012.  I am pleased to report that I have successfully accomplished #15 Creating a ring completing out of wire! 

I love the versatile nature of this ring design, seeing as I can use a wide variety of crystals and gemstones of different shapes and sizes in order to create beautiful rings.  I can also choose between sterling silver and copper wire for even more design possibilities!  Here’s a few examples of rings that I’ve made the past couple of weeks:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Business Update (much delayed)

I know that I haven’t updated this blog in several months-however, I really don’t like blogging about nothing and not much has gone on business wise, until recently!  The highlights:

-On October 15th, I participated in the Broadway Fall Festival.  It was an outdoor event and while not the most productive sale wise, it certainly was very memorable.  I spent the entire time, holding down my display as wind gusts up to 25mph swept through the
Main Street

-Right after the Fall Festival, I received an invitation through my Etsy account to participate in the 2nd Annual Artisan’s Holiday Bazaar on the James Madison University campus on November 30th!  I am very excited about this opportunity, especially since the Events department on campus found my work of high enough quality to participate!  It’s from 11-5, but I have a very cool boss, who is letting me take off that day from work in order to take part in this event.

-A few days after the Holiday Bazaar at JMU, I am participating in yet another craft fair.  The Christmas Craft Fair will take place at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds on December 3rd and 4th.  I sold jewelry at the Spring Craft Fair at that location and had a modest profit from the event.  However, after talking to several local friends, I found out that this particular event can attract up to 5,000 people over the course of the weekend!! 

-Finally, here are a few jewelry pieces that I’ve been working on the past couple of weeks.  Enjoy!