Friday, October 13, 2006

I Made the Treasury Page!

Unless you own an Etsy shop that title probably means nothing to you. I have a wonderful little jewelry shop filled with one of a kind pieces at my Etsy Shop. Stop by and check it out. Every month they have a challenge. This month's challenge was to create something orange. My piece was one of twelve chosen to be on the Treasury page. If the Treasury page happens to become the front page of the entire site that means more traffic for my shop! Yes that is my intention for this week now lets wait for good things to happen. You can purchase all of the necklaces shown at my Etsy Shop . The necklace above and to the right is the winner! It features various semi precious chips, a sterling silver flower charm, pumpkin colored delica seed beads and a sterling silver clasp. Just lovely!

The necklace above and to the left is called Citrine Dream. It features a gorgeous citrine pendant, a bundle of lapis stones, and amber colored crystals, all joined to an oxidized sterling silver chain.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Collage Fun

Today was crazy. I am not the most tech savvy person, so trying to make my own labels/business cards/stickers for my shop can turn into a big mess! Then on top of that my ADD brain begins to go off on many other tangents, for instance, how to make a collage of my jewelry pictures. I just don’t get how to publish them, but let’s see if I can get it to work. If you see a photo collage underneath this post, or next to this post, or above this post…then you will know that I have been succesful!
I did it! This was accomplished with the Picasa 2 program (free download from Goggle). It's not fancy dancy; however, it's free, so there you go. For anyone with tech challenges this is the program for you. Photo Shop experts move on, please.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

And I think I'm goin' out of my head...

'cause I can't believe the tears that I've shed...

Yes, the madness continues, but this time it is taking place in my studio! Oh, I have been quite the busy person, busting in and out of jewelry stores with no money, tossing and turning at night due to an onslaught of design inspirations, and joyously suffering from this wonderful anticipation that invades my soul. Suddenly I don't know what to do with myself, and I just love it! I am the opposite of blocked. Ever wonder where the creativity comes from and alternatively, what do you do if you become blocked? I have several good fixes that can conjure up the creative juices. Take a listen to The Creative Fire CD by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. I don't know how or why it works... it just does. Listen to it and let the magic happen.

Fire Heart Necklace on sale in my Etsy Shop

Second fix: The Artist Way by Julia Cameron- Most have heard of it, throngs have purchased it, countless others have even started the process, but how many have actually completed the program? Well, ok, I didn't finish it either, but I know it is good for the soul who wants to lead an inspired life. So try it. I want to hear from those who have completed the prgram and described how it impacted your life...or not.

Etsy = Maddness

Vintage Amazonite Necklace (for sale in my Etsy Shop)

Since I have just recently opened my shop at Etsy I've gone a little mad. I haven't sold a thing and I know that I need to be patient, but it is really hard. Each day I open my shop and I read "zero sold". As an old song said, (and I don't recall who sang it because my memory along with other things on and of my body are not quite in tact), "one is the loneliest number", but let me tell you, zero is far worst than that. My, what a run on sentence that was, but every word was necessary. Next post will be much more... pithy.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Here and Now

Here and Now

Here and now the ocean waves coincide with the thunder in my chest
Being here is like being home because this where I come from
The Sea
The Salt
The initial freshness sprouting along the coral reef
The Timelessness
The seam rips like a needle running parallel across a 45
The sound is deafening
I am lost, for I am no seamtress